Effective Psychotherapy

All of us at the Institute want to know that we are helping our clients, which is why we are so pleased that the numbers show that our clients tend to do very well in treatment.

Tracking Client Outcomes

The outcomes below display the average client experience at the Institute. It is important to keep in mind that an individual client’s experience at the Institute may be very different from what is shown here.

To learn more about the outcome measures we use, click here.

Treatment Duration

At the Institute, we do our best to work efficiently. The data show that we are doing just that.

  • 54% of clients have been to 6 or fewer sessions.

  • 71% of clients have attended 10 or fewer sessions.

  • 88% of clients have attended 20 or fewer sessions.

  • On average, clients attend 9.11 sessions.

Of course, working quickly means nothing if clients don’t get better. Fortunately, not only do the numbers show that clients get better, they also show that the clients like their therapists and are satisfied with therapy.

Average Outcome Rating Scale Score

Client outcome (vertical) by session number (horizontal)

This table tells a story of improvement.

  • Session 1: Client scores show they are in a state of “clinical distress”

  • Sessions 2-5: Client scores have risen, indicating a higher level of well-being

  • Sessions 6-20: Clients scores continue to improve, showing they are in an enhancement stage of treatment

Click here to read about long-term client outcomes.

Average Session Rating Scale Scores

Client satisfaction (vertical) by session number (horizontal)

This table shows that our clients are getting what they want out of therapy.

  • Client satisfaction with therapy and their therapist increases throughout treatment

  • Highly satisfied clients are more likely to do well and engage in the treatment process

  • Our average client satisfaction scores are 4-5 points higher than those reported in other studies (e.g., Hafkenscheid et al., 2010)

Click here to read about long-term client outcomes.

Our Pursuit of Excellence

Not all therapists are as effective as others. The most effective clinicians track client data, collaborate with others, and commit to daily attempts to grow their clinical skill set (Miller et al., 2018).

At the Institute, we seek to become better therapists by behaving like the best clinicians in our field. We take an evidence-based approach to treatment that includes outcome monitoring each session, ongoing supervision and consultation each week, and a systematic approach to improvement each day. The way we practice is an industry exception, not the norm, and it helps assure that we are providing state-of-the-art care for our clients.