Anxiety can be debilitating and as tough to manage for you as for your child. Left unchecked or unmanaged, it can slowly develop into depression. It's important to learn and practice some basic principles for understanding and managing anxiety in healthy ways.
We use the evidence-based, proven Cool Kids program as the foundation for our anxiety management services.
Approximately 60-75% of children who complete Cool Kids are disorder free after treatment.
Why Cool Kids?
I searched around the world for an approach that actually produces proven results. That is how I found and became trained in this program. Here's why:
it's evidence-based (proven to work). From the official website:
it was developed and has been continuously refined by practicing and teaching clinicians at the Centre for Emotional Health at Macquarie University for over 20 years
it is recognized and used extensively by mental health professionals around the world
it's practical and experience-based (not just talk)
Take heart! Anxiety is manageable and treatable, even in these difficult times. No-one can promise to eradicate anxiety, but an evidence-based, tried and proven program such as the one we use can make the difference between managing it or being managed BY it.
The methodology we use is the evidence-based, world-class program developed at Sydney's Macquarie University and used successfully around the world since 1993. Why this program? Because it has been crafted, tested and curated by specialists in the field and numerous research studies have found that it results in significant improvement of anxiety symptoms. You'll find comprehensive information on all aspects of this program at its home site here.
As a trained and accredited practitioner of this program, I will work through the 10-session step-by-step program with your child/teen individually or as part of a small group (maximum of 6). Check out the programs below (based on age) and delivery options.