Stephenie Gold, MA, Contributor

Stephenie Gold (M.A.) is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and a Director at LEAP Clinic for children and youth ( Stephenie has been supporting families in private practice since 2003, and frequently delivers workshops to conferences and organizations across BC. She has co-authored several research papers (in peer-reviewed journals) on the impact of anxiety prevention/early intervention programs for children and youth, and is a Provincial Trainer/Consultant for the school-based program 'Friends for Life' for the Ministry of Children and Family Development.

Stephenie is a frequent contributor to Anxiety Canada. She has most recently co-authored the sections for Teens/Youth and the popular self-help app for anxious teens called MindShift. In addition, Stephenie is a graduate of the Advanced Studies program at the Neufeld Institute, a committee member for the Dalai Lama Centre for Peace and Education, and is on the Advisory Board of the non-profit The Reading Bear Society. Stephenie draws from a wide base of evidence-supported theory and research, and is passionate about helping parents and educators support the healthy emotional development of children and youth.