Category Archives: Anxiety in Children and Teens

Anxiety-Proofing Your Family’s Environment

By Sushi Frausto, M.A.Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #101031) Truth be told, we probably can’t get rid of anxiety and stress completely.  Nor would we want to.  These feelings help keep us safe, motivate us to respond, and inspire us to prepare for what is to come.  But sometimes these feelings get so overwhelming they stop us

Creating an Anxiety-Resilient Family

By Sushi Frausto, M.A.Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #101031) It’s no wonder many kids struggle with anxiety. We live in a fast-paced world with plenty of things to worry about during regular times, and the coronavirus crisis has intensified possible feelings of distress. Even as adults it can feel overwhelming.  When I work with families,

The Three R’s of Anxiety Management

The Three R’s of Anxiety Management By Sushi Frausto, M.A.   Occasionally a child’s fear gets so big it’s difficult to manage in the moment.  This can be tough for the child and parents. When this happens, the child may experience tummy aches, a racing heartbeat, headaches, intrusive thoughts, hyperventilation, dizziness or other debilitating symptoms

How to Support an Anxious Child

How to Support an Anxious Child By Sushi Frausto, M.A. We all feel anxious sometimes.  It is normal and can be a helpful part of life.  But, for some kids, anxiety grows to a point where it is no longer helpful.  Their anxiety takes over and keeps them from experiencing a fulfilling and enjoyable childhood.

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