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.
Geoffrey Bullock, LCSW
Marriage and Couples Therapist
70 Woodfin Pl Suite 232, Asheville, North Carolina 28801
For many couples, learning to understand anger and treat it differently when it occurs is one key to improving their marriage or relationship. Anger is a natural emotion that happens when something important to us isn't going our way. But it often leads to fights in relationships, because couples continue trying to 'solve their differences' even after anger has taken over. Once emotion has taken over, it's nearly impossible to think clearly or hear new ideas. Counseling helps you to understand your anger AND learn what you can do to avoid being automatically triggered into old 'anger habits'. See more at: http://ashevillemarriagecounseling.com/fights-arguments-overview/