How CBT Can Treat Children with Anxiety Disorder?

What is CBT?

CBT is a psycho-social technique that helps to improve mental health is cognitive behavioral therapy. It works on questioning and modifying unhelpful cognitive distortions and habits (e.g. emotions, values and attitudes), strengthening social control, and creating techniques for professional coping that resolve existing concerns. This article contains CBT in Children with Anxiety Disorder Methods, etc.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is currently one of the most important approaches in the field of psychotherapy. However, the use of CBT in child psychotherapy is still new. This method of treatment was used for children and adolescents after the 1990s.

Today we use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in the treatment of anxiety disorders. In many scientific studies and articles, the benefits and the effects of CBT are undeniable. In these scientific articles, we see that CBT reduce anxiety symptoms as well as anxiety.

It’s also effective in the treatment of disorders and that these effects are permanent (Cartwright Hatton 2004).

What Is Anxiety?

Anxiety is one of the most common mental disorders. Some people with anxiety are able to function normally, while others are unable to do anything until they get help due to the many different effects of anxiety on an individual’s life.

How Can Anxiety Be Triggered?

Anxiety can be triggered by a variety of things such as what someone previously experienced, family history, negative self-talk, or some other tragic event that has taken place in that person’s life. It can also be caused by problems at work, school or home. Some people call it “the mind’s pesky magnifying glass” because it magnifies every fear you have ever had before and makes them seem more real than they were before these feelings appeared.

children with anxiety disorder
Children with Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety disorders are one of the most common problems of child and adolescent psychiatry. Also the studies have shown that CBT playes an important role in the treatment of anxiety disorder in children and adolescents. Due to some scientific articles the effect is permanent. The primary goal of CBT is to change inappropriate learning and thinking patterns in children and adolescents with anxiety disorders .


  • CBT sessions
  • Self-monitoring,
  • Relaxation techniques,
  • Systematic desensitization,
  • Social skills training,
  • Cognitive restructuring,

Creative Play And Children with Anxiety Disorder

CBT Counselling and Psychotherapy Sevice for Children and Young People. We are based in Dungannon.

Don’t underestimate the power of creative play. Children thrive with creativity and imagination! In the modern world screen time for children and young people is ever increasing but there are so many ways to encourage a child to occupy time which can encourage a happy mindset.

Increasingly children and young people are experiencing anxiety and low mood and for parents this can be a worrying time. Anxiety and low mood can present in children and young people in many different ways such as a reluctance to attend School, emotional mood swings, isolating behavior or anger.

At #mindjourneyuk we are University level accredited therapists that are dually trained as registered nurses. We understand the concerns that parents may have and offer a free initial consultation for help and advice.
If therapy is not suitable for your child we will always signpost you to appropriate services at your consultation meeting and explain why therapy is not suitable.

Whilst we also work with adults, our therapists are all vastly experienced working with Children and Young People. We have a range of therapeutic play toys at our dedicated offices and also schedule group work with children.
We are experienced working within Schools and offer School Consultation.
We have a dedicated experienced autism practitioner.
We have a policy never to promote our service with identifiable client reviews and offer a confidential service.

CBT is recommended as a treatment by the NICE guidelines. ( National Institute of Clinical Excellence). We work with anxiety, depression, trauma, worry, stress, OCD, overthinking, panic, social anxiety, GAD, health anxiety and autism.

Selected Publications on How CBT Is Used with Children Anxiety

Last Updated on September 25, 2021 by Patric Johnson

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I am studying in Florida about Dialectic Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I'm doing research on Neuro-Emotional Technique (NET), Cognitive psychology, Metacognitive Therapy.

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