Terry Chapman, MSW, LICSW
Independent Clinical Social Worker
118 Adams Street, Suite 203, Fairmont, West Virginia 26555
It is natural for us to feel anger when we are treated unfairly. Some individuals may feel that their anger is overwhelming and he/she cannot contain it. In society we frequently hear phrases such as, “He made me mad,” or “I lost my temper.” These are false concepts that lead to suffering for individuals and their families. We always have a choice in how we react to the stressors in our life. As a therapist, I teach clients constructive ways of identifying their needs and expressing them assertively and respectfully. Individuals then experience an increased sense of control in their life and higher self-esteem.
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.
Linda Shreve, LPC
Psychotherapist, MS, LPC, NCC
Morgantown Mall, 5000 Greenbag Road, E7, Morgantown, West Virginia 26501
I have significant experience working with individuals struggling with anger and anger control problems and I have a very broad range of healthy coping skills that I can offer. Specific skills that I often incorporate into my treatment course are Mindfulness and Self Soothing Skills. Exploring personal beliefs, coping patterns, triggers and changing the way in which one thinks through applying cognitive behavior interventions can be especially helpful in decreasing anger.
Virginia Center for Family Relations, LPC & LMFT
Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
100 B Mactanly Place, Staunton, Virginia 24401
Anger management is probably the wrong way to describe how one deals with his or her anger. It doesn't do a lot of good to just repress our anger or try to put constrains on it. That's like lighting a stick of dynamite and then try and quickly wrap duct tape around it so it wouldn't explode or hurt anyone. To get to the root of explosive emotions take more than managing your anger. The scripture says "be angry and sin not". How in the world does that work?