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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Have you been told that you need to learn to control your anger or has it gotten you into trouble at home, work or school? Using CBT (Cognitive-Behavior Therapy) and MI (Motivation Interviewing), I can help you learn to control your anger response and also lessen the amount of anger you experience internally. I've never heard anyone say, "I sure wish I could be angry more often." Now is the time to to work on this issue once and for all!

— Tricia Norby, Counselor in Madison, WI

One of my specialties is Anger Management - I facilitated court-ordered Anger Management groups for several years and also worked with angry adults and adolescents in a residential program for at-risk youth. Currently, I work with individuals who are struggling with handling their anger and offer ways to better deal with the issues or events that are at the root of their anger.

— Gina Metroff, Counselor in Phoenix, AZ

I had a lot of anger issues when I was little and every little thing that made me mad got me into a full blown rage and my parents couldn't take my anger issues anymore and signed me up for counseling and I had therapy once a week and every therapy session worked!

— Kaylissa Butrum, Psychiatrist in danville, IN

Anger is a normal human emotion that warns us that something is being done to us that is threatening, unjust, or gets in the way of getting our needs met. Of course, we can become angry at ourselves for a variety of reasons. Anger by nature is not a “problem” nor does it always require “anger management.” Unfortunately, for many people, anger can become a problem . I help people for whom anger has become a problem through developing behavioral and emotional self-awareness, understanding about triggers and underlying causes, and effective coping skills (aka “tools”) that can help them manage their anger reactions in more constructive ways.

— Robert Nemerovski. Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist in Kentfield, CA

Anger is one of the most typical complaints I hear about from my clients. Their spouse or loved ones have told them many times that they have an "anger issue". Often my clients will say "I'm just not myself anymore and I'm snapping at everyone and everything." We get right in there to identify what may be happening "underneath the hood of the engine" that is driving this nasty side effect.

— Margaret Gavian, Psychologist in Anywhere In, MN

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

*I DO NOT provide anger management classes* I have worked as an Anger Management Coordinator at a community mental health agency. I enjoy exploring anger with clients by using a psychodynamic lens and engaging clients in mindfulness/meditation. I work with individuals to help them understand and explore their anger by processing unresolved conflicts/past traumas. During this process, I will provide individuals with necessary tools to manage feelings of anger.

— Tatiana Szulc, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Swansea, MA

Anger is a secondary emotion. This means that there are usually some other underlying feelings that are pushing it to the surface. This can be fear, sadness or humiliation. Also how we analyze what is going on outside of us, effects how we feel and act. Sometimes deep rooted issues are impacting our emotions. There are some strategies that can be used to help you regain control of your emotions.

— Kevin Rose, Therapist in Plymouth, MI

You are hoping to get the people in your life off your back. Maybe people just expect you to get over things and move on. I am a Certified Anger Resolution Therapist who can help you not just “manage” anger but resolve anger. I’m excited to work with people who are motivated to get their anger more in control and keep their loved ones in their life.

— Melanie Skipper-Relyea, Licensed Professional Counselor in Grand Prairie, TX

I show individuals how to release deep seated anger related to childhood events that is triggered by current life experiences.

— Nancy Allen, Counselor in Black Mountain, NC

Everything irritates you. You don’t want to be irritated–you just are. Drivers piss you off, not being able to relax, and relationships. You deserve peace. Mood disorders, anxiety, brain injury, or some other issue may be contributing to your anger, but whatever the cause, it is a brain thing. Neurofeedback will help calm the central nervous system and your brain.

— Lisa Taylor, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Northfield, MN

Anger is a normal emotional state that everybody experiences on occasion. For some, however, anger gets out of control and begins to seriously affect quality of life. You may find yourself steadily alienating friends and colleagues. Even members of your own family might be avoiding you simply to avoid the routine bouts of angry emotional outbursts. I can teach you necessary skills to manage overwhelming emotions.

— Regina Kennedy, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Riverside, CA

I specialize in navigating the realm of reactive emotions like Anger. I believe that behind most anger is a sense of threat and vulnerability as well as a deep grief. In working with Anger I utilize the emotion as a coping mechanism from where we can begin to ask questions to understand its function in life, and slowly learn to replace it with emotions that will facilitate more harmony and growth in our personal life and relational life.

— Paula Santos, Art Therapist in Longmont, CO

When anger erupts like a volcano, it can cause significant issues at school, at work, at home, and in relationships. Learning to recognize and manage triggers, utilize coping strategies, and identify the underlying emotions is crucial to effective anger management.

— John Millett, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Hinsdale, IL

I have worked with individuals and groups who have anger issues, for several years, incorporating a 10 module Anger management curriculum into the therapeutic process.

— Novella Moffitt, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Anger is an emotion that we all feel. Much to many people's surprise, it can be a useful and important emotion. However, sometimes, our response to anger creates chaos and destruction in our lives and in our relationships. For individuals seeking certifications of completion, or an educational approach to anger issues; I offer a 12 session course, private and confidential. I also offer traditional psychotherapy for anger management issues.

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

Graduate training in conflict analysis and effective communication. I help clients break down seemingly complicated and automatic processes down to uncover the truth and discover the significant steps leading out of the grip of anger.

— Marlena Butler, Therapist in Murfreesboro, TN

There are many different models, techniques and approaches to therapy, I use and have been trained in evidence-based therapies such as; Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which focuses on both thoughts and behaviors.

— Erin Vandermore, Licensed Professional Counselor in asheville, NC

Often anger is hiding fear and stress due to distrust and intolerance for changes. Anger is often the only safe emotion to express in the child's life. An insecure child is often an angry acting out child. It is also possible that your child has come to believe that anger is wrong and makes then a bad person when it is really the way the child expresses anger that is causing the difficulties. Learning to express anger in healthy and safe ways is the goal in therapy.

— Karla Mancero, Marriage & Family Therapist in Edmonds, WA

Of course you have a right to feel––and express––your anger. But, that instant, habitual reaction, triggered by some as-yet un-named feeling within you, has again worked against your best interests. Maybe your professional and personal relationships are hurting. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be that way. Habits can be changed. New habits can be learned––with lots of motivation, some effort, and possibly a little extra support. Give me a call and let’s chat about how I can help.

— Karen Wulfson, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Beverly Hills, CA

Frequently people carry one of two thoughts: "I have no right to be angry", or "I can only be angry," and sometimes both. I have years of experience working with anger in men and boys, as both a family therapist and a soccer coach. There are experiential opportunities to letting anger out in session, and helping it move through the body.

— Greg Robillard, Marriage & Family Therapist in Vancouver, WA

Anger is a healthy emotion that sometimes causes behavior with serious consequences. I work with clients who want to find healthier ways to express their anger. I can help you learn tools to become more aware of when your anger and frustration are escalating and how to take care of yourself effectively and communicate your needs without hurting loved ones or jeopardizing your job.

— Whitney Showler, Marriage & Family Therapist in Culver City, CA

The psychological explanation of anger recognises that our mood is a key part of the anger, but it is not the only part. In order to understand the causes of anger better, we need to look at the other parts in a systematic way, and to see how they fit together and influence each other. It is helpful to separate the personal aspects of anger into our mood, thoughts, bodily reactions and impulsive behaviour. The other part we need to consider is the outside world or our surroundings. We need to look at how changes in this affect us, and how we in turn may make changes in our behaviour that affect our environment.

— Julie Sadhu, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Brampton, CA

Have utilize effective approaches to managing anger along with assisting with developing effective coping strategies with anger while enlisting psychoeducational learning to address anger management concerns.

— Maxine Carelock, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Atlanta, GA

I have experience working with individuals on anger management. I begin with a deep assessment of: anger triggers, anger response, personal relationship with anger through history of experiences. Then I move toward changing thought patterns related to anger and finally implementing new coping skills to help manage anger.

— Kelly Freeman, Counselor in Houston, TX

It might seem that your anger takes control - and sometimes it does. Rather than try to push the anger away by force, there is a way to actually listen to what it has to say. Turns out, anger - like all strong emotions - really wants to be heard. When we do that, it opens up new ways to work with the anger and leads to a new relationship with the angry parts of you. As this relationship develops, the anger quiets down and it gets easier and easier for you to work with it, not against it.

— Paul Abodeely, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Seattle, WA

One of my passions is running my anger management group. Group participants will learn to recognize triggers and underlying reasons for their anger. It will provide them with coping skills and tools they can use to change the way they respond to those triggers, and help them find healthy ways to channel their anger. Although we will be using a workbook during this group, it will be a safe place to share and learn from others' experiences.

— Richelle Massengale, Counselor in Springfield, MO