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  1. This MH professional unfortunately failed to mention probably the most evidence-based way of overcoming a child anxiety problem – facing one’s fears (aka exposure therapy). Instead, he recommends exercise, sleep, diet, yoga, meditation, mindfulness, and a toolbox of calming and reassurance techniques. This is consistent with what research shows about child therapists – they often favor feel-good calming techniques over exposure, and this often occurs among clinicians who view their clients as fragile and unable to tolerate the distress evoked by facing their fears (