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Help For Child & Teen Anxiety 


Recognizing anxiety symptoms in children can be tricky. As a parent, distinguishing between normal worries and excessive anxiety can certainly be confusing.  Many parents experience feelings of helplessness when they witness their child’s distress and are unsure of how to alleviate it. 


Many sleepless nights are experienced with intrusive thoughts of ….Did I cause this anxiety in my child? How are they going to cope at school or in social situations? What is the right balance of providing comfort, while also encouraging independence? 

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Is It Normal for My Child to Worry This Much?

Experiencing a certain level of anxiety is a normal part of childhood development. Anxiety allows children to learn how to navigate the world around them and develop coping mechanisms for new and challenging situations. However, if your child's worries become constant, unreasonable, and disrupt their day-to-day life, it might be time to delve deeper. 


For example, it is very normal for children to be afraid of the dark or worried about their parents leaving. Most children seem to either outgrow these types of fears with age or they tend to not interfere with things like going to school, time with friends, or other life activities. 


Children with anxiety may show some of the following symptoms:

  • Irritability or being quick to anger

  • Stomach or headaches

  • Difficulty falling or staying asleep

  • Difficulty focusing or concentrating

  • Seeming overly tired or on edge

  • Excessive worrying

  • Avoiding certain events or activities


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How Can We Help?

Our team at Egan Counseling & Consulting specializes in helping children and teens who struggle with various forms of anxiety. Whether it’s managing temper tantrums, defiance, school avoidance, or social skill deficits, we’re here to provide the care your child needs. 

We have found that our clients are seeking evidence-based strategies to help their child manage anxiety, and sorting through various approaches and therapies can be overwhelming to say the least. Utilizing a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused therapy, Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), DBT skills, Somatic Experiencing, and a person-centered approach, we assist adolescents and their parents in helping them become aware of irrational or negative thinking so they can see situations clearly, process them, and respond to them in healthy ways.

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If you’re wondering whether your child’s worries are a cause for concern, take the first step. Reach out to us today by completing our quick pre-intake form and we'll contact you within 48 hours to get you scheduled with the therapist who can best meet your family therapy needs. Additional inquiries can be made to our practice manager, Julie Clark, at


 Let’s navigate anxiety together and empower your teen to thrive.

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