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It is so common for school counselors to work with students who struggle with anger and wouldn’t it be amazing if you felt confident and prepared to successfully work with these students? Jessica Sinarski, LPCMH, is joining us today as our “resident anger expert” and is giving us so much useful information on how to best work with students who struggle with anger.

In this episode, we are chatting with Jessica Sinarski on how to help kids feel and deal with anger. She shares strategies for talking to kids about the brain science behind anger, tips for working with students with trauma, how to support parents of these students, and easily applicable anger management strategies for counselors. Jessica is a wealth of knowledge on supporting these students and is sharing so much helpful information and resources to help us better serve our students who struggle with anger.

Jessica Sinarski, LPCMH, is a highly sought-after therapist, speaker, and change-maker. Extensive post-graduate training and 15+ years as a clinician and educator led her to create the resource and training platform–BraveBrains. She makes trauma-sensitive brain science practical, helping parents and professionals unlock resilience in themselves and their students. She is also the author of the award-winning Riley the Brave series, Hello, Anger, and more.

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Some topics covered in this episode are:

  • Jessica Sinarski’s background as a mental health counselor and how she got started digging into brain science

  • Strategies for explaining the brain science behind feelings

  • Tips for working with students with trauma

  • How to support parents of students who struggle with anger

  • 3 easily applicable anger management strategies counselors can use today when working with students

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More About School Counseling Simplified:

School Counseling Simplified is a podcast offering easy to implement strategies for busy school counselors. The host, Rachel Davis from Bright Futures Counseling, shares tips and tricks she has learned from her years of experience as a school counselor both in the US and at an international school in Costa Rica.

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