Anger Management and Counseling in Independence, MO.

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


Adam Lynch, MA, LMFT
Anger Therapist

Adam Lynch, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 64116 - Nearby to Independence.

Anger issues can become overwhelming to both you and those who experience it with you. Simply put, anger can simply be a struggle to allow the grief and anxiety of life to run it's course through the redeeming work of God. This is why, although it can seem too much to control, it's not too much for God. The most helpful way I've found in making progress with anger issues is moving clients to a place of not only being open and honest about the struggle, but also beginning to accept it for what it is and finding comfort and control in that place of acceptance. It's then through a heart of confession and reorientation to what is so angering, that true and fruitful healing can begin to occur.

Danience Moreland, MA, LPC
Anger Therapist

Danience Moreland, MA, LPC

License Professional Counselor

In 64133 - Nearby to Independence.

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.

Alex Ehrsam, M.S., LMFT
Anger Therapist

Alex Ehrsam, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 66212 - Nearby to Independence.

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.

Matthew Luckenbach, DCoun, LPC., RPT, NCC, CCMHC
Anger Therapist

Matthew Luckenbach, DCoun, LPC., RPT, NCC, CCMHC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 64068 - Nearby to Independence.

Anger is a natural and sometimes necessary emotion that affects us all. It can be very difficult to express anger effectively and appropriately. It is important to realize when it can be a beneficial emotion and how to manage it when it is not helpful. Using my collaborative approach in counseling, I can help you learn ways of dealing with anger and channel it in safe and productive ways.

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 Independence.

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.

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

Jessica Willemsen, MSW, LSCSW, LMAC, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker and Addiction Counselor

In 66202 - Nearby to Independence.

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.

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

Cheryl Pendell, MA, LPC, NCC, CPT

Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Play Therapist

In 64116 - Nearby to Independence.

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 Independence.

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.

Diane Schmidt, LSCSW
Anger Therapist

Diane Schmidt, LSCSW

Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker

In 66210 - Nearby to Independence.

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).

Aaron Mitchum, LPC
Anger Therapist

Aaron Mitchum, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 66212 - Nearby to Independence.

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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Independence is a city that is located in multiple counties- Jackson County and Clay County in Missouri. It has a land area of 77.83 square miles and a water area of 0.44 square miles.  The population of Independence is 117,255 people with 48,313 households and a median annual income of $43,472. .


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Mental health treatment and therapy in Independence is sometimes a struggle to afford for families and individuals without proper insurance coverage. Finances for many in Independence are not able to cover long term weekly counseling sessions without a budgetary plan in place. The good news is that therapists are often willing to work with you if accessibility is an issue. Low cost therapy and sliding scales are just some of the options that therapists can offer. Insurance may cover your sessions as well. Talk to your counselor to learn more. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Independence public health department.