A safe space to be yourself

Working together toward a happy, healthy life

Inside each young person is a desire to be heard and understood. Provident's group counseling sessions build upon that natural instinct, harnessing it to address unique challenges, build awareness around consequences, and demonstrate that participants are not alone.


Dialectical Behavior Therapy (D.B.T.)

DBT is an intensive, highly structured program that’s been adapted specifically for adolescents with extreme emotional instability, including self-harm and suicidal ideation. 

In the simplest terms, Provident uses DBT to teach young people how to accept their own feelings, or “‘I’m doing the best I can,” while at the same time looking for solutions to do better. 

Our 24 week program is for ages 13-18; there are no out-of-pocket fees for residents of St. Louis County. It involves individual therapy and group skills training, where parents and teenagers learn together. Click here to download the DBT flyer or call us at 314-533-8200 for more information. 


Teen Empowerment Group

The power to cope. The power to end self-injuring. The power to heal. These are the skills Provident teaches participants in our Teen Empowerment group.

For most, self-injury or cutting is an attempt to interrupt strong emotions and pressures that seem impossible to tolerate. It can be related to broader emotional issues that need attention. We work with teens to discover healthy ways of expressing their pain and manage their feelings. The 12 week program includes 2 hour weekly meetings.

For more information on group sessions, please call Provident's main office at 314-371-6500 or our South County office at 314-898-0102


Social Skills Group

Today's plugged-in, powered-up world is a constant source of entertainment and stimulation for young people – with consequences we've barely begun to quantify. What we do know is that children are struggling with interpersonal skills.

Provident's Social Skills Group is a response to requests made by parents for help with this issue. We created sessions for ages 5-8 and 9-12 that focus on proper interaction with peers and adults.

These groups meet 1 hour for 8 weeks with parents attending the first and last sessions.