Cali Werner is a family and behavioral therapist. She focuses on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, athletes and repetitive and ritualistic performance inhibiting behaviors, anxiety, mental health stigmas and more. Cali also recently wrote a book and it’s called Anxious Annie.
In this episode, she gives us really thoughtful ways to evaluate and decide if our kids might need to see a behavioral therapist, ways to think about anxiety with our kids, how to handle certain situations, anxiety with sports, and more.
I took a lot from this conversation and I hope that you all with too!
What we talked about:
4:05- The book that Cali wrote
5:15- Her work as a therapist
6:45- Cali’s own story with OCD and working with your child on their own OCD
20:15- Bringing siblings to therapy
21:50- When to get help for your child with OCD
24:35- Symptoms of panic attacks
25:30- How to help your child through a panic attack
28:55- Anxiety with sports
34:35- Writing Anxious Annie
36:10- Anxiety vs OCD and how they intertwine
37:30- How to communicate with teachers and others about your child’s anxiety
49:10- End of podcast questions
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