Anger Management and Counseling in West Chicago, IL.

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


Anger Therapist

Roberta Vondrak, MA, LCPC, CADC

LCPC, CADC

Within driving distance of West Chicago

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.

Anger Therapist

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor ,

Within driving distance of West Chicago

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.

Anger Therapist

Maria E.J. Kuhn, M.S., L.P.C., N.C.C., F.A.P.A.

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of West Chicago

Got anger? We can help! We have experience contracting with schools and working with clients who have been mandated for anger management counseling. Clients will learn new techniques and strategies to effectively communicate more positively with others. Sometimes we grow up learning emotional regulation from others around us and it may become ingrained in how we handle conflict. With support, clients can identify where they have learned their behaviors from and ways to transform those behavior into more positive ones.

Anger Therapist

Callan Olive, LAMFT

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of West Chicago

Relationships can be infuriating sometimes. Spending your life with 1 person who thinks completely differently than you comes with inevitable challenges. It's hard to know, sometimes, how to deal with conflict appropriately in a relationship. Often things escalate to a point that no productive conversation can even happen any more. I use research proven methods to help my clients understand and refocus their anger in the relationship. You will learn how to better communicate with each other and what to do if anger is starting to take over. Arguments have potential to be healthy in a relationship and promote growth. I can help you get there.

Anger Therapist

Sheldon Isenberg, LCSW, BCD

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Board Certified Diplomate

Within driving distance of West Chicago

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.

Anger Therapist

Rae Mazzei, Psy.D., CADC, BCB

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Within driving distance of West Chicago

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.

Anger Therapist

Marianne Tomlinson, M.S. Ed., L.C.P.C.

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of West Chicago

Do you tend to go from zero to sixty in a few short seconds? Does your anger get you in trouble at work and/or in your relationships? There is help available. I can help you learn to take a step back and breath before you react. Together we can work to find out where your anger is coming from and from there, we change your perspective about what is triggering you. Collaboratively, we will work on skills that you can develop to successfully manage your anger. For more information, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Anger Therapist

Pete Marcelo, LCSW, PhD

Clinical & School Psychologist / Clinical & School Social Worker

Within driving distance of West Chicago

If after getting a flat tire, you think and continue to say to yourself: "This sucks"…This is terrible"…"Why does this always happen to me?"…"I can’t stand it"… anger will be the likely emotional response. And if you typically think in a negative way, then you will likely be more prone to psychological and physical difficulties like anger, poor relationships, stroke and heart disease.On the other hand, someone who thinks to himself "I’m glad that I have a spare tire"…"I can handle this"…"This is a hassle, not a horror", will react in a more realistic manner. Cognitive behavioral therapy can help you learn how to cope more effectively with life's challenges and lead a happier life.

Anger Therapist

Bruce Christensen, Ph. D.

Licensed Psychologist

Within driving distance of West Chicago

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.

Anger Therapist

Polaris Counseling

Professional Counseling Practice

Within driving distance of West Chicago

When you have an Anger Management issue, the smallest thing can set you off. You are always on the defensive, feeling that everyone is out to get you, and those around you fear your outbursts. You, and your loved ones, do not have to live this way any longer. Our goal is to help you recognize when you are becoming angry, take action to calm down and to manage situation differently. We do not want to eliminate your anger, as this is a normal and healthy human emotion, but to have you express your thoughts and feelings is a more positive and constructive way.

Anger Therapist

Jennifer Watgen, M.A., NCC, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of West Chicago

Got anger? We can help! We have experience contracting with schools and working with clients who have been mandated for anger management counseling. Clients will learn new techniques and strategies to effectively communicate more positively with others. Sometimes we grow up learning emotional regulation from others around us and it may become ingrained in how we handle conflict. With support, clients can identify where they have learned their behaviors from and ways to transform those behavior into more positive ones.

Anger Therapist

Karen Bridwell, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of West Chicago

Annoyed, aggravated, irritated, frustrated, hostile, infuriated, and full of rage. What do all these words have in common? These words all fall on the emotional spectrum of anger. Anger is not an unhealthy emotion, but sometimes people express their anger in an unhealthy manner. There are alternative healthy ways of expressing and managing one's anger. Karen partners with her clients to explore the reasons for their anger, and then teaches the clients how to manage or release anger in healthy ways.

Anger Therapist

Dr. Jessica Norman, PhD, LCPC

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Within driving distance of West Chicago

Anger is so much more than just anger. Under Anger there are a lot of deeper feelings that have usually gone repressed or unvalidated. The first step in working with anger is addressing those underlying thoughts and feelings to get to the root of the anger. We'll find new ways to cope with life's stressors and incorporate new ways of interacting with others.



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West Chicago is located in DuPage County, Illinois. It has a land area of 15.15 square miles and a water area of 0.33 square miles.  The population of West Chicago is 27,447 people with 7,566 households and a median annual income of $69,071. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for West Chicago, IL

Generally Affordable

Therapists in West Chicago are often within budget with some potential challenges for longer term commitments. Your mental health and well being are a top priority. If accessibility is a concern, ask your counselor about sliding scale fees or inquire about accepted insurance plans