Anger Management and Counseling in Riverside, IL.

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


Julianne Neely, MSW, LCSW
Anger Therapist

Julianne Neely, MSW, LCSW

Play Therapist

In 60618 - Nearby to Riverside.

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.

Melissa Sanchez, LCPC, BC-DMT
Anger Therapist

Melissa Sanchez, LCPC, BC-DMT

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist

In 60601 - Nearby to Riverside.

Anger management plays a large role in many concerns that bring people to therapy. Anger often gets a bad rap in society and is misunderstood as a "bad" emotion. I work with people to understand that anger is a sign of feeling violated and/or sensing that something within our experience is not OK and difficult to accept. Once we can decipher what is truly happening, I work with people to practice recognizing the signs of worsening anger, the often co-occuring emotional states such as depression and fear, and practice management techniques that are helpful in the moment as well as to prevent increasing moments of anger, rage or irritation.

Roberta Vondrak, MA, LCPC, CADC
Anger Therapist

Roberta Vondrak, MA, LCPC, CADC

LCPC, CADC

In 60440 - Nearby to Riverside.

I assist clients with both cognitive behavioral and insight oriented therapy to understand the roots of their anger, how anger is a secondary emotion, and various techniques and skills to effectively manage their anger by directing it in positive ways, rather than either "stuffing" it or "acting out." Often as clients increase their self awareness, they are able to effectively change their responses in situations and relationships that help them be more proactive in handling their anger.

Charles Hughes, MA, LCPC, DCC
Anger Therapist

Charles Hughes, MA, LCPC, DCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Tele-Counselor

In 60301 - Nearby to Riverside.

Many words express some aspect of anger: frustration, aggravation, irritation, rage. You may not be able to decide sometimes what part of your anger is good and what is not. You do know if you are angry more than you want to be. You know if other people run the other way when you are angry. You know if anger is a helpful part of your life or a wedge you drive between you and others. The bottom line is what are you going to do about it? I'm not a big fan of anger management. People manage their anger in all kinds of unhelpful ways. What I want to help you do is understand when your anger is a friend to you and when it is destroying you. If that sounds like what you need, give me a call.

Amanda Atkins, MS, LMFT
Anger Therapist

Amanda Atkins, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 60618 - Nearby to Riverside.

We all experience anger - but if anger is consistently getting in the way of your relationships or self improvement, it might be time to get professional help. Amanda has particular experience helping couples where one parter has difficulty appropriately expressing anger. Together we can find skills to reduce anger in your relationship. Many couples report major improvement after engaging in couples therapy in order to reduce angry outbursts during conflict.

Joseph Gerard Potaczek, Psy.D.
Anger Therapist

Joseph Gerard Potaczek, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60602 - Nearby to Riverside.

Do you experience uncontrolled anger? Emotional outbursts, persistent feelings of frustration, impatience, and a tendency to yell or argue with others are some potential signs of anger issues. I help people with the frustration and damaged relationships caused by angry behaviors. You can learn immediate and practical strategies to manage your anger. You can also understand your anger triggers, to learn healthy ways to cope and understand what lies at the root of frustration and rage you may experience. You will feel safe to explore and learn helpful, practical and meaningful ways to feel better and to learn to use new ways of coping with these feelings.

Martin Scripp
Anger Therapist

Martin Scripp

Licensed Therapist

In 60173 - Nearby to Riverside.

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.

Jacob Rosser, PsyD
Anger Therapist

Jacob Rosser, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

In 60657 - Nearby to Riverside.

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?

James McClymonds, Psy.D., HSPP
Anger Therapist

James McClymonds, Psy.D., HSPP

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60603 - Nearby to Riverside.

While anger is a natural emotion which everyone feels now and then, it can be very destructive when it gets out of control. When that happens, it can easily take a toll on you and those around you, leading to relationship problems, employment problems, and legal problems. The good news is that anger management therapy is a very effective way of getting greater control over your anger. When you see me for anger management therapy, we will identify events contributing to your anger and create a plan together to cope with the anger so that you remain in control. Give me a call today for a free consultation and we can put together a preliminary plan over the telephone.

Paula Mathiasen, LCPC
Anger Therapist

Paula Mathiasen, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60004 - Nearby to Riverside.

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.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Anger Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 60608 - Nearby to Riverside.

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.

Catherine Gruener, M.A.,M.A., LCPC, NCC
Anger Therapist

Catherine Gruener, M.A.,M.A., LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors, Certified Parent Trainers, and Psychotherapists

In 60523 - Nearby to Riverside.

Children can say the darnedest things and sometimes parents aren't prepared for them. When possible, we can curb explosive anger through parent strategies alone. And at other times it takes a 2 pronged approach of both parent strategies and children learning skills. We offer both parent training and skill based learning to support appropriate expression of feelings and productive problem solving.

Sheldon Isenberg, LCSW, BCD
Anger Therapist

Sheldon Isenberg, LCSW, BCD

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Board Certified Diplomate

In 60540 - Nearby to Riverside.

I've seen many clients over the years with anger management issues. Men require a therapist's sensitivity to the issues they use anger to deal with. Learning the practical skills to deal with anger and understanding the issues of entitlement, humiliation, control, and fear that often provoke rage or it's opposite, suppressing, internalizing it, is my goal in working with clients through individual and couple's counseling. I see many couples where their anger with each other contaminates possibilities of working on common issues so I work with couples to disentangle their disruptive, sometimes abusive communications through a combination of individual and couple's counseling.



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Riverside is located in Cook County, Illinois. It has a land area of 1.97 square miles and a water area of 0.01 square miles.  The population of Riverside is 8,835 people with 3,234 households and a median annual income of $97,727. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Riverside, IL

Very Affordable

Booking a weekly counseling session with a licensed therapist in Riverside is not a large financial issue for the majority of people in this area. Sustaining a commitment to mental health treatment is easily accessible for the average family, but ask your therapist if there are any concerns as many will accept insurance or even offer sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Riverside public health department.