What is Individual Therapy?

Category: Psychotherapy

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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
Patients with evaluations
Perceived effectiveness

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects of Individual Therapy

Severe
19
Moderate
51
Mild
101
None
607

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Individual Therapy

Patients
40
Patients
37
Patients
36
Patients
19

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Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently going to Individual Therapy)
Dosage
60 min weekly
Patients
563
Dosage
50 min weekly
Patients
265
Dosage
60 min monthly
Patients
232
Dosage
120 min monthly
Patients
211
Dosage
45 min weekly
Patients
178
Dosage
30 min monthly
Patients
99
Dosage
100 min monthly
Patients
92
Dosage
90 min monthly
Patients
84
Dosage
50 min monthly
Patients
75
Dosage
45 min monthly
Patients
64

Dosages based on patients currently going to Individual Therapy.

Why Patients Stopped Individual therapy (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason
Felt finished with this treatment
Patients
298
Reason
Other
Patients
260
Reason
Expense
Patients
236
Reason
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help
Patients
210
Reason
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help
Patients
194
Reason
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance
Patients
99
Reason
I didn't have enough time
Patients
78
Reason
Change in health plan coverage
Patients
61
Reason
No convenient appointments available
Patients
50
Reason
Doctor's advice
Patients
48
Reason
Found another therapist or program I preferred
Patients
35
Reason
Not indicated
Patients
4
Reason
Course of treatment ended
Patients
1
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Duration

How Long Current Patients Have Been In Individual Therapy
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
1
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
11
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
23
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
30
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
48
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
430
Stopped Going to Individual Therapy
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
42
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
141
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
128
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
189
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
151
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
286

Adherence


Always
Patients
432
56%
Usually
Patients
251
32%
Sometimes
Patients
72
9%
Never taken as prescribed
Patients
23
3%

Burden


Very hard to take
Patients
84
11%
Somewhat hard to take
Patients
206
26%
A little hard to take
Patients
248
32%
Not at all hard to take
Patients
240
31%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
107
14%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
90
12%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
79
10%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
47
6%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
176
23%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
279
36%
Last updated:

100 patient evaluations for Individual Therapy

Agnesbonnie
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Agnesbonnie
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 4
Mania: 3
Emotional: 4
Anxiety: 4
Compulsion: 3
External Stress: Moderate
29 F
Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: b
I have:
Bipolar I

See Agnesbonnie's full Individual Therapy history

Jan 20, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder))
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 min Monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
thebobo1
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thebobo1
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Severe
55 M
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: b
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

See thebobo1's full Individual Therapy history

Sep 1, 2013 (Started Sep 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 min Monthly
Advice & Tips: This particular therapist helped me in few stressful situations, but, overall, I didn't see much progress in two years.

  • 0 helpful marks
fluboe
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fluboe
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 40
Condition: Crohn's Disease 7 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: g
I have:
Crohn's Disease

See fluboe's full Individual Therapy history

Aug 18, 2013 (Started Jun 30, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Emotional stress)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 45 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: The right therapist is very very very very very difficult to find, but extremely effective if you can find him/her. It is often too stressful to go through the search, though. Especially for someone experiencing depression. I found a therapist who incorporated mindfulness meditation techniques and was very happy with her, but my insurance did not cover her. I may return to her at some point, but right now I am doing okay with my meditation practice and the meditation groups that I attend. Plus, my friends' support has been awesome for the last year.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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