Anxiety in children can present in many ways. It might be stomach aches, or “I don’t feel well,” or sobbing before school in the morning, or melting down before a birthday party, or refusing to use a public bathroom, or crumbling at the thought of a spelling test on Friday. The list goes on. These situations can be challenging for parents, because come on, can you please just put your shoes on?! But if we can reframe these struggles as difficulty managing anxiety, and NOT as “my kid just doesn’t listen,” we can come from a truly empowering place. Your child can be anxious about things AND learn how to manage it in a way that works for them; in a way that allows them to feel empowered and strong instead of scared and weak.
MEET JOSIE MCCALL, LSW
I am a therapist and licensed social worker. I specialize in working with children and teens that are struggling to feel confident in their own skin and have trouble fitting in with peers. I have a passion for working with children and teens that are socially isolated, shy, and have low self-esteem. Empowering them to shine as the amazing person they are is a central part of the work we will do together.
Strong Kids Group
This group provides a space for kids to build confidence, deal with big emotions, and learn social skills to help them connect.
Strong Girls Groups
Ages 7-9, 10-12
This group supports girls as they both discover their authentic selves and develop the skills, confidence, and courage to navigate their world from a place of self-respect and strength. Let's give these girls the skills they need to master adolescence before their self-esteem starts dropping.
Girls Empowered Groups
Ages 13-14, 15-18
The Girls Empowered Groups consists of weekly sessions to give your daughter the skills she needs to thrive as a strong and empowered female. These sessions are designed to support tween and teen girls with challenges around self-esteem, assertiveness, depression, anxiety, peer and family conflict, and more.