Just like adult anxiety, children can also suffer from anxiety. In fact, anxiety in children should be expected at specific times during development and is in those cases regarded as normal (for example, the first day of school). Some children may also suffer from excessive shyness and may struggle to adjust to new situations.
Children may not yet have the ability to vocalize their feelings, nor the coping skills needed to manage them – making their fears and anxiety even more difficult for them to cope with. At Pathways Counseling Services our Scottsdale counselors are experts in teaching children the skills necessary to cope with feelings of anxiety.