Covering a range of topics from anxiety and OCD in children, teens, and adults.

Five Reasons Group Therapy Might Be For You

Many people have reservations about group therapy. When I discuss the option of joining a group, people often bring up similar concerns. I’ll share these and my responses in the hope that it eases some of your worries. Then I’ll walk you though five reasons group...

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What is Germaphobia?

Technically a fear of germs could be classified as a type of specific phobia where the focus is germs, bacteria, contamination, or infection. Specific phobias (and other mental health conditions) are diagnosed using a specific set of criteria outlined in the...

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How to Cope with Anxiety About the Weather

As I’m writing this, the weather forecast is predicting a strong thunderstorm for later this afternoon. Every 10 minutes on the news, the weather update plays again. The map is full of orange and red, signaling danger. I wonder how many people watching are now...

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6 Ways to Help Your Anxious Child

If you read my previous blog, 5 Signs Your Child May Be Anxious, you might be wondering what to do if you are noticing those signs. Here are 6 ways that you can help your anxious child. Talk to your child. Yes, this seems simple and obvious, but if you can catch your...

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5 Signs Your Child May Be Anxious

Today's blog is by Amy Kurz, MSW, LCSW, a clinician at Anxiety Specialists of St. Louis who specializes in working with kids and teens who struggle with anxiety, OCD, and related disorders.    Usually children who act out get the most attention, however,...

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