Leslie McKenna, M.S., L.P.C.
Licensed Professional CounselorReady for change? Let's Get Started
254 9th Ave Dr. NE, Hickory, North Carolina 28601
My clinical approach in treating anger is informed by the precepts of Acceptance Commitment Therapy, where all inner experience is mindfully witnessed and accepted without avoidance or resistance. What clients do behaviorally is informed by fully explored life values, as opposed to "reacting" out of the difficult emotion. Clients learn that anger is a helpful emotion when channeled in a life affirming direction. They learn about the neurobiology of anger and how to build in a "pause" before behaving, so that they can choose the most adaptive coping solution, inspired by the more highly evolved places in the brain.
Dale Hancock, Ph.D.
Dr. Dale HancockReady for change? Let's Get Started
3540 Clemmons Road Suite 233, Clemmons, North Carolina 27012
Anger issues often involve very deep roots. Hurst, fears and frustration often are the "seeds" of open anger. If one can understand what grows apparent anger then goals can be set to work through the "seeds" until each one is pruned. We do not merely want to skim over the anger issues but to dig deep and pull up by the roots. Many people feel such a heavy burden lifted when they are able to forgive pains from the present and past.