We bring a unique background to the table. Not only do we really know
about anger, but we are also systemically trained as Marriage and
Family Therapists (MFTs) to provide the best services for
relationships. We understand the co-dependent, cyclical dynamics anger
creates in couples and families, and we know how to break them.
We see anger as a protection.
An often out-of-control,
suffocating, and abusive protection, which hides the vulnerable self:
the wounded child inside that has been unseen, unheard, and silent. We
provide a deep, insightful look at your core way of existing in
relationship to your self and others.
We don’t simply manage anger.
Often times an immense
amount of pain and suffering precedes anger, and managing it with
behavioral techniques is a short-term bandage that easily comes undone
when triggered. Instead, we help clients to identify the pain and
suffering that has been masked by anger. Angry feelings, when not
understood and expressed in healthy ways, become defenses which
continuously launch attacks for the purpose of destroying the person,
thing, idea, etc. which triggered the anger in the first place.
We work with clients to move through defense structures and
into self-expression for the purpose of healing their suffering.
to create change
and help actualize this potential. We accept client’s struggles with
anger and understand the shame and embarrassment that follows hurting
those closest in relationship.
In transforming anger, clients can expect:
- A deep, insightful look at their core way of existing in
relationship to self and others.
- An in-depth exploration at the hurt that has been masked by
- Identification of family of origin struggles and childhood trauma
that have made a lasting imprint on who they are today.
- A look at current relationships and why your anger is so easily
- An introduction to the idea that anger as a defense creates
destructive patterns in relationships, but anger, when recognized as a
protection, becomes a red flag, a signal that change is needed.
- Acceptance of their struggle with anger and the opportunity to
really be heard.
Through a new insight into the protection anger provides, clients
will learn to focus on and witness their own wounding that precedes
anger, to stop waiting for the source of their anger to change, and to
find within themselves the strength and courage to accept the call to
action: a voice holding us accountable for our own suffering.
We treat anger in the following
Individual and Couple Therapy:
Sessions are scheduled Monday-Saturday.
Call 917-968-5599 for more information and to schedule an appointment.
Weekly Support Groups:
The group format is a mix between relaxation and meditation,
discussion, creative and experiential exercises. The groups have been
divided by gender to offer the space to address the different
challenges men and women face when dealing with anger.
- Women’s Anger Support
Group - Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30
- Men’s Anger Support Group - This
group will meet Wednesdays from 6:30-8pm
- Registration is required for
the groups. An intake appointment must be scheduled
prior to entering the group to ensure the group is an appropriate fit.
Call 917-968-5599 to register.
Couple’s One-Day Workshop: This
Workshop aims to help couples communicate successfully, without anger,
and to introduce a journey to resolving differences. Space is
limited to 3 couples.
One-day Anger Intensive Workshop:
This workshop includes a short meditation practice, a lecture
presenting the material, discussion, Q&A, experiential exercises
using real life situations as well as a written exercise. Space
10-Session Anger Program:
This program is short-term, brief therapy, focused on
cognitive-behavioral patterns and changes to help clients re-direct
their anger when triggered, and use healthy and productive coping
mechanisms. For clients who realize there is deeper work needed, to
address the roots of their anger, therapy can continue past the 10
Call us at 917-968-5599 to schedule an