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March 12, 2018

With anxiety in children, there is often a heightened sensitivity through which that child experiences the world. Other times, the sensitivity occurs without signs of anxiety, but rather other challenging behaviors. Some of the most common questions I get asked in...

February 14, 2018

Typically I talk about how anxiety is an emotion and does not need a logical explanation to affect young people – but what about when there is a very real and logical reason?! I encourage parents and caregivers to take the following 5 steps to assist the child in maki...

January 12, 2018

School is not only vital for the development and expansion of young people’s educational and social skills but also for their emotional development, and going through the experience of starting something new, and persevering despite the worries and anxiety allows the c...

December 15, 2017

We need to remember that transitions are a prime time where anxiety likes to grow, and, considering all that goes on in this time period, increased anxiety actually make some sense. Some of the common triggers for anxiety at the end of the year include: A build up of...

December 1, 2017

We know we cannot make anxiety disappear, but rather we learn how to better manage the effects. As much as I am so passionate about the value of a good therapy session, there are also many everyday items that can really assist with anxiety, regardless of age.

November 16, 2017

It can be difficult to know what is stalling, manipulation or distress, but it’s important for parents to look at the overall picture of their child.

November 7, 2017

In South Africa 75% of our youth experiencing anxiety will not be able to access treatment for their anxiety, so it is vital that parents, caregivers and teachers be aware of what anxiety may look like, and offer some support where possible

October 13, 2017

So often when I am working with a child experiencing anxiety, one or both parent can identify with that feeling. Just the act of parenting, being responsible for someone else’s well-being, can be overwhelming as it is, but now you throw in so many different opinions, j...

October 2, 2017

As a therapist, my role is to help people get a better understanding of anxiety, what it looks like and means for them, and then most importantly, to help develop tools and skills to manage those experiences.

September 11, 2017

In so many of the families I work with that are dealing with anxiety, I find that the child is often a Highly Sensitive Child. The parents are often unaware of this temperament and usually confused- unsure how to best support their child and walk the fine line between...

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