Anger Management and Counseling in Prior Lake, MN.

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


Christine Ruehling, LADC, QIDP
Anger Therapist

Christine Ruehling, LADC, QIDP

Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor

In 55122 - Nearby to Prior Lake.

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.

Kerin Logstrom, M.A., LMFT
Anger Therapist

Kerin Logstrom, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55305 - Nearby to Prior Lake.

I see anger as a secondary emotion. In order to heal the anger it is important to look beyond anger and search for the primary emotion. Building a trusting therapeutic relationship is very important so you will feel comfortable revealing how you are hurting underneath that angry exterior. Understanding what can trigger you anger is important also. Some education about the brain and how it works is generally helpful in understanding and conquering your anger. I want to show you how you control your emotions. Emotions do not control you!

Tamera Mensink, MA, LMFT
Anger Therapist

Tamera Mensink, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55044 - Nearby to Prior Lake.

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.

Betsy Sansby, MS, LMFT
Anger Therapist

Betsy Sansby, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist & Communication Expert for over 30 years

In 55345 - Nearby to Prior Lake.

There's no shame in asking for help with anger management. What causes shame is the damage you cause others when your anger spills out onto them. In any healthy relationship, disagreements are to be expected. But decisions need to be discussed and negotiated, not forced or made on the sly. Anger management is about learning how to regulate negative emotions, ask directly for what we need, and tolerate the frustration and disappointment that come with being in relationship with others. If you are struggling to hold it together without blasting people you care about, you need help with anger management.

Bruce Fischer, PhD, LP, LMFT
Anger Therapist

Bruce Fischer, PhD, LP, LMFT

Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 55408 - Nearby to Prior Lake.

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.

Rebekah Miller, MA, LMFT
Anger Therapist

Rebekah Miller, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist at Wellness Counseling Services (WCS)

In 55427 - Nearby to Prior Lake.

Do you often lose your temper with family, friends or strangers? Does it feel like rage sometimes “takes over”, leading to physically or emotionally hurting yourself or someone else? Do you always feel angry? All kinds of people struggle with anger: adolescents who feel “out of control,” parents who regret angry behavior toward their kids, former spouse abusers that never want to relapse, veterans with unresolved anger about deployment experiences, people with legal histories due to actions taken in anger. Together, we will work to identify your anger triggers, to provide tools to interrupt your triggers and to help you heal relationships that have been damaged as a result of your anger.

Joan Lompart, MA,LMFT
Anger Therapist

Joan Lompart, MA,LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55337 - Nearby to Prior Lake.

People need to be aware of what happens in their bodies and how the body can signal anger before someone flies into a rage. Often people are irresponsible with their emotions because, they are unaware of what they are feeling. My guidance is used to learn about feelings and explore childhood trauma, neglect, and abuse that may be creating uncontrolled anger outbursts.

Kori Hennessy, MA, LAMFT
Anger Therapist

Kori Hennessy, MA, LAMFT

Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55407 - Nearby to Prior Lake.

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.

Jennifer Rives, MA, LMFT
Anger Therapist

Jennifer Rives, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55409 - Nearby to Prior Lake.

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.

Lisa Marie Raines, MA, LMFT
Anger Therapist

Lisa Marie Raines, MA, LMFT

License Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55379 - Nearby to Prior Lake.

I prefer the term trigger management. Anger stems from frustration, hurt, annoyance and disappointment. We will work together to control your feelings and actions that may have been getting you in trouble at school, home, the community or at work. Recognizing your triggers can help use appropriate ways to reach goals and solve problems. You can overcome those outbursts and lead the life you desire.

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

Kalli Matsuhashi, MA, LP, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Psychologist & Marriage and Family Therapist

In 55122 - Nearby to Prior Lake.

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.

Heather Holt, MSW, LICSW
Anger Therapist

Heather Holt, MSW, LICSW

Licensed Indépendant Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), Psychotherapist

In 55104 - Nearby to Prior Lake.

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.

Shoreview Mental Health Center,
Anger Therapist

Shoreview Mental Health Center,

In 55421 - Nearby to Prior Lake.

It is interesting that often we find that anger issues stem from early childhood issues. It can come from previous times we felt we were not heard, we were hurt, had negative things happened or were generally in an environment where we were not given a chance to develop a way to deal with anger. The physiological qualities of anger can make it harder to manager. During anger our brain sends signals to our bodies, temporarily, that the situation is life-or-death, and our flight-or-flight mechanism kicks in.



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Prior Lake is located in Scott County, Minnesota. It has a land area of 15.98 square miles and a water area of 3.18 square miles.  The population of Prior Lake is 25,282 people with 8,837 households and a median annual income of $96,405. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Prior Lake, MN

Very Affordable

Booking a weekly counseling session with a licensed therapist in Prior Lake is not a large financial issue for the majority of people in this area. Sustaining a commitment to mental health treatment is easily accessible for the average family, but ask your therapist if there are any concerns as many will accept insurance or even offer sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Prior Lake public health department.