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 1,731 834
Generalized anxiety disorder 1,198 660
Bipolar disorder 827 481
Post-traumatic stress disorder 618 318
Support mental / emotional health 579 247
Bipolar II disorder 493 260

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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 236
None 1,425

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 18
Depressed mood 15

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Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Individual Therapy

Dosage Patients
60 min weekly 232
60 min monthly 96
120 min monthly 91
50 min weekly 72
45 min weekly 62
90 min monthly 54
45 min monthly 43
100 min monthly 30
120 min weekly 26
30 min monthly 25

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Why patients stopped taking Individual Therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Felt finished with this treatment 370
Other 331
Expense 303
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 255
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 234
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 125
I didn't have enough time 101
Change in health plan coverage 98
No convenient appointments available 64
Doctor's advice 58
Found another therapist or program I preferred 41
Course of treatment ended 2
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Duration

Currently going to Individual Therapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 62
6 months - 1 year 92
1 - 2 years 150
2 - 5 years 235
5 - 10 years 227
10 years or more 281

Stopped going to Individual Therapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 66
1 - 6 months 301
6 months - 1 year 247
1 - 2 years 190
2 - 5 years 193
5 - 10 years 98
10 years or more 96
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1077
Usually 532
Sometimes 159
Never taken as prescribed 66
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 165
Somewhat hard to take 490
A little hard to take 547
Not at all hard to take 632
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 204
$100-199 205
$50-99 173
$25-49 138
< $25 456
Not specified 658
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107 patient evaluations for Individual Therapy

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

Apr 20, 2017 (Started Apr 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for mild depression)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 180 min Yearly
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 13, 2016 (Started Apr 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for mild depression)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 180 min Yearly
Cost: < $25 monthly

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
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