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Tony F. Doctor of Philosophy

Specialty: Clinical Psychology
Orange, California
I am a psychologist who specializes in anger management, especially in relationships and families.... Full Bio
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Road Rage In Reverse. An Act of Kindness by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health This is a personal story. Yesterday I was tooling down the 405 freeway in Southern California when suddenly I heard a loud pop which I assumed belong to another vehic ... Read on »
Successful Couples Repair Conflict by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Let’s face it. All couples fight. In successful relationships as well as others. Having fights is not necessarily a sign that your relationship is doomed to failure. ... Read on »
Couples Conflict – The Dance of Anger by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Jim and Sally have been married for 10 years. They argue so much that friends invite them for dinner a lot because they provide the evening’s entertainment with their bick ... Read on »
Defensiveness Can Destroy Relationships by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health How would you describe a “defensive” person? To me, a defensive person is always blocking other people, like a defensive back on a football team. Keeping them out. N ... Read on »
Anger Management Class is a big step for some by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health It is a huge step for some people to commit to an anger management class. Recently we had one fellow who was angry because he had to attend anger management classes or ... Read on »
Anger Management In Action: Stop yelling At Your Kids by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Screaming accomplishes Little I hate to hear parents screaming at their kids. Why? Because it doesn’t work! It creates a bad feeling between parent and child! It m ... Read on »
Anger Class 101: Silence is an Anger Management Tool by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health They say that silence is golden. Tell that to Sally and Jim who argue constantly and fight like cats and dogs over almost every issue. Both are highly successful, inte ... Read on »
Promotional Video for Marriage and Couples Therapy in Newport Beach by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I just posted a new promotional video that I had created announcing my new location in Newport Beach California. In addition to providing marriage and couples therapy at t ... Read on »
Promotional Video for Marriage and Couples Therapy in Newport Beach by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I just posted a new promotional video that I had created announcing my new location in Newport Beach California. In addition to providing marriage and couples therapy at t ... Read on »
The AngerCoach on Skype: Get individual sessions at your convenience by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Over the years, I have always tried to use technology to help offer my services to more people and in more convenient ways. For over a decade I made practical use of my we ... Read on »
The AngerCoach on Skype: Get individual sessions at your convenience by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Over the years, I have always tried to use technology to help offer my services to more people and in more convenient ways. For over a decade I made practical use of my we ... Read on »
Want to feel less angry toward your partner? Create Couple Bubble by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Want to feel less angry toward your partner? While almost all couples get angry at each other, research shows that this does not necessarily mean that your relationship is ... Read on »
New Office Location in Newport Beach California! by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I am proud to announce my new office location in Newport Beach California. Located at 200 Newport Center Drive, Suite 300, (Fashion Island – next to the Edwards Theater), ... Read on »
Are You An Anger Hypocrite? by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health There are many definitions of a hypocrite, but the one that I wish to discuss in this blog is a person who professes one thing but does another. The hypocrite imposes stan ... Read on »
Anger Management: Learn to Diffuse The Angry Emotion by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Anger is one of the core emotions or feelings that human beings are hard-wired to experience whenever they are blocked from achieving a goal they have or an end result the ... Read on »
Anger Management in Action; Setting Realistic Expectations by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health How high should you set the bar for yourself or others in term of what you expect? This was a recent discussion topic brought up by Robert in a recent fast-track an ... Read on »
Six parental tips for your angry children by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health It was labor day when 8 year old Brandon’s mother heard a commotion from her child’s room. Seems that his 14 year old visiting cousin said something that upset Brandon whi ... Read on »
Six Parental Tips For Your Angry Children by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health It was labor day when 8 year old Brandon’s mother heard a commotion from her child’s room. Seems that his 14 year old visiting cousin said something that upset Brandon ... Read on »
Anger Management In Action: Let sleeping dogs lie? by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health “How did your week go, Samuel?” I asked my married patient who  consulted me for anger management and anger management skills to deal with his wife. “Much better, ... Read on »
Anger Management In Action: Relationship Blowups Can Be Costly by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health “Dr. Fiore,” the voice on the phone pleaded, “I need anger management classes right away. I blew up at my girlfriend last night and she said it’s over unt ... Read on »