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: May 6, Aug. 5, 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: May 13, Aug. 12, 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.

Parent Support Group

Parenting Compass is a bimonthly education and support group that provides insight, education, and collaboration for parents and caretakers. This group offers support and direction to participants during their children’s adolescent and young adult years. This group is open to all parents or caregivers of adolescent or young adult children. Parents in the group review a different parenting topic in each meeting and collaborate with and learn from other parents. The group is held online and is facilitated by Camilla Collins, LMSW.

The Parenting Compass will be held every first and third Thursdays of the month starting April 21 and 21, 2022, from 6 to 7 p.m.  

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. 


Questions? Email us at parentsupport@lifework.com

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