Anger Management and Counseling in Forest Park, IL.

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


Mid America Psychological and Counseling Service, P.C.
Anger Therapist

Mid America Psychological and Counseling Service, P.C.

Mid-America Psychological and Counseling Services,

In 60602 - Nearby to Forest Park.

our approach to anger management not only includes treatment of symptoms but also focuses on assessing and exploring the cause and source of anger. The source reveals a number of things. For example, a person who shows anger may suffer from a psychiatric disorder which needs to be treated. Anger is sometimes just a symptom of an underlying untreated psychiatric disorder. Our anger management approach thus includes diagnosis, and individualized treatment plan.

Jon Dodds, PhD, LCPC
Anger Therapist

Jon Dodds, PhD, LCPC

License Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60601 - Nearby to Forest Park.

I help individuals learn to feel all of their feelings. This includes learning how to feel their anger and express it effectively and appropriately as opposed to ineffectively or destructively. Anger is a tricky emotion to understand because it has so much energy. The energy of anger has to be handled in strategic ways---which when done so can be a source of positive potential allowing the individual to address the issues that are causing them so much frustration.

Damen Wellen, LCSW
Anger Therapist

Damen Wellen, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker

In 60035 - Nearby to Forest Park.

When targeting anger management, I help guide my clients to identify triggers to their anger and learn positive coping skills to utilize when upset. Anger is a natural emotion, but it is important that individuals learn to handle tense situations in a constructive, positive way. It is generally impossible to avoid all people and settings that incite anger, but a person can learn to control reactions and respond in a socially appropriate manner.

Jens Hussey, LCPC, CADC
Anger Therapist

Jens Hussey, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor & Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

In 60602 - Nearby to Forest Park.

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.

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC
Anger Therapist

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor ,

In 60005 - Nearby to Forest Park.

Anger is a normal emotion. Anger is a problem when it is out of control hurtful and destructive. Destructive anger can lead to problems at home, work , school and in relationships. Each persons tolerance level and managing skills are different .Genetic, physiology and ones environment all contribute to the way a person responds to anger. By learning skills to better manage the way an individual appraises a situation and learning positive ways to express and communicate their frustrations and hurts one can experience healthier outcomes.

Jacob Rosser, PsyD
Anger Therapist

Jacob Rosser, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

In 60657 - Nearby to Forest Park.

Is anger getting in the way of getting what you want out of life? Anger can be difficult to control in the moment, which is why prevention is my main treatment focus. Often anger is secondary to other emotions, such as feeling threatened, disrespected, or unheard. Improving communication skills is an important part of treatment, as is understanding the root causes of anger and being able to identify feelings of tension and frustration as they begin to build. How would your life change if you learned healthier ways to express yourself and have your needs met?

Pamela Meyerson, LCSW
Anger Therapist

Pamela Meyerson, LCSW

Pam Meyerson

In 60062 - Nearby to Forest Park.

As a therapist that engages my patients to set therapeutic goals, I often help patients with anger issues to evaluate all aspects of their lives, including sensory issues, negative thinking, diet, exercise, general lifestyle, problem solving and coping abilities, work, etcetera, in order to develop strategies to minimize their anger and negative reactivity to stimuli.

Sheldon Isenberg, LCSW, BCD
Anger Therapist

Sheldon Isenberg, LCSW, BCD

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Board Certified Diplomate

In 60540 - Nearby to Forest Park.

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.

Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. and Associates, P.C.
Anger Therapist

Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. and Associates, P.C.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist / Company President

In 60601 - Nearby to Forest Park.

Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D.& Associates, P.C. offers anger management counseling and education. Our approach to treating anger is to help our clients understand this complex human emotion and to identify the unique triggers that set off their anger. We help to develop coping skills and work on techniques to diffuse anger before it leads to blow outs. Our approach combines education, counseling, and, where appropriate, medication management - all available on-site within our clinic.

David Johnson, LCSW
Anger Therapist

David Johnson, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60202 - Nearby to Forest Park.

Anger management is sought when someone cannot seem to control their anger and have outbursts and/or become abusive. Sometimes an employer insists that a worker get some help for their anger being displayed at the work place. However, most clients with anger issues are not mandated by the courts or their employer. The client is seeking help for a number of reasons that can have an origin with anger. For instance, here are many of the presenting issues that I have encountered: relationship difficulties, lack of motivation and direction, and depression. I help clients show how anger helps you to set boundaries and know when something is not fair. One can learn to express anger appropriately.

Catherine Gruener, M.A.,M.A., LCPC, NCC
Anger Therapist

Catherine Gruener, M.A.,M.A., LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors, Certified Parent Trainers, and Psychotherapists

In 60523 - Nearby to Forest Park.

Children can say the darnedest things and sometimes parents aren't prepared for them. When possible, we can curb explosive anger through parent strategies alone. And at other times it takes a 2 pronged approach of both parent strategies and children learning skills. We offer both parent training and skill based learning to support appropriate expression of feelings and productive problem solving.

Mary Lynn Meyers, LCSW
Anger Therapist

Mary Lynn Meyers, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60091 - Nearby to Forest Park.

Learning how to manage and reduce reactivity caused by anger is one of the most important and useful tools we can learn. I integrate mindfulness practice into my anger management therapy to assist clients to begin to interrupt the automatic reactions and explosions that get them into trouble. It is also very useful to explore what is under the anger, as anger is typically an automatic reaction that clouds over a mixture of many other powerful, yet hidden emotions (sadness, loss, grief, guilt, etc.).

Bruce Christensen, Ph. D.
Anger Therapist

Bruce Christensen, Ph. D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 60195 - Nearby to Forest Park.

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.

Donna Marie Desai, LCPC
Anger Therapist

Donna Marie Desai, LCPC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

In 60154 - Nearby to Forest Park.

Anger provides information about what we think/feel is being threatened, and it provides the energy to act on that information. Since we are wired to become angry WHEN appropriate, only the misuse of anger is a problem. However, anger often hijacks our thinking which then compounds the original problem. When helping clients develop improved anger management skills, I help them understand the elements of our emotional-physical anger response and learn to diffuse them and effectively use the information and energy that anger provides.

Susan Steffey, Ms.ed, LCPC
Anger Therapist

Susan Steffey, Ms.ed, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60181 - Nearby to Forest Park.

Anger management has a become a big issue in our country and uncontrolled anger can lead to tragedy. Most angry people are stressed and in our high pressure stressful society there are many "triggers" . I use EMDR to treat the underlying anxiety and stress and use cognitive approaches to help relieve pressure before a person is out of control.

Stenzel Clinical Services, LCPC
Anger Therapist

Stenzel Clinical Services, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60187 - Nearby to Forest Park.

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.

Payal Sud, LCSW, ICDVP, LCSW,ICDVP
Anger Therapist

Payal Sud, LCSW, ICDVP, LCSW,ICDVP

Licensed clinical social worker

In 60515 - Nearby to Forest Park.

Anger management counseling can help to identify stressors and learn the steps to stay calm in the face of anger. The goal is to handle tense situations in more constructive and positive ways by reducing the emotional and physical arousal that anger can cause. It will provide the tools to take back your life and resolve the triggers that result in unplanned anger reactions.

Rebecca Esser, MA
Anger Therapist

Rebecca Esser, MA

Clinical Therapist

In 60563 - Nearby to Forest Park.

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.

Kristen Jacobsen, MA, LCPC
Anger Therapist

Kristen Jacobsen, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) / Psychotherapist

In 60614 - Nearby to Forest Park.

Most people who have difficulty managing their anger have unintentionally allowed it to build up over years and years. If this pain is not alleviated, it builds and builds until it is expressed in a verbally or physically violent outburst. Just as a volcano fills with hot lava and erupts unexpectedly, a person's anger is released in a similar phenomenon. I can help you process these emotions and channel them in a more productive manner so that you can live a healthier, happier life. * Please note I do not provide court ordered anger management groups

Roberta Vondrak, MA, LCPC, CADC
Anger Therapist

Roberta Vondrak, MA, LCPC, CADC

LCPC, CADC

In 60440 - Nearby to Forest Park.

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.

Janet Wichmann, LCPC
Anger Therapist

Janet Wichmann, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60462 - Nearby to Forest Park.

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.

Margo Tirado, MA, LCPC
Anger Therapist

Margo Tirado, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60521 - Nearby to Forest Park.

Do you feel that your emotions can high-jack your relationships? Do you struggle with anger? Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy is a very effective way of gaining control over anger and other emotionally impulsive patterns. Individuals who seek counseling for these issues are more likely to conquer the emotions that trigger outbursts. Don't waste another minute trying to do it alone. Give me a call and we can work on this together.

Donna Martino, LCPC, NCC
Anger Therapist

Donna Martino, LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60169 - Nearby to Forest Park.

Anger is a normal human emotion that we all experience. The way we express anger can be what distinguishes us as being healthy or unhealthy partners, parents, co-workers, employees or managers. Anger is generally a surface emotion. Beneath it lies another strong emotion, usually sadness, hurt, fear or inadequacy. In our efforts to protect ourselves from being vulnerable we often act out in anger, which generally takes us farther away from our true goals. In my work with you I will help you understand your anger in a different way and provide you with techniques and coping skills to manage this strong emotion moving you closer to your ultimate goals and strengthening your relationships.

Emily Pagone, M.S., L.P.C.
Anger Therapist

Emily Pagone, M.S., L.P.C.

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 60563 - Nearby to Forest Park.

I support individuals with anger difficulties through empathy/emotion-coaching, as well as teaching them tools and strategies to manage their anger and frustrations. While decreasing and managing anger, we are able to take a deeper look into the individual. I am able to guide them via talk therapy to enable And empower them to help themselves while achieving new insights.

Cheryl Frost, MA,LCPC,NCC,CH
Anger Therapist

Cheryl Frost, MA,LCPC,NCC,CH

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60439 - Nearby to Forest Park.

Anger management counseling can help to identify stressors and learn the steps to stay calm in the face of anger. The goal is to handle tense situations in more constructive and positive ways by reducing the emotional and physical arousal that anger can cause. It will provide the tools to take back your life and resolve the triggers that result in unplanned anger reactions.



You have Found the Best Anger Management Therapists in Forest Park, IL.

Thank you for visiting our Illinois page of anger counselors in Forest Park, Illinois who are experienced in therapy and treatment for anger issues.  Ask your provider about classes or workshops in addition to individual sessions to help with issues relating to anger. Begin your new journey today.

Forest Park is located in Cook County, Illinois. It has a land area of 2.40 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Forest Park is 14,123 people with 7,207 households and a median annual income of $51,927. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Forest Park, IL

Affordable with Planning

Therapy in Forest Park is generally within financial reach for the average family, but some budget planning may be needed for a real commitment to weekly counseling. Remember that your mental health and happiness are important. Check with your Forest Park therapist about insurance coverage or ask about sliding scale fees if there are any difficulties with accessibility. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Forest Park public health department.