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Joshua Ranger

Registered Psychologist(MAPS)

BPsychSc, BPsychSc (Hons), MClinPsych

Maree Daly - Changemakers Counselling and Psychology

Josh completed his Master of Clinical Psychology in Queensland in 2018 and has obtained significant experience and skill in the assessment and treatment of clients across the lifespan from children to adults. Josh has experience in a range of clinical settings (group and individual) including inpatient psychiatric facilities, a trauma clinic and academic and educational settings. He has worked with a variety of mental health difficulties in these contexts, such as PTSD and trauma, depression and suicide, addictions, personality disorders and work-related concerns.

Personally, Josh has a keen interest in both playing and watching sport, and understands the latest sporting research, particularly surrounding the reduction of performance anxiety, the importance of consistent and positive routines and how to enhance both training and performance. Josh is able to work with the athlete to identify why they are not performing at their optimal level and help them develop skills to create a more consistent performance. Josh has also conducted research into sports gambling and is able to help clients with this specific concern helping them to gain positive control over their behaviour.

In addition, Josh has particular interest in working with older teenagers and young adults, particularly as they work through the stressors of VCE, and the transitions of university and working life. He also is able to assist children who struggle with social anxiety, low self-esteem, living with a traumatic background and adjusting to major life changes. Josh is able to work with both the child and the parent to help the child grow in confidence and learn key skills necessary for healthy social interactions.

Josh employs a relaxed, client centred approach and an ease to engage clients into therapy; where the client is empowered to trial solutions in their everyday life and to overcome their obstacles to improve their wellbeing and overall life satisfaction. Josh’s primary goal in therapy is to equip individuals with tools that will enhance their coping with both current and future difficulties.

Joshua’s Clinical Specialties::

Adults:

  • Sports-related performance issues
  • Sports gambling
  • Work-related concerns
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Stress and burn-out
  • Depression
  • Anxiety (general, social)
  • Adjustment to life changes
  • Anger management
  • Relationship disputes/separation
  • Grief
  • Personality disorders
  • Low self-esteem

Young adults/teenagers:

  • Anxiety (general and social)
  • Depression
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Adjustment to life changes (university, job, school, separation, relationship)
  • Low self-esteem
  • Academic stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Self-harm
  • Anger

Therapeutic Specialties:

  • Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Solution-focussed therapy
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Play therapy

Children:

  • Social anxiety
  • Behavioural issues
  • Low self-esteem
  • Adjustment concerns (school, divorce)
  • Trauma (including PTSD, sexual and physical trauma)
  • School refusal
  • Parenting

Client Groups:

  • Children (6+)
  • Adolescents
  • Young Adults
  • Adults

Need more information?

For any further information about our Joshua Ranger, Changemakers Counselling and Psychology, or the conditions we treat please contact us at our East Doncaster Melbourne clinic on (03) 9848 5504 or email us on info@changemakerscounselling.com.au.