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.


Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC
Anger Therapist

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor ,

In 60005 - Nearby to 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.

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

Cheryl Frost, MA,LCPC,NCC,CH

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60439 - Nearby to West Chicago.

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.

Martin Scripp
Anger Therapist

Martin Scripp

Licensed Therapist

In 60173 - Nearby to West Chicago.

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.

Karen Bridwell, LCPC
Anger Therapist

Karen Bridwell, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60175 - Nearby to 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.

Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center
Anger Therapist

Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center

In 60439 - Nearby to West Chicago.

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.

Diane Goodman, Psy.D.
Anger Therapist

Diane Goodman, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60134 - Nearby to West Chicago.

You know your anger has made real messes in your life--at work, with friends, in your love life. I can show you many ways to get to the roots of your dark demons and fiery dragons. There are reasons and excuses that have been fueling your anger and you can only benefit from studying yourself. Saying you are sorry hasn't stopped your anger from returning. Anger that you understand and manage can serve you. Without looking inside yourself, anger will control you and cost you a lot more than time and money.

Camille Williams, MA, NCC, LCPC
Anger Therapist

Camille Williams, MA, NCC, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60555 - Nearby to West Chicago.

Anger is an emotion that can be very hard to manage and respond to effectively because most people often have a very automatic and impulsive response when they experience anger. Through dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) we can begin to identify emotions and begin to slow down in order to recognize ways to respond to emotions rather than react to them. This will help you feel more in control of your emotions as well as improve your relationships with others because of your ability to manage and respond to anger effectively.

Pete Marcelo, LCSW, PhD
Anger Therapist

Pete Marcelo, LCSW, PhD

Clinical & School Psychologist / Clinical & School Social Worker

In 60142 - Nearby to 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.

Paula Mathiasen, LCPC
Anger Therapist

Paula Mathiasen, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60004 - Nearby to West Chicago.

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.

Life Solutions Licensed Therapists
Anger Therapist

Life Solutions Licensed Therapists

Behavioral Health Professionals

In 60119 - Nearby to West Chicago.

When you’re angry, do you start name calling? Do you get angry when someone wants you to open up and share your feelings? Do you lack patience? Are your family members or kids afraid to talk to you sometimes? No one wants to admit they get angry, especially when it gets out of control and hurts the ones we love. If you answered yes to any of the above questions, it may be time to consider anger management therapy. Anger issues are common and the first step towards change is admittance of the problem. Therapy can help. Learning to stop isn’t as simple as some may think, but together we can come up with a game plan tailored exclusively to you.

Thomas Heroldt, MA, LCPC, CADC
Anger Therapist

Thomas Heroldt, MA, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60175 - Nearby to West Chicago.

Reducing the words used many times by clients with anger issues can be the key to effective change in behaviors. These words are "ought, must and should'. Reducing or eliminating them can create profound change. Also reducing expectations of self and others has helped individual won struggle with anger bring it under control. Learning to accept anger as just another emotion and learning to validate and regulate that feeling become important tools in this very devastating issue.

Angela Rene Brown, LCSW
Anger Therapist

Angela Rene Brown, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60560 - Nearby to West Chicago.

Anger Management in Children: In working on anger with children, they will learn about how to recognize anger cues in their body, external triggers and internal triggers and anger reducers. Anger is a normal emotion that all people experience to some degree and some children need some extra assistance in learning techniques on how to appropriately manage their anger. Emotional self-control in an important life-skill that can improve a child's life at home, at school and in the community.

Karen Cohen, MS, LPC, NCC
Anger Therapist

Karen Cohen, MS, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 60010 - Nearby to West Chicago.

Insight oriented conversations can help you to identify the stressors in your life and learn the skills needed 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 by understanding its root cause. Through insight and skill development, you will develop the tools you need to take back your life and resolve the triggers that result in unplanned anger reactions. Understanding the thoughts, feelings and behaviors behind unwanted emotions, you can create a workable plan to get your needs met in a way that works for you.

Margo Milano, PhD, LCPC, NCC, CFLE, CHAIS
Anger Therapist

Margo Milano, PhD, LCPC, NCC, CFLE, CHAIS

PhD, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Certified Family Life Educator

In 60119 - Nearby to West Chicago.

Anger is a normal emotion for humans, but sometimes it overtakes other effective emotions and behaviors. Intense and uncontrollable anger that negatively impacts relationships and work should be addressed with expert services. Once you are in a pattern of difficult-to-control anger, outside assistance is needed to disarm it and integrate more comforable ways to react and cope. Seek counseling quickly to avoid further problems and long-term issues associated with anger. Many effective approaches exist to conquer overwhelming anger, such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Re-patterning a balanced array of emotions is very possible once you initiate services.

Sharon Depowski, LCSW, CADC
Anger Therapist

Sharon Depowski, LCSW, CADC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Alcohol/Drug Counselor

In 60164 - Nearby to West Chicago.

Anger management is an important skill to master in our ever changing world, which brings increasing amounts of stress into our lives. I would utilize two tools: discussing an individual's background to discover possible causes for the behavior, and teaching positive approaches toward stressors. I have assisted both individuals and couples with anger management issues.

Michael Sherry, EdD, IABMCP
Anger Therapist

Michael Sherry, EdD, IABMCP

Clinical Psychologist

In 60013 - Nearby to West Chicago.

SIGNS of Anger Management Problems: Combativeness and agitation leading to acute frustration, overwhelming stress, personal and family dysfunction, non-stop arguing, frustrated spouse and expensive legal problems. TREATMENT: Assertiveness and empathy training, advanced communication exercises, insight-oriented counseling, hypnotherapy, counter-conditioning, intense, targeted role-playing, relaxation-autogenic training and communication skill and insight enhancement. BENEFITS of therapy: Greater happiness, rewarding relationships, greater intimacy, enhanced problem-solving, skyrocketing well-being, disappearing legal problems and rapid elimination of stress.

Roberta Vondrak, MA, LCPC, CADC
Anger Therapist

Roberta Vondrak, MA, LCPC, CADC

LCPC, CADC

In 60440 - Nearby to 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.

Stenzel Clinical Services, LCPC
Anger Therapist

Stenzel Clinical Services, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60187 - Nearby to West Chicago.

Is your life becoming unmanageable because of uncontrolled anger? Or would you just like to be able to stay more in control when a stressful situation arises. The problem with anger issues is that it can often cause guilt and shame over our behaviors. We will help you with techniques to help slow the anger, but more importantly we want to get to the root of your anger and find peace so it is no longer a struggle.

Dr. Jessica Norman, PhD, LCPC
Anger Therapist

Dr. Jessica Norman, PhD, LCPC

Dr.

In 60174 - Nearby to 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.

Althea Olson, LCSW
Anger Therapist

Althea Olson, LCSW

Psychotherapist, Author, Keynote Speaker

In 60543 - Nearby to West Chicago.

The key to anger management is learning not to respond to the small things in life. It is learning to focus on impulse control with emotions and learning to filter the impact of words. Not controlling anger will cause a lifetime of chaotic and destructive relationships. Another focus of anger management counseling is to heal the emotional hurts and trust issues that brought you to a place where your natural tendency is be defensive towards others instead of accepting and loving.

Bruce Christensen, Ph. D.
Anger Therapist

Bruce Christensen, Ph. D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 60195 - Nearby to 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.

Cherry Weber, Ph.D.
Anger Therapist

Cherry Weber, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60174 - Nearby to West Chicago.

Anger is a completely normal human emotion that turns destructive when it gets out of control. Anger is an emotional state that varies from mild irritation to intense fury and rage. It can be caused by both external and internal events. When anger gets out of control it causes problems in your personal relationships, the workplace, and in the quality of your life. Some people get angry more easily and more intensely than others. These people can express their anger in loud ways or express it by being chronically irritable, grumpy, socially withdrawn, or getting physically ill. Expressing your anger in an assertive manner is healthy. If anger is not allowed an outward expression it can turn inward on you causing hypertension, high blood pressure,...(view profile to read more)

Sheldon Isenberg, LCSW, BCD
Anger Therapist

Sheldon Isenberg, LCSW, BCD

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Board Certified Diplomate

In 60540 - Nearby to 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.

Lynette Hoy, NCC, LCPC, CAMS-V
Anger Therapist

Lynette Hoy, NCC, LCPC, CAMS-V

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60523 - Nearby to West Chicago.

Lynette provides anger management group and individual therapy using cognitive-behavioral approaches based on the What's Good About Anger? curriculum. Clients will benefit from using this approach and curriculum since it is evidence-based. This model of anger management is described and widely distributed over the Internet in various newsletter and other online publications and has been extremely well received by hundreds of local, national and international anger management participants. It is currently being used by self-referred clients, court-referred clients, HR referrals, corporate executives, physicians, law enforcement, and others needing qualified anger management services.

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 West Chicago.

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.



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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. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local West Chicago public health department.