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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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Control Your Anger – Self-Talk in Action by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health In our Anger Management Local Classes , as well as in our online programs , we teach participants the value of changing your “self-talk” in order to dial down those angr ... Read on »
AngerCoach Show – Episode #15 – Peace at any price? by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health This month we discuss the whether the concept of “Peace at any price” is really valid when dealing with issues that come up in marriage. When dealing with problems i ... Read on »
“Peace At Any Price” is Often The Wrong Strategy by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Jeffrey was a beleaguered husband. Married for 15 years, he reported that his wife criticized him for nearly everything without giving him any recognition or credit ... Read on »
How Important is Emotional Intelligence (EQ)? by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health In a recent session, 65 year old Dan, a retired insurance manager, was reflecting on mistakes he had made in his life. At the top of his list was an incident twenty years ... Read on »
Anger At Home is Contagious by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Have you noticed that in some homes anger spreads like wildfire. Sometimes it starts with a spark and slowly spreads. Other times it starts with an explosion and spre ... Read on »
AngerCoach Show – Episode #14 – How to Tank Your Relationship: part 3 by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health In this months episode we provide couples with suggestions on how to tank your relationship, an exciting new series offered by Dr. Tony Fiore. In part 3, we highligh ... Read on »
Is Forgiveness Manly? by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health The following article is reprinted with permission from The Art of Manliness . Of course, forgiveness is tool #7 in our toolkit of anger management tools in both our lo ... Read on »
Is Your Child Being Bullied? by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Hardly a day goes by without a news story about the consequences of bullying in our country, especially among school children. In a national study of bullying, the resea ... Read on »
Can’t change your partner? Try Looking in The Mirror! by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Anger is an emotion. But, angry emotions often trigger a specific behavior (like yelling, throwing things, hitting, insulting someone, etc) which causes problems for you ... Read on »
AngerCoach Show – Episode #13 – How to Tank Your Relationship: part 2 by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health In this months episode we provide couples with suggestions on how to tank your relationship, an exciting new series offered by Dr. Tony Fiore. In part 2, we highligh ... Read on »
Is Marriage like a Rorschach Test? by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Have you ever noticed that you and your partner sometimes see things very differently? The very same things. Reminds me of the classic Woody Allen film “Annie Hall” with ... Read on »
Financial Infidelity: Are you dishonest about money? by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health As the economy tightens, handling of finances in families is increasingly at the core of family fights and conflicts presented to therapists. Financial strain may greatl ... Read on »
Is Empathy Declining? by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Empathy is defined as the ability to put oneself in another’s shoes, to understand their feelings and feel them yourself, and to see the world as they do. Theodore Rooseve ... Read on »
AngerCoach Show – Episode #12 – How to Tank Your Relationship: part 1 by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health In this months episode we provide couples with suggestions on how to tank your relationship, an exciting new series offered by Dr. Tony Fiore. In part 1, we highligh ... Read on »
Dealing With Life Stress: Should We Use a Scale or a Broom? by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health This cartoon illustrates how stressful life can be, even in normal  situations like family life. (By the way, if you enjoy mental health humor, visit (http://blogs.ps ... Read on »
Anger Coach Online Now has 16-Hour Class by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Our New 16-Hour distance learning program is now available. This should be great news for persons who are unable to attend live classes and need up to 16 hours credit ... Read on »
Single Because of Anger? by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health We often get calls from single people who request help with anger management because they have just lost another relationship due both to their anger AND  the  inabilit ... Read on »
Anger in your relationship? Guys: Before Trying To Fix, Just Listen by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health In our local anger management classes , we regularly hear from clients as to what causes anger in their  relationships. Recently a young woman revealed that “99% of our fi ... Read on »
How To Tank Your Relationship – Lesson 3 by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Chuck warding off critical wife Latesha In our latest series of blogs, we have been trying to teach you what research tells us as to how to tank a relationship, if ... Read on »
AngerCoach Show – Episode #11 – Anger and Sex by Tony F. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health This months episode we discuss the relationship that sex and anger share. As a practicing Psychologist and Marriage Therapist, I have come across many couples who ex ... Read on »