Season 1: Episode 12
Emily Morehead, LPC, and Pam Dyson, LPC-S, talk about reframing anxiety in children. Anxiety is the the most common reason why children are in therapy. While some anxiety in children is age appropriate and typical, that anxiety can sometimes get out of control. The out of control anxiety is generally when parents bring their child to a therapist. So how do you differentiate between the typical anxiety of starting a new school year, meeting new people versus a chronic, consistent issue? Listen in as Pam helps us reframe the worry monsters.
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Pam Dyson on reFRAMED PodcastOur Guest:

Pam Dyson, MA, LPC-S, RPT-S is a licensed professional counselor supervisor and a registered play therapist supervisor specializing in working with children 3-12 years of age at her private practice in Plano, Texas. As the founder and director of the DFW Center for Play Therapy Training she provides workshops, supervision, and consultation services. Pam is a past recipient of the Association for Play Therapy Key Award for Professional Education and Training and serves as secretary for the APT Board of Directors.

Show Notes:

In this episode, we talked about:

  • Concerns parents have about their kids with anxiety
  • Differentiating between chronic anxiety and just a new experience
  • Helping kids navigate through their anxiety
  • Differences between trauma and anxiety; certain triggers
  • Exposing kids to certain experiences that they aren't comfortable with
  • Monster spray to keep the monsters away
  • Transferring anxiety from parent to child

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