Anger Management and Counseling in River Grove, IL.

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


Jens Hussey, LCPC, CADC
Anger Therapist

Jens Hussey, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor & Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

In 60602 - Nearby to River Grove.

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.

Karen Cohen, MS, LPC, NCC
Anger Therapist

Karen Cohen, MS, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 60010 - Nearby to River Grove.

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.

Bruce Christensen, Ph. D.
Anger Therapist

Bruce Christensen, Ph. D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 60195 - Nearby to River Grove.

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.

David Johnson, LCSW
Anger Therapist

David Johnson, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60202 - Nearby to River Grove.

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.

Julianne Neely, MSW, LCSW
Anger Therapist

Julianne Neely, MSW, LCSW

Play Therapist

In 60618 - Nearby to River Grove.

Children and teens who struggle with anger, behavior problems, and oppositional defiance can greatly benefit from working with a therapist. Through learning more appropriate ways to express frustration and gaining coping tools to deal with big feelings, children are able to interact in more positive ways with those around them. After completing therapy, they are able to engage in healthier relationships with their peers, parents, and teachers.

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 River Grove.

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.

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

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

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 60563 - Nearby to River Grove.

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.

Teresa Bradley, MA, LCPC
Anger Therapist

Teresa Bradley, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60521 - Nearby to River Grove.

EMDR(Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)can prove extremely helpful when clients are struggling to control their tempers. Often they have experienced trauma--such as childhood abuse--that results in their being triggered by current situations. They then lash out at those close to them and may not even understand why they are so angry. EMDR can help them to resolve the trauma, so that they no longer are triggered. I also teach skills from DBT(Dialectical Behavioral Therapy)that help clients to better regulate their emotions and more skillfully handle moments of crisis so that they do not act out in ways that they later regret.

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC
Anger Therapist

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor ,

In 60005 - Nearby to River Grove.

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 River Grove.

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?

Matt Frantz, MA, LCPC
Anger Therapist

Matt Frantz, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60603 - Nearby to River Grove.

No one likes to see red. No one wants to feel out of control or unable to manage their emotions. Through therapy, you can gain insight into triggers, hot spots and factors that affect your anger and help you learn to be less reactive and more in control of your actions. Anger is just one of many emotions that we experience and often times it can be sparked by other more vulnerable emotions such as fear or hurt. In therapy, you will experience a non-judgmental, safe space to discuss experiences, thoughts and feelings that lead to anger in order to gain insight and change problem behaviors.

Cassie Whitfield, LCSW
Anger Therapist

Cassie Whitfield, LCSW

Clinical Therapist

In 60605 - Nearby to River Grove.

Learning to manage anger can be two-fold. We will explore the root of your anger and attempt to make sense of your reactions and emotions that might seem out of control. In addition to this we will learn skills for emotional regulation and coping. You will gain insight into your anger as well as specific and realistic tools to implement in the heat of the moment.

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

Cheryl Frost, MA,LCPC,NCC,CH

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60439 - Nearby to River Grove.

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.



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River Grove is located in Cook County, Illinois. It has a land area of 2.39 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of River Grove is 10,219 people with 4,086 households and a median annual income of $46,514. .


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Some budgeting needed

While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in River Grove, 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 River Grove 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 River Grove public health department.