Anxiety and worry serves a biological purpose. It helps protect us from potential danger by pumping our body with the chemicals and energy to fight or flight. However, sometimes children (and adults) experience anxiety over situations that pose no danger. What’s a parent to do in this situation? When your child expresses discomfort or anxiety […]
About Beth Schneider
Beth Schneider is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with extensive experience working with youth and a passion for pediatric mental health. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Psychological Services from Northwestern University and her Master of Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis. Beth previously served as a School Social Worker in the south suburban public schools for four years. In that role, she supported elementary and middle school students presenting with a variety of social, emotional, and behavioral concerns, including ADHD, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, autism, self-harm, non-compliance, anger, and aggression. Beth also has internship experience at the Inpatient Psychiatry Unit of Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago and Covenant House Missouri, a crisis and transitional living shelter for teens in St. Louis. Beth utilizes therapeutic practices that meet the individual needs of each child, including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, exposure and response prevention, art therapy, play therapy, solution-focused therapy, and social thinking. Beth is also licensed as a School Social Worker in Illinois and has research experience at the Family Institute of Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Health Promotion Research.