At The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt, our team of clinical experts has one singular focus: helping you heal. That’s why we provide personalized, comprehensive care: to help you find the treatment approach that is most effective for you.

We utilize a holistic approach to healing, offering a combination of individual and group psychodynamic psychotherapy, the latest advances in neurostimulation, psychopharmacological interventions, expressive and alternative therapies, and more.

The outcomes that our residents achieve show that this comprehensive, personalized approach works.

We use two primary measurement tools to assess resident improvement:

Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ)

The Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ) is a self-administered diagnostic tool for mental health conditions. The PHQ-9 is the module used for screening, diagnosing, monitoring, and measuring the severity of depression.

67% of residents at The Retreat entered the program with moderate to severe symptoms of depression; 33% entered with minimal to mild symptoms over depression. Upon discharge, 88% of residents reported improvement in their depressive symptoms.

World Health Organization Disability Assessment Scale (WHODAS)

WHODAS is an assessment tool used to measure how someone is functioning in their daily life and how they are participating in activities. It measures functioning in six key areas: 

  • Cognition: understanding and communicating
  • Mobility: moving and getting around
  • Self-care: hygiene, dressing, eating, and staying alone
  • Getting along: interacting with other people
  • Life activities: domestic responsibilities, leisure, work, and school
  • Participation: joining in community activities

Through the WHODAS, we gain a better understanding of how a person is able to live their day-to-day life – are they able to fulfill their roles at home, at work, and in the community.

100% of residents reported impaired health and ability upon admission. At the time of discharge, 94% of residents at The Retreat reported clinical improvement in their ability to engage in life’s daily activities.