Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders

  • Does your child or teen often worry or ask you questions that indicate they are worried about something bad happening?
  • Does your child or teen seem withdrawn and avoidant in social interactions with their peers or other adults?
  • Is your child often irritable, argumentative, or angry?
  • Does your child or teen seem restless and fidgety?
  • Does your child or teen have difficulty focusing on one thing or seem to be lost in their own world?
  • Does your child overreact or seem easily startled or jumpy?
  • Do you wish that it were easier to communicate with your child or teen, but feel that they aren’t telling you everything that’s on their mind?
child anxiety

You may find that you have a hard time understanding if your child seems to worry so much or feel anxious.

You have a feeling that your child worries more than what you realize. You may feel distant from your child as you struggle to understand what they are going through. You just want your child to be happy again, but you don’t know how to fix it.

Many children and teens experience various forms of anxiety. Parents often struggle to know where these intense fears are coming from. We can work with your child to help her overcome these problems.

Childhood anxiety occurs with many children and adolescents during the span of childhood. They may look like avoidance, irritability, restless and fidgety behavior, emotional meltdowns, and poor social skills. If not treated, anxiety disorders may get worse over time, and more difficult to resolve. Patterns of avoidance often maintain and worsen anxiety disorders, so the sooner you seek help, the better.

How we can help

Contact us if you feel helpless in knowing what to do about your child or teen’s mental health. Feel free to ask any questions you have or set up an appointment. Why wait to get help for you and your child? Making that first call is often the most difficult part. We make it easy for you to get started. We love our work. And we have a safe place waiting for your child or teen to learn how to live a stress-free life.

In working with children and teens, we rely on evidence-based practices to deal with these common challenges. You are not alone. We work closely with children and teens to help them better understand the emotions they are experiencing and ways they can tame them. We often meet with the parent once or twice, especially in the first session, but our priority is to give your child a safe place to share their fears, worries, and concerns. We will give your child practical tools to help them live a life free of anxiety and depression. We will also help parents learn ways to help their child or teen better manage their emotions. We use these methods ourselves, so we know they work. The good news is that people who seek help, get better. Your child or teen can be one of those people.

Our skilled and compassionate therapists listen to the struggles that your child or teen is experiencing. Depending on the age and maturity of your child, we may take a cognitive approach in which we help your child identify and overcome unhelpful thought patterns; a behavioral approach, in which we help your child identify and overcome bad habits that reinforce their anxiety; or a combination of the two. Don’t worry, parents. We will also provide you with plenty of coaching so you will know the best responses to help your child overcome anxiety at home. You can rely on our years of experience, compassion, and practical advice to help you receive the help you need for your child. Our methods are direct, heart-felt and practical. We help you and your child take action to turn things around for the better.

We have trained professionals who specialize in the treatment of child and teen mental health problems. Our therapists will help you develop a plan that meets your needs and helps you and your child overcome the challenges you face.

Ready to get started?

If you are ready to learn how we can show you how to regain control of your situation, call our staff at (936) 272-0555. They can help match you with one of our highly qualified therapists that will help you meet your goals.