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Childhood Anxiety Therapy

Childhood Anxiety Therapy

How Too Much Screen Time Affects Kids

The current generation is growing up with smart devices and an ever-increasing amount of technology. Children and teenagers today are spending more time than ever looking at their screens. This trend has parents around the world worried about their child’s health. Several studies have associated more screen time with a variety of health problems, including increased social anxiety, sleeping disorders,...[ read more ]

Helping Kids Cope With Mental Health

With the return to school upon us, it’s quite possible that your child may have apprehension or difficulty controlling their emotions or thoughts about school. If you’re noticing somewhat unusual aggressive or hyperactive behavior and violent outbursts, it’s possible that your child may be dealing with a mental health issue. Children with mental health issues need their parents’ help to...[ read more ]

4 Facts to Know About Teenage Mental Health

Adolescence can be both an exciting and challenging time. There are many significant physical, behavioral, and psychological changes that adolescents experience during this stage. Teenagers experience a wide variety of emotions on a daily basis and many teenagers may feel that they are on an emotional roller coaster. They may feel overwhelmed by changes around them and struggle to cope...[ read more ]

Anxiety in Teens: How You Can Help

Teenage anxiety is on the rise. A study by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) found that almost 32 percent of teens have an anxiety-based disorder. In terms of gender breakdown, 38% of female adolescents and 26% of male adolescents have an anxiety disorder.  Causes  There are various causes of anxiety in teens. As humans, we are vulnerable to...[ read more ]

A Quick Guide to Understanding Your Child Better

Children need to be nurtured, loved, and experience positive regard to develop to their full potential. As a parent, it is important to make a conscious and intentional effort to connect with your child in order to both understand them and help them grow. When you understand your child; his/her verbal and non-verbal communication style, interests, strengths, and areas of...[ read more ]

How Can I Help My Child With Social Anxiety?

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) reports that Anxiety Disorders are experienced by one in eight children. One of the most common Anxiety Disorders in children is social anxiety. A child experiencing social anxiety often feels uncomfortable in social settings due to fear of judgment and negative evaluation by others. As a result of these fears, anxious children...[ read more ]

How to Choose the Right Therapist for Your Child

If your child’s anxiety is severe, persists, and interferes with their everyday life, they could benefit from seeing a therapist specializing in anxiety. When hiring a therapist for your child, you need to be sure that the professional is a good fit. Here are some ways to find a good child psychologist near you for anxiety. Choosing the Right Therapist for...[ read more ]

Help! Don’t Leave! Dealing with Separation Anxiety Especially after COVID-19 Quarantine

In the past few months, I have heard clients and family members express the difficulty they are having with leaving their homes, families, and even pets for the day. It seems that with COVID-19 and shelter in place, it is becoming increasingly difficult to separate.  It seems children are struggling too with separation from parents.  Separation anxiety is a common...[ read more ]

Anxiety Related to Remote and Hybrid Learning: Five Tips for Parents

2020 has been a crash course in adaptability, and as summer winds down, the uncertainty with school only strengthens it. Many school districts have published and revised their plans several times, and school hasn’t even started yet. E-learning, remote, hybrid are new vocabulary words, and there has been record breaking attendance at school board meetings. For schools that do have...[ read more ]

How Can Counseling Services Help My Teen?

Anxious teens often have trouble opening up to the people around them. If you notice that your teen is isolating, withdrawing, and/or engaging in avoidant behaviors, seeking out a counselor may be indicated. A counselor is trained to help equip individuals with coping skills for dealing with stressors and adapting to change. Counselors strive to build rapport with your teen...[ read more ]