Anger Management and Counseling in Lake Forest, CA.

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


Gary Aris, LPC, CTC
Anger Therapist

Gary Aris, LPC, CTC

Licensed Pastor Counselor, Certified Temperament Counselor

In 92807 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

Whether your anger is towards friends, family, or co-workers, there are successful ways to control this emotion. You no longer have to feel bottled up or explode at the wrong time. No two people have the same ways of reacting to anger, so you will get a custom made plan that works specifically for you. Call us now and see for yourself how effective our counseling can be.

The A Treatment Center, LPCC, LMFT
Anger Therapist

The A Treatment Center, LPCC, LMFT

The A Treatment Center; Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92602 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

We offer Anger Management classes to both court ordered and volunteer clients. Our program is 52 weeks of new material each week. It is evidence based and helps facilitate change if the client chooses to apply the principles taught. The work book and tools used in class are effective in helping clients find an alternative way of communicating their feelings or anger, frustration and even hurt. By implementing the tools taught, many clients have seen dramatic change in their relationships.

Heather Browne, PsyD, MA, LMFT
Anger Therapist

Heather Browne, PsyD, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

In 92647 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

Anger is not wrong. How we hurt others or ourselves in anger is damaging. I work with clients to release their anger and frustration in healthy ways prior to interacting with anyone. We then work on how to release tension and understand their feelings so that when they discuss challenges they do not re-ignite and exacerbate the sitaution. We explore the cycle of anger and violence and create saftey measures so this cycle is altered. Self-responsibility is critical. We work on body relaxation, visualization, and breath work to help the client understand their body and utilize it more effectively.

Amy Montague, Ph.D.
Anger Therapist

Amy Montague, Ph.D.

Psychologist

In 92612 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

I use a psycho-dynamic Technic to get to the source of the anger rather than put a band-aid on it. I impress my clients as an honest and trust worth person that they can trust to express their true feelings with. Many of my clients tell me that I get it where others do not. I have found that trust issues and relationship issues are at the core of anger management issues.

Rimon Naji
Anger Therapist

Rimon Naji

Licensed Therapist

In 92628 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

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.

Jamie Stodola, MA., LMFT
Anger Therapist

Jamie Stodola, MA., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92780 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

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.

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

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

Clinical Psychologist

In 92657 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

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....

Steven Harris, PhD
Anger Therapist

Steven Harris, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92660 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

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.

Anthony Fiore, Ph.D.
Anger Therapist

Anthony Fiore, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 92660 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

With a partner, I have developed a new and effective model of anger management that teaches you eight proven tools for anger control. These skill-based tools include; (1) reducing stress in your life, (2) developing empathy, (3)learning to respond instead of react, (4) changing self-talk, (5) communicating assertively, (6) adjusting expectations, (7) learning to forgive, and (8) retreating and thinking things over. These tools are taught to clients both in individual consultation and in anger management classes. They are also taught in online anger management programs I have produced.

Laura Adams, Psy.D., MFT
Anger Therapist

Laura Adams, Psy.D., MFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist & Psychoanalyst

In 92692 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

Dr. Laura Adams is a licensed MFT and Psychoanalyst in South Orange County with private practices in Mission Viejo and Newport Beach CA. Dr. Adams specializes in anger issues and anger management and uses a psychodynamic approach to help the individual get in touch with underlying experience that may be working beneath the surface. For more information on Dr. Adams please go to www.SouthOCTherapist.com and call for an appointment at (949) 244-1992.

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.

Allison D. Osburn-Corcoran, M.A., MFT
Anger Therapist

Allison D. Osburn-Corcoran, M.A., MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92780 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

Do you feel overwhelmed by your feelings of anger? Therapy can assist you in identify triggers to your anger and help you discover ways to cope as well as become less reactive. With anger management, you will learn how to implement healthy and effective coping skills to manage and reduce your angry feelings. Take control back from your anger today!

Carla DeFraine, Ph.D.
Anger Therapist

Carla DeFraine, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 92618 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

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.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Anger Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 92677 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

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.

Nancy D Young, Ph.D.
Anger Therapist

Nancy D Young, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92660 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

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.

Donna Carollo, M.A., LMFT
Anger Therapist

Donna Carollo, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92677 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

Anger is a normal part of day to day life. It is hard, if not impossible, to avoid the irritating people and situations that make us angry. While you can not change them, you can learn to control your reactions to upsetting circumstances. Let me help to reduce the emotional feelings and the physiological arousal that your anger causes. Let's regain control of your life!

Mathew Carver, JC Accredited
Anger Therapist

Mathew Carver, JC Accredited

Mental Health Retreatment Center

In 92627 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

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.

Susan Purrington, Psy.D.
Anger Therapist

Susan Purrington, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 92866 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

When I work with those who are struggling with anger issues, I believe it is important to address the root of the anger, as well as develop constructive coping skills that you can draw on in the moment. In therapy, we can identify triggers that will help you anticipate and better prepare for your feelings. It is important for you to find healthy outlets for this energy as well as gain awareness into how others are impacted by your reactions.

Emily Newman, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Anger Therapist

Emily Newman, MA, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 92647 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

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.

Mary Ann Nugent, Psy.D.
Anger Therapist

Mary Ann Nugent, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 92612 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

While anger is a healthy emotion, it can be unleashed in a very unhealthy manner. Learning tools for effective expression and communication can allow your anger to be heard and understood. Without good communication skills and methods of coping, it often feels as though one is up a creek without a paddle. Good intentions can be hijacked. I will increase your awareness and understanding of the triggers and physical cues that are fueling your anger thus allowing you to make different choices. Together, we will uncover distorted patterns of thinking and reacting, learn new techniques of responding and restore your confidence and personal dignity.

Terence Cochran, Ph.D., MFT
Anger Therapist

Terence Cochran, Ph.D., MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist, Psychoanalyst

In 92831 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

Frustration and anger are normal parts of the human experience, but when they become chronic, uncontrollable, and hurtful, they can do untold damage to relationships, families, and ourselves physically. I work with patients to understand the roots of anger, and to develop strategies for anger management by facilitating recognition of hurt, helplessness, and lack of control that underlie rage and excessive anger. Healing comes both from clear introspection and also the use of effective tools to better express hurt, anger, and need.

Prepare To Change, Psy.D., HSPP
Anger Therapist

Prepare To Change, Psy.D., HSPP

Individual and Family Therapists

In 92780 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

Anger is a problem when it is too intense, frequent, lasts too long, or impacts relationships at work or home. Drawing from anger research, an understanding of emotions, and years of working with court-referred angry people, we've created a respectful and effective series of anger management courses designed to help clients understand the roots of their anger. Clients will identify toxic and useful forms of anger, disrupt long-established patterns of escalation, deal with wounds and resentments from the past, replace aggressiveness with assertiveness, overcome feelings of shame, and gain confidence in newly acquired skills that work. Change is possible!

John Mayfield, MFT
Anger Therapist

John Mayfield, MFT

Marriage Family Therapist

In 92832 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

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.

Deborah Farnsworth, Psy.D.
Anger Therapist

Deborah Farnsworth, Psy.D.

Psychotherapist/Psychoanalyst

In 92660 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

Anger is a normal emotion that we all feel, however if your anger is interfering with you relationships at home or at work it is important to get help. Destructive anger is often a mask for feeling of helplessness, poor self image, and depression that can be traced back to our earliest relationships. I will help you to identify the roots of your anger and take specific steps to handling situations differently. You can learn to talk about your feelings and needs without attacking. You can learn to hear disagreement from your partner or co-workers without feeling defensive. I have worked with anger issues all my professional life and I can help.

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW
Anger Therapist

Vicki Asher Wills, PsyD, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Psychology Doctor

In 92691 - Nearby to Lake Forest.

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.



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Lake Forest is located in Orange County, California. It has a land area of 16.63 square miles and a water area of 0.07 square miles.  The population of Lake Forest is 82,492 people with 27,044 households and a median annual income of $91,254. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Lake Forest, CA

Very Affordable

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