Anger Management and Counseling in Pontoon Beach, IL.

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


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

Richard Boswell, LCSW, L.L.C.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 63105 - Nearby to Pontoon Beach.

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.

Angela McDowell, MS, LCPC, NCC, CADC
Anger Therapist

Angela McDowell, MS, LCPC, NCC, CADC

Private Practice Counselor

In 62002 - Nearby to Pontoon Beach.

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.

Sandra A. Shachar, Ph.D.
Anger Therapist

Sandra A. Shachar, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 63105 - Nearby to Pontoon Beach.

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.

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

Tyler Sparks, MA, LPC, NCC, CCSAS

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 63122 - Nearby to Pontoon Beach.

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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Pontoon Beach is located in Madison County, Illinois. It has a land area of 10.01 square miles and a water area of 2.54 square miles.  The population of Pontoon Beach is 5,637 people with 2,237 households and a median annual income of $45,304. .


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While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Pontoon Beach, with proper budgeting, it is entirely do-able and the risk/reward is worth it. For some families, it may be difficult to sustain a commitment to therapy without proper insurance coverage. If this is you, ask your therapist about low cost options as practitoners in and around Pontoon Beach may have flexibility or sliding scales. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Pontoon Beach public health department.