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 1,425 607
Generalized Anxiety Disorder 1,042 509
Bipolar Disorder 651 332
Support mental / emotional health 578 243
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder 568 261
Bipolar II Disorder 408 202

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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 37
Moderate 97
Mild 195
None 1,140

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Individual Therapy

Side effect Patients
Anxious mood 40
Frustration 33
Distressed 28
Flashbacks to childhood and adolescence 25
Felt bad 15
Uncontrollable crying 14

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Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Individual Therapy

Dosage Patients
60 min weekly 182
60 min monthly 82
120 min monthly 81
45 min weekly 64
50 min weekly 56
90 min monthly 38
45 min monthly 32
100 min monthly 26
120 min weekly 21
30 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 345
Other 306
Expense 275
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 238
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 216
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 118
I didn't have enough time 94
Change in health plan coverage 82
No convenient appointments available 59
Doctor's advice 56
Found another therapist or program I preferred 37
Course of treatment ended 2
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Duration

Currently going to Individual Therapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 51
6 months - 1 year 87
1 - 2 years 115
2 - 5 years 192
5 - 10 years 182
10 years or more 209

Stopped going to Individual Therapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 61
1 - 6 months 287
6 months - 1 year 225
1 - 2 years 179
2 - 5 years 177
5 - 10 years 88
10 years or more 87
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 844
Usually 440
Sometimes 130
Never taken as prescribed 55
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 141
Somewhat hard to take 392
A little hard to take 440
Not at all hard to take 496
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 162
$100-199 160
$50-99 143
$25-49 118
< $25 366
Not specified 520
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107 patient evaluations for Individual Therapy

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kschu
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kschu
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: None
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

See kschu's full Individual Therapy history

Jul 19, 2016 (Started May 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 800 min Yearly
Advice & Tips: My Psych therapy not only helps me recognize the sources and triggers for my anxiety, but it has helped me open up to discuss my anxiety with my wife and adult children. My appointments are scheduled very regularly, currently every 3 weeks. I've been with this same therapist for about 8 years now.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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:F41y
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
Nadira
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Nadira
Gender: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Severe
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Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: n
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.

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