Mental Health Services for
Children & Teenagers

To give kids the best possible chance at a healthy, vibrant future, DLC knows that thoughtful combinations of education prevention, intervention, and treatment are best. Holistic, personalized care gives each in-need child a chance to express themselves, leading to lasting outcomes.

Inpatient Services

Inpatient Services

Our child and teen inpatient services include crisis stabilization and Baker Act Receiving. Our crisis stabilization services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Children or teenagers in a psychiatric crisis may be experiencing:

  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Severe depression and/or anxiety
  • Stress or trauma
  • Hearing voices
  • Bizarre or threatening behavior
  • Drug or alcohol use
  • Physical, emotional or sexual abuse
  • Family and interpersonal conflicts
  • Work or school related crisis
  • Breaks with reality
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Inpatient Services

Inpatient Services

Our child and teen inpatient services include crisis stabilization and Baker Act Receiving. Our crisis stabilization services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Children or teenagers in a psychiatric crisis may be experiencing:

  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Severe depression and/or anxiety
  • Stress or trauma
  • Hearing voices
  • Bizarre or threatening behavior
  • Drug or alcohol use
  • Physical, emotional or sexual abuse
  • Family and interpersonal conflicts
  • Work or school related crisis
  • Breaks with reality
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Outpatient Services & Treatment

Outpatient therapy is available for children ages 3-17 and their families who may present negative behaviors, difficulty at school and/or family problems as a result of a psychiatric disorder or life stressors. Therapy for many youth is a brief process designed to provide support, clinical direction and assist in developing effective coping skills.

Outpatient Services & Treatment
Outpatient Services & Treatment

Outpatient Services & Treatment

Outpatient therapy is available for children ages 3-17 and their families who may present negative behaviors, difficulty at school and/or family problems as a result of a psychiatric disorder or life stressors. Therapy for many youth is a brief process designed to provide support, clinical direction and assist in developing effective coping skills.

Partial hospitalization Program

Partial hospitalization Program

Children’s Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is a voluntary day treatment program that provides structured, intensive, and medically supervised treatment for adolescents ages 13 to 17. The program assists adolescents who are exhibiting significant psychiatric symptoms which are causing severe distress and impairment in areas such as self-care, school functioning, and family or interpersonal relationships. The goal of PHP is to improve functioning, promote life-changing wellness and decrease the need for hospitalization.

The program offers a safe environment for adolescents to learn healthy coping skills without the need for 24-hour inpatient or residential support.
PHP is run by a multidisciplinary team including a pediatric psychiatrist, licensed clinicians, and a nurse. Individuals participate in daily therapeutic, educational, wellness, and expressive therapy groups. PHP also includes weekly individual and family therapy as well as medication management visits.

The average length of stay is one to three weeks. David Lawrence Center also works closely with the school system to ensure a successful transition back to school.

Children’s Partial Hospitalization program assists adolescents with:

  • Enhancing self-esteem
  • Promoting healthy coping skills
  • Teaching effective communication
  • Developing self-awareness
  • Maintaining a healthy support system
  • Learning how to making choices to support a healthy lifestyle
  • Reducing/eliminating self-harming behaviors
Partial hospitalization Program

Partial hospitalization Program

Children’s Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is a voluntary day treatment program that provides structured, intensive, and medically supervised treatment for adolescents ages 13 to 17. The program assists adolescents who are exhibiting significant psychiatric symptoms which are causing severe distress and impairment in areas such as self-care, school functioning, and family or interpersonal relationships. The goal of PHP is to improve functioning, promote life-changing wellness and decrease the need for hospitalization.

The program offers a safe environment for adolescents to learn healthy coping skills without the need for 24-hour inpatient or residential support.
PHP is run by a multidisciplinary team including a pediatric psychiatrist, licensed clinicians, and a nurse. Individuals participate in daily therapeutic, educational, wellness, and expressive therapy groups. PHP also includes weekly individual and family therapy as well as medication management visits.

The average length of stay is one to three weeks. David Lawrence Center also works closely with the school system to ensure a successful transition back to school.

Children’s Partial Hospitalization program assists adolescents with:

  • Enhancing self-esteem
  • Promoting healthy coping skills
  • Teaching effective communication
  • Developing self-awareness
  • Maintaining a healthy support system
  • Learning how to making choices to support a healthy lifestyle
  • Reducing/eliminating self-harming behaviors

Therapy & Counseling

David Lawrence Centers ‘ Individual and Family Therapy programs give children and their families a chance to reconnect and learn how to rebuild their relationships. With the help of our mental health professionals, we help families find ways to handle stress and anger and allow them to live a normal family life.

We also offer the following specialty therapies for children and teenagers:

  • Specialized trauma therapy
  • In-home therapy services

COVID-19 is a difficult and stressful time for us all. Our Prevention Team is here to help with our series, “Prevention Talks.” Click here to access our Prevention Talks.

Therapy & Counseling
Therapy & Counseling

Therapy & Counseling

David Lawrence Centers ‘ Individual and Family Therapy programs give children and their families a chance to reconnect and learn how to rebuild their relationships. With the help of our mental health professionals, we help families find ways to handle stress and anger and allow them to live a normal family life.

We also offer the following specialty therapies for children and teenagers:

  • Specialized trauma therapy
  • In-home therapy services

COVID-19 is a difficult and stressful time for us all. Our Prevention Team is here to help with our series, “Prevention Talks.” Click here to access our Prevention Talks.

Psychiatric & Medication Evaluation and Management

Psychiatric & Medication Evaluation and Management

Psychiatric medical services are provided on an outpatient basis for youth ages 5-17. These services can be provided after a child receives a comprehensive medical assessment by one of our board certified child psychiatrists. Additional services include medication management and ongoing consultation.

Psychiatric & Medication Evaluation and Management

Psychiatric & Medication Evaluation and Management

Psychiatric medical services are provided on an outpatient basis for youth ages 5-17. These services can be provided after a child receives a comprehensive medical assessment by one of our board certified child psychiatrists. Additional services include medication management and ongoing consultation.

Holistic Therapies

The David Lawrence Centers offers a variety of holistic therapy services to allow our clients to fully express themselves in a number of different ways and to provide a healthy outlet for stressors.

  • Art Therapy
  • Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
  • Pet Therapy
  • Tobacco Cessation Services
  • Wellness & Nutrition
  • Yoga & Structured Fitness
  • Spiritual Support Services
Holistic Therapies
Holistic Therapies

Holistic Therapies

The David Lawrence Centers offers a variety of holistic therapy services to allow our clients to fully express themselves in a number of different ways and to provide a healthy outlet for stressors.

  • Art Therapy
  • Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
  • Pet Therapy
  • Tobacco Cessation Services
  • Wellness & Nutrition
  • Yoga & Structured Fitness
  • Spiritual Support Services

Support Groups

Substance Use Group Therapy

Substance Use Group Therapy

David Lawrence Center’s Adolescent Substance Use Intervention Program is a structured group therapy program designed for youth ages 12 -17 who experience problematic substance use. This biweekly, eight week program provides intervention and prevention education that focuses on substance awareness, positive life management skills and personal wellness so each individual can achieve all that is possible in life.

Substance Use Group Therapy

Substance Use Group Therapy

David Lawrence Center’s Adolescent Substance Use Intervention Program is a structured group therapy program designed for youth ages 12 -17 who experience problematic substance use. This biweekly, eight week program provides intervention and prevention education that focuses on substance awareness, positive life management skills and personal wellness so each individual can achieve all that is possible in life.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Adolescent Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) blends proven Western cognitive therapy and Eastern meditative approaches to help people achieve emotional stability, decrease stress, and live in acceptance and mindfulness. The goal of the Adolescent DBT program is to help individuals 13-17 years old have a life that feels meaningful and worth living by teaching skills to deal with issues that cause distress and avoid self-defeating behaviors. DBT treatment includes weekly one-hour individual therapy sessions, weekly two-hour skills training group therapy and life coaching calls.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Adolescent Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) blends proven Western cognitive therapy and Eastern meditative approaches to help people achieve emotional stability, decrease stress, and live in acceptance and mindfulness. The goal of the Adolescent DBT program is to help individuals 13-17 years old have a life that feels meaningful and worth living by teaching skills to deal with issues that cause distress and avoid self-defeating behaviors. DBT treatment includes weekly one-hour individual therapy sessions, weekly two-hour skills training group therapy and life coaching calls.

Community Services

Community Services

Children’s Community Services are offered to children and adolescents with a diagnosed mental health or substance use disorder who have numerous deficits in their areas of function that require a variety of services and/or resources to meet those needs. Community Services are community based and provided throughout Collier County.

Wrap-Around Collier Program (WRAP)

Wraparound Collier Program (WRAP) provides specialty behavioral health treatment to high-risk individuals in Collier County and for whom funding for an appropriate level of care does not otherwise exist. Services are provided in the home, school and community-based settings. WRAP services partner with the child, adolescent or young adult and their family to provide the behavioral health treatment services needed to help the individual with serious mental health and behavioral health issues to live at home, do well in school and to live productive lives in our community. The average length of treatment is six to twelve months. Services are funded through Central Florida Behavioral Health Network.

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Community Action Team (CAT)

The Community Action Team (CAT) provides a comprehensive array of mental health and other necessary services coordinated by a multidisciplinary, specialized treatment team consisting of clinicians, case managers, mentors, and a medical team. CAT team services are provided in the school, home and community-based settings and are individualized based on the unique needs of each youth or young adult and the family.

Community Services

Community Services

Children’s Community Services are offered to children and adolescents with a diagnosed mental health or substance use disorder who have numerous deficits in their areas of function that require a variety of services and/or resources to meet those needs. Community Services are community based and provided throughout Collier County.

Wrap-Around Collier Program (WRAP)

Wraparound Collier Program (WRAP) provides specialty behavioral health treatment to high-risk individuals in Collier County and for whom funding for an appropriate level of care does not otherwise exist. Services are provided in the home, school and community-based settings. WRAP services partner with the child, adolescent or young adult and their family to provide the behavioral health treatment services needed to help the individual with serious mental health and behavioral health issues to live at home, do well in school and to live productive lives in our community. The average length of treatment is six to twelve months. Services are funded through Central Florida Behavioral Health Network.

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Community Action Team (CAT)

The Community Action Team (CAT) provides a comprehensive array of mental health and other necessary services coordinated by a multidisciplinary, specialized treatment team consisting of clinicians, case managers, mentors, and a medical team. CAT team services are provided in the school, home and community-based settings and are individualized based on the unique needs of each youth or young adult and the family.

Therapeutic Behavioral On-site Services

Therapeutic Behavioral On-site Services (TBOS) are intensive clinical therapy services, behavioral management services and therapeutic support services utilized to address complex emotional and behavioral issues. These services are coordinated through individualized treatment teams that include the child, adolescent or young adult, the family and TBOS clinician as well as other providers and organizations, as appropriate. Family involvement is an important component of treatment success for the induvial and family.

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Therapeutic Behavioral On-site Services
Therapeutic Behavioral On-site Services

Therapeutic Behavioral On-site Services

Therapeutic Behavioral On-site Services (TBOS) are intensive clinical therapy services, behavioral management services and therapeutic support services utilized to address complex emotional and behavioral issues. These services are coordinated through individualized treatment teams that include the child, adolescent or young adult, the family and TBOS clinician as well as other providers and organizations, as appropriate. Family involvement is an important component of treatment success for the induvial and family.

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Targeted Case Management Services

Targeted Case Management Services

Targeted Case Management (TCM) is a direct service provided to children and adolescents with serious mental illness or emotional disorders who live in the community. TCM is designed to ensure that individuals and their families gain access to behavioral, educational, financial, medical, social, and other services.

Targeted case management services are coordinated through individualized treatment teams that include the child or adolescent, the parent (or caregiver) and targeted case manager as well as other providers and organizations involved with the child or adolescent. Services and service frequency are individualized and adjusted to meet the needs, goals and strengths of the individual receiving targeted case management.  Family involvement is an important service component to promote success for the child or adolescent.

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Targeted Case Management Services

Targeted Case Management Services

Targeted Case Management (TCM) is a direct service provided to children and adolescents with serious mental illness or emotional disorders who live in the community. TCM is designed to ensure that individuals and their families gain access to behavioral, educational, financial, medical, social, and other services.

Targeted case management services are coordinated through individualized treatment teams that include the child or adolescent, the parent (or caregiver) and targeted case manager as well as other providers and organizations involved with the child or adolescent. Services and service frequency are individualized and adjusted to meet the needs, goals and strengths of the individual receiving targeted case management.  Family involvement is an important service component to promote success for the child or adolescent.

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