Anger Management and Counseling in Playa Vista, CA.

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


Anger Therapist

Curtis Miller, MFT, Psy.D., D. Min., M.A., M.Div.

Marriage and Family Therapists, Psychotherapy

Within driving distance of Playa Vista

Anger is not only something to "manage." The feelings in anger need to be recognized, understood, and responding to in a way that make sense. You're not bad because you are angry, you treat yourself and others badly when your trapped in intense feelings. I help people come out of the shame of being labeled in negative ways because they struggle with anger. Anger becomes less of a struggle when you're not alone in it.

Anger Therapist

Phil Kiehl, M.Div, BCC

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Certified Chaplain & Grief Counselor

Within driving distance of Playa Vista

Like all emotions, it is normal to feel anger. Anger is like the yellow signal light or a dashboard light on our care signifying somethng is wrong. Maybe for you anger is viewed as a protest when you sense something or someone has wronged you. Anger can be also viewed as a justice issue wanting to make sense of the hurt you are feeling. But anger can also be used in a unhealthy way to build a resentment, hold a grudge, and seek revenge. From my counsel you will benefit by understanding how your anger can be helpful versus how your anger can be destructive and abusive to others. You will benefit from expressing anger at something versus attacking or blaming someone.

Anger Therapist

Gary Brainerd, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist & Marriage Therapist

Within driving distance of Playa Vista

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

Christine Leyva Buccio, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Playa Vista

To assist clients in assessing their anger dynamics; identify anger expression models and gain insight into their triggers and underlying reasons of their anger (i.e., feelings if incompetency; abuse; trauma; shame; embarrassment). Teach calming strategies and exploring ones self talk that mediates angry feelings. Develop coping strategies and encourage routine use of strategies (i.e., conflict resolution, adaptive self talk, assertion, calming techniques)

Anger Therapist

Karine Echighian, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Playa Vista

Understanding the source of one's anger is the first step in learning how to control it and communicate feelings instead of reacting negatively to those feelings. Working from a perspective of understanding the underlining needs of you an an individual will help us figure out what technique will work best for your personal situation and therefore result in stronger and appropriate expression of your anger.

Anger Therapist

Kathryn Bryan, LMFT, ATR-BC

Marriage and Family Therapist, Board-Certified Art Therapist

Within driving distance of Playa Vista

Anger is an adaptive emotion designed to let us know when someone is violating our boundaries, treating us (or someone we care about) unfairly, or trying to take advantage of us. Everyone gets angry. At our offices, one of our therapists will help you uncover what triggers your anger, the difference between aggression and assertiveness, and help you find tools that work for you for appropriately expressing your anger.

Anger Therapist

John Warrington, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Within driving distance of Playa Vista

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

Ellie Zarrabian, PhD, CMT

Founder & Spiritual Director

Within driving distance of Playa Vista

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.

Anger Therapist

Dustin Vander Haar, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Playa Vista

I work closely with my clients and their families in identifying the triggers and body cues which preceed an anger episode. Focusing on being in touch with ones emotional experience prior to an outburst allows my clients to begin to identify and disrupt this behavioral pattern prior to a full meltdown. Behaviors are much easier to change before full escalation, and working with my clients and families on identifying these clues and implimenting effective coping strategies is a pivotal part of change.

Anger Therapist

Jeffrey Chernin, Ph.D., MFT

Licensed Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of Playa Vista

Anger is a kind of energy, a fuel that can be used for the benefit of yourself and others. But sometimes it can be too much of a good thing. It can morph into something destructive. Excessive anger can also be a mask for feelings of pain, helplessness and being out of control. We would explore what's going on, and I would offer you tools to help bring your anger under control.

Anger Therapist

Mark Baker, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Playa Vista

We frequently offer courses on Anger Management and have several therapists that specialize in this area. Helping people struggling with anger requires a specialized approach to treatment so make sure you are talking to a therapist that specializes in this area if you are in need of help. Call us and our intake coordinator will have one of our anger management specialists give you a call.

Anger Therapist

Sheryl Colby, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Playa Vista

Anger can be a scary emotion. It can be frightening for the person expressing it and frightening for the person receiving it. Anger is a healthy emotion when used appropriately but sometimes, a person's anger feels out of control. That is when help is needed to look at ways of controlling the anger and perhaps, why such anger exists. When a person comes to see me with issues of anger management, we look ways to improve impulse control and look at why the anger is occurring in the first place. Hopefully, the client will get some insight and understanding into his/her issues, anger management skills will be taught, and, as a result, the anger be decreased and expressed appropriately.

Anger Therapist

Lindsey Rosenthal, M.A., L.M.F.T.

Psychotherapist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Playa Vista

I have witnessed first hand the radical transformation that comes with anger management counseling. So many men come into my office suffering from anger issues. Through working together collaboratively the anger dissipates, and what is underneath is usually much more nuanced then originally thought. Men and women suffer from anger differently. Anger Management counseling is a transformative process which creates space for ones' preferred identity to emerge.



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Playa Vista is located in Los Angeles, California. It has a land area of 1.30 square miles.  The population of Playa Vista is 6,010 people and a median annual income of $68,597. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Playa Vista, CA

Generally Affordable

Therapists in Playa Vista are often within budget with some potential challenges for longer term commitments. Your mental health and well being are a top priority. If accessibility is a concern, ask your counselor about sliding scale fees or inquire about accepted insurance plans