Anger Management and Counseling in Chicago, IL.

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


Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Anger Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Chicago, Illinois 60608 | 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.

Matt Frantz, MA, LCPC
Anger Therapist

Matt Frantz, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

122 S Michigan Ave, Suite 1025, Chicago, Illinois 60603 | 312.883.3318

No one likes to see red. No one wants to feel out of control or unable to manage their emotions. Through therapy, you can gain insight into triggers, hot spots and factors that affect your anger and help you learn to be less reactive and more in control of your actions. Anger is just one of many emotions that we experience and often times it can be sparked by other more vulnerable emotions such as fear or hurt. In therapy, you will experience a non-judgmental, safe space to discuss experiences, thoughts and feelings that lead to anger in order to gain insight and change problem behaviors.

Joseph Gerard Potaczek, Psy.D.
Anger Therapist

Joseph Gerard Potaczek, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

77 W. Washington St, Suite 1114, Chicago, Illinois 60602 | 312-637-8447

Do you experience uncontrolled anger? Emotional outbursts, persistent feelings of frustration, impatience, and a tendency to yell or argue with others are some potential signs of anger issues. I help people with the frustration and damaged relationships caused by angry behaviors. You can learn immediate and practical strategies to manage your anger. You can also understand your anger triggers, to learn healthy ways to cope and understand what lies at the root of frustration and rage you may experience. You will feel safe to explore and learn helpful, practical and meaningful ways to feel better and to learn to use new ways of coping with these feelings.

Portrait Health Centers, Chicago, IL
Anger Therapist

Portrait Health Centers, Chicago, IL

Psychologists/Counselors/Dietitians/Psychological Testing

500 N. Michigan, Avenue, Suite 1530, Chicago, Illinois 60611 | 847-868-3443

Occasional anger is a normal part of life. When expressed appropriately anger can be both therapeutic and helpful. However, when anger is expressed inappropriately or with great intensity it can become very destructive to one's relationships or one's self. When this happens it may be very helpful to consult a therapist with skill in dealing with anger management problems. At Portrait Health Centers, therapy can greatly benefit the person seeking treatment for anger management.

Melissa Sanchez, LCPC, BC-DMT
Anger Therapist

Melissa Sanchez, LCPC, BC-DMT

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist

155 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 603, Chicago, Illinois 60601 | 773-649-4135

Anger management plays a large role in many concerns that bring people to therapy. Anger often gets a bad rap in society and is misunderstood as a "bad" emotion. I work with people to understand that anger is a sign of feeling violated and/or sensing that something within our experience is not OK and difficult to accept. Once we can decipher what is truly happening, I work with people to practice recognizing the signs of worsening anger, the often co-occuring emotional states such as depression and fear, and practice management techniques that are helpful in the moment as well as to prevent increasing moments of anger, rage or irritation.

Kristen Jacobsen, MA, LCPC
Anger Therapist

Kristen Jacobsen, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) / Psychotherapist

3166 N Lincoln Ave, Suite 207, Chicago, Illinois 60657 | 773.498.3799 (Ext. 1)

Most people who have difficulty managing their anger have unintentionally allowed it to build up over years and years. If this pain is not alleviated, it builds and builds until it is expressed in a verbally or physically violent outburst. Just as a volcano fills with hot lava and erupts unexpectedly, a person's anger is released in a similar phenomenon. I can help you process these emotions and channel them in a more productive manner so that you can live a healthier, happier life. * Please note I do not provide court ordered anger management groups

Jon Dodds, PhD, LCPC
Anger Therapist

Jon Dodds, PhD, LCPC

License Clinical Professional Counselor

750 Almar Parkway, Suite 201, Bourbonnais, Illinois 60914 | 815-935-5053

I help individuals learn to feel all of their feelings. This includes learning how to feel their anger and express it effectively and appropriately as opposed to ineffectively or destructively. Anger is a tricky emotion to understand because it has so much energy. The energy of anger has to be handled in strategic ways---which when done so can be a source of positive potential allowing the individual to address the issues that are causing them so much frustration.

Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center
Anger Therapist

Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center

40 Timberline Drive, Lemont, Illinois 60439 | (877) 247-8892

Anger management counseling can help to identify stressors and learn the steps to stay calm in the face of anger. The goal is to handle tense situations in more constructive and positive ways by reducing the emotional and physical arousal that anger can cause. It will provide the tools to take back your life and resolve the triggers that result in unplanned anger reactions.

Jacob Rosser, PsyD
Anger Therapist

Jacob Rosser, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

3257 N Sheffield Ave #118, Chicago, Illinois 60657 | 7732368566

Is anger getting in the way of getting what you want out of life? Anger can be difficult to control in the moment, which is why prevention is my main treatment focus. Often anger is secondary to other emotions, such as feeling threatened, disrespected, or unheard. Improving communication skills is an important part of treatment, as is understanding the root causes of anger and being able to identify feelings of tension and frustration as they begin to build. How would your life change if you learned healthier ways to express yourself and have your needs met?

James McClymonds, Psy.D., HSPP
Anger Therapist

James McClymonds, Psy.D., HSPP

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

55 East Monroe Street, Suite 3800, Chicago, Illinois 60603 | (312) 348-6296

While anger is a natural emotion which everyone feels now and then, it can be very destructive when it gets out of control. When that happens, it can easily take a toll on you and those around you, leading to relationship problems, employment problems, and legal problems. The good news is that anger management therapy is a very effective way of getting greater control over your anger. When you see me for anger management therapy, we will identify events contributing to your anger and create a plan together to cope with the anger so that you remain in control. Give me a call today for a free consultation and we can put together a preliminary plan over the telephone.

Cassie Whitfield, LCSW
Anger Therapist

Cassie Whitfield, LCSW

Clinical Therapist

1136 S Delano Ct Suite B21, Chicago, Illinois 60605 | 630-423-6010

Learning to manage anger can be two-fold. We will explore the root of your anger and attempt to make sense of your reactions and emotions that might seem out of control. In addition to this we will learn skills for emotional regulation and coping. You will gain insight into your anger as well as specific and realistic tools to implement in the heat of the moment.

Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. and Associates, P.C.
Anger Therapist

Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. and Associates, P.C.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist / Company President

Chicago, IL 60601 | (847) 909-9858

Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D.& Associates, P.C. offers anger management counseling and education. Our approach to treating anger is to help our clients understand this complex human emotion and to identify the unique triggers that set off their anger. We help to develop coping skills and work on techniques to diffuse anger before it leads to blow outs. Our approach combines education, counseling, and, where appropriate, medication management - all available on-site within our clinic.

Jens Hussey, LCPC, CADC
Anger Therapist

Jens Hussey, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor & Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

25 East Washington St. , Suite 1719, Chicago, Illinois 60602 | 708-308-4149

As a society we tell people they shouldn't be angry. But anger is a hard-wired emotion that's part of our physical and emotional make-up. What we do with that anger however is another thing altogether. Many people with anger management issues, or people who feel overwhelmed or engulf by their anger, come to therapy feeling lost as to how to handle what they are experiencing and regret the aftermath of their "anger management." I will help you understand the deeper meanings and anchors to your anger so that instead of fearing it, mis-using it, or snuffing it out with addiction, you will be able to process and understand it in a healthy manner.



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Chicago is a city that is located in multiple counties- Cook County and DuPage County in Illinois. It has a land area of 227.34 square miles and a water area of 6.80 square miles.  The population of Chicago is 2.72 million people with 1.04 million households and a median annual income of $48,522. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Chicago, IL

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While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Chicago, 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 Chicago 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 Chicago public health department.