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Lisa writes…
to help + inspire,
encourage + empower.

Her books teach essential coping skills, guide us to our authentic selves, and convey timeless wisdom.

New Release Coming Soon!

Put Your Anxiety Here:

A Creative Guided Journal to Relieve Stress and Find Calm
Put your anxiety here

International Best-Sellers

The Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens Second Edition:

Activities to Help You Build Confidence and Achieve Your Goals

The first edition of The Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens (2013) has been translated into eight foreign languages and is recognized around the world as a leading resource for building self-esteem in teens. In 2018 it was named one of Tutorful’s best child self-esteem resources and is continually recommended on mental health websites for professionals, parents, and teens. The revised and updated 2nd Edition adds 16 critical new activities for tackling social media pressure, body dysmorphia, developing strong social skills, and more.

“An amazing resource – everything you want in a self-esteem workbook! This is a must-have on every clinician’s bookshelf, and a true gift for parents and teens alike . . .”

—Cheryl M. Bradshaw, RP, MA, author of The Resilience Workbook for Teens and How to Like Yourself

The Anxiety Workbook for Teens Second Edition:

Activities to Help You Deal with Anxiety and Worry

Building from the core strengths of the best-selling first edition, The Anxiety Workbook for Teens Second Edition is fully revised and updated and addresses critical current issues such as social media stress, the pressure to succeed, and managing the anxiety of stressful public events. The 46 evidence-based anxiety worksheets cover a comprehensive body of activities ranging from cognitive change (CBT) to self-soothing and grounding techniques (DBT) to problem-solving, breathwork, exercise, and nutrition.

“ . . . A brilliant guide for teens . . . this book is timely, necessary, and written in a language that teens can relate to. It is as if the author is in a teen’s head and walking in their shoes.”

—Therese Alexander-Ssebagala, LCSW, psychotherapist specializing in anxiety, Waterford, CT

New Series

Therapy that doesn’t look like therapy!

Put Your Worries Here

Put Your Worries Here:

A Creative Journal for Teens with Anxiety

Best book for teen anxiety!  100 creative, engaging, and evidence-based activities help teens manage anxiety in the moment.  Teens release stress by writing and shredding anxious thoughts, “texting” their anxiety, writing it a Dear John letter, calming their breathing, writing by candlelight, creating collages, peace tattoos, positive affirmations, and more.  Effective for use by teens alone or with a helping adult.

“Lisa Schab has a talent for connecting with teenagers, and has proven her expertise yet again. This creative journal is stocked with prompts for teens to identify their anxious thoughts, challenge their unhelpful thinking patterns and learn new skills for managing anxiety…”

—Megan Sayre, LCSW, adolescent psychotherapist, private practice

Put Your Feelings Here

Put Your Feelings Here:

A Creative DBT Journal for Teens With Intense Emotions

Emotional regulation skills for teens! 100 evidence-based activities help teens manage their emotions and learn coping skills while having fun. Prompts include trying “brain yoga,” mindfulness, making confetti out of intense feelings, switching from OMG to LOL, breathing into peace, concocting emotional “soothies,” acting from Wise Mind, and writing overwhelming feelings on tissue and flushing them!

“Lisa Schab has produced yet another amazing resource for those of us who work in the mental health profession.  Put Your Feelings Here is a must have!”

—Stephanie L. Pettey, Psy.D. mental health coordinator and adjunct college professor in the field of school psychology

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About Lisa 

Lisa is a practicing psychotherapist and author of 18 self-help books, including two international best-sellers. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University and a master’s degree in clinical social work from Loyola University. She believes in the power of therapeutic healing, perseverance and miracles ~ because she’s experienced them all.

From the Blog

10 Teen (or Adult!) Journaling Prompts for Tolerating Pandemic Prison

Whoever you are, wherever you live, you’re affected by the pandemic.  There’s a lot we can’t control.  But we can try our best to stay healthy and let out all the stuff that’s churning around inside of us.  We can let out some of the frustration – confusion – anger – sadness, ETC.  We can catch a short break by focusing on something better, too.

Try one or more of the following journaling prompts to release a bit of your burn:

  1. What are the first 5 things you’re going to do when this is really ALL over and life is back to normal?  Pick one and tell why and how it will be AMAZING!
  2. Write a letter to COVID-19.  Tell it plain and clear what you think about it – don’t hold back!
  3. Make a collage that expresses JOY!  Hang it where you can see it every day.
  4. What feelings have you experienced while living in a pandemic*?

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