When Meg Donnelly was 8 years old, she started panicking on a car trip with her parents. The feeling – and the ongoing stomach pain she experienced – frightened American housewife actress so much that she and her parents decided to investigate. A series of visits to a therapist later revealed that Meg had generalized anxiety disorder.

Anxiety is normal; it is our body and mind’s way of warning us that something can cause physical or emotional pain. But when the worry and stress is too great or irrational, it can be a roadblock to doing the things you want to do. In this week’s episode of How 2 Deal, Meg opens up to clinical psychologist Courtney Tracy (aka @ the.truth.doctor at TikTok) about her diagnosis and how she manages and manages anxiety.

Tell us what you would like to hear about next time How 2 Deal in the comments! And don’t forget to check out Dr. Tracy on TikTok and see American housewife Wednesdays on ABC.