Online Class for Parents of Children with Anxiety Problems


Is your child struggling with anxiety? Our online SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions) class can help! As a parent, it can be challenging to know how to best help your child when they're struggling with anxiety. That's why we offer a non-judgmental environment for parents to connect with one another and learn new, research-backed strategies to support their children. Led by a SPACE-trained clinician, our 10-session program is designed to help parents understand their child's anxiety and learn practical tools to support them.

SPACE is a research-informed, parent-directed treatment for childhood anxiety developed by Eli Lebowitz at the Yale Child Study Center. Each week, you'll join an online class and learn new research-backed tools to support your child. The program is structured to provide a mix of psychoeducation and skill-building activities, ensuring that you'll have practical strategies to implement at home. Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to connect with other parents who are going through similar experiences and gain support from our experienced facilitator.

If you're interested in joining our SPACE program, please contact Ben Esch (AMFT #133743) for any questions and to reserve your spot in the class.

Group Therapist

Ben Esch is a therapist who specializes in working with senior citizens, childhood anxiety and OCD (both working with children as well as their parents), couples therapy, and creative challenges.

Ben utilizes a strengths-based, solution-focused, and research-informed approach to his work, which emphasizes the healing power of the therapeutic relationship. Ben works with individuals, couples, families, and groups.

In addition to earning his MMFT at Phillips Graduate University, and training at the California Family Counseling Center, Ben has pursued further education through training in Brainspotting (Level 1), Gottman method (level 1), Prepare-Enrich (certified facilitator), and Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE) by Dr. Eli Lebowitz from the Yale Child Study Center. Prior to becoming a therapist, Ben was a published author and journalist.

Ben sees clients in-person in Pasadena (in The Florence building on Colorado Boulevard), and throughout the state of California on telehealth.

AMFT #133743

Supervised by Nick Bognar, LMFT #99915

Ben Esch

Ben Esch is a therapist in Pasadena, California specializing in anxiety, life transitions, parenting, premarital counseling, relationship issues, and creative blocks & writer's block.

Thursdays 7 PM-8:30 PM

California (Online)

$50 per session