Cali Werner – Family and Behavioral Therapist
Why is Everyone Yelling
September 7, 2021
In a recent episode of "Why is Everyone Yelling," a podcast renowned for its supportive and relatable parenting insights, Cali Werner, a dedicated family and behavioral therapist, shares her expertise on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), anxiety, and mental health stigmas. With her particular focus on athletes and repetitive, ritualistic behaviors that can hinder performance, Cali's perspective offers a wealth of valuable information for parents.
In addition to discussing her newly released book "Anxious Annie," Cali provides thoughtful advice on recognizing when children may need to see a behavioral therapist, ways to understand and manage anxiety in children, strategies for handling specific situations, and the intersection of anxiety and sports.
Cali shares her personal journey with OCD and how it can inform parents working with their own child's OCD. The episode also delves into the complex interplay between anxiety and OCD, and how to communicate effectively with teachers and others about a child's anxiety.
This episode is a must-listen for any parent seeking guidance on these challenging topics. Tune in for a comprehensive discussion packed with practical advice and empathetic understanding of the struggles many parents and children face when navigating OCD and anxiety.