Anger Management and Counseling in Darien, IL.

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


Anger Therapist

Diane Goodman, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Darien

You know your anger has made real messes in your life--at work, with friends, in your love life. I can show you many ways to get to the roots of your dark demons and fiery dragons. There are reasons and excuses that have been fueling your anger and you can only benefit from studying yourself. Saying you are sorry hasn't stopped your anger from returning. Anger that you understand and manage can serve you. Without looking inside yourself, anger will control you and cost you a lot more than time and money.

Anger Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Within driving distance of Darien

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.

Anger Therapist

Rebecca Esser, MA, NBCC, LPC.

Clinical Therapist

Within driving distance of Darien

Anger is not a negative emotion; yet, it is often an "umbrella" emotion - it serves as a defense mechanism for underlying feelings and preventing further emotional harm to one's self. Unfortunately, it's also one of the most damaging emotions we can have toward ourselves or others. If you're seeking help for anger, there is hope - and yes, there are proven, clinical techniques to reduce emotional inflammation, even during times when anger sets in, and you struggle to identify their true underlying emotions. We'll discover new ways of communicating to others, find validation in your feelings, and learn in-the-moment techniques to manage anger across your lifespan.

Anger Therapist

Janet Wichmann, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Darien

Anger management requires a calm and respectful relationship that I build with the client. Often the client is overwhelmed and fearful, hiding behind a boisterous, heated anger. Given an ongoing opportunity to express one's situation and to be heard with genuine concern is a necessary step in the healing process for those who suffer with anger issues. Of course, we also discuss boundaries and stopping measures to manage impulse control.

Anger Therapist

Richard Cohen, Ph.D

Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Darien

Learning to have better control of your anger, even if it is only internal, can improve the way in which you deal with situations and with people. It will certainly enable you to respond differently and more effectively. There are many techniques that I can offer and there are resources that are available, such as workbooks, CD's to help with most any kind of issues, and learning control techniques. Some skills are best learned in an office setting.

Anger Therapist

Stenzel Clinical Services, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Darien

Is your life becoming unmanageable because of uncontrolled anger? Or would you just like to be able to stay more in control when a stressful situation arises. The problem with anger issues is that it can often cause guilt and shame over our behaviors. We will help you with techniques to help slow the anger, but more importantly we want to get to the root of your anger and find peace so it is no longer a struggle.

Anger Therapist

Paul McNulty, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Darien

Have you recently found yourself more easily frustrated? Has your anger become a barrier between you and those you love? Has your anger escalated jeopardizing your job or encumbered you in legal difficulties? If so we can help. Many people are sidelined by elevated levels of anger when stress levels become too high. Anger is a normal emotion but at times when stress levels are high can become a very destructive force. At McNulty Consultants we Cognitive-Behavioral strategies which teach and guide clients to regulate and manage strong emotions, channeling them in healthier ways. To set up an initial consultation call 630-673-5510.

Anger Therapist

James McClymonds, Psy.D., HSPP

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Darien

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.

Anger Therapist

Jennifer Watgen, M.A., NCC, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Darien

Got anger? We can help! We have experience contracting with schools and working with clients who have been mandated for anger management counseling. Clients will learn new techniques and strategies to effectively communicate more positively with others. Sometimes we grow up learning emotional regulation from others around us and it may become ingrained in how we handle conflict. With support, clients can identify where they have learned their behaviors from and ways to transform those behavior into more positive ones.

Anger Therapist

Matt Frantz, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Darien

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.

Anger Therapist

Bruce Christensen, Ph. D.

Licensed Psychologist

Within driving distance of Darien

In dealing with anger management, I do not simply try to focus on counting to 10 and other superficial control mechanisms. Instead, I try to help the individual to learn to deal more effectively with the underlying causes of the anger. Anger is a defensive response to perceived threat. Thus, I help the individual to uncover, recognize and deal more effectively with the perceived threat - perceived loss of love and respect from a loved one is the most common threat. We all feel hurt when we perceive that our loved one feels or thinks less of us.

Anger Therapist

Althea Olson, LCSW

Psychotherapist, Author, Keynote Speaker

Within driving distance of Darien

The key to anger management is learning not to respond to the small things in life. It is learning to focus on impulse control with emotions and learning to filter the impact of words. Not controlling anger will cause a lifetime of chaotic and destructive relationships. Another focus of anger management counseling is to heal the emotional hurts and trust issues that brought you to a place where your natural tendency is be defensive towards others instead of accepting and loving.

Anger Therapist

Sheldon Isenberg, LCSW, BCD

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Board Certified Diplomate

Within driving distance of Darien

I've seen many clients over the years with anger management issues. Men require a therapist's sensitivity to the issues they use anger to deal with. Learning the practical skills to deal with anger and understanding the issues of entitlement, humiliation, control, and fear that often provoke rage or it's opposite, suppressing, internalizing it, is my goal in working with clients through individual and couple's counseling. I see many couples where their anger with each other contaminates possibilities of working on common issues so I work with couples to disentangle their disruptive, sometimes abusive communications through a combination of individual and couple's counseling.



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Darien is located in DuPage County, Illinois. It has a land area of 6.19 square miles and a water area of 0.12 square miles.  The population of Darien is 22,256 people with 9,121 households and a median annual income of $80,048. .


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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Darien for the average family. While sustaining a commitment to therapy is usually not an issue, if mental health treatment feels like a burden please ask your counselor about accepted insurance plans or sliding scale fees