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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 



-Noncompliance/oppositional behaviors


-Trauma-Related stressors 

-Feeding and eating disorders

-Grief and loss 



-Parent coaching offered 

Family playing in their living room

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) 

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