Kristi Smith, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
8265 Sheridan Dr., Williamsville, New York 14221
Has anger overtaken your ability to function effectively in your daily life? Do others shy away from you in fear of your next outburst? Has your relationship with significant others become so volatile that the love is being overshadowed by your anger? It is possible to learn tools and strategies to combat these negative actions and begin to respond more appropriately to situations that previously sent you over the edge.
Carol Munschauer, Ph.D
Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst
605 Le Brun Road, Amherst, New York 14226
I see a difference between "anger" and "rage." Anger comes when two people see things differently and one feels he or she has to "win" or to convince the therapist. My approach of "intersubjectivity" guards against this. Each person has a subjective way of perceiving something that intersects with the other person's subjective way of perceiving the same "something," but the key is that when we understand the hows and the whys of how each sees things the way they do, there is room for empathy for the others perspective without feeling one is losing some sort of status. On the other hand, "rage" comes from shame and involves the wish to obliterate some aspect of the other person.
Lesley Martin, MA, LMHC, NCC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
4242 Ridge Lea Road, Suite 11B, Amherst, New York 14226
There are so many reasons why people struggle with anger. One of them is the general opinion that anger is bad. For that reason, many of us are not taught how to properly express it. Anger is just a feeling. It's what we do with that feeling that determines whether it's good or bad. I help people to recognize their anger and learn effective ways to calm themselves down, cope with their feelings, and communicate them in a safe, appropriate and beneficial way.