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 as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 22
Moderate 56
Mild 111
None 672

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Individual Therapy

Side effect Patients
Frustration 31
Anxious mood 30
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 147
120 min monthly 67
60 min monthly 60
50 min weekly 54
45 min weekly 40
100 min monthly 37
30 min monthly 26
45 min monthly 22
50 min monthly 22
120 min weekly 20

See all 69 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Individual Therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Felt finished with this treatment 315
Other 273
Expense 248
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 219
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 201
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 102
I didn't have enough time 83
Change in health plan coverage 67
No convenient appointments available 52
Doctor's advice 50
Found another therapist or program I preferred 35
Course of treatment ended 1
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Duration

Currently going to Individual Therapy

Duration Patients
0-1 month 2
1-3 months 17
3-6 months 32
6 months-1 year 80
1-2 years 59
2 years or more 465
6

Stopped going to Individual Therapy

Duration Patients
0-1 month 58
1-3 months 148
3-6 months 132
6 months-1 year 200
1-2 years 156
2 years or more 312

Adherence


Always
Patients
486
56%
Usually
Patients
268
31%
Sometimes
Patients
80
9%
Never taken as prescribed
Patients
27
3%

Burden


Very hard to take
Patients
94
11%
Somewhat hard to take
Patients
233
27%
A little hard to take
Patients
259
30%
Not at all hard to take
Patients
275
32%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
107
12%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
96
11%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
89
10%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
56
7%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
201
23%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
312
36%
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103 patient evaluations for Individual Therapy

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God's Worshipper
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God's Worshipper
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Low
58 M
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Schizoaffective Disorder

See God's Worshipper's full Individual Therapy history

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 Sex drive (libido) decreased)
  • 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
Rejoice
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Rejoice
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 44
Condition: Hemiplegic Migraine 26 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Hemiplegic Migraine

See Rejoice's full Individual Therapy history

Jan 27, 2015 (Started Dec 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Panic attacks)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Flashbacks)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Intrusive thoughts images or impulses)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for PTSD triggers)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 21, 2015 (Started Dec 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Panic attacks)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Flashbacks)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Intrusive thoughts images or impulses)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for PTSD triggers)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
rodolptte24
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rodolptte24
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 4
Mania: 0
Emotional: 3
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
38 F
Function: Low
Distress: Moderate
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar II

See rodolptte24's full Individual Therapy history

Feb 13, 2014 (Started Feb 04, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Eating Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support mental / emotional health)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bipolar II Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 7, 2009 (Started Feb 04, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support mental / emotional health)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 min Monthly
Advice & Tips: Betty is the individual therapist that I meet with every week to discuss my diary card from DBT. We review each and the skills I managed to use that day to keep me from hurting myself or going into an emotional outburst. She also monitors my alcohol consumption. The unexpected, but fabulous, positive benefit is that I get a hug after every session.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 18, 2009 (Started Feb 04, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support mental / emotional health)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 min Monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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