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 1,635 764
Generalized Anxiety Disorder 1,150 614
Bipolar Disorder 784 446
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder 600 301
Support mental / emotional health 579 245
Bipolar II Disorder 471 247

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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 44
Moderate 120
Mild 232
None 1,343

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Individual Therapy

Side effect Patients
Anxious mood 46
Frustration 35
Distressed 28
Flashbacks to childhood and adolescence 25
Weight gain 18
Felt bad 15

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Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Individual Therapy

Dosage Patients
60 min weekly 247
60 min monthly 108
120 min monthly 90
50 min weekly 77
45 min weekly 75
90 min monthly 58
45 min monthly 43
100 min monthly 37
30 min monthly 28
90 min weekly 23

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Why patients stopped taking Individual Therapy

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Reason Patients
Felt finished with this treatment 366
Other 327
Expense 298
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 254
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 236
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 125
I didn't have enough time 99
Change in health plan coverage 92
No convenient appointments available 63
Doctor's advice 58
Found another therapist or program I preferred 40
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 75
6 months - 1 year 127
1 - 2 years 153
2 - 5 years 244
5 - 10 years 224
10 years or more 289

Stopped going to Individual Therapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 66
1 - 6 months 300
6 months - 1 year 244
1 - 2 years 187
2 - 5 years 187
5 - 10 years 95
10 years or more 98
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1009
Usually 512
Sometimes 152
Never taken as prescribed 66
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 165
Somewhat hard to take 473
A little hard to take 513
Not at all hard to take 588
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 194
$100-199 196
$50-99 164
$25-49 131
< $25 430
Not specified 624
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108 patient evaluations for Individual Therapy

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gagafor2
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gagafor2
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 65
PF Severity:
I am: g
I have:
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

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May 23, 2017 (Started Nov 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 120 min Yearly

Apr 18, 2017 (Started Nov 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 120 min Yearly

Dec 8, 2016 (Started Nov 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 120 min Yearly

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MIKE GRIST
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MIKE GRIST
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 3
Mania: 1
Emotional: 3
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 3
External Stress: Overwhelming
57 M
Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: vb
I have:
Mild Depression

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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
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firefly84
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 32
Condition: Autonomic Neuropathy 26 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Autonomic Neuropathy

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Feb 11, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Mild Depression)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Monthly
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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