New Audio Program Designed to Help Children Overcome Anxiety & Fear

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Developed by Psychologist David Russ and Licensed Professional Counselor Christopher McCarthy, two clinical therapists who have over 30 years of experience between them, Turnaround: Turning Fear Into Freedom™ is a major innovation in the treatment of child anxiety. It is the first program of its kind specifically designed to address children directly through creative media and written materials. It utilizes the best known and innovative approaches to treating childhood anxiety, panic attacks, perfectionism, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), separation anxiety and social phobia.

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Informed Therapy Resources (ITR) announces its upcoming release of a powerful audio program designed for children who struggle with anxiety and depression titled Turnaround: Turning Fear Into Freedom™.

Licensed Psychologist Dr. David Russ and Licensed Professional Counselor Christopher McCarthy of ITR partnered together to create a comprehensive, creative audio program that speaks directly to children who struggle with various forms of anxiety. The program is based upon cognitive-behavioral therapy, which has shown conclusive results in the treatment of anxiety and depression disorders. What makes Turnaround™ truly unique and without rival is the priority of making the material child friendly. The pioneering child psychologist, Dr. Albert Bandura scientifically showed that children learn best from each other. In Turnaround™, scientifically proven treatment is combined with kid captivating fun and creativity.

Turnaround ™ invites the listening child to join 6 other anxious children on an imagined 10 day hiking trip with two “Docs” and a mentor teen named Emily. These children struggle with anxiety disorders such as generalized anxiety disorder, panic attacks, perfectionism, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), separation anxiety and social phobia. Emily acts as the narrator and guide while Dr. David and Dr. Chris leads the children though each day’s adventurous lesson. The children meet imaginary characters and hear testimony from many other children about how they learned to conquer their fears and anxieties.

The Turnaround™ Audio Program includes:
10 CD Turnaround™ Program for kids
Turnaround ™Journal, a 74 page workbook
Chill Kit, relaxation guide for kids
Parent Guide, 2 CDs packed full of helpful information and techniques to help parents.

A BONUS CD titled Med FAQs is also included. Med FAQs is an interview with nationally recognized Neuropsychiatrist, Dr. James Lee, offering a comprehensive discussion on the medications used to treat child anxiety is also included.

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About Informed Therapy Resources (ITR):
David Russ, PhD, Psychologist
Dr. David A. Russ is President and a Licensed Practicing Psychologist of Carolinas Counseling Group in Charlotte, NC. He and his partners have built a busy practice with 11 clinicians. His doctoral dissertation was original research about a novel treatment for anxiety. He is co-author of the book, "More Than Me," published by NavPress. Dr. Russ has been an adjunct or visiting professor for four different graduate counseling programs. He has been continuously providing care for over 20 years. He has been happily married since 1983.

Christopher T. McCarthy, MEd, Licensed Professional Counselor
Christopher McCarthy, MEd, is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in treating child anxiety disorders, teen behavioral issues, parent-child relationship issues, and couple conflict. He co-owns Informed Therapy Resources and co-created Turnaround: Turning Fear Into Freedom™, a professional and creative audio program designed to help kids get free from anxiety and fear. He has 3 Masters Degrees and is finishing a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision. He gives lectures on parenting and improving couple relationships. He has been in private practice since 1998 and is married with 3 children.


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