Home for the Holidays

Navigating Your Teenager's Return from College

LIVE WEBINAR – December 6th, 7:00 PM EST / 4:00 PM PST

With leading adolescent psychologist, Dr. Anne Marie Albano and Head of Lumate Academy, Dr. Sarah Olivo.

Informative webinar on how to navigate your teen's return home from college with Dr. Anne Marie Albano and Dr. Sarah Olivo

Are you a parent anticipating your teenager’s return home from college? 

There are plenty of resources about navigating your teen’s transition to college. But what about the other transitioncoming back? The holiday season is a time for family togetherness, but it can also bring unexpected surprises due to your teenager’s newfound independence.  

You might wonder, “Are the house rules the same? Did they struggle during their first semester? Should I ask questions about it? Can I handle the answers?  

With years of clinical experience working with teenagers and young adults, Anne Marie and Sarah have advised hundreds of students and families through holiday reunions. In short, they’ve seen it all. Join them live to learn:

  1. The most common reunion challenges families encounter  
  2. Strategies to balance conflicting parent and teen priorities 
  3. Advice for effective communication and support if problems arise


Mark your calendars for a conversation that will help prepare you for a smooth and joyous reunion. We hope you’ll join us on Wednesday, December 6th!

Anne Marie Albano, PhD, ABPP – Host
Anne Marie Albano is the Co-Founder of Lumate Health and is the Director of Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CUCARD) and Professor of Medical Psychology in Psychiatry. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), and a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. She is board-certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. Anne Marie has published over 200 articles and chapters with her colleagues and is the co-author of several cognitive behavioral treatment manuals. Anne Marie is committed to empowering parents, and her approach is summarized in her 2020 TEDMED talk, “How to Raise Kids Who Can Overcome Anxiety.” Her work is also encapsulated in the book she co-authored with Leslie Pepper, You and Your Anxious Child: Free Your Child from Fears and Worries and Create a Joyful Family Life. 

Sarah Olivo, PhD – Host
Sarah is Head of Lumate Academy, the training and public education arm of Lumate Health. She is also the co-host of the “College is Fine, Everything’s Fine” podcast, which shares skills-based therapy strategies for college students to help normalize and reduce college pressures. Before joining Lumate, Sarah served on the faculty of NYU Child Study Center and Weill Cornell Medical Center. She eventually left academia and co-founded City and Country CBT, a boutique private practice in New York. Sarah is a staunch believer in evidence-based psychology and believes everyone should have access to effective mental health care. Her mission at Lumate is to help spread CBT in innovative ways so that more children, teens and young adults can benefit from skills-based therapy.   

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