Child Anxiety

 

Are your child's anxiety levels becoming a concern?

 

Does your child experience regular fears about failing or making mistakes?

Does excessive worry about seemingly minor situations characterize your child?

Is your child repeatedly obsessing about the same fears?

Is your child dealing with fears connected to school, peer relationships, or social situations?

Do fears arise for your child when there are changes in routine or he/she experiences unstructured time?

Is your child highly sensitive or preoccupied with what others think about him/her?

Is your child often stressed and overwhelmed? Do they struggle with enjoying life and just being a kid?

 

Many children experience temporary or ongoing fears during periods of their childhood. Often, parents have tried a variety of methods to help their children manage anxiety but still feel stuck.  Helping  kids acknowledge these challenges early on can prevent future problems from occurring. Addressing the issue can also help your child gain a sense of mastery over his or her fears.

 

The Journeys Team Can Help

 

The professionals at Journeys are able to work with your family to empower you as parents and help your child better understand the contributing factors to their anxiety. This process may include highlighting thinking patterns connected to the anxiety, teaching your family ways to identify early signs of stress and anxiety in the body, giving your child tools for relaxation and stress management, assisting in an increased sense of internal safety and security for your child, improving problem solving skills, and empowering them toward a more confident view of themselves. Your children may also have the opportunity to express themselves creatively through play, art, puppets, or story-telling.

 

You May Have Some Concerns, Such As...

Could my child’s anxiety be just a normal phase that they will outgrow?

 

If what your child is currently experiencing is causing you concern, it may be beneficial to intervene as early as possible. Ongoing anxiety can lead to reinforced patterns of thoughts and behaviors that could impact future areas of the child’s life. Consulting with a professional at Journeys may provide an additional perspective on your child’s current struggles and behaviors.

 

 

We generally recommend scheduling an initial assessment with a Journeys counselor to evaluate what your child or family's specific needs are, as well as determining best options for treatment and more precise answers to the questions you may have about the process. The Journeys team strives to provide you with the best fit professionally, and will happily direct you to the counselor with the best personality, expertise and approach for your family.

 

Click on the therapists below to schedule a consultation or check out our team to connect with a therapist that's right for your situation.

 

Need help? Contact our administrative assistant here with any questions, concerns or to be matched with a therapist that is best suited for you and your family's needs.

 

 

Stephanie Otte, LAC, CCTP, NCC

Licensed Associate Counselor

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Christina McShane, PsyD

Post-Doctoral Psychology Associate

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