EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Beyond the Lab: Empirically Supported Treatments in the Real World

New study proves Evidence-Based Therapy with Lyra is Effective for Depression and Anxiety

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:

A new study, Beyond the Lab: Empirically Supported Treatments in the Real World, published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, shows that evidence-supported therapies (ESTs) provided by Lyra therapists in a real-world, non-laboratory setting are effective in treating both anxiety and depression.

The results were striking, and revealed that:

  • How clients treated by Lyra therapists for anxiety, depression, or both experienced reliable clinical improvements higher than those seen in laboratory settings
  • How these clinical outcomes differ from those in laboratory studies or compared to standard therapy in the community
  • Description of how the study was conducted and the results were analyzed