About the LeChris Day Treatment Program

The LeChris Day Treatment Program acts as part of a multidisciplinary team with family, students, educators, and other mental health providers to ensure success in achieving goals set out by the IEP and PCP (Person-Centered Plan). Students are taught positive problem-solving skills through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and appropriate social interaction skills by interacting with and role-modeling by all staff. Our staff includes licensed therapists, case managers, and other qualified professionals who have experience working with the youth population. Two counselors are in each classroom to provide guidance to students and facilitate activities of team building, skill streaming, and group therapy sessions.

The goal of Day Treatment is to reduce the child's symptoms/behaviors which might include:

  • Anger management problems
  • Disruptive behaviors
  • Lack of respect
  • Bullying
  • Lack of social skills or lack of appropriate friendships
  • Social isolation or withdrawal
  • Depression and anxiety


Day Treatment Contact Information
  Le Chris Day Treatment 910-772-2515 ext. 808
  Antione Pittman, Director antoine.pittman@nhcs.net
  Amanda Hellmann, Lead QP amanda.hellmann@nhcs.net
  Sarah Dobens, Lead Therapist sarah.dobens@nhcs.net
  Deborah Silva, Therapist deborah.silva@nhcs.net
  Heather Pellicie , Administrative Assistant heather.pellicie@nhcs.net
Summer Program
  Thanks to all the students and parents for a successful 2015 summer program! We saw many individual gains over the summer months and look forward to a great school year.
Parent Groups
In 2011 came the addition of the monthly Coping Power Parent Groups. Our Program Therapists, Jeremy and Sarah, are Licensed Professionals who lead these groups during different times of the day and different days of the week. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend one monthly Coping Power Parent Group. Many participating parents reported a high level of enjoyment and appreciation for the program. We hope to see a continued increase in participation for our Parent Groups. Further, we hope that the groups will continue to benefit parents who are seeking to alter impulsive behaviors, aggressive behaviors, or substance abuse risk in their children.



In compliance with Federal law, including Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the provisions of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, New Hanover County Schools administers all state-operated educational programs, employment activities, and admissions without discrimination because of disability, race, religion, national, or ethnic origin, color, age, military service, or gender except where exemption is appropriate and allowed by law.

To file a complaint of discrimination, contact: Dr. Rick Holliday, Deputy Superintendent, Student Support and Federal Programs, 6410 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington, NC 28412, Telephone (910) 254-4206; Fax (910) 254-4226.

Lake Forest Academy, 1806 South 15th Street, Wilmington, NC  28401  Phone: 910-772-2515  Fax:  910-772-2516