Anger Management and Counseling in Leonia, NJ.

Therapy and counseling for anger issues, self control and stress management in Leonia, New Jersey. Find effective help for real change.


Jerri Shankler, LCSW, LCADC
Anger Therapist

Jerri Shankler, LCSW, LCADC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Alcohol & Drug Counselor

In 07058 - Nearby to Leonia.

You don’t have to feel angry all the time. Sometimes anger is obvious, and causes emotional, family and legal issues. Sometimes anger is less obvious, resulting in self-destructive or passive-aggressive behaviors. While you are learning about the source of your anger and in order to heat you must develop techniques to keep the anger from boiling over into rage. Talking and exploring ways to redirect potentially destructive behaviors and thoughts relieves the anger and promotes healing and healthy emotions

Kerry Ann Barrett, LCSW
Anger Therapist

Kerry Ann Barrett, LCSW

Birch Light Perspective LLC

Available for Online Therapy

Anger is a normal feeling we all experience. In working with my clients I help them understand that feeling angry is not the issue it is what we do as a result of feeling angry. You will learn to recognize warning signs, identify your triggers, learn ways to better express the feeling of anger as well as how to managing it. You will come to realize that you have the power and control over your emotions and not the other way around.

Gerald Schoenewolf, Ph.D.
Anger Therapist

Gerald Schoenewolf, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychoanalyst

In 10003 - Nearby to Leonia.

Anger management is a growing problem in our culture. I utilize both individual and group therapy to help people learn to deal with their own anger and the anger of others. People are often convinced their anger is a good thing, until they lose important relationships or get fired from jobs. The first thing I do is show them the many ways their anger is harming them and others. I use many techniques to do this, including analysis, confrontation, video, role play and practice with constructive communication. In time they learn to express themselves in ways that resolve rather than inflame situations.

Tanvi Mathew, MS, LPC
Anger Therapist

Tanvi Mathew, MS, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 07450 - Nearby to Leonia.

The goal of anger management is to control the anger before it controls you by reducing your emotional and physical responses to situations that trigger outbursts. At Emerge, you’ll learn to manage the intensity of your thoughts, behaviors and actions since that is all that you have control over. You can’t change the people or environments that cause you to feel enraged, but you can change yourself and identify when to remove yourself from the situations that are triggers. If you feel you’re becoming angry more easily and having low frustration tolerance, you can benefit from anger management. The first step is understanding that there is help available and reaching out for the support in order to make the change.

Michael Zone, LCSW, ACSW, MEd, JD
Anger Therapist

Michael Zone, LCSW, ACSW, MEd, JD

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 10028 - Nearby to Leonia.

Anger has become increasingly prevalent in our society. People are more angry, stressed and rageful. Hostility ans aggression is on the increase in all areas of life. Fortunately, there are very effective anger management programs and techniques that help people identify cues that anger is coming and triggers that set off anger. Coping techniques and cognitive-behavioral skills help to reduce issues of chronic anger.

Atara Wertentheil, Ph.D.
Anger Therapist

Atara Wertentheil, Ph.D.

Limited Licensed Psychologist

In 11570 - Nearby to Leonia.

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.

Nathaniel Smith, LCSW-R
Anger Therapist

Nathaniel Smith, LCSW-R

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 10570 - Nearby to Leonia.

Anger tends to get labelled negatively in our culture, often being described as a "negative emotion", or seen as something dangerous or to be denied. Yet the truth is, like all emotions, anger plays a vital role in our psychological system. It serves as a warning that something important to us feels threatened. It can motivate us to take action to correct something negative that is happening. Prevalent negative attitudes about anger contribute to many people getting insufficient practice in identifying and communicating about anger effectively. At my Pleasantville office I provide individual, family and couples counseling for issues related to anger management in adults and children.

Patricia Pitta, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.
Anger Therapist

Patricia Pitta, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.

Clinical and Board Certified Family Psychologist

In 11030 - Nearby to Leonia.

Anger is a natural and normal use of emotion that helps you get in touch with that which you are feeling. The problem is that most people don't express their anger and let it build up. Then they express themselves through rages, screaming and just being out of control. Relationships become compromised and resentment and bitterness grows. To stop the pattern, you need to first learn to relax your mind and body. Second, you need to identify what is making you angry. Third, role play expressing your feelings in a positive manner. Fourth, learn to listen other's responses to your statements. Fifth, negotiate with calm to resolve the situation. Relax, think, before you respond.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Anger Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 10065 - Nearby to Leonia.

Grey Matters International and the work of Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D approaches issues of anger management in a very humane yet fresh perspective. You see, anger is a normal emotion but it is the valence (intensity) as well as the coupling choice of what one does with this that is the problem. Telling someone to "not" do it or modifying behavior with a trite psychological plan that only breeds a compliant response is not the way to change anger. Brainwave optimization is a new cutting edge technology that allows one to rewire circuitry responsible for reactivity driving the anger. Contact Grey Matters International, Inc now at kevin@kevinflemingphd.com or 877-606-6161.

Lois Horowitz, Ph.D, LCSW
Anger Therapist

Lois Horowitz, Ph.D, LCSW

Psychotherapist

In 10011 - Nearby to Leonia.

Do you have a short fuse? Did you know that recent studies about chronically angry people identify genetics, traumatic experiences, and environment stress as the causes of uncontrollable anger? Let me help you to understand the circumstances that trigger your anger. In psychotherapy, we can work together to develop new healthier ways of expressing yourself. Please visit my website lhorowitz.com for more information.

Nassau Wellness, Couples Therapy
Anger Therapist

Nassau Wellness, Couples Therapy

Marriage and Family Therapists

In 11530 - Nearby to Leonia.

Out of control anger, hostility, and anxiety don’t only impact the individual, but also those they love most. We provide individual, structured anger management to help you regain control of your emotions and establish a new way of coping with stress and frustration. Our therapists are open, compassionate, and judgment-free. We are available for a free 15 minute phone consultation to determine whether anger management with us is right for you - to schedule, send an email to info@nassauwellness.com or call/text (516) 387-5143.

Elizabeth Hill, LCADC
Anger Therapist

Elizabeth Hill, LCADC

Licensed Counselor

In 07032 - Nearby to Leonia.

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.

Susan Glaser, LCSW, MSW
Anger Therapist

Susan Glaser, LCSW, MSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 07078 - Nearby to Leonia.

Do you find that your anger escalates instantly and strongly? Difficulties with anger often come as a result of unresolved trauma and/or a life history that includes abuse. I can help with treatment of the underlying trauma and abuse issues, as well as with techniques for current management of anger, so that you can be in better control of how you wish to live your life.

Gail Rosen, LCSW
Anger Therapist

Gail Rosen, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 10001 - Nearby to Leonia.

Being angry and losing control of ones behavior is mostly a learned habit. Anything learned can be unlearned. I will work with you in a cognitive and behavioral way to break and change this habit to a more functional and acceptable way to express yourself. We will also look at where and how you learned this behavior how you decided to give yourself permission to behave in this manner.

Lauren Levy, LCSW
Anger Therapist

Lauren Levy, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 10128 - Nearby to Leonia.

People often come into my office and say that they have no control over their anger, that they just "lost it." I work with my clients to help them understand that they do have control over their anger. I teach them anger management strategies to increase awareness of their feeling states on a regular basis so that they can recognize and address the warning signs before letting the anger build. There are several techniques that clients can use when they recognize the warning signs. My clients and I fill their "toolbox" with as many strategies as possible to calm themselves down and think rationally.

Johannes Marselis, LCSW, LCSW
Anger Therapist

Johannes Marselis, LCSW, LCSW

Psychotherapist

In 11225 - Nearby to Leonia.

This is not who you are, or have to be. I know this because you are here. Anger, in and of itself, is not a primary emotion - it is secondary, triggered by a host of other emotions, sometimes long buried. I would like to explore with you in parallel, first your triggers and responses, and second you past. Our responses are learned and can be reconditioned. You can respond differently. Bear in mind, though there may be persons or things affected by your anger, you are my focus, and you deserve to be cared about.

Lauren Rigney, MS, LMHC, NCC, BC-TMH, ACS
Anger Therapist

Lauren Rigney, MS, LMHC, NCC, BC-TMH, ACS

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

In 10001 - Nearby to Leonia.

You will learn to create a moment before your anger spikes where you can make a conscious decision to act a different way. You will learn skills to manage growing anger before it becomes too overwhelming to control. You can learn to understand the effects your anger has had on others and work to repair damage that may have been done in the past. You will grow from your challenges and learn a new way of reacting to difficult situations and emotions.

Sheila Berard, LCSW
Anger Therapist

Sheila Berard, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In 07675 - Nearby to Leonia.

Anger can become part of your everyday life due to past history, family conflict, work issues, substance use, etc and anger can also affect all of these spheres of your life. With the use of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, play therapy (for children) and solution-focused techniques we will work together to reduce and resolve the reasons for your anger along with learning coping skills for future anger as this is a nature feeling that all humans experience so that you can move forward in life on a more positive path.

Christi Lindsay, PsyD
Anger Therapist

Christi Lindsay, PsyD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In 10012 - Nearby to Leonia.

Anger is one of our fundamental emotions, part of the basic machinery of our mind and personality. In some ways it is a useful tool that helps to motivate and energize us in seeking fairness and justice in the world around us. But this powerful hold-over from our primal history can also be enormously destructive if we lose control of it. If your anger is slipping out of your control and you find yourself saying or doing things that damage your reputation or your relationships, hurt those around you, or otherwise consistently put you on the outside of society's expectations for behavior, you need help to find tools or strategies to change this and I would be happy to help.

Mitchell Milch, LCSW
Anger Therapist

Mitchell Milch, LCSW

Psychotherapist/Couples Counselor

In 07450 - Nearby to Leonia.

Anger management requires the ability to contain, own, reflect and evaluate anger as information and energy to inform decision making on how to best promote our self interest and keep us safe doing so. Many of us due to traumatic events early in our lives cannot extricate the experience of anger from grave fears of judgment, punishment or in severe cases, annihilation. Fight, flight and freeze are often unproductive, dangerous, and automatic reactions to the re-living of these traumatic events. The brain trips false alarms that must be rewired for patients to cease to be afraid of their anger. I use supportive therapy, mindfulness techniques and insight therapy to effect changes.

Joanna Buset, LPC
Anger Therapist

Joanna Buset, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor, Specializing in Children & Adolescents

In 07012 - Nearby to Leonia.

If you or your child have difficulties with anger, you know how devastating it can be to relationships, friendships, work and school life. Most people with anger issues, are otherwise good people, who are embarrassed and ashamed of the way they erupt! Why do nice people end up with anger problems? Often temper issues are related to other difficulties like impulse control issues stemming from ADHD, low self-esteem, poor modeling in their own families, childhood trauma, depression, or anxiety. I believe in a comprehensive approach which aims to change anger responses, as well as identify and address the underlying issues.

Susan Galperin, LCSW LCADC SAP
Anger Therapist

Susan Galperin, LCSW LCADC SAP

Psychotherapist

In 07020 - Nearby to Leonia.

Sometimes we forget that anger is one of many emotions. Emotions are neither good nor bad. It's normal to feel anger when you've been mistreated. We feel anger when we feel insecure , vulnerable and other different feelings that trigger our anger. We feel anger when we aren't in control. The problem is not the emotion, but the expression. Most of us don't like how anger make us feel. It usually makes us feel out of control and can make us do things we might tend to regret. Together we can explore where your anger stems from, learn different strategies to express it in a way that will benefit you in your relationships and achieve your goals to lead a healthier and happier life.

Joan Warren,  LMFT
Anger Therapist

Joan Warren, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 10016 - Nearby to Leonia.

I provide anger management for court mandated or voluntary treatment and work with a wide variety of people of all ages and backgrounds. By examining the underlying feelings that are difficult to tolerate and trigger aggressive responses and working on relaxation, mindful behavior and communication patterns, you will see positive results. Anger is a feeling we all experience, but if your behavior causes negative consequences, we will explore your history, your sensitivities and your feelings that need to be understood. There is no shame or blame in my treatment and you will gain control of your behavior and interactions.

The Imago Way, Psy.D. & L.C.S.W.
Anger Therapist

The Imago Way, Psy.D. & L.C.S.W.

Licensed Psychologist & Licensed Social Worker

In 10543 - Nearby to Leonia.

I help clients become more conscious and less reactive in their interactions. I teach clients specific strategies to break destructive patterns of relating and give them tools to communicate effectively. I also teach clients how to self-soothe. Within the safety of the therapeutic relationship, clients will explore the root of their anger and underlying emotions that are being expressed as anger or rage.

Walter Masterson, LCSW
Anger Therapist

Walter Masterson, LCSW

Psychotherapy and Counseling

In 10021 - Nearby to Leonia.

"Sticks and stones will break my bones, but your words will break my heart." Many people with anger issues know the damage that can be done to a relationship with even one outburst. Mastering anger is necessary to having the affection and trust of the people we care about. It has been accurately referred to as 'restraint of pen and tongue' in some literature. While it may seem like an effort one undertakes for others, the primary benefits are to the person who handles their anger. If you are reading this, and the thought "I wouldn't get angry if so-and-so didn't do such-and-such" consider yourself a primary candidate for this work. Discovering how to escape from anger will set you free.



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Leonia is located in Bergen County, New Jersey. It has a land area of 1.52 square miles and a water area of 0.10 square miles.  The population of Leonia is 9,219 people with 3,336 households and a median annual income of $86,107. .


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