Anger Management and Counseling in Wheeling, IL.

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


Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC
Anger Therapist

Catherine Papagiorgio, NCC, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor / National Board Certified by NBCC

In 60005 - Nearby to Wheeling.

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.

Jennifer Froemel, MA, LCPC
Anger Therapist

Jennifer Froemel, MA, LCPC

Counselor, MA, LCPC

In 60301 - Nearby to Wheeling.

Is your temper raging “out of control”? Do small things set you off? Do you react with sudden outbursts, flinging insults? Or, do you retreat in silent rage? Do you often feel your anger is justified, but upon reflection, regret your behavior? Or, do you find yourself locked in constant battle with people closest to you and those you love? Anger is a natural emotion, but unregulated anger can be destructive. It takes a toll on the individual and those around him or her, eroding self-esteem, wreaking havoc, and perpetuating feelings of disconnection, isolation and even loneliness. We can help you manage angry outbursts, understand your anger’s origins including unknown, underlying painful emotions, identify healthy coping strategies, channel your anger...(view profile to read more)

Karen Bridwell, LCPC
Anger Therapist

Karen Bridwell, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60121 - Nearby to Wheeling.

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.

Donna Martino, LCPC, NCC
Anger Therapist

Donna Martino, LCPC, NCC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60169 - Nearby to Wheeling.

Anger is a normal human emotion that we all experience. The way we express anger can be what distinguishes us as being healthy or unhealthy partners, parents, co-workers, employees or managers. Anger is generally a surface emotion. Beneath it lies another strong emotion, usually sadness, hurt, fear or inadequacy. In our efforts to protect ourselves from being vulnerable we often act out in anger, which generally takes us farther away from our true goals. In my work with you I will help you understand your anger in a different way and provide you with techniques and coping skills to manage this strong emotion moving you closer to your ultimate goals and strengthening your relationships.

Aldo P. Hernandez, LCSW
Anger Therapist

Aldo P. Hernandez, LCSW

Psychotherapist

In 60640 - Nearby to Wheeling.

Managing anger can be challenging perhaps because we do not want to appear hurt or vulnerable, either in front of loved ones or a therapist. Don't worry, we can talk about these issues and still have you feel strong. I understand we do not want to hurt others when we are angry but we want to express ourselves.... In therapy we will learn new ways to communicate what we are angry about and learn better ways of expressing ourselves as well.

Pamela Meyerson, LCSW
Anger Therapist

Pamela Meyerson, LCSW

Pam Meyerson

In 60062 - Nearby to Wheeling.

As a therapist that engages my patients to set therapeutic goals, I often help patients with anger issues to evaluate all aspects of their lives, including sensory issues, negative thinking, diet, exercise, general lifestyle, problem solving and coping abilities, work, etcetera, in order to develop strategies to minimize their anger and negative reactivity to stimuli.

Paul McNulty, LCSW
Anger Therapist

Paul McNulty, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60108 - Nearby to Wheeling.

Have you recently found yourself more easily frustrated? Has your anger become a barrier between you and those you love? Has your anger escalated jeopardizing your job or encumbered you in legal difficulties? If so we can help. Many people are sidelined by elevated levels of anger when stress levels become too high. Anger is a normal emotion but at times when stress levels are high can become a very destructive force. At McNulty Consultants we Cognitive-Behavioral strategies which teach and guide clients to regulate and manage strong emotions, channeling them in healthier ways. To set up an initial consultation call 630-673-5510.

Kristin Patten, MA, LCPC
Anger Therapist

Kristin Patten, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60031 - Nearby to Wheeling.

Is your child out of control? Are there holes in your walls, broken items, lots of tantrums, or siblings getting hurt in your home? Let me help! I specialize in working with youth aged 3-25. I can help you identify from where these behaviors are coming and strategize to help make your home more peaceful and your child less stressed. Sometimes, self-harm behavior is also a symptom of anger, but directed at oneself. Kids behaviors are typically goal oriented, and it's the adults' job to decipher the kid code! Give me a call for a free consultation, and if I'm not the right match for you, I'll send you somewhere nearby that may be a better resource!

Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. and Associates, P.C.
Anger Therapist

Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. and Associates, P.C.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist / Company President

In 60056 - Nearby to Wheeling.

Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D.& Associates, P.C. offers anger management counseling and education. Our approach to treating anger is to help our clients understand this complex human emotion and to identify the unique triggers that set off their anger. We help to develop coping skills and work on techniques to diffuse anger before it leads to blow outs. Our approach combines education, counseling, and, where appropriate, medication management - all available on-site within our clinic.

Jens Hussey, LCPC, CADC
Anger Therapist

Jens Hussey, LCPC, CADC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor & Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

In 60602 - Nearby to Wheeling.

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.

Gary Phillips, S.T.D
Anger Therapist

Gary Phillips, S.T.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Pastoral Counselor

In 60093 - Nearby to Wheeling.

A client having out of control anger will be able to (1) know what causes the anger (2) know the type of anger he/she shows (3) know 3 new things to do to manage, decrease and stop the anger (4) know how to have more positive relationships by using the 3 new things to do to manage, decrease and stop the anger (5) know how to use anger constructively to live a better, happier life at home and at work

David Johnson, LCSW
Anger Therapist

David Johnson, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 60202 - Nearby to Wheeling.

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.

Michael Sherry, EdD, IABMCP
Anger Therapist

Michael Sherry, EdD, IABMCP

Clinical Psychologist

In 60013 - Nearby to Wheeling.

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.

Sharon Depowski, LCSW, CADC
Anger Therapist

Sharon Depowski, LCSW, CADC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Alcohol/Drug Counselor

In 60164 - Nearby to Wheeling.

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.

Payal Sud, LCSW, ICDVP, LCSW,ICDVP
Anger Therapist

Payal Sud, LCSW, ICDVP, LCSW,ICDVP

Licensed clinical social worker

In 60515 - Nearby to Wheeling.

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.

James McClymonds, Psy.D., HSPP
Anger Therapist

James McClymonds, Psy.D., HSPP

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 60603 - Nearby to Wheeling.

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.

Donna Marie Desai, LCPC
Anger Therapist

Donna Marie Desai, LCPC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

In 60154 - Nearby to Wheeling.

Anger provides information about what we think/feel is being threatened, and it provides the energy to act on that information. Since we are wired to become angry WHEN appropriate, only the misuse of anger is a problem. However, anger often hijacks our thinking which then compounds the original problem. When helping clients develop improved anger management skills, I help them understand the elements of our emotional-physical anger response and learn to diffuse them and effectively use the information and energy that anger provides.

Bruce Christensen, Ph. D.
Anger Therapist

Bruce Christensen, Ph. D.

Licensed Psychologist

In 60195 - Nearby to Wheeling.

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.

Camille Williams, MA, NCC, LCPC
Anger Therapist

Camille Williams, MA, NCC, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60555 - Nearby to Wheeling.

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.

Wayne Riendeau, LCPC
Anger Therapist

Wayne Riendeau, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60031 - Nearby to Wheeling.

I have counseled hundreds of individuals who struggle with Anger Management for years as an Outpatient Therapist and Group Therapist and in my private practice as well. I help a client identify coping skills that will help them de-escalate their emotionals before acting out on their anger. I also use mindfulness techniques in get in touch with one's body, mind and emotions. I also have my clients write down actual events where they 'blew up', and look at new ways to handle these situations.

Stenzel Clinical Services, LCPC
Anger Therapist

Stenzel Clinical Services, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60187 - Nearby to Wheeling.

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.

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.
Anger Therapist

Kevin Fleming, Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 60004 - Nearby to Wheeling.

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.

Stephanie Brands, LCSW, CADC
Anger Therapist

Stephanie Brands, LCSW, CADC

Clinical Therapist

Available for Online Therapy

Have you ever lost your temper and then thought "why did I react that way"? Do you struggle to communicate with people in your life without getting mad or defensive, yelling, or withdrawing/isolating from the situation all together? You are not alone. Many people struggle with managing their anger and finding other ways to communicate their frustrations without verbal and physical aggression. I work with individuals struggling to regulate their emotions by finding the feelings underneath the anger and learning appropriate strategies like mindfulness, distress tolerance, and emotion regulation to help them communicate their needs effectively.

Paula Mathiasen, LCPC
Anger Therapist

Paula Mathiasen, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60004 - Nearby to Wheeling.

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.

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

Lynette Hoy, NCC, LCPC, CAMS-V

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

In 60523 - Nearby to Wheeling.

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.



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Wheeling is a city that is located in multiple counties- Cook County and Lake County in Illinois. It has a land area of 8.66 square miles and a water area of 0.05 square miles.  The population of Wheeling is 38,079 people with 14,132 households and a median annual income of $56,110. .


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Therapy in Wheeling is generally within financial reach for the average family, but some budget planning may be needed for a real commitment to weekly counseling. Remember that your mental health and happiness are important. Check with your Wheeling therapist about insurance coverage or ask about sliding scale fees if there are any difficulties with accessibility. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Wheeling public health department.