Christy Cole, MA, LPCA
Professional Counseling Associate
18805 W. Catawba Ave. , Cornelius, North Carolina 28031
It is impossible to avoid all things in the environment that incite anger such as people, things, and settings. However, you may learn how to control responses and change reactions. There are many causes such as perceived injucices, failures, or frustrations. Or it could even be an outside stressor such as loss of property, that leads to verbal arguments or aggression. It can even cause an increase in depressed mood. There is a clear path to recovery. In therapy, you will discover the triggers of your response and become aware of your emotional state at each step. This can significantly lower your risk of serious health problems.
Endora Crawford, Ph.D.
Dilworth, Charlotte, North Carolina 28203
Common issues that can occur from past negative experiences include: abandonment, emotional issues, grief, low self-esteem, poor eating or sleeping habits, school problems, guilt, and trouble parenting. Many of these internal issues are often presented in the form of anger and aggression. As a trauma recovery coach I will work to support individuals through positive life changes towards improvement of present life functioning and reaching goals for the future. Success is achieved by utilizing a nonjudgemental and positive approach paired with your individual strengths and values.
Lonnie Mullet, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
1905 JN Pease Pl, Suite 101, Charlotte, North Carolina 28262
Many people struggle with anger although it doesn't always manifest in the traditional form. Using a cognitive behavioral approach to find out the underlying causes of a person's anger leads to a better understanding of triggers. This increasing awareness allows a person to become 'unstuck' and open to new ways of expressing anger in a healthy way instead of turning it inward, resenting others or even attacking the people around you through stored anger.
Kimberly Leppert, MSW, LCSW, CSAT-C
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
1923 J N Pease Place Suite 104, Charlotte, North Carolina 28262
I believe that anger begins with a distorted thought and grows and manifests itself physically into our bodies. Together we will explore your negative cognitions (thoughts) that trigger your anger and understand how your anger impacts your body. You will learn to recognize your anger responses and stop those explosive outbursts. Feeling angry is as normal as feeling happy, sad, or afraid. It will not "go away" but it is able to be managed and often even put to good use.
Leslie McKenna, M.S., L.P.C.
Licensed Professional Counselor
254 9th Ave Dr. NE, Hickory, North Carolina 28601
My clinical approach in treating anger is informed by the precepts of Acceptance Commitment Therapy, where all inner experience is mindfully witnessed and accepted without avoidance or resistance. What clients do behaviorally is informed by fully explored life values, as opposed to "reacting" out of the difficult emotion. Clients learn that anger is a helpful emotion when channeled in a life affirming direction. They learn about the neurobiology of anger and how to build in a "pause" before behaving, so that they can choose the most adaptive coping solution, inspired by the more highly evolved places in the brain.