Anger Management and Counseling in Des Moines, WA.

Therapy and counseling for anger issues, self control and stress management in Des Moines, Washington. Find effective help for real change.


Cyndee Baldwin, MA, LMHC
Anger Therapist

Cyndee Baldwin, MA, LMHC

Relational Psychotherapist / Counselor

In 98109 - Nearby to Des Moines.

So many things in life tell us not to be angry, yet we feel like screaming or hitting. There are endless emotions wrapped up in our anger and there are roots to every emotion. When we begin to unpack all those feelings and find out where they originate in our life, our anger begins to make more sense and we are able to begin to make peace with areas of our life that are excessively anger provoking.

Jason Soto, MA, LMFT
Anger Therapist

Jason Soto, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In 98371 - Nearby to Des Moines.

Some times our emotions get the best of us, however every argument is a golden opportunity in our relationship to learn and possibly create an intimate connection, it is all up to how we respond. I help individuals and couples learn how to monitor and control their anger, allowing them to take full advantage of these opportunities. It is not how many fights or arguments that we have, but how we resolve and work through these difficult times that is the most important.

Will Marsh, LMHCA
Anger Therapist

Will Marsh, LMHCA

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate

In 98112 - Nearby to Des Moines.

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.

Folktown Counseling, LMHC
Anger Therapist

Folktown Counseling, LMHC

Licensed Therapists

In 98107 - Nearby to Des Moines.

I tend to believe that impulsive anger comes from earlier places in your life that have been suppressed. You have probably already talked these places but it has been my experience that clients often re-experience these issues through projection on the therapist. Should that occur I seek to create a different outcome for you. My approach to helping you with your anger is simply to meet with you on a weekly basis and create a safe place for you to process these places in your life. At times I may give advice but primarily I seek to give you a place to work out your feelings.

Julie Wilson, M.A., L.M.H.C.
Anger Therapist

Julie Wilson, M.A., L.M.H.C.

Psychotherapist

In 98121 - Nearby to Des Moines.

Anger is often the result of feeling powerless. It can also be the result of not having well defined boundaries or the inability to effectively convey one's boundaries to others. The majority of my clients with anger issues have never experienced the healthy middle ground of assertiveness. Many experience the other two ends of the spectrum which are passivity or extreme anger. Becoming aware of one's feelings and one's boundaries is the first step toward managing and understanding anger.

Sheryl Brown, MS, LMFT
Anger Therapist

Sheryl Brown, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 98027 - Nearby to Des Moines.

When you cross a line in expressing your anger, you face consequences you may not have thought about in the heat of the moment. Perhaps you have developed a pattern of acting out your anger in inappropriate ways. This needs to be addressed sooner rather than later. If you have been told you have anger management problems, get help now so that you will not lose valuable relationships. You may call me at 425 652-1413 to set up an appointment.

Shawn Berthel, M.S., LCMHC
Anger Therapist

Shawn Berthel, M.S., LCMHC

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

In 98402 - Nearby to Des Moines.

Anger Management counseling is a specialty service in this practice. It is an area where I have had ample experience working with clients. The process typically involves examining the issues surrounding your aggressive behaviors, and previous criminal cases that stemmed from uncontrolled behavior, and then learning how to reframe the events around you that cause you to be angry. Emotional control strategies are taught, as well as the providing or resources to support your counseling work.

Kristene Kaim, MA, LMHC, MHP
Anger Therapist

Kristene Kaim, MA, LMHC, MHP

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

In 98121 - Nearby to Des Moines.

Anger is one of the most misunderstood emotions that can results in destruction of self, relationships, career, and life satisfaction. It doesn't have to though. I help client's identify, challenge, and relate to their anger so that they learn how it can be managed. Anger can be channeled and used in productive healthy ways that can increase potential and help understand and achieve goals.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Anger Therapist

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

In 98188 - Nearby to Des Moines.

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.

Julie Holt, MA, LMHC
Anger Therapist

Julie Holt, MA, LMHC

Psychotherapist

In 98102 - Nearby to Des Moines.

Maybe you've noticed your temper. Or maybe a friend or family member has told you that your temper gets in the way of an ideal relationship. Or maybe everyone around you seems to be angry and you can't understand why. Regardless of the case, anger is real. And it's informative. With my help, we can figure out what your anger is trying to get you to do and what needs to change in your life or in you so you can be more fulfilled.

Linda James, M.Ed.,MS
Anger Therapist

Linda James, M.Ed.,MS

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 98115 - Nearby to Des Moines.

Anger can become a habit that is developed over the years. You may have grown up in a household where angry outbursts were common. Let me help you develop strategies to calm your anger and choose healthy forms of communication. I can help you get to know the signs that your anger is becoming detrimental to your health and your relationships. Becoming angry is exhausting. Let me help.

Alison Davis, MA, LMHC, CSAT, EMDR
Anger Therapist

Alison Davis, MA, LMHC, CSAT, EMDR

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

In 98042 - Nearby to Des Moines.

My counseling practice in Kent has a male therapist on staff who specializes in anger management issues. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, he uses various methods to help his clients find alternate ways of dealing with their anger and stress. He also teaches them techniques to de-escalate before they get to the point of losing control. Please visit our website to find out more: www.meridiancounselingservices.com.

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC
Anger Therapist

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC

Psychotherapist

In 07739 - Nearby to Des Moines.

I provide individual psychotherapy for anger management. Anger is normal emotion that everyone experiences. It becomes a problem when one expresses anger inappropriately or one lacks the proficiency to express any emotions but anger. I use Humanistic and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) to help my clients understand their anger, improve their emotional experience, and express their emotions in healthy ways. A healthy emotional life is the cornerstone of living a full and successful life.

Doreen Gaffney, MA, MHP, LMHC
Anger Therapist

Doreen Gaffney, MA, MHP, LMHC

Psychotherapist

In 98103 - Nearby to Des Moines.

My approach will be first to address anger symptoms. Cognitive Behavior Therapy CBT is a way for us to explore the thoughts and feelings that are influencing your behaviors. Once we have a handle on this we can treat the underlying condition, if that is still necessary. Having control of your anger instead of it controlling you can be life changing and open up a new way of relating to yourself and others.

Paul Duke, MA, LMHC, S-PSB
Anger Therapist

Paul Duke, MA, LMHC, S-PSB

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

In 98402 - Nearby to Des Moines.

Anger is a necessary and commonly experienced emotion that assists and motivates us to take action. However, anger can also be very damaging in relationships when the anger is driving choices and behaviors which are not focused and appropriate to the cause of the anger. Anger also seems to work best when it is just a part of a full spectrum of experienced emotions. I help people both recognize, manage and understand their anger, and then work together to identify the sources of anger, and address those sources so that the anger is no longer needed.

Gary Mayne, MA, LMHCA
Anger Therapist

Gary Mayne, MA, LMHCA

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate

In 98405 - Nearby to Des Moines.

Having provided anger management to individuals and groups both court-ordered and independent, anger is a natural part of being a human, but often can take control of one's self. Through learning about unique triggers, often other material that leads to anger can surface from one's current life or even going back to childhood. Anger can be improved and ultimately shrink back into a manageable size.

Darchelle Worley, MA, LMHCA
Anger Therapist

Darchelle Worley, MA, LMHCA

Psychotherapist

In 98103 - Nearby to Des Moines.

Do you find yourself constantly simmering in a low-grade state of frustration, or perhaps suddenly taken over by a deep rage that can feel out of your control? Does the anger seem to help you focus, feel a sense of control or strength, but then leave you isolated and alienated from others? There are important reasons why anger seems to take on a life of its own in you, and uncovering those reasons in a safe and compassionate (and patient) space is an important and freeing process. Finding ways to self-regulate and manage your responses to others while staying with your truth and honoring your emotional and mental experience is also key to the work we will do together.

Anavadya Taylor, MSW
Anger Therapist

Anavadya Taylor, MSW

Individual, Relationship and Group Counselor

In 98004 - Nearby to Des Moines.

If you are angry, or told you are angry, or respond to situations with attached anger, chances are you need to discover a better way to deal with the issues that are causing this reaction. The process is very basic. You and I engage in dialogue about the underneath issues like anxiety, unhappiness and a host of other concerns that cause anger. In time, you develop the perspective to live a happy, creative and meaningful life. My office is located in Bellevue/Kirkland vicinity. And I work with out of area students via telephone. Not an insurance provider or Court mandated Counselor.

Michelle Barenchi, MA, LMFT
Anger Therapist

Michelle Barenchi, MA, LMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

In 98103 - Nearby to Des Moines.

It is normal to experience anger and it can often be an effective way to relieve stress. However, if your anger is experienced more often than not, or if it is interfering with having satisfying relationships with others, it may be time to seek some assistance. I can help you identify what is causing your anger and help you learning coping skills that will be more beneficial than anger.

Lynn Buell, MSSW, LICSW, FABP
Anger Therapist

Lynn Buell, MSSW, LICSW, FABP

Psychoanalyst and psychotherapist

In 98102 - Nearby to Des Moines.

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.

Sam Louie, MA, LMHC, S-PSB
Anger Therapist

Sam Louie, MA, LMHC, S-PSB

Licensed Psychotherapist

In 98004 - Nearby to Des Moines.

Anger is a natural reaction but do you feel your anger leads to emotional dysregulation that affects your relaitonships? I do not judge you based on your anger. I simply provide an empathetic ear to your situation as well as give you context to help you through situations where you may be reacting to your anger. Oftentimes, we get angry in a situation but are unaware or afraid to tap into the primary emotions that stir the anger. Feelings of abandonment, emptiness, fear, and hurt that lie below the secondary emotion of anger can be processed.

Shellie Gravitt, MA, LMFT
Anger Therapist

Shellie Gravitt, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

In 98103 - Nearby to Des Moines.

Are you concerned with how you seem to be controlled by your responses to others? Do you want to better manage your anger so that you can engage in the world with integrity? I can help identify what's blocking you from moving through your day with a sense of confidence that you can handle all that comes your way without anger taking over and ruling your interactions. Chances are you have good reasons to be angry. Therapy is a place to voice your frustrations and find ways to cope with the intensity that you experience. Through practice, you will be able to manage your reactions and your anger, while honoring your own experience.

Dan Reiff, Ph.D., LMHC
Anger Therapist

Dan Reiff, Ph.D., LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

In 98040 - Nearby to Des Moines.

Anger is a strong emotion that can be managed with a combination of cognitive techniques and insight. I enjoy working with people who desire to improve their relationships by more effectively managing their anger. Often anger can mask deeper feelings such as fear, rejection, loneliness, or disappointment. We can work together to determine the source of your issues with anger.


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Des Moines is located in King County, Washington. It has a land area of 6.49 square miles and a water area of 0.00 square miles.  The population of Des Moines is 31,221 people with 11,490 households and a median annual income of $58,057. .


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Affordable with Planning

Therapy in Des Moines is generally within financial reach for the average family, but some budget planning may be needed for a real commitment to weekly counseling. Remember that your mental health and happiness are important. Check with your Des Moines therapist about insurance coverage or ask about sliding scale fees if there are any difficulties with accessibility. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Des Moines public health department.