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.
Theressa McMorris, MS, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
526 Oak Street, Syracuse, New York 13203
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.
Margaret Masci, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Hypnotherapist
Wellspring Counseling of the Finger Lakes 8732 Main St. , Honeoye, New York 14471
Anger is simply an emotion but when it pops up strongly or frequently, some have trouble managing it. Anger can transition into bad habits and damaging behaviors, leaving you feeling more upset, especially with yourself. I bet you wish it would STOP! You are a complex person. Learn to recognize that your chronic anger is simply a signal that something in your life is not working. Discover the other emotions underlying the anger and how they can asset you. Learn how to de-escalate and get clear in your thinking. Life will always have challenges or disappointments but you still can have better experiences and relationships. Don't let your anger run the show. Make your energy work FOR you!
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.