Conquer panic attacks with therapy-based strategies for teens
Dealing with anxiety and panic attacks on top of school, friends, and thoughts of the future can make it hard to be a teenager. The Panic Attacks Workbook for Teens
helps you better handle panic attacks with exercises and explanations that make it easier for you to face your fears and get back to the things you love.
Interactive activities and prompts encourage you to experiment with different ways of responding to tough experiences. You'll explore how panic affects your brain and body, then practice mental and physical strategies—like controlling your breathing and identifying your panic triggers—that help you tackle panic head-on.
- The basics of panic attacks—Learn about what panic attacks are and why they happen, as well as how the tools in this workbook can help you understand, predict, and manage them.
- Answers to common questions—Explore questions from other teens about common scenarios where panic might arise, and get detailed responses that show you how to handle them.
- Real therapy techniques—Discover strategies taken from evidence-based recovery methods, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, exposure therapy, mindfulness, and positive psychology.
Get the practical tools you need to recognize and overcome panic attacks so you can live your life to the fullest.
JULIA STRAIT, PhD, is a licensed psychologist, licensed specialist in school psychology, and nationally certified trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapist. She works with adolescents and adults to manage everyday stress as well as emotional difficulties related to anxiety, depression, and trauma. Follow her on Instagram @DrJuliaTX.
“What a terrific resource! Dr. Strait’s compassion, experience, and wisdom jump off the pages of this workbook. The effect is to make you feel like you’re sitting in her office, having a great conversation, and her message is, ‘I hear you, and you’re going to be all right.’ She starts by demystifying panic attacks and easily persuades teen readers that they are not alone with these experiences. She goes on to offer an array of exercises and activities, both to help readers learn more about themselves in a fun way (at times I wanted to pick up a pen and complete the exercises myself), and to guide them through a series of strategies to prepare for, counteract, and combat panic attacks. This book should appeal to teens struggling with panic disorder, but it's also a wonderful resource for therapists who work with kids experiencing panic attacks as well as anxiety more generally.” —Peg Dawson, Ed.D., psychologist and co-author of Smart but Scattered
“If you’re a teen struggling with panic attacks, this book should be the next thing you read. It’s filled with helpful information; easy, yet, effective activities; and evidence-based strategies that will truly help you feel better.” —Kristi Wolfe, PsyD, licensed psychologist
“This is a must-read for any teenager experiencing panic attacks. Dr. Julia Strait's expertise in treating children and youth shines through with this book! This is a great addition to my list of resources for youth struggling with panic.” —Cynthya Campbell Palmer, Ph.D.
“Panic attacks are scary and confusing, especially for the teenage years, when many youth experience their first panic attack. Written in youth-friendly language and chock-full of research-based exercises and coping skills, this book will be a boon to young people who suffer from panic attacks, as well as to their parents and care providers. Dr. Julia Englund Strait provides a thorough and accessible overview of what panic attacks are, how to cope with panic attacks, and real-world strategies for reducing the impact that they have on young people's lives.” —Samuel D. McQuillin, Ph.D., associate professor, Dept. of Psychology and director, School Psychology PhD Program, University of South Carolina