Rebecca Brownell, M.T.S, RMFT
Registered Marriage and Family Therapist
333 Mary Street, Orillia, ON
Anger is always a challenging emotion to manage. Anger management counselling can help you understand this emotion better and helps you to embrace it as a healthy emotion. There are ways to manage anger and give it positive direction so that it does not manage you. Most people do not learn these skills growing up and as a result, have difficulty knowing how to navigate this emotion as an adult.
Sandy Johnston, MACP, RP, RPC, MPCC
Registered Psychotherapist and Registered Professional Counsellor
115 Bell Farm Rd. Suite 106, Barrie, ON
Anger is a "hidden" addiction. We can become addicted to the great emotion that is anger in order to protect ourselves from perceived harm as well as to gain control when we feel out-of-control. Most often this perception is subconscious and we are not aware of why we are angry and cannot control it. In therapy, you will learn to identify the thoughts and feelings that lead to an anger outburst and how to not only keep yourself feeling safe, but in control as well.
Naomi Bennett, M.S.W. RSW
178 Browning Trail, Barrie, ON
You may or may not know why you are angry, but probably if you are looking for anger management, you want to learn a way to prevent your anger from ruining your relationships and your career. I will work with you on strategies for coping with anger without alienating everyone around you. In some cases, we will work to discover what is at the root of your anger. In other case, that is less important and our main focus will be on how you can stop yourself from making life miserable for yourself and everyone around you. Depending on your circumstances, we may work individually or within a couple, family or group.
Anita Pal, M.Sc., RMFT
Registered Marriage and Family Therapist
17 Ross Street,, Barrie, ON
As a relationship based therapist, I view and treat anger within the context of the relationships it is occurring in and also within the context of what relationship the person wants to have with anger itself. Below are questions we explore together to help understand the meaning of anger in your life. "How has anger been helpful to you?" "How has anger been hurtful or unhelpful to you?" "What relationship do you ideally want to have with anger? This coupled with developing new strategies to express feelings and set boundaries results in clients reporting that they feel less angry, have better overall emotional coping skills, and feel happier.
Jerry Andrechek, MSW. RSW
Registered Social Worker
49 High Street Suite 201(4), Barrie, ON
In helping clients address anger management issues, the focus is on decreasing the overall intensity and frequency of angry feelings, and increasing the ability to recognize and appropriately express angry feelings as they occur. Underlying causes that trigger anger are explored and resolution of past issues addressed.Clarifying origin of and alternatives to anger are encouraged, with the goal of developing better self control,ongoing mood management and overall serenity. Role play and practicing assertiveness and effective communication skills are samples of interventions used.
Christina Orfanakos, MSW, RSW
Christina Orfanakos, clinical social worker and Wellness Coach
137 Collier St., Barrie, ON
Are your relationships suffering as a result of anger outburts? Do you want to learn to control your anger instead of letting it control you? If you're looking to manage your anger and uncover better ways of thinking and feeling to improve your life and your relationships, then contact me for a free 15min phone consultation or to book your initial appointment. Christina@mindovermatters.ca or 705-627-2400 For more infomation you can also go to my website. www.mindovermatters.ca
Joseph Johnson, PhD, MA
129 Dunlop Street East, Barrie, ON
Anger is not something you can get rid of. It is a normal, healthy emotion shared by all people everywhere. When it gets out of hand, though, anger can become destructive and lead to all sorts of personal problems. Uncontrolled anger can affect your relationships, your job and your health, and often results in depression, violence and suicidal feelings. While you can’t cure anger, you can manage the intensity and effect it has upon you. Effective therapeutic strategies exist for managing anger and can help you become less reactive. While it’s possible to improve your anger response on your own, a qualified practitioner can help you move more quickly to successful management.
Alyssa Koenderink, MACP, RP
80 Bradford Street Suite 224, Barrie , ON
Anger is a feeling that no person is immune to. When anger attacks it can have a very negative impact on our lives and the lives of people around us. The physiological symptoms of anger (hot flashes, red face, tense muscles, headache etc.) can be very overwhelming to deal with. I work with people to help them identify anger triggers and determine positive strategies for dealing with anger. Together we can work on creating positive coping skills and strategies for you to handle anger and frustration in ways that make you proud.
Monica Adair, M.A. Psychology, CCC
Canadian Certified Counsellor and Psychotherapist
78 William Street, Barrie, ON
Anger has a bad wrap. Anger is a normal and healthy emotion; its what you do with it that counts. If you feel or have been told that your anger is problematic, I would be happy to assist you in learning new ways of expressing yourself, recognizing the signs that you are angry before its too late, learning how anger impacts relationships (with self and others), identifying where you anger stems from, what purpose it serves, and how to replace aggression with assertiveness. Instead of feeling out of control and over-reactive, I want to help you respond to stress or distress from an emotionally regulated place.
Byron MacIntyre, M.Sc. RCC
Registered Clinical Counsellor
151 Essa Road, Suite 201 Centre for Work Life Balance, Barrie, ON
My work with respect to anger management is draws on cognitive behavioural therapy and is trauma-informed and emphases the development of effective communication skills. Anger is energy, aggression is energy used to defeat or harm another and is antithetical to intimacy and trust in relationship. The energy of anger does not need to become aggression, together we can explore how the techniques of cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness can help you manage your energy effectively and harness it to build better relationships, achieve goals and thrive.