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 1,822 880
Generalized anxiety disorder 1,256 695
Bipolar disorder 875 502
Post-traumatic stress disorder 630 328
Support mental / emotional health 579 249
Bipolar II disorder 513 267

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
47
Moderate
128
Mild
246
None
1,500

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Individual Therapy

Side effect Patients
Anxious mood 48
Frustration 37
Distressed 28
Flashbacks to childhood and adolescence 25
Weight gain 20
Depressed mood 15

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Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Individual Therapy

Dosage Patients
60 min weekly 159
weekly 121
monthly 73
60 min monthly 72
50 min weekly 67
120 min monthly 66
45 min weekly 49
90 min monthly 40
45 min monthly 33
100 min monthly 25

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Why patients stopped taking Individual Therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Felt finished with this treatment 380
Other 347
Expense 311
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 261
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 238
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 126
I didn't have enough time 103
Change in health plan coverage 101
No convenient appointments available 67
Doctor's advice 60
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 51
6 months - 1 year 57
1 - 2 years 131
2 - 5 years 244
5 - 10 years 200
10 years or more 266

Stopped going to Individual Therapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 68
1 - 6 months 314
6 months - 1 year 255
1 - 2 years 195
2 - 5 years 199
5 - 10 years 100
10 years or more 98
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1135
Usually 550
Sometimes 164
Never taken as prescribed 72
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 167
Somewhat hard to take 510
A little hard to take 577
Not at all hard to take 667
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 208
$100-199 215
$50-99 177
$25-49 150
< $25 476
Not specified 695
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110 patient evaluations for Individual Therapy

Dec 20, 2016 (Started Jul 15, 1977)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for unrefreshing or poor sleep)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Support mental / emotional health)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for suicide attempt)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for suicidal thoughts or urges)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for suicidal ideation)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for decreased sex drive (libido))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for schizophrenia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for schizoaffective disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for residual schizophrenia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for paranoid schizophrenia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for overwhelming emotions)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for memory problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for lack of sleep)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for lack of motivation)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for lack of energy)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for emotional pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for emotional eating)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for difficulty sleeping)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depression with suicidal thoughts)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for confusion)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for cognitive confusion)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for borderline personality disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar I disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 180 min Monthly
Advice & Tips: Individual Therapy helps only slight if at all.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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 decreased sex drive (libido))
  • 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

Aug 15, 2016 (Started Feb 13, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (frequent urination)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 270 min Weekly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 30, 2016 (Started Jan 02, 1996)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for mild depression)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Monthly
Advice & Tips: When I talk to my Psychiatrist I know that I will never be sitting somewhere and see the person that I have spilled my guts to like I would if I had talked to a friend as openly as I talk to Dr. O. With Dr. O I can be myself and tell him everything that is going on in my life without fear of repercussions or someone having ammunition to hold over my head. With Dr. O I can be assured of complete professionalism and I know that he would never let any of my secrets that I tell him out to anyone. I have been seeing the same psychiatrist now for over 20 years and we are very close and I would recommend this form of therapy to everyone. I really feel like a weight has been taken off of me after my appointments with Dr. O.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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