While everyone gets angry from time to time, some people have rage reactions or explosive outbursts which emotionally or even physically hurt other people in their surroundings. Even the intense direct expression of anger can be problematic if people do not control where and when they express anger.  These days, tolerance for intense, angry behaviour is low, even if expressed only in words.  Angry outbursts can be considered abusive and can result in reprimands in the work place or fines and charges in public places.

Fortunately, anger issues are usually fairly easily treated by psychologists. People can learn when and how to express their anger constructively and before it builds up to uncontrollable levels. For more information on this topic, download our ebook chapter: “Managing Anger at Work and Home”

Psychologists with Expertise in Anger Management

Contact Gilmour Psychological Services® in Ottawa to schedule a consultation with a psychologist who has an expertise in anger management.

Iris Jackson

Dr. Iris Jackson

Dr. Iris Jackson provides psychological services to adults, and couples. Although she treats a wide spectrum of issues and disorders, she has special proficiency in the treatment of substance abuse problems, identity problems, adult survivors of childhood trauma, anger management, mood and depression, anxiety and self-esteem disorders and relationship conflicts.

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Frances Smyth

Dr. Frances Smyth

Dr. Frances Smyth provides therapy services for child, adolescents, adults and their families. Although she treats a wide range of mental health and wellness issues, an area of expertise is the assessment of children’s learning and emotional difficulties. She has particular interest in individual psychotherapy with children and adults from dysfunctional families. Such as children of alcoholic parents and families dealing with separation/divorce, parental homosexuality, or death of family members.

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Karen Davies

Dr. Karen Davies

Dr. Karen Davies provides psychological services to adults, adolescents and children. She treats people individually, in couples, or in families for a wide range of presenting problems, including: anxiety disorders, dealing with depression, anger management, substance abuse, identity and self-esteem issues, difficulties with communication, intimacy issues and relationship conflict resolution.

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Anne Boland

Dr. Anne Boland

Dr. Anne Boland provides therapy to Anglophone and francophone adults and couples. She works from a holistic healing and integrative perspective in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, childhood trauma, post traumatic stress disorder, personality disorders (including Borderline), interpersonal difficulties, religious or spiritual issues, dissociative disorders and the psychological impact of serious illness on patients and their families. She offers EMDR, Focusing, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Schema-Focused Therapy, and Compassion-Focused Therapy.

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Karen Coupland

Dr. Karen Coupland

Dr. Karen Coupland works with a wide range of psychological problems, providing assistance to adults, adolescents, couples and families who are navigating the natural difficulties during life transitions such as (re)marriage, divorce, retirement, loss, birth of a child, leaving home, school or job changes and developmental stages. She believes that getting to know yourself, your needs, and your aspirations is an important investment in your future.

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Sandy Ages

Dr. Sandy Ages

Dr. Sandy Ages provides psychological services to children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of psychological problems. Depression, anxiety, anger, stress management, relationship issues, low self-esteem, sexual abuse, grief, and adjustment to life change are some of her areas of interest. In collaboration with clients, thoughts, feelings and behaviour are addressed to facilitate self-awareness and change. Her practice also focuses on parent and child/adolescent communication, parenting styles/skills, problem-solving skills, and conflict resolution

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Qadeer Ahmad

Dr. Qadeer Ahmad

Dr. Qadeer Ahmad provides general psychological services to adults, couples and their respective families. He also consults in the areas of Health Psychology, in particular, headache, diabetes, epilepsy, and disorders of a psychophysiological nature, and Sport Psychology. He employs strategic, brief and hypnotherapeutic approaches. He offers day and evening appointments.

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Paul Basevitz
Dr.Paul Basevitz

Dr. Paul Basevitz provides psychological services to adults experiencing difficulties such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, interpersonal problems, anger and life transitions. He maintains a particular interest in working with individuals suffering from anxiety conditions including: panic attacks, social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias, and chronic worrying.

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Deanna Drahovzal

Dr. Deanna Drahovzal

Dr. Deanna Drahovzal provides psychotherapy and assessment services to individual children, adolescents, and adults; couples; and, their families. In her practice, she assists those with a wide variety of challenges, including: anxiety, depression, anger, low self-esteem, health problems, learning difficulties, memory training (Cogmed) adjustment to major life changes as well as interpersonal issues, such as communication, conflict resolution, parenting and intimacy.

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Sarah Pantin

Dr. Sarah Pantin

Dr. Sarah Pantin provides psychotherapy to adult and young adult clients experiencing a wide range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationship issues, adjustment to life changes, grief, separation, stress and work-place issues. Her approach, tailored to her clients’ needs, integrates interpersonal and cognitive perspectives to assist them in developing strategies and skills to make positive changes in their lives

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Caroline Ostiguy

Dr. Caroline Ostiguy

Dr. Caroline Ostiguy provides therapy to adults and couples in both English and French. She works with individuals experiencing a wide range of challenges, with particular experience treating mood and anxiety disorders. She also frequently works with individuals and couples in addressing communication, intimacy, and sexuality problems in their relationships

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Marc Zahradnik

Dr. Marc Zahradnik

Dr. Marc Zahradnik provides psychological assessment (both psychodiagnostic and psychoedcuational) and psychotherapy services to both adolescents and adults. He works with clients who are struggling with the following: trauma, depression, anxiety, interpersonal problems, major life changes, gambling, sleep problems, assertiveness, and anger. Dr. Zahradnik’s training has covered both the assessment and treatment of the full range of anxiety and mood disorders.

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Jessica Henry

Dr. Jessica Henry

Dr. Jessica Henry provides individual psychotherapy to adults in both English and French. She works with individuals who experience a wide range of challenges including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, anger, interpersonal difficulties, adjustment to life changes, and substance use difficulties.

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Jessica Henry

Dr. Delyana Miller

Dr. Delyana Miller provides psychotherapy and neuropsychological and psychological assessment services to adults and seniors with a variety of psychological difficulties such as depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, interpersonal difficulties, self-esteem issues, learning and memory problems, adjusting to life changes. She is also expanding her practice to helping clients who struggle with addictions. Dr. Miller also provides neuropsychological assessment services to adults with ADHD, learning and memory problems, traumatic brain injury, stroke, dementia, brain tumours, encephalitis and other acute and chronic neurological conditions.

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Jessica Henry

Dr. Angelina Chupetlovska

Dr. Angelina Chupetlovska works with children, adolescents, adults, and families. She provides counselling, short- and long-term psychotherapy, and psychoanalysis. She works with clients with a wide range of presenting problems such as depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, shame, loneliness, relationship difficulties, separation, career dissatisfaction, self-esteem issues, impaired creativity, substance abuse problems, and issues pertinent to LGBT individuals. She also aids with parenting issues and dealing with effects of parental conflict and divorce on children.

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Jessica Henry

Dr. Douglas Scoular

Dr. Scoular has been a Psychologist since 2006. He has expertise in treating adults, adolescents, children, parents, and families. Dr. Scoular believes in collaboratively forming therapeutic goals utilizing the latest psychological research. He helps his clients to realize their goals through the use of Cognitive Behavioural or Interpersonal therapies, as well as employing other well-researched therapeutic modalities. Dr. Scoular closely monitors client progress using psychological questionnaires and client feedback. His interpersonal approach is highly engaging and interactive, providing a calm, positive, and professional therapeutic presence.

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Anger is one of the most powerful emotions that we can feel.  It is as powerful as love.  We need to learn how to manage the expression of our anger so that it can serve constructive purposes and not damage either us or the people around us. This chapter discusses what anger is, the continuum of assertiveness through annoyance, anger, aggression and abuse.  It gives some insightful fictional case examples about anger.

The article then discusses constructive anger management, how to argue amicably, managing other people’s anger and other things to try when we are angry. Also discussed are our assertive rights as human beings and assertiveness skills.  Finally there is a discussion of what constitutes physical abuse and psychological abuse, and the when to seek professional counselling.
Read more about the author of this chapter,  Dr.Iris Jackson  of Gilmour Psychological Services® in Ottawa.

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