recorded webinar

Helping Your Child/Teen Move Past Anxiety

Child and Teen Anxiety Debra Kissen Emily Bilekemily
Thursday, May 18, 2023 12:00 pm
- 1:00 pm ET

Join child and adolescent anxiety experts, Emily Bilek, PhD and Debra Kissen, PhD for an open discussion on all things child/teen anxiety related. The webinar answered audience questions and provided tips and strategies to help your child/teen move past anxiety. The good news is child anxiety is the most treatable mental health condition and you are taking the first step forward by watching this webinar! Some topics that were discussed include:

  • What is the difference between normal stress and anxiety?
  • When is it time to get help?
  • How do I to get started with finding help for my child?
  • How do you talk to your child about mental health?
  • I hear “CBT” is the most effective treatment and this is what I’m supposed to find a therapist to provide but what does this mean?


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Emily Bilek, PhD, ABPP

Emily Bilek PhD, ABPP

Emily Bilek, PhD. is a clinical psychologist and a clinical associate professor in the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Bilek splits her time between clinical work, supervision and training, clinical research, and outreach. Her clinical and research interests center around evidence-based treatments for pediatric emotional disorders.

Dr. Bilek is committed to outreach, and has given numerous community-facing talks on topics related to mental health awareness, stress reduction, and overcoming anxiety. She is the 2023 Program Chair for the ABCT convention, and is a past co-chair of the ADAA Early Career Special Interest Group.


Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA

Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA

Dr. Debra Kissen is CEO of Light On Anxiety CBT Treatment Center. Dr. Kissen specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for anxiety and related disorders. Dr. Kissen is the co-author of Overcoming Parental Anxiety: Rewire Your Brain to Worry Less and Enjoy Parenting More,  Panic Workbook for Teens, Rewire Your Anxious Brains for Teens: Using CBT, Neuroscience, and Mindfulness to Help You End Anxiety, Panic, and Worry (The Instant Help Solutions Series) and Break Free from Intrusive Thoughts: An Evidence-Based Guide for Managing Fear and Finding Peace. Dr. Kissen is the Co-Chair of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America Public Education Committee. Dr. Kissen was the recipient of the 2020 Gratitude for Giving Spirit Award and the 2018 Anxiety Depression Association of America Member of Distinction Award. 

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