LifeWork offers many types of support to families. Our clinicians are trained in family interventions that can enhance the well-being of all family members. We are open to accommodating your family's needs to provide the support to improve your family's functioning and increase your happiness.

In our DBT skills groups and our Get In the Zone groups, one parent will be asked to attend with his or her child or adolescent. Parents are also frequently involved individual sessions between therapists and teens or pre-teens.


Empowering Parents Workshop

LifeWork's Empowering Parents Workshop Series applies the principles of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to the most challenging aspects of parenting teens and young adult children. These workshops are open to any parents or caregivers whose teenage or young adult children are currently enrolled in a DBT program.

Empowering Parents, Part One

This parents-only group presents the major concepts in DBT and their application to parenting. Attendees will learn and discuss methods to manage the behaviors of teens and young adult children more consistently and effectively. They will also learn to increase cooperation, utilize behavioral change strategies, and develop understanding and compassion for their children—and for themselves.
Empowering Parents, Part One: Nov. 4

Empowering Parents, Part Two
This advanced class will help parents of teens and young adult children increase cooperation and improve their relationships. Participants will learn to manage their own levels of emotion during difficult interactions, set effective limits with their children, and “know what to say” when emotions run high.

Empowering Parents, Part Two: Nov. 11

Each workshop is three hours from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and are held on Friday evenings. The cost is $100 for both workshops for each attendee.

Parenting Compass Support Group

Parenting Compass is for parent(s) who have attended at least one of the Empowering Parents Workshops and would like to review and extend their usage of parenting skills in a collaborative and non-judgmental atmosphere. Time will be spent discussing specific situations parents bring to the group with ideas and suggestions on responding effectively based on parent's values and goals. This group is offered several times per year on Thursday evenings at our office located at  2055 Craigshire Rd., Ste 120 St. Louis, MO 63126 and is $30 per person to attend. To receive information about upcoming meetings, please email parentsupport@lifeworkstl.com.

One-on-One Support for Parents

Join therapist Camilla Collins, LMSW, 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. 


Download our brochure for all of LifeWork's programs for parents here.