Jonathan Gerard, DMin
208 Sunset Dr, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516
My goal with clients with anger issues is to extinguish the emotion. How to do this varies with clients but can involve finding substitute behaviors for expressing anger, creating consequences for the anger, or finding rewards for controlling the anger. It is also important to understand the function of the anger in a relationship. If anger is a distancing mechanism, for example, then the client needs to find alternative ways to find more "space" in his life and a partner might also need help becoming more independent. One must use care, however, not to blame the victim when anger is an issue in a relationship. Yet another approach to managing anger is through insight: as did Jung.
Tina Lepage, Psy.D.
Group Psychology & Psychiatry Practice Serving the Triangle for Over 15 Years
LEPAGE ASSOCIATES PSYCHOLOGICAL & PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES, 5842 Fayetteville Road, Suite 106, Durham, North Carolina 27713
A lack of ability to manage one’s anger can have devastating effects on a person’s life, to include intimate relationships, parenting, work, and friendships. Clients often present frustrated with themselves for this inability, but feeling unable to change what feels to them like an automatic response and a normal response to stress and annoyances. At Lepage Associates we help people recognize managing anger is a skill, and like all other skills it can be leaned with guidance and hard work. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has been the preferred method of treatment for anger for decades. Cognitively, clients are taught to become more aware of when and how their anger develops by identifying
Katy Sampson, Ph.D.
Durham, North Carolina 27713
Anger is a healthy and necessary human emotion; however, if it gets out of control, it can create difficulties at work, in personal relationships and ultimately interfere with life enjoyment. There is likely a reason, or many reasons, you are feeling so angry. I can assist you with exploring and understanding your anger better and learning strategies that will help you to feel calmer, communicate better and enjoy more satisfying work and personal relationships.
Jill White-Huffman, LPC, MFT
Licensened Professional Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist
1921 D Boulevard Street / Holden Executive Center, Greensboro, North Carolina 27407
“I wonder why we just can’t agree on things if we are in a relationship.” Well the truth of the matter is that you’re likely going to have very different feelings about some things. That is why it is important to expect some disagreements in your relationship. "I want to be able to communicate from my heart and feel connected in my relationship but I do not know how. Can couples counseling help us?" When couples do not communicate it opens the door to destroy their ability to function together in their relationship. A lack of communication WILL cause Insecurity, Secrecy, Trust Issues, Distance and a Loss of Intimacy. All mentioned WILL cause a marriage to suffer.
Eve Cribbs, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
1407 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, North Carolina 27605
Anger gets a bad reputation from the way it is misused in our lives. If you have a history of this, you are likely going to be challenged with the effective and necessary use of anger today. It is a natural feeling and a warning sign that someone has stepped on your boundaries or something is unfair. If you were to to get some help separating the feeling of anger from the way you were miss-taught about it from your past, you may have a wonderful tool to assist you in self care. You need to feel the anger to understand that you need some type of protection through assertiveness, silence, removing yourself from a situation or simply staying home instead of giving into the pressure of another.
Maria Russell, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Salisbury, North Carolina 28146
Anger is not a bad emotion, nor is it a sin to be angry. We all have moments of anger in our lives, however, it is what we do with that anger that can cause problems for us. If you feel that your anger is out of control or you see your anger negatively effecting those around you, it may be time to talk with someone and learn was to effectively manage your emotions.
Katherine Cato, M.A., LPC, CEAP
Licensed Professional Counselor
5500 McNeely Suite 101, Raleigh, North Carolina 27612
Difficulties managing anger can deeply damage relationships. Intimate partners are especially vulnerable to the effects of anger. If your relationship has been damaged by anger problems, or your arguments have become alarming to you, don't wait to get help. Learn how to argue without damaging the relationship. Learn what helps when an argument crosses the line. Counseling can help you stop the damage to your relationship.
Carolina Castanos, Ph.D
Marriage and Family Therapist
3711-A West Market St, Greensboro, North Carolina 27403
Anger is a very complex and yet common emotion. What is sad about anger is that it hurts everyone and becomes part of the pattern of interaction that couples/families get stuck on. My goal in therapy is to uncover the emotions that underlie anger helping the individual give a different meaning to his/her experiences and ease the anger. In this process, the partner and/or family members can understand more about what causes this anger and a new connection is created leading to new relational patterns based on closeness and connection.
Paul Feiger, MS
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #97796
21 Colony Pl., #250, Durham, North Carolina 27705
All too often anger moves us to do acts we would almost never do. The basis of anger has been found to be fear. Fear of being out of control, fear of not knowing what to do, fear of an unwanted past coming back. Working with individuals, couples, and families, I help them find the behavioral resources to deal with the fear and thereby reduce the anger. The reduction of the anger through processes learned in our therapy, gives the client the power to control reactions to events. That power is the means to manage any anger, present and in the future.
Gabriella Johr, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
5001 S Miami Blvd, Suite 325, Durham, North Carolina 27703
Anger can sometimes help you be assertive in important situations. However, if you consistently express your anger in ways that negatively affect your relationships and self-esteem, you may have an anger management issue. In therapy, clients learn about the underlying reasons for their anger and ways to self-soothe and validate their own experience. With more self-awareness, clients are able to express their feelings with calm, clarity, and greater sensitivity to others. We can work together to feel less on edge, so you are more approachable and experience greater satisfaction in relationships.