KATIE HURLEY, LCSW is a child and adolescent psychotherapist, parenting educator, public speaker, and the author of The Depression Workbook for Teens. Her work covers mental health, child and adolescent development, and parenting. She earned her BA in psychology and women's studies from Boston College and her MSW from the University of Pennsylvania.
"Katie Hurley, LCSW, does it again with this remarkably encouraging and uplifting book! It's full of useful ideas and practical strategies to support teens in building resilience, managing stress, and just feeling good about who they are. In fact, I know many adults who will benefit from this book as well. Katie truly understands what teens go through and delivers a book that feels like a wise, trusted friend in whom you can feel safe and free to be yourself. A must-read!" --Debbie Zeichner, LCSW, Parent Coach
"Wow, do I love this book! I find in my practice that negative thought patterns drive a lot of the depression and anxiety I treat in teens--and that shifting those thoughts is difficult, to say the least. It is a rare book that is able to speak directly to teenagers in language that they understand. Author Katie Hurley offers thoughtful, actionable steps that will drive positive thinking for young readers for every day of the year. Every entry is clear, hopeful, and succinct. Katie's empathy, expertise, and experience working with teens is evident on every beautiful page. I already know this book will be a staple in my practice with teens, and I plan to put some of Katie's advice to work in my own life." --John Duffy, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist, Best-Selling Author of Parenting the New Teen in the Age of Anxiety
"Katie has a wonderful way of writing that allows children, teens, and parents to feel seen. In A Year of Positive Thinking for Teens she encapsulates the teen experience--the ups and downs, the struggles and defeats, as well as the wins and joyfulness. She provides easy and practical, solution-focused strategies that will aid any teen in finding a direction that works for them. All while allowing for them to learn how best to attend to the emotional and psychological obstacles that every teen encounters along the way. This book covers it all and simplifies it by taking them day by day through a year of positivity practices that in essence, could benefit us all!" --Stacie Ottoson, LMFT
"This book contains wise words of wisdom, inspirational quotes, and simple activities designed to help teens focus on the positives in small ways every day, and will leave teens feeling reassured, understood, and empowered as they face life's challenges." --Janine Halloran, LMHC, Founder at copingskillsforkids.com