Have you noticed increased anxiety in you or your child? Nohemi Medrano, LMHC and Crystal Gonzalez LMHC, licensed therapists with Palm Beach County Youth Services Department's Youth and Family Counseling program have put together a 2-minute video to help reduce anxiety and increase a sense of control and hope.
“When we experience heightened levels of anxiety it is helpful to use a “rock or play dough" tool," said Nohemi and Crystal. “We can compare situations to a “rock" which are situations that cannot be changed or fixed. Or compare situations to “play dough," situations that can be changed, where we have control. By changing our attention to “play dough" situations around a “rock" problem, we can increase our sense of control and hope."
Palm Beach County Youth Services Department provides free mental health services through its Residential Treatment and Family Counseling Division. For more information or to schedule an appointment call (561) 242–5714.