Choose Your Life
Choose Your Life (CYL) – an experiential self-help course for adolescents and young adults, is ready! If you have run out of ways to try to get rid of, or quiet down, worry, stress, shame, anger, or sadness, try CYL!
Join me and my colleagues, Dr. Sara Ahola Kohut and Erin Lipsitt, MSW, as we guide you through CYL. You'll also meet Devlin, an older teen who tried CYL and shares his experiences along the way!
CYL is based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), an approach that will teach you to take your thoughts and feelings with you, while you put your time and energy into who and what matters.
This approach has a lot of scientific support and has helped me to help my patients make the changes they want, so their life is more meaningful and purposeful.
I created this program to benefit young people who may not have access to a therapist who is skilled with ACT, who may not be able to afford individual therapy, or who prefer to move at their own pace in the privacy of their own home.
Parents - New Video Series
We’d like to let you know about a new online parent video series we’ve developed. It’s intended to be used in conjunction with our Instant Help teen book “The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Teen Anxiety” (Sheri Turrell, Chris McCurry, & Mary Bell). The videos summarize the content of the teen book and give parents some ideas of experiential exercises to try for themselves as they deal with their own emotions, and their teens’.
Video series by Sheri about getting started in therapy, common misperceptions about therapy, “the snowball effect,” and different things people usually struggle with. Check regulary for new videos!