Anger Management and Counseling in Watsonville, CA.

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


Jean Galica, M.A., LMFT
Anger Therapist

Jean Galica, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 95037 - Nearby to Watsonville.

Many times individuals do not realize they are angry, feel guilty for feelings of anger and/or they don't know how to effecively control anger and make it work for them in a healthy manner. Anger in of itself is not bad. It is what we do with it that really matters. Either your anger controls you or you can learn how to control it and make it work effectively for you. Facing the pain of what is causing your anger does not have to take long to get healing and once again have happy and fulfilling relationships. However, facing the pain and gaining healing does not happen in isolation, so consider getting the help you deserve.

Donald Dufford, Ph.D. Director
Anger Therapist

Donald Dufford, Ph.D. Director

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 95073 - Nearby to Watsonville.

Donald Dufford,Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist, has specialized training and experience in Anger Management. Dr. Dufford provides a safe, non-judgemental environment to overcome anger, frustration and relationship issues. Where appropriate he can help uncover and clear past trauma or underlying emotional patterns that fuel frustration as well as teach specific tools and techniques to change behavior in the present. Learn how to be calm and effective in any situation. Call now for a free ten minute phone consultation.

Edward L. De La Loza, LCSW
Anger Therapist

Edward L. De La Loza, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Available for Online Therapy

Clients from various backgrounds take many different approaches to think about, feel and express anger. However, when anger negatively impacts one’s relationships, it is important to explore what is contributing to an unhealthy experience of anger. In my collaboration with clients, we venture out to explore the conscious and unconscious factors that may need to be brought to light, in the context of perhaps other biopsychosocial (biological, psychological or social) factors that may need attention. Clients who learn to understand, better identify and manage their impulses, cultivate insight and explore opportunities to practice developing skills to have an improved sense of self-mastery.

Doreen Maxwell MFT and Associates Experiential Psychotherapy, MFT, CHT
Anger Therapist

Doreen Maxwell MFT and Associates Experiential Psychotherapy, MFT, CHT

Marriage & Family Therapists, Certified Hakomi Psychotherapy

In 95032 - Nearby to Watsonville.

Your anger is an attempt at reclaiming power and control. The problem is that when others feel victimized in some way by your angry outbursts, they naturally become defensive and perhaps angry as well. I can help you find more effective ways of expressing yourself and getting your needs met. Underneath the angry feelings are the vulnerable feelings of fear or hurt. Once these are acknowledged and cared for, either by yourself or another, there is movement towards ease and contentment. I can help you slow down the powerful reactions, and get to the core so that you find your real needs and your abilities to connect healthfully with others.

Diana Karpavage, MA, LPCC
Anger Therapist

Diana Karpavage, MA, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor & Certified EMDR Therapist

In 95073 - Nearby to Watsonville.

Under the umbrella of anger, resides a host of other negative emotions, to tender to express. Discovering the root of the anger, resolves the anger. Management of anger should not be the final skill to handle anger. Resolving the anger so that little management is needed, is my strategy. EMDR therapy helps with this task of uncovering the source and processing what happened. A high level of anger carried in one's system, consistently stresses the body and the brain, lowering serotonin levels and causing numerous physical ailments. If your anger has worn you down, please phone me for a consultation about EMDR for anger remedy, a more permanent solution to cooling off the anger.

Jason Esswein, M.S., LMFT
Anger Therapist

Jason Esswein, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 95120 - Nearby to Watsonville.

ANGER....something that we all have negative (if not traumatic) experience with. We are taught from a young age that it is no o.k. to feel or express anger. Unfortunately, simply because we ignore or suppress does not mean that it disappears. If left unacknowledged, it remains in our minds, hearts, and bodies. Further, the inappropriate expression of (or LACK of healthy expression) can cause severe damage to our most cherished relationships. Therapy is the ideal place for articulating, as well as learning how to effectively express, our anger. Remember, anger is only an internal alarm system telling us that something needs attention. It's what we do with it that matters.

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC
Anger Therapist

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC

Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

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.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Anger Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

At Home or Private Discreet Intensives

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.

Mark Schwartz, Sc. D.
Anger Therapist

Mark Schwartz, Sc. D.

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 93940 - Nearby to Watsonville.

Anger is a signal emotion which alerts the individual to look at unfinished buisness from their past or the relationships they are in and problem solve effectively.Also skills such as time outs and remembering the things you like about yourself and partner can be useful.Typically we rehearse emotional situations using expressive formats of psychotherapy such as psychodrama and provide skills training.


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Watsonville is located in Santa Cruz County, California. It has a land area of 6.68 square miles and a water area of 0.09 square miles.  The population of Watsonville is 53,628 people with 14,216 households and a median annual income of $46,018. .


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While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Watsonville, with proper budgeting, it is entirely do-able and the risk/reward is worth it. For some families, it may be difficult to sustain a commitment to therapy without proper insurance coverage. If this is you, ask your therapist about low cost options as practitoners in and around Watsonville may have flexibility or sliding scales. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Watsonville public health department.