Addressing Anxiety Before Your Holiday Celebration

Recorded November 16, 2023

It’s time for the holidays! It’s a season of gathering, of joy, and, yes, of anxiety. Unfortunately, for individuals in the celiac and gluten-sensitive community, the thought of gathering with family and friends can bring unwanted additional stress to what should be a time of celebration. You want to enjoy the moments and your host wants to do everything that they can to lower your red flags. So, what can we do to bring the “happy” back to the holidays?

This webinar provides a discussion about anxiety at the holiday table and how to improve your mental wellness during this stressful time of the year. Dr. Deena Abbe, PhD and licensed clinical psychologist, joined for a discussion and a Q&A session around anxiety and holiday eating. We also addressed the stressors felt by those hosting family and friends with special dietary needs.

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Dr. Deena Abbe, PhDDeena Abbe, PhD, is a licensed clinical and school psychologist. She specializes in working with children and families. Dr. Abbe has over a decade of experience successfully diagnosing, treating, and helping children and families live with ADHD/ADD, Autism, Depression, Anxiety, OCD, ODD, feeding concerns, and more. Dr. Abbe has several members of her family who have celiac disease and was a featured speaker at the 2018 Generation GF Teen & Family Summit.