Child & Adolescent Therapy 

The clinicians at LakeWest DBT Center encourage parent and guardian involvement while maintaining an appropriate level of privacy for the client. A number of the interventions utilized in treatment include family or important others from the environment and having loved ones involved helps the young person feel supported while making changes. Older adolescents come to appointments on occasion without an adult present and the LakeWest DBT clinicians will collaborate with the family to continue communication.  Limits of confidentiality are determined early in treatment to ensure that the family and client feel comfortable. 

Our staff has intensive training and experience in treating the follow areas of concern: 

-Situational Stressors 

-Anxiety

-Depression

-Noncompliance/oppositional behaviors

-Inattention 

-Trauma-Related stressors 

-Feeding and eating disorders

-Grief and loss 

-Self-injury 

-Suicidality 

-Parent coaching offered 

Evidence-Based practices we use to target these areas:

-Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

-Parent Management Training (PMT)

-Behavior Therapy 

-Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

-Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) 

-Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

- Family Based Treatment (FBT/Maudsley) 

Teen Body Image Group 

Designed for adolescents ages 12-17 years old to address body image disturbance. The cognitive-behavioral therapy group will address peer influences, the impact of media, judgmental stance, self-acceptance, and self-esteem. 

Overview: 

  • 10-week rotation 

  • Provided online via HIPAA compliant video (for at least one rotation due to COVID-19) 

  • 60-minute group 

Criteria: 

  • Weight restored or very close to weight restoration 

  • Referred by and being followed by a therapist who specializes in eating disorders 

  • Behaviorally stable and eating consistently 

  • If in Family Based Treatment (FBT, Maudsley), must be in Phase 2 

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