"Anger is a natural emotion. All of us feel angry at times. When anger escalates into verbal or physical aggression it can destroy careers, relationships, and one’s health. We put ourselves at risk of losing our jobs, families, financial security, and freedom. The source of destructive anger is oftentimes perfectionist traits, low frustration tolerance, stress from high performance expectations, and career crash or burnout. Poor coping skills used to manage stress can lead to alcohol and drug abuse, and other self-destructive behaviors. One of the top career derailers for high performers is lack of emotional regulation skills." Dr. Smith has over 20 years of experience working with executives, law enforcement, actors, musicians, attorneys, physicians, and other high performance professionals to control anger that is causing problems in their careers and at home. He understands the stress and burn out high performers experience that affect professional success and life satisfaction. Sessions focus on formulating strategies for managing anger, developing a therapeutic lifestyle that supports anger management, and facilitating personal, professional, and public recovery from damage caused by destructive anger. I work with clients to not only manage their anger, but to help repair the professional and interpersonal damage it has caused.