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

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

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 am a certified AMTP (Anger Management Treatment Professional). This is the fastest growing area of my practice. We live in a very angry world and many people just are not doing or coping with this reality. We will learn science based research and practical techniques for relieving this often destructive emotion.

— Chad Welch, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Swansea, IL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

— Maria Arias, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR

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, Clinical Social Worker in Bend, OR

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

Anger is often the face of hurt, shame, anxiety, disappointment, etc. It comes out as anger, but really there is so much more behind that anger that meets the eye. I don't know exactly what figuring out anger looks like... but I do know how to help you figure out what lies behind your anger!

— Carla Buck, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in ,

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

I specialize in effective anger management solutions to resolve conflicts and help calm the chaos affecting your emotional health. We’ll work together to develop positive coping strategies that will enable you to constructively express your anger and achieve resolution. Whether you seek individual, couples, or marriage therapy, together we can build a path toward healthier relationships and positive change. Don’t wait to get help.

— Dr. Carolyn Becker, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Fort Worth, TX

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

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

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

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

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