Anger Management and Counseling in Poway, CA.

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


Anger Therapist

Ronald Reichard, MA, MFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Poway

Anger is an incredibly powerful and motivating emotion. However, when anger isn't properly managed and contained it can become like a buring enferno that destroys everything in its path from family relationships to carrer opportunities. I work with clients to address their agner on two levels. The first level involves developing basic skills that help the client control their behavior when experiencing anger. The second level involves assisting the client in identifying the primary source of their anger, which may be rooted in other emotions or painful life experiences. When these root issues are successfully dealt with, much of the anger that has been so debilitating tends to subside.

Anger Therapist

Andrew Last, L.M.F.T., C.S.A.T

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Poway

Does it seem that your anger controls and overwhelms you? Has it gotten in the way of the relationships that are most important to you? I can help you unpack the reasons for your anger and help you to understand it's roots. I can also help equip you with strategies and skills that will help you to control it. Find freedom from the bondage of unresolved anger!

Anger Therapist

Adrienne Levy, MA LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Poway

I help clients understand that anger often points to some other issue that may need their attention, then teaching them the skills to recognize and attend that issue effectively. Emotions often occur in clusters, like constellations of stars in the sky. When anger occurs, fright might be an underlying cause. Usually the angry person is not aware of feeling afraid, but is very aware of fury. Another example could be when boundaries are violated. We get angry when someone "steps on our toes". Then the task is to reset the boundary, not just "manage" anger.

Anger Therapist

Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Poway

Anger is a normal human emotion. The manner in which individuals exhibit their emotions, particularly anger can be constructive or destructive. If individuals are able to constructively channel their anger, the experience and management of anger leads to neutral or positive outcomes. However, if an individual manifests their anger in a unhealthy manner, it can negatively affect any facet of their lives from their personal relationships to their professional lives. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is key to learning to effectively manage anger. With this approach, clients learn to identify and substitute unhealthy trigger thoughts with healthy thoughts and to utilize anger-reducing strategies.

Anger Therapist

Roxanne Strauss, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Poway

Anger can control our lives and destroy relationships. Often anger is an emotional response to unmet needs in our lives, sometimes beginning from when we were children. I work with my clients to help them recognize their unmet needs, the source of their anger, and to identify the different kinds of anger they may be experiencing. At the same time, we work to together in a safe and non-judgmental environment to learn how to manage anger, focusing on one's own responsibility and building a healthy sense of self.

Anger Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Within driving distance of Poway

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.

Anger Therapist

Deborah Moyer, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Poway

Sometimes bursts of anger seem to come out of nowhere. Other times you might have a sense that your anger is simmering just below the surface. Anger can be destructive to your health, your relationships, your children and your career. I can help you not only with ways to control your anger, but also discovering and healing the reasons underneath the angry outbursts. Life can be more peaceful, and I’d like to help.

Anger Therapist

Mary Obata, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Poway

I specialize in Anger Management. Controlling anger can be a challenge. Anger is a protective response that indicates some kind of violation has occurred. It is a secondary emotion, meaning that there is always a more vulnerable feeling underneath such as hurt or sadness. It is helpful to learn how to express the primary emotion underneath the anger. It is also helpful to learn strategies to be able to take a break and walk away before things get out of control. There are usually triggers that get activated in the present but are fueled from the past. I also use techniques to help release the anger from the original event so that you can respond more calmly in the present.

Anger Therapist

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist

Within driving distance of Poway

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.

Anger Therapist

The Center for Change, M.S., M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Poway

As the anger within a person builds, the world in which it lives increasingly reflects the anger that it must heal, so that eventually, the person will see that it is creating its own experiences and perceptions and that its righteous anger originates with itself. I will help you get to the core of the anger which is really an expression of unhealed pain. There is no need to continue to push those you love away through your anger, which creates the loss you fear most.

Anger Therapist

Pamela Polcyn, Ph.D, MFT

Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Poway

Understanding anger and its components can transform your relationship to others and yourself. Through increased clarity about the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that create and maintain anger states you can learn to create the space and conditions needed to release anger and create a more peaceful and compassionate approach towards yourself and others. Anger can be a powerful motivator when clearly understood. Seeing the innocence in another's behavior can prevent the old habits of blame and resentment that have a poisonous effect on relationships and on ourselves. Developing patience and compassion can contribute to the growth of happiness in ourselves and in others.

Anger Therapist

Gretchen J. Penner, ASW

Pre-licensed Therapist

Within driving distance of Poway

Anger is a valid feeling. Anger is not bad. How we express anger can be either healing or damaging. I provide a safe-place to express and therapeutically process anger, identify triggers to anger, and learn healthy ways to express anger without hurting ourselves or others. Through the therapeutic exploration of anger, one can discover the deeper underlying feeling and address those feelings in a healthy and safe environment.

Anger Therapist

Thomas Schmierer, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Poway

From road rage to violence to loud name-calling, acting on your anger does not have to continue indefinitely. If you are motivated and able to trust your therapist, then Thomas can help you overcome your anger management problems today. Once you become more comfortable with deeply feeling all of your angry impulses, you can stop acting on your anger. It is counter-intuitive, but true. Contact Thomas today to set up your first session and learn more.



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Poway is located in San Diego County, California. It has a land area of 39.07 square miles and a water area of 0.08 square miles.  The population of Poway is 50,157 people with 15,832 households and a median annual income of $95,815. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Poway, CA

Very Affordable

Booking a weekly counseling session with a licensed therapist in Poway 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