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

Convenient, Court Approved, Confidential - Our Anger Management course provides client strategies and techniques to manage excessive anger and make better life choices. Anger management doesn't try to keep you from feeling anger or encourage you to hold it in. Anger is a normal, healthy emotion when you know how to express it appropriately - anger management is about learning how to do this. We do offer a fast-track version of our Program for those committed to expediting their learning.

— TeleCounsel Group, Counselor in , NC

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

Most of my professional experience stems from working with young men who are very angry. I quickly realized that anger is a secondary emotion. In other words... there are emotions that usually happen right before we become angry (disappointment, rejection, grief). Sometimes, angry is more socially acceptable to show than the other emotions. So in my work with anger, it is important to see what's going on underneath the anger, and to work with that directly in order to find healing.

— Adam Klaybor, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Bend, OR

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

Have at least thirteen years experience working with teens, and adults with Anger Control Issues. Have also written a 12 step un-published manuscript regarding Anger Management.

— Dr. Patricia Bell, Psychologist in orlando, FL

Anger is a normal part of the human emotional experience. Throughout our day-to-day lives we encounter things that will upset us. I stress to my clients "I will never tell you it is not okay to be angry, what matters is how you handle that anger." I work with clients on developing techniques to manage anger that can lead to decreases in outbursts and increased positives in interpersonal relationships.

— Cullan "Eik" Eikenberry, Associate Clinical Social Worker in Indian Trail, NC

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

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

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

I have been treating anger management issues for 15+ years. I ran an anger management group for 8 years. I use CBT to treat anger management issues to teach my clients how to monitor their anger, identify triggers, and look for cues. I provide my clients with ways to respond to anger-provoking situations instead of reacting to them. I also teach my clients the connection between stress and anger, and we discuss how anger is in reality a secondary emotion.

— Janine Purvis, Counselor in Evansville, IN

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

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

Anger is a great communicator! Learn to befriend anger in yourself and your children.

— Maria Arias, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR

As a National Certified Anger Management Specialist i work with clients on how to assess their feelings and negative patterns. Such as: Identifying hidden reasons for your anger Assessing your anger styles Changing negative patterns Choosing positive ways to express anger Working on a positive attitude If you are a woman struggling with managing your anger, call H.E.R. for help

— Tammie Holt, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Orlando, FL

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

I have experience with both individual anger management clients and group work. Working with client's who struggle with anger to develop greater emotional, cognitive and behavioral skills promotes a response rather than a reaction.

— Samantha Wojtech, Licensed Professional Counselor in North Charleston, SC

We're told that anger is bad and we must suppress it or ignore it, but there is a price to pay when we do so. When we ignore anger we allow it to grow into rage and when we suppress anger we allow others to take advantage of us. I work with clients to embrace their anger as a message so that they may begin to examine their angry - only then will they be able to move past their anger.

— Maria Young, Associate Professional Clinical Counselor in Burlingame, CA

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

I have worked with court ordered and self admitted persons in the field of domestic violence and anger management. I was formally trained to address the cycle of violence and expression of anger. I also believe that anger is a secondary emotion that protects the individual from more vulnerable emotions, so part of the therapeutic process is addressing the underlying feelings that exist in the individual and in their relationships.

— Marc Heuser, Counselor in Golden, CO

I have worked with court ordered, and self admitted people in the areas of anger management and domestic violence. During treatment we look at strategies for self awareness around the expressions of anger, and examine healthy relationships. Also it is believed that anger is a secondary emotion that often avoids the more vulnerable feelings. So in our work together, we create safety to address the root, and not only expressions of anger and rage.

— Marc Heuser, Counselor in Golden, CO

*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

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

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 on the way home from work, and when you get home you just want to relax, but the kids are fighting. . . again. You deserve peace. You may have a mood disorder, high anxiety, brain injury, grief, or another disorder contributing to your anger, but whatever the cause, you need to get your brain working to control your anger. Neurofeedback will help calm the central nervous system and your brain.

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

Men and women both experience mental health concerns such as depression and anxiety but their symptoms can be very different. Because men who are depressed or anxious may appear to be angry or aggressive. Their families, friends, and even their doctors may not always recognize the anger or aggression as depressive or anxious symptoms. In addition, men are less likely than women to recognize, talk about, and seek treatment for depression. Yet depression and anxiety impact a large number of men.

— Joshua Weinreb, Licensed Professional Counselor in North Canton, OH

Underlying emotions are identified with intent to recognize triggers that cause anger outbursts.

— Janelle Marshall, Licensed Professional Counselor in Houston, TX

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 Portland, OR

This is a love note to people who don't know where their anger is coming from and don't know what to do to stop it. It's for people who don't like to see how their anger is affecting their relationships or their productivity. They don't like to get angry and they want it to stop. I can definitely help!

— Barbara Maulding, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Algonquin, IL

I am a Certified Anger Management Specialist from the National Anger Management Association. I have taught Anger Management in one on one settings as well as group settings.

— Melissa Foley, Post-Doctoral Fellow in Rocky Ford, CO

I am a Certified Anger Management Specialist II via the National Anger Management Association.

— Stephanie Van Fossen, Counselor in Austin, TX