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.This book has been selected as an Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Book Recommendation—an honor bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.
About the Author
Jamie A. Micco, PhD, is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Concord, MA, and a lecturer in psychology at Harvard Medical School. She received her PhD in clinical psychology from Boston University, completing her clinical and research training at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders. Thereafter, she was a staff psychologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she most recently served as the director of an intensive cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) program for youth with severe anxiety. Micco specializes in CBT for children, adolescents, and adults with anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and depression.
Micco resides in Boston, MA.