Lynn Lyons, LICSW is a sought-after expert, being interviewed for her insights in the New York Times, Time, NPR, Psychology Today, The Atlantic and on The Katie Couric Show (you can view her full media reel here). She is a psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of anxiety in adults and children and has been in private practice for 30 years. Lynn travels extensively as a speaker and trainer on the subject of anxiety, its role in families, and the need for a preventative approach at home and in schools. She is the co-host of the popular podcast Flusterclux (@flusterclux).

With a special interest in breaking the generational cycle of worry in families, she is the author of several books and articles on anxiety, including with co-author Reid Wilson Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous & Independent Children and the companion book for kids, Playing with Anxiety: Casey’s Guide for Teens and Kids, and the award-winning text Using Hypnosis with Children: Creating and Delivering Effective Interventions

Her expert advice offers an eye-opening look at the 7 sneaky ways that anxiety and worry weave their way into our families, our friendships, and our jobs, and provides actionable steps to reverse the cycle and reclaim our emotional well-being. 


The Anxiety Audit is a guide for us all: with no overly scientific or diagnostic language—just real talk and time-tested tactics from a respected therapist—it is a relatable and practical guide to untangling yourself from the grips of today’s ever-present worry and fear.

Ask people to describe anxiety and they’ll start with the familiar physical symptoms: racing heart, sweaty palms, or difficulty breathing. Anxiety, they might add, is “freaking out,” a panic attack, or a frightening loss of control. But anxiety isn’t always what we think it is, especially now. Anxiety has become the new normal, constant and simmering, disguising itself in patterns and responses we don’t even recognize as anxiety. 

Using stories, real-world examples, and helpful dialogues to retrain the way you think and react, trusted anxiety expert Lynn Lyons helps you recognize the sneaky ways these anxious patterns and cycles of worry take hold in your life.  By making small and consistent adjustments, you can reverse their negative impacts and move forward with renewed clarity and confidence. 


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  • The hidden ways that parents are transferring anxiety to their children without knowing it 
  • 7 sneaky ways that anxiety and worry weave their way into our families, our friendships, and our jobs
  • Tips for ending the cycle of worrying
  • Why we often confuse self-medication for self-care and how to fix it 
  • The ways to not let the news and current events overwhelm you