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 1,514 670
Generalized Anxiety Disorder 1,083 551
Bipolar Disorder 724 405
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder 581 278
Support mental / emotional health 578 243
Bipolar II Disorder 431 224

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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 41
Moderate 114
Mild 212
None 1,223

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Individual Therapy

Side effect Patients
Anxious mood 44
Frustration 33
Distressed 28
Flashbacks to childhood and adolescence 25
Weight gain 16
Felt bad 15

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Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Individual Therapy

Dosage Patients
60 min weekly 215
60 min monthly 87
120 min monthly 86
45 min weekly 69
50 min weekly 63
90 min monthly 51
45 min monthly 35
100 min monthly 31
30 min monthly 25
120 min weekly 24

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Why patients stopped taking Individual Therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Felt finished with this treatment 353
Other 315
Expense 285
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 250
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 227
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 120
I didn't have enough time 97
Change in health plan coverage 85
No convenient appointments available 62
Doctor's advice 56
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 8
1 - 6 months 59
6 months - 1 year 105
1 - 2 years 129
2 - 5 years 216
5 - 10 years 208
10 years or more 245

Stopped going to Individual Therapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 65
1 - 6 months 295
6 months - 1 year 235
1 - 2 years 179
2 - 5 years 181
5 - 10 years 90
10 years or more 92
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 914
Usually 474
Sometimes 138
Never taken as prescribed 64
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 152
Somewhat hard to take 427
A little hard to take 478
Not at all hard to take 533
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 180
$100-199 171
$50-99 155
$25-49 126
< $25 391
Not specified 567
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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: 3 stars
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: n
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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