Anger Management and Counseling in Half Moon Bay, CA.

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


Anger Therapist

Maureen Fiorelli, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Half Moon Bay

I work with individuals who are making efforts to control their anger and bring more calm and peace into their everyday lives. When looking at anger issues, I find my clients need to first address bodily symptoms and then use tools when these symptoms arise. I also feel it is useful to use cognitive behavioral therapy to identify the negative thought patterns and beliefs which initially contribute to the development of anger.

Anger Therapist

Zak Forrest, Zachary Forrest, LMFT

Licensed Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of Half Moon Bay

There are many different reasons for why someone might be angry and have difficulty managing it. What is common though, is a lack of understanding by the person expressing the anger and most likely the person receiving it. Together, we can take a nonjudgmental approach to understanding your anger, unpack what it contains and the function it serves. Through this process reactivity is diminished, composure is restored and relationships improve.

Anger Therapist

Natalie M. Mills, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Half Moon Bay

Anger is wired into all of us and is essential for survival. It is an intelligent emotion. It can also be incredibly destructive. Most of the time, it is a secondary emotion which means that an unmet need or another emotion is the driving force behind our anger. I will help you to safely identify what is behind your anger and give you tools to effectively regulate it. (I will also help you heal and enhance any relationships previously damaged by your anger.)

Anger Therapist

Charis Khoury, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Half Moon Bay

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.

Anger Therapist

Bryan Newman, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Half Moon Bay

I have extensive experience working with men who are struggling with their anger management. Oftentimes, such men come to see me because the way they are experiencing and expressing their anger is causing serious damage to their relationships, either at home or on the job. Ironically, such men often feel simultaneously disconnected from and ineffectual in their sense of personal power. I help men access their own vulnerability as a way to start feeling what is behind the ineffective expressions of anger and rage. From there, men can begin to reclaim a more true and embodied sense of their strength and power, one that is far more connected with the heart.

Anger Therapist

Dietmar Brinkmann, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Half Moon Bay

Anger management is about tracking stress and frustration as they build up in your body. You identify your triggers to avoid angry blowups and relax instead. You learn communication and assertiveness without aggressive behavior. These skills can do the trick but for many of my clients it is hard to remember new skills in the heat of the moment. With understanding of the physiology of anger, I give you tools to master your powerful life energy and develop a concrete strategy to transform anger. You can discover with honesty and self-compassion what makes anger your default reaction in so many situations. By realizing what is underneath it all you can avoid being caught in the anger trap.

Anger Therapist

Mey Saephan, MS

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Half Moon Bay

Anger in itself is not a bad thing. It is a feeling and feelings are there for a reason. You can manage your frustrations without losing control of yourself. In my work with you, you will learn your personal signs and symptoms of anger and catch yourself before you reach that point of no return. "My anger outbursts and destructive behavior seem to come from nowhere!" This is not true. You can learn the root cause, slow it down and have control over your life again. You will learn how to be assertive instead of being aggressive.

Anger Therapist

Jonathan Eli Herrick, jonathan herrick

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Half Moon Bay

Having experienced a father with significant rage and having, over the years, outgrown anger myself, I am both very empathetic about anger and effective at assisting clients reduce it. With 45 years of meditation practice and 30 years of training in a wide spectrum of trance and other techniques - as well as understanding how relationship itself can trigger anger - I have powerful means of helping clients manage and reduce problematic anger.

Anger Therapist

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Half Moon Bay

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

Barbara Pannoni, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Half Moon Bay

If you struggle with anger, therapy can help. Many people find that anger is the easiest emotion for them to access. Maybe under the anger you are hurt, lonely, afraid, jealous, sad or ashamed. Wouldn't it be great to have a whole range of emotions again? I use mindfulness to help you learn to sooth your nervous system and psychodynamic therapy to identify what's behind your anger. If you have experienced difficult or traumatic events that are weighing you down, EMDR therapy can free you up to live and act in the present.

Anger Therapist

Theo Reynolds, RC

Relationship Counselor

Within driving distance of Half Moon Bay

Anger is a healthy instinctual emotion. But it can be very destructive if it isn't managed and you are consciously aware and mindful of this part of yourself. Often we have learned to bury our instinctual anger response because our culture teaches us it is bad. Anger can be scary and even life-threatening if it's directed at you. This is a universal response. Often, because we bury our anger or haven't learned how to manage it in a healthy way, it comes out in ways that are incredibly harmful. I can help you have a new, healthier experience of your anger so that you can stay connected to people in your life and keep yourself safe from doing harmful things that could ruin your life.

Anger Therapist

Peter Bernhardt, MFT

Marriage Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Half Moon Bay

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....

Anger Therapist

Sean Faulkner, MFTi

Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

Within driving distance of Half Moon Bay

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.



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Half Moon Bay is located in San Mateo County, California. It has a land area of 6.42 square miles and a water area of 0.02 square miles.  The population of Half Moon Bay is 12,657 people with 4,585 households and a median annual income of $103,255. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Half Moon Bay, CA

Very Affordable

Booking a weekly counseling session with a licensed therapist in Half Moon Bay 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