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.
Jennifer Erickson, MS, NCC
Resident in Counseling
7459 Old Hickory Dr. Ste 105, Mechanicsville, Virginia 23111
If your spouse, boss, or a judge has insisted you begin anger management classes, we can help. I offer scheduling options that are flexible for your life. Our class assists you with identifying your triggers, understanding worldview, identifying judgement and learning how to be less reactive. Discussion typically occurs over 8 - 10 hours, $30 per hour.
April St. John, MA, LPC, LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Individual Therapist
9137 Chamberlayne Rd., Mechanicsville, Virginia 23116
Does your anger interrupt your daily functioning? Does your anger keep you from fostering relationships that are important to you? There are many reasons why anger may be surfacing in your life but there is hope. Court Ordered? We offer two program formats to assist you with identifying your triggers and learning how to be less reactive. For enrollment and questions, call our office at 804-467-1488.
Catherine Turner, M.Div., LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
5700 W Grace St., Suite 108, Richmond, Virginia 23226
Contrary to popular belief, anger, its self, is not a "bad" thing. Anger is simply one of the many emotions we may experience periodically. However, anger becomes a problem when it is expressed in a negative, unhealthy way. Our goal in anger management is to create a plan for communicating this emotion that won't damage important relationships, get you fired, or leave you with regret. Call me today to get started with individual or group sessions.
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.