LifeWork provides an array of services to help you, your family or members of your organization increase skills and feel better.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for Adults and Adolescents
LifeWork offers Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for adults, adolescents. Each participant in DBT attends weekly individual sessions and a regular weekly skills class. Participants also have access to 24-hour skills coaching from their therapist by phone.
For more information about DBT, click here or please attend our free monthly "Stopping the Emotional Rollercoaster" presentation. You may also call (314) 737-0020 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
LifeWork assists people dealing with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, addictions, the effects of trauma and related issues getting in the way of a fulfilling and rewarding life. We work individually with you to address your unique needs and goals. We also have training in a specialized form of therapy called Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
Presentations in the Community
LifeWork will come to your office, school, practice or community meeting to present on a topic of your choice. We can also tailor a presentation to the specific needs of your organization. Our presentation topics include:
Mindfulness Tools in the Workplace
Stress Management for High-Schoolers
What Is Borderline Personality Disorder?
An Introduction to Dialectical Behavior Therapy
DBT Skills: An Overview
Contact us to schedule a presentation listed above or one tailored to your group.
DBT Skills for Pre-Teens
LifeWork’s Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) program for Pre-Teens (ages 9 to 13) helps young people understand and manage their strong emotions. Preteens will learn skills to get along better with friends and family and reduce impulsive behaviors. Pre-teens can choose to join as a "group-only" client or can add sessions with an individual therapist.
We currently have a Pre-Teens skills group on Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in our Creve Coeur office. The group is full of fun, interactive activities for both pre-teens and their parents.
Please call (314) 737-0020 or send an e-mail to email@example.com for more information.
LifeWork offers specialized support for parents who are having difficulties with their adolescent or young adult child. Our therapists can work in scheduled sessions with parents on improving communication skills, managing high emotions during interactions, setting appropriate limits with their children and building commitment to shared goals among family members. We also hold a series of workshops, The Roadmap and Love & Limits, that address these topics.
One-on-One Parent Consultation
Join therapist Jane Smith, M.Ed, LPC, to consider methods for effective parenting of teens and young adult children. These appointment times are available for families for one-on-one support to think through their family's specific parenting challenges. Click here for the next date and times for the consultations.
"LifeWork was formed because we saw DBT working in a community mental health setting and it was not offered in the private sector. If you received state funding, you had the possibility of getting a really effective treatment. If you did not, you really could not access it." Jeff Brenneman, MSW, LCSW
For this reason, combined with compassion for people living in intense emotional pain, led to forming LifeWork, LLC in 2010. In 2008 the Department of Mental Health in Missouri (DMH) began to recognize the need for practitioners to provide DBT. DMH employed the services of Ronda Reitz, Ph.D., who trained and worked for years with Marsha Linehan, Ph.D., creator of DBT. Through DMH and independently, LifeWork's founders received extensive training in this evidence-based treatment. LifeWork owes a great debt of gratitude to the State of Missouri for seeing the need for this treatment across the state and bringing in a top expert to lead the way.