We are just finishing up our first four week Parent Anxiety Group: Education and Support (PAGES group). It's been a great success! This four-week group, held on Zoom, offered parents the opportunity to learn about why anxiety is maintained over time and what they can do at home to start to change it. Weeks One and Two were primarily "education" with tons of learning packed into two hours! Weeks Three and Four were tailored to support the group members' unique needs. This group included parents of kids from first to tenth grade. Although this felt slightly daunting at the get-go, we immediately observed many commonalities and I was able to tailor the lessons to the groups' needs with tips specific to both younger kids and teens. During Week Three, we focused on anxiety and sleep, as well as anxiety and anger/bad behavior. During Week Four, we will be focusing on perfectionism. Parents have had ample opportunity to ask questions and receive helpful tips from me.
The next session of the PAGES group will begin on May 3, for four Mondays @10 am. You can read more details in the flyer below. If you would like to join, please email me ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'd love to have you!
I am a licensed psychologist working with kids, teens, and adults with anxiety disorders.