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 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 Allen Park, MI

I honestly feel that we all have a lot to be angry about. I also believe that we can often misdirect our anger towards the people we love the most. If you find yourself pissed off most of the time, let me help you unpack that. There is a reason why and we'll figure it out together.

— Angie Dion, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
 

I have experience with both facilitating an Anger Management Group at my clinic & also have treated people with Anger Issues on an individual basis. When it comes to anger, I think it's important for a therapist to be able to remain calm, to understand that anger many times comes from past trauma and to be able to work on Distress Tolerance & Deep Breathing/Grounding Work with clients.

— Alia Cross, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Buffalo, NY

Anger can feel like one of the most isolating emotions we have. Sometimes anger is explosive, passive-aggressive, or targeted inwards. And if we allow it, it can even come to define who we are with others and to ourselves. I specialize in working with anger because I believe it is one of the least understood and shamed emotions we have. My goal in working with you is to develop mindfulness and eventually how to compassionately respond to it.

— Arielle Grossman, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in SACRAMENTO, CA
 

Anger is often a trap that becomes too familiar and habitual. But anger is also a great motivator that helps us move mountains. How to find the golden mean where it is not dangerous, but empowers us to get things done? Mindfulness is a uniquely useful method for developing self-awareness whenever anger arises. Learning my individual anger triggers and cues is a good way to begin understanding how to shape my anger into the engine that creates better relationships and a joyful life.

— Rocky Bonsal, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Many individuals may be unaware that anger serves as a messenger emotion. Anger is a primary emotion that encompasses various subsystems of emotions. Metaphorically, anger is a vehicle transporting other emotions that are driving your anger. There are a multitude of reasons that can trigger anger; however, therapy can equip you with valuable techniques to gain a deeper understanding of the underlying causes driving your anger.

— Matthew Cobb, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
 

Angry people are often misunderstood. I know the regret and shame that can come after losing your temper, yet again. While anger can bring out the worst parts of us that we usually like to keep hidden, it can also feel good to know that it keeps people from taking advantage or messing with us. Let's try to tame that anger so it feels like you're more in control of it, rather than the other way around.

— Sayuri (Julie) Heinl, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Arlington, VA

I have had hands-on training and have experience running a court ordered anger management group.

— Jess Callaway, Licensed Resident in Counseling in Norfolk, VA
 

I've gained expertise in anger management through education and skill development, addressing challenging family dynamics, conflict resolution, and children's anger. My approach includes recognizing triggers, practicing mindfulness, deep breathing, and promoting assertive communication. These strategies have enabled me to effectively manage anger, and assist with fostering healthier emotional responses.

— Dawn Studniarz, Student Therapist

Our work together will help channel the self-preservation properties behind anger toward your gaining insight and a powerful way to pursue self-regulation, acceptance, healthy boundaries and safety. Internal Family Systems (IFS)

— Gwenevere Abriel, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Coconut Creek, FL
 

I believe that anger is an expression of underlying unmet needs. Let’s work together to help you gain the skills to emotionally regulate intense emotions and strengthen your communication with your loved ones.

— Anna Abramyan, Clinical Social Worker in Olympia, WA

Angry people are often misunderstood. I know the regret and shame that can come after losing your temper, yet again. While anger can bring out the worst parts of us that we usually like to keep hidden, it can also feel good to know that it keeps people from taking advantage or messing with us. Let's try to tame that anger so it feels like you're more in control of it, rather than the other way around.

— Sayuri (Julie) Heinl, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Arlington, VA
 

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 powerful emotion AND it's an energy we feel strongly in our bodies. The feeling of anger can often tell us that something isn't right in the current moment. It may also be the result of unmet needs that culminated in feelings of anger for you as a young child. When unaddressed, this anger continues into adulthood. There are many ways that anger can be addressed - through changing thoughts & beliefs, learning to express feelings & needs and more.

— Annette Barnett, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Saratoga, CA
 

Anger can be one of the most difficult emotions to navigate. Out of control anger is surprisingly common. It can affect our relationships, careers, and even our health. Anger is a normal human emotion. I can show you how to use anger in a constructive, relationship building way as opposed to suppressing it or being out of control. I can show you how smart your anger is, through emotional management counseling. Most importantly, I don’t want you to give up your anger.

— Chardonnay Badchkam, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in , NY

Dealing with serious anger issues are consumed with anger. These individuals can be defiant and may turn to violence, self-harm, risky behavior, and illegal activity as a way to cope with strong feelings. They may lash out with anger in response to outside stressors or an untreated or undiagnosed mental disorder.

— Christopher Arlee, Mental Health Counselor in New Rochelle, NY
 

I use Dialectical behavior therapy for anger management treatment and will guide you weekly to uncover your triggers, see what the anger is masking, and help you learn healthy coping mechanisms.

— Gabrielle Hollis, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in KY, CO