Anger Management and Counseling in Cottage Grove, MN.

Therapy and counseling for anger issues, self control and stress management in Cottage Grove, Minnesota. Find effective help for real change.


JoAnna Smith, MA, LMFT
Anger Therapist

JoAnna Smith, MA, LMFT

Therapist/Coach

In 55122 - Nearby to Cottage Grove.

Anger is normal: it is a form of communication and can even be advantageous at times. However, it often masks other underlying emotions (such as shame, fear, low self-worth) and its expression may hurt ourselves and/or those around us. Our work together can identify your specific anger triggers, develop ways to better manage both the emotional and physical components of anger, improve your ability to express yourself assertively v. aggressively, and repair the damage that the prior expression of anger may have caused.

Kalli Matsuhashi, MA, LP, LMFT, LPCC
Anger Therapist

Kalli Matsuhashi, MA, LP, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Psychologist & Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55122 - Nearby to Cottage Grove.

I have worked with many clients, mostly men but some women, to help them understand and better manage the frustration and anger in their lives. Sometimes the anger stems from patterns learned in childhood, sometimes it arises from just not knowing how to better manage the frustrations of life. I can work with clients to help them reduce their overactivity and gain not only insight into the problem, but better control and ultimately, better relationships.

Thomas King, MSW, M.Ed., LICSW
Anger Therapist

Thomas King, MSW, M.Ed., LICSW

Licensed Indedpendent Therapist and Coach

In 55112 - Nearby to Cottage Grove.

Is your anger getting you in trouble at work or at home? Do you feel overwhelmed and sometimes out of control? If you are ready to stop hurting others and yourself then I can help. Together we will learn strategies to slow down your reactions to your triggers, keep yourself calm, and think before your respond. You can learn to transform your anger into effective communication by learning new skills and understanding how to love and accept yourself and those you care about. Please call today to get started.

Christine Ruehling, LADC, QIDP
Anger Therapist

Christine Ruehling, LADC, QIDP

Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor

In 55122 - Nearby to Cottage Grove.

I work with many clients that have Anger Management Issues. Some have reported that they were unable to contain their anger when they were using; some find that anger seems to be a new thing in Recovery. As we explore it more, we often find that there are actually other feelings buried under the anger, and it’s not really anger at all. Other times, it really is anger, and we will work on identifying the Antecedent or Precipitating Behaviors (that which happened before hand) so that newly learned coping skills can be implemented before the anger amplifies to the degree that needs managing. Clients will work on learning effective coping and communication skills.

Kori Hennessy, MA, LMFT
Anger Therapist

Kori Hennessy, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55407 - Nearby to Cottage Grove.

Anger doesn't have to rule your life. I recognize that people who struggle to manage their expression of anger are hurting. It doesn't feel good or empowering to lose control. I can help you take back the power anger has stolen from you and make the changes you are looking for. I believe that if you're coming to therapy you are ready for change. Let's work together to make it happen.

David Halper, MA, LMFT
Anger Therapist

David Halper, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 55110 - Nearby to Cottage Grove.

Everyone gets angry. It is a normal emotion. The issues comes when the emotional brain overrides our logical brain, and we behave in ways that for which, once we are calm, we are often embarrassed and remorseful. We end up hurting others. I work with clients to identify the triggers to their anger and find out why certain interactions cause such intense emotional response. Our goal is to be able to manage our emotions well enough so that they do not boil over into hurtful and destructive behaviors. I don in-office and online counseling. You can self-register and self-schedule and appointment at mnonlinecounseling.com.

Diane Hovey, PhD, LMFT, CPT, CSAT
Anger Therapist

Diane Hovey, PhD, LMFT, CPT, CSAT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55110 - Nearby to Cottage Grove.

Anger is venom that slowly poisons our body, robbing us of reason and compassion. This type of anger takes away our ability to act with integrity. Yet, there still remains a type of healthy anger; it is one that calls us to action against injustice while allowing for compassion and reason. For those whose anger has spiraled out of control, these two types of anger get confused. We need to begin exploring anger’s triggers, any underlying issues or emotional wounds that have been left to fester and allowed to infect the entire body. For some, learning more effective techniques of managing stress can also be important.

Bruce Fischer, PhD, LP, LMFT
Anger Therapist

Bruce Fischer, PhD, LP, LMFT

Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 55408 - Nearby to Cottage Grove.

I approach anger management as a basic emotional skill. Like all skills, it can be taught and with practice it can be effectively developed in a short time. Some of the specific techniques I may use in teaching anger management are: identifying early signs of anger, breathing exercises, thought stopping, avoiding triggers, and teaching healthy emotional expression of a full range of feelings. I also use a variety of other techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to help my clients learn to effectively manage anger. Beyond the behavioral approach to managing anger I sometimes find it useful to explore the sources of the anger.

Stephanie Jensen, MSW, LICSW
Anger Therapist

Stephanie Jensen, MSW, LICSW

Licensed Independent Social Worker

In 55104 - Nearby to Cottage Grove.

Anger is often a discharge of other emotions one may be experiencing below the surface. Anger can present itself in situations that involve ongoing sadness, worthlessness, hopelessness, adverse life events, chemical imbalances in the brain, persistent low mood, trauma, etc. Getting to the core of anger and identifying any core issues that may be present. Once there is increased awareness one can learn new coping strategies to better manage emotions and the development of anger.

Brad Bychinski, MA, LMFT
Anger Therapist

Brad Bychinski, MA, LMFT

LIFE Counseling LLC

In 55337 - Nearby to Cottage Grove.

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.

Tamera Mensink, MA, LMFT
Anger Therapist

Tamera Mensink, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55118 - Nearby to Cottage Grove.

I currently offer anger management therapy through discussing the cause and source of anger and working through ways to handle anger in a positive way. Anger is a normal, natural reaction. What is important is how we handle our anger and that we handle it in a positive way. Anger can become addicting for some and itis hard to break the cycle. Anger management is difficult, and I can help you get to where you can handle your anger in a positive way.

Cathy Johnston, MA, LMFT, CST
Anger Therapist

Cathy Johnston, MA, LMFT, CST

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Sex Therapist

In 55408 - Nearby to Cottage Grove.

I'll help you understand the choices you have to manage and express your feelings in constructive ways. You'll become more aware, accepting, and assertive rather than reactive and misunderstood. Anger is a powerful emotion that needs to be expressed like any other emotion. Anger itself isn't bad - in fact, it's a useful signal that something's wrong and we need to take action. However, the way it's expressed can be either helpful or hurtful. Learn to center yourself and be proactive in expressing your anger in a way other people can hear.

Plum Behavioral Health Services, LLC
Anger Therapist

Plum Behavioral Health Services, LLC

Plum Behavioral Health Services

In 55101 - Nearby to Cottage Grove.

We use a Dialectical Behavioral approach to therapy in treating anger and other strong emotions. Anger often comes as a result of feeling invalidated. People often struggle with feelings of anger after being misunderstood or dismissed. Our therapist can teach you skills to manage your emotions and behaviors. We offer E-services to Minnesota and Indiana; and in-office services to the Hinckley, MN and Dultuh, MN areas.



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Cottage Grove is located in Washington County, Minnesota. It has a land area of 33.62 square miles and a water area of 3.88 square miles.  The population of Cottage Grove is 35,918 people with 11,890 households and a median annual income of $83,181. .


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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Cottage Grove for the average family. While sustaining a commitment to therapy is usually not an issue, if mental health treatment feels like a burden please ask your counselor about accepted insurance plans or sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Cottage Grove public health department.