Don’t be overcome with anxiety! There’s hope!
THE DEAL PROGRAM
Developing Effective and Adaptive Life Skills: A Group for Teen Girls with Anxiety
This eight-week program, led by Drs. Laura Horton and Cassandra Cespedes, is designed to help teen girls feel like themselves again, confident and free from debilitating anxiety. The D.E.A.L. Program utilizes Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to teach participants about anxiety, its symptoms, and strategies to overcome it. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based treatment with proven effectiveness in treating anxiety. The focus of CBT is to decrease maladaptive behaviors and modify dysfunctional anxiety-provoking thoughts and beliefs. The end result is an increased ability to cope with negative emotions and stressors, allowing teens to feel confident and happy.
Each group lasts 60 minutes and includes teen girls ages 12-16 years of age. Each girl has the opportunity to express what it is like to live with anxiety, learn new skills, and interact with other teens experiencing similar difficulties.