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 1,321 539
Generalized Anxiety Disorder 973 460
Support mental / emotional health 578 242
Bipolar Disorder 552 268
Post-traumatic stress disorder 539 242
Bipolar II Disorder 371 172

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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 34
Moderate 81
Mild 170
None 1,011

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Individual Therapy

Side effect Patients
Anxious mood 34
Frustration 32
Distressed 28
Flashbacks to childhood and adolescence 25
Felt bad 15
Agitation 13

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Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Individual Therapy

Dosage Patients
60 min weekly 135
60 min monthly 66
120 min monthly 63
50 min weekly 47
45 min weekly 45
90 min monthly 31
100 min monthly 27
45 min monthly 26
120 min weekly 18
30 min monthly 17

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Why patients stopped taking Individual Therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Felt finished with this treatment 336
Other 290
Expense 266
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 233
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 210
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 113
I didn't have enough time 90
Change in health plan coverage 76
No convenient appointments available 56
Doctor's advice 55
Found another therapist or program I preferred 37
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 25
6 months - 1 year 63
1 - 2 years 92
2 - 5 years 156
5 - 10 years 159
10 years or more 159

Stopped going to Individual Therapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 59
1 - 6 months 281
6 months - 1 year 216
1 - 2 years 171
2 - 5 years 168
5 - 10 years 84
10 years or more 85
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 744
Usually 385
Sometimes 119
Never taken as prescribed 48
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 128
Somewhat hard to take 349
A little hard to take 389
Not at all hard to take 430
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 151
$100-199 136
$50-99 128
$25-49 98
< $25 314
Not specified 469
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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: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: b
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: Most
Stiffness: All
function: None
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: 3 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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