Anger Issues

Blowing up or losing your cool once in a while doesn’t necessarily mean you have an anger issue. But if you find yourself experiencing long-term feelings of anger or rage, which may also include aggressive, violent or self-destructive behaviors, you may be facing an anger management issue. Those experiencing anger issues may also have physical symptoms including high blood pressure, headaches, or fatigue. Whether your anger issue is caused by stress, genetics, hormones or your current environment, you don’t have to figure it out alone. Contact one of our specialists today.

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Anger is one of the few emotions that are accepted in our society as a response to grief, to heartbreak, and to life's unfair treatment. Through my work, I look at anger as a tool that informs us of how our bodies and emotional health are reacting to challenges that come up. Deconstructing anger, its presence, and its purpose in our life can transform it into a healthy purpose in our life.

— Brandon Tran, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA

You might not understand why you feel so angry or irritable all the time. It just explodes and then you find yourself in trouble, hurting the ones you love, or just shutting down. You're sick of it, but you don't know how to change things. You feel stuck. Here's the thing: anger is rarely the real issue. Most times, there's something else underneath. Maybe you went through something hard. Maybe you are actually sad or scared. Once we understand the cause, we can create real changes for you.

— Katy Harmon, Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Candidate in Austin, TX

Typically anger on it's on is not a problem. When it is pushed down and then expressed in harmful or abusive ways towards others, changes are necessary. Learning what triggers your anger and then practicing healthy, positive coping skills to manage your emotions, can help you learn to safely express yourself and trust your ability to maneuver through challenging or uncomfortable situations.

— Monica Jha, Licensed Professional Counselor

"I'm just a soul whose intentions are good Oh lord, please don't let me be misunderstood." ― The Animals, 1965 “Anger is a valid emotion. It's only bad when it takes control and makes you do things you don't want to do.” ― Ellen Hopkins, Fallout “When angry, count four. When very angry, swear.” ― Mark Twain

— Stephanie Van Fossen, Counselor in Austin, TX

Anger can arise from many different sources. In our society, we are taught to stuff emotions and when we don't acknowledge them and work through them, the emotions can re-emerge at a later date, often in inappropriate ways. When clients meet with me we discuss how they are currently exhibiting anger as well as when they first started having anger outbursts. Often, the origin may be years or even decades old. When that initiating event is worked through, the anger can be released.

— Diana Sturm, Counselor in Mobile, AL

While anger is an unpleasant emotion, anger itself isn't the enemy. Anger becomes problematic when it is felt too intensely or elicits unwanted behaviors. I use a blend of pragmatic skills to provide immediate strategies to reduce anger-related behaviors, AND deeper process-based understanding of what is underneath the anger, what is maintaining it, and how it is impacting your view of self and world. I utilize CBT for anger management.

— Mallory Lamb, Psychologist in Kirkwood, MO

Your anger is resulting in problems at work and with those in your personal life. You hear from others that they have to “tiptoe” around you because they never know if you will start yelling or not. Anger in and of itself isn’t bad, it’s how we handle it that can be problematic. Anger is a necessary emotion, it is a biological and natural response to perceived threats around us. Getting rid of it altogether is not the goal, learning to control the anger is. I can help you get to that control

— Katherine Boelts, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Mission Viejo, CA 92691, CA

Irritability and anger is often triggered by anxiety, relationship difficulties, job stress, feeling unappreciated/disrespected, and/or insomnia. Identifying the underlying cause of your anger is the first step in understanding and managing your anger. I help to treat anger at its root cause, by challenging the cognitive distortions associated with your anger.

— Kirsten Hardy, Clinical Social Worker

Anger is an emotion. The difference is that anger can lead to aggression (shout out to those that thought I would say hate; #yoda). My approach to anger takes a look at how we express this emotion and how frequently it turns into aggression. By understanding the cause of anger, how it manifests and how often it becomes aggression, we begin to build a foundation that allows the experience of emotions in a healthier, more sustainable way.

— MICHAEL ROSE, Licensed Professional Counselor in ,

I work with individuals to understand the myths about anger, to break the anger habit, to learn how to monitor and manage anger, to identify events that trigger anger and to develop strategies to prevent anger.

— Stephen Morris, Licensed Professional Counselor in Houston, TX

Emotions like anger are not good or bad, the way we choose to manage them can however have a positive or negative outcome. Emotional regulation can help someone channel anger so that they are more assertive. Lack of regulation can lead to aggression & impact your relationship with the people around you. Bottling up emotions can lead to physical health issues. I help individuals manage anger & other emotions more effectively.

— Gina/GinaMarie Dattilo, Psychologist in Exton, PA

Emotions like anger are not good or bad, the way we choose to manage them can however have a positive or negative outcome. Emotional regulation can help someone channel anger so that they are more assertive. Lack of regulation can lead to aggression and impact your relationship with the people around you.

— Gina/GinaMarie Dattilo, Psychologist in Exton, PA

Anger. It's something that a lot of us deal with- whether it's from you or from someone you care for and you just happen to be in the "Backblast Area". It effects us in some pretty major ways, like- 1. "Road Rage" 2. Snapping at family members/friends/co-workers 3. Thinking "People piss me off because they're stupid" 4. Feeling impatient with people then later wondering "Why did I do that?" Let's talk about those situations and figure out what to do about it.

— Donald McCasland, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Anger issues are something we all experience and with the right amount of coping skills and support I can help you get to the root of your anger and live at peace.

— Carlen Franklin, Social Worker

I am a Certified Anger Management Specialist. I am able able to provide mandated (or strongly suggested) anger management to help you better understand the underlying causes of your anger, help you develop less destructive coping skills, and ultimately help you improve the relationship you have with yourself and others.

— Tabitha Ford, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I am trained and certified as an Anger Management Trainer- Specialist.

— Jeanette De Marshimun, LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Westchester, IL

Anger is an emotion that we all experience but for some it can turn into destructive actions. I specialize in using mindfulness-based techniques to help my clients shift from destructive patterns to effective actions and connection with those who are important. I have facilitated Anger Management groups in jails and health care centers, in addition to working with countless individuals to make meaningful change in reducing problematic anger.

— Katherine Plambeck, Clinical Psychologist in Berkeley, CA

Do you find yourself losing control of your temper in the heat of the moment? Do the typical annoyances of daily life seem to always escalate into bigger problems? Being angry is exhausting and can lead to feelings of guilt and shame. Together we can explore tools to help regulate those overwhelming emotions and find more peace in your life.

— Ryan Anderson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Cedar Park, TX