Anger Management and Counseling in Phoenix, AZ.

Therapy and counseling for anger issues, self control and stress management in Phoenix, Arizona. Find effective help for real change.

Anger Therapist

Sandra Nettles, LCSW, MSSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

2301 W Dunlap Ave, Suite 206, Phoenix, Arizona

We all feel angry from time to time. It is a natural human emotion. But expressing anger in a way that hurts other people can damage relationships and careers, cause financial and legal problems, and even damage our health. Anger management can be learned. You must learn to identify the triggers, thoughts and feelings that lead to the inappropriate expression of anger. You must learn new, more effective coping responses for when you get angry. Assertive communication patterns will help you get your needs met while respecting the needs of others. Learning effective anger management techniques will help you de-escalate volatile situations, lower your stress, and improve your relationships!

Anger Therapist

Michael Rehm, MA, LPC, CCTP

Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional

4500 N. 32nd St. Suite #106, Phoenix, Arizona

The emotion of anger has within it a gift. Like other gifts, anger can be misused to hurt ourselves and others. Anger is a common emotion in issues of injustice, money, family, relationships, and employment. Other words for anger include irritation, aggravation, resentment, rage, frustration, exasperation, and more. Coming to terms with your feelings of anger is a very freeing experience. Being honest about your anger requires courage. If anger has hindered your goals or prevented you from living your life, it is possible that you may be experiencing loneliness, isolation, or depression. The healing of emotions around anger will allow you to experience a new life.

Anger Therapist

Tara J. Nolan, M.S.W., M.Ed., L.C.S.W.

Personal, Career, and Relationship Life Coach

In NE Phoenix at Greenway and Tatum, Phoenix, Arizona

Anger has been called a “secondary emotion”. This is because sometimes, though not always, it masks other deeper and more vulnerable emotions such as sadness and fear. Excessive anger is often the result of unresolved hurt and trauma that has not been fully processed and healed. Another source can be ineffective communication skills that leave one frustrated in relationships. Anger can also be the result of untreated depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder. My clients receive a comprehensive evaluation considering all possible sources of the anger, to treat it at its source, as well as learn techniques and behavior modification to deal with it constructively when it arises.

Anger Therapist

Martin Keller, Ed.D.,ABPP, FAACP

Diplomate in Clinical Psychology

11020 North Tatum Blvd., Phoenix, Arizona

Problems with appropriate expression of anger often contribute to relationship strain within couples, marriages, parent child connections, friendhips, families, friends and work associates. Dr. Keller helps patients explore the underlying hurt and feelings of vulnerability often associated with impairments in anger management. He teaches assertive skills, communication skills, conflict negotiation skills,and relaxation skills necessary for appropriate expression of anger. At times inappropriate anger is related to neurobiological problems and or substance abuse.. Dr. Keller refers patients to medical speicalists for further evaluation when indicated.

Anger Therapist

Jason Fierstein, MA, LPC

Counselor for Men and Couples

1021 East Washington St., Phoenix, Arizona

I specialize in helping men, and anger management is one of the things that guys struggle with most. For most men, we either stuff our anger and let it fester, and then usually explode when it has built up to a point that it can't be pushed down anymore. It's like a pressure cooker. I work with men to help cool their anger, and come up with other tools and outlets for their natural expression of anger. Also, for some men, depression is an inverted form of anger expression, and I work with is meant to help give a voice to their quiet suffering. I work with angry and depressed guys in the greater Phoenix, Arizona area.

Anger Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

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 or 877-606-6161.

Anger Therapist

Sandy Graham, MS, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

4545 N. 36th Street, Suite 102, Phoenix, Arizona

Anger is a legitimate emotion, signifying injustice in some area of our lives. As with all emotions, anger can be effective or it can be ineffective. Often, ineffective anger is a cultural or gender issue; men frequently use anger to appear powerful when they might be afraid or in pain. Women frequently stuff anger because they have been taught that "nice girls don't get angry." I can help you understand your anger, and process it effectively so that any consequences of your anger are positive rather than negative.

Anger Therapist

Brian Jackson, MA, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

4545 N. 36th Street, Suite 102, Phoenix, Arizona

Anger is not a bad thing. Like any emotion it has a place and a purpose in our lives. It can teach us a lot about what is going on inside us, if we listen. If we continually stuff anger in, it can cause many problems for us. If anger is creating problems in your life, it may be time to start looking at the thoughts and feelings that you are avoiding. Look at this as an invitation to learn more about yourself, not a problem to manage.

Anger Therapist

Michael Graham, MC, LPC, LISAC

Licensed Professional Counselor

4545 N. 36th Street, Suite 102, Phoenix, Arizona

Anger is a difficult emotion. In addition, individuals with chronic or severe anger issues oftern suffer legal consequences, have conflicted relationships and difficulty holding jobs. All of these can be solved. My approach to anger management works. I have applied it in schools, detention centers, family groups as well as individual group and couples work.

Anger Therapist

Tres Adames, MDiv, BCPC

Board Certified Pastoral Counselor

9299 W. Olive Avenue, Suite 212, Peoria, Arizona

One of the first steps to dealing with anger is learning to react to life realistically by addressing unrealistic expectations. If you come to accept that frustration is normal, you will be better prepared emotionally things don't go your way. It is also important to discover whether a part of you is overreacting based on a similar event from your past. Maybe it's unresolved issues from a past relationship or bitterness at a family member who hurt you when you were younger. Whatever it is, I can help you address the root cause and teach you how to respond appropriately.

Anger Therapist

Gregory Crow, Ph.D.


7510 E. Angus Dr., Scottsdale, Arizona

Most commonly, I work with men who need help with anger. All of us can lose our cool and hurt other people, but some of us are more likely to express ourselves through anger. There are many reasons why someone might have this issue. The key to learning to redirect ourselves at the critical moment is to be aware of our felt sense at the time. Most people are able to detect, when they train themselves to do so, a charge of emotion in the body. At such times, one must absent the situation before he says and or does something regrettable. It is helpful to learn to be mindful of our felt senses so we can drain the stress through special techniques and also avoid losing control.

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Phoenix is located in Maricopa County, Arizona. It has a land area of 517.64 square miles and a water area of 1.25 square miles.  The population of Phoenix is 1.6 million people with 525,610 households and a median annual income of $47,326. .

Therapy Affordability Meter for Phoenix, AZ

Some budgeting needed

While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Phoenix, with proper budgeting, it is entirely do-able and the risk/reward is worth it. For some families, it may be difficult to sustain a commitment to therapy without proper insurance coverage. If this is you, ask your therapist about low cost options as practitoners in and around Phoenix may have flexibility or sliding scales