Conquer Your Fears and Phobias for Teens
About the Book
In this powerful book, clinical psychologist and anxiety expert Andrea Umbach presents a proven-effective approach to help teens overcome fears and phobias using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
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?
Books by Andrea Umbach
—Jennifer Shannon, MFT, clinical director at the Santa Rosa Center for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and author of The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook for Teens
-Jonathan S. Abramowitz, PhD, clinical psychologist and president of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and author of Getting Over OCD
-Eric A. Storch, PhD, professor and All Children's Hospital Guild Endowed Chair at the University of South Florida
-David F. Tolin, PhD, ABPP, director at the Anxiety Disorders Center at the Institute of Living, adjunct associate professor of psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine, and author of Face Your Fears
“If you are a teenager wanting a straightforward way to challenge your anxiety-this book is for you. If you want to understand why your teen feels the way they feel-this book is for you. If [you are a professional who] treats teens with anxiety and want a guide to using cognitive behavioral therapy and exposure and response prevention-this book is for you. Read it, do the exercises, and watch your anxiety take a back seat in your life.”
-Patrick B. McGrath, PhD, clinical director at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital's Center for Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
“Anxiety is all-around no fun. But backing away as comfort doesn't work much better. If you want help moving forward [from anxiety], this is your go-to guide. You'll be surprised at how quickly you can put fears and phobias in your rearview mirror as you drive toward your next adventure.”
-Reid Wilson, PhD, coauthor of Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents and Playing with Anxiety
-Martin N. Seif, PhD, ABPP, clinical psychologist, founder of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, associate director of the Anxiety and Phobia Treatment Center at White Plains Hospital, faculty member at New York Presbyterian Hospital, and coauthor of What Every Therapist Needs to Know About Anxiety Disorders
-Randy O. Frost, PhD, author and coauthor of several books on hoarding, including Buried in Treasures, Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things, The Oxford Handbook of Hoarding and Acquiring, and more
-Michelle Icard, author of Middle School Makeover
-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 TheDr. Oz Show, A&E's Hoarders, CBS News, ABC News, and FOX News