Anxiety in Teenagers

Psychotherapist, author, expert in social skills training for children for over 25 years, Cathi Cohen provides articles and resources for parents or caretakers.

January 19, 2017

Post-Election Blues

“Javier says the president is going to make him move back to his country. Is that true?” “The school was on lock down this afternoon because […]
December 2, 2014

Happiness is an Inside Job

Sixteen-year-old Jack was brought into therapy because his parents thought he might be depressed.  Until this year, Jack had been a straight A student, played cello […]
June 18, 2014

Mindset and Shyness

In Carol Dweck’s Mindset – The New Psychology of Success, she speaks briefly about how mindset can influence the course of shyness.  Shyness is not uncommon […]
June 11, 2014

As Heard In The Waiting Room

Over the years, I have been privy to a lot of stories from the parents of kids in group. Sometimes the information comes by way of […]
May 5, 2014

Did I Create Low Self-Esteem in My Child?

Being a parent is an enormous responsibility and we often wonder if we’re doing a good job at it. Often I have heard parents say, “I […]
April 21, 2014

Is Your Child a Shy Child?

Dear Cathi, I’m worried about my 14 year old daughter, Megan.  Megan has always been a shy child.  Teachers have always said that she doesn’t participate […]
March 14, 2014

Coaching Your Child to Listen and Communicate

All elementary-school-age children need guidance to improve communication skills. Some children require more assistance than others. How do you determine if your child needs extra help […]
March 12, 2014

Coaching Your Child on Joining In

“Nobody wants to play with me.” “The kids were teasing me today at school.” “I never get invited to birthday parties.” “I don’t fit in.” Sound […]
February 24, 2014

Are Our Teens Too Stresed Out?

Stress. We all experience it, we all hear about it, we all read about it; it is part of our lives. More importantly it is a […]