Anger Management Therapists in San Diego, CA

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Stacy Kim Johnston
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92101
I work well with people who are seeking improvement on the following issues: relationship issues whether it be husband-wife, cohabitants, mother-daughter/son, father-son/daughter, co-parenting, or divorce mediation. I also have experience with substance abuse issues and dual diagnosis as well as co-dependency. Self-esteem is often a struggle with many teens and young women and this is another area of expertise. Anger issues are commonly found in men and this too is an area in which I can offer professional help. I welcome you to contact me to see if we are a good fit.
I work well with people who are seeking improvement on the following issues: relationship issues whether it be husband-wife, cohabitants, mother-daughter/son, father-son/daughter, co-parenting, or divorce mediation. I also have experience with substance abuse issues and dual diagnosis as well as co-dependency. Self-esteem is often a struggle with many teens and young women and this is another area of expertise. Anger issues are commonly found in men and this too is an area in which I can offer professional help. I welcome you to contact me to see if we are a good fit.
(619) 778-7215 View (619) 778-7215
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Schneider Counseling and Corporate Solutions
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92127
Additionally I provide classes, and corporate consultations in anger management and conflict management techniques.
Humor, fresh ideas, collaboration, gentle confrontation infuse my psycho-therapeutic style. With unwavering support, and a non-judgmental attitude, we can work together to define your counseling goals. You will have my full 35 years of experience and insight to help achieve results. It is my job to recognize your strengths as a unique individual, and help you to build on those strengths. I use a variety of psycho-therapeutic techniques, customized to your distinctive needs.
Additionally I provide classes, and corporate consultations in anger management and conflict management techniques.
Humor, fresh ideas, collaboration, gentle confrontation infuse my psycho-therapeutic style. With unwavering support, and a non-judgmental attitude, we can work together to define your counseling goals. You will have my full 35 years of experience and insight to help achieve results. It is my job to recognize your strengths as a unique individual, and help you to build on those strengths. I use a variety of psycho-therapeutic techniques, customized to your distinctive needs.
(858) 215-1983 View (858) 215-1983
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Asher I Johnson PhD Prof Corp Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92101
If you struggle with anger management, sexual aggression, sex/pornography addiction, poor self-regulation/impulse control, anxiety, depression, trauma, antisocial, narcissistic, and psychopathic/sociopathic personalities, in need of a forensic psychological evaluation or testing, have a criminal record and/or required to register as a sex offender, have adult ADHD, difficulty with maintaining healthy relationships, low self-esteem, problems with healthy masculine expression, then you have found someone with the expertise, ability, and willingness to help.
If you struggle with anger management, sexual aggression, sex/pornography addiction, poor self-regulation/impulse control, anxiety, depression, trauma, antisocial, narcissistic, and psychopathic/sociopathic personalities, in need of a forensic psychological evaluation or testing, have a criminal record and/or required to register as a sex offender, have adult ADHD, difficulty with maintaining healthy relationships, low self-esteem, problems with healthy masculine expression, then you have found someone with the expertise, ability, and willingness to help.
(619) 815-8501 View (619) 815-8501
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Lisa Spindle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92129
Whether the concern is anger management, coping skills, conflict in relationships or self-esteem challenges, let's work together to better your happiness and growth.
I am a contagiously energetic Licensed Clinical Social Work with a history of working with a variety of people encountering life changes. My education and experience has led me to work with adults, young adults, teens and military service members. Life happens to us all, no matter the age or issue, and sometimes we need help with figuring things out. I'm passionate about helping others to excell, and offer nonjudegmental care, based on ethical practices to assist with improving the quality of your life.
Whether the concern is anger management, coping skills, conflict in relationships or self-esteem challenges, let's work together to better your happiness and growth.
I am a contagiously energetic Licensed Clinical Social Work with a history of working with a variety of people encountering life changes. My education and experience has led me to work with adults, young adults, teens and military service members. Life happens to us all, no matter the age or issue, and sometimes we need help with figuring things out. I'm passionate about helping others to excell, and offer nonjudegmental care, based on ethical practices to assist with improving the quality of your life.
(858) 434-8507 View (858) 434-8507
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Serenity Psychotherapy LLC
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92129
I Specialize in Men's and Women's issues: Anger, Relationship, Depression, Anxiety and Alcohol and drug dependency, Autism and developmental disabilities Life changing trauma is part of many of these issues and I help you to find a way to live your life more fully.
Getting to the root of your pain, learning to deal with it, building upon your strengths then learning to act versus react to people and events is the goal of my approach. I have a long history of working with diverse populations, who have developed varied problems: Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Marital, Parenting, Occupational, grief and more My approach is to work with your strengths; help you to develop new views and skills and then organize them into a plan that works in obtaining your goals.
I Specialize in Men's and Women's issues: Anger, Relationship, Depression, Anxiety and Alcohol and drug dependency, Autism and developmental disabilities Life changing trauma is part of many of these issues and I help you to find a way to live your life more fully.
Getting to the root of your pain, learning to deal with it, building upon your strengths then learning to act versus react to people and events is the goal of my approach. I have a long history of working with diverse populations, who have developed varied problems: Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Marital, Parenting, Occupational, grief and more My approach is to work with your strengths; help you to develop new views and skills and then organize them into a plan that works in obtaining your goals.
(858) 264-0917 View (858) 264-0917
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Adrienne Griffith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92124  (Online Only)
I provide therapy to assist with Military and Family needs, PTSD, anxiety, depression, anger management, and personality disorders.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Therapist) with a background in mental health services; providing evidence based and compassionate therapy. As a military Veteran and therapist, I have a background in providing therapy related to the unique challenges faced by Veterans and their families. In addition to working with Veterans and their families I have worked with a multitude of individuals with varying needs. Therapy is not one size fits all, and should be tailored to individual needs. My goal is to provide support and tools that will help you be successful in your mental health journey.
I provide therapy to assist with Military and Family needs, PTSD, anxiety, depression, anger management, and personality disorders.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Therapist) with a background in mental health services; providing evidence based and compassionate therapy. As a military Veteran and therapist, I have a background in providing therapy related to the unique challenges faced by Veterans and their families. In addition to working with Veterans and their families I have worked with a multitude of individuals with varying needs. Therapy is not one size fits all, and should be tailored to individual needs. My goal is to provide support and tools that will help you be successful in your mental health journey.
(619) 480-2122 View (619) 480-2122
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Dr. Alan Acre
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92123
I specialize in trauma/PTSD, substance use, military, LEOs, self-defeating behaviors, anger mastery, family of origin issues, marriage/couples counseling, emotional stability, family counseling, parenting, rebuilding healthy relationships and behaviors.
Hello. I am Dr. Alan Acre, clinical psychologist. I was the clinical director of a trauma clinic in San Diego for over four years. If you’re looking for a quality private counseling session with a provider that cares, then you’ve come to the right place. I like helping clients conquer difficulties by using evidenced based treatments that allow you to engage life with a peaceful mind, a healthy outlook, and joy. We'll learn how to stop white knuckling life's problems and proudly use effective techniques to engage our family, friends, and co-workers with. Call me for a free consult, or I can help match you with one of our therapists.
I specialize in trauma/PTSD, substance use, military, LEOs, self-defeating behaviors, anger mastery, family of origin issues, marriage/couples counseling, emotional stability, family counseling, parenting, rebuilding healthy relationships and behaviors.
Hello. I am Dr. Alan Acre, clinical psychologist. I was the clinical director of a trauma clinic in San Diego for over four years. If you’re looking for a quality private counseling session with a provider that cares, then you’ve come to the right place. I like helping clients conquer difficulties by using evidenced based treatments that allow you to engage life with a peaceful mind, a healthy outlook, and joy. We'll learn how to stop white knuckling life's problems and proudly use effective techniques to engage our family, friends, and co-workers with. Call me for a free consult, or I can help match you with one of our therapists.
(619) 566-7336 View (619) 566-7336
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John Ackerman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92122  (Online Only)
Navigating through the complexities of anger management can be challenging. Intense emotions can arise swiftly, often making it difficult to maintain composure and perspective. However, understanding and managing these intense feelings is not only possible but within your reach, and I'm committed to helping you achieve this.
Navigating through the complexities of anger management can be challenging. Intense emotions can arise swiftly, often making it difficult to maintain composure and perspective. However, understanding and managing these intense feelings is not only possible but within your reach, and I'm committed to helping you achieve this.
(858) 330-5286 View (858) 330-5286
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Matthew Paul Paez
Pre-Licensed Professional, ASW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92123
I specialize in trauma/PTSD, substance use, military, LEOs, self-defeating behaviors, anger mastery, family of origin issues, marriage/couples counseling, emotional stability, family counseling, parenting, rebuilding healthy relationships and behaviors.
Hello. I am Matthew Paez, ASW. I believe in providing evidenced based psychological treatments from a holistic and person-centered approach. After retiring from the Marine Corps, I graduated from USC and trained at the Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton. I like helping clients conquer difficulties with proven treatments that allow you to engage life with a peaceful mind, a healthy outlook, and joy. We'll learn how to stop white knuckling life's problems and proudly use new and effective techniques to engage our family, friends, and co-workers with. Call me for a free consult or I can help match you with one of our therapists.
I specialize in trauma/PTSD, substance use, military, LEOs, self-defeating behaviors, anger mastery, family of origin issues, marriage/couples counseling, emotional stability, family counseling, parenting, rebuilding healthy relationships and behaviors.
Hello. I am Matthew Paez, ASW. I believe in providing evidenced based psychological treatments from a holistic and person-centered approach. After retiring from the Marine Corps, I graduated from USC and trained at the Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton. I like helping clients conquer difficulties with proven treatments that allow you to engage life with a peaceful mind, a healthy outlook, and joy. We'll learn how to stop white knuckling life's problems and proudly use new and effective techniques to engage our family, friends, and co-workers with. Call me for a free consult or I can help match you with one of our therapists.
(619) 375-5063 View (619) 375-5063
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Schneider Counseling and Corporate Solutions
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92127
Check out Frazzlebrain, my Psychology Today blog, and my self-help book, Frazzlebrain: Break Free From Anxiety, Anger, and Stress Using Advanced Discoveries in Neuropsychology, from Central Recovery Press.
If you struggle with life, career, and/or relationships right now, I can help you identify ways of thinking and behaving that will help you feel stronger and more effective. We have the potential at any age to deepen, grow, change and re-invent ourselves. My job is to provide guidance, empathy, and unwavering support in an atmosphere of complete confidentiality. We work together to define and achieve your goals by creating specific assignments to motivate you to action. You will learn proven techniques, research, and inspiration to help you feel happier and accomplish your goals.
Check out Frazzlebrain, my Psychology Today blog, and my self-help book, Frazzlebrain: Break Free From Anxiety, Anger, and Stress Using Advanced Discoveries in Neuropsychology, from Central Recovery Press.
If you struggle with life, career, and/or relationships right now, I can help you identify ways of thinking and behaving that will help you feel stronger and more effective. We have the potential at any age to deepen, grow, change and re-invent ourselves. My job is to provide guidance, empathy, and unwavering support in an atmosphere of complete confidentiality. We work together to define and achieve your goals by creating specific assignments to motivate you to action. You will learn proven techniques, research, and inspiration to help you feel happier and accomplish your goals.
(858) 943-4859 x2 View (858) 943-4859 x2
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Dalija Dragisic
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92103
Waitlist for new clients
I am a certified domestic violence counselor for those requiring court-mandated treatment, with a specialty in addressing domestic violence, anger management, and relationship challenges.
Relationships are incredibly complicated, and relationship issues can have profound impact on your quality of life. Anxiety and depression may be the result of unhealthy relationship dynamics, or may be caused by typical stressors such as financial problems or disagreements about raising children. If you are having difficulties in your current relationship, or if you are trying to understand past relationship struggles, I am qualified to help you. I work with couples and individuals engaging in high conflict, affairs, issues of past trauma, parenting, depression, anxiety, substance addiction, divorce, or criminal concerns.
I am a certified domestic violence counselor for those requiring court-mandated treatment, with a specialty in addressing domestic violence, anger management, and relationship challenges.
Relationships are incredibly complicated, and relationship issues can have profound impact on your quality of life. Anxiety and depression may be the result of unhealthy relationship dynamics, or may be caused by typical stressors such as financial problems or disagreements about raising children. If you are having difficulties in your current relationship, or if you are trying to understand past relationship struggles, I am qualified to help you. I work with couples and individuals engaging in high conflict, affairs, issues of past trauma, parenting, depression, anxiety, substance addiction, divorce, or criminal concerns.
(619) 547-0175 View (619) 547-0175
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Lenny Hughley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92126
Hi, my name is Lenny Hughley, California license 112845. I like to create a space that is warm and nonjudgmental where individuals can freely talk about whatever they choose. My specialties include depression, anxiety, and stress management. Through therapy, I learned how to manage depression, anger, anxiety, and overcome low self-esteem. Through my practice I find it rewarding to help clients do the same.
Hi, my name is Lenny Hughley, California license 112845. I like to create a space that is warm and nonjudgmental where individuals can freely talk about whatever they choose. My specialties include depression, anxiety, and stress management. Through therapy, I learned how to manage depression, anger, anxiety, and overcome low self-esteem. Through my practice I find it rewarding to help clients do the same.
(760) 527-2253 View (760) 527-2253
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David T McGue
Counselor, MS, LPCC, LMHC
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92101
I have a diverse clinical background in areas including treatment of: depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, anger and stress management, and drug and alcohol issues.
Aloha! I offer telehealth therapy / counseling for Hawai'i and California. I can meet you via Zoom, Facetime, and Google Meet. As of 2024, I've been doing private practice for 14 years, and I want to be the most helpful as possible to you for your current situation, we'll work together to identify solutions to your concerns, build on your strengths, and help achieve your goals! mahalo!
I have a diverse clinical background in areas including treatment of: depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, anger and stress management, and drug and alcohol issues.
Aloha! I offer telehealth therapy / counseling for Hawai'i and California. I can meet you via Zoom, Facetime, and Google Meet. As of 2024, I've been doing private practice for 14 years, and I want to be the most helpful as possible to you for your current situation, we'll work together to identify solutions to your concerns, build on your strengths, and help achieve your goals! mahalo!
(808) 419-3096 View (808) 419-3096
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Terence l Shigg
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92102
I have developed and led workshops on suicide prevention, anger management, relationships and personal development.
I am passionate about affecting change in others and I believe that by helping people change their beliefs you can help them change their lives. My ultimate goal is to give you the tools you need so that you don't need me! I have worked with client's from many different cultures and backgrounds and I would be delighted to work with you! I love people and have been gifted with the ability to connect with and reach almost anyone. I believe in doing what works for the individual. Therapy is about making you stronger not making me feel smarter.
I have developed and led workshops on suicide prevention, anger management, relationships and personal development.
I am passionate about affecting change in others and I believe that by helping people change their beliefs you can help them change their lives. My ultimate goal is to give you the tools you need so that you don't need me! I have worked with client's from many different cultures and backgrounds and I would be delighted to work with you! I love people and have been gifted with the ability to connect with and reach almost anyone. I believe in doing what works for the individual. Therapy is about making you stronger not making me feel smarter.
(760) 490-0511 View (760) 490-0511
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Leon F. Seltzer
PhD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92130
As a 15-year blogger for PsychToday, as of Nov '23 I've written over 570 posts--see http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/evolution-the-self--which have received over 52 million views. My specialties are suggested by the topics I've written on: from an anger & self-image deficits, to stress & problematic relationships. I've also published a book on psychotherapy, and in 40 years plus have amassed over 40,000 hours of hands-on therapy experience. While I'm now retired from my clinical psychology practice, I'm still available for a single life consultation, or a series of same.
As a 15-year blogger for PsychToday, as of Nov '23 I've written over 570 posts--see http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/evolution-the-self--which have received over 52 million views. My specialties are suggested by the topics I've written on: from an anger & self-image deficits, to stress & problematic relationships. I've also published a book on psychotherapy, and in 40 years plus have amassed over 40,000 hours of hands-on therapy experience. While I'm now retired from my clinical psychology practice, I'm still available for a single life consultation, or a series of same.
(858) 771-0321 View (858) 771-0321
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Laurie Eaton
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92182  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Laurie. I have been a Marriage and Family Therapist for 27 years. I have been able to help a variety of people who struggle with depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, anger management, trauma, family conflict, military-related issues, parenting and couples who want to learn better communication skills.
Hi, my name is Laurie. I have been a Marriage and Family Therapist for 27 years. I have been able to help a variety of people who struggle with depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, anger management, trauma, family conflict, military-related issues, parenting and couples who want to learn better communication skills.
(562) 784-7034 View (562) 784-7034
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Marasha Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92182  (Online Only)
Hello and WELCOME all! Life can be rough at times...throwing you all types of curveballs which can cause increased symptoms of anxiety, depression and anger while adding score to your tally of traumatic experiences. As horrible as those curveballs are at zapping away your joy they do not deserve a space long enough in your life to pilot it. YOU have the power to take control of your life and I will be there with you every step of the way. I am committed to supporting growth in clients.
Hello and WELCOME all! Life can be rough at times...throwing you all types of curveballs which can cause increased symptoms of anxiety, depression and anger while adding score to your tally of traumatic experiences. As horrible as those curveballs are at zapping away your joy they do not deserve a space long enough in your life to pilot it. YOU have the power to take control of your life and I will be there with you every step of the way. I am committed to supporting growth in clients.
(562) 501-4750 View (562) 501-4750
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Steve Lehrman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92104  (Online Only)
It's a challenge to be in this world. You want to be considerate and kind; you also want to fulfill your potential. Were you were raised with a lot of "shoulds"? Were you told to control or ignore your feelings? Are there issues with anger- yours or anger from loved ones? Anger can lead to feelings of shame. But finding the feelings beneath the anger, you can accept and love yourself. And that can change your life. Here's an old, fun riddle about therapy: "How many therapists does it take to change a light bulb?" "One- but the lightbulb has to want to change." My ideal client may not know how to, but they want to change.
It's a challenge to be in this world. You want to be considerate and kind; you also want to fulfill your potential. Were you were raised with a lot of "shoulds"? Were you told to control or ignore your feelings? Are there issues with anger- yours or anger from loved ones? Anger can lead to feelings of shame. But finding the feelings beneath the anger, you can accept and love yourself. And that can change your life. Here's an old, fun riddle about therapy: "How many therapists does it take to change a light bulb?" "One- but the lightbulb has to want to change." My ideal client may not know how to, but they want to change.
(213) 316-6325 View (213) 316-6325
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Jonathan Bach
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92132  (Online Only)
Hi there, I'm Jonathan, a licensed marriage and family therapist. Congratulations on taking your first step toward wellness and recovery! I help people with issues like anxiety, depression, ADHD, anger management, marital/pre-marital issues, and more.
Hi there, I'm Jonathan, a licensed marriage and family therapist. Congratulations on taking your first step toward wellness and recovery! I help people with issues like anxiety, depression, ADHD, anger management, marital/pre-marital issues, and more.
(310) 987-4915 View (310) 987-4915
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Julia Kamp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92129  (Online Only)
Ready to begin your journey of self-discovery and healing? Are you tired of emotionally suffering or staying stuck in old patterns? I am here to help you by providing support and building skills through tele-mental health services. I have over 10 years of experience with both military and civilians working with individuals, couples, families, and children struggling with trauma, stress, depression, anxiety, relationship stress, parenting issues, anger management, and much more.
Ready to begin your journey of self-discovery and healing? Are you tired of emotionally suffering or staying stuck in old patterns? I am here to help you by providing support and building skills through tele-mental health services. I have over 10 years of experience with both military and civilians working with individuals, couples, families, and children struggling with trauma, stress, depression, anxiety, relationship stress, parenting issues, anger management, and much more.
(619) 473-2753 View (619) 473-2753
Anger Management Therapists

How long does therapy take for anger management?

Treatment duration depends on the person’s specific challenges and circumstances. There are treatments for anger problems that are shorter and more goal-oriented, like Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), which can last weeks to months. Others, like Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) may last between six months and a year, while a more intensive treatment, like psychodynamic therapy, is open-ended, and clients may see their therapist for a year or longer.

How do you know if you need therapy for anger management?

Everyone gets mad from time to time. But when angry outbursts become frequent and cause damage to relationships, whether at home or in the office, it may be a good time to look into therapy. A therapist can assess where a client’s anger may be coming from, suggest strategies for averting angry outbursts, and help a client create a plan to become a calmer version of themselves.

Is there medication for anger management?

Medications do exist that help people mitigate the feeling of anger, but these are reserved for people with anger-related psychiatric disorders, such as intermittent explosive disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, or in some cases borderline personality disorder. In these cases, antidepressant medications may be prescribed to help with the client’s symptoms. In most cases of anger management, however, talk therapy is the recommended treatment, along with lifestyle changes where relevant.

What’s the best way to encourage someone to seek help for anger issues?

It’s helpful to express your concern and love for the person while framing therapy as a tool for improving their life. Offering specific examples of how an individual’s behavior affected either themselves or others should be done with compassion and with empathy. It may be useful to devise a game plan—breaking the process down into parts, such as finding a therapist, making appointments, and looking into insurance coverage.