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    The Science of Helping Your Child Manage Anxiety and Stress



    Is your child stressed over the pressures of school?  Is your child anxious when confronting a developmentally appropriate challenge? Does your child have difficulty managing their fears and worries? Do you find yourself worrying about these things, too, and wonder how you can best help your child? 





    Join us on Thursday, April 28, 2022, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m in the Pennridge High School Auditorium. 


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    Dr. Katherine Dahlsgaard will share scientifically-based strategies to help better understand and manage your child’s stresses and anxieties.   As a licensed and board certified clinical psychologist with expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for child anxiety disorders, Dr. Dahlsgaard will describe what is normal versus problematic anxiety and detail positive parenting strategies that will help you and your child to connect and thrive.


    Childcare is available for school-aged children. To sign-up for childcare, please click here.

  • dahlsgaard photoDr. Katherine Dahlsgaard

    Dr. Katherine Dahlsgaard is a licensed psychologist and Board Certified in Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology with expertise in cognitive behavioral therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Dahlsgaard focuses her efforts on the promotion of evidence-based psychotherapy via her clinical practice, speaking and writing, and consultation and training.


    She was formerly Director of The Anxiety Behaviors Clinic and The Picky Eaters Clinic and Co-Director of The Food Allergy Bravery Clinic at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


    Dr. Dahlsgaard completed her PhD in Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, where she was awarded a National Science Foundation Fellowship. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at NYU School of Medicine’s Child Study Center. She is currently in private practice and continues to publish in peer reviewed journals and present at national academic conferences. She also writes for The Philadelphia Inquirer on topics of mental health and human virtue.


    Click here to register for child care. 




    Community Partners 

    Mental Health Vendors


    Abbey’s Bakery - is dedicated to sharing Abbey's story, promoting mental health awareness & suicide prevention, and providing resources to those who may be suffering.


    Bucks County Suicide Task Force - Kyle Esposito and Wendy Flanigan - Through advocacy, education, prevention, intervention, and postvention, they are working to end suicide. It has been their mission since 2013. In the past nine years, the Suicide Prevention Task Force has brought together a coalition of organizations, dedicated teams of professionals, and volunteers to deliver programs, drive initiatives, and hold events across Bucks County!


    Compass Counseling and Associates - Deborah DePolo and Mandy Boshell - Our private practice offers therapeutic counseling services at locations in Buck County, Montgomery County, and through telehealth.  We work with families, couples, groups, and individuals to support and guide our clients with a compassionate and sensitive approach through life's journey.  With years of experience and a professional approach, our counselors make it a priority to fully understand the nature of what brings people to our client-centered approach to treating a variety of mental health concerns.


    NAMI - provides advocacy, education, support, and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.


    Friends Hospital - Melvin Henry - Friends Hospital has been providing psychiatric treatment to adolescents, adults, and seniors for centuries, making it the oldest private psychiatric hospital in the nation. Friends Hospital still operates under the mission—using the modern principles of wellness and recovery—strives to provide patients with the tools they need to understand and manage their symptoms. Starting with a thorough evaluation, an individualized treatment plan is developed to help stabilize acute psychiatric symptoms.


    St Luke’s Penn Foundation-Ryan Schweiger - We dedicate ourselves to the provision of superior behavioral, developmental, and physical healthcare that is individualized and family-centered, accessible, and equitable. To instill hope, inspire change, and build community


    Grand View Health is a community health system in Sellersville, PA, located an hour north of Philadelphia. It has served generations of Bucks and Montgomery County residents since 1913. Grand View offers inpatient and outpatient services in the areas of cancer, cardiology, vascular surgery, critical care, radiation oncology, labor and delivery, orthopaedics, post-acute care, robotic surgery, hospice care and women's and children's health.


    The Light Program is a mental health treatment program that supports individuals in crisis or struggling to function on a regular basis. Our mental health Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) and Partial Hospital Programs (PHP) consist of an initial individual session establishing person-centered treatment goals followed by regularly scheduled group and individual counseling sessions; individual and family sessions are provided on an as needed basis. A qualified therapist leads the counseling sessions and is trained to assist each client in meeting their personally pre-defined treatment goals.


    Seeds of Hope is an eating disorder clinic with locations throughout southeastern Pennsylvania. We understand how eating disorders come in various forms: Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge eating disorder, Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID),Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorders (OSFED) We also know the recovery process looks different for everyone, so we provide individualized care for each one of our clients.