For anyone with intense fears and phobias, every day can feel like a roller-coaster ride. But if you are a teen, this is especially true. In Conquer Your Fears and Phobias for Teens, you will find practical skills for coping with the thoughts, emotions, physical sensations, and behaviors that accompany phobias. You'll also discover useful strategies to handle the things and situations that cause you to feel fearful. This book provides evidence-based help for dealing with a number of phobias, including: *Animal phobias, such as dogs, cats, snakes, spiders, and more *Natural environment phobias, such as heights, darkness, water, and storms *Situational phobias, such as driving, flying, crowded spaces, closed-in spaces, and more *Blood injection or injury phobias, such as seeing blood or injury, or visiting doctors and dentists *As well as other phobias, such as vomiting, choking, contracting illness, gaining weight, loud noises, foods, and more If you are a teen who suffers from phobias, the practical activities in this book will help you break free from the fears that are holding you back. So, what are you waiting for?
""Conquering Your Fears and Phobias for Teens" is an engaging and practical guide for teens to overcome their fears. It is packed with clear, concise, and effective examples and exercises for teens, which will teach them invaluable life skills, helping them to think more flexibly, face their fears, and manage their anxiety more effectively. And it even cleverly addresses teens' common struggle with motivation and willingness. This reader-friendly workbook is the perfect fear-busting companion for teens and their parents and the therapists who wish to help them."--Marla W. Deibler, PsyD, clinical psychologist, founder and executive director of the Center for Emotional Health of Greater Philadelphia, and a nationally recognized expert in anxiety, obsessive compulsive, and related disorders, with appearances on "The""Dr. Oz Show," A&E's "Hoarders," CBS News, ABC News, and FOX News
Andrea Umbach, PsyD, is passionate about helping individuals face and overcome their fears in order to allow for more functional and anxiety-free living. Umbach has trained under experts in the areas of anxiety, hoarding, and trichotillomania. She practices from a cognitive-behavioral approach focused on increasing flexibility in thinking and making adaptive behavior changes. Umbach enjoys working with kids, teens, and adults in both individual and group formats as well as providing trainings, presentations, and consultations.