Anger Management Therapists in Nashville, TN

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Photo of Kevin Cuchia, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Nashville, TN
Kevin Cuchia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP-II
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203
Is stress, anxiety, anger, depression, or substance misuse impacting your daily life and affecting your relationships? Therapy should be a proactive process that empowers you to experience results instead of just talking about it over and over again. I specialize in helping you take back control by addressing high-performance stress & environments, burnout, and traumatic events that disrupt your life. Many of my clients lead during emergencies and never thought that they’d be looking for help themselves including military service members, veterans, first responders, medical professionals, and their family members.
Is stress, anxiety, anger, depression, or substance misuse impacting your daily life and affecting your relationships? Therapy should be a proactive process that empowers you to experience results instead of just talking about it over and over again. I specialize in helping you take back control by addressing high-performance stress & environments, burnout, and traumatic events that disrupt your life. Many of my clients lead during emergencies and never thought that they’d be looking for help themselves including military service members, veterans, first responders, medical professionals, and their family members.
(615) 314-6788 View (615) 314-6788
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Dr. Marlena Butler
PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37211
My clients are individuals seeking to establish and maintain spiritually, physically and emotionally balanced lives. They want to be informed, equipped and encouraged on their path of healing, re-direction, discovery, re-affirmation and rejuvenation. From anxiety, anger, grief recovery, toxic relationships and assertiveness training to temperament assessments, my clients appreciate being in charge of the degree to which their spirituality is a part of our work together.
My clients are individuals seeking to establish and maintain spiritually, physically and emotionally balanced lives. They want to be informed, equipped and encouraged on their path of healing, re-direction, discovery, re-affirmation and rejuvenation. From anxiety, anger, grief recovery, toxic relationships and assertiveness training to temperament assessments, my clients appreciate being in charge of the degree to which their spirituality is a part of our work together.
(615) 437-7119 View (615) 437-7119
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Travis Hill
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37215
“THE Anger Management Guy in Nashville!” Author of "Navigate Anger" . Face and Video sessions available. Counseling for adult individuals. Over 20 years in private practice.
“THE Anger Management Guy in Nashville!” Author of "Navigate Anger" . Face and Video sessions available. Counseling for adult individuals. Over 20 years in private practice.
(615) 538-7111 View (615) 538-7111
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PLS Resources
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdS, LPC/MHS, CPS II
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37201
I specialize in working with women who are dealing with anger, career challenges or transitions, stress, & anxiety.
You’re sick and tired of feeling small, being walked all over, and not being heard. You’ve spent so much of your life focusing on what others needed from you that now you’re not sure what you need. You’re actually not even sure who you are outside of the roles you’ve used to define yourself for so long. What you are sure of, though, is that you’re ready to do things differently—to go in a direction that will make you feel content with your choices, bring more balance into your life, and help you have better relationships with your friends and family. Changing your life through therapy might not be easy, but it will be worth it.
I specialize in working with women who are dealing with anger, career challenges or transitions, stress, & anxiety.
You’re sick and tired of feeling small, being walked all over, and not being heard. You’ve spent so much of your life focusing on what others needed from you that now you’re not sure what you need. You’re actually not even sure who you are outside of the roles you’ve used to define yourself for so long. What you are sure of, though, is that you’re ready to do things differently—to go in a direction that will make you feel content with your choices, bring more balance into your life, and help you have better relationships with your friends and family. Changing your life through therapy might not be easy, but it will be worth it.
(931) 271-4379 View (931) 271-4379
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Taylor Dove
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37232
Taylor Dove offers several effective treatments for trauma, anger management, anxiety, depression, and many other related disorders.
Something isn’t working. Sometimes nothing works. You feel riddled with anxiety, felled by depression, overwhelmed by stress, or stuck in patterns of destructive behavior that leave you feeling hopeless that lasting change will ever take place.
Taylor Dove offers several effective treatments for trauma, anger management, anxiety, depression, and many other related disorders.
Something isn’t working. Sometimes nothing works. You feel riddled with anxiety, felled by depression, overwhelmed by stress, or stuck in patterns of destructive behavior that leave you feeling hopeless that lasting change will ever take place.
(615) 560-9138 View (615) 560-9138
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Calvin Sadler
Pre-Licensed Professional, M Ed
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37201
My ideal client is an individual who may be having difficulty with bio-psycho-social-spiritual behavior changes. These difficulties include but are not limited to the following: difficulty coping with a traumatic event, poor anger management, school or social issue behavior problems, boundaries issues, and sibling rivalry. My ideal client will be motivated in finding self-sustaining coping strategies and insight into the reasoning behind the challenges they face.
My ideal client is an individual who may be having difficulty with bio-psycho-social-spiritual behavior changes. These difficulties include but are not limited to the following: difficulty coping with a traumatic event, poor anger management, school or social issue behavior problems, boundaries issues, and sibling rivalry. My ideal client will be motivated in finding self-sustaining coping strategies and insight into the reasoning behind the challenges they face.
(615) 265-6129 View (615) 265-6129
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Jonathan Ailsworth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37215  (Online Only)
Working to help navigate depression, anxiety, anger management, and/or life transitions such as job changes, breakups, PTSD, grief, recent grads, & health changes.
Keep a little fire burning; however small, however, hidden. ―Cormac McCarthy. Hey there, yes, you reading this; thanks for keeping that flame burning; now, let's help that flame become a roaring fire. My name is Jonathan Ailsworth, and I want to help you navigate this path and help you achieve your dreams and goals.
Working to help navigate depression, anxiety, anger management, and/or life transitions such as job changes, breakups, PTSD, grief, recent grads, & health changes.
Keep a little fire burning; however small, however, hidden. ―Cormac McCarthy. Hey there, yes, you reading this; thanks for keeping that flame burning; now, let's help that flame become a roaring fire. My name is Jonathan Ailsworth, and I want to help you navigate this path and help you achieve your dreams and goals.
(615) 437-4509 View (615) 437-4509
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Brian T Murphy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37212
I am passionate about offering the best therapy experience possible by meeting clients where they are and drawing from a variety of approaches depending on the unique needs of each individual. I work with clients facing a wide range of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, spirituality concerns, gender issues, LGBTQIA concerns, chronic pain, relationship challenges, post-traumatic stress (PTSD), sexual abuse (adult), grief and mourning, professional burnout, attachment disorders, addiction and anger management.
I am passionate about offering the best therapy experience possible by meeting clients where they are and drawing from a variety of approaches depending on the unique needs of each individual. I work with clients facing a wide range of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, spirituality concerns, gender issues, LGBTQIA concerns, chronic pain, relationship challenges, post-traumatic stress (PTSD), sexual abuse (adult), grief and mourning, professional burnout, attachment disorders, addiction and anger management.
(615) 903-0451 View (615) 903-0451
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Nanette Griffin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37215
I have extensive trainings and experience with individuals who have experienced trauma, struggling with anger and a wide range of psychosocial stressors.
I believe therapy is a safe place for self-exploration and building awareness of what may be holding you back from achieving your best self and putting you on the path to a more fulfilling life. Whether this is your first time seeking therapy or you have tried it in the past, I am committed to working together to navigate through your needs and meet your goals. It can be helpful to have someone's full, unbiased attention to support you in your journey to create healing through positive, long lasting change.
I have extensive trainings and experience with individuals who have experienced trauma, struggling with anger and a wide range of psychosocial stressors.
I believe therapy is a safe place for self-exploration and building awareness of what may be holding you back from achieving your best self and putting you on the path to a more fulfilling life. Whether this is your first time seeking therapy or you have tried it in the past, I am committed to working together to navigate through your needs and meet your goals. It can be helpful to have someone's full, unbiased attention to support you in your journey to create healing through positive, long lasting change.
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Walker Duncan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37215
My specialties include ADHD, Anxiety, Grief, Anger and Addiction with a special focus on supporting men (Ages 15 and up) as they navigate school, relationships, work/career and overall life change.
Wow! There are a LOT of therapists, right? Unless the criteria were super narrow, this list is likely a little overwhelming—a lot of acronyms, a lot of jargon and friendly smiles; maybe fewer cardigans than expected. It’s a lot to consider. For many of us, scrolling through lists like this can feel like running in quicksand. And if you tend to be hard on yourself, it's all the more difficult. Whether you're navigating major life shifts, struggling but still trying to pin down why, or just at a loss and unsure of where/how to start, stick with it. It's OK to take your time. There are lots of people on here who can help.
My specialties include ADHD, Anxiety, Grief, Anger and Addiction with a special focus on supporting men (Ages 15 and up) as they navigate school, relationships, work/career and overall life change.
Wow! There are a LOT of therapists, right? Unless the criteria were super narrow, this list is likely a little overwhelming—a lot of acronyms, a lot of jargon and friendly smiles; maybe fewer cardigans than expected. It’s a lot to consider. For many of us, scrolling through lists like this can feel like running in quicksand. And if you tend to be hard on yourself, it's all the more difficult. Whether you're navigating major life shifts, struggling but still trying to pin down why, or just at a loss and unsure of where/how to start, stick with it. It's OK to take your time. There are lots of people on here who can help.
(615) 392-4594 View (615) 392-4594
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Derrell Seigler
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCMHSP, (Temp), NCC, MTS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203  (Online Only)
If you have addiction, alcohol use, or anger management issues due to trauma and PTSD or family dysfunction, you may have experienced judgement & painful perceptions from others that are just not true. Anxiety, grief, stress, substance use, and suicidal ideation may be familiar companions you wish weren't there. Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality (BPD), and Dual Diagnosis, may have been words thrown around, causing relational issues. These may be part of your story, but there's more in store for you through the healing work of counseling. You deserve a life of connection, serenity, and meaning. Let's begin!
If you have addiction, alcohol use, or anger management issues due to trauma and PTSD or family dysfunction, you may have experienced judgement & painful perceptions from others that are just not true. Anxiety, grief, stress, substance use, and suicidal ideation may be familiar companions you wish weren't there. Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality (BPD), and Dual Diagnosis, may have been words thrown around, causing relational issues. These may be part of your story, but there's more in store for you through the healing work of counseling. You deserve a life of connection, serenity, and meaning. Let's begin!
(615) 909-5820 View (615) 909-5820
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Chris Roberts
MA, LPC-MHS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37212
**EVENING APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE** I enjoy working with individuals, marriages, and couples who have the courage to enter the heartache of their past or current struggles, and creatively collaborate to find new ways to thrive and live and love more fully. I have experience with anxiety, depression, anger, grief, marital dissastifaction, OCD, and divorce. As a professional counselor, my goal is to provide a safe and nurturing environment where a person can acknowledge their current limitations and begin to move forward in positive strides.
**EVENING APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE** I enjoy working with individuals, marriages, and couples who have the courage to enter the heartache of their past or current struggles, and creatively collaborate to find new ways to thrive and live and love more fully. I have experience with anxiety, depression, anger, grief, marital dissastifaction, OCD, and divorce. As a professional counselor, my goal is to provide a safe and nurturing environment where a person can acknowledge their current limitations and begin to move forward in positive strides.
(615) 745-3874 View (615) 745-3874
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Dr. Anna Wallace
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37212
Dr. Anna Wallace provides individual therapy, couples/marital therapy, group therapy, assessment, and consultation. She specializes in treating a variety of concerns including, but not limited to: depression, anxiety, eating disorders, infertility, relationship/marital concerns, personality disorders, trauma/abuse, substance use issues, sexual issues, anger/irritability, stress management, career concerns, and treating those who desire personal growth. She is a certified Forensic Evaluator, conducts diagnostic and forensic assessments, and provides expert testimony in forensic cases.
Dr. Anna Wallace provides individual therapy, couples/marital therapy, group therapy, assessment, and consultation. She specializes in treating a variety of concerns including, but not limited to: depression, anxiety, eating disorders, infertility, relationship/marital concerns, personality disorders, trauma/abuse, substance use issues, sexual issues, anger/irritability, stress management, career concerns, and treating those who desire personal growth. She is a certified Forensic Evaluator, conducts diagnostic and forensic assessments, and provides expert testimony in forensic cases.
(615) 412-1123 View (615) 412-1123
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Tricia E Thornton
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RPT
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37215
As a Registered Play Therapist and a Licensed Professional Counselor, I use play therapy tools to develop the heart, mind and soul of children. After working with children and families in private practice and in school settings for many years, my passion is to empower my clients through play. Through their natural language, play, children can express their emotions and start to heal. I specialize in working with children ages 4 years to 12 years but can work with all ages and adults. Common issues I treat are: trauma, fear, anxiety, anger, loss and grief, ADHD, change in their families, and social anxiety, various school issues.
As a Registered Play Therapist and a Licensed Professional Counselor, I use play therapy tools to develop the heart, mind and soul of children. After working with children and families in private practice and in school settings for many years, my passion is to empower my clients through play. Through their natural language, play, children can express their emotions and start to heal. I specialize in working with children ages 4 years to 12 years but can work with all ages and adults. Common issues I treat are: trauma, fear, anxiety, anger, loss and grief, ADHD, change in their families, and social anxiety, various school issues.
(615) 492-9258 View (615) 492-9258
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Tara Hinman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CCTP
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37212
It is my belief that many of our current problems come from our earliest relationships, and that these relationships have an enduring impact on our present lives. I work with men and women who are struggling with depression and anxiety, relationship difficulties, low self-worth or not-being-good-enough, anger, divorce adjustment, and fear of losing control. I am also active in helping parents learn to be more connected and calm with their children, creating healthy relationships that will impact their children throughout their lives.
It is my belief that many of our current problems come from our earliest relationships, and that these relationships have an enduring impact on our present lives. I work with men and women who are struggling with depression and anxiety, relationship difficulties, low self-worth or not-being-good-enough, anger, divorce adjustment, and fear of losing control. I am also active in helping parents learn to be more connected and calm with their children, creating healthy relationships that will impact their children throughout their lives.
(615) 323-5708 View (615) 323-5708
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E-Ling Cheah
Psychologist, PsyD, HSP
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37212
I have worked extensively with trauma, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, behavioral issues, personality disorders, relationship and family issues, grief and loss, anger issues, and multicultural issues.
You and I both know that life can feel unbelievably messy, unpredictable and chaotic. It's easy to get lost in the frenetic juggling of home life, work life and relationships. You can lose your sense of purpose, direction and even who you are. Experiencing some measure of difficulty, distress and pain IS life, but what happens when your usual ways of coping no longer work? It can be all too easy to surrender to the unrelenting waves of frustration, despair and disillusionment when faced with difficult experiences.
I have worked extensively with trauma, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, behavioral issues, personality disorders, relationship and family issues, grief and loss, anger issues, and multicultural issues.
You and I both know that life can feel unbelievably messy, unpredictable and chaotic. It's easy to get lost in the frenetic juggling of home life, work life and relationships. You can lose your sense of purpose, direction and even who you are. Experiencing some measure of difficulty, distress and pain IS life, but what happens when your usual ways of coping no longer work? It can be all too easy to surrender to the unrelenting waves of frustration, despair and disillusionment when faced with difficult experiences.
(615) 203-8195 View (615) 203-8195
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Joenell Hardyway
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37215  (Online Only)
The long list of issues my clients bring into therapy are: Grief and loss, Depression, Anxiety, Relationship Issues (Trust, Intimacy, Communication), Substance Use Issues, Trauma, Parenting Issues, Adjustment Issues, Anger Problems, Divorce Recovery, Self-sabotaging Behaviors, Loneliness, Shame, and Fear.
Meeting with a therapist is an important part of overall health, not to mention, the best way to sort out difficult life circumstances. The work I do with my clients is focused on bringing them to a place of "something better" in their lives. I don't have any magical answers, but I can provide validation, fresh perspectives, a touch of guidance and a completely safe and non-judgmental environment for you to resolve the issues that have you on this site looking for a therapist.
The long list of issues my clients bring into therapy are: Grief and loss, Depression, Anxiety, Relationship Issues (Trust, Intimacy, Communication), Substance Use Issues, Trauma, Parenting Issues, Adjustment Issues, Anger Problems, Divorce Recovery, Self-sabotaging Behaviors, Loneliness, Shame, and Fear.
Meeting with a therapist is an important part of overall health, not to mention, the best way to sort out difficult life circumstances. The work I do with my clients is focused on bringing them to a place of "something better" in their lives. I don't have any magical answers, but I can provide validation, fresh perspectives, a touch of guidance and a completely safe and non-judgmental environment for you to resolve the issues that have you on this site looking for a therapist.
(615) 395-6254 View (615) 395-6254
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Deborah Godwin
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37215  (Online Only)
I specialize in PTSD-trauma and stressor related, anger management, depression, anxiety, behavioural and emotional disorders, substance abuse recovery, and grief therapy.
No matter if this is your first time coming for therapy or your 15th time to try again. Life happens. Experiences are different for each individual and these experiences can have a significant impact in our daily lives. Your mental health matters and I'm here for it. I also have years of experience helping children/adolescents explore more about themselves that can lead to healthier family interactions, behavioral goals, academics, and social skills.
I specialize in PTSD-trauma and stressor related, anger management, depression, anxiety, behavioural and emotional disorders, substance abuse recovery, and grief therapy.
No matter if this is your first time coming for therapy or your 15th time to try again. Life happens. Experiences are different for each individual and these experiences can have a significant impact in our daily lives. Your mental health matters and I'm here for it. I also have years of experience helping children/adolescents explore more about themselves that can lead to healthier family interactions, behavioral goals, academics, and social skills.
(615) 558-5720 View (615) 558-5720
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Jessica Davidson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MS, LPC, MHSP-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37221
I have also been specially trained to work with children who have experienced physical and sexual abuse, behavioral issues and problems controlling anger.
Are you worried about your child? Does your child not seem like themselves? Your child may be irritable, aggressive and defiant. Your child may seem angry or withdrawn. Adolescents often refuse to talk to you, participate in enjoyable activities, experience thoughts of suicide or do things to harm themselves. Your child may have experienced a traumatic event or is having difficulty navigating a life change such as divorce, death of a family member or adoption. You may feel hopeless and not sure how to help your child. If this sounds familiar, I can help. I have experience working with children with these same issues.
I have also been specially trained to work with children who have experienced physical and sexual abuse, behavioral issues and problems controlling anger.
Are you worried about your child? Does your child not seem like themselves? Your child may be irritable, aggressive and defiant. Your child may seem angry or withdrawn. Adolescents often refuse to talk to you, participate in enjoyable activities, experience thoughts of suicide or do things to harm themselves. Your child may have experienced a traumatic event or is having difficulty navigating a life change such as divorce, death of a family member or adoption. You may feel hopeless and not sure how to help your child. If this sounds familiar, I can help. I have experience working with children with these same issues.
(615) 434-4227 View (615) 434-4227
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Phillip Owens
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37215
Phillip is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Tennessee with over 16 years of counseling experience in both in- and out-patient settings assisting adult clients with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, anger, dysfunctional relationships, ADHD, poor coping skills, divorce, gender identity issues, grief, infidelity, and more. A native Tennessean, Phillip received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, his Master's in Counseling from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and finally his doctorate in Counseling and Personnel Services from the University of Louisville.
Phillip is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Tennessee with over 16 years of counseling experience in both in- and out-patient settings assisting adult clients with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, anger, dysfunctional relationships, ADHD, poor coping skills, divorce, gender identity issues, grief, infidelity, and more. A native Tennessean, Phillip received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, his Master's in Counseling from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and finally his doctorate in Counseling and Personnel Services from the University of Louisville.
(615) 685-2251 View (615) 685-2251

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.