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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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Angry Over Power Struggles in Your Relationship? by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health A young angry misguided soul sat in one of our anger management classes dejected. The instructor asked why he was there. He said that his wife was angry over his not putt ... Read on »
Anger Management In Action: Try Simple Habit Changes by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Thirty one year old Harry is a fairly typical client in our local anger management classes. At work he is considered a very nice man, a lamb, really. By his co=workers, he ... Read on »
Resentment Blocks Love and Closeness by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Resentment: “Bitter indignation at having been treated unfairly” I learned about resentment when I was sixteen years old and basically had two things on my mind. The s ... Read on »
Anger Management As a Business- A Personal Journey by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health People often ask how I got into anger management. Actually, the truth is that ten years ago I was looking for a supplemental mental health business to my clinical practice ... Read on »
Anger Management Classes: How We Teach Empathy by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Through he years, I have asked our anger management class participants what they expected class to be like before they actually came. Thought I’d share some of the respons ... Read on »
Anger Management in Action: How Can I Be More Patient? by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Meet 25 year old Julia who came to our local for help with the question “How can I be more patient?” Seems that Julia was constantly irritated with other people. ... Read on »
Anger Management in Action: Forgiving an Affair by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Jim and Mary had what appeared from the outside to be a good marriage. They met in Australia, but ten years later found themselves building a comfortable life in Southern ... Read on »
Anger Management and sex: When a cigar is just a cigar…….. by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I first met Jim on a Friday morning in my office with his wife Sally. They consulted for mostly because Jim seemed always irritated with Sally. No matter what she did ... Read on »
Was Jesus Ever Angry? by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all readers. I write this from lovely Sante Fe, New Mexico while looking our at the majestic mountains and thinking about life and th ... Read on »
Angry Mothers: Learn Mindfulness. Then Teach It To Your Children! by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health The Problem “I can’t deal with my own children,” lamented a young mother in one of our anger management classes.“They won’t listen, they do exactly what they want, ... Read on »
Attention Men: Emotional Intelligence may save your relationship by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I have listened for over 30 years to couples fighting in couples therapy. This includes dating couples, newlyweds and couples that have been conflicting for 50 years, stil ... Read on »
Anger Management in Action: Increase Your Emotional Intelligence by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I have listened for over 30 years to couples fighting in couples therapy. This includes dating couples, newlyweds and couples that have been conflicting for 50 years, stil ... Read on »
Do You Display Defensive Anger? Three New Strategies to Deal with Verbal Attacks! by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health           Doc, the new client said, I am not an angry guy. I only get angry when people piss me off. The rest of the time I am fine This ... Read on »
Do You Display Defensive Anger? Three New Strategies to Deal with Verbal Attacks! by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Doc, the new client said, I am not an angry guy. I only get angry when people piss me off. The rest of the time I am fine This humorous interchange occurs o ... Read on »
Mindfulness and Anger Management by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Mindfulness and Anger Management- Guest Article We all have moments when things slow down and we are suddenly very present for life. We often have this ‘tuned in’ expe ... Read on »
A Master Passive Aggressive by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Some times you have to give the devil his due! Such is the case with my brother Tom, an intelligent but very manipulative young man as we were growing up in Ohio. He and m ... Read on »
Do some angry people not show it? by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health We all recognize the hot-headed person who yells, shouts, has a red face, clenched fists and bulging neck veins when angered or frustrated. It is easy to see that p ... Read on »
Can a Relationship Survive Anger? by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Contrary to popular opinion (even among professionals), anger isn’t necessarily bad or destructive to a relationship. All couples have conflicts and frustrations. It is no ... Read on »
Accepting Others With Limitations is a Challenge For Some by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health “I worked hard for my knowledge,” Bob said in a session, but “others want to drain me of my knowledge and skill so they won’t have to do the hard work themselves to learn ... Read on »
Do Anger Professionals Get Angry? by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health This is a common question that my clients either ask me, or want to ask me as they sit either in anger management class or in private consultation. The short answer is tha ... Read on »