Anger Management and Counseling in Paola, KS.

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


Teresa Cote, MA LCPC  LCAC CRAADC NCC SAP
Anger Therapist

Teresa Cote, MA LCPC LCAC CRAADC NCC SAP

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 66210 - Nearby to Paola.

As a therapist, I have many years of experience working with individuals with anger/domestic violence situations. One of my goals in treating anger management is to reduce both the emotional feelings and the physiological arousal that anger causes. You can't avoid the things, people or situations that enrage you, nor can you change them, but you can learn to control your reactions. I can assist Individuals to develop the skills to address their negative emotions appropriately as well as address the root causes and family of origin triggers.

Alex Ehrsam, M.S., LMFT
Anger Therapist

Alex Ehrsam, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 66212 - Nearby to Paola.

Is your anger causing difficult consequences in your life? Many therapists can assist with its management, but I would like to also help with exploring the reason your anger gets bigger than others. Anger says "we are being violated", so what is this sense of violation. Does it spring from some situation from the past? Your anger is real, and makes sense in the context of your life experience. It is your "normal." Together we may be able to create a new normal. A personal message to men; you guys can do this too, and real strength comes from being able to accept help when we need it. Do this for yourself, do this for those you love, and never want to unintentionally hurt again.

Cheryl Pendell, MA, LPC, NCC, CPT
Anger Therapist

Cheryl Pendell, MA, LPC, NCC, CPT

Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Play Therapist

In 64149 - Nearby to Paola.

Anger is an extremely important emotion. There's nothing wrong with feeling angry, it's what we do with our anger that gets us in trouble. If you are angry that is a sign of distress. You aren't angry without a reason. I would like to be able to help you understand those reasons and find a place for your anger. I will help you to gain insight into the reasons you are angry and find healthy ways in which to communicate and manage your anger so that it doesn't keep you from the relationships that you desire or interfere and disrupt your life.

Stephen Brannen, PhD, LCSW, CCDP-D
Anger Therapist

Stephen Brannen, PhD, LCSW, CCDP-D

Diplomate in Clinical Social Work/Dual Disorders

In 64131 - Nearby to Paola.

Anger is a feeling, much like any other feeling such as happiness or sadness. Feelings, in and of themselves, are not dangerous. Anger, when not managed can produce negative, destructive, and abusive behavior. These behaviors can be modified using anger management training. I use only evidence-based, CBT interventions in working with clients referred for anger management. I have extensive experience working with court mandated clients as well. Individuals and couples can engage in this journey to a more effective and enjoyable way of relating with others.

Barbara Cleverdon, M.S., LCMFT
Anger Therapist

Barbara Cleverdon, M.S., LCMFT

Licensed Clinical Marriage & Family Therapist

In 66112 - Nearby to Paola.

All humans experience anger, the key is how we manage and reflect anger in ourselves and to others. I will help you evaluate the emotions that drive your anger and help you find skills to manage it. We will look at your perceived benefits and disadvantages, examine thoughts that drive your anger, find new ways and skills to deflect anger, and hopefully begin to diminish the intensity of your anger.

Benjamin Smalley, LMFT
Anger Therapist

Benjamin Smalley, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 66047 - Nearby to Paola.

What's important about anger management therapy is that it is personalized. I have an private office, not a large crowded classroom. In my practice, I work with you to identify what will be your next best steps in growth that will lead to an increased ability to process and manage anger. Three core components of this work are: exploring any medical issues that may be affecting you, putting your life in context and how your specific life story and influences have contributed to this issue and helping you create create your own chosen identity. Freedom comes from this work.

Jessica Willemsen, MSW, LSCSW, LMAC, LCSW
Anger Therapist

Jessica Willemsen, MSW, LSCSW, LMAC, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker and Addiction Counselor

In 66202 - Nearby to Paola.

For some people, anger is an emotion that is easier to express, compared to worry, fear, anxiety, sadness, depression, etc. However, lashing out verbally and/or physically, to others and/or property creates another layer of issues. This can result in problems with the law, failed marriages, lost jobs, etc. Recognizing the emotions underling the anger, and feeding into the anger, is an essential piece in mental health recovery. Individual therapy builds insight into our complex emotions, helps us cope with the sources and triggers of these emotions, and rebuilds from the consequences of our past choices.

Diane Schmidt, LSCSW
Anger Therapist

Diane Schmidt, LSCSW

Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker

In 66210 - Nearby to Paola.

Anger is a valid emotion and it can prompt us to be constructive or destructive. If your anger is an issue in your work, relationships or social life, you may want to consider addressing. Often times our anger is a secondary emotion masking what a person is truly feeling. Oftentimes the person is not even aware of what the underlying feeling is. Together we will assess what is currently happening and what has occurred in the past as our past unresolved experiences and emotions play into our present life. We will then formulate a plan to utilize the emotion in a healthy manner and/or work to resolve the issue(s).

Sherrie Pucket, LPC,NCC
Anger Therapist

Sherrie Pucket, LPC,NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 66216 - Nearby to Paola.

Anger is neither right or wrong. It is a human emotion oftentime rooted in a deeper issue. Counseling sessions for anger will allow the client to explore feelings that are oftentime culprits of the manifestation of anger. This client-centered approach allows the client to uncover past experiences, feelings, and emotions that manifest itself in anger. This discovery allows the client to deal with underlying issues and heal from past emotional wounds.

Danience Moreland, MA, LPC
Anger Therapist

Danience Moreland, MA, LPC

License Professional Counselor

In 64133 - Nearby to Paola.

Anger is one of the many emotions we feel. During therapy you will gain a better understanding of passive and aggressive anger; along with your personal story related to your anger. Therapy will provide a safe environment to talk about your triggers and learn communication skills, problem solving strategies, and relaxation techniques to begin building an assertive future.

Aaron Mitchum, LPC
Anger Therapist

Aaron Mitchum, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 66212 - Nearby to Paola.

After hearing a person's story, my usual response to "I have an anger problem" is, "you don't have an anger problem, you have not been related to as you should have been during key times your life". Anger is largely about emotional regulation (feeling balanced on the inside). We grow in regulation through relationship. The brain grows new paths and ways of operating when in an attuned, empathic relationship with another. I work from an empathic standpoint where insight is not the main goal (although that certainly happens), rather formative moments of feeling tuned into, deeply understood and emotionally held are. These offer new emotional experiences that catalyzes growth & healing.


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Paola is located in Miami County, Kansas. It has a land area of 4.86 square miles and a water area of 0.42 square miles.  The population of Paola is 5,527 people with 2,115 households and a median annual income of $47,056. .


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