Anger Management and Counseling in Goleta, CA.

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


Anger Therapist

Clyde Blair, M.A. LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Goleta

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.

Anger Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Within driving distance of Goleta

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.

Anger Therapist

Rudi Lion, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Goleta

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.

Anger Therapist

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

Rightful anger has an important place in life where and when it must be expressed. However, there are many forms of anger that are internally destructive and can become externally dangerous to ourselves and others. Some forms of anger come from long term contentious relationships and occurrences which can never go away or decrease in pain and agitation. Some forms of anger are explosive on the moment and other anger comes as a gradual escalating irritation that then reaches its limits. Counseling serves to teach skills of anger management and can defuse and even prevent out of control anger from erupting. Counseling is known to be very effective for addressing and safely controlling anger.

Anger Therapist

Ellen Klavan, MA, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Goleta

Anger management is both a practical matter and a profound inner journey. We begin by learning to control angry outbursts--harsh words, violence and reactivity that causes us to act in ways that are harmful to others. We learn to identify triggers, to mindfully observe reactions, to reduce stress and to develop alternative behaviors. Then we delve deeper into the roots of anger: often this take us back to unhealed childhood traumas.

Anger Therapist

Fionnuala Kraus, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Goleta

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

Anger Therapist

Jack May, MA, LMFT

Jack T. May, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Goleta

Anger Management Getting our needs met is a very important piece to your happiness. Managing our emotions can take skills that we are not equipped to do naturally. Finding the healthiest version of our self when we are angry is one of the most challenging things we can be faced with. In our group and individual sessions will learn the 7 essential steps to take to prevent and intervene when managing your anger and emotions. Time out Deep breathing Clear head Get help Prevent acting out Get Grounded Assertiveness training

Anger Therapist

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

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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Goleta is located in Santa Barbara County, California. It has a land area of 7.85 square miles and a water area of 0.07 square miles.  The population of Goleta is 30,944 people with 11,034 households and a median annual income of $80,438. .


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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Goleta for the average family. While sustaining a commitment to therapy is usually not an issue, if mental health treatment feels like a burden please ask your counselor about accepted insurance plans or sliding scale fees