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.

Purpose
Patients
Patients with evaluations
Perceived effectiveness

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects of Individual Therapy

Severe
17
Moderate
50
Mild
90
None
552

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Individual Therapy

Patients
40
Patients
37
Patients
34
Patients
18

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Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently going to Individual Therapy)
Dosage
60 min weekly
Patients
530
Dosage
50 min weekly
Patients
253
Dosage
60 min monthly
Patients
223
Dosage
120 min monthly
Patients
194
Dosage
45 min weekly
Patients
175
Dosage
30 min monthly
Patients
99
Dosage
100 min monthly
Patients
85
Dosage
90 min monthly
Patients
83
Dosage
50 min monthly
Patients
70
Dosage
45 min monthly
Patients
65

Dosages based on patients currently going to Individual Therapy.

Why Patients Stopped Individual therapy (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason
Felt finished with this treatment
Patients
282
Reason
Other
Patients
251
Reason
Expense
Patients
230
Reason
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help
Patients
197
Reason
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help
Patients
188
Reason
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance
Patients
95
Reason
I didn't have enough time
Patients
75
Reason
Change in health plan coverage
Patients
59
Reason
No convenient appointments available
Patients
48
Reason
Doctor's advice
Patients
45
Reason
Found another therapist or program I preferred
Patients
35
Reason
Not indicated
Patients
4
Reason
Course of treatment ended
Patients
1
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Duration

How Long Current Patients Have Been In Individual Therapy
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
1
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
11
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
10
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
17
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
43
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
328
Stopped Going to Individual Therapy
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
41
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
138
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
130
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
183
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
148
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
265

Adherence


Always
Patients
391
55%
Usually
Patients
232
33%
Sometimes
Patients
65
9%
Never
Patients
21
3%

Burden


Very
Patients
71
10%
Somewhat
Patients
182
26%
A little
Patients
231
33%
Not at all
Patients
225
32%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
242
52%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
102
22%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
87
19%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
73
16%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
41
9%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
164
35%
Last updated:

100 patient evaluations for Individual Therapy

Itsalwayssomething
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Itsalwayssomething
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 56
Condition: Chronic Pain Syndrome 22 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
I am: n
I have:
Chronic Pain Syndrome

See Itsalwayssomething's full Individual Therapy history

Aug 21, 2015 (Started May 15, 2015)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Racing thoughts: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Post-traumatic stress disorder: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder): Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 50 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: Anxiety soared when I moved from a medically legal state to a state where legal measures haven't been put in place yet. Not only was I anxious about not having access, I had been off medication for 3-1/2 years. First Advice from therapist was: Find Marijuana.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
thjuland
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thjuland
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

See thjuland's full Individual Therapy history

May 10, 2015 (Started Aug 10, 1994)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for MS dementia (subcortical dementia): Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Diagnostic assessment: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all

  • 0 helpful marks
cutekitty4x4
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cutekitty4x4
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 3
Mania: 1
Emotional: 3
Anxiety: 4
Compulsion: 3
External Stress: Moderate
16 F
Function: Low
Distress: Moderate
I am: n
I have:
OCD

See cutekitty4x4's full Individual Therapy history

Apr 13, 2015 (Started Mar 05, 2015)

  • Perceived effectiveness for OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder): None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 50 min Weekly

  • 0 helpful marks
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