Anger Management Treatment Toronto - The Mindfulness Clinic

Anger Management

Is your anger causing problems for you or for the people that you care about?

Have a look at the statements listed below.  If several of the statements apply to you then you could help yourself, and help the people you care about, by learning anger management skills.

  • People at home or work tell me that my anger is a problem.
  • I yell or scream at people or make sarcastic comments when I am angry.
  • I bang doors or make loud noises when I am angry.
  • I get angry if somebody makes me look bad in front of others.
  • When I get angry about something I cannot get it out of my mind.
  • I don’t show my anger but it boils inside me for a long time.
  • I get angry when I feel hurt or rejected by others.
  • I use anger to control other people so I get what I want.
  • I push or shove people when they upset me.
  • I feel angry and bitter because life has been unfair to me.
  • Every day I see things that make me angry.

Need help with Anger Management?

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy can help.

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Anger Management Therapy can be effective.

No one is ‘hardwired’ to be angry. You can learn to be assertive without being aggressive. You can learn how to get what you need and deserve without feeling frustrated and without making other people feel afraid of you. Anger management therapy can be very effective.
Our therapists can help you learn to understand what triggers anger for you, help you find ways to cool down so you do not lose control, and help you talk with people so that problems can get solved rather than get worse. When you meet with one of our anger management therapists they will work with you to develop a plan to meet your needs and goals. We do not do cookie-cutter therapy so your treatment plan will be customized for you. Your training could include some of the following proven techniques: cognitive behaviour therapy, cognitive restructuring, relaxation training, assertiveness training, and mindfulness training.

Therapists offering Anger Management Therapy

Jana Brankov, MSc, RP, RMFT

Master of Science in Couple & Family Therapy from the University of Guelph.

Jana Brankov, MSc, RP, RMFT

Master of Science in Couple & Family Therapy from the University of Guelph.

  • Registered Psychotherapist and Registered Marriage and Family Therapist.
  • Can help with relationship challenges, parenting dilemmas, blended family issues, empty nest feelings, caregivers in their day-to-day experience, or fertility and adoption challenges.
  • For individuals, can help with anxiety, grief, divorce pros and cons, and influence of the family they grew up in on their relationships today.
  • Trained in Solution Focused, Narrative, Emotion Focused and Dialogic therapy approaches. Practices a strength-based, person-centered perspective, offering a non-judgmental, safe and supportive environment for healing and growth.
  • Enjoys presenting seminars on Parenting With Mindfulness and Connections.
Watch a 2 minute video with Jana Brankov.
416-847-7118
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Oona Fraser, MA, RP

Registered Psychotherapist, Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Counselling Psychology from Naropa University.

Oona Fraser, MA, RP

Registered Psychotherapist, Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Counselling Psychology from Naropa University.

  • Graduate of a Buddhist seminary and meditation instructor training, a four-year program of study
  • Over 15 years of meditation practice, and 10 years as a mindfulness educator
  • Clinical expertise includes working with adult survivors of childhood abuse, trauma/PTSD, depression, anxiety, stress, anger, self-esteem, relationships, and life transitions
  • Special training in the treatment of trauma, including Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and EMDR
  • Warm, compassionate, person-centered approach – informed by Mindfulness and Acceptance, Gestalt, Existential, and Somatic psychotherapies
Watch a 2 minute video with Oona Fraser.
416-847-7118
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Eva Saphir, MA, RP

I use a range of methods that are helpful in understanding and resolving issues of:

Eva Saphir, MA, RP

I use a range of methods that are helpful in understanding and resolving issues of:

  • Stress, depression, and anxiety
  • Attachment, past and present family relationships, and parenting concerns
  • Emotional management and traumatic memories
  • Self esteem or self confidence concerns
  • Addiction and unwanted substance use or behaviours
Watch a 2 minute video with Eva Saphir.
416-847-7118
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Lindsay Kochen, MSc, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work.

Lindsay Kochen, MSc, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work.

Experienced working with:

  • Emotions (e.g., anxiety, panic, depression, grief, anger, guilt, and shame)
  • Life situations (e.g., relationships, work stress, and feeling stuck)
  • Trauma (i.e., managing current trauma responses, as well as processing past experiences of abuse, neglect, sexual trauma, and overwhelming internal experiences)
  • Patterns and habits (e.g. attachment issues, self-esteem issues, and unwanted substance use)
  • Existential matters (e.g., crises of meaning, spiritual emergencies, and life transitions).

Informed by:

  • Talk-based approaches (e.g., Jungian psychology, Narrative therapy, Solution-focused therapy, CBT, Compassionate Inquiry, guided meditations, and creative visualizations)
  • Approaches that involve the body to a greater extent (e.g., EMDR, Hakomi, mindful movement, and art)

Marco Mascarin, PhD

PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy–Dissertation Focused on Systemic and Integrative Approaches to Health and Healing.

Marco Mascarin, PhD

PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy–Dissertation Focused on Systemic and Integrative Approaches to Health and Healing.

  • Over 20 years of meditation practice and 15 years as a meditation teacher
  • Clinical expertise working with anxiety, stress, depression, self-esteem concerns, spiritual growth & life transitions, existential issues, identity and development
  • Trained in solution-focused, grief & trauma models, Creative Therapy and systemic-integrative approaches. Mindfulness approaches inlcude mindfulness-based addiction recovery (MBAR), mindfulness-based trauma recovery (MBTR) and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT).
  • Extensive training in Medical Qigong and somatic approaches to healing
416-847-7118
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Fiona Holding, M.Psych.

Master’s Degree in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy from the Auckland University of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand.

Fiona Holding, M.Psych.

Master’s Degree in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy from the Auckland University of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand.

  • An integrative psychodynamic, warm, and compassionate approach
  • Additional training in mindfulness and trauma models of therapy
  • Experienced in working with grief, loss, trauma, survivors of sexual assault and abuse, difficulties in relationships, life transitions, existential crises, depression and anxiety, anger, guilt, shame, envy, self esteem, sexuality difficulties, emotion regulation, couples and parents
  • Extensive work with LGBTQ communities
Watch a 2 minute video with Fiona Holding.
416-847-7118
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Cara Lussier, MA, RP

Registered Psychotherapist with a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology

Cara Lussier, MA, RP

Registered Psychotherapist with a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology

  • Experience helping people with, anxiety, social anxiety, depression, stress, grief & loss, self-esteem, anger, creating boundaries ,relationship issues, affairs, separation, parent-child relationships and extended family relationships
  • Compassionate, person-centered and experiential approach – informed by Mindfulness and Attachment
  • Training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy - ACT, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – CBT, Emotionally Focused Therapy - EFT, and Gottman Couples Therapy
  • Works with Individuals, Couples and Families
Watch a 2 minute video with Cara Lussier
416-847-7118
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

LeeAnna Deringer, MA

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from the University of Victoria.

LeeAnna Deringer, MA

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from the University of Victoria.

  • Meditation practitioner
  • Client and relationship-centred practice informed by mindfulness, somatic psychotherapies, narrative therapies, attachment theory
  • Compassionate approach that is strengths-based and holistic
  • Experience working with: trauma including intergenerational, relationships, chronic stress and anxiety, career counselling, sleep problems, family systems, addictions, self esteem, life transitions, existential issues and meaning-making, identity development including gender and sexuality, decolonization, loneliness and isolation
416-847-7118
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Rebecca Pedersen, MA, RP

Registered Psychotherapist With A Masters Degree In Clinical Psychology From York University

Rebecca Pedersen, MA, RP

Registered Psychotherapist With A Masters Degree In Clinical Psychology From York University

  • Over 14 years of psychotherapy experience treating adults struggling with painful emotions, anger, depression, anxiety, trauma, impulsive behaviours, and relationship issues
  • Extensive training and experience in Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) for individuals and couples, and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • My approach to therapy is grounded in an atmosphere of safety, empathy and collaboration. I am effective at adjusting my style of therapy depending on the nature of the issue and what the client wants. I am an empathetic and non-judgmental listener. I can help clients better cope with distress, process difficult emotions, change problematic thought patterns, learn new interpersonal skills, increase productivity and make critical decisions. I look forward to helping clients create positive change in their lives.
  • Office is a 2-minute indoor walk from Islington subway station and close to inexpensive parking
Watch a 2 minute video with Rebecca Pedersen
416-847-7118
Etobicoke

Vaishnavi Nadesu, M.A.

Master’s degree in Psychology from Adler School of Professional Studies in Toronto, and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist from the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals.

Vaishnavi Nadesu, M.A.

Master’s degree in Psychology from Adler School of Professional Studies in Toronto, and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist from the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals.

  • Worked with diverse clientele, and have a vast understanding of cultural differences.
  • Experience working with individuals presenting with depression and anxiety, as well as substance abuse, addictions, trauma, gender, anger management, relationships, and self-esteem concerns.
  • Believe in taking an empathic and eclectic approach to counselling, incorporating strategies and techniques from various theoretical approaches to suit the needs of each client.
  • Specialized training in Trauma Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution-focused therapy, mindfulness, and relaxation techniques.
Watch a 2 minute video with Vaishnavi Nadesu
416-847-7118
Don Mills/Eglinton

Katrin Mizrahi, M.A. LMFT

Licensed And Registered Marriage & Family Therapist And Clinical Associate With The Mindfulness Clinic

Katrin Mizrahi, M.A. LMFT

Licensed And Registered Marriage & Family Therapist And Clinical Associate With The Mindfulness Clinic

  • Masters in Clinical Psychology from Phillips Graduate Institute with Specialization in Postmodern Therapies
  • 14 years of experience working with clients of all ages struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship problems, family conflict, stress and anger management, loss and grief, trauma, abuse, life transitions and parenting.
  • Personal meditation and yoga practice for over 20 years
Watch a 2 minute video with Katrin Mizrahi
416-847-7118
Midtown

Simone Moir

Completed Sutryana Seminary in the Shambhala Buddhist Lineage.

Simone Moir

Completed Sutryana Seminary in the Shambhala Buddhist Lineage.

  • Gestalt psychotherapy—uses mindfulness and awareness of your feelings and experiences in the body
  • Certified Yoga Instructor specializing in addressing stress, anxiety, insomnia and habit change
  • Visual and performing arts background
  • Experienced in working with depression, anxiety, loneliness, grief and loss, self-esteem, couples and relationship work, life transitions, sexuality, LGBTQ issues, addictions and trauma
  • Simone works out of an office near Queen and Dufferin
Watch a 2 minute video with Simone Moir
416-847-7118
Queen St. W (Queen St. W. & Dufferin St.)

Greg Samuelson, RN, RP

Registered Nurse & Registered Psychotherapist With A Specialty Certification In Mental Health Nursing And A Certificate In Mindfulness And Psychotherapy.

Greg Samuelson, RN, RP

Registered Nurse & Registered Psychotherapist With A Specialty Certification In Mental Health Nursing And A Certificate In Mindfulness And Psychotherapy.

  • Training in Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Interpersonal Psychotherapy.
  • Experience treating Anxiety, Panic, Emotion Dysegulation, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Psychotic Disorders and Personality Disorders.
  • A practitioner and teacher of Zen Meditation.
Watch a 2 minute video with Greg Samuelson, RN
416-847-7118
New Market / York Region

Justin La Rose, OACCP, RP(Q)

Therapist at The Mindfulness Clinic

Justin La Rose

Justin La Rose, OACCP, RP(Q)

Therapist at The Mindfulness Clinic

  • Compassionate and warm approach to therapy that integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a personalized approach tailored to each client or couple.
  • Advanced training in couples and family therapy
  • Extensive training in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for anxiety disorders, depression, psychosis and OCD from the Beck Institute.
  • 20 years of Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation practice.
416-847-7118
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Mark Bunten

Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology (University of Toronto)

Mark Bunten

Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology (University of Toronto)

  • Meditation practitioner for over 15 years
  • Certified Canadian Counsellor by the CCPA (Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association) since 2011.
  • Experience helping people with stress, anxiety, depression, life and career transitions, family and relationship issues, and self-esteem.
  • Training in Solution-Focused, Emotion-Focused, Narrative, and Cognitive-Behavioural approaches. Practices a holistic, person-centered approach based on meeting clients where they are and helping them reach their goals.
Watch a 2 minute video with Mark Bunten.
416-847-7118
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Danuta Markiewicz, MEd, RP(Q), OACCPP

Master of Education in Counselling Psychology, OISE, University of Toronto

Danuta Markiewicz, MEd, RP(Q), OACCPP

Master of Education in Counselling Psychology, OISE, University of Toronto

  • Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
  • Psychotherapy grounded in Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Works with mental health issues (depression, anxiety, phobias, panic attacks); emotional distress related to personal issues (school, work, family, finances, relationships); anger, frustration, guilt, shame; grief and loss; poor self-image, low self-esteem or self-confidence; social disengagement; loneliness and isolation
  • Client-centered, strength-based approach to therapy
416-847-7118
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Melinda Krynen Hill, MEd, MPH

Master's of Education in Counselling Psychology from the University of Toronto; Master's in Public Health and Health Promotion from the University of Alberta

Melinda Krynen Hill, MEd, MPH

Master's of Education in Counselling Psychology from the University of Toronto; Master's in Public Health and Health Promotion from the University of Alberta

  • Registered Psychotherapist (Qual.) with CRPO
  • Client-centered, holistic, and strength-based approach to practice
  • Practice informed by mindfulness-based interventions, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and neuroscience-informed approaches
  • Experience working with complex, rare and invisible illness, chronic health conditions, chronic pain; special interest in rehabilitation and recovery from injury or health crisis
  • Experience with anxiety and panic attacks, anger, stress, life transitions and relationship issues
416-847-7118
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Laura Hardt, MSc, RP

Masters of Science in Couple & Family Therapy from the University of Guelph.

Laura Hardt, MSc, RP

Masters of Science in Couple & Family Therapy from the University of Guelph.

  • Master of Science in Couple & Family Therapy from the University of Guelph
  • Registered Psychotherapist, Pre-Clinical Fellow with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Trained in Narrative, Solution Focused (SFT), Emotionally Focused (EFT), and Dialogic Therapies; integrative approach draws upon Gottman Method Couples Therapy and Attachment Theory
  • Collaborates with clients to create a relationship built on authenticity and acceptance
  • Uses a strengths-based, feminist-informed practice to create a welcoming and safe space for all clients; Skilled in attending to issues of power and social justice in work with diverse individuals and concerns
  • Experienced in working with people affected by romantic and family relationship issues, sex and intimacy, trust, parenting and co-parenting, life transitions, anger, anxiety, depression, grief, and helping people live closer in alignment to their preferred selves.
Watch a 2 minute video with Laura Hardt
416-847-7118
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Ingrid Phaneuf, RP

Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)

Ingrid Phaneuf

Ingrid Phaneuf, RP

Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)

  • 20 plus years of experience
  • Certification in couples and dyadic therapy, relationship issues, sexuality, attachment, grief, perinatal bereavement, social anxiety, self-esteem and anger-related issues
  • Teaches and supervises at the Centre de Relation d’Aide de Montreal
  • Bilingual services: English and French
416-847-7118
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Jessica Israelstam

M.Ed. in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Toronto

Jessica Israelstam

Jessica Israelstam

M.Ed. in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Toronto

  • Over 5 years of experience providing mental health services to individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Uses a holistic and integrative approach, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy, CBT, ACT, EFT, and Relational Therapy
  • Supports clients facing anxiety, depression, stress, PTSD, grief and loss, sleep problems, procrastination, chronic pain and disability, acquired brain injury, anger management, relationship troubles, and other concerns
  • Approach focuses on the person as a whole and the interrelations between thoughts, emotions, physical sensations, behaviours, and the environment
  • Personal daily meditation practice for almost a decade, which informs treatment approach
  • Endeavours to bring empathy, authenticity, insight, and calm into the therapy room
416-847-7118
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Crystal Styles, M.A.

Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Counselling Psychology from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado.

Crystal Styles, M.A.

Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Counselling Psychology from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado.

  • Meditation practitioner for over 10 years
  • Utilizes mindfulness practices and skills training in therapeutic interventions
  • Can work with grief, anxiety, depression, anger, guilt and shame, life stress, trauma, emotion regulation, unhealthful substance use, disordered eating behaviours, panic attacks, insomnia, and chronic medical issues
Watch a 2 minute video with Crystal Styles.
416-847-7118
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)