Talking Back to Anxiety: A 4-Week Group for Middle School Students & Their Parents

Talking Back to Anxiety: A 4-Week Group for Middle School Students & Their Parents


Washington, DC

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Thursdays 6pm - 7:15pm, April 4th & 11th and May 2nd and 9th, 2019

Does your Middle Schooler …

  • Frequently appear nervous or tense?
  • Often complain of upset stomach, sore muscles, or headaches?
  • Avoid situations that seem challenging?
  • Seem overly anxious?

This 4-week Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) group will teach your child how to manage anxious thoughts and feelings, and teach you parenting strategies to help your anxious child.

The child group will be led by Hannah Mesiter, PsyD, and will teach the children:

  • How to recognize anxiety before it gets in the way
  • Age appropriate relaxation techniques
  • Tips for challenging negative thought patterns
  • Strategies to participate more fully in situations they may currently be avoiding

Parents will meet separately on Tuesday, April 2nd* from 9:30-10:45 am with Abigail Romirowsky, PhD (Director of Child & Adolescent Program) to learn best practices for how to parent an anxious child. She’ll review topics such as how and when to push your child, the most appropriate responses to anxious behaviors, and how you can be most supportive in a way that minimizes anxious symptoms.

Your child will have the opportunity to learn alongside others who struggle with similar issues in a safe and understanding environment, and you’ll benefit from sharing experiences with other parents.

An assessment with a Ross Center clinician is required to ensure that this is the proper group for your child.

For more information or to register for this group, please call 202-363-1010, x 0 or email [email protected]

Click here for the group flyer.


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