Anger Management for Children & Teens – Leia Redman

Leia Redman  Quals: B. Psych; M. Psych (Clinical); MAPS; CCLIN

Anger Management for Children & Teens: Anger is a normal human emotion that everyone feels from time to time (e.g. a teenager feels angry because they were not allowed to attend a party). It cannot be controlled in any way as it is a feeling that comes and goes based on an experience. Aggression is the behaviour that often arises when we feel anger (e.g. the teenager lashes out by yelling and slamming the door). Alternatively, Assertiveness is an effective form of communication which allows you to state your point of view and feelings, while respecting others (i.e. expressing yourself without becoming aggressive and hurting someone). Therapy involves assisting the client to understand these concepts and how to manage them.

Psychological Therapy Approach: Leia uses evidence based therapeutic techniques in her treatment with clients. For Anger Management, understanding contributing factors can help parents and children/teens work on alleviating pressure from their lives. Treatment specifically for children/teens will combine Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Strategies include: Learning to identify the signs and triggers of Anger; Learning the physiological changes that occur due to anger; learning when to have downtime in their room; Visualisation techniques; Progressive Muscle Relaxation; Deep Breathing; Mindfulness; Impulse Control; Effective Communication Skills (e.g. learning how to be Assertive); Emotional Regulation Skills (learning what to do with uncomfortable emotions); and Conflict Resolution. Specific Parent Strategies will also be addressed during the sessions.

Current Availability: Usually within a week.Leia Redman Clinical Psychologist Brisbane

Fees: Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $260 for initial appointment, $220 thereafter. Medicare and health refunds may apply.

Practice Location: Unit 1, 16 – 18 Beenleigh-Redland Bay Rd, Loganholme.

Appointments: Phone (07) 3067 9129, or book online now.