Separation anxiety can be stressful for the whole family. Fortunately, there are various types of treatment for separation anxiety, including CBT.
When a school-age child is suffering from separation anxiety disorder, the child has often expressed these fears to those closest to them, typically their parents or adults at school. In an effort to help the child, families and schools may inadvertently say or do things that worsen the child’s anxiety. While these behaviors may provide some short-term relief to the child, they often exacerbate the anxiety in the long term. Separation anxiety disorder treatment aims to change these interactions.[Read more…]