Step 1: Schedule an appointment at Concord Pediatrics
Make an appointment with your PCP to discuss your symptoms and treatment options.
Step 2: Professional Therapy
While waiting for your appointment with us, look into professional therapy - usually using a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach. It is never too soon to start counseling with a trained professional. It can take time to find a therapist - one who takes your insurance, has openings, and is a good fit for your child. Start the process now. Check out our mental health resource page for counseling options in your area.
Step 3: Start working with your child to find strategies to manage anxiety.
There are many books, workbooks, websites, apps, and podcasts that address anxiety. Consider starting with these:
- Lynn Lyons - Books, online videos, podcasts, Facebook resources by Lynn Lyons, LICSW, a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist who lives in Concord, NH
- **Must Read** Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents and Playing with Anxiety: Casey's Guide for Teens and Kid
- Check out Lynn Lyon's Podcast "flusterclux"
- What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety by Dawn Huebner
- Anxiety Workbooks - Try searching online for a variety of anxiety workbooks for children and teens . These often guide people through techniques and strategies similar to those used in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - using a workbook model you can do at home.
- Mindfulness and Relaxation CD's such as Indigo Dreams, Mental Health Podcasts, and Apps such as Headspace