Is your child struggling?

Are you?​

Dealing with child anxiety is not easy. Meltdowns, tantrums, tears and worry. These intense, sensitive children and teens are hard to parent.

But what if I told you that YOU can turn things around for your anxious child? Research shows that we’ve been doing it wrong — the intervention shouldn’t start with the child; it should start with YOU. 

YOU have the power to free your family from the trap of child anxiety.

You get your first 30 days free!

Your parenting isn't the problem;
it's the solution

You may be trapped in a pattern that isn’t working now but you have the POWER to change that pattern FOR GOOD with the right support and information. That’s where the Child Anxiety Support program comes in!

How do I know This?

Because I’ve been working with kids and families for more than thirty years as a private practice psychotherapist, family case manager, and parent educator. I’ve got my masters in clinical mental health counseling and I have additional training in Infant-Toddler Mental Health, Postpartum Mood Disorders and Child Anxiety (including the Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions or SPACE program). 

My name is Dawn Friedman and not only do I have the training and background, I also have the personal experience as someone who has struggled with anxiety and who has parented two intense and wonderful children to adulthood — including one with also had anxiety. And boy did that trigger my own! I’ve been there, done that, learned a lot and am now ready to share all I know to help other parents of anxious kids.

Dawn Friedman MSEd

Here's how it works

Clear Courses

Strong Kids, Strong Families and the other courses give you the tools you need to create a personalized, developmentally appropriate, and effective plan

One to One Support

Reach out to me via Voxer -- a free app -- to ask your questions, address your concerns and get personalized answers for your unique child and family

CBT Family

A library of cognitive behavioral techniques, activities and resources to build skills in your family that fit your lifestyle and values


Other parents who know the rewards and challenges of parenting bright, sensitive, intense kids with anxiety

You no longer have to feel trapped.

You’ve come to the realization that something HAS to change but you feel totally overwhelmed.

I UNDERSTAND. I’ve worked with so many families just like yours: loving, caring, highly empathetic parents with intense and sensitive kids.

I know how you got here and I know how to get you out. We’re going to free your family from the grip of childhood anxiety TOGETHER.

Still have Questions?

Ask Away!

You have access to me via private message, community posts, and through Voxer — a real time FREE walkie-talkie app — so that you can get personalized support throughout your time in the program. This is not JUST the courses; I encourage participants to reach out to me whenever they have questions, need extra guidance, or want to celebrate their wins!

That is a GREAT question! The answer is that child and teen anxiety are a family systems issue. The research shows that around 95% of families with anxious kids have shaped their functioning around their child’s anxiety. Unfortunately they’ve shaped it in such a way that they inadvertently are perpetuating the anxiety. 

The Child Anxiety Support program helps parents to restructure their response to address their child’s anxiety with supports instead of accommodations so that the family — and the child — can shift to healthy functioning. In other words, YOU hold the keys to your child’s anxiety improving. You just need the right directives, education, and encouragement to make that happen.

Finally, research shows that working with parents is MORE EFFECTIVE than working with kids. Whether or not you decide your child needs counseling as well, you will benefit from going through this program.

The program is effective for little kids, big kids and teens, as well as young adults who are still living at home. If you have specific questions about it I encourage you to schedule a consultation with me so we can discuss the specifics of what’s happening in your family to help you make the best decision for yourself and your child.

No, your child does not need a formal diagnosis. We will do a screening at the beginning to explore the nature and shape of your child’s anxiety but that is not a diagnostic assessment. If you feel your child would be best served by getting a formal diagnosis, I encourage you to reach out to a therapist who can offer these services.

Obviously if your child DOES or has ever received an official anxiety or OCD diagnosis, that’s fine, too.

I bring three decades of experience working with children and families to my time with you. My work as a therapist in private practice; parent educator; preschool teacher; family case manager; and family studies university instructor have all given me the skills and knowledge to assist you in changing patterns that no longer serve yourself or your child.

My masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and my post-graduate certification in Infant-Toddler Mental Health, as well as my training in maternal mental health, cognitive behavioral therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy further inspires our work together.

I’ve been trained on the evidence-based program SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions) as well as on exposure response prevention, cognitive behavioral therapy, and play therapy. 

All of this informs this psychoeducation and support program.

The cost to enroll is $111/month or $1110/year. Your first 30 days are free so you can explore the site and make sure it’s a good fit for you and your family. You decide how long to remain in the program and when to leave. Most people work through the main course in about three months. About half elect to stay in the program for longer because they’re enjoying it and continue to get benefit out of it.

If you’re ready to get started right now, you can go here to sign up. Or if you still have questions about whether or not the program is the right fit for you and your family, reach out to me and we can schedule a time to talk.

You have the first 30 days in the program absolutely free so you have time to truly assess whether or not it makes sense for you to join the program right now. 

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It's time to free your family and free yourself.

Parenting an anxious child or teen takes skills that don’t come naturally. But that doesn’t mean you can’t learn them! 

The Child Anxiety Support program teaches you what you need to know to free your family from the trap of your child’s anxiety.

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