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.
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.