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The Cadence Approach

Flexible, Accessible and Individualized Care for You and Your Family

Getting off to the right start is important for your success.

  • Our friendly front desk receptionist will answer your questions and get you connected with our team
  • To better assess your needs, our experienced intake manager will connect you with a therapist who has the expertise your family needs. If we can’t help you, we’ll do our best to direct you to other resources in the area
  • Our treatment is goal-oriented. By setting goals for treatment right from the start, you’ll keep focus on your own goals, the progress you’re making and you’ll know when you’re done.
  • Treatment is tailored to your needs and, when required, can occur outside the office in your family’s natural environment
  • Cadence can provide multiple services as a one stop clinic, including individual therapy (for children, adolescents, and young adults), parent coaching, individual therapy (for parents), couples therapy, and family therapy

Be informed before you commit.

  • Therapist-client fit is important! Cadence offers free “meet and greet” appointments so that you can find a personality and approach that is best for you.
  • Confused about what treatment actually looks like? We offer “DBT Information Meetings” in order to learn more about the ins and outs of treatments such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy before you begin

Experienced, Responsive and Compassionate Staff

Clients first.

  • We see you as an expert on your own experience and behavior, and collaborate with you on developing and achieving treatment goals
  • At a clinic-wide and client-specific level, we monitor progress towards treatment goals and share with you as part of our collaborative approach
  • Adjustments to treatment can be made based on emerging needs
  • We offer phone coaching and support outside of therapy sessions

Cadence Team Approach

Every family is OUR family.

  • Everyone at Cadence, from the therapists to the administrative staff, is committed to providing the best care for your family. We believe that we have a shared responsibility for every Cadence family
  • Our team meetings, held several times per week, allow your family to benefit from the combined expertise of all of our therapists
  • We welcome the opportunity to coordinate care with other providers involved in your care, including school personnel, pediatricians and psychiatrists

Commitment to Excellence

We strive to be the best!

  • Therapists have expertise in wide variety of evidence-based treatments (g., CBT, DBT, FBT)
  • We actively pursue greater knowledge and skill through weekly team meetings and in-house presentations to share to share our knowledge
  • Therapists keep current with latest research and attend and present at national conferences for CBT and DBT providers
  • We collaborate with the DBT treatment developer Marsha Linehan, Ph.D., at UW in training clinicians, and keep abreast of the latest behavioral treatment developments
  • We commit to ensuring client satisfaction and effectiveness of our clinic as a whole by establishing routine measurement of client outcomes.
  • We maintain an active postdoctoral training program to continue developing professionals in the area

Exceptional Behavioral Mental Health Care for Children & Adolescents

What We Provide

Cadence provides evidence-based therapy programs and skills training for children, adolescents and their parents.

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Family Based Treatment (FBT) for Eating Disorders
  • Educational and Psychological Evaluations
  • DBT Skills Classes
  • In-School Support
  • Parent Coaching
  • Parent and Couples Therapy

Who We Serve

We serve children, adolescents and young adults ages 2 to 25 years old and their parents. We address a wide range of needs, including:

  • ADHD/ADD
  • Anxiety
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Behavior Problems
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Educational and Psychological Evaluations
  • Emotion Dysregulation
  • Family Relationships
  • LGBT Identity Issues
  • OCD
  • ODD
  • Panic Disorders
  • Parent Coaching
  • Parent and Couples Therapy
  • PTSD
  • Risk Assessments for Self-Harm
  • School Issues
  • Self-Harm
  • Suicidal Thoughts and Actions
  • Trauma

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Our Approach

All areas of treatment at Cadence, including our Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Program, are components of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). However, DBT was specifically developed to address individuals with significant emotion dysregulation and related problems.

The underlying concept behind CBT is that our thoughts and feelings play a critical role in our behavior. CBT is supported by research that shows it is effective (“evidence-based”) for a wide variety of disorders, including disruptive behaviors, trauma, eating disorders, self-harm, addictions, depression and anxiety. The treatment time required to achieve positive change is often shorter than other approaches. One of the greatest benefits of CBT is that it helps the client develop skills that can be useful both now and in the future.

Additional key elements in the Cadence CBT Program include:

  • Written treatment goals
  • Monitoring of progress toward goals
  • Teaching healthy coping skills that are practiced between therapy sessions
“The Cadence DBT Program changed all of our lives. We get along so much better and best of all, my child is no longer harming herself and is happy with who she is.”