Anger Management and Counseling in Farmington, MN.

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


JoAnna Smith, MA, LMFT
Anger Therapist

JoAnna Smith, MA, LMFT

Therapist/Coach

In 55122 - Nearby to Farmington.

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.

Jennifer Rives, MA, LMFT
Anger Therapist

Jennifer Rives, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55409 - Nearby to Farmington.

Are you having trouble keeping your anger in check? This is a common challenge for a lot of people. Anger is what I call an umbrella emotion, which means that it often covers up other emotions that are harder to share with others. It is really useful to take a look at what might be underneath the anger, such as hurt or fear. Anger is a very useful protection, and it might have served a very valuable function for you in the past. However, it is important to take a look and decide if it is useful to you NOW. If your anger is pushing people away, it might be time to learn a new way to express your feelings.

Bruce Fischer, PhD, LP, LMFT
Anger Therapist

Bruce Fischer, PhD, LP, LMFT

Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 55408 - Nearby to Farmington.

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.

Timothy McCarthy, PhD, LP, LMFT
Anger Therapist

Timothy McCarthy, PhD, LP, LMFT

Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Marriage-Family Therapist

In 55437 - Nearby to Farmington.

Anger becomes a habitual way of responding to frustration and stress in life. It can become particularly harmful for our relationships with others, whether that be in our romantic relationships, in our families, or in the workplace. Unfortunately, our society tends to reinforce aggressive ways of handling relationship difficulties and the general frustrations of life. Expressing impatience, frustration, and anger have become all too common as acceptable modes of handling conflict. Overcoming patterns of anger requires honest self–appraisal and a deep commitment to treating others with respect at all times using more respectful skills of effective assertiveness.

Stephanie Jensen, MSW, LICSW
Anger Therapist

Stephanie Jensen, MSW, LICSW

Licensed Independent Social Worker

In 55104 - Nearby to Farmington.

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.

Christine Ruehling, LADC, QIDP
Anger Therapist

Christine Ruehling, LADC, QIDP

Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor

In 55122 - Nearby to Farmington.

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.

Heather Holt, MSW, LICSW
Anger Therapist

Heather Holt, MSW, LICSW

Licensed Indépendant Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), Psychotherapist

In 55104 - Nearby to Farmington.

Anger Management therapy is often very structured for me. I use a curriculum to address the following: Anger. (What is it? What triggers anger? What makes it better/worse?) Quick Control of Anger. (Recognizing anger and learning ways to calm your emotions.) Strategies to Manage Anger. (What stops it? What is frustration? What is rumination? Strategies for managing unhealthy rumination.) Relationships. (Communication strategies) Challenging Angry Thoughts and Beliefs. (How our thoughts affect our anger) Challenges to Managing Anger.

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

Kalli Matsuhashi, MA, LP, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Psychologist & Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55122 - Nearby to Farmington.

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.

Brad Bychinski, MA, LMFT
Anger Therapist

Brad Bychinski, MA, LMFT

LIFE Counseling LLC

In 55337 - Nearby to Farmington.

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.

Rebecca Meyer, LPCC
Anger Therapist

Rebecca Meyer, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

In 55071 - Nearby to Farmington.

Anger management may be more easily reached than what you think. Often, individuals struggle with anger when they are feeling disrespected and/or when your values/beliefs are being challenged. Just think of our current political climate. What makes you angry about it? I will help you set boundaries and develop skills so that when you do get angry, you will not harm the things (and people) that are important to you.

Kori Hennessy, MA, LMFT
Anger Therapist

Kori Hennessy, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55407 - Nearby to Farmington.

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.

Tamera Mensink, MA, LMFT
Anger Therapist

Tamera Mensink, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55044 - Nearby to Farmington.

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.

Plum Behavioral Health Services, LLC
Anger Therapist

Plum Behavioral Health Services, LLC

Plum Behavioral Health Services

In 55101 - Nearby to Farmington.

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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Farmington is located in Dakota County, Minnesota. It has a land area of 14.61 square miles and a water area of 0.25 square miles.  The population of Farmington is 22,731 people with 7,640 households and a median annual income of $87,925. .


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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in Farmington 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 Farmington public health department.