Tamera Mensink, MA, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
St. Paul, MN
I currently offer anger management therapy through discussing the cause and source of anger and working through ways to handle anger in a positive way. Anger is a normal, natural reaction. What is important is how we handle our anger and that we handle it in a positive way. Anger can become addicting for some and itis hard to break the cycle. Anger management is difficult, and I can help you get to where you can handle your anger in a positive way.
Stefanie Bauer, PsyD, LP
1085 ½ Grand Avenue, Saint Paul, MN
I view anger as a defense or coping mechanism and can help you find healthy coping skills to lead a more fulfilling and maybe less shameful or guilt driven life. Some people may turn their anger inwards and hurt themselves and other people may affect others with their anger or both. Either way, this can change if you allow yourself to change and create the life you want to live.
Meredith Severson, MS, LPC
Licences Professional Counselor
58 Griggs St N, Saint Paul, MN
Most often the key to anger management is developing the ability to tune in to internal feelings sooner. Before blowing up. I can help you do this. Another key component to overcoming destructive anger is developing assertiveness rather than becoming withdrawn or aggressive. I can teach you how to be assertive so you can express yourself in a healthy, non-threatening way.
Heather Holt, MSW, LICSW
Licensed Indépendant Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), Psychotherapist
1619 Dayton Ave. Ste 112B, St. Paul, MN
Anger Management therapy is often very structured for me. I use a curriculum to address the following: Anger. (What is it? What triggers anger? What makes it better/worse?) Quick Control of Anger. (Recognizing anger and learning ways to calm your emotions.) Strategies to Manage Anger. (What stops it? What is frustration? What is rumination? Strategies for managing unhealthy rumination.) Relationships. (Communication strategies) Challenging Angry Thoughts and Beliefs. (How our thoughts affect our anger) Challenges to Managing Anger.
JoAnna Smith, MA, LMFT
4660 Slater Road Suite 210, Eagan, MN
Anger is normal: it is a form of communication and can even be advantageous at times. However, it often masks other underlying emotions (such as shame, fear, low self-worth) and its expression may hurt ourselves and/or those around us. Our work together can identify your specific anger triggers, develop ways to better manage both the emotional and physical components of anger, improve your ability to express yourself assertively v. aggressively, and repair the damage that the prior expression of anger may have caused.
Kalli Matsuhashi, MA, LP, LMFT, LPCC
Licensed Psychologist & Marriage and Family Therapist
4660 Slater Rd., Suite 245A, Eagan, MN
I have worked with many clients, mostly men but some women, to help them understand and better manage the frustration and anger in their lives. Sometimes the anger stems from patterns learned in childhood, sometimes it arises from just not knowing how to better manage the frustrations of life. I can work with clients to help them reduce their overactivity and gain not only insight into the problem, but better control and ultimately, better relationships.
Jennifer Musty Rives, MA, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
2100 1st Avenue S, Suite 202, Minneapolis, MN
Are you having trouble keeping your anger in check? This is a common challenge for a lot of people. Anger is what I call an umbrella emotion, which means that it often covers up other emotions that are harder to share with others. It is really useful to take a look at what might be underneath the anger, such as hurt or fear. Anger is a very useful protection, and it might have served a very valuable function for you in the past. However, it is important to take a look and decide if it is useful to you NOW. If your anger is pushing people away, it might be time to learn a new way to express your feelings.
Anger is a normal human emotion. It becomes a problem when the anger overrides our logical brain and results in unacceptable behaviors. We offer individual counseling to help people better understand their trigger and the effects those triggers have physically on the individual. Self-understanding is only a part of the solution. We will help clients develop skills and techniques to recognize when they are becoming angry and interrupt the momentum before it results in hurtful behaviors.
Cathy Johnston, MA, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Relationship and Sex Therapist
2840 Humboldt Ave S, Minneapolis, MN
I'll help you understand the choices you have to manage and express your feelings in constructive ways. You'll become more aware, accepting, and assertive rather than reactive and misunderstood. Anger is a powerful emotion that needs to be expressed like any other emotion. Anger itself isn't bad - in fact, it's a useful signal that something's wrong and we need to take action. However, the way it's expressed can be either helpful or hurtful. Learn to center yourself and be proactive in expressing your anger in a way other people can hear.
Bruce Fischer, PhD, LP, LMFT
Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
2840 Humboldt Ave South, Minneapolis, MN
I approach anger management as a basic emotional skill. Like all skills, it can be taught and with practice it can be effectively developed in a short time. Some of the specific techniques I may use in teaching anger management are: identifying early signs of anger, breathing exercises, thought stopping, avoiding triggers, and teaching healthy emotional expression of a full range of feelings. I also use a variety of other techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to help my clients learn to effectively manage anger. Beyond the behavioral approach to managing anger I sometimes find it useful to explore the sources of the anger.