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 1,888 897
Generalized anxiety disorder 1,292 698
Bipolar disorder 909 504
Post-traumatic stress disorder 652 340
Support mental / emotional health 581 252
Bipolar II disorder 528 275

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  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 46
Moderate 130
Mild 257
None 1,539

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Individual Therapy

Side effect Patients
Anxious mood 50
Frustration 37
Distressed 28
Flashbacks to childhood and adolescence 25
Weight gain 21
Depressed mood 15

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Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Individual Therapy

Dosage Patients
weekly 147
60 min weekly 118
monthly 106
60 min monthly 58
50 min weekly 54
120 min monthly 45
45 min weekly 37
90 min monthly 30
100 min monthly 27
45 min monthly 26

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Why patients stopped taking Individual Therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Felt finished with this treatment 384
Other 352
Expense 316
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 269
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 243
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 128
Change in health plan coverage 107
I didn't have enough time 106
No convenient appointments available 70
Doctor's advice 65
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 1
1 - 6 months 22
6 months - 1 year 46
1 - 2 years 92
2 - 5 years 223
5 - 10 years 210
10 years or more 258

Stopped going to Individual Therapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 75
1 - 6 months 322
6 months - 1 year 249
1 - 2 years 199
2 - 5 years 207
5 - 10 years 107
10 years or more 99
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1162
Usually 567
Sometimes 168
Never taken as prescribed 75
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 174
Somewhat hard to take 531
A little hard to take 599
Not at all hard to take 668
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 209
$100-199 223
$50-99 185
$25-49 154
< $25 487
Not specified 714
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112 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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