psychotherapy practice of
Ava Torre-Bueno, LCSW
Depression, Anger & Anxiety continued
Many people feel poisoned by their anger, and some create pain and conflict in their lives by acting on their anger. I differ from many people who specialize in anger in that I don't think "management" is the most useful tool. I believe strongly that you can change dramatically by observing and learning about yourself from your anger; and by learning to soothe yourself so you can choose not to respond in anger. Self-awareness and compassionate self-reflection are far more powerful tools to quench the fire of your anger than counting to ten to "manage" yourself can ever be.