Anger Management and Counseling in Placentia, CA.

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


Anger Therapist

Susan Purrington, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Placentia

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.

Anger Therapist

Kristi Starkey, MS, MFT, #52051

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Placentia

When a client comes in with an anger problem the first step I would take as a Counselor in Mission Viejo, CA is to ask questions to understand what triggers the anger. Once I understand the triggers I will work with by teaching you relaxation techniques that will help calm you down, coping skills which are tools to offset or overcome your anger, and cognitive behavior therapy which will help you understand the thoughts and feelings that influence your behaviors.

Anger Therapist

Prepare To Change, Psy.D., HSPP

Individual and Family Therapists

Within driving distance of Placentia

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!

Anger Therapist

Sharon Chan, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Placentia

I have worked with many clients in understanding the root to their anger, triggers, and how to manage their anger in different situations. In most cases, I don't think anger is an isolated feeling. I view it as a result of connecting to something deeper. Which could be an unresolved pain, loss, repression of emotions, etc. I have helped clients to understand what is causing them to be angry and to work through to find the words of their experiences. I have also helped clients to learn how to cope with these feelings and to explore alternatives to express their feelings in ways that helps the client to feel good about themselves.

Anger Therapist

John Quinlan, Psy.D.

Psychologist (License # PSY23794)

Within driving distance of Placentia

Need help with your anger? You may have experienced anger leading to domestic violence, assault, incarceration, or other detrimental outcomes. You may feel that you are trapped in a cycle of uncontrollable anger that you can't get free from, but Dr. Quinlan has helped many others to discover that they can break this cycle and live a life where anger is managed. Dr. Quinlan has many years of experience leading support groups and individual counseling with a focus on anger management. Once you understand how to manage your anger effectively, then you can use this valuable emotion to motivate you in healthy ways so that you can experience positive growth and fulfillment in your relationships.

Anger Therapist

John Warrington, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Within driving distance of Placentia

Everybody gets angry. Anger is a human emotion which can serve both positive and negative ends which, in itself, is neutral. Frustration, fear, feeling threatened or treated unfairly can trigger an angry outburst in any animal. Anger is a normal human emotion. It can be an appropriate response to injustice, unfairness or discrimination. However, what we need to achieve is a way of expressing anger that is reasonable, measured and proportionate. Cognitive behavioral therapy provides one of many possible answers to managing anger. Feelings are often created by our thoughts and examining our thought processes to see if they are reasonable and rational can help us with emotional regulation.

Anger Therapist

Gary Aris, LPC, CTC

Licensed Pastor Counselor, Certified Temperament Counselor

Within driving distance of Placentia

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.

Anger Therapist

Deborah Vinall, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Placentia

I provide anger management skills work for children, which involves assisting children in identifying core hurts that are being expressed through their angry outbursts, learning, practicing, and providing support to integration of new, positive outlets for strong emotions, and use of art, sand, and play therapies to resolve strong emotions and practice new ways of being. If your child is struggling, please call me. Let's work together to help your child.

Anger Therapist

Lauren Stevenson, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Placentia

Feeling out of control can be extremely distressing, destructive, and can have a lasting impact on your relationships with others. Learning how to manage your emotions and effectively deal with anger is an important goal, and one that can be accomplished through active participation in therapy. The goals is for our clients to leave therapy with the skills and confidence that they can manage the challenges that come with everyday life. Learning such skills will directly help with increasing the quality of your relationships and decrease the negative impact of your anger in areas such as work, school, and family difficulties. It can also potentially help avoid any negative legal outcomes.

Anger Therapist

Steven Harris, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Placentia

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.

Anger Therapist

Gary Brainerd, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist & Marriage Therapist

Within driving distance of Placentia

Anger can be an ally and not a detriment. Individuals need to learn how they create and contribute to their feelings of anger and how to control the expressions of anger so it benefits them rather than hurts them. When a hose is leaking, you might need to turn off the power from the connection to the house, or you may need to relieve the pressure by adjusting the nozzle. Similarly, we all need to learn how we create excessive anger -- AND we need to learn how to control the expression of that anger.

Anger Therapist

Heather Browne, PsyD, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Placentia

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.

Anger Therapist

Priscilla Traub, MS., MFTI

Registerned MFT Intern

Within driving distance of Placentia

Anger management counseling will help you recognize what makes you angry, as well as many other intense emotions felt throughout the body. We will explore thought processes, triggers, raise awareness and provide tools for each individual case. Counseling will help create problem solving techniques as well as identify different communication styles (assertive vs. aggressive). Everyone feels angry, the anger is not the problem, rather the forms of expression.



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Placentia is located in Orange County, California. It has a land area of 6.61 square miles and a water area of 0.01 square miles.  The population of Placentia is 52,495 people with 16,050 households and a median annual income of $79,598. .


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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Placentia 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