What is Individual Therapy?

Category: Psychotherapy

Most popular types: Talk therapy

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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 Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Major depressive disorder 1,781 862
Generalized anxiety disorder 1,231 681
Bipolar disorder 854 494
Post-traumatic stress disorder 625 323
Support mental / emotional health 579 248
Bipolar II disorder 502 260

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 47
Moderate 126
Mild 242
None 1,469

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Individual Therapy

Side effect Patients
Anxious mood 47
Frustration 36
Distressed 28
Flashbacks to childhood and adolescence 25
Weight gain 20
Depressed mood 15

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Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Individual Therapy

Dosage Patients
60 min weekly 186
60 min monthly 82
weekly 74
120 min monthly 73
50 min weekly 63
45 min weekly 55
90 min monthly 44
monthly 41
45 min monthly 33
100 min monthly 27

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Why patients stopped taking Individual Therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Felt finished with this treatment 375
Other 340
Expense 305
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 256
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 237
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 126
I didn't have enough time 102
Change in health plan coverage 100
No convenient appointments available 65
Doctor's advice 60
Found another therapist or program I preferred 42
Course of treatment ended 2
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Duration

Currently going to Individual Therapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 41
6 months - 1 year 78
1 - 2 years 140
2 - 5 years 231
5 - 10 years 205
10 years or more 245

Stopped going to Individual Therapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 67
1 - 6 months 306
6 months - 1 year 252
1 - 2 years 192
2 - 5 years 197
5 - 10 years 99
10 years or more 98
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1108
Usually 544
Sometimes 164
Never taken as prescribed 68
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 164
Somewhat hard to take 504
A little hard to take 563
Not at all hard to take 653
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 206
$100-199 208
$50-99 174
$25-49 148
< $25 465
Not specified 683
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109 patient evaluations for Individual Therapy

Aug 6, 2017 (Started Oct 27, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for borderline personality disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 min Monthly
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 2, 2017 (Started Oct 07, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for schizoaffective disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar I disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Monthly
Advice & Tips: I stuck with her and i do like her and my sessions with her a lot more now,i tend to feel a little better after my visits now.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 13, 2016 (Started Oct 07, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for schizoaffective disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for bipolar I disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Monthly
Advice & Tips: I do not care for my therapist so far,we have only met once but i already don't like her.I requested a male therapist but of coarse when you are uninsured no one gives a rats ass what you request.I hope she was having an off day and next month will be better,i will update again.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 23, 2017 (Started Nov 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 120 min Yearly

Apr 18, 2017 (Started Nov 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 120 min Yearly

Dec 8, 2016 (Started Nov 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 min Yearly

  • 0 helpful marks
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