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 24
Moderate 58
Mild 117
None 701

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Individual Therapy

Side effect Patients
Anxious mood 31
Frustration 31
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 138
120 min monthly 58
60 min monthly 56
50 min weekly 50
45 min weekly 44
100 min monthly 34
30 min monthly 23
50 min monthly 21
120 min weekly 20
45 min monthly 19

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Why patients stopped taking Individual Therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Felt finished with this treatment 325
Other 275
Expense 255
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 222
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 206
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 106
I didn't have enough time 85
Change in health plan coverage 68
No convenient appointments available 55
Doctor's advice 52
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 6
1-3 months 6
3-6 months 35
6 months-1 year 61
1-2 years 70
2 years or more 438

Stopped going to Individual Therapy

Duration Patients
0-1 month 58
1-3 months 149
3-6 months 133
6 months-1 year 204
1-2 years 159
2 years or more 319

Adherence


Always
Patients
505
56%
Usually
Patients
280
31%
Sometimes
Patients
84
9%
Never taken as prescribed
Patients
31
3%

Burden


Very hard to take
Patients
99
11%
Somewhat hard to take
Patients
243
27%
A little hard to take
Patients
273
30%
Not at all hard to take
Patients
285
32%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
113
13%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
99
11%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
96
11%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
58
6%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
208
23%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
326
36%
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103 patient evaluations for Individual Therapy

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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: 2 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
55 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
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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