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 of Individual Therapy

Severe
19
Moderate
51
Mild
101
None
607

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

Patients
40
Patients
37
Patients
36
Patients
19

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Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently going to Individual Therapy)
Dosage
60 min weekly
Patients
563
Dosage
50 min weekly
Patients
265
Dosage
60 min monthly
Patients
232
Dosage
120 min monthly
Patients
211
Dosage
45 min weekly
Patients
178
Dosage
30 min monthly
Patients
99
Dosage
100 min monthly
Patients
92
Dosage
90 min monthly
Patients
84
Dosage
50 min monthly
Patients
75
Dosage
45 min monthly
Patients
64

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
298
Reason
Other
Patients
260
Reason
Expense
Patients
236
Reason
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help
Patients
210
Reason
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help
Patients
194
Reason
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance
Patients
99
Reason
I didn't have enough time
Patients
78
Reason
Change in health plan coverage
Patients
61
Reason
No convenient appointments available
Patients
50
Reason
Doctor's advice
Patients
48
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
23
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
30
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
47
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
430
Stopped Going to Individual Therapy
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
42
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
141
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
128
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
189
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
151
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
286

Adherence


Always
Patients
432
56%
Usually
Patients
251
32%
Sometimes
Patients
72
9%
Never taken as prescribed
Patients
23
3%

Burden


Very hard to take
Patients
84
11%
Somewhat hard to take
Patients
206
26%
A little hard to take
Patients
248
32%
Not at all hard to take
Patients
240
31%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
107
14%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
90
12%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
79
10%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
47
6%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
176
23%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
279
36%
Last updated:

100 patient evaluations for Individual Therapy

Itsalwayssomething
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Itsalwayssomething
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 57
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Racing thoughts)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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: $50-99 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: none
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: vg
I have:
MS

See thjuland's full Individual Therapy history

May 10, 2015 (Started Aug 10, 1994)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for MS dementia (subcortical dementia))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Diagnostic assessment)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

  • 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
17 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)

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

  • 0 helpful marks
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