Light on Anxiety can assist you in making sense of multiple and at times conflicting treatment recommendations in order to create a clear and actionable treatment plan, to help your child move past anxiety. Light on anxiety is available to short term consultation work as well as ongoing CBT based therapy.
It is important to recognize signs and symptoms of anxiety disorders in children, as often they may be missed or misunderstood. This article highlights the need to increase awareness in parents and providers about anxiety in children and the implications of untreated anxiety. The good news? As Dr. Merikangas puts it: “Anxiety is one of the most treatable symptoms and syndromes, we can really change their lives with minimal intervention.”
You can help your child with anxiety! The goal? Allow your children the opportunity to feel their fear and experience being brave. You can learn to support your child so that they flourish in the face of fear, rather than avoid and miss out on learning that they can handle difficult situations. At Light On Anxiety, we use CBT (or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) to help parents and kids learn strategies to move past their anxiety and embrace being brave together.
Check out this article to learn more about anxiety disorders in childhood.
I gravitated to this article as it illustrates 27 different ways we can say “I’m anxious,” and some of the illustrations are not what the “stereotypical” anxiety may look like. Twenty-seven different people share what they do when they feel anxious. If you experience any of these behaviors and feel that you may be dealing with anxiety, know that you are not alone and we can help!