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 1,876 892
Generalized anxiety disorder 1,286 697
Bipolar disorder 903 504
Post-traumatic stress disorder 650 340
Support mental / emotional health 581 252
Bipolar II disorder 527 274

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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 259
None 1,534

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Individual Therapy

Side effect Patients
Anxious mood 51
Frustration 37
Distressed 28
Flashbacks to childhood and adolescence 25
Weight gain 21
Flashbacks 16

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Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Individual Therapy

Dosage Patients
weekly 147
60 min weekly 116
monthly 108
60 min monthly 59
120 min monthly 53
50 min weekly 53
45 min weekly 42
90 min monthly 33
45 min monthly 28
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 385
Other 351
Expense 316
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 268
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 241
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 128
Change in health plan coverage 107
I didn't have enough time 106
No convenient appointments available 70
Doctor's advice 65
Found another therapist or program I preferred 43
Course of treatment ended 2
See all 1197 patients who've stopped going to Individual Therapy

Duration

Currently going to Individual Therapy

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 26
6 months - 1 year 48
1 - 2 years 98
2 - 5 years 229
5 - 10 years 211
10 years or more 275

Stopped going to Individual Therapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 75
1 - 6 months 322
6 months - 1 year 249
1 - 2 years 198
2 - 5 years 206
5 - 10 years 107
10 years or more 99
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1159
Usually 567
Sometimes 167
Never taken as prescribed 75
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 174
Somewhat hard to take 530
A little hard to take 599
Not at all hard to take 665
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 209
$100-199 221
$50-99 183
$25-49 156
< $25 485
Not specified 714
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112 patient evaluations for Individual Therapy

Apr 20, 2017 (Started Apr 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for mild depression)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 180 min Yearly
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 13, 2016 (Started Apr 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for mild depression)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 180 min Yearly
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 4, 2016 (Started Apr 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for mild depression)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 180 min Yearly
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 11, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for mild depression)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 360 min Yearly
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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
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