Sean Slevin, LPC, LMFT, NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, National Certified Counselor
250 East Market Street, Suite D, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801
While anger has a proper place in our lives, it is easy to get stuck in a cycle of escalating anger. This often happens because of things going on inside of us that we don't know how to work through on our own (and so we compensate, or cope, by getting angry). The good news is that regardless of what is fueling our anger, we are capable of building the necessary emotional muscles to work through those underlying issues, thus enabling us to control our anger healthily (instead of it controlling us). If you are struggling with anger I would be honored to help you make sense of, and work through, what is underneath it so that you can move towards more wholeness and peace in your life.
John Raymond, MA, MS, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
160 Warrior Dr., Stephens City, Virginia 22655
Anger is usually an indication of other deep seated emotions. While working on reducing angry behavior can help live a more peaceful life, getting to the deep seated emotion that drives the behavior is the approach I use. Doing this may not be the desired approach for many; however, the emotional reactions someone has with anger management can can be difficult to manage without understanding what is going on with them.
Marianne Clyde, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
20 Ashby Street, Warrenton, Virginia 20186
I assist clients in finding the source of their anger which resides in their belief system, not in a current circumstances. When we find the negative beliefs, they are replaced with truth, releasing the need for reactive anger. Anger in itself is not wrong, but some of the actions and reactions are not healthy or empowering. I teach people how to take control of the feelings and help them work for them not against them.
Michelle Kelley, LCSW
92 Main St., Suite 202 #8, Warrenton, Virginia 20186
Yes, girls and women can struggle with anger issues. Anger is not just for women. It can be embarrassing and certainly difficult to talk about. Learning about your triggers and finding appropriate ways to handle your anger is where we start. I have learned that anger is often a signal, telling us something we need to pay attention to. Don't let anger get the best of you. It's a normal emotion (not a bad one). A lot of my work focuses on educating and empowering girls and women on ALL of their emotions. Anger is one of those that will trip you up!