Anger Management Counseling Detroit MI

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...

Dr. Kathy August
Kathy August , PsyD
(248) 546-6432
415 S. West Street, Ste. 150
Royal Oak, MI
Credentials
Credentials: PsyD
Licensed in Michigan
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Domestic Violence, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Anger Management, Attachment Disorders
Populations Served
Military/Veterans
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Lynn Keidan
Northwest Counseling &Psychotherapy Center
(248) 330-1768
30375 Northwestern Highway-Suite 200
Farmington Hills, MI
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW,ACSW,CAADC
Licensed in Michigan
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Dual Diagnosis, Life Transitions, Anger Management, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Dr. Joe Bavonese
(248) 487-9107
Relationship Institute27172 Woodward Avenue
Royal Oak, MI
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Anger Management, Anxiety or Fears, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: CA Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco
Year of Graduation: 1989
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$120 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Helen Marie Smith
(586) 393-7572
HM Smith Counseling Services26100 Ridgemont
Roseville, MI
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Anger Management, Relationship Issues, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Oakland University
Year of Graduation: 2009
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$50 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Mr. Christopher J Marzonie
(313) 632-3477
Fast Forward Counseling7596 Macomb
Grosse Ile, MI
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Anger Management, Parenting, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Siena Heights University
Year of Graduation: 1995
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$50 - $70
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Mr. Elliot Rosen
Eastwood Clinics
(734) 425-4070
17250 Farmington Rd
Livonia, MI
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Depression, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Anger Management
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Scanlan Counseling Service
(313) 444-6622
Scanlan Counseling Service806 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn, MI
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Anger Management, Anxiety or Fears, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Center for Humanistic Studies
Year of Graduation: 1988
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Blue Care Network

Dr. Robert J Flewelling
(248) 764-5214
Gateway Counseling Center1463 East 12 Mile Road
Madison Heights, MI
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Anger Management, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Michigan School of Professional Psychology
Year of Graduation: 2008
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ken Lafleur
(248) 987-0459
Michigan Psychological, P.C.27941 Harper ave.
Saint Clair Shores, MI
Specialties
Child or Adolescent, Substance Abuse, Anger Management, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Michigan School of Professional Psychology
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$70 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Jodi Siberski
(248) 264-3684
Jodi Siberski, PLLC10 West Square Lake Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Anger Management, Self Esteem
Qualification
School: Oakland University
Year of Graduation: 2007
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$60 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

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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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