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 1,774 860
Generalized anxiety disorder 1,227 679
Bipolar disorder 852 493
Post-traumatic stress disorder 625 322
Support mental / emotional health 579 248
Bipolar II disorder 502 260

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  • 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 126
Mild 241
None 1,465

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Individual Therapy

Side effect Patients
Anxious mood 47
Frustration 36
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 188
60 min monthly 85
120 min monthly 75
50 min weekly 64
weekly 62
45 min weekly 52
90 min monthly 46
monthly 42
45 min monthly 33
100 min monthly 28

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Why patients stopped taking Individual Therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Felt finished with this treatment 373
Other 340
Expense 305
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 256
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 236
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 126
I didn't have enough time 102
Change in health plan coverage 100
No convenient appointments available 65
Doctor's advice 60
Found another therapist or program I preferred 42
Course of treatment ended 2
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Duration

Currently going to Individual Therapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 39
6 months - 1 year 78
1 - 2 years 144
2 - 5 years 230
5 - 10 years 206
10 years or more 247

Stopped going to Individual Therapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 67
1 - 6 months 306
6 months - 1 year 251
1 - 2 years 192
2 - 5 years 196
5 - 10 years 99
10 years or more 98
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1107
Usually 541
Sometimes 164
Never taken as prescribed 67
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 163
Somewhat hard to take 504
A little hard to take 561
Not at all hard to take 651
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 205
$100-199 207
$50-99 174
$25-49 147
< $25 465
Not specified 681
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109 patient evaluations for Individual Therapy

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

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

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