Anger Management and Counseling in Pontiac, MI.

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


Michael Govan, MA, LLP, LPC, LSGC, EMDR II
Anger Therapist

Michael Govan, MA, LLP, LPC, LSGC, EMDR II

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 48326 - Nearby to Pontiac.

What I do often when helping clients with anger management issues is to go back and see what emotional wounds are left unhealed. Sometimes, their are large gaps in the emotional needs that have never properly been met. This is usually where I find the "Real" problem that has turned out to look like an anger problem. Recently over a three week period I helped an adolescent girl resolve a past issue that left her looking oppositional and defiant. Now she is making peace with her mom!!! You can heal too!!!

Chandler Fleming, L.M.S.W.
Anger Therapist

Chandler Fleming, L.M.S.W.

Clinical Therapist

In 48346 - Nearby to Pontiac.

People are often surprised when I tell them anger itself isn't good or bad. Like a hammer, it is a tool that can be used for the good or bad, to build or destroy. Anger alerts us to take inventory of our emotions. What is happening to evoke the anger? Why am I so angry? What is an appropriate way to handle the anger? I will work with you to answer these questions and to develop a plan so that you are managing your anger rather than the anger managing you.

Sally Palaian, Ph.D
Anger Therapist

Sally Palaian, Ph.D

Licensed Psychologist

In 48025 - Nearby to Pontiac.

Out-of-control feelings are common when modern day life leaves many people feeling stressed out and overwhelmed. I can help you to understand the roots and triggers of your anger and then help you to cope more effectively when you feel frustration and anger. Anger is the emotion we need to protect ourselves; it’s what we feel when our rights have been violated. However, when not expressed appropriately or if we are out of control with anger, then it often causes our trouble in our relationships. Psychotherapy can help you to cope more effectively and calm your nervous system.

Stephanie Sachs, LPC
Anger Therapist

Stephanie Sachs, LPC

Licensened Psychotherapist

In 48009 - Nearby to Pontiac.

If you are reading this, you or someone you know, is showing anger in ways that interfere with daily living, straining relationships, and perhaps in trouble with the law. Anger reaches these levels when someone does not understand why they feel so angry. It happens when someone lacks: coping skills, communication and relationship skills, the ability to see things in other ways (such as putting themselves in someone else's shoes). Anger gets out of control when a person or people cannot find solutions or ways to change the circumstances. Often, what one lacks is an understanding of Self! This is where a lot of self-injury (cutting, burning) and suicidal ideation stems from. Find understanding

Laura Mindell, MA LPC NCC
Anger Therapist

Laura Mindell, MA LPC NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 48331 - Nearby to Pontiac.

I am a psychotherapist who understands life can feel like a daily struggle. No one should have to endure these feelings alone. I compassionately listen and support clients as well as offer a therapeutic relationship that provides clients the opportunity to emotionally move forward and bring a healthy balance back into their lives. Counseling empowers clients to gain healthy coping skills, experience self care and process new ways to work through personal difficulties. Understanding feelings behind anger allow clients to feel more relaxed, have increased energy, feel less stressed, become motivated, experience satisfaction in relationships, and cope with difficulties in life easier.

Marilyn Kistler, MA, LPC, NCC
Anger Therapist

Marilyn Kistler, MA, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 48185 - Nearby to Pontiac.

Anger is a God-given emotion that was given to us to be able to identify things that are not ok and provide the energy needed to make the necessary changes. Unfortunately, we tend to use our anger as a weapon against others rather than a tool to resolve issues. I will work with you to identify what type of anger you struggle with and what triggers it. Together, we will plan a strategy to recognize anger before it gets out of control, diffuse or redirect it, and look for ways to deal with the underlying problem in a way that doesn’t hurt others but deals with the real issue.

Dorene Lilley, MA, LLP
Anger Therapist

Dorene Lilley, MA, LLP

Masters Level Psychologist

In 48306 - Nearby to Pontiac.

Anger is destructive to relationships, both in the work place and at home. Many times expressed anger is a form of defensiveness against the hurts of life. In therapy, we will explore your history of anger outbursts, discuss the difference between rage and anger and explore the other 2 major emotions; glad and sad. Resources used include The Anger Workbook by Les Carter and The Lies you Believe and the Truths You Must Believe by C. Thurman. I encourage journaling and role-playing. In order to stop a certain behavior, one needs to learn to replace with healthier behaviors. Patterns of relating and living are explored and help will be offered to change and replace unhealthy anger patterns.

Thomas Bruno, LLP
Anger Therapist

Thomas Bruno, LLP

Specialist in Clinical Pyschology

In 48314 - Nearby to Pontiac.

I have worked in the field of Anger Management for at least for 15 years working with couples, individuals, and families. I have worked a lot with the court systems and individuals who are gotten into with the legal system. We dig into what individuals have learned from their families of origin and how we can use new tools to have a better way of dealing with life.

Kim Snyder, MS, LPC, NCC, DCC
Anger Therapist

Kim Snyder, MS, LPC, NCC, DCC

Counselor

In 48152 - Nearby to Pontiac.

The Lord says, "Be Angry and sin not." Being angry isn't the problem. It's what we do with our anger that is. For many, how they have displayed their anger has created more damage to their relationships than whatever they were originally upset about. I work with many clients struggling with anger, with a goal to not just divert your anger but to dissolve it. All things are possible with God.

Debbra Bronstad, LMFT
Anger Therapist

Debbra Bronstad, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 48309 - Nearby to Pontiac.

Are you a Christian struggling with anger? Did you know that feeling angry is not a sin? Anger is meant to be like the warning light on our car dashboard letting us know that something is wrong in a relationship. Sometimes, we get too easily angered because our warning signal has become overly sensitive. This can happen in abusive or traumatic childhood situations when there was harsh or unfair punishment. The anger that was originally justified can become a seething resentment and sometimes an unconscious vow to never again feel that same sense of powerlessness and vulnerability. The key to anger management is to resolve the pain of the past, giving you greater freedom and self control.

Elizabeth Carr, LPC, NCC
Anger Therapist

Elizabeth Carr, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 48084 - Nearby to Pontiac.

Anger is a completely normal and healthy emotion - so the goal of counseling, or more specifically anger management, with me is not centered around getting rid of this feeling or eliminating it. Our work together will focus on how your anger drives you, what it urges you to do and how this causes dysfunction in your life. When anger gets out of control, and becomes a primary focus it can become exhausting and lead to problems.

Joe Kort, Ph.D., MSW
Anger Therapist

Joe Kort, Ph.D., MSW

Licensed Social Worker

In 48067 - Nearby to Pontiac.

You cannot have high self-esteem and be angry at the same time. The lower your self-esteem, the more vulnerable you are to being angry. Showing your anger in reactive ways doesn't communicate what you really are trying to say. We teach clients how to raise their self-esteem and how what angers them is related to something they believe about themselves. We also offer cognitive-behavioral tools to help individuals and couples address, express and feel their anger.

Franklin Sollars, and Associates
Anger Therapist

Franklin Sollars, and Associates

Licensed Psychologist

In 48326 - Nearby to Pontiac.

Our therapists utilize psychological therapeutic techniques by which someone with excessive or uncontrollable anger and aggression can control or reduce the triggers, degrees, and effects of an angered emotional state. Anger management techniques include relaxation techniques, cognitive restructuring, problem solving, and improving communication strategies.



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Pontiac is located in Oakland County, Michigan. It has a land area of 19.97 square miles and a water area of 0.31 square miles.  The population of Pontiac is 59,917 people with 23,566 households and a median annual income of $28,505. .


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Committing to weekly sessions of therapy without insurance coverage or low cost options is very challenging for most people in Pontiac. If this applies to you, please contact your counselor and ask about sliding scale options or inquire about insurance coverage. The good news is that there are options available to you to establish an effective relationship with a great therapist in Pontiac. Your well being and health are important enough to make the best possible effort for. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Pontiac public health department.