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Ask the Child Therapist Episode 56: Harm OCD in Kids: What it is and How to Help

Ask the Child Therapist Episode 56: Harm OCD in Kids: What it is and How to Help

Your child is starting to talk about “bad thoughts.” They worry they might hurt someone. They worry they might hurt themselves. This behavior is out of the blue. They promise they don’t want to kill themselves, but they worry it will happen anyway. They don’t want to jump in front of a car, but what if they do? They don’t want to stab you, but what if they do? The questions don’t stop there. What if something they do winds up killing those they love? What if they don’t wash well enough, pick up good enough, do things carefully enough. Would that put others at risk? Welcome to the world of Harm OCD. The one OCD theme that has parents running to professionals more than any other OCD theme.

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PSP 046: Signs of a Good vs Bad Child OCD and Anxiety Therapist

PSP 046: Signs of a Good vs Bad Child OCD and Anxiety Therapist

Do you like coffee? I do too. But not every cup of coffee is the same. Starbucks coffee is generally too strong. Dunkin Donuts coffee is liquid heaven. Therapy is the same way. Therapists are like coffee beans…there are a zillion types and not all of them are going to be good. This is especially true if you are looking for a child OCD or Anxiety therapist.

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Ask the Child Therapist Episode 55: Helping Your Anxious Child Survive the Holidays

Ask the Child Therapist Episode 55: Helping Your Anxious Child Survive the Holidays

It’s supposed to be the happiest time of year, right? Then why is your anxious child imploding behind the Christmas tree? Tons of parties, activities, and chaos might sound fun to you, but to an anxious kid – it can be a recipe for disaster. Helping your anxious child survive the holidays isn’t too hard. You just have to know where to begin. Let me give you a jump start…

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The Face Behind AT Parenting Survival for All Ages


Child therapist and toddler mental health specialist.

My name is Natasha Daniels and I am a Child Therapist and mother to three vibrant, challenging and insightful children who keep me on my toes! I have spent the last twelve years working with children and families in my private practice Hill Child Counseling.

 

Kids are my passion – especially anxious kids and kids with OCD. Having been an anxious kid and now raising three anxious kids of my own, I get anxiety and OCD on a very personal level. I have dedicated my practice and my writing to helping kids with anxiety/OCD and their families. 

 

I am the author of Anxiety Sucks! A Teen Survival Guide and How to Parent Your Anxious Toddler. I am the creator of AnxiousToddlers.com and AT Parenting Survival Courses for Anxiety and OCD. My work has been featured on various sites including Huffington Post, Scary Mommy and The Mighty

 

I am an active member of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) and have attended their advanced OCD training through the Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI). I also remain active wih The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) and participate in their ongoing OCD sub-committee.

 

 

 

 

 


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Parenting can be tough! Get some support with these resources.

Child Therapist’s Ultimate List of Products to Help Reduce Child Anxiety

As a child therapist and mom to three anxious kids, I am constantly looking for products to help child anxiety. Here are my recommendations along with how they can be used.

Parenting Classes and Videos

Life can be hectic. Who has time to read or go visit a professional these days? Watch some quick 5 to 15 minute parenting videos taught by a child therapist on anxiety and body safety.

Parenting Online Classes

Are you looking for parenting support? Anxious Toddlers e-courses are taught by a child therapist at your own speed, when YOU have the time.