Date of Award

Spring 5-10-2024

Document Type

Project (696 or 796 registration)

Degree Name

Master of Science in Counseling


Graduate Studies

Committee Chair

Jessica Brown


Anxiety, Group therapy, Adolescents



Early intervention has been shown to be effective in reducing symptoms of anxiety and improving overall function and life satisfaction. Anxiety disorders are one of the most common disorders among youth (Watson et al., 2014). Through early intervention, adolescents can grow with more confidence and feel less anxious by improving their social skills and overall life satisfaction. This manual examines the impact of anxiety in adolescents and the various practices that have been shown to be effective in treating anxiety disorders. This group manual provides interventions based on evidenced based practices have been found to be effective in treating symptoms of anxiety disorders. These practices include assertive communication, setting boundaries, personal values, and addressing core beliefs. This group was created to provide adolescents with an anxiety disorder diagnosis a safe place to learn skills as well as process the effects of anxiety.

Keywords: anxiety, group therapy, adolescents

Included in

Counseling Commons



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