How long is the program?
There is no time frame to this program, as we offer ongoing and continuous support for teens. To get the full benefit of the program, we recommend a 6-month time-frame depending on the severity of your teen’s anxiety symptoms.
Your teen may need less time for more acute symptoms and more time for more chronic symptoms. While you are free to cancel at anytime. Please understand that if you cancel and want to rejoin, you will have to pay the current membership price.
Is this the same as group therapy?
While this program is being facilitated by a licensed therapist, it does not function like group therapy.
This program focuses on educating and supporting teens, as opposed to the processing model that is found in more traditional group therapy programs.
What technology will my teen need to participate in the program?
What other materials does my teen need?
A journal or notebook dedicated to this class is recommended. This is in addition to the guided practices and extra activities I provide in the online portal.
What if my teen does not want to appear on camera?
The main fear of teens with anxiety participating in groups is the potential of feeling embarrassed in front of others. Having to share their thoughts, feelings, and experiences can be extremely triggering for them, and therefore not effective.
While the goal throughout the program is to work through these fears, we understand the challenges of getting started. Our format allow teens to attend the sessions without the pressure of having the cameras on. They can also ask questions or make comments via the chat if they prefer.
What if my teen cannot make all the sessions?
To get the true benefit of the program, all classes should be attended; but as we all know, things come up. If a student misses a session, they can still have access to the worksheets and other materials uploaded after class.
My teen has severe anxiety. Is this program right for her?
This is an adjunct educational program designed for acute symptoms of anxiety. If your teen as severe anxiety, we recommend she see a mental health professional for proper diagnosis and treatment.
This should not be her sole treatment, but rather an addition to her treatment to offer support and additional coping strategies.
What type of anxiety does this program help?
Despite the different types of anxieties there are, the skills discussed in this program can be used for teen with various symptoms of acute anxiety, including general anxiety, social anxiety, school refusal, fears/phobias, and test anxiety.
The GLOW Program is not recommended for Selective Mutism or Obsessive-Compulsive behaviors.
The GLOW Program is not designed to diagnose or treat anxiety, rather it is an educational program to teach skills.
Can parents join?
You will be given the login info with your teen’s membership, so you will have access to the program. We prefer to keep the classes and community feeling like parent-free zones, so the teens feel more comfortable having open and honest conversations.
We will be providing a parent’s resource section soon. Be on the lookout for it.
When can my teen start?
As soon as you register! When you join, you’ll receive an email welcoming you to the monthly membership and your login details.
Your teen should start viewing the Welcome and All About Anxiety sections to gain a basic foundation which will be helpful throughout the course.
Can I cancel at anytime?
Absolutely! The membership is on a month-to-month basis, so you are not locked in and and cancel at any time. If you have opted for the quarterly membership package and you want to cancel, the membership ends at the end of the quarter and you will not be billed further.
Just click on the big CANCEL MEMBERSHIP link on the support page to cancel anytime (For the free-trial, do this before your two week is up and you won’t be charged anything).