Theressa McMorris, MS, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
200 Washington St., Ste 207, Watertown, New York 13601
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.
David Stang, Psy.D.
286 Genesee Street, Utica, New York 13502
I use cognitive behavioral approaches to help patients learn to manage anger. Cognitive approaches means learning to view anger arousing situations in more constructive ways and a behavioral approach means learning new behaviours and new ways of reacting to situations in a more flexible manner. I also help patients fully express and understand the reasons why they reacted angrily in the first place.
Jill Weldum, MA, LMFT, CCPT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Play
214 N.Washington St., Rome, NY 13440
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.