Anger Management and Counseling in Des Plaines, IL.

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


Anger Therapist

Amanda Atkins, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Des Plaines

We all experience anger - but if anger is consistently getting in the way of your relationships or self improvement, it might be time to get professional help. Amanda has particular experience helping couples where one parter has difficulty appropriately expressing anger. Together we can find skills to reduce anger in your relationship. Many couples report major improvement after engaging in couples therapy in order to reduce angry outbursts during conflict.

Anger Therapist

Polaris Counseling

Professional Counseling Practice

Within driving distance of Des Plaines

When you have an Anger Management issue, the smallest thing can set you off. You are always on the defensive, feeling that everyone is out to get you, and those around you fear your outbursts. You, and your loved ones, do not have to live this way any longer. Our goal is to help you recognize when you are becoming angry, take action to calm down and to manage situation differently. We do not want to eliminate your anger, as this is a normal and healthy human emotion, but to have you express your thoughts and feelings is a more positive and constructive way.

Anger Therapist

Teresa Bradley, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Des Plaines

EMDR(Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)can prove extremely helpful when clients are struggling to control their tempers. Often they have experienced trauma--such as childhood abuse--that results in their being triggered by current situations. They then lash out at those close to them and may not even understand why they are so angry. EMDR can help them to resolve the trauma, so that they no longer are triggered. I also teach skills from DBT(Dialectical Behavioral Therapy)that help clients to better regulate their emotions and more skillfully handle moments of crisis so that they do not act out in ways that they later regret.

Anger Therapist

Dr. Jessica Norman, PhD, LCPC

Dr.

Within driving distance of Des Plaines

Anger is so much more than just anger. Under Anger there are a lot of deeper feelings that have usually gone repressed or unvalidated. The first step in working with anger is addressing those underlying thoughts and feelings to get to the root of the anger. We'll find new ways to cope with life's stressors and incorporate new ways of interacting with others.

Anger Therapist

Charles Hughes, MA, LCPC, DCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Tele-Counselor

Within driving distance of Des Plaines

Many words express some aspect of anger: frustration, aggravation, irritation, rage. You may not be able to decide sometimes what part of your anger is good and what is not. You do know if you are angry more than you want to be. You know if other people run the other way when you are angry. You know if anger is a helpful part of your life or a wedge you drive between you and others. The bottom line is what are you going to do about it? I'm not a big fan of anger management. People manage their anger in all kinds of unhelpful ways. What I want to help you do is understand when your anger is a friend to you and when it is destroying you. If that sounds like what you need, give me a call.

Anger Therapist

Lori Corrigan, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Des Plaines

If you are constantly feeling frustrated or angry or your temper is causing problems in your relationships or at work know that clinically proven help is available. Life can be stressful & sometimes when we are chronically stressed we react vs respond to things which can become problematic. I help people to understand what their triggers are for becoming frustrated or angry & I work with them to develop healthier ways of approaching life's situations & addressing conflict.

Anger Therapist

Jens Hussey, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor & Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Within driving distance of Des Plaines

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.

Anger Therapist

William Edleman, LCSW, MSW

LCSW

Within driving distance of Des Plaines

Often challenges that complicate our lives also gives us opportunity to grow. Perhaps we're faced with marital or family problems, or job dissatisfaction. Or, you've had difficulty expressing anger.These struggles may indicate deeper issues, limiting beliefs and emotional wounds we harbor from the past. With William Edleman's help, you can alter self-destructive patterns of behavior and make positive , lasting improvements in your life. You can break free from your distrust of others and learn to act more effectively, feeling more whole and more self -empowered.

Anger Therapist

Roberta Vondrak, MA, LCPC, CADC

LCPC, CADC

Within driving distance of Des Plaines

I assist clients with both cognitive behavioral and insight oriented therapy to understand the roots of their anger, how anger is a secondary emotion, and various techniques and skills to effectively manage their anger by directing it in positive ways, rather than either "stuffing" it or "acting out." Often as clients increase their self awareness, they are able to effectively change their responses in situations and relationships that help them be more proactive in handling their anger.

Anger Therapist

Bruce Christensen, Ph. D.

Licensed Psychologist

Within driving distance of Des Plaines

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

Richard Cohen, Ph.D

Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of Des Plaines

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

Portrait Health Centers, Chicago, IL

Psychologists/Counselors/Dietitians/Psychological Testing

Within driving distance of Des Plaines

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.

Anger Therapist

Julianne Neely, MSW, LCSW

Play Therapist

Within driving distance of Des Plaines

Children and teens who struggle with anger, behavior problems, and oppositional defiance can greatly benefit from working with a therapist. Through learning more appropriate ways to express frustration and gaining coping tools to deal with big feelings, children are able to interact in more positive ways with those around them. After completing therapy, they are able to engage in healthier relationships with their peers, parents, and teachers.



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Des Plaines is located in Cook County, Illinois. It has a land area of 14.34 square miles and a water area of 0.14 square miles.  The population of Des Plaines is 58,677 people with 22,191 households and a median annual income of $65,109. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Des Plaines, IL

Generally Affordable

Therapists in Des Plaines 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