Taming the Anxiety Monster

Thursday, November 10th  - 6:00pm*

Plainfield East High School - Auditorium, 12001 Naperville Rd., Plainfield  

Enter the main entrance (look for the flagpole)

* Community resources available beginning at 6:00pm - Speaker presentations begin at 6:30pm

Event also will be streamed live | Register to attend and for livestream link

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Do the kids in your life complain about or exhibit signs of anxiety? You know that anxiety is a normal emotion … but how much is too much? Is medication the best option, or are there other ways to support your kids?

Discover answers to these pressing questions - and much more - during “Taming the Anxiety Monster.”

Created and delivered by mental health experts who are in the trenches daily helping students cope with anxiety, this powerful presentation delivers practical and proven strategies to become a better supporter - ideas you can use and share with your family, students and relatives immediately.


  • Effective, easy strategies to help children AND parents manage overwhelming emotions in a healthy way
  • Ways to identify and manage risk when anxiety and overwhelming emotions are out of control
  • Information about effective psychiatric medications and when it may make sense to use them
  • A brain-based understanding of anxiety of how much anxiety may be too much


Angela C. Solis is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) and a Certified Clinician Trauma Professional (CCTP). The owner and founder of Crossroads Counseling Services, Solis has extensive experience working with families and individuals with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and trauma. Her passion is helping others find their own light in what may seem a never-ending darkness. The human spirit is truly amazing with what it can endure. 


James V. Dyers, D.O., Mindful Psychiatric Services, is a board certified general psychiatrist who provides medication management and psychotherapy for clients 14y/o and up. He mainly uses cognitive behavioral therapy, but will tailor treatments to each individual client. He believes treating the person is just as important as treating the illness. His nonjudgmental approach allows for open communication leading to better outcomes and improved quality of life. 



  • K-12 parents, caregivers, family members

  • K-12 teachers, staff, and administrators

  • Social workers, nurses, psychologists, counselors

  • CEUs/CPDUs available (you must attend the entire presentation to receive)



6:00pm – Reception / Community Resource Fair

6:30pm – Welcome / Speaker Presentation

7:30pm – Q & A / Discussion

8:30pm – Close