Supporting Our Youth Through Stress, Anxiety, Depression
& Times of Emotional Turbulence
Dr Lara Honos-Webb
Lara Honos-Webb, Ph.D., is a practicing clinical psychologist, licensed in California who is known for her distinctive reframing of mental illnesses that are commonly conceived as detrimental into gifts that offer exceptional strengths. She is unique in her use of radical self-acceptance in her treatment.
She is author of Six Super Skills for Executive Functioning: Tools to Help Teens Improve Focus, Stay Organized, and Reach Their Goals (2020), Brain Hacks, The Gift of ADHD, The Gift of ADHD Activity Book, The Gift of Adult ADD, The ADHD Workbook for Teens, and Listening to Depression.
Her work has been featured in USA Today, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, The Chicago Tribune, and more. Honos-Webb completed a two-year postdoctoral research fellowship at University of California, San Francisco, and has been an assistant professor for graduate students. She has published 26 scholarly articles.
About the book
Do you (or your child) sometimes have trouble paying attention in school? Lose track of time and deadlines? Often feel “scattered” or unorganized?
You’re not alone. All teens need a little extra help staying focused—in school and in life. This is especially true if you have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing disorders, a mood disorder, or have experienced traumatic brain injury. The good news is that there are skills you can learn to help you stay on track.
In this friendly guide, psychologist and ADHD expert Lara Honos-Webb offers six powerful “super skills” to help you pay attention, increase productivity, and get organized so you can achieve your goals and live your best life. These skills include:
• Focusing on the positive
• Goal setting
• Chunking: breaking big goals down into small manageable chunks
• Motivational enhancement
• Emotional regulation: dealing with “big” feelings
• Managing attention
Once you learn and practice these skills, you’ll feel empowered to conquer any task—no matter how big.