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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Julie Schultheis, M.A., LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
I take a practical cognitive behavioral approach to help my clients learn to understand their symptoms and manage their condition so they may optimally function emotionally, intellectually, spiritually, and physically in order to achieve their goals. LEARN MORE
The teen years are often full of stressors that can trigger an episode of anxiety or depression. These are also the years when conditions such as Social Anxiety, OCD, Generalized Anxiety, and Tourettes often begin. Identifying and treating these conditions early can make a significant difference in the quality of life one experiences as they age.
Treatment often utilizes technology and real-world exposures to allow teens to participate in treatment in a way that fits
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Childhood is a key time for growth and development that can be impaired by anxious thinking and phobias. Anxiety can interfere with the ability to concentrate and can also make it tempting to avoid new situations. Separation anxiety in particular can make children want to avoid new opportunities and situations for learning. OCD often begins in childhood and can
contribute to social discomfort, adhering to rigid routines, frustration and inappropriate emotional outbursts. Much of helping children with anxiety issues involves teaching parents how to help their children utilize management skills.
Researchers at the Yale Child Study Center (YCSC) have designed a program that teaches parents how to effectively address their child's anxiety and OCD. The program is called S.P.A.C.E. and it is very helpful for children that are resistant to treatment because the parents are actually the ones participating in the therapy. To get a glimpse of what this treatment looks like, YCSC has created a you tube video that you can view by clicking on the link below: