Jamie A. Micco, PhD, is clinical psychologist in the child and
adolescent cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) program at
Massachusetts General Hospital, and associate professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School. She is the director
of the Intensive Outpatient CBT Service within the Child and Adolescent CBT Program. Micco received her PhD in
psychology from Boston University, where she completed her clinical and research training at the Center for Anxiety and
Related Disorders. She specializes in CBT for children, adolescents, and adults with anxiety and mood disorders. Her
research primarily focuses on information-processing biases, and novel treatments for remediating these biases, in anxious
and depressed youth.
"Jamie Micco has crafted a clear, informative, and easy-to-read
resource that will be useful for any teen struggling with anxiety,
as well as their loved ones. The text details empirically supported
treatment components to help fight anxiety in a practical,
step-by-step manner. Micco should be congratulated for this
masterful work, which fills a critical gap in the field for this
--Eric Storch, PhD, All Children's Hospital Guild; endowed chair and professor at the University of South Florida
"This is an excellent resource for anxious teens, and for the clinicians who work with them. The workbook reviews key cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) strategies and skills, is easy to follow, and includes helpful and relatable examples. The exercises for each section are brief and right on point. As an added bonus, Jamie Micco has included online exercises to complement the written text. I absolutely plan to recommend this book to my clients."
--Kathryn D. Boger, PhD, ABPP, board-certified clinical child and adolescent psychologist specializing in CBT, and director of the McLean Hospital Anxiety Mastery Program
"This workbook provides teens with a step-by-step guide for dealing with their worries and increasing helpful behaviors. Teens will be able to relate to the examples and learn concrete strategies to manage anxiety related to school, procrastination, friendships, and social media. 'Junk mail thoughts' is a particularly interesting way to help teens understand the concept of anxious self-talk and manage worry. This excellent new resource is highly recommended for both teens and the professionals who work with them."
--Laura C. Reigada, PhD, associate professor of psychology at the City University of New York at Brooklyn College and The Graduate Center
"With creativity, clarity, and fun, Jamie Micco offers teens effective cognitive behavioral strategies to deal with the 'junk mail thoughts' and unhelpful behaviors that come along with chronic worry. Whether teens are dealing with mild or severe chronic worry, they will greatly benefit from reading this book and completing all exercises. This is a must-read for teens!"
--Patricia E. Zurita Ona, PsyD, psychologist at the East Bay Behavior Therapy Center, and coauthor of Mind and Emotions