Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. and Associates, P.C.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist / Company President
Park Ridge, IL
Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D.& Associates, P.C. offers anger management counseling and education. Our approach to treating anger is to help our clients understand this complex human emotion and to identify the unique triggers that set off their anger. We help to develop coping skills and work on techniques to diffuse anger before it leads to blow outs. Our approach combines education, counseling, and, where appropriate, medication management - all available on-site within our clinic.
Sharon Depowski, LCSW, CADC
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Alcohol/Drug Counselor
311 E. Dickens Avenue, Northlake, IL
Anger management is an important skill to master in our ever changing world, which brings increasing amounts of stress into our lives. I would utilize two tools: discussing an individual's background to discover possible causes for the behavior, and teaching positive approaches toward stressors. I have assisted both individuals and couples with anger management issues.
Daniel Kill, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
1101 Lake St, #405H, Oak Park, IL
Anger is a healthy emotion but when it gets out of control it can become very destructive to self and others. In a curriculum based program participants will gain an understanding of the role that anger has in your life and the triggers for these feelings. Sometimes anger is involved with other environmental, emotional and psychological distress in your life. These areas also will be discussed, assessed and resolved in a compassionate and collaborative manner so you can achieve emotional health, wellness and happiness.
Kristen Jacobsen, MA, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor / Therapist
1010 Lake Street, Suite 501A, Oak Park, IL
Most people who have difficulty managing their anger have unintentionally allowed it to build up over years and years. If this pain is not alleviated, it builds and builds until it is expressed in a verbally or physically violent outburst. Just as a volcano fills with hot lava and erupts unexpectedly, a person's anger is released in a similar phenomenon. I can help you process these emotions and channel them in a more productive manner so that you can live a healthier, happier life.
Charles Hughes, MA, LCPC, DCC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Tele-Counselor
1025 North Blvd. Ste 204, Oak Park, IL
Many words express some aspect of anger: frustration, aggravation, irritation, rage. You may not be able to decide sometimes what part of your anger is good and what is not. You do know if you are angry more than you want to be. You know if other people run the other way when you are angry. You know if anger is a helpful part of your life or a wedge you drive between you and others. The bottom line is what are you going to do about it? I'm not a big fan of anger management. People manage their anger in all kinds of unhelpful ways. What I want to help you do is understand when your anger is a friend to you and when it is destroying you. If that sounds like what you need, give me a call.
Terri Hager, LCSW
Clinical Social Worker
715 W Lake St, Ste 716, Oak Park , IL
When a person has been very hurt, disappointed, or mistreated in the past, or if the person is highly competitive, it is possible to start to use anger as a form of self-protection and to feel better. Using anger often or to an extreme extent, however, can cause problems in one's life. Fortunately, it is possible to learn to deal successfully with the difficulties in life without using harmful anger. It is very liberating to learn how to stand up for oneself calmly, while not allowing oneself to be used or abused. Sometimes a person even starts to be peaceful inside, which feels absolutely wonderful!
Melissa Sanchez, LCPC, BC-DMT
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist
1818 Dempster Street, Evanston, IL
Anger management plays a large role in many concerns that bring people to therapy. Anger often gets a bad rap in society and is misunderstood as a "bad" emotion. I work with people to understand that anger is a sign of feeling violated and/or sensing that something within our experience is not OK and difficult to accept. Once we can decipher what is truly happening, I work with people to practice recognizing the signs of worsening anger, the often co-occuring emotional states such as depression and fear, and practice management techniques that are helpful in the moment as well as to prevent increasing moments of anger, rage or irritation.
Mary Lynn Meyers, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
1167 Wilmette Avenue Suite 207, Wilmette, IL
Learning how to manage and reduce reactivity caused by anger is one of the most important and useful tools we can learn. I integrate mindfulness practice into my anger management therapy to assist clients to begin to interrupt the automatic reactions and explosions that get them into trouble. It is also very useful to explore what is under the anger, as anger is typically an automatic reaction that clouds over a mixture of many other powerful, yet hidden emotions (sadness, loss, grief, guilt, etc.).
Donna Marie Desai, LCPC
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
628 Norfolk Avenue, Westchester, IL
Anger provides information about what we think/feel is being threatened, and it provides the energy to act on that information. Since we are wired to become angry WHEN appropriate, only the misuse of anger is a problem. However, anger often hijacks our thinking which then compounds the orginal problem. When helping clients develop improved anger management skills, I help them understand the elements of our emotional-physical anger response and learn to diffuse them and effectively use the information and energy that anger provides.
Gary Phillips, S.T.D
Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Pastoral Counselor
550 Sunset Ridge Road, Northfield, IL
A client having out of control anger will be able to (1) know what causes the anger (2) know the type of anger he/she shows (3) know 3 new things to do to manage, decrease and stop the anger (4) know how to have more positive relationships by using the 3 new things to do to manage, decrease and stop the anger (5) know how to use anger constructively to live a better, happier life at home and at work