The six principles in this book give teens all the tools they need for raising low self-esteem and building confidence in all areas of their life. Addressing everything from teen body image to peer pressure to the value of their authentic self, these self-esteem activities for teens teach powerful life skills for creating success with friends, family, school, and work. The use of “wisdom tales,” teen stories, affirmations, and personal exercises make the information clear and applicable.
"Lisa Schab skillfully translates powerful clinical concepts from mental health research and treatment and offers them to adolescents in plain talk. Self-Esteem for Teens is a valuable guide for all youth. These principles work!"
—Britt Rathbone, MSSW, LCSW-C, adolescent therapist, trainer, and author of What Works with Teens
"This is a must-read for all teens!"
—Lucie Hemmen, PhD, licensed clinical psychologist and author of Parenting a Teen Girl
"Schab’s writing is clear yet insightful, providing numerous examples and exercises to engage teens and their parents. Clinicians will find the book highly useful in guiding their clients. In a word - invaluable!"
—Jeremy S. Kaplan, MD, assistant professor behavioral sciences, Northwestern University
A teenager’s self-esteem affects every area of their life: academics; activities; friends, family, and dating relationships. The self-esteem worksheets in this book will help you to understand how your own self-esteem developed and will give you powerful tools to shape it and your life the way you want it to be. Learn how to believe in yourself no matter what is happening in your world.
“Lisa Schab's workbook on self-esteem for teens is replete with common sense exercises and instructions that are all informed by current research and developmental theory. Each of the 'Know This' prefaces attests to Lisa Schab's practice wisdom and advanced clinical skills as a psychotherapist and professional whose knowledge sets span the emotions, mind, brain, and behaviors of teens and their families.”
—Randolph Lucente, PhD, professor of adolescent psychology
Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work
Managing anxiety is one of the most common challenges a teen can face. Luckily, anxiety is very treatable! This workbook offers more than 40 different techniques for effectively dealing with teenager anxiety - whether at school, home, or with friends. If anxiety is your main problem or just the side-effect of another, you can learn to handle its symptoms and feel peaceful again.
"The Anxiety Workbook for Teens is a wonderful tool for my adolescent clients to learn about anxiety - what it is, where comes from and how to manage it. The well-written exercises provide an insightful framework for future therapy sessions. It is by far my favorite go-to workbook for adolescent anxiety."
—Deb Norton, MS, LCPC, NCC
Teenage depression can feel like you’re in a deep, dark hole with no way out. This workbook offers you direct, research-based ways to find the light again. Sadness, low energy, feeling helpless or hopeless, losing interest in what you used to love, are all symptoms that can be turned around when you practice these mind, body, and spirit techniques that have helped so many teens feel better.
“As a high school social worker, I use this workbook in both individual and group sessions. Feedback from my students is that the exercises are relevant to their depressive symptoms, are clear and age-appropriate, and help increase their awareness of and accountability for behaviors. Beyond the Blues addresses all the facets of the recovery process. I could not ask for a more comprehensive book to address treating depression in adolescents.”
—Megan Sayre, LCSW
Even if you’re not a kid anymore, when your parents are divorced it can feel like a bomb went off in your heart. Family is a big part of our emotional security system, no matter how old we are. The activities in this book will help you to understand your feelings, cope with the change, get through the pain, and come out on the other side without being completely derailed.
“Lisa has developed a practical workbook to help teens work through the changes that result from divorce. As a therapist and owner of DivorceCommunications.com, I have witnessed firsthand the various ways teens are affected by divorce. Lisa's workbook is a great addition to any therapist’s tool box to assist families through the transition of divorce.”
—Kimberly A. Kick, LCSW, (& Associates, LTD) Owner, DivorceCommunications.com
Bingeing and purging are attempts at managing life that end up damaging both your body and your soul. As anyone who’s ever tried to stop knows, these are habits that hang on hard. This book gives you ways to work out of disordered behaviors by attacking them on more than one level. You will learn to use your thoughts, voice, imagination, actions, creativity, and spirit to create a new, healthier lifeline and eradicate bulimia from your life.
“Teens should feel very validated to have the worksheets in this book. Each one is like a supportive hug.”
—Joan Mrozek, clinical leader at Linden Oaks Hospital