Anger Management and Counseling in Gurnee, IL.

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


Bruce Christensen, Ph. D.
Anger Therapist

Bruce Christensen, Ph. D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 60195 - Nearby to Gurnee.

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.

Michael Sherry, EdD, IABMCP
Anger Therapist

Michael Sherry, EdD, IABMCP

Clinical Psychologist

In 60013 - Nearby to Gurnee.

SIGNS of Anger Management Problems: Combativeness and agitation leading to acute frustration, overwhelming stress, personal and family dysfunction, non-stop arguing, frustrated spouse and expensive legal problems. TREATMENT: Assertiveness and empathy training, advanced communication exercises, insight-oriented counseling, hypnotherapy, counter-conditioning, intense, targeted role-playing, relaxation-autogenic training and communication skill and insight enhancement. BENEFITS of therapy: Greater happiness, rewarding relationships, greater intimacy, enhanced problem-solving, skyrocketing well-being, disappearing legal problems and rapid elimination of stress.

Richard Cohen, Ph.D
Anger Therapist

Richard Cohen, Ph.D

Clinical Psychologist

In 60201 - Nearby to Gurnee.

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.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Anger Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 60093 - Nearby to Gurnee.

Grey Matters International and the work of Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D approaches issues of anger management in a very humane yet fresh perspective. You see, anger is a normal emotion but it is the valence (intensity) as well as the coupling choice of what one does with this that is the problem. Telling someone to "not" do it or modifying behavior with a trite psychological plan that only breeds a compliant response is not the way to change anger. Brainwave optimization is a new cutting edge technology that allows one to rewire circuitry responsible for reactivity driving the anger. Contact Grey Matters International, Inc now at kevin@kevinflemingphd.com or 877-606-6161.

Martin Scripp
Anger Therapist

Martin Scripp

In 60173 - Nearby to Gurnee.

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.

Mary Lynn Meyers, LCSW
Anger Therapist

Mary Lynn Meyers, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60093 - Nearby to Gurnee.

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.).

Karen Cohen, MS, LPC, NCC
Anger Therapist

Karen Cohen, MS, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 60010 - Nearby to Gurnee.

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.

Wayne Riendeau, LCPC
Anger Therapist

Wayne Riendeau, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60031 - Nearby to Gurnee.

I have counseled hundreds of individuals who struggle with Anger Management for years as an Outpatient Therapist and Group Therapist and in my private practice as well. I help a client identify coping skills that will help them de-escalate their emotionals before acting out on their anger. I also use mindfulness techniques in get in touch with one's body, mind and emotions. I also have my clients write down actual events where they 'blew up', and look at new ways to handle these situations.

Paula Mathiasen, LCPC
Anger Therapist

Paula Mathiasen, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60004 - Nearby to Gurnee.

I use a pyscho educational approach with working with anger management. In that I teach about anger being a secondary emotion that often protects hurt and fear. We go through the anger cycle and ways to change that cycle. The goal is help clients move from destructive behaviors to constructive communication and behaviors. A typical anger management process takes four to six sessions.

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 60010 - Nearby to Gurnee.

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.

Renee Murphy-Hughes, M.A., FPT, LPC
Anger Therapist

Renee Murphy-Hughes, M.A., FPT, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 53142 - Nearby to Gurnee.

Anger management is really not about anger at all. It's about other things that I will discuss with my clients. Once they figure out what is the true basis for the anger then they can start to work on tempering their reaction to anger. Anger doesn't feel good to either the person on the receiving end, nor to the person who is raging or losing control. No one really likes the feeling of "being-out-of-control" - except addicts. There are many ways of getting your point across without being physical, raging, or insulting. We can work on this together. I believe you will find it beneficial. It is not a typical "Anger Management Class". Just one to one.

Pamela Meyerson, LCSW
Anger Therapist

Pamela Meyerson, LCSW

Pam Meyerson

In 60048 - Nearby to Gurnee.

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.

Rae Mazzei, Psy.D., CADC, BCB
Anger Therapist

Rae Mazzei, Psy.D., CADC, BCB

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60173 - Nearby to Gurnee.

Anger can have devastating effects on our lives and destroy relationships. If you’re struggling with anger, you may be searching for ways to manage your feelings and behaviors. Within a supportive and non-judgmental therapeutic space, I will help you identify the root causes of your anger. At the same time, I will help you work on how to manage your anger, recognize what triggers your anger, find healthier ways to express your emotions, and better resolve problems and communicate more effectively.



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Gurnee is located in Lake County, Illinois. It has a land area of 13.42 square miles and a water area of 0.07 square miles.  The population of Gurnee is 31,056 people with 11,428 households and a median annual income of $86,849. .


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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Gurnee for the average family. While sustaining a commitment to therapy is usually not an issue, if mental health treatment feels like a burden please ask your counselor about accepted insurance plans or sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Gurnee public health department.