A Teen Girl's Guide to Beating Worry and Anxiety

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"This book will be something I forever hold close to my heart."--Hallie

Would you consider yourself a worrier? Do you ever get something you're worried about stuck in your head and you can't seem to get it out? Have you noticed that you get anxious around certain people or in certain situations? If the answer is yes to any of those questions, you're not alone. In fact, 1 in 3 girls your age struggles with worry. They just often don't say it out loud or even act like it. Maybe like you, they try to ignore it, hoping it will go away.

Here's the thing. Your mom or dad or someone else who loves you has an idea that you struggle with worry. It's why they bought you this book. They believe in you--how brave you really are--and believe this book is just what you need in your fight with worry. Filled with questions to get you thinking and spots for you to journal or draw, Brave is your very own place to

· understand your emotions better
· learn ways to fight worry and anxiety that really make a difference
· discover the strength and courage God has placed inside of you

You've got more resourcefulness, more grit, and more brave inside of you than you think, and this book will help you find it.

Also available from Sissy Goff! Raising Worry-Free Girls, a companion book that provides more in-depth information and strategies for parents and educators


"Sissy Goff is unquestionably the expert in helping young women identify their strengths and areas of need. Sissy helps them shape their days and their thoughts and therefore their futures. She is a gift to any family raising a young woman in our culture and our time."

Annie F. Downs, bestselling author and host of the That Sounds Fun podcast

"This book was born out of a strongly felt need to address the anxiety that many girls are facing today. In this book Sissy will take your hand, speak the truth, and equip you with the tools you need to navigate your way through the stormy seas of worry and anxiety. Brave is a timely gift. Don't miss it."

Ellie Holcomb, Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter

"As someone who struggles with anxiety, I am very thankful for this book. It made me feel like Sissy was right there, sitting and talking with me. I related to all of her examples, and it made me feel not so alone knowing that other girls would be reading this and relating to it as well. This book will be something I forever hold close to my heart. I hope other girls can feel as thankful for Sissy as I do."

Hallie, 13

"This book confirms what I've always known: Sissy has the ability to really understand me! As a teenage girl who struggles with ADHD and anxiety, Sissy's words encourage me and help me feel not so alone. Balancing funny with serious, she makes talking about hard stuff not so daunting. I know other girls will connect with this book and it will help them too!"

Sydney, 14

"Throughout high school I have found myself struggling many times. I felt the need to change myself to fit in and be liked. I felt anxious all the time because I lost myself in trying to be everything I wasn't. Through the ten years I've known Sissy, she has planted so much in my mind, and it's all wrapped up in this book. The reminder that I'm not the only one dealing with anxiety has helped me be not only happier with myself but a better friend to others."

Eleanor, 17

"This book made me feel good to know that I wasn't alone in having worries. It was a great perspective on seeing how God can lead us through our worries and our anxiety."

Piper, 13

"I love this book because it feels like Sissy really connects with me and is having a conversation with me. It is important to know that you are not the only one who deals with worry and anxiety. Don't let the Worry Monster get under your skin! God is always in control!"

Kaitlyn, 13

"Sissy explained the parts of my anxiety that I've never been able to articulate. Being able to pull out the book and hear Sissy's insightful tips in the exact moment that I was feeling anxious was so helpful. This book is a game changer!"

Catherine, 16

"I recommend this book to any teenage girl who struggles with any type of worry. This book shows you that it is okay to worry and that you aren't alone."

Ella, 17

"Sissy has helped me through seasons of anxiety and fear and has been a rock in my life. This book is just like sitting in her office and feeling the safety that led me to overcome my anxiety. I know this book will help so many who, like me, were stuck and now are free."

Seanna, 16

"I can only imagine the number of teenage girls this book is going to help. It felt as if Sissy was speaking to me, as if she knew exactly how I felt when I worried. I would give this book the highest recommendation to my peers and friends because I know everyone has fears, worries, and anxieties, and everyone needs help overcoming them."

Jadyn, 16

The Authors

  1. Sissy Goff MEd, LPC-MHSP

    Sissy Goff MEd, LPC-MHSP

    Sissy Goff, MEd, LPC-MHSP, is the director of child and adolescent counseling at Daystar Counseling Ministries in Nashville, Tennessee. Since 1993, she has been helping girls and their parents find confidence in who they are and hope in who God is making them...

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  2. Sissy Goff

    Sissy Goff

    Sissy Goff, LPC-MHSP, is the director of child and adolescent counseling at Daystar Counseling Ministries in Nashville, Tennessee. She is the author of 13 books, including the bestselling Raising Worry-Free Girls. She speaks across the country at...

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