Facing Your Fears (FYF) Group for Children


Facing Your Fears (FYF) is a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) program for children and youth with ASD who experience significant symptoms of anxiety. This group focuses on helping children and their caregivers in identifying worries, developing coping strategies, and practicing managing anxiety. This group consists of 12 weekly in-person sessions. Caregiver AND child participation in each session is required.


  • 9 to 12
Help with
  • Anxiety
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Mental health
  • School Age
  • Self-regulation

Mariani and Associates

Available Spaces

-6 children + 6 caregivers (one per child)-closed group (i.e., the same children and accompanying caregivers attend each of the 12 sessions within same group)

Who is Eligible

This group is intended for children ages 8 to 12 years who have heightened level of anxiety (e.g., worries or fears), are verbal/conversational, and reading at the Grade 2 level or above. Initial screening for eligibility is required to ensure that the group will be a good fit for each participant.


1.5-hour sessions (18 hours in total)

Session dates

Tuesdays beginning on September 19, 2023 and running to December 5, 2023