Anger Management and Counseling in Hercules, CA.

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


Jay Reid, LPCC
Anger Therapist

Jay Reid, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

In 94104 - Nearby to Hercules.

Anger - by itself - is not problematic. Evolution endorsed anger to motivate us to protect ourselves. When we are in environments where anger is expressed in violent or abusive ways, then this can grow to feel normal. Instead of having a graduated response to a signal of disrespect, someone can jump directly to an outburst of rage. The heart races, blood pressure rises, and it's hard to think about anything but teaching a lesson to object of anger. If this sounds familiar, I can help. I focus on the thoughts, behaviors and feelings that you have when angry so that you can interrupt the rage reaction and allow yourself the time and space to think about the best way to respond when angry

Charis Khoury, MA, MFT
Anger Therapist

Charis Khoury, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94609 - Nearby to Hercules.

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.

Daryl Temkin, Ph.D
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.

Lawrence Tunis, Ed.D, LMFT
Anger Therapist

Lawrence Tunis, Ed.D, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 94960 - Nearby to Hercules.

i have extensive experience in this area, having worked with Severely Disturbed Children for five years in a special school setting, and then moving over to work with an adult population who have committed crimes and have been incarcerated in the County Jail. I know the techniques needed to facilitate a person to deal more effectively with angry feelings so that his or her relationships can be repaired and blossom and they can enjoy life to the fullest.

Larry Lease, JD, MA, LMFT
Anger Therapist

Larry Lease, JD, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 94510 - Nearby to Hercules.

Expression of anger is often the gateway to reaching underlying feelings of pain, such as hurt. In therapy - with both individuals and couples - I help angry persons stay connected to their upset feelings and express them in a way that strengthens relationships. When we have the courage to share the painful feelings with persons we trust, we experience increased self-confidence and deeper intimacy. If you have repetitive EXPLOSIVE anger, which is emotionally harmful or physically dangerous, I urge you to find an anger management group, where participants work together to gain control over these behaviors, before seeking therapy with me. For more visit KinseyLeaseCounseling.com

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC
Anger Therapist

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC

Psychotherapist

In 94110 - Nearby to Hercules.

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.

Ellie Zarrabian, PhD, CMT
Anger Therapist

Ellie Zarrabian, PhD, CMT

Founder & Spiritual Director

In 94610 - Nearby to Hercules.

Your anger turned towards yourself creates depression, but your anger towards others creates resentment. Do you find yourself vacillating between feeling depressed and resentful towards yourself or others in your life? Learning how to deal with your anger is the first step to get you out of that cycle. Counseling along with Mindfulness Meditation are great tools to help you manage anger and find more peace.

James W Holley, M.A.
Anger Therapist

James W Holley, M.A.

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94596 - Nearby to Hercules.

Anger can be incredibly difficult to manage - especially if you are not ready to significantly redefine yourself. Beyond strategies for avoiding anger inducing circumstances, and reducing the intensity, frequency and duration of our angry feelings, we must come to terms with our own ego, or sense of self. That part of us that feels wounded, harmed, and/or threatened and must be defended. If you are genuinely ready to redirect that anger energy, face yourself in the mirror, and manage that part of yourself that is causing you and those you love to suffer, let's get to work.

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW
Anger Therapist

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Psychology Doctor

Available for Online Therapy

Anger when used appropriately can be a useful tool to give us the aggressive energy we need to take action when we are feeling helpless or victimized. Unfortunately, it is often misused and becomes abusive, creating whole new problems for relationships and careers. I work with clients to first learn to control their emotional expressions, define the underlying feelings creating the hostility, and learn new skills to better utilize their feelings to resolve conflict in more adult ways.

Jenny Liu, MEd. MFT. NLP. Confidence Coach
Anger Therapist

Jenny Liu, MEd. MFT. NLP. Confidence Coach

Online Therapist & Coach, Online Career Counselor

In 91301 - Nearby to Hercules.

IS ANGER MAKING YOUR LIFE MORE DIFFICULT? Are concerned about losing your relationships or job due to anger? Have you tried ways to control it but nothing worked? I can help you learn effective strategies to manage your mental state so that you will be in control of your life instead of being the slave of your emotions. Call me for a free telephone consultation session today to be one step closer to the kind of life you truly want.

Glenn Fleisch, Ph.D., MFT
Anger Therapist

Glenn Fleisch, Ph.D., MFT

Licensed psychotherapist

In 94590 - Nearby to Hercules.

Anger is often misunderstood- associated with aggressive or violent behaviors. Anger is actually a powerful "inner" reaction, a life energy that is arising as a protest against mistreatment or pain- sometimes a way to stand up for oneself. Thus, in my work, we learn how to harness the bodily feel and energy of anger- in order to sense its meaning, and to experience its power. From there, we often discover underlying pain, hurt, trauma, fear- which we can also experience and process. We learn to identify triggers for angry reactions- and develop tools to harness this energy, rather than let it act out in destructive ways. Anger therapy is a thus bodily process of healing, restoring spirit.

Peter Bernhardt, MFT
Anger Therapist

Peter Bernhardt, MFT

Marriage Family Therapist

In 94706 - Nearby to Hercules.

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....

Mathew Carver, JC Accredited
Anger Therapist

Mathew Carver, JC Accredited

Mental Health Retreatment Center

In 94016 - Nearby to Hercules.

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.

Elizabeth Hayes, Psy.D, MFT
Anger Therapist

Elizabeth Hayes, Psy.D, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94110 - Nearby to Hercules.

Anger is a natural part of our emotional landscape but if you find that you are feeling angry more than you would like and/or you have difficulty expressing your anger in healthy ways I can help you. My style is warm and collaborative and I will provide a safe and reliable space for us to explore your anger. By making links between your past and present experience we can work together to increase your awareness, generate movement, and let go of some of your anger, making room for more positive feelings.

Kristin Avicolli, LCSW
Anger Therapist

Kristin Avicolli, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Therapist

In 94556 - Nearby to Hercules.

Anger is a normal emotion and can be managed by learning coping mechanisms and mindfulness strategies. You may also want to understand what is underneath those unpleasant feelings. We will work together to increase insight, decrease stress and improve communication skills. Relationships can trigger some of our deepest hurts and family of origin issues. Together we can untangle these feelings, so you can free yourself from your negative thoughts.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Anger Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 94563 - Nearby to Hercules.

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.

Ellis Edmunds, Psy.D.
Anger Therapist

Ellis Edmunds, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 94618 - Nearby to Hercules.

When things don't go your way, do you uncontrollably lash out with anger? When anger is unchecked, it can cause problems in relationships, at work, and affect your health negatively. Counseling can help you understand your anger and teach you how to channel it in a healthy way. You can learn new ways of responding to difficult situations and people that does not harm yourself, your relationships, or others. Give me a call to schedule an initial consultation.

Timothy Locke, Ph.D., Pastoral Counselor
Anger Therapist

Timothy Locke, Ph.D., Pastoral Counselor

Napa Interfaith Counseling

In 94559 - Nearby to Hercules.

For most of us, on occasion, anger can be far out of proportion to the event that triggers it, and for some of us, it is a recurring problem that interferes with our work and our most important relationships. I help people with practical strategies to avoid immediate damage from uncontrolled anger, and I help them to understand their anger more fully and make more effective choices for themselves and others.

John Snyder, Psy.D.
Anger Therapist

John Snyder, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 94129 - Nearby to Hercules.

I help men and teens who are struggling with anger management, transform their lives. You will benefit from psychotherapy by 1) learning to control your emotions in the moment, and 2) reducing your vulnerability to becoming overwhelmed and destructively angry in the first place. Relying on more than 10 years experience working with men, I will teach you how to monitor your state of physiological arousal so that you can intervene before you lose control. I will also help you explore the origins of your anger, in other words, where you "learned" to be angry in the first place. Gradually, you will gain a sense of emotional freedom and power as you increase your control and self-awareness.

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.

Myra Bernecker, Ph.D.
Anger Therapist

Myra Bernecker, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 94901 - Nearby to Hercules.

Anger management counseling can help to identify stressors and learn the steps to stay calm in the face of anger. The goal is to handle tense situations in more constructive and positive ways by reducing the emotional and physical arousal that anger can cause. It will provide the tools to take back your life and resolve the triggers that result in unplanned anger reactions.

Katherine Jewett, MA LMFT
Anger Therapist

Katherine Jewett, MA LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #100342

In 94523 - Nearby to Hercules.

Anger is not, in itself, a dangerous or negative thing. Anger, like all emotions has a purpose that usually speaks to something that feels unfair or unjust and/or the frustration of blocked needs/desires. But when anger gets out of hand, when we can't control it, it can be emotionally debilitating and can ruin our relationships, our piece of mind, even our livelihoods. The damage isn't just limited to the individual challenged with anger either. The fear, sadness, and anger it creates for those we love has a destruction path all its own. Luckily, therapy can help you to manage this potentially damaging emotion, so that you can reduce the destruction anger can create.

Nathan Michael, MA, LMFT
Anger Therapist

Nathan Michael, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94704 - Nearby to Hercules.

Are you concerned that your angry feelings or behavior may be impacting you or the people you care most about? Maybe it is small things that get to you more than you think they should, or perhaps you find yourself having a short fuse with your intimate partner or co-workers? I specialize in creating a steady and supportive space for you to learn about and perhaps change your relationship to anger, how you behave and how you feel as you move through the world.

John Kane, AMFT, APCC
Anger Therapist

John Kane, AMFT, APCC

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94520 - Nearby to Hercules.

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!

Dan Quinn, Psy.D.
Anger Therapist

Dan Quinn, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 94602 - Nearby to Hercules.

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!



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Hercules is located in Contra Costa County, California. It has a land area of 6.41 square miles and a water area of 13.57 square miles.  The population of Hercules is 25,314 people with 8,135 households and a median annual income of $101,018. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Hercules, CA

Very Affordable

Booking a weekly counseling session with a licensed therapist in Hercules 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 Hercules public health department.