Anger Management and Counseling in Atherton, CA.

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


Neal Winblad, MFT
Anger Therapist

Neal Winblad, MFT

Marriage, Family Therapist

In 94588 - Nearby to Atherton.

Angry outbursts usually reflect an autonomic nervous system that is dysregulated from unresolved trauma and accumulated stress response. Not only do I work with you to give you new tools and ways to put a stop sign between the stimulus and your anger reponse, but using the tools of Somatic Experiencing we can actually discharge that fight or flight energy that is backed up behind the dam waiting to explode. This will leave you feeling calm and well regulated in the face of daily stresses and encounters.

Philip Rahm, Ph.D.
Anger Therapist

Philip Rahm, Ph.D.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94025 - Nearby to Atherton.

Do you find it difficult to distinguish between experiencing the emotion of anger and the behavior you exhibit when angry? While "anger-management" techniques are somewhat helpful, the results are often not sustained. Appropriate attention to the underlying issues of depression and anxiety is critical in effectively addressing anger-related difficulties. A combination of Cognitive-Behavioral and Psychodynamic therapies focused on these issues can greatly help you to learn with and accept your "emotion" of anger without needing or being triggered into "behaving" in an angry and destructive manner. If you have trouble controlling your anger and want help, feel free to contact me.

Daniel Davis, M.A., LMFT
Anger Therapist

Daniel Davis, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 95050 - Nearby to Atherton.

Anger can, especially be, a difficult problem for men. Most men are not able to easily identify their emotions nor describe them in words. Men have enormous difficult feeling the subtlety of their anger. They often feel nothing or rage. Healthy anger management requires us to be aware of how we are feeling. We also need to calm ourselves down, in other words - regulate our feelings. Using Affect Management Skills Training, you will have the opportunity to learn how to apply the basic skills to become the person you hope to be. When we are able to regulate our feelings in a healthy way, our relationships change.

Maren Gleason, LCSW
Anger Therapist

Maren Gleason, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 94583 - Nearby to Atherton.

Anger is one feeling that seems to come up readily when we are hurt, feel misunderstood, feel hopeless, or wronged. Anger in itself is not a bad thing. It is an emotion like all others, but how we find resources, who we turn to, having someone to talk to, and then deciding what to do, can be helpful. Anger can be a useful tool if we can understand what has triggered us and what to do about it in ways that are not self destructive. I offer a safe place to explore all the feelings surrounding anger so that it starts to feel like something you have a choice in expressing the way you want to.

Donald Dufford, Ph.D. Director
Anger Therapist

Donald Dufford, Ph.D. Director

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 95124 - Nearby to Atherton.

Donald Dufford,Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist, has specialized training and experience in Anger Management. Dr. Dufford provides a safe, non-judgemental environment to overcome anger, frustration and relationship issues. Where appropriate he can help uncover and clear past trauma or underlying emotional patterns that fuel frustration as well as teach specific tools and techniques to change behavior in the present. Learn how to be calm and effective in any situation. Call now for a free ten minute phone consultation.

Dan Quinn, Psy.D.
Anger Therapist

Dan Quinn, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 94602 - Nearby to Atherton.

A lot of people "bottle and blow," not saying what they want to say a bunch of times and then blowing up. So a big part of managing anger has to do with finding better ways to get what you want. There are also helpful strategies for containing your impulse to blow up, so it doesn't get away from you and make things worse. Lots of people think that it's good to "blow off steam," but in fact we have clear data that "venting" anger actually makes you more angry!

Sean Faulkner, MFTi
Anger Therapist

Sean Faulkner, MFTi

Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

In 94010 - Nearby to Atherton.

Do you have trouble naming your triggers? When you become angry, is it difficult for you to take a step back and think before you react? I have found that problems arise when a person reacts immediately when angry instead of taking a moment to think about the possible consequences of their reactions. I work to help clients identify the things that make them angry, notice when their anger begins to form, and slow down their reactionary processes once the anger hits.

Charis Khoury, MA, MFT
Anger Therapist

Charis Khoury, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94110 - Nearby to Atherton.

Anger has both harmful and healthy/constructive potential depending on how it is dealt with. If you are coming to therapy for anger management, you are probably experiencing anger as interfering with your relationships, your work, or your general wellbeing. Sometimes a propensity towards anger signals that other things may be going on--stress, shame, or other feelings that may be hard to tolerate. In an atmosphere of acceptance and non judgment, we will work with mindfulness to build tolerance for a wider range of feelings, to find ease and to uncover the gems hidden beneath reactive anger.

Alice Locke-Chezar, MFT, ATR
Anger Therapist

Alice Locke-Chezar, MFT, ATR

Marriage & Family Therapist, Registered Art Therapist

In 94306 - Nearby to Atherton.

Anger is a natural feeling that everyone experiences. It is what we do with out anger, how we handle it, that can cause us trouble. I help my clients understand their thoughts and their reactions by beginning with an understanding of what happens in their bodies when they get angry and or frustrated (they go hand in hand). We look at ways to recognize when anger is building and importantly to recognize the triggers, what is going on just before the feelings build. Together we explore the thoughts and feelings, help change some of those thoughts and learn important ways to manage them.

Elena Gorrow, LCSW
Anger Therapist

Elena Gorrow, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 94583 - Nearby to Atherton.

Anger can feel like an all consuming reaction to something other may have done to you intentionally or unintentionally. However, we always wind up on dealing with the aftermath of our anger when we didn't even feel like we were in control of the situation. If this is happening, we will working on developing anger management strategies. We will identify those common words or behaviors that set us off and try to better understand our anger in the beginning stages. This will allow us to start establishing and using coping strategies that will put us in control. Ideally, these techniques and strategies will help improve our relationships with those that we want to spend time with.

Eileen Goldman, MA MFT
Anger Therapist

Eileen Goldman, MA MFT

Liscensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94022 - Nearby to Atherton.

Many of us experience anger and/or rage in the course of our relationships. Anger in and of itself is not a problem - in fact its a good way to let you know that there is some vulnerable feeling underneath that is too painful to reach just yet. Its what we DO with our anger that gets us in trouble. I can teach you tools to manage your anger without denying your entitlement to it.

Peter Bernhardt, MFT
Anger Therapist

Peter Bernhardt, MFT

Marriage Family Therapist

In 94110 - Nearby to Atherton.

Is your anger ruining your relationships or limiting your success at work? Are you feeling trapped in negative cycles of communication? Are people avoiding you or telling you it’s time to change? Do you want to feel more in control, able to master your triggers? Do you want to feel better, repair broken relationships, and regain closeness? I've helped hundreds of people just like you to feel stronger and repair broken relationships. I teach you concrete mindfulness skills that can being to change your patterns right away and lower your distress and feelings of helplessness. I help you get out of old stuck roles of victim, rescuer or bully that keep you trapped repeating old negative cycl....

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC
Anger Therapist

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC

Psychotherapist

In 94040 - Nearby to Atherton.

I provide individual psychotherapy for anger management. Anger is normal emotion that everyone experiences. It becomes a problem when one expresses anger inappropriately or one lacks the proficiency to express any emotions but anger. I use Humanistic and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) to help my clients understand their anger, improve their emotional experience, and express their emotions in healthy ways. A healthy emotional life is the cornerstone of living a full and successful life.



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Atherton is located in San Mateo County, California. It has a land area of 5.03 square miles and a water area of 0.03 square miles.  The population of Atherton is 7,167 people with 2,385 households and a median annual income of $107,968. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Atherton, CA

Very Affordable

Booking a weekly counseling session with a licensed therapist in Atherton is not a large financial issue for the majority of people in this area. Sustaining a commitment to mental health treatment is easily accessible for the average family, but ask your therapist if there are any concerns as many will accept insurance or even offer sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Atherton public health department.