Athena Staik, Ph.D., LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
12866 Harbor Drive, Woodbridge, Virginia 22192
Anger is an emotion that, when expressed assertively treats self and others with dignity, and helps us stand up for ourselves to clarify and express what we need or want, like or don't like, etc. On the other hand, anger, as an automatic defense strategy, can damage both ourrelationships and personal health. As a defense strategy, anger is expressed in one of two ways. Some express their resentment outwardly, such as with yelling, and others express it inwardly, by withdrawing, stewing with resentment inside. Awareness of inner thoughts, emotions & body's signals, and understanding how brain & body work together are keys to regulating anger.
Well Marriage Center, Ph.D, Psy.D., LMFT, LPC, LCSW
Marriage Counseling Specialists
6204 Old Franconia Rd, Suite A, Alexandria, Virginia 22310
Anger can be a destructive force for any relationship. Well Marriage Center specializes in helping couples and marriages overcome anger issues and challenges. Glen Denlinger has specialized in working with men and anger management issues. He can help couples set healthy boundaries and understand anger through the context of a relationship. Individual counseling is often recommended for a time with anger management.
Kristin Rosenthal, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
1707 Belle View Blvd C-1, Alexandria, Virginia 22307
Many people have quick tempers and are easily flooded with unhappy emotions. Using new information from neuroscience, we help people learn to observe and think about their own anger process, and then learn ways to re-evaluate and apply “antidote” thoughts to the angry ones. Conversely, many people carry resentment and grudges, and have a lively inner critic of themselves or others, but don’t know how to effectively request what they need and want. They may stew rather than share the needs for safety, control or connection which fuel the anger. Again, we help people follow the feelings, re-appraise them, and come up with a whole different set of actions and reactions. And then practice them in rea....
Claire Lewis, M.A.
Resident in Counseling
5352 Twin Hickory Rd., Glen Allen, Virginia 23059
Anger can be a useful tool to us as it informs us that something we have experienced is wrong or unjust. It becomes an obstacle to healthy relationships and daily functioning, however, when our anger becomes uncontrollable and seemingly unconnected to any one specific threat. Clients will benefit from an approach to anger management that is compassionate and strengths-based, equipping clients with tools to ride out their anger while also examining the function of a client's anger within a larger interpersonal framework.