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Formerly St. Louis Center for Family Development

Sparlin can help children, teens and adults suffering from:


Anxiety or OCD

Self Injury or Suicidality

Emotional Intensity

Relationship Difficulties

About Sparlin Mental Health

At Sparlin Mental Health (Sparlin), we empower individuals and families to achieve their personal best through high-quality mental health services. Our therapists and mental health professionals assist clients in the St. Louis area through their journey; beginning with a foundation of hope, and continuing in a compassionate, supportive environment.

Adult & Adolescent DBT Services

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a state-of-the-art intervention proven to help people become more aware of their emotions and use alternative skills to manage those feelings. Several of our clinicians are DBT-Linehan Board Certified.


Sparlin@Home is an intensive, in-home therapy program designed to stabilize your child’s emotional, behavioral and mental health crises and prevent the need for hospitalization or out-of-home placement. The program is intended to help parents and caregivers struggling to address the behaviors in children and young adults ages 5 to 25 years old.

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Organizational &
Professional Training

It is the mission of Sparlin to improve the quality of mental health services available in our community and beyond. We offer training and organizational consultation for mental health and human services professionals wanting to enhance quality of services.

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Evidence Based & Trauma
Informed Treatments

Sparlin is a leader in evidence-based treatment models and trauma-informed care. This approach means that our therapists and counselors develop individualized plans based on proven techniques and an understanding of past trauma.

Meet Our Team

We are proud to employ the industry's most enthusiastic and compassionate individuals. We are dedicated to providing quality care for our clients, committed to continued training, and are passionate about what we do.