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Anger Management

Anger Management

Although anger management has become a cliché in the pop culture, it is a specialty deserving attention from a specialist. Whether self-referred or mandated by authorities, anger management is a valuable opportunity to learn tools for effective communication, recognizing patterns of behavior and developing essential emotional management skills that strengthen relationships and quality of life.

Anger 101 Cover

I use a brief model of anger management appropriate for individuals, couples or families with practical and simple cognitive-behavioral techniques brought together in my Anger Management 101 Workbook. In this workbook, I have collected the most successful interventions from the past 30 years and incorporated tools on bullying, handling criticism, parenting with anger and improving overall lifestyle through nutrition, exercise and sleep.

Treatment begins with understanding that anger is a normal and healthy emotion. Then moves into how anger was used in your family of origin, connecting that to current patterns of behavior.

We will identify triggers and reinforcers and address the core beliefs attached to the inappropriate anger. Ultimately we will identify a healthy skill set for communicating your needs and developing reliable self-soothing when triggered.  You will learn not to rely on others behavior to dictate your own, rather to improve relationships and quality of life through understanding you have control only over yourself.



“Good judgement comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgement.”
Will Rogers

Domestic Violence

Safety is the primary concern when domestic violence is occurring in a family. Anger management is useful when there is violence in a family system in order to learn appropriate boundaries, expectations and communication of feelings and needs.  Referrals to local resources will be coordinated while safety plans are identified and practiced.

Domestic violence is usually rooted in attachment issues from childhood so family of origin patterns will be examined and adaptive coping skills learned to replace dysfunctional thought processes.  EMDR can be utilized effectively in these situations to reduce the impact of trauma.


Watch Jodi talk about anger management.



Do you think you can’t express your feelings when you’re angry?
Do you feel upset when others are angry?
Perhaps you have painful feelings from your childhood associated with anger?