Anger Management and Counseling in Costa Mesa, CA.

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


Robert Puff, M.A., M.Div., Ph.D.
Anger Therapist

Robert Puff, M.A., M.Div., Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

2436 W. Coast Hwy., Suite 103, Newport Beach, California 92663 | 714-337-4889

Anger work is a psychological tool which is used to heal from past and present emotional pains. The basic premise of Anger Work is to let go of emotionally painful events by focusing on them and expressing anger about the pain. By focusing on the trauma over and over, the pain will gradually go away, never to affect you again. (Specific, hands-on techniques are discussed later in this article) A comparison can be made between our physical health and our emotional health. When the body experiences a severe laceration or other injury, if the wound is left unattended it will get infected. Eventually, it will fester and may even turn into gangrene, a life threatening condition. If, however, the wo....

Nancy D Young, Ph.D.
Anger Therapist

Nancy D Young, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

3505 Cadillac Avenue, Bldg O, Suite 109, Costa Mesa, California 92626 | (714) 432-9856

Activating the fight-flight system is the single most challenging factor in managing anger, stress, & interpersonal conflict. When anger stems from childhood trauma, EMDR may be useful. When it originates from an over-active limbic system (e.g, in ADD), neurofeedback and/or medication may be indicated. Regardless of the source, some crucial elements are: learning an effective relaxation/self-soothing method, knowing how to check one's pulse so that time-out can be taken to use the self-soothing tools to calm down when elevating (rather than after full escalation), and employing a cardio exercise program. A good Mindfulness practice can be beneficial as well for those who are so inclined.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Anger Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Costa Mesa, California 92626 | 1-877-606-6161

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 kevin@kevinflemingphd.com or 877-606-6161.

Jamie Stodola, MA., LMFT
Anger Therapist

Jamie Stodola, MA., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

17452 Irvine Blvd. Suite 213, Irvine, California 92780 | 714-342-3665

Anger management will not only help you to feel better and more confident, so will the people around you. Anger that does not get processed (and in a healthy way) will be chronic and will be passed on to others in the form of hurting others or trying to control others. This can really hurt our relationships with others and ourselves. The therapist's office is a safe place to work through the anger and lean skills to begin managing anger and practicing healthier choices. Finding a therapist you feel safe with will be your best first step to beginning to manage anger.

Mathew Carver, JC Accredited
Anger Therapist

Mathew Carver, JC Accredited

Mental Health Retreatment Center

126 E 16th St., Costa Mesa, California 92627 | 714-357-9988

Counseling for anger issues takes time and at Barn Life Recovery we immerse our clients in a safe, supportive environment where long term care can be achieved. Clients connect with a community of healers and those traveling a path toward better mental health. Our unique "retreatment" style setting allows clients to really focus on their mental health and anger issues with expert guidance and support.

Edward L. De La Loza, LCSW
Anger Therapist

Edward L. De La Loza, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

Clients from various backgrounds take many different approaches to think about, feel and express anger. However, when anger negatively impacts one’s relationships, it is important to explore what is contributing to an unhealthy experience of anger. In my collaboration with clients, we venture out to explore the conscious and unconscious factors that may need to be brought to light, in the context of perhaps other biopsychosocial (biological, psychological or social) factors that may need attention. Clients who learn to understand, better identify and manage their impulses, cultivate insight and explore opportunities to practice developing skills to have an improved sense of self-mastery.

Christi Lindsay, PsyD
Anger Therapist

Christi Lindsay, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Available for Online Therapy

Anger is one of our fundamental emotions, part of the basic machinery of our mind and personality. In some ways it is a useful tool that helps to motivate and energize us in seeking fairness and justice in the world around us. But this powerful hold-over from our primal history can also be enormously destructive if we lose control of it. If your anger is slipping out of your control and you find yourself saying or doing things that damage your reputation or your relationships, hurt those around you, or otherwise consistently put you on the outside of society's expectations for behavior, you need help to find tools or strategies to change this and I would be happy to help.

John Kane, AMFT, APCC
Anger Therapist

John Kane, AMFT, APCC

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

I help people struggling with anger management by working with them to develop awareness of their anger experience in their body and mind and how it is impacting their body. I help you learn and practice strategies for regulating your body and mind so you do not lose control of the anger. I help you to learn healthy communication of anger, and the development of conflict resolution skills. I support you in exploring issues of transference from past relationships and experiences that may be contributing to your strong feelings of anger in present circumstances and relationships. We create safety, increase positive expression of anger, and reduce or eliminate sources of anger when possible!

Steven Harris, PhD
Anger Therapist

Steven Harris, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

1400 Quail Street, No. 210, Newport Beach, California 92660 | 714.290.1506

I have found that formal anger management classes provide excellent tools, but that most of those tools go out the window when emotionally provoking events occur. I help people work out the underlying feelings that trigger anger that has been out of control. But I also help people use their anger effectively. Many persons are angry and are not aware of it and they could effectively utilize their anger towards constructive ends. Anger is merely a signal that something is wrong, etc. Thus, the anger is not the problem, it is what you do with it. I will help you "manage" your signals of anger in more effective ways through each phase of the process.


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Costa Mesa is located in Orange County, California. It has a land area of 15.72 square miles and a water area of 0.08 square miles.  The population of Costa Mesa is 113,204 people with 40,908 households and a median annual income of $66,459. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Costa Mesa, CA

Generally Affordable

Therapists in Costa Mesa are often within budget with some potential challenges for longer term commitments. Your mental health and well being are a top priority. If accessibility is a concern, ask your counselor about sliding scale fees or inquire about accepted insurance plans. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Costa Mesa public health department.