Coping Skills for Teens with Anxiety

25+ Teen-Friendly Coping Skills to Effectively Handle Anxiety

25+ Teen-Friendly Coping Skills to Effectively Handle Anxiety

Working with teens who have anxiety can be a challenge! You know they need help, but they aren’t always open to trying new things. You may have heard:

“Mindfulness doesn’t work.”

“I’ve already tried that.”

“That will make me look weird.”

How do you get them to try new skills? And what sort of strategies will they actually use at school or home?

This course gives you a framework for exploring coping skills in an organized way with the teens you see. Using the five coping styles, you can explore what strategies might work based on research and their personality and preferences.

I also share my favorite tips for encouraging teens to take a chance and try something new. With real client stories and examples, I share how I explore these different coping skills with teens, including identifying which skills a teen would prefer to use at home vs. at school.

By exploring coping skills this way, I hope that this will inspire your teen clients to find strategies that work for them and continue to build and use coping skills as they move into adulthood. They can handle any challenging situation that comes their way with the right coping skills.


  • Created by a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with 15+ years of experience working with teens and their families
  • Self-paced lessons so you can learn when it works for you
  • Earn 3 CE hours from NBCC (National Board for Certified Counselors)
  • Evidence-Based Coping Skills
  • Helpful Resources to Support Teens with Anxiety
  • Based on the popular Coping Skills for Teens Workbook

Learning Objectives

This course is designed to help you:

  • Differentiate between different types of anxiety that impact teens
  • Describe the three different parts of evidence-based practice based on the APA’s policy statement
  • Organize coping skills into five distinct categories
  • Identify a teen’s current coping skills, as well as new coping skills to try
  • Introduce and explore teen-friendly coping skills to your client
  • Develop a coping skills plan for teens that will work during the “tough spots” of their lives

Your Instructor

Janine Halloran
Janine Halloran

Janine Halloran is the Founder of Coping Skills for Kids (part of Encourage Play, LLC) where she provides products for parents to help their kids cope with stressful situations in healthy ways. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and has been working with children, adolescents and their families for over 15 years.

Janine is the author of the #1 Best Seller Coping Skills for Kids Workbook. She is an international speaker, sharing coping skills kids and teens can use at home, at school, or wherever they may be. Her work has been featured on the Huffington Post, Psych Central, The Skimm® Newsletter, and the Boston Globe. She has been a guest on several podcasts, including Tilt Parenting and AT Parenting Survival Podcast. She's also been participating in several online conferences, including PESI Publishing and Media's Child and Adolescent Mental Health in an Uncertain Time, and the Parenting in Place Masterclass (coming in March 2021).

Janine lives in Massachusetts with her husband and their two children. When Janine isn’t working, you can find her in her garden, doing an arts and crafts project, or playing Animal Crossing. She has a weakness for a good glass of wine, Nutella and British mysteries.

What people are saying about Janine's teen resources:

"As I read this book my 15-year-old and I were under a tremendous amount of stress. Janine's book helped not just my teen – but me as well. We read together about the adolescent brain, which Janine writes so helpfully about in Coping Skills for Teens. We gained a new understanding of why stress happens, and how coping skills are crucial for helping people feel better in times of stress.

We've put several of Janine's coping skills into place! I watched my teenager use these coping skills in getting better, getting home, and stepping into this new normal. He is thriving because of Janine's wonderful book. As an educator and parent, I see this book as crucial for not just every teen – but every teen's family. Required reading that you will enjoy, learn from, and feel better every time you return to it for another coping skill."

-Karen Lock Kolp, M.Ed., Child Development Expert, Parent Coach, Podcaster

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
What is your privacy policy and your disclosure policy?
Privacy Policy: Disclosure Policy:
Are these coping skills evidence-based?
According to the American Psychological Association (2006), evidence-based practice means “the integration of the best available research with clinical expertise in the context of patient characteristics, culture, and preferences.” The resources created at Coping Skills for Kids, including this course, are made with this definition in mind. For more information, and links to the research, please visit:

Encourage Play, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7007. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Encourage Play, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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