Terry Chapman, MSW, LICSW
Independent Clinical Social Worker
118 Adams Street, Suite 203, Fairmont, West Virginia 26555
It is natural for us to feel anger when we are treated unfairly. Some individuals may feel that their anger is overwhelming and he/she cannot contain it. In society we frequently hear phrases such as, “He made me mad,” or “I lost my temper.” These are false concepts that lead to suffering for individuals and their families. We always have a choice in how we react to the stressors in our life. As a therapist, I teach clients constructive ways of identifying their needs and expressing them assertively and respectfully. Individuals then experience an increased sense of control in their life and higher self-esteem.
David Schaffer, MSW, LICSW, AADC
Clinical Social Worker and Addiction Counselor
3705 Emerson Avenue, Parkersburg, West Virginia 26104
Anger is something I truly enjoy working with. I have run domestic violence groups (for offenders) and anger in relationships and work places. People often become afraid or ashamed of their anger and finding a safe place to talk about it and find practical ways to make changes in what they do. I also enjoy working with anger because it is an area where people usually can make good progress relatively quickly. So in angery is getting in your way or hurting people you care about do something about it today.