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Sissy Goff

Host: Dr. Tim Clinton

August 13, 2022

The average age of onset anxiety for girls used to be eight. Today, with the added stress of social media, coupled with an increased emphasis on academic and athletic performance, the average age in which therapists are diagnosing anxiety in little girls is six. On today’s edition of Family Talk, Dr. Tim Clinton and his guest, Sissy Goff, author of Raising Worry-Free Girls, discuss how girls can experience intrusive thoughts and get stuck, like a single-loop roller coaster. Sissy notes that a father’s affirmation of his daughter can provide relief and create connection. In addition, meditating on whatever is true, noble, and lovely, as Philippians 4:8 instructs us to do, is another way to combat the “worry monster.”

Meet the Guest


Sissy Goff

Sissy Goff, M.Ed., is a licensed professional counselor who serves as the director of child and adolescent counseling at Daystar Counseling Ministries in Nashville, Tennessee. Since 1993, Sissy has been helping girls and their parents find confidence in who they are, and hope in who God is creating them to be. Sissy is a sought-after speaker on the topic of parenting, and the author of 12 books including Raising Worry-Free Girls, Braver, Stronger, Smarter (for elementary-aged girls) and her new release for teenage girls entitled Brave. A member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, Sissy hosts a podcast called Raising Boys and Girls and has 50,000 followers on Instagram. She is fondly regarded by parents and children alike for putting the kids in her care at ease with the help of her 8-pound dog, Lucy, whom she’s dubbed a “pet therapist.”

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