Anger Management and Counseling in East Alton, IL.

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


Anger Therapist

Sandra A. Shachar, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Within driving distance of East Alton

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 East Alton

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 East Alton

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

Karen Becker, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Within driving distance of East Alton

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 East Alton

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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East Alton is located in Madison County, Illinois. It has a land area of 5.32 square miles and a water area of 0.23 square miles.  The population of East Alton is 6,176 people with 2,834 households and a median annual income of $38,235. .


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Counseling in this region can be difficult to afford for many people without insurance. Most people in East Alton are not able to commit to a weekly therapy session without proper budgeting. The good news is that counselors in East Alton may offer sliding scale fees or low cost options. Insurance may cover your sessions as well. Talk to your therapist to learn more