Break the worry cycle for good! This fun, practical workbook offers effective, easy-to-understand cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) exercises to help you understand your chronic worrying, toss "junk mail" thoughts, and manage your fears in a constructive way.
Do you worry all the time? Maybe you're worried about school, tests, making new friends, or even about what the future holds? The teen years are full of big changes, and it's normal to worry sometimes. But if you have chronic, difficult-to-control worries, you may have trouble sleeping, paying attention, and even experience physical symptoms like stomachaches and headaches. You need help putting things in perspective.
Written by a Harvard University faculty member and expert in teen anxiety, this is the first book to target chronic, debilitating worry with proven-effective skills to help you alleviate worry symptoms and prevent them from escalating into anxiety. With this book, you'll uncover the real reasons you worry all the time, stop unhelpful "junk mail" thoughts from taking over, challenge your worries, face your fears, and-most importantly-reach your goals!
If you're tired of worrying, this friendly guide can help you get your life back.
Jamie A. Micco, PhD, is clinical psychologist in the child and adolescent cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) program at Massachusetts General Hospital, and associate professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School. She is the director of the Intensive Outpatient CBT Service within the Child and Adolescent CBT Program. Micco received her PhD in psychology from Boston University, where she completed her clinical and research training at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders. She specializes in CBT for children, adolescents, and adults with anxiety and mood disorders. Her research primarily focuses on information-processing biases, and novel treatments for remediating these biases, in anxious and depressed youth.