Anxiety is a feeling that’s characterized by worrisome thoughts, restlessness, and muscle tension. It’s normal for people to experience anxiety from time to time in response to a stressor. For kids and teens, common situations that cause them to feel anxious include school deadlines and problems with their peers.
In contrast, anxiety disorders interfere with a child or teen’s activities of daily living and relationships, which require professional help. Examples of anxiety disorders include Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Separation Anxiety Disorder, and Phobias. When left untreated, anxiety may lead to other mental health problems like depression.
How Can Our Anxiety Worksheets Help
These anxiety worksheets serve as resources for parents and professionals working with young people to help them track and manage their anxiety. Any of the worksheets below can be used as part of cognitive therapy or a therapeutic home exercise to improve their well-being.
How to Use Our Anxiety Worksheets
Our anxiety worksheets and handouts can benefit individuals in the following ways:
- Many of our anxiety worksheets are fillable PDF files. This means they can be clicked and typed into directly on a device. This is convenient for distance learning and telehealth services.
- Our anxiety worksheets can be used to highlight, or illustrate a specific mental health topic in the therapy room or classroom as part of a therapeutic lesson.
- They provide visual and written engagement to support different modalities of learning, which can enhance traditional talk or play therapy.
- They can be provided as homework to encourage individuals to be thoughtful about the lessons taught in the therapy room, practice the skills taught in the therapy room without the therapist’s support, use the handouts as engaging visual aids to post at home, and reference when they need a reminder to support their mental health, and review with parents, which allows parents and other caregivers an opportunity to support their children in using the skills they are learning.
- When individuals return to the therapy room, the worksheets can be referenced multiple times throughout treatment to support long-term learning.