Lisa M. Schab, LCSW, is a practicing psychotherapist in the greater Chicago, IL, area, and author of eighteen self-help books, including The Anxiety Workbook for Teens and The Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens; as well as the teen guided journal series, including Put Your Worries Here and Put Your Feelings Here. She has been interviewed as an expert on Milwaukee stations WTMJ-TV and WISN-TV, and for articles in The New York Times, Scholastic’s Choices magazine, Teen Vogue, Psych Central, and Your Teen Magazine. Schab has authored regular columns on tweens and teens for Chicago Parent and on healthy families for The Sun Newspapers. She is also a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).
"If you are searching for a highly recommended self-help resource
that will enable your teen to learn to manage their anxiety, get
this workbook. In this revised edition, Lisa Schab encourages
self-reflection and discovery through thought-provoking questions,
and simultaneously equips adolescents with a toolbox full of useful
strategies and accessible skills that they can readily apply to
daily practice. Especially today, any anxious teen can benefit from
--Stephanie Margolese, PhD, clinical psychologist, associate member of psychiatry and an assistant professor of psychology at McGill University, and author of My Brain Team and Sam's Big Secret--Stephanie Margolese, PhD
"The Anxiety Workbook for Teens normalizes anxiety and mental health and speaks to the everyday experiences and pressures that teenagers must navigate. Lisa Schab provides helpful tools and psychoeducation in a way that is digestible and easy to understand and apply. The exercises are simple and offer a strengths-based approach to encourage healthy habits and ways of thinking. This workbook is also formatted in a way that allows skill building to be individualized to each teen using it, which is so important and empowering."
--Leah Aguirre, LCSW, adolescent and adult psychotherapist in San Diego, CA; and writer and contributor for Psychology Today--Leah Aguirre, LCSW
"The Anxiety Workbook for Teens, written by Lisa M. Schab, LCSW, is a brilliant guide for teens, caregivers, and therapists toward self-help, understanding, and freedom from everything that teens face today. This book is timely, necessary, and written in a language that teens can relate to. It is as if the author is in a teen's head and walking in their shoes."
--Therese Alexander-Ssebagala, LCSW, psychotherapist for Growing Potential counseling services in Waterford, CT, specializing in anxiety, depression, PTSD, substance use disorders, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, and bio-neurofeedback--Therese Alexander-Ssebagala, LCSW
"I find this workbook such a great resource for teens and myself as a therapist. Most teens I encounter, personally and professionally, experience some level of anxiety. This workbook offers helpful information, new tools, and fun activities to help improve insight. I have found it to be an easy read and I highly recommend it to everyone."
--Stacy Spang, certified family-based mental health therapist for the Family Counseling Center of Armstrong County, PA--Stacy Spang
"Lisa Schab's expertise in the field of adolescent anxiety is evident throughout The Anxiety Workbook for Teens. This book provides adolescents with practical and useful activities to help them understand and manage their anxiety with confidence. Lisa Schab understands the need for applicable exercises, and prompts teens to explore their feelings and manage them successfully. Thank you for sharing your compassion and expertise with the field!"
--Erin Shapiro, LCSW, CADC, school social worker and therapist in private practice--Erin Shapiro, LCSW, CADC
"This book empowers teens to master their anxiety. Schab relates evidence-based mental health interventions to everyday stressors they experience. Teens will find the techniques in this book help them regain control of their lives and build healthy mental habits for the future. Adolescents will benefit from this resource, whatever they are experiencing. I look forward to using it in my counseling practice!"
--Meg Smith, LCMHC, clinical counselor at Azimuth Counseling and Therapeutic Services in Essex Junction, VT--Meg Smith, LCMHC
"This is a comprehensive guide to managing anxiety and finding emotional balance! It offers interventions to calm a hypervigilant alert system, increase activity to burn adrenaline, and retrain the brain to decrease reactions to stimuli--all through engaging activities with easy-to-follow instructions. A GREAT workbook for teens struggling with anxiety!"
--Christina Reese, LCPC, PhD, psychotherapist and author of Attachment and The Attachment Connection--Christina Reese, LCPC, PhD
"With straightforward prose, Schab shows teens that their anxiety is predictable and manageable. Each chapter teaches teens a critical concept and illustrates it with examples that they can relate to. Schab helps teens recognize that anxiety is based on the story they tell themselves; and then she gives them the language they need, and activities to practice, rewriting their story. For teens who are feeling powerless, Schab provides a path to challenge their anxiety and take back their power."
--Robyn P. Waxman, PhD, psychotherapist working with teens and families for more than twenty years, and editor of The Maryland Psychologist, the quarterly journal of the Maryland Psychological Association--Robyn P. Waxman, PhD