Our current challenges are overwhelming:
- Covid-19 and the re-opening of society
- The killing of George Floyd
- Riots and looting
- Financial hardships
Many are experiencing heightened levels of anxiety, stress, fear, anger, outrage, confusion, and uncertainty about the future. What are some tips and strategies that can help us cope? Tune in to hear our panel of therapists - ADAA members Ken Goodman, LCSW, Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA and David H. Rosmarin, PhD, ABPP - share an informal conversation about how to manage anxiety during these turbulent times.
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 author of the 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 the soon to be released Break Free from Intrusive Thoughts: An Evidence-Based Guide for Managing Fear and Finding Peace. Dr. Kissen also has a special interest in the principles of mindfulness and their application for anxiety disorders. Dr. Kissen has presented her research on CBT and mindfulness-based treatments for anxiety and related disorders at regional and national conferences. 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.
Dr. Kissen often serves as a media psychologist and is available for press inquiries and strives to further the dissemination of empirically supported treatment (EST) information by offering user friendly quotes and simple to understand, practical tips and solutions to help mental health consumers move past stress and anxiety.
Ken Goodman, LCSW, treats anxiety and OCD in Los Angeles. He is the author of The Anxiety Solution Series: Your Guide to Overcoming Panic, Worry, Compulsions and Fear, A Step-by-Step Self-help Audio Program, Break Free from Anxiety, a coloring, self-help book for anxiety sufferers, and the Emetophobia Manual, for those who suffer with the fear of vomit. Ken Goodman is an ADAA board member and Clinical Fellow. Visit Ken's website.
David H. Rosmarin, PhD, ABPP is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Founder/Director of the Center for Anxiety. Dr. Rosmarin’s clinical work and research have received media attention from ABC, NPR, Scientific American, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times.