EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Blended CBT intervention for depression and anxiety in real world settings

New Study Shows Lyra Blended Care Therapy Highly Effective for Treating Anxiety and Depression

About the Panel

Sherice Torres is an inspirational leader with nearly 25 years of experience in marketing, brand management, strategic planning, and change management. She currently serves as Global Director of Inclusion at Google – responsible for driving inclusion strategy including employee resource groups, leadership inclusion councils, inclusion partnerships, events, and insights. Sherice is the mother of 2 boys, with a passion for revolutionizing the public education system in the US, and advancing academic and professional opportunities for women and people of color.

About the Summary:

The study, Blended CBT intervention for depression and anxiety in real world settings: an effectiveness study, published in the Journal of Medical and Internet Research, shows that Lyra Blended Care Therapy helps individuals with depression and anxiety experience significant decreases in symptoms in a shorter period of time. This enhanced teletherapy program combines live video therapy with online Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)-based lessons.

The executive summary includes:

  • Description of Blended Care Therapy and how it draws from proven clinical techniques
  • How 73% of participants showed reliable clinical improvement and 83% recovered from anxiety or depression
  • How clients recovered after just five sessions on average–much shorter than the 12 to 16-session protocol of most CBT treatments