Support for Parenting Anxious Kids & Teens in Los Altos, CA

As a caring parent, you want the best for your child. If you’ve noticed them struggling with anxiety and are not sure how to help them overcome their challenges, the support of a compassionate therapist can be incredibly beneficial. The child therapists at Mindful Child & Family Therapy in Los Altos, California, offer guidance for parenting anxious kids and teens, and our approach accounts for the additional achievement pressure that Silicon Valley culture often places on children. We create a safe, non-judgmental space that allows kids to express their thoughts and feelings while resolving anxiety, worry, and stress to foster healing and growth.

Symptoms of Anxiety in Children

Anxiety is common for children and teenagers experiencing stress at home, academic or athletic pressure, bullying, trauma, or a recent loss. Symptoms of anxiety in children and teenagers include:

  • Fear of being separated from parents or caregivers
  • Feelings of dread or panic
  • Lethargy or fatigue
  • Angry outbursts
  • Perfectionism
  • Nervousness and restlessness
  • Physical signs such as trembling, twitching, sweating, or hyperventilating
  • Difficulty focusing
  • Insomnia
  • Preoccupation with a particular life event

Our therapists can help uncover the underlying causes of your child’s anxiety, work through their emotions, and guide them on the path to healing. We will teach your child or teen new ways of addressing stressful situations and provide helpful tools and resources to empower you as you support them on this journey.

Our Approaches

Mindful Child & Family Therapy uses different modalities to help children and teens navigate anxiety. We use evidence-based therapeutic modalities that provide emotional regulation tools and help develop healthy coping mechanisms, including:

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

Contact Our Empathetic Clinicians

Mindful Child & Family Therapy serves Los Altos, CA, and provides therapy services for parenting anxious kids and teens. With our elegant blend of compassion and intellect, we guide children on their mental health journeys, provide tools for overcoming anxiety, and foster personal growth. Schedule your free 20-minute consultation today. We look forward to supporting your child during their formative years.