Patrice Hooke, M.S., MFT
Licensed Marriage Family Therapist
1151 Dove Street, Suite 245, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Anger has always been a difficult emotion. We all have it at time throughout our lives; but, don't always know how to express it in a healthy way. It's natural to blame someone or something outside of ourselves for the anger we feel. I help my clients to allow, accept and own their anger. It's OK to feel angry, but it's NOT OK to take it out on others. I teach skills and provide tools that empower my clients to focus on what is going on WITHIN themselves. If not dealt with, particular feelings and emotions about various painful interactions or events in our lives have the capability of re-surfacing in unhealthy ways. I help to re-regulate and break this pattern.
Andrea Heiden, MFT
Marriage and Family Therapist
901 Dove Street, Suite #295, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Do you feel angry too often? Is anger causing problems in your relationships? Anger can motivate you to take action to protect yourself or speak up for what you want. But anger can also cause you to act in ways that are destructive to you and your relationships with others. Don’t let anger damage your relationships or your life. You can learn practical skills and strategies so you can communicate more effectively with others and create more satisfying relationships. I’d like to help you start getting more of what you want out of your life.
Dr. Chris Nikolaidis, PhD
200 Newport Center Dr., Suite 303, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Do you experience feelings of anger and irritation? I can help you to decrease your overall intensity and frequency of angry feelings and increase your ability to appropriately express your angry feelings as they occur. I can help you to develop an awareness of your current angry behaviors, clarify their origins, and learn healthy alternatives to anger. I can help you to come to an awareness and acceptance of your feelings of anger while developing a better sense of control and peace. I have many years of experience helping Corporate Executives learn ways to overcome their anger. Call 24/7 by clicking or texting (949)791-7127. Take the first step toward learning how to manage your anger.
Deborah Farnsworth, Psy.D.
1151 Dove Street, Suite 278, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Anger is a normal emotion that we all feel, however if your anger is interfering with you relationships at home or at work it is important to get help. Destructive anger is often a mask for feeling of helplessness, poor self image, and depression that can be traced back to our earliest relationships. I will help you to identify the roots of your anger and take specific steps to handling situations differently. You can learn to talk about your feelings and needs without attacking. You can learn to hear disagreement from your partner or co-workers without feeling defensive. I have worked with anger issues all my professional life and I can help.
Carl Wells, Carl S. Wells Ph.D
California Licensed Clinical Psychologist, MFT
Within Driving Distance of Newport Beach, CA
I encourage you to express your anger without violence to others while finding how you can harness this emotion to help yourself instead of self-destruction. You have a right to be as angry as you feel and to learn to evaluate the costs of bottling it up or feeling out of cotnrol. The expression of anger and its energy can be used to help you improve your life if you are willing to learn more about it.
Robert Puff, M.A., M.Div., Ph.D.
2436 W. Coast Hwy., Suite 103, Newport Beach, CA 92663
Anger work is a psychological tool which is used to heal from past and present emotional pains. The basic premise of Anger Work is to let go of emotionally painful events by focusing on them and expressing anger about the pain. By focusing on the trauma over and over, the pain will gradually go away, never to affect you again. (Specific, hands-on techniques are discussed later in this article) A comparison can be made between our physical health and our emotional health. When the body experiences a severe laceration or other injury, if the wound is left unattended it will get infected. Eventually, it will fester and may even turn into gangrene, a life threatening condition. If, however, the wo....
Nancy D Young, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Within Driving Distance of Newport Beach, CA
Activating the fight-flight system is the single most challenging factor in managing anger, stress, & interpersonal conflict. When anger stems from childhood trauma, EMDR may be useful. When it originates from an over-active limbic system (e.g, in ADD), neurofeedback and/or medication may be indicated. Regardless of the source, some crucial elements are: learning an effective relaxation/self-soothing method, knowing how to check one's pulse so that time-out can be taken to use the self-soothing tools to calm down when elevating (rather than after full escalation), and employing a cardio exercise program. A good Mindfulness practice can be beneficial as well for those who are so inclined.