Anger Management and Counseling in Collinsville, IL.

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


Anger Therapist

Sandra A. Shachar, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Within driving distance of Collinsville

One of the first steps in working with chronic anger and irritability is to rule out factors such as depression or even brain trauma and dementia. Once those factors are ruled out, it is important to look for patterns when anger flareups occur, and to increase awareness of "early warning signs" and retrain the body to respond to symptoms of "flooding" (increased blood pressure, heart rate, etc.) with calming strategies (deep breathing exercises and mindfullness practices). Finally, looking at thoughts and beliefs that contribute to feeling angry can help change the frequency and intensity of anger.

Anger Therapist

Angela McDowell, MS, LCPC, NCC, CADC

Private Practice Counselor

Within driving distance of Collinsville

Ocassionally I will work with individuals experiencing issues with anger management. I do not work with physical abusers nor do I generally work with domestic abuse perpetrators. We discuss conflict management, alternative methods to cope with and express anger in healthy manner, other feelings that may be masked by anger, and healthy methods of communication. To ask questions or schedule an appointment, contact Angela McDowell.

Anger Therapist

Bekah Larson, LPC, MAC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Collinsville

To give a specific example, PTSD tends to generate angry people. If you find yourself going through the work day and suddenly a person says something fairly mundane to you and suddenly you want to dump your coffee on them, you may have been triggered. I love helping clients name their triggers and begin to cope and even heal from their anger triggers.

Anger Therapist

Lori Oge, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Collinsville

Anger is a basic human emotion that is used mostly when we feel threatened, harmed, betrayed, or disrespected. However, the extent to which we use anger is based upon attitude. Having an unsympathetic view of the world can cause you to quickly jump to conclusions that produce unpleasant results. My approach to anger management helps my client identify triggers to their anger in order to be able to avoid or defuse them rather than automatically react to them. To learn coping skills that will help reduce the level of stress in their lives and to practice being assertive, not aggressive in order to remain in control of their feelings.

Anger Therapist

Katie Kibort, MA, LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Collinsville

Everyone gets angry at times, but some people struggle with aggression that can interfere with their ability to have healthy relationships. Anger can stem from many things but domestic violence, substance abuse and trauma are the most common. I use a cognitive-behavioral approach to help clients understand what is fueling their anger and then learn positive coping skills to manage those emotions.


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Collinsville is a city that is located in multiple counties- St. Clair County and Madison County in Illinois. It has a land area of 14.65 square miles and a water area of 0.19 square miles.  The population of Collinsville is 24,754 people with 10,626 households and a median annual income of $50,015. .


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Affordable with Planning

Therapy in Collinsville is generally within financial reach for the average family, but some budget planning may be needed for a real commitment to weekly counseling. Remember that your mental health and happiness are important. Check with your Collinsville therapist about insurance coverage or ask about sliding scale fees if there are any difficulties with accessibility