Child and Adolescent Depression – Leia Redman

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

Teenage Depression:  Adolescence is an extremely challenging period of time in the developmental lifespan. It is a journey of self-discovery; while at the same time our teenagers face the possibility of being bullied; going through physical, psychological and emotional changes; keeping up with expectations from parents; dealing with peer pressure; and being connected to the world through social media 24/7. It is understandable then that we are seeing increased rates of depression in teenagers.

Counselling Approach:  Leia uses evidence based therapeutic techniques in her treatment with clients. For the treatment of Depression, understanding contributing factors can help parents and teenagers work on alleviating pressure from their lives. Therapy specifically for teenagers will focus on an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) approach, with the main aim being to help them be the best version of themselves. Teenagers will gain a better understanding of emotions and thoughts, and learn how to deal with them in an effective way; begin to understand their values; learn how to set goals for their future; and they will also learn Relapse Prevention. Leia provides Parenting Strategies to parents and they may also be included in the therapeutic process with their teen, where necessary.

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.