Anger Management Counseling Claymont DE

By Nancy Ross-Flanigan A milestone birthday was approaching, and instead of celebrating quietly with my husband as I usually do, I wanted more festivity. When I heard that a local restaurant was throwing a Mardi Gras party, I put out the word to a bunch of pals-offering to foot the bill for everyone's tickets-and ended up with a decent number who said they were as ready for a night of fun as I w...

Mr. Kent Johnson
Wilmington VAMC
(302) 275-5676
Behavioral Health Services 1601 Kirkwood Hwy
Wilmington, DE
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW - CADC - BCD
Licensed in Delaware
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Forensic, Dual Diagnosis, Personality Disorders, Anger Management
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Offenders/Perpetrators
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

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Ronald K M Williams
(302) 354-5973
TriState Anger Management IncPhiladelphia Pike
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Anger Management, Parenting, Family Strength Building, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Year of Graduation: 1997
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Average Cost
$90 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. Chris Fariello
(267) 217-3987
PhIIRST255 S. 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA
Specialties
Sex Therapy, Relationship Issues, Anger Management
Qualification
School: University of Pennsylvania
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$150 - $180
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Ronald John Rosenbaum, MD
(610) 497-6006
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Witwatersrand, Med Sch, Johannesburg, So Africa
Graduation Year: 1966

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Dr.David Kalkstein
(610) 660-8338
3411 Silverside Rd # 102HG
Wilmington, DE
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1979
Speciality
Psychiatrist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.4, out of 5 based on 12, reviews.

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Ms. Jeanine Aversa
Aversa Counseling Group of Chester County , LLC
(610) 363-7115
Lionville Professional Center, 91 Dowlin Forge Road
Exton, PA
Credentials
Credentials: MA, LPC, NCC
Licensed in Pennsylvania
7 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Interpersonal Relationships, Phobias, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Dual Diagnosis, Anger Management
Populations Served
Military/Veterans, Offenders/Perpetrators, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Karen F Garvey
(610) 915-8700
525 West Chester Pike
Havertown, PA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Anger Management, Loss or Grief
Qualification
School: Temple University
Year of Graduation: 1994
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Robert N Dumin, MD
(302) 478-2366
207 Bancroft Bldg Concord Plza 3411 Silverside Rd
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1973

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Mark Lawrence Dembert, MD
(610) 357-2408
4230 Tara Cir
Boothwyn, PA
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1975

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Leighton Wright Jones, MD
302-577-4270 x3060
108 South Rd
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1958

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Defusing Anger

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By Nancy Ross-Flanigan

A milestone birthday was approaching, and instead of celebrating quietly with my husband as I usually do, I wanted more festivity. When I heard that a local restaurant was throwing a Mardi Gras party, I put out the word to a bunch of pals—offering to foot the bill for everyone’s tickets—and ended up with a decent number who said they were as ready for a night of fun as I was.

As the evening neared, we emailed excitedly back and forth, mostly silly stuff about what we were planning to wear. Mallory retrieved the sequined bustier her sister had borrowed; Emily hunted in the basement for some feathered finery from New Orleans. I paid for the dinner ahead of time and splurged on glittery masks and other party paraphernalia.

By party day, the ranks had thinned a bit—a nasty bug was going around—but I still expected a table full of merry guests. When a couple of others also failed to show up at the restaurant that night, I was disappointed—and concerned. Had they also fallen ill? Was there an accident, a family emergency? The next day I found out that in fact, my absent friends’ excuses for standing me up were pretty lame: Both had just flaked out, exhausted from daytime commitments they knew they had when they’d accepted my invitation.

When I heard the news, I could feel the anger bubble up inside me, making my head throb. But what to do with it?

It’s a question to which I’ve never found a satisfactory answer. I could try to hold in my fury, but whenever I do that I end up seething, my thoughts swirling into ever-greater spirals of self-righteousness. Lashing out with a torrent of angry words didn’t really seem appropriate to the offense, either, yet the thought of meekly forgiving and forgetting made me feel like a doormat. I’ve been stuck in this conundrum for years, never sure of the best way to handle this explosive emotion.

I need a different way of dealing with anger, and it turns out that a lot of other people do, too. With road rage, desk rage, air rage, and other extreme expressions of anger on the rise, conventional wisdom about how to handle hot emotions is shifting. Psychologists used to advise expressing anger as soon as the feeling surfaced. Bottling it up only led to lingering resentment, they maintained, and all that pent-up hostility could poison personal interactions and harm your health. But now experts say that while repressing your anger altogether isn’t a good thing, unleashing it in the heat of the moment only generates more fury.

“Anger produces more anger,” says psychologist Robert Allan of Weill Medical College of Cornell University, in New York City. “Typically it gets people defensive, and they respond to the anger rather than to the intended message.” Outbursts are unhealthy, too, causing blood pressure to spike and raising the risk for all sorts of heart-related problems.

So outbursts are out, and repression has been rejected. That leaves a third path, one we’ve been hearing about ...

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