Anger Management therapists in Bend, Oregon OR
Marriage and Family Therapist, Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MCC
Need help with anger management? I help you gain insight into what triggers your emotions, develop healthier coping strategies, and find positive ways to express yourself. Let’s work together to help you manage your anger effectively.
42 Years Experience
Registered Psychotherapist, Lawyer (Arg) M.Div (USA) Reg. Psychotherapist (CA) Coach (Ca)
Oh, anger, often relegated to the shadows as the most maligned emotion in the human repertoire. Yet, it is my fervent passion and ambition to redefine its narrative, shedding light on this potent emotion's healthy and empowering uses. Acknowledged for its potential to become one of the most poisonous energies when mismanaged, anger has been implicated in family breakdowns, wars, lost relationships, emotional harm, and tragically, even death. It's no wonder that society often perceives anger as the problem, prescribing the solution as suppressing or never expressing it. Unfortunately, this approach doesn't lead to healing toxic anger, which I define as the kind that manifests as a destructive force, causing harm and leaving poisonous aftermaths. The path to healing unhealthy anger emerges when we dare to recognize anger as a precious emotion. This guide can lead us to a world where healthy boundaries shape relationships, justice guides us through addressing problematic situations, and self-care and self-respect become guiding beacons in the vast expanse of our lives. Across millions of years of evolution, anger has served as a vital signal, alerting us to instances of hurt, mistreatment, neglect, or abuse. Its healthy purpose extends beyond mere survival; it empowers us to create harmonious and peaceful experiences with ourselves and our communities. However, the unfortunate consequence of society's tendency to discard all forms of anger is the epidemic of toxic anger we witness today. Toxic anger, I believe, is the misguided use of this powerful emotion—redirecting pain toward the wrong targets and employing inappropriate tools for expression. People often blame anger for the misuse of this energy, and when addressing anger management, my approach goes beyond preventing harmful outbursts. I strive to guide individuals toward understanding the messages embedded within themselves, transforming signals of frustration and anger into powerful fuel for positive life transformation and inner peace. Understanding the healthy aspect of anger becomes apparent when we experience or witness injustice, feeling a surge of anger. I believe this form of anger has fueled human revolutions led by inspiring figures such as Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi, and Martin Luther King. Leaders like them harnessed anger in its healthiest form—transforming the desire to harm into a commitment to establishing clear boundaries, standing up for justice, and never remaining silent in the face of injustice. Throughout my own life, advocating for justice and assisting others in developing this capability has been a profound passion. With this passion, I extend an invitation to transform your relationship with anger, utilizing it as a catalyst to enhance your life rather than perpetuating harm to yourself and those you hold dear through toxic anger. It would be my honour to guide you on this transformative journey.
19 Years Experience
Pre-Licensed Professional, CSWA
One of the many emotions that we can express is anger and when not heard this can increase with intensity.
3 Years Experience
Licensed Professional Counselor, Doctor of Psychology, Licensed Psychotherapist, Certified Hypnotherapist, EMDR
I have provided Anger Management therapy for individuals, groups and couples since 1983. I was Director for the department of Community Corrections Anger Management program for 17 of those years. I was told by the County Director of Community Corrections that my program was among the best in the state of Oregon. I also use a book that wrote specifically for Anger Management.
41 Years Experience