Child & Family

Our expert team of child therapists, psychiatrists, and other mental health professionals are trained to treat a variety of emotional and behavioral issues in children and adolescents. We are prepared to provide the help necessary to promote recovery.

To ensure the best outcomes for our children, Lakes Region Mental Health Center works collaboratively with schools, primary care providers and others to help a child reach their full potential.

Treatment Planning

Each child’s treatment plan is designed to meet their unique needs. You and your child help determine the treatment goals. Remember, every child is different. While some children may only need a few counseling sessions, others may face challenges that require more services.

Treatment Planning
Individual Therapy
Family Therapy
Functional Support Services
Child to Adult Transition & Project Renew
Group Therapy
Acute Care Services
Medical Services
Care Management
Evidence-Based Practices

Evidence-based Practices

For more information, please see this article from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network website here.

Get more information from our article here.

The Modular Approach to Therapy for Children with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma or Conduct Problems (MATCH) is designed for children ages 6-15 years old. Unlike most evidence-based treatments, which focus on single disorder categories (e.g. anxiety only), MATCH is a highly versatile treatment that can be tailored to each child’s needs. Click here for more info.

For more information and resources, please visit documentation from the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies website here

For more information and resources, please visit the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) website at

Art therapy is a form of therapy which uses art as the method of communication, instead of words. Art therapy is a great tool when working with children and families because it can make communication easier. Art interventions also allow children and families to process ideas and work towards goals while using metaphors, which allows for therapeutic distance. Artwork can be used in psychotherapy to practice situations, learn new skills, show changes in individuals and families, and provide a visual record of therapy. People who have experienced trauma respond very well to art therapy interventions because traumas are remembered as pictures, not as words. Click here for more info.

Child Impact Program

The Child Impact Program (CIP) is a service offered statewide that helps parents understand the impact of divorce and custody issues on their children. Taught by trained instructors, CIP is offered at our locations in Laconia and Plymouth.

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To register for an upcoming CIP class, please call 603-524-1100 or sign up online click here.

For more information on the CIP program click here.