Child and Adolescent Trauma – Joey Tai

Joey Tai     Quals: BA Psych (hons), Master of Clinical Psychology.

Child and Adolescent Trauma: Unfortunately, no matter how we try to protect them, children and adolescents sometimes experience traumatic events. If the child or adolescent does not effectively process and manage this trauma, it can have severely debilitating effects on their level of functioning and overall quality of life. Trauma can range from abuse (emotional, verbal, sexual or physical) to witnessing other traumatic events (eg flood, fire, car accident). Professional help from a trained psychologist can help the young person buffer against the negative effects of trauma and to help them improve their quality of life.

Counselling Approach: In order to achieve therapeutic progress, there needs to be trust developed between the therapist and the client. This is particularly crucial in trauma victims, as their sense of trust has been negatively impacted. By using the therapeutic relationship to provide a positive learning experience, Joey is then able to go deeper to help the child or adolescent work through many of the emotions which have been not properly managed and processed. The aim of therapy is to allow the client to experience a greater confidence in themselves as well as their surroundings; the processing of their emotions being a crucial supporting factor.

Joey Tai (2)Availability: Usually within a week; evening appointments are also available.

Fees:  Initial appointment $260, standard appointments $220 – please note that higher Medicare rebates apply to Clinical Psychologists. Bulk Billing may be available for clients with a pension/health care card or to fulltime students; please enquire when booking or full fees will apply.

Practice Location: 3/1420 Logan Rd, Mt Gravatt, Brisbane

Appointments: Freecall 1800 877 924 or book Clinical Psychologist Joey Tai online

Website: Joey Tai Clinical Psychologist