Anger Management and Counseling in San Diego, CA.

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


David Peters, MS, MFT
Anger Therapist

David Peters, MS, MFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

2525 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 205, San Diego, California 92108 | 619-491-3492

If you have been confronted by others that you have a "problem with anger", it certainly is worth taking a look. What most people don't know, is that those struggling with anger management are most often merely reacting to stress, anxiety, shame, fear, or depression. In men, depression is often experienced more as irritability than as sadness. While you may not know how to make the change others are asking for, be assured that with the right help, you certainly can make very meaningful change, and enjoy the result. Don't for a moment think that controlling your anger means you don't get to be heard. You will enjoy the experience of really being heard and respected.

Tonia Vojtkofsky, PsyD
Anger Therapist

Tonia Vojtkofsky, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Available for Online Therapy

As an experience psychologist, I can help people struggling with intense frustration, irritation, hot temper, verbal or physical outbursts, and other problem behaviors. Through specific evidence-based interventions as a certified Mindfulness-Based Therapist, and guided by the principles of neuroplasticity, I help people mindfully navigate these painful emotions and experiences in a healthy way. My goal is to help people overcome difficulties, reach their potential, and effect real and lasting change.

Christi Lindsay, PsyD
Anger Therapist

Christi Lindsay, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Available for Online Therapy

Anger is one of our fundamental emotions, part of the basic machinery of our mind and personality. In some ways it is a useful tool that helps to motivate and energize us in seeking fairness and justice in the world around us. But this powerful hold-over from our primal history can also be enormously destructive if we lose control of it. If your anger is slipping out of your control and you find yourself saying or doing things that damage your reputation or your relationships, hurt those around you, or otherwise consistently put you on the outside of society's expectations for behavior, you need help to find tools or strategies to change this and I would be happy to help.

Rika Tanaka, Ph.D.
Anger Therapist

Rika Tanaka, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Carlsbad, California 92008 | 619-554-0120

Anger is a basic human emotion and is fundamental part of our human experience. It is crucial for giving us important information about when boundaries have been crossed or when expectations have not been met. However, when the anger alone takes control of how we react to a variety of triggering situations, we can find ourselves suffering even more, both mentally and physically. Thankfully, as a licensed psychologist, I can help clients cope with anger through proven methods that help clients better understand their anger, re-establish their boundaries, express their disappointments, and move forward in a more balanced, healthy, and productive way.

Annette Barnett, MA, AMFT119490
Anger Therapist

Annette Barnett, MA, AMFT119490

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

JOIN US - FREE ZOOM CLASS on healthy relationships. Sunday, Jan. 16th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm ZOOM LINK: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83648741596. Name your price for full course! See website for all details. Anger is a powerful emotion AND it's an energy we feel strongly in our bodies. The feeling of anger can often tell us that something isn't right in the current moment. It may also be the result of unmet needs that culminated in feelings of anger for you as a young child. When unaddressed, this anger continues into adulthood. There are many ways that anger can be addressed - through changing thoughts & beliefs, learning to express feelings & needs and more.

Tami Chelew, MA, CSAT
Anger Therapist

Tami Chelew, MA, CSAT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - LMFT #79759

10065 Old Grove Rd Ste 102, San Diego, California 92131 | 858-254-6169

Often anger is a form of protest of some injustice that has been done. The adaptive action tendency when one is flooded with anger is to help one assert themselves with an advocacy of self in healthy ways. Managing your anger vs. having your anger manage you is a way to be in healthy control of yourself which will benefit your close relationships with others and within yourself.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Anger Therapist

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

San Diego, California 92101 | 1-877-606-6161

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.

Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.
Anger Therapist

Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

12526 High Bluff Drive, Suite 300, San Diego, California 92130 | (858) 792-3541

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.

Roxanne Strauss, M.A., LMFT
Anger Therapist

Roxanne Strauss, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

4700 Spring Street #204, La Mesa, California 91942 | 619-987-1790

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.


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San Diego is located in San Diego County, California. It has a land area of 325.19 square miles and a water area of 47.19 square miles.  The population of San Diego is 1.39 million people with 485,091 households and a median annual income of $66,116. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for San Diego, CA

Generally Affordable

Therapists in San Diego 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. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local San Diego public health department.