• Wondering how you can be most effective in responding to your anxious child?

  • Unsure of how to get your child to use strategies?

  • Does your child constantly seek reassurance but never seems to feel less anxious?

  • Do you know if you are accommodating anxiety?

  • Does it seem like little progress is happening? Like your child is still experiencing anxiety no matter what you do?

  • Are you inundated with so much information about anxiety that it’s hard to know what to do next? Or to know what approach is best?

Child and adolescent anxiety has risen in epidemic proportions over the years (and has only multiplied since COVID). However, less than 28% of these kiddos ask for help. For those who do, most find the support they received unhelpful. 

Unfortunately, well-meaning parents often make anxiety worse. 

When adults respond in unhelpful ways, we can hinder brain development and ingrain anxiety, resulting in lifelong struggles with anxiety.

As parents, it is critical to know how to respond in helpful ways so you don't make anxiety worse. 

You need practical strategies to help your child master anxiety. 


  • Feeling confident when anxiety shows up for your child

  • Skillfully responding in helpful ways to bust anxiety

  • Motivating youd child to use strategies to tackle anxiety

  • Seeing your child become more confident and brave

  • Easily managing any emotional outburst


This program is designed for parents like you to respond to anxiety in helpful ways while helping your child build their resilience, confidence, and overall courage.

We know you don’t need more information – there is already so much out there. In this program, you will learn practical, powerful, cutting-edge interventions to manage anxiety.

In this program, you will:

  • Develop a thorough understanding of anxiety and its manifestations in neurobiology, emotions, and behaviours.

  • Know the mechanisms for coping with anxiety.

  • Avoid all the common mistakes parents make that can make anxiety worse.

  • Effectively teach your child to drop unhelpful coping strategies and empower them to do things differently.

  • Learn and practice unique and essential techniques to reduce resistance, boost motivation, and ultimately help children and teens cope with anxiety.

  • Empower your child to face, tolerate, and change their relationship with worries.

  • Start seeing immediate and lasting results with these cutting-edge strategies.

What you'll find inside the Anxiety Compass Program:

  • Video Lessons

    You will have the flexibility to fit the training into your busy schedule.

  • Practical Tools & Strategies

    Fill your toolbox with evidence-based, cutting-edge strategies to bust anxiety and rewire the brain for lasting change.

  • Community

    Connect with like-minded parents in an online community where you can ask questions and share resources.

Learn the step-by-step process tobust even the most challenging anxiety.

Showing parents a different way…

Despite all the information we have about anxiety, we continue to see increasing anxiety around the world.

Unfortunately, no matter how good we think we are or how helpful we're trying to be, we aren’t very effective in helping our kids with anxiety.

Through the Anxiety Compass Mastery training program, you will strengthen your skills and start making the change in your child you want to see by building their resilience and courage.


Here’s others are saying about Dr. Caroline Buzanko:

  • “The presenter was exceptional- one of the best I have listened to in years. She was extremely knowledgeable.”

  • “Caroline was very knowledgeable. She provided several personal and work-related examples; this was extremely helpful. Thank you Caroline!”

  • “IT IS STUPENDOUS... SO MUCH to learn, but it is all SO GOOD.”

  • “I got so much out of the whole course, I thought the section on resistance was just gold.”

  • “Caroline was very informative, animated and delivered the information in an interesting way. She was passionate."

  • “After completing the course I felt more confident.”

Learn more about our Anxiety Compass expert:

Psychologist & Director of Training

Dr. Caroline Buzanko

Dr. Caroline Buzanko is a psychologist with over 20 years of clinical experience working with children, teens, and their families. In her clinical work, she specializes in the assessment and treatment of ADHD, ASD, learning difficulties, anxiety, and behavioural disorders. Notably, she is a leading clinician and trainer in the differential diagnosis of ADHD, autism, and its related populations. She also offers therapeutic interventions to support anxious children, teens, and their families. Dr. Buzanko is a sought-out speaker and accredited trainer who was featured in various media platforms as an expert on child and teen development. She has developed numerous training programs and workshops for parents, medical doctors, allied mental health professionals, and school professionals on topics related to ADHD, behaviour management, anxiety, autism, and learning difficulties. Her research interests focus on positive child and youth development and resiliency, as well as parent-child relationships. All of her research to date has directed informed clinical practice, including the development of the Amazing Sibs! support program for siblings of autistic children and informing clinical practice as it relates to the assessment and diagnosis of autism and ADHD.

Course Curriculum

  • Module 1: Understand

    Clarify the misinformation on anxiety. Gain in-depth knowledge of the nature of anxiety, the brain’s evolutionary role in creating and holding on to anxiety, the main pathways of anxiety, what maintains anxiety, and how anxiety shows up. This is a critical first step in being effective in your work.

  • Module 2: Connect

    Teach parents how to: 1. Respond to anxiety in helpful ways, 2. Become effective emotion coaches, and 3. Promote their child’s confidence and independence.

  • Module 3: Inspire

    Within this part of the compass, you will learn how to deep dive into what is most important for the anxious children and teens they work with. Learn how to connect their “Big Why” to the work that needs to be done in managing that anxiety effectively.

  • Module 4: Externalize and Expose

    Learn how to help anxious kids become experts in their brain and anxiety as they develop awareness of when and how anxiety shows up in their life. With this awareness, you can help kids externalize and expose anxiety for what it is and start to examine it in a new light, which automatically lessen the worries that come with it.

  • Module 5: Accept and Unwind

    Since we cannot get rid of anxiety, you will learn how to teach anxious children and teens how to accept anxiety once it has shown up and continue with their day–or night–even if they still feel anxious. By increasing their acceptance, they increase their tolerance of anxiety.

  • Module 6: Detach and Enhance

    Because anxiety likes to overwhelm and make people think the worst, in this step of the compass, mental health professionals teach anxious children and teens how to demote and detach from anxious thoughts so they can start figuring things out for themselves. There are a multitude of strategies that are taught in this step so that children and teens can find which ones work best for them.

  • Module 7: Dare and Defy

    While every part of the compass can be individualized to each person’s needs, individualization of this step in the compass is essential. Therefore, mental health professionals learn how to conduct a functional assessment to set up the most effective exposure treatment plan for the specific child or teen they are working with. They also set up effective exposure trials with the goal of ensuring the child or adolescent learns something new (and therefore begins to rewire their brain). You will also learn how to support parents in creating an anxiety-busting lifestyle.

  • Module 8: Thrive

    In the compass’ final step, mental health professionals teach patients (and their caregivers) how to continue their successes to avoid relapse. Children and teens learn about how anxiety likes them to forget their successes and how they must continuously connect to their past successes to keep going forward.

Have more questions?

Book a 15-minute consultation call with Dr. Buzanko to see if the Anxiety Compass Program is the right fit for you!