Yoshie Martinez, M.Ed., CCC
Canadian Certified Counsellor
317 Catherine St., Ottawa, ON K2R 5T4
Anger is an emotion that is expressed when something/someone needs to be protected. It gets us in gear. When it feels that anger is out of control, it is useful to understand it's function and guide it to be productive rather than destructive. Those who are the angriest have been treated unfairly by their family or society, and they don't know how to make things right. I will provide tools to help you cope with the events in your life that have created such anger, and help you express your emotions and communicate in a way where you will be more likely to be listened to.
Suzanne More Kerr, M.A. (C. Psych.), C.C.C.
Marriage & Family & Individual Psychotherapist
611 - 267 O'Connor Street, Ottawa, ON K2P 1V3
Anger is a friend in that it provides us with valuable information about ourselves and our surroundings. It can be understood as our emotional reaction to believing that either we or another have somehow been mistreated. it is most problematic in its expression rather than it its experience. Problematic expressions of anger present in varied forms, from passive forms to expressions of rage. We can learn to promote understanding of the meaning of our anger and the secondary emotions it triggers as well as how to develop alternative coping strategies.
Joan Stafford, M.Ed., CCC, RMFT, RP
Reg. Marriage and Family Therapist, Can. Cert. Counsellor, Registered Psychotherapist
48 Majestic Drive, Nepean, Ottawa, ON
Anger is just one of a wide range of emotions that we experience. It is often a way of coping with feelings of helplessness, vulnerability, or disappointment. It can be a signal that that your needs are not being met, and an opportunity to make positive changes. Anger that is not controlled, however, brings pain to everyone. I help clients to understand where their anger comes from and teach them Cognitive Behavioural strategies for managing it.
Meghan Simmons, MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker
451 Daly Ave, Ottawa, ON K1S 2H6
Anger is part of the human experience. Its purpose is to protect and to defend. However, sometimes the way in which we express our anger (or avoid expressing our anger) can lead to difficulty or pain. How we express our anger can have a profound impact on our social relationships and how we feel about ourselves. There are many ways in which anger manifests itself in a person's life. I begin my work with clients by assessing the nature and origins of their anger. I then utilize emotionally and somatically oriented techniques to support clients to shift to more adaptive means of anger expression.
Ros Macdonald, BA, MSW, RSW
Registered Clinical Counsellor
Unit 125 - 2111 Montreal Rd., Ottawa, ON K1J 8M8
My intention is to support you. Anger is a mask, covering over our more vulnerable feelings of fear, sadness, or hurt underneath. Anger can also come out as an overreaction to a present situation, fueled by past hurts.. I can offer you relaxation exercises and handouts to help you heal & learn to let go. An important 1st step is to develop awareness of what your triggers are. Feelings of anger can also be positive, signalling to us that something in our lives needs to be changed . How do you want to deal with your anger so it is safe for others to be around you? How can you use your thinking as well as your heart to decide how you wish to respond to situations that trigger you?
Michael Hart, M.A., CCC
Certified Canadian Counsellor
1825 St. Joseph Blvd, Ottawa, ON K1C 7C6
Counsellors at Elim, in addition to knowing anger management techniques, are trained in getting to the root of anger. Clients not only learn how to control anger but also come to understand what is the emotional wound behind the tendency to be angry. Our approach not only controls the anger but help clients heal from the psychological pain that might be driving the anger. Many of our clients report that once they have dealt with painful issues of the past, they become much more at peace with themselves and with others.
Nataxja Cini, MSW, RSW, CCC
4019 Carling Ave, Suite 202, Ottawa, ON K2K 2A3
Is anger interfering with you life? Ae you finding yourself isolated at work or at home because of your temper? Do your peers, family, friends and children avoid you because you can be explosive? Do you wonder why you get so hot and bothered by things that really shouldn't make you angry? Togther we explore your "anger style" and discover your "triggers and provocations". You can learn to take control of your emotions and tame your anger. We offer individual therapy to help you with your anger.
Conny Barry, RP, M.Ed. (Counselling), CCC
Can. Cert. Counsellor and Registered Psychotherapist
Ottawa South, Alta Vista, Ottawa, ON K1H 5T7
I help clients unlock the negative cycle that anger and its accompanying behaviors may cause. In an empathic and supportive environment I help the client understand where the underlying feelings and thoughts originate and loosen the stranglehold that this cycle previously held. Together with cognitive and behavioral strategies we develop new and healthy coping methods to manage these emotions more productively.
Laurie Bowen, B.Ed., C.D.C.,M.S.W.,R.S.W.
Registered Psychotherapist/Social Worker
Bank St, Ottawa, ON
Anger is often mistaken as a negative emotion when in actuality it is not. It is what we do with our anger that often leads to problems. Repressed anger turns into depression and depression leads to the loss of hope. If you were raised by a violent and angry parent, that anger is often passed down through generation no. Many people learn to deal with their anger by using other substances such as drugs and alcohol but these only make matters worse. The arts are powerful tools to help us resolve anger from our past and learn how to forgive. Finding lasting change and peace is the goal and each session is uniquely based on the interests and needs of the client.
Arthur Karp, M.Ed; RP, CCC
Registered Psychotherapist, Certified Counsellor
9 Antares Dr. Suite 143, Ottawa, ON K2E 7V5
It is by helping the client see the responsibility they must personally assume in tackling their own anger. Gaining greater awareness of what might be the costs whether it is physiological or relational is highly significant. Learning to defuse the anger and aggression and allow for a cooling down phase. Examining carefully those triggering thoughts of ours while learning new ways of challenging them. carefully those triggering thoughts of ours while learning new methods for challenging them.