Laurel Fay, M.S., LCMFT
Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family TherapistReady for change? Let's Get Started
8720 Georgia Avenue, Suite 308, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
How do you know if your anger is serious enough to need help? A quick answer is if you find that anger is your go-to, knee-jerk reaction to everyday irritants and disappointments, or if your anger is compromising your quality of life, it may be time to talk to someone. My way of working with angry clients is to both search for the causes of the anger as well as figure out concrete, common-sense ways for anger to be managed on a daily basis. Anger itself is not the problem; often it's the management (or mismanagement) of it that brings on a host of other problems. Maybe you have a right to be angry! But wouldn't it be better to be able to express that anger in a way others can really hear it?
Alison Huang, NCC, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional CounselorReady for change? Let's Get Started
8403 Colesville Road, Ste. 1100, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
Anyone who has anger issues is a nice person because he/she always puts other people’s needs first. Hence, it’s such a shame to let other people to think you are a bad person! Now it’s about the time to clear your name! When you attend anger management, you will be able to deescalate the intensity of strong emotions, express your anger appropriately instead of being aggressive, and blow off your steam safely without hurting anyone.
Nancy Montagna, Ph. D.
Licensed Clinical PsychologistReady for change? Let's Get Started
1110 Fidler Lane, #1417, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
Anger is a natural response to hurt and fear but it can cause more pain in our lives if we use it to hurt others, physically or emotionally. Anger that is destructive, usually comes from an old hurt that we are carrying within us. This hurt has been painfully touched by circumstances or by the actions of someone else. First we need to learn ways to stop our hurtful actions by taking a break or walking away. Then, however, we need to turn our attention to the underlying hurt and to bring compassion and care to our own hurt self. You will find that at the same time, you become more compassionate toward other people.
Angela Sarafin, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family TherapistReady for change? Let's Get Started
316 F Street NE, Suite 212, Washington, District of Columbia 20002
Anger is energy. The question is whether it is being appropriately focused, whether it is based on realistic expectations, and whether it is running the show versus being an indicator of other issues. I will help you explore the thoughts, feelings, and beliefs underneath your anger and develop tools and plans to better address the hopes, dreams, and injustices that matter most to you.