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 1,858 883
Generalized anxiety disorder 1,278 687
Bipolar disorder 896 494
Post-traumatic stress disorder 642 334
Support mental / emotional health 580 251
Bipolar II disorder 526 272

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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
127
Mild
254
None
1,510

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Individual Therapy

Side effect Patients
Anxious mood 51
Frustration 37
Distressed 28
Flashbacks to childhood and adolescence 25
Weight gain 21
Felt bad 15

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Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Individual Therapy

Dosage Patients
weekly 162
60 min weekly 134
monthly 98
60 min monthly 61
120 min monthly 60
50 min weekly 59
45 min weekly 46
90 min monthly 36
45 min monthly 29
100 min monthly 28

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Why patients stopped taking Individual Therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Felt finished with this treatment 387
Other 348
Expense 316
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 266
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 240
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 127
I didn't have enough time 106
Change in health plan coverage 104
No convenient appointments available 69
Doctor's advice 64
Found another therapist or program I preferred 43
Course of treatment ended 2
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Duration

Currently going to Individual Therapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 5
1 - 6 months 40
6 months - 1 year 51
1 - 2 years 121
2 - 5 years 242
5 - 10 years 202
10 years or more 276

Stopped going to Individual Therapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 73
1 - 6 months 323
6 months - 1 year 248
1 - 2 years 198
2 - 5 years 200
5 - 10 years 106
10 years or more 100
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1145
Usually 555
Sometimes 165
Never taken as prescribed 73
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 170
Somewhat hard to take 521
A little hard to take 592
Not at all hard to take 655
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 209
$100-199 220
$50-99 180
$25-49 153
< $25 478
Not specified 698
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109 patient evaluations for Individual Therapy

Jan 30, 2018 (Started Feb 01, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 50 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: Seeing a therapist was incredibly helpful for me. As soon as I'm able, I want to get back into it.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 4, 2017 (Started Apr 09, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support mental / emotional health)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for An event)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Weekly

  • 0 helpful marks

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
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