Anger Management and Counseling in Pacifica, CA.

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


Sebastian Earl, MA
Anger Therapist

Sebastian Earl, MA

LMFT

In 94115 - Nearby to Pacifica.

My approach to anger management is helping my client see what the underlying feelings, thoughts, and beliefs are that are driving them to act out there feelings through anger, and learn how to drop beneath the anger to the fear and/or pain that always underlies anger. Through doing this we can learn to express our vulnerability and share our feelings in a safe and healthy manner.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Anger Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 94010 - Nearby to Pacifica.

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.

Chloe Lankshear, M.Ed, Ed.S, MFTI
Anger Therapist

Chloe Lankshear, M.Ed, Ed.S, MFTI

Marriage & Family Therapist Registered Intern

In 94501 - Nearby to Pacifica.

I use cognitive behavioral techniques to help my clients to identify the thinking that leads to their feelings and behaviors. I then work my my clients collaboratively to examine the evidence for that thinking, then explore different perspectives and change the thoughts into more helpful ones that reduce the feelings of anger, making them more manageable.

Dan Quinn, Psy.D.
Anger Therapist

Dan Quinn, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

In 94602 - Nearby to Pacifica.

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!

Zak Forrest, LMFT
Anger Therapist

Zak Forrest, LMFT

Licensed Psychotherapist

In 94102 - Nearby to Pacifica.

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.

Mey Saephan, MS, LMFT
Anger Therapist

Mey Saephan, MS, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94501 - Nearby to Pacifica.

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.

Theo Reynolds, RC
Anger Therapist

Theo Reynolds, RC

Relationship Counselor

In 94609 - Nearby to Pacifica.

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.

Alice Locke-Chezar, MFT, ATR
Anger Therapist

Alice Locke-Chezar, MFT, ATR

Marriage & Family Therapist, Registered Art Therapist

In 94306 - Nearby to Pacifica.

Anger is a natural feeling that everyone experiences. It is what we do with out anger, how we handle it, that can cause us trouble. I help my clients understand their thoughts and their reactions by beginning with an understanding of what happens in their bodies when they get angry and or frustrated (they go hand in hand). We look at ways to recognize when anger is building and importantly to recognize the triggers, what is going on just before the feelings build. Together we explore the thoughts and feelings, help change some of those thoughts and learn important ways to manage them.

Sean Faulkner, MFTi
Anger Therapist

Sean Faulkner, MFTi

Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

In 94010 - Nearby to Pacifica.

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.

Myra Bernecker, Ph.D.
Anger Therapist

Myra Bernecker, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 94115 - Nearby to Pacifica.

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.

Kyle Corsiglia, LMFT
Anger Therapist

Kyle Corsiglia, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94123 - Nearby to Pacifica.

I will help you to understand anger for yourself and to manage it more effectively. I will help you start to recognize triggers, negative self talk and destructive patterns of behavior, to learn practical techniques to calm your self down and to use your feelings of anger to get in touch with your deeper human needs. You will be more authentically empowered with self knowledge, better communication and self regulation skills. Your relationships and health will benefit greatly.

Jay Reid, LPCC
Anger Therapist

Jay Reid, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

In 94104 - Nearby to Pacifica.

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

Philip Rahm, Ph.D.
Anger Therapist

Philip Rahm, Ph.D.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 94025 - Nearby to Pacifica.

Do you find it difficult to distinguish between experiencing the emotion of anger and the behavior you exhibit when angry? While "anger-management" techniques are somewhat helpful, the results are often not sustained. Appropriate attention to the underlying issues of depression and anxiety is critical in effectively addressing anger-related difficulties. A combination of Cognitive-Behavioral and Psychodynamic therapies focused on these issues can greatly help you to learn with and accept your "emotion" of anger without needing or being triggered into "behaving" in an angry and destructive manner. If you have trouble controlling your anger and want help, feel free to contact me.



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Pacifica is located in San Mateo County, California. It has a land area of 12.66 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Pacifica is 39,260 people with 14,101 households and a median annual income of $100,193. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Pacifica, CA

Very Affordable

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