Anger Management and Counseling in Godfrey, IL.

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


Anger Therapist

Sandra A. Shachar, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Within driving distance of Godfrey

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

Bekah Larson, LPC, MAC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Godfrey

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

Angela McDowell, MS, LCPC, NCC, CADC

Private Practice Counselor

Within driving distance of Godfrey

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

Perry Dodge, MS, MA, LPC, CPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Godfrey

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

Deanna Self, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Godfrey

Anger is an emotion, but experiencing anger is usually not the problem. The problem with anger is usually the way it is expressed through inadequate or unhealthy coping behaviors. People can benefit from anger management when they are willing to address the damage their anger has caused them and how it has hurt or interfered in other situations. When one is willing to learn about and practice healthy coping skills when experiencing anger, relationships can begin to function better and great progress can be achieved.


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

Thank you for visiting our Illinois page of anger counselors in Godfrey, 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.

Godfrey is located in Madison County, Illinois. It has a land area of 34.71 square miles and a water area of 1.99 square miles.  The population of Godfrey is 17,759 people with 7,281 households and a median annual income of $65,145. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Godfrey, IL

Generally Affordable

Therapists in Godfrey 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