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Why Cadence

Cadence was created to address a serious gap in mental health services for children and adolescents. As parents, the founders of Cadence went through years of distress trying to find effective therapy for their own children. Individual therapists did not have the resources to deal with complex and potentially life-threatening issues and there were no qualified and available teams.

The vision for Cadence is to fill this gap by offering a highly collaborative team approach with experienced and well-trained therapists. We focus on both child and adolescent care and parent support.

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:

  • 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.”