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 Depressive Disorder 994 178
Generalized Anxiety Disorder 674 119
Support mental / emotional health 575 188
Post-traumatic stress disorder 439 81
Mood 353 74
Bipolar Disorder 319 54

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Individual Therapy"

Severe
16
Moderate
46
Mild
90
None
534

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Individual Therapy

Frustration 40
Distressed 37
Anxious mood 34
Flashbacks to childhood and adolescence 32
Agitation 18
Distrust of the psychiatric and medical community 17

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Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently going to Individual Therapy)
Dosage Patients
60 min weekly 520
50 min weekly 254
60 min monthly 220
120 min monthly 192
45 min weekly 173
30 min monthly 98
100 min monthly 84
90 min monthly 80
50 min monthly 70
45 min monthly 64

Dosages based on patients currently going to Individual Therapy.

Why Patients Stopped Individual therapy (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Felt finished with this treatment 280
Other 248
Expense 229
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 195
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 188
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 94
I didn't have enough time 75
Change in health plan coverage 58
No convenient appointments available 48
Doctor's advice 44
Found another therapist or program I preferred 35
Not indicated 4
Course of treatment ended 1
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Duration

How Long Current Patients Have Been In Individual Therapy
Duration Patients
0-1 month 1
1-3 months 4
3-6 months 10
6 months-1 year 15
1-2 years 45
2 years or more 285
Stopped Going to Individual Therapy
Duration Patients
0-1 month 41
1-3 months 136
3-6 months 129
6 months-1 year 181
1-2 years 147
2 years or more 263
Adherence
Always
378 55%
Usually
224 33%
Sometimes
64 9%
Never
20 3%
Burden
Very
67 10%
Somewhat
178 26%
A little
223 33%
Not at all
218 32%
Cost per month
$200+
100 22%
$100-199
86 19%
$50-99
69 15%
$25-49
41 9%
157 35%
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99 patient evaluations for Individual Therapy

thebobo1
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thebobo1
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Severe
55 M
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: b
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

See thebobo1's full Individual Therapy history

Sep 1, 2013 (Started Sep 01, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 30 min Monthly
Advice & Tips: This particular therapist helped me in few stressful situations, but, overall, I didn't see much progress in two years.

  • 0 helpful marks
fluboe
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fluboe
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 39
Condition: Crohn's Disease 7 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: g
I have:
Crohn's Disease

See fluboe's full Individual Therapy history

Aug 18, 2013 (Started Jun 30, 2000)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Emotional stress: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 45 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: The right therapist is very very very very very difficult to find, but extremely effective if you can find him/her. It is often too stressful to go through the search, though. Especially for someone experiencing depression. I found a therapist who incorporated mindfulness meditation techniques and was very happy with her, but my insurance did not cover her. I may return to her at some point, but right now I am doing okay with my meditation practice and the meditation groups that I attend. Plus, my friends' support has been awesome for the last year.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
IlliniMS
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IlliniMS
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: None
Cognition: none
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: mild
I am: b
I have:
MS

See IlliniMS's full Individual Therapy history

Jul 16, 2013 (Started May 15, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Not at all
Advice & Tips: Discontinued, as I felt that the activity did not assist.

  • 0 helpful marks
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