Fionnuala Kraus, MA, MFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
22 West Micheltorena St. Ste.A, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Anger is a natural response to perceived threats. Learning to control anger is a challenge for everyone at times. Consider seeking help for anger issues if your anger seems out of control, causes you to do things you regret, hurts those around you or is taking a toll on your personal relationships. Working collaboratively with me you can: Learn what anger is Identify what triggers your anger Recognize signs that you're becoming angry Learn to respond to frustration and anger in a controlled, healthy way Explore underlying feelings
Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Grey Matters International and the work of Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D approaches issues of anger management in a very humane yet fresh perspective. You see, anger is a normal emotion but it is the valence (intensity) as well as the coupling choice of what one does with this that is the problem. Telling someone to "not" do it or modifying behavior with a trite psychological plan that only breeds a compliant response is not the way to change anger. Brainwave optimization is a new cutting edge technology that allows one to rewire circuitry responsible for reactivity driving the anger. Contact Grey Matters International, Inc now at firstname.lastname@example.org or 877-606-6161.
Nancy Marden, MFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
5276 Hollister Avenue Suite 355, Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Anger is a perfectly normal and acceptable human emotion. To some extent, when anger is expressed appropriately, it is what propels change. Without the anger of some fearless leaders in our country, we would still be experiencing many societal injustices. However, if you are experiencing persistent anger and are sabotaging the relationships in your life because of your anger, then seeking professional help for anger management may be needed. Many times what I’ve found to be beneath the layer of anger that clients express is in actuality, a deeply rooted fear. In counseling, I can help you uncover this fear and deal with it in a way where you no longer need to mask it with anger.
Rudi Lion, MA, MFT
Licensed Marriage Family Therapist
2020 Alameda Padre Serra, Santa Barbara, CA
I believe that we need to express our anger, to get it out of our bodies or it might adversely effect our physical health. I use a number of different tools, such as a baseball bat and pillows or bean bags to throw, to help clients to find constructive expressions of their angry feelings. There is always safety guidelines. Clients are initially often shy about using the bat or the bean bags but most always report great release and relieve when done. I also encourage journal writing about the unexpressed words and when appropriate letter writing to express the so far unsaid, even if it is from years ago.
Bobby Kornhandler, MFC
Marriage andf Family Therapist
111 E. Arrellaga St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Anger is a curious feeling and most often it covers more profound and primary feeling of shame, loneliness and abandonment. It may also rear it's head when one feels unimportant, discounted or unworthy. Rather than attempt to manage the anger, I will work with you to find the underlying meaning driving the anger and by doing so the anger will be seen as a self-protective mechanism and no longer necessary.
Clyde Blair, M.A. LMFT
Licensed Marriage Family Therapist
22 W. Micheltorena St. Suite A, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Anger is the fight emotion. When other people cross the line with us we get mad and we need to let them know it's not okay. Letting someone else know that you're angry in a safe way rather than violent way is very important and a key to all healthy relationships. If you have a problem with anger, I can help you to work through the feelings and learn to set boundaries with other people in a safe way that doesn't hurt them or you.