John Kovac, M.A. RMFT, AAMFT, OACCPP
Registered Marriage and Family Therapist
942 Roundelay Drive, Whitby, ON
One of the most difficult problems for therapist is to tackle is a patient's anger. In helping people improve their methods of coping with their disappointment and frustration, I have learned that some clients misunderstand the role their own emotions serve. My approach consists of a psycho-educational component to the beginning of counseling, followed by an adaptation of the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and self monitoring using a personal journal. Since anger is greatly misunderstood, I would customize my approach to the need of my clients with emphasis on the context where the anger is experienced
Philip Kolba, MA
Looking for a change? Online counseling is convenient, effective, efficient, and confidential.
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.
Laura Luz, MA, CFM, Reg. Psychotherapist
Registered Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Intuitive Guide
105 Consumers Drive, Whitby, ON
Anger is a universal emotion. We first experienced anger as a very young child. Often our anger told us that we were feeling like a boundary had been crossed. This might show up in being hit by our parents, or being blamed for something we didn't do, or even being made fun of by another, causing us to feel less than those around us. There is nothing wrong with feeling the emotion of Anger. What we need to be aware of is how we show our anger to others. Some find their anger feelings literally hijack them into behaviors that may range from inappropriate to dangerous. Education and therapy can help you develop mastery and awareness over your past default mechanisms that no longer work.
Tressa Porter, M.A.
Therapist and Consultant
Anywhere, anytime! Access help when you need it! Therapy that fits your life and joins you on your journey.
Anger is probably the most misunderstood emotions and also one of our most valuable tools. Many of us have expereinced anger as abusive, brutal or scary. But don't confuse the feeling of anger with it's expression. The flip side of anger is passion. When we are really anger we are very passionate! We care deeply about something. Regardless of how it looks, anger is always a call for change. If we understand it and use anger to work for us, it never has to become large or mean. Instead it is like an inner advocate working for us with clarity and firmness createing the changes we need. I will work with you to harness your anger and get it working for you rather than against you!
New Roots Therapy, B.A., M.Sc., AAMFT
Individual, Couple and Family Therapy
213 Byron Street South, Unit 203, Whitby, ON
At New Roots Therapy, we understand anger as part of an overall context. For example, we look to understand what anger is related to, as well as someone's "good reasons" for experiencing anger. Our hope is to take a non-judgmental stance, while also encouraging people to take responsibility for the expression of anger. People are not their emotions; therefore, feeling angry does not necessarily make someone an angry person. We hope to offer people a way of understanding their anger as separate from their identity, in the sense that anger does not define them. As such, people can be active agents, rather than passive recipients, in their experience and expression of anger.
Douglas Lane Smith, B.A, M.A., Ph.D., C.Psych.
Registered Licensed Psychologist
867 Bradley Drive, Whitby, ON
Dr. Smith is an anger management specialist with over 30 years of successful experience with hundreds of individuals and couples. Anger is healthy if transformed and constructive. Let Dr. Smith show you how to make your anger, irritability, resentment and bitterness work for you at work, home and every day life. Uncontrolled anger can destroy your body, brain, career, marriage and success in life. Anger is responsible for all addictions and substance abuse. Make anger your friend and ally not your enemy. Get help today and turn your life around you will be investing in your health and happiness.
Jeff Packer, MSW, RSW
Registered Masters Level Social Work Counsellor
Within Driving Distance of Whitby, ON
"Emotional management" titles this topic area more efficiently as those of us experiencing difficutly expressing one emotion, such as anger, are quite likely struggling to express numerous other emotions very well. There are many strategies including cognitve-behavioural, narrative, stress and coping skills training, assessment of strengths, values and beliefs as well as communication training/coaching that includes assertiveness education, negotiation and conflict resolution work and advanced empathy awareness. We are constantly changing. With good support and leadership we can learn to express emotions clearly, effectively and in a calm, kind & loving manner. Breathe, Breathe & Breathe !
David Currie, Hons. BA Psychology, MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker/Therapist
105 Consumers Drive, Whitby, ON
Don't let spouses, kids, work situations, weather, traffic or stress, push your buttons! I will help you change the way you handle yourself so that you can feel more in charge of you, how you want to act and how you can be most effective when in situations you find challenging as they arise. I will help you to feel calmer and more in control of yourself. You will be able to be more effective in your life with 'you', how you think, feel and act. With increased confidence and self-esteem you will feel much more in charge of yourself and will act in ways that reflect your values, the kind of person you want to be and the direction you want to move in.
Derek Wright, B.S.W., M.S.W., R.S.W.
Registered Clinical Social Worker
105 Consumers Drive, Unit #2, Whitby, ON
Do you have difficulty managing you feelings of frustration? Is the way your express your feelings impacting your relationship with your partner or family? Anger is a normal emotion, it is how you express it that counts. Learn what triggers you anger and the tools to learn how to express your anger effectively.
Reflections Counselling & Psychotherapy Services, M.A., RP(Qualifying), C.C.C.
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Canadian Certified Counsellor
101 Mary Street West, Whitby, ON
Issues in anger may overlap with issues in anxiety or mood. From agitation, to irritability, if you feel that you are struggling with an issue related to anger that is coupled with issues in anxiety or mood, we can assist. At Reflections Counselling and Psychotherapy Services, we can help you to explore this anger, help you to better understand it, and help you to use the insight gained to develop better coping strategies and better ways of managing the issue. These strategies will assist you to experience less distress and live a better quality of life.