Anxiety and Depression in Children and Teens
February 20 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
What is depression and anxiety? What should I do if I think my child or teen is depressed or anxious? What can I do to help? These are some of the questions that Lauran Thomas will answer in this informative workshop as we learn more about helping our kids as they learn how to deal with anxiety and depression.
Parents will learn ways to calm their anxious children and adolescents and find strategies to help them let go of the things that worry them, such as learning to handle anxiety inducing conflict, and overcome excessive fears related to gossip, school, bullies and more. Handouts will be provided to those who attend, which will offer supporting materials based on all tools presented in the workshop.
Lauran Thomas is a Nationally Certified and Licensed Professional Counselor with a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University. She has worked as a school therapist and an in-home family counselor, has taught parenting classes and has run groups on life skills for adolescents and young adults. Lauran currently works with adolescents and their families on behavior and school-related issues. Specific areas of clinical expertise and interest include: anxiety disorders, mood disorders, ADHD, PTSD, anger management, trauma, adjustment issues/life transitions, relationship conflicts, school/behavioral problems and high-risk teen behaviors.