Theressa McMorris, MS, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
208 N. Meadow St., Ithaca, New York 14850
Anger is an important part of our lives. Unfortunately, most people are not shown how to manage anger. In fact, most people (including our media) encourage explosive anger. Anger can either be destructive or freeing. Our culture promotes explosive anger. It is often labeled as "my rights" or being "assertive". Reality T.V. is one of the greatest purveyers of this myth. Anger is often experienced as being able to be "controlled". That is just not true. It feels true because there isn't much talk about healthy ways of dialogue around why we are angry and choices that offer different outcomes. There are different outcomes. They are life giving and freeing.
Jill Weldum, MA, LMFT, CCPT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Play
528 Oak St., Syracuse, New York 13203
We all feel angry sometimes. If your anger is controlling you, or if people around you are saying you seem frustrated alot, it might be time to talk to someone about it. Because I understand the healthy role of anger in relationships, we will identify what is prompting your chronic frustration, defuse it, and help you return to a happier state of mind and more satisfying relationships.
Lauren Aman, LMHC, EAS-C
Mental Health Counselor
1151 Pittsford Victor Rd, suite 103, Pittsford, New York 14534
I have experience treating anger problems in group and individual formats using relaxation/awareness training as well as cognitive behavioral therapy to help clients learn more effective ways of expressing and managing angry feelings. Anger itself is a normal and often healthy response to a triggering situation however often times anger is demonized as a "bad" or "dangerous" emotion.