Mastering Anxiety and Worry

LISTEN now to the April 4th show on “About Health” on KPFA 94.1FM:

We discussed Anxiety in adults, teens, and children.

social anxiety* panic or agoraphobia* phobias of things such as spiders, needles, or vomiting* excessive worry* separation anxiety* other issues. images

Anxiety can stop you from feeling confident, independent, happy, and fulfilled. Your worry or anxiety can stop you from doing things like being with friends, going on a date, taking your dream job, finishing school, or spending time in nature. With the right kind of help and compassion you can reduce your suffering, enjoy life more, and have better health.


Jennifer Shannon has a Masters in Counseling and is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  She has over 30 years of clinical experience.  She is the co-founder of the Santa Rosa Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  She works  with children, teens and adults.  She is a cognitive-behavioral therapist specializing in Anxiety Disorders, including Social Anxiety or extreme shyness, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Separation Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Phobias, Generalized Anxiety Disorder and some types of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and insomnia.   She is the author of The Anxiety Survival Guide for Teens and The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook for Teens. Both published by New Harbinger Press.She is a Certified Diplomat of The Academy of Cognitive Therapy,  and  a member of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, the California Association for Marriage and Family Therapists and the International OCD Foundation.