Anger Management and Counseling in Dupo, IL.

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


Anger Therapist

Lisa Dierdorf, MA, PLPC

Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Dupo

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 Dupo

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

David Wilde, MA, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Dupo

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

Karen Becker, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of Dupo

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

John Cordray, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Dupo

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.

Anger Therapist

Sharon Moehle, Ed.S.

Licensed Psychologist

Within driving distance of Dupo

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

Bekah Larson, LPC, MAC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Dupo

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

Katie Kibort, MA, LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Dupo

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 Dupo

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

Perry Dodge, MS, MA, LPC, CPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Dupo

Anger Management is one of the most common, least understood and least treated difficulties facing families today. Lasting, successful treatment must: 1) provide strategies and tools for the individual to successfully handle anger-triggers in the moment; 2) address the underlying, root causes of the uncontrolled anger. My clients enjoy using the tools needed to successfully manage emotions and respond to situations constructively rather than destructively. Greater peace and confidence comes as they develop the ability to stop before saying or doing something they will regret. Relationships improve dramatically as they trust themselves more and more, and friends and loved ones trust them too.

Anger Therapist

Tyler Sparks, MA, LPC, NCC, CCSAS

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Dupo

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.


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Dupo is a city that is located in multiple counties- St. Clair County and Monroe County in Illinois. It has a land area of 6.29 square miles and a water area of 0.02 square miles.  The population of Dupo is 3,921 people with 1,745 households and a median annual income of $44,351. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Dupo, IL

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Mental health treatment and therapy in Dupo is sometimes a struggle to afford for families and individuals without proper insurance coverage. Finances for many in Dupo are not able to cover long term weekly counseling sessions without a budgetary plan in place. The good news is that therapists are often willing to work with you if accessibility is an issue. Low cost therapy and sliding scales are just some of the options that therapists can offer. Insurance may cover your sessions as well. Talk to your counselor to learn more.