Guidance for Parenting Anxious Kids & Teens in Half Moon Bay, CA

Children and teenagers undergo major social, psychological, and emotional shifts as they learn how to navigate life—and life in Silicon Valley frequently places additional achievement pressure on kids, which can cause anxiety, stress, and behavioral problems. If you’re seeking help explicitly designed for parenting anxious kids and teens, the compassionate child therapists at Mindful Child & Family Therapy in Half Moon Bay, California, can help. By emphasizing mindfulness, intellect, and empathy, our clinicians create safe, nurturing, judgment-free spaces for children and teens to discuss their thoughts and feelings and learn to manage anxiety.

What Are Some Signs of Anxiety?

Significant life changes, trauma, problems at school, and underlying mental health issues can all cause anxiety. While anxiety is your body’s way of protecting you from danger, it negatively impacts mental health and can result in hypervigilance, low self-esteem, and depression. Children and teenagers with anxiety may experience the following:

  • Excessive worry
  • Perfectionism
  • Fatigue or lethargy
  • Fear of separation from caregivers
  • Insomnia or restlessness
  • Feelings of panic or dread
  • Angry outbursts
  • Nervousness, trembling, or sweating
  • Hyperventilating
  • Trouble focusing
  • Worry surrounding a specific life event

At Mindful Child & Family Therapy, we can guide your child or teen on their path to healing and mental wellness. We help by developing healthy coping mechanisms and providing tools to navigate stressful situations.

Our Therapy Modalities

The team at Mindful Child & Family Therapy uses evidence-based therapeutic approaches when creating treatment plans for parenting anxious kids and teens, such as:

  • Parenting Support & Consultation
  • Somatic IFS
  • Art therapy and music therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Our therapists also give caregivers the tools and resources they need to support their children and teens. We will stay in touch and offer guidance throughout your child’s treatment.

Offering Compassionate Therapy

Mindful Child & Family Therapy provides empathetic therapy services in Half Moon Bay, CA. We understand that parenting anxious kids and teens presents unique challenges, and our clinicians are here to help your child achieve peace and mental wellness. Contact us and schedule your free 20-minute consultation today!