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 1,582 723
Generalized Anxiety Disorder 1,123 593
Bipolar Disorder 765 432
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder 595 290
Support mental / emotional health 580 245
Bipolar II Disorder 456 242

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  • Slight
  • None
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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 42
Moderate 117
Mild 227
None 1,293

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Individual Therapy

Side effect Patients
Anxious mood 46
Frustration 34
Distressed 28
Flashbacks to childhood and adolescence 25
Weight gain 17
Felt bad 15

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Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Individual Therapy

Dosage Patients
60 min weekly 236
60 min monthly 98
120 min monthly 94
45 min weekly 76
50 min weekly 73
90 min monthly 53
45 min monthly 39
100 min monthly 34
30 min monthly 27
50 min monthly 22

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Why patients stopped taking Individual Therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Felt finished with this treatment 363
Other 321
Expense 294
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 252
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 233
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 122
I didn't have enough time 99
Change in health plan coverage 89
No convenient appointments available 63
Doctor's advice 58
Found another therapist or program I preferred 39
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 77
6 months - 1 year 121
1 - 2 years 140
2 - 5 years 233
5 - 10 years 216
10 years or more 274

Stopped going to Individual Therapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 65
1 - 6 months 296
6 months - 1 year 240
1 - 2 years 183
2 - 5 years 188
5 - 10 years 91
10 years or more 96
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 971
Usually 497
Sometimes 145
Never taken as prescribed 66
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 157
Somewhat hard to take 460
A little hard to take 501
Not at all hard to take 561
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 188
$100-199 187
$50-99 158
$25-49 130
< $25 414
Not specified 602
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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: mild
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
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: 1 star
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: g
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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