What is Individual Therapy?

Category: Psychotherapy

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See also: Counseling

Individual therapy is a psychotherapeutic session involving only two persons, the therapist and the patient.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness

Purpose
Patients
Patients with evaluations
Perceived effectiveness

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 22
Moderate 57
Mild 110
None 664

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Individual Therapy

Side effect Patients
Frustration 31
Anxious mood 30
Distressed 28
Flashbacks to childhood and adolescence 25
Felt bad 15
Agitation 13

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Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Individual Therapy

Dosage Patients
60 min weekly 148
120 min monthly 64
60 min monthly 61
50 min weekly 53
45 min weekly 41
100 min monthly 35
30 min monthly 25
50 min monthly 23
45 min monthly 20
120 min weekly 20

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Why patients stopped taking Individual Therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Felt finished with this treatment 315
Other 273
Expense 248
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 219
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 201
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 102
I didn't have enough time 83
Change in health plan coverage 66
No convenient appointments available 52
Doctor's advice 50
Found another therapist or program I preferred 35
Course of treatment ended 1
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Duration

Currently going to Individual Therapy

Duration Patients
0-1 month 2
1-3 months 18
3-6 months 33
6 months-1 year 77
1-2 years 62
2 years or more 462
5

Stopped going to Individual Therapy

Duration Patients
0-1 month 57
1-3 months 148
3-6 months 132
6 months-1 year 200
1-2 years 156
2 years or more 312

Adherence


Always
Patients
482
57%
Usually
Patients
265
31%
Sometimes
Patients
79
9%
Never taken as prescribed
Patients
27
3%

Burden


Very hard to take
Patients
94
11%
Somewhat hard to take
Patients
230
27%
A little hard to take
Patients
256
30%
Not at all hard to take
Patients
273
32%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
107
13%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
95
11%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
87
10%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
56
7%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
201
24%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
307
36%
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103 patient evaluations for Individual Therapy

scorpio1975
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scorpio1975
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: All
Stickman: all
Description:F40y
FM:27y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See scorpio1975's full Individual Therapy history

May 9, 2016 (Started Jun 30, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Dissociative Identity Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Bipolar I Disorder)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 120 min Monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
MIKE GRIST
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MIKE GRIST
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 4
Mania: 1
Emotional: 3
Anxiety: 4
Compulsion: 3
External Stress: Overwhelming
56 M
Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: b
I have:
Mild Depression

See MIKE GRIST's full Individual Therapy history

May 4, 2016 (Started Apr 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Mild Depression)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • side effects
    Mild (Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 180 min Yearly
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Nadira
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Nadira
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Severe
55 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

See Nadira's full Individual Therapy history

Apr 25, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Tired and weak next day)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 100 min Monthly
Advice & Tips: therapy is a lot of work, often the next day I am very tired and weak in the sense of not able to push myself and do a full days task.

  • 0 helpful marks
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