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Erica Komisar is a psychoanalyst and parenting coach who has been in practice for over 25 years. Erica has developed a series of workshops which help parents raise healthier children through a child guidance model. Komisar believes parents can actively prevent depression, anxiety, and compulsive behavior in adults. She released a book in 2017 titled Being There: Why Prioritizing Motherhood in the First Three Years Matters.

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Practicing pediatrician, parent, grandparent, coach, speaker, and author. Say hello @MegMeekerMD


As a parent, anxiety, depression, and ADHD are all things with which you worry your kids are struggling. Since anxiety disorders affect one in eight children, it’s important to know what to look for and how to help. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks with Erica Komisar, a psychoanalyst, parent coach, and author, and her main goal is to relieve pain from individuals that suffer from a multitude of issues including anxiety and depression. On her website, Erica says her main goal is to “teach parents how to raise emotionally healthy children by being as present emotionally and physically as possible from infancy through adolescence,” and in her talk with Dr. Meeker, she gives a lot of practical information on how to recognize and help your kids with these issues. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away! If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!

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1:03 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Anxiety and Depression in Kids.” She also teases her conversation with Erica Komisar and her points to ponder.


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Dr. Meg talks with Erica Komisar about being as present emotionally and physically as possible to help your kids with issues related to anxiety and depression!

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Dr. Meg talks with Erica Komisar about being as present emotionally and physically as possible to help your kids with issues related to anxiety and depression!


Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about helping your kids deal with and overcome issues related to anxiety and depression.



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