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 22
Moderate 56
Mild 106
None 647

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Individual Therapy

Side effect Patients
Frustration 31
Anxious mood 28
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 156
120 min monthly 66
50 min weekly 65
60 min monthly 61
45 min weekly 40
30 min monthly 30
100 min monthly 30
50 min monthly 27
90 min monthly 20
120 min weekly 19

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Why patients stopped taking Individual Therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Felt finished with this treatment 314
Other 270
Expense 246
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 218
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 199
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 102
I didn't have enough time 82
Change in health plan coverage 64
Doctor's advice 50
No convenient appointments available 50
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 3
1-3 months 21
3-6 months 32
6 months-1 year 77
1-2 years 63
2 years or more 489
4

Stopped going to Individual Therapy

Duration Patients
0-1 month 57
1-3 months 146
3-6 months 131
6 months-1 year 198
1-2 years 156
2 years or more 311

Adherence


Always
Patients
469
56%
Usually
Patients
259
31%
Sometimes
Patients
76
9%
Never taken as prescribed
Patients
27
3%

Burden


Very hard to take
Patients
91
11%
Somewhat hard to take
Patients
224
27%
A little hard to take
Patients
251
30%
Not at all hard to take
Patients
265
32%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
106
13%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
92
11%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
84
10%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
55
7%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
198
24%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
296
36%
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101 patient evaluations for Individual Therapy

Nadira
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Nadira
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Severe
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Function: Moderate
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
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: none
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
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