Margaret Masci, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Hypnotherapist
Wellspring Counseling of the Finger Lakes 8732 Main St. , Honeoye, New York 14471
Anger is simply an emotion but when it pops up strongly or frequently, some have trouble managing it. Anger can transition into bad habits and damaging behaviors, leaving you feeling more upset, especially with yourself. I bet you wish it would STOP! You are a complex person. Learn to recognize that your chronic anger is simply a signal that something in your life is not working. Discover the other emotions underlying the anger and how they can asset you. Learn how to de-escalate and get clear in your thinking. Life will always have challenges or disappointments but you still can have better experiences and relationships. Don't let your anger run the show. Make your energy work FOR you!
Theressa McMorris, MS, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
208 N. Meadow St., Ithaca, New York 14850
Anger is an important part of our lives. Unfortunately, most people are not shown how to manage anger. In fact, most people (including our media) encourage explosive anger. Anger can either be destructive or freeing. Our culture promotes explosive anger. It is often labeled as "my rights" or being "assertive". Reality T.V. is one of the greatest purveyers of this myth. Anger is often experienced as being able to be "controlled". That is just not true. It feels true because there isn't much talk about healthy ways of dialogue around why we are angry and choices that offer different outcomes. There are different outcomes. They are life giving and freeing.
Philip Kolba, MA
Ithaca, New York 14850
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.