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67. Reframing Anxiety for parents of tweens and teens

Tess Connolly LCSW talks with Dr.Tracy Foose an adult psychiatrist that works with parents and adults with anxiety. They discuss how to reframe anxiety and about how we can manage those moments when you or your tweens and teens are facing these situations or are overwhelmed.     


  • Dr Tracy Foose introduces herself and tells us a bit about how she got started in psychiatry and where she is now. 
  • Tess and Tracy talk about anxiety and a quote that Tracy has on her website and how it informs her practice. 
  • Tess and Tracy discuss how we reframe anxiety and look at it differently as something that we can manage. 
  • Tracy talks a bit about what she does within her therapy sessions that she offers.
  • Tracy tells us about certain areas that have come up when treating parents within her sessions.  
  • Tracy talks about dealing with anxiety through the pandemic and goes through the number of things that we were faced with.
  • Tracy offers some tips to parents that have tweens and teens and how you can cope through these years and how we can de-pathologize fear and anxiety.   
  • Tess and Tracy discuss different things that parents face that create anxiety for them through their parenting and how we can handle these situations and look at these situations differently. 
  • Tracy talks about how important it is to build exercise into your life and how it can really help with anxiety and mental and physical health.
  • Tracy tells us not to be afraid of our anxiety, be afraid of avoidance.
  • Tess and Tracy then discuss ways in which we can help our children and ways that we should approach these moments of avoidance. 
  • Tracy is most grateful for being able to work remotely through the pandemic and also for her friends and family that support her through her life.         


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