Meredith Silversmith, MA, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
243 Nassau Boulevard South, Garden City, NY
In close relationships, we become most vulnerable, open, and dependent. When conflict arises with our partner, we may react with intense anger which escalates as the argument continues. As these scenarios become more frequent, it's important to seek assistance. Meredith works with couples to help them identify triggers for conflict and reduce and mediate arguments. As each partner gains an understanding of the other's needs and desires, it becomes easier to discuss issues at hand without escalating to anger.
Otylia (Tilly) McQuay, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
138 South 1st Street, Lindenhurst, NY
Aside from standard anger management techniques, I utilize Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy (DBT), which has been found helpful to help people cope with difficult emotions, not only anger. I have worked with prisoners in a federal detention center utilizing this approach, and I saw how helpful it was with managing anger, aggression, frustration and interpersonal conflict. I believe that learning to understand and accept your emotions is a vital part of this process.
Stacey Chernin, M.A., LMFT, CFT
Licensed Marriage Counselor and Family Therapist
500 Montauk Hwy., West Islip, NY
I help those who have pent up anger for a great many of reasons. Anger can consume and individual and result in a stressed environment for those who are around someone who has anger issues. I help to encourage the angry person to admit responsibility for the anger, channel the anger in constructive ways, and to support and encourage that a person vent that anger in the right areas of their life. There are usually deep rooted causes for a person to be angry all the time, I take a therapeutic approach to this and dig to the heart of someone's anger issues- instead of just targeting the anger so that the best resolve can be found to help an individual find peace.
Walter Masterson, LCSW
Psychotherapy and Counseling
Home visits, Nassau County, NY
"Sticks and stones will break my bones, but your words will break my heart." Many people with anger issues know the damage that can be done to a relationship with even one outburst. Mastering anger is necessary to having the affection and trust of the people we care about. It has been accurately referred to as 'restraint of pen and tongue' in some literature. While it may seem like an effort one undertakes for others, the primary benefits are to the person who handles their anger. If you are reading this, and the thought "I wouldn't get angry if so-and-so didn't do such-and-such" consider yourself a primary candidate for this work. Discovering how to escape from anger will set you free.
David Mark, MS, LCSW
School Psychologist, Licensed Social Worker, Certified Gottman Therapist
499 Chestnut Street Suite 103 Cedarhurst, NY 11516, Cedarhurst, NY
By helping individuals connect their irrational beliefs to their ineffectual and sometimes violent consequence, you will learn to take control of your anger and not allow it to control you. Using the ABC's of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy we will explore how activating events in your life and your belief systems or your schema trigger your emotional and behavioral consequences. Additionally, using a pulse oximeter we will explore the effects of anger on your body and learn how to de-flood your system while learning self soothing techniques.
Hal Brickman, LCSW, RCSW, CSW, MSW, CHT
New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker
23 Linwood road, Port Washington , NY
My main approach is to help my client identify situations (contexts), people, behaviors (his and others) that seem to usher in varying degrees of anger. My main message is that anger is an appropriate feeling to loss and frustration, but it is his learning to appropriately express anger in an adaptive manner that leads to emotional growth and the mollification of the anger itself.
Marina Voron, MA, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
243 Nassau Boulevard South, Garden City , NY
I facilitate Anger Management for individuals, couples, and groups using a 10-session program that teaches you how to manage a great variety of emotions, not just anger. The program provides participants with lifelong skills to cope with adverse feelings when tensions run high and triggers arise in everyday life. I also provide you with a certificate of completion of the program valid for court mandated participants.
Patricia Pitta, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.
Clinical and Board Certified Family Psychologist
35 Bonnie Heights Road, Manhasset, NY
Anger is a natural and normal use of emotion that helps you get in touch with that which you are feeling. The problem is that most people don't express their anger and let it build up. Then they express themselves through rages, screaming and just being out of control. Relationships become compromised and resentment and bitterness grows. To stop the pattern, you need to first learn to relax your mind and body. Second, you need to identify what is making you angry. Third, role play expressing your feelings in a positive manner. Fourth, learn to listen other's responses to your statements. Fifth, negotiate with calm to resolve the situation. Relax, think, before you respond.
Wendy Stapen, Ph.D.
56 Orchard Drive, Woodbury, NY
We will work together to first identify the situations in which you respond with anger as well as the nature of your responses. We will then explore alternative responses to address the immediacy of the problem. As we continue these steps, we will find common links from situation to situation and explore the hidden feelings that are covered with a rage response so that the power if holds can be decreased.