Child and Adolescent Anxiety – Leia Redman

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

Separation Anxiety:  When a young child feels worried or anxious when having to say goodbye to mum or dad, it is commonly referred to as “separation anxiety”. Although separation anxiety is considered a natural stage of development up to the age of about 6 years, it can be a distressing time for both the child and parents. Separation Anxiety becomes a disorder when the anxiety experienced by the child becomes so intense that it interferes with their school attendance, academic performance, social activities and home environment.

Counselling Approach:  Leia uses evidence based therapeutic techniques in her treatment with clients. For the treatment of Separation Anxiety Disorder Leia uses a combination of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. It is important to establish rapport with the child and this is often developed through the use of Play Therapy. Leia also actively engages the parent/s in the therapeutic process to address effective Parenting Strategies which are vital in helping their child manage the anxiety.

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.