Cheryl Pendell, MA, LPC, NCC, CPT
Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Play Therapist
Lee's Summit, MO
Anger is an extremely important emotion. There's nothing wrong with feeling angry, it's what we do with our anger that gets us in trouble. If you are angry that is a sign of distress. You aren't angry without a reason. I would like to be able to help you understand those reasons and find a place for your anger. I will help you to gain insight into the reasons you are angry and find healthy ways in which to communicate and manage your anger so that it doesn't keep you from the relationships that you desire or interfere and disrupt your life.
Judy Gardner, MS, BSN, RN, LPC, NCC
Licensed Professional Counselor
656 SE Bayberry Lane, Suite 105, Lees Summit, MO
I approach counseling for anger as replacing ineffective coping strategies with new, adaptive strategies. Best practice treatment for counseling anger suggests a three prong approach: calming self, learning new self-regulation strategies through cognitive behavioral therapy, and learning how to recognize the internal signs that emotions may be building toward anger. Anger is dysfunctional when the resulting behaviors are harmful to self or others, prevents self control, it isolates, or damages self esteem.