Podcast: Jessica Thompson on Stress, Worry, and Anxiety
In the latest episode of the Davidson Day Community Podcast, Head of School Pete Moore interviews School Counselor Jessica Thompson. Jessica discusses the difference between worry, stress, and anxiety, suggests how parents can help their children navigate normal social pain, and shares actionable tips that parents can take and put into practice this week to cultivate a nurturing, healthy family environment that allows children to foster resilience and navigate periods of high stress.
Jessica earned a Master of the Arts in professional counseling from Liberty University and is currently completing a Doctorate in Community Counseling. She’s worked with a wide range of families and young people as a counselor and therapist, and beyond her impressive career as a counselor, Jessica is a former competitive dancer and current dance instructor who works with children from two years old through 12th Grade.
There are now seven episodes of the Davidson Day Community Podcast, and they are available to download on most podcast players, like Apple Podcasts and Spotify, and you can also subscribe to automatically download each episode as it is published. You can also listen to all podcasts here on this website.
We'll publish two episodes each month. In each episode, listeners will hear stories from different members of our supportive and diverse community, which means that you’ll hear fascinating tales from parents, board members, alumni, and the wonderful people who work at Davidson Day.