Middle School

Anxiety Free: Strategies to Create Balance and Calm

Anxiety expert and author of Anxiety Free Kids: An Interactive Guide for Parents and Children,
Bonnie Zucker, will join us to discuss anxiety and ways to prevent or alleviate it. 
Please join us when Dr. Bonnie Zucker returns to GDS to provide our LMS community with more information about what anxiety is and what we can do about it. Dr. Zucker shares information in an engaging and easily accessible way. Plus, she shares a wealth of knowledge to help us (adults) help our children.

Dr. Zucker is a licensed psychologist with expertise in psychotherapy with children, adolescent, and adults. She specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders and utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). In addition to CBT, she integrates a family systems approach and works with parents to help them learn the most appropriate responses to their child’s anxiety.

Dr. Zucker was previously named one of Washingtonian Magazine’s Top Therapists in the fields of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, OCD, Phobias, Troubled Child, and Troubled Adolescent. In addition to being active in conducting trainings on CBT for anxiety, Dr. Zucker wrote Anxiety-Free Kids: An Interactive Guide for Parents and Children (Prufrock Press), a two-in-one self-help book for children with anxiety disorders and their parents; Take Control of OCD: The Ultimate Guide for Kids with OCD (Prufrock Press), a self-help book for children and teens with obsessive-compulsive disorder; Parenting Kids with OCD: A Guide to Understanding and Supporting your Child with OCD (Prufrock Press), a book for parents of children and teens with obsessive-compulsive disorder; and Something Very Sad Happened: A Toddler’s Guide to Understanding Death (Magination Press), a self-help book for children ages 2-3 who have experienced the death of a loved one.


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