How do I know that therapy is working?
Therapists can use data to show progress in therapy.
An easy, effective way is to use standard clinical measures such as the DASS-21, PHQ-9, or GAD-7. You might have taken one of these at your primary care doctor’s office to evaluate stress, anxiety, or stress level. These surveys can also be taken every week to get a sense of your progress.
Studies show that therapists who routinely track progress with measures see better outcomes in their clients. Yet only 11% of therapists do! We think that’s bonkers. This is why every therapist on Kip assigns and tracks outcome measures.
In some cases, a standard test may not be relevant (e.g., you are going to a therapist to deal with grief but score normal levels of depression/anxiety). Your therapist can come up with a customized scale to track your progress–maybe it’s mood, maybe it’s energy, maybe it’s a symptom or a goal you have for therapy.
You and your therapist will work together to create a care plan and will track your progress along the way to ensure you're moving toward your goals.