Tami Chelew, MA, CSAT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - LMFT #79759
10065 Old Grove Rd Ste 102, San Diego, CA 92131
Often anger is a form of protest of some injustice that has been done. The adaptive action tendency when one is flooded with anger is to help one assert themselves with an advocacy of self in healthy ways. Managing your anger vs. having your anger manage you is a way to be in healthy control of yourself which will benefit your close relationships with others and within yourself.
David Peters, MS, MFT
Marriage and Family Therapist
2525 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 205, San Diego, CA 92108
If you have been confronted by others that you have a "problem with anger", it certainly is worth taking a look. What most people don't know, is that those struggling with anger management are most often merely reacting to stress, anxiety, shame, fear, or depression. In men, depression is often experienced more as irritability than as sadness. While you may not know how to make the change others are asking for, be assured that with the right help, you certainly can make very meaningful change, and enjoy the result. Don't for a moment think that controlling your anger means you don't get to be heard. You will enjoy the experience of really being heard and respected.
Dr. Nikki Watkins, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
4080 Centre Street, Suite 202, San Diego, CA 92103
Anger is often given a negative rap because of how it manifests, often in harsh words, violence, or worse. However, I see anger as a beneficial emotion because it is a secondary emotion that lets us know something is brewing underneath. We will take the time to unearth what is causing the anger and work towards healing the pain there instead of just "calming down" the angry symptoms. Healing at the foundation level is what can bring about lasting freedom and a shift in behavior. Many times grief can mask as anger. Know there is hope!
Philip Kolba, MA
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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.
Joanne Wendt, Ph.D.
Within Driving Distance of San Diego, CA
Intense feelings of anger can damage one's happiness and the happiness of others if not expressed in healthy ways. Anger is a normal emotion usually generated in a reaction to the frustration of some desired and unmet need. Dr. Wendt uses several tools to help clients express anger in socially appropriate ways. She has successfully used the combination of relaxation training, cognitive/behavioral interventions and forgiveness to help calm and dissipate the angry impulses that left unbridled can lead to ruin.
Mary Obata, M.A., LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
5100 Marlborough Dr., San Diego, CA 92116
I specialize in Anger Management. Controlling anger can be a challenge. Anger is a protective response that indicates some kind of violation has occurred. It is a secondary emotion, meaning that there is always a more vulnerable feeling underneath such as hurt or sadness. It is helpful to learn how to express the primary emotion underneath the anger. It is also helpful to learn strategies to be able to take a break and walk away before things get out of control. There are usually triggers that get activated in the present but are fueled from the past. I also use techniques to help release the anger from the original event so that you can respond more calmly in the present.
Aleksandra Drecun, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
12526 High Bluff Drive, Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92130
Anger is a normal human emotion. The manner in which individuals exhibit their emotions, particularly anger can be constructive or destructive. If individuals are able to constructively channel their anger, the experience and management of anger leads to neutral or positive outcomes. However, if an individual manifests their anger in a unhealthy manner, it can negatively affect any facet of their lives from their personal relationships to their professional lives. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is key to learning to effectively manage anger. With this approach, clients learn to identify and substitute unhealthy trigger thoughts with healthy thoughts and to utilize anger-reducing strategies.
Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
San Diego, CA 92101
Grey Matters International and the work of Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D approaches issues of anger management in a very humane yet fresh perspective. You see, anger is a normal emotion but it is the valence (intensity) as well as the coupling choice of what one does with this that is the problem. Telling someone to "not" do it or modifying behavior with a trite psychological plan that only breeds a compliant response is not the way to change anger. Brainwave optimization is a new cutting edge technology that allows one to rewire circuitry responsible for reactivity driving the anger. Contact Grey Matters International, Inc now at firstname.lastname@example.org or 877-606-6161.
Roxanne Strauss, M.A., LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
4025 Camino del Rio South, Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92108
Anger can control our lives and destroy relationships. Often anger is an emotional response to unmet needs in our lives, sometimes beginning from when we were children. I work with my clients to help them recognize their unmet needs, the source of their anger, and to identify the different kinds of anger they may be experiencing. At the same time, we work to together in a safe and non-judgmental environment to learn how to manage anger, focusing on one's own responsibility and building a healthy sense of self.