Lisa writes to help and inspire, encourage and empower.

Her books teach children, teens, and adults essential coping skills, guide them to their authentic selves, and convey timeless wisdom.

Lisa writes to help and inspire, encourage and empower.

Her books teach children, teens, and adults essential coping skills, guide them to their authentic selves, and convey timeless wisdom.

“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”

Viktor Frankl

The Anxiety Workbook for Teens

The Anxiety Workbook for Teens, translated into five languages, is recognized around the world as a leading resource for anxiety management skills.  Recommended by therapists, counselors, and parents, it ranks almost daily as an Amazon “#1 Best Seller.” This book offers over 40 evidence-based worksheets for managing teen anxiety, from essential cognitive change (CBT) and problem-solving skills to breathwork, visualization, exercise, nutrition, and more. Read more…

FIVE STARS “…this is the best book out there. As a parent and as someone with a degree in clinical psychology, this earns my seal of approval. It’s simple to use, but backed by the science.”

—Amazon Customer

The Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens

An internationally-acclaimed best-seller, The Self-Esteem Workbook For Teens was named in Tutorful’s “Best Child Self-Esteem Boosters/Resources 2018.” The 40 self-esteem worksheets in this highly-rated book help teens understand how their self-esteem developed and then teach the cognitive, emotional, and social skills that empower them to shift it from unhealthy to healthy. Teens gain confidence to make positive decisions, withstand peer pressure, and celebrate their authentic selves. Read more…

This is a brilliant, inspiring book that teaches and guides teens to navigate their inner world, as well as the world they live in. In a masterful piece, Schab has encompassed all aspects of teenagers’ experience: body, mind, spirit, and relationships. The workbook format offers results-oriented lessons for a lifetime of healthy self-esteem. I highly recommend this book . . .”

—Susan Schwass, LCSW, private practitioner working with teens and their families for thirty-five years

Put Your Worries Here

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. Read more…

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

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! Read more…

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 coordinatorand adjunct college professor in the field of school psychology

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. Learn more…

Lisa M. Schab

Lisa is available for speaking engagements, trainings and workshops, conferences, and writing projects. Please contact her to discuss how she can best fit your needs.

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New Book! Put Your Feelings Here: A Creative DBT Journal for Teens with Intense Emotions will be released on January 2, 2020.

The Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens was chosen from thousands to be named in Tutorful’s Best Child Self-Esteem Boosters/Resources 2018.

January 22, 2020 – Help Your Child/Teen off The Emotional Roller Coaster:  How to Get Anxiety, Sadness, Anger & Mood Swings Under Control, Antioch Public Library District, Antioch, Illinois.

October 2019 – Interview with ParentCircle based on Cool, Calm & Confident assertiveness concepts.

September 2019 – Yellow Ribbon Week interactive Stress Busters display at Libertyville High School based on Put Your Worries Here: A Creative Journal for Teens With Anxiety.

September 2019 – Recognizing and Managing Teen Anxiety webinar for Families for Depression Awareness.

  • Put Your Worries Here10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Anxious Teens

    Of course, they want a new phone!  But you’re the adult with the wallet and the wisdom.  So don’t be afraid to throw in some “healthy” gifts along with The Most Wanted.  Teens who battle anxiety, whether on an average level - such as sweaty palms before an oral presentation or butterflies before a date - or as a full-blown clinical disorder complete with panic attacks - can benefit from any of these gift ideas that double as stress-busters and can help them calm down:

    1. Put Your Worries Here:  A Creative Journal for Teens with Anxiety.  This innovative book provides “therapy that doesn’t look like therapy!”  100 engaging prompts give teens fun but effective ways to manage anxiety in the moment.  (Trace your toes!  Shred your anxious thoughts!  Break up with your anxiety!)  Wrap this up with gel pens and watch them relax and smile.

    2. Running shoes - or a basketball, yoga mat, or other athletic equipment that resonates with your teen. Or, a gym membership!  Physical exercise consistently ranks as one of the top methods for dissipating stress hormones like adrenaline and cortisol and starting the flow of calming endorphins...


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