Anger Management and Counseling in New Athens, IL.

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


Sandra A. Shachar, Ph.D.
Anger Therapist

Sandra A. Shachar, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 63105 - Nearby to New Athens.

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.

Tracie Wallace, MABS, MAC, LPC, NCC
Anger Therapist

Tracie Wallace, MABS, MAC, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 63141 - Nearby to New Athens.

Our emotions are a significant part of what makes us human. While rage can derail healthy relationships, there is a message to be heard and understood by the distress you are experiencing. I desire to walk alongside you to provide practical strategies towards alleviating emotional tidal waves, as well as hopeful insight into the deeper reasons underlying your distress.

Judy Koehler, M.A., LPC, NCC
Anger Therapist

Judy Koehler, M.A., LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 63131 - Nearby to New Athens.

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.

Richard Boswell, LCSW, L.L.C.
Anger Therapist

Richard Boswell, LCSW, L.L.C.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 63105 - Nearby to New Athens.

Anger is part of our emotional life and does not, in and of itself, predict anything bad or good. Anger, if it is not well managed, can however be very destructive to individuals and relationships. Exploding anger and stuffing anger have the very same hurtful physiological effects. The relevant issues need to be dealt with in an effective manner to fully deal with the angry feelings. The start of therapy is an assessment of the individuals style of anger. Learning cognitive behavioral, self soothing and positive self expression skills can go a long way to help deal with the important issues and manage the feelings of anger and the related hurts.

Lisa Dierdorf, MA, PLPC
Anger Therapist

Lisa Dierdorf, MA, PLPC

Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor

In 63131 - Nearby to New Athens.

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.

Tyler Sparks, MA, LPC, NCC, CCSAS
Anger Therapist

Tyler Sparks, MA, LPC, NCC, CCSAS

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 63122 - Nearby to New Athens.

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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New Athens is located in St. Clair County, Illinois. It has a land area of 2.11 square miles and a water area of 0.18 square miles.  The population of New Athens is 1,951 people with 768 households and a median annual income of $56,389. .


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Therapy in New Athens 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 New Athens 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 New Athens public health department.