Angelina Jolie Is Reportedly Seeking a Trauma Specialist

So she and Brad can better support their kids.

Angelina Jolie
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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are preparing for a custody battle (opens in new tab), but it seems she has another request for him: working with a family trauma specialist.

According to TMZ (opens in new tab), Jolie believes the children are still traumatized from witnessing his outburst on their private plane (opens in new tab) three months ago, and is hoping she and Pitt can work with a specialist "so that they may learn how to best support and interact with their children."

The family is reportedly already working with a therapist (opens in new tab), but that alone may not be enough. According to documents and sources obtained by TMZ, their two eldest boys—Maddox and Pax—have allegedly already walked out of sessions.

Here's hoping they get the help they need to heal.

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