What is Schema Therapy?

Category: Psychotherapy


Schema therapy is a psychotherapy developed by Dr. Jeffrey Young for personality disorders, chronic depression, and other difficult individual and couples problems. It integrates elements of cognitive therapy, behavior therapy, object relations, and gestalt therapy into one approach to treatment.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Borderline personality disorder 3 0
Bipolar II disorder 1 1
Insomnia 1 1
Support mental / emotional health 1 0

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Schema Therapy

Side effect Patients


Based on patients currently going to Schema Therapy

Dosage Patients
60 min weekly 1

Why patients stopped taking Schema Therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 2
Found another therapist or program I preferred 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped going to Schema Therapy


Currently going to Schema Therapy

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped going to Schema Therapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 0
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Schema Therapy.