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.

Meet the specialists

I have taught court-approved Domestic Violence and anger management for a number of years. I use a compassion-based, trauma-focused approach to understanding the role of anger and emotional regulation in your life.

— Frank Thewes, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Princeton, NJ

I help guys struggling with anger issues, rage, depression (anger turned inward), or other ways to relate to people and situations other than with anger and reactivity.

— Jason Fierstein, Counselor for Men, Counselor in Phoenix, AZ

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
 

Have you ever been faced with a moment where you felt something rising within you, but you’ve been unable to express what it is? Have you often told yourself, “If my family would understand, this would be so much better!” Chances are, you have experienced anger. More than likely, you have been experiencing anger for much longer than you think. Anger is a common reaction to normal issues that can arise within a relationship. Anger is also a normal reaction to many stressors in life such as denied promotion, traffic, children, or family. Basically, anger is a result of feeling out of control or threatened. Good news, anger management can help you understand more clearly. Anger is an emotional reaction to situations that we do not often know how to deal with. In my own journey, I have experienced anger as the inability to express myself. This comes as telling myself I am wrong or a failure or not a good father in most cases. Most of us have experienced emotions, yet this is also a foreign concept.  Usually anger is an overwhelming sense or a body felt sense that we do not understand.

— Jeremy Allen, Licensed Professional Counselor in Boulder, CO

Anger can be a destructive emotion when it feels out of control. Our 12 week approach to anger management can help you address anger problems in both individual and group therapy.

— Cody Mitts, Mental Health Counselor in Denver, CO
 

Anger has been my biggest one to date. From children to adults. I have helped them all. One of my specialty is using the technique called Parent Child communication training. It works on the anger within everyone.

— Ledora Yerks-Birdlow, Licensed Professional Counselor in Harvey, LA
 

Self esteem issues, body image problems, self worth are all originating from early problems that were never addressed. By going to the core of the problem, we can fix the problem that keeps on weighing on the individual and help them find a solution. Digging deep is somewhat needed to understand where it all came from and find a treatment plan to allow the person to let go of the negative and focus on the positive. It is crucial to keep an open communication module between client and therapist

— Dr Dan Amzallag, Marriage & Family Therapist in Gaithersburg, MD

Anger gets in the way of everyday functioning for children, adolescents and adults as well as happiness. Communication and problem solving become difficult when anger takes center stage. Learning to bangle anger can lead to big personal changes

— Lanette Barnett, Licensed Professional Counselor in Broken Arrow, OK

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
 

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

Our interactions can be stressful in so many ways. Having someone else dependent on you is especially stressful. This stress can eat away at your physical and emotional health. Anger can be very destructive to relationships too. Many people need help learning how to effectively process, and even use anger and frustration in ways that can help promote better understanding and cooperation, rather than a spiral of increasing conflict, hurt feelings and dysfunctional relationships.

— Susan Rooney, Counselor in Portland, OR