Our Services

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" presentationYou may also call (314) 737-0020 or send an e-mail to contact@lifeworkstl.com.

Counseling Services

 

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). 

Support for Parents

 

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 Coaching

Parenting adolescents and young adults can be one of the most challenging times in the life of a family. In times of despair and confusion there is also the opportunity to grow and connect with others. Camilla Collins, MSW, LMSW, uses her 20+ years of experience working with parents, combined with knowledge and expertise in the areas of education, adolescent development, conscious parenting, and attachment issues to support parents in navigating this difficult time.
 

Each parent coaching session is tailored to provide specific non-judgmental and confidential support for parents who are struggling. Communicating effectively, establishing limits, reconnecting with the joy of parenting, and parenting adolescents that are struggling with anxiety, depression, and other emotional issues are some of the reasons parents request consultation. In addition, parent coaching can also help support parents in taking care of themselves so that they can approach their parenting in a healthy way.
 

Please call (314) 737-0020 for the next parent coaching appointments available.

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 

  • 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

  • Understanding Self-Harm


Contact us to schedule a presentation listed above or one tailored to your group.

About LifeWork

"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.