Anger Management and Counseling in Columbia, IL.

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


Anger Therapist

David Wilde, MA, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Columbia

Explosive anger. Road rage. Passive-aggressiveness. Silent treatment. We all experience anger from time to time. Sometimes, it gets out of control. I have extensive experience working with anger concerns in individual and group therapy, as well as workshop presentations. Whether you are coming in voluntarily or are mandated, I will help you understand the root causes of anger and implement skills to manage anger more effectively.

Anger Therapist

Lori Oge, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Columbia

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

Lisa Dierdorf, MA, PLPC

Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Columbia

Pain is often what lies buried underneath anger. Anger can be a very effective defense against incurring any further pain or feeling the pain that is already there. Anger can also be a catalyst, helping to motivate us to make a change in our lives. However, when we hold onto anger after its usefulness has expired, (it is no longer constructive)or we are not in control of our anger and as a result we act out in destructive ways, anger is suddenly a huge liability. When we act destructively, and not constructively we are caught in a way of life that does not allow for further growth. Learning new coping skills to help manage anger is an act of courage and the first step toward healing.

Anger Therapist

Sandra A. Shachar, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Within driving distance of Columbia

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

Jerry Waggoner, M. Div., M. Ed., LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Columbia

Even what we tend to think of as minor outbursts of anger can be incredibly destructive to relationships (couples, parents-children, among friends, in the work place, even road rage). Anger is generally a secondary emotion, a response to underlying hurt and fear. Anger itself is not bad; it is how we express it than can be very harmful. Jerry knows from personal experience that you can learn how to identify the underlying sources of anger and deal with them in such a way that anger can actually become a friend and can be used for the good of our relationships.

Anger Therapist

Bekah Larson, LPC, MAC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Columbia

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

Tyler Sparks, MA, LPC, NCC, CCSAS

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Columbia

Anger is good! This may seem contrary to what you've always believed about anger. You've probably spent a lot of time and energy trying to get rid of it. That would be a big mistake. Did you know that God was angry at times? If God was angry, how could it be wrong to feel anger? I propose the issue is not in the emotion itself, but in how we express it. You'll benefit from counseling for anger issues by learning healthy ways to use your anger, becoming more emotionally insightful, and developing skills to become connected deeper relationally.

Anger Therapist

Karen Becker, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Columbia

Uncontrolled anger can be destructive not only to your relationships, but to your mental and physical health. There are many successful techniques that can help you to control and channel that anger into more positive and productive ways. It is also important to examine the source of your anger. Many times we have been treated in ways that are abusive and hurtful. We have experienced situations that seem impossible to understand. When those issues are left unresolved, anger can be a natural response. Together we can work toward a resolution in those areas of your life.

Anger Therapist

Katie Kibort, MA, LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Columbia

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.

Anger Therapist

Judy Koehler, M.A., LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Columbia

I have never met a person who doesn't have some reason to be angry. But, I have also seen much displaced anger, rage disproportunate to the situation at hand and relationships destroyed due to anger. If your anger is bothering you and getting between you and the people you love, call me today. I have been able to help many people see where their anger may originate and better navigate their emotions, thoughts and behaviors. There is hope for those who call.

Anger Therapist

Sharon Moehle, Ed.S.

Licensed Psychologist

Within driving distance of Columbia

Sharon enjoys working with individuals of all ages that are experiencing anger issues because she feels her treatment approach is effective. Each clients plan is individualized, however, to address anger she frequently provides a combination of counseling, EMDR, and biofeedback (She offers; EEG biofeedback, Quantum biofeedback, temperature training, relaxation exercises, etc). Biofeedback can have a calming and stabilizing effect. Counseling and EMDR can help individuals process their anger and learn new strategies to cope/deal with anger. If necessary, these therapies can also help clients identify and change negative core beliefs that are at the root of their anger. Call Sharon today!

Anger Therapist

John Cordray, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Columbia

Anger is an emotion that we all experience at times, but it's how our anger is expressed that can cause real damage. Anger can get the best of anyone no matter what age. When someone is enraged or out of control they're not thinking or acting rationally. My goal is to help individuals learn to control their anger by replacing a negative thought or action with a positive one. Anger management is possible, and with practice it can become a reality. If you come to see me we'll talk about the thought cycle and repeating patterns and you'll learn how to calm down and express frustration and disappointment in a healthy way, which will will help you and those around you. Call me and let's talk.


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Columbia is a city that is located in multiple counties- St. Clair County and Monroe County in Illinois. It has a land area of 10.25 square miles and a water area of 0.05 square miles.  The population of Columbia is 10,191 people with 4,050 households and a median annual income of $62,708. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Columbia, IL

Generally Affordable

Therapists in Columbia 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