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 59
Mild 120
None 714

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 143
60 min monthly 63
120 min monthly 62
50 min weekly 53
45 min weekly 45
100 min monthly 33
30 min monthly 23
50 min monthly 23
45 min monthly 20
90 min monthly 20

See all 73 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Individual Therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Felt finished with this treatment 327
Other 276
Expense 257
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 224
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 207
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 107
I didn't have enough time 86
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 2
1-3 months 15
3-6 months 37
6 months-1 year 60
1-2 years 73
2 years or more 454

Stopped going to Individual Therapy

Duration Patients
0-1 month 58
1-3 months 149
3-6 months 133
6 months-1 year 206
1-2 years 160
2 years or more 321
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Adherence


Always
Patients
513
56%
Usually
Patients
287
31%
Sometimes
Patients
86
9%
Never taken as prescribed
Patients
31
3%

Burden


Very hard to take
Patients
99
11%
Somewhat hard to take
Patients
248
27%
A little hard to take
Patients
279
30%
Not at all hard to take
Patients
291
32%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
115
13%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
100
11%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
97
11%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
61
7%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
211
23%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
333
36%
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105 patient evaluations for Individual Therapy

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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
cutekitty4x4
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cutekitty4x4
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 3
Mania: 1
Emotional: 3
Anxiety: 4
Compulsion: 3
External Stress: Moderate
17 F
Function: Low
Distress: Moderate
I am: n
I have:
OCD

See cutekitty4x4's full Individual Therapy history

Apr 13, 2015 (Started Mar 05, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder))
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 50 min Weekly

  • 0 helpful marks
God's Worshipper
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God's Worshipper
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
59 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: b
I have:
Schizoaffective Disorder

See God's Worshipper's full Individual Therapy history

Feb 24, 2015 (Started Jul 15, 1977)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Bipolar II Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Schizoaffective Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Residual Schizophrenia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Paranoid Schizophrenia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Suicidal thoughts or urges)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depression with suicidal thoughts)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Suicidal ideation)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Suicide attempt)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Unrefreshing or poor sleep)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Difficulty sleeping)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Borderline Personality Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support mental / emotional health)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Cognitive confusion)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Confusion)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Lack of motivation)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Lack of sleep)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Lack of energy)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Sex drive (libido) decreased)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Emotional eating)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Overwhelming emotions)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Emotional pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Memory problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Schizophrenia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Bipolar I Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Insomnia)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 180 min Monthly
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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