About

Our objective is to provide counseling that focuses on anger management tailored specifically for women and couples

Healing Anger was established by Alistair Moes, Director of Moose Anger Management working in conjunction with women counsellors. The objective was to provide counseling that focused on anger management that was tailored specifically for women and couples. Working together with Alejandra Proaño, M.Sc., M.A. (Psy.), M.A (Lit.), they have rewritten the text used in the course to incorporate issues that are especially relevant to women’s anger. Alejandra is now leading the groups. Alistair continues to be actively involved in Healing Anger as well as Moose Anger Management.

Watch this video interview with Alistair and Alejandra »

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Alejandra Proaño has worked on issues around anger and violence with women, men, families, and organizations in Canada, Mexico, Colombia, and in her home country of Ecuador. She facilitates groups and sees individuals, couples and families. With more than 18 years of experience in the field, she is also a published author, international consultant, speaker, and professional coach. She facilitates the women’s groups, which start approximately every 7 weeks, and co-facilitates some of the men’s groups with Moose Anger Management. Alejandra has a BA in psychology, a Specialization in Systemic Therapies, and a Master of Psychology degree. She also has a Master of Science degree (Technology Management) and a Master of Arts (Literature). Read more »

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Alistair has been working professionally as a counsellor/educator since 1989 and in private practice since 1994. During this time Alistair has developed a manner of working with men and women which is respectful, solution-focussed and based on both academic theory and extensive experience. This experience includes working with trauma, and historic abuse in a manner that honours each person and allows for deep healing, and looking at the practical “anger management” work that some prefer. It completely depends on what each person is looking for. During the last twenty-two years he has worked with thousands of people who have made the phone call out of a desire to create change. Although he has facilitated court-ordered men, he now works exclusively with self-referred clients.  Read more »

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Sookyung is a Registered Clinical Counsellor, Canadian Certified Counsellor, Registered Therapeutic Counsellor, and Art Therapist. Sookyung has a master’s in counselling psychology and Art Therapy from Adler University. Her background includes counselling on matters relating to substance and behavioral abuse, anger management, couples counselling, depression, family issues, millennials issues, life transitions, first responder’s trauma, self- esteem, and gender issues. In addition to her one-on-one counselling practice, she also has worked with the Atira Women’s Resource Society, Turning Point Recovery Society, Ministry of Children and Family Development, Open Door Group, Downtown Community Court, Portland Hotel Society, and the Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of BC. She has facilitated group workshops such as Adlerian Parenting Workshops, Empowerment Portrait Painting Workshops, Thriving Spirit Art Group, and Positive Art Workshops. Read more »

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Bill Arbuckle, MCP, RCC, holds a Master of Counselling Psychology degree from Adler University and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). He has training and experience that focuses on substance addictions and trauma processing and works with individuals on emotional regulation, especially anger, anxiety, and depression. Through his professional experience, Bill has facilitated many groups geared toward emotional management, effective communication, and relationship skill-building. Aiming to empower clients through a Person-Centered approach, Bill understands the innate worth of every person and guides clients to a greater understanding of themselves and the solutions to the barriers they see in their lives.  Read more »

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Steve Henne, MA, PhD (Cand.), RCC, CGP is a clinical leader with a strong focus on matching his actions to his values and beliefs. With over 27 years clinical experience, Steve has worked successfully with individuals, couples, families, groups and organizations. He uses a constructive and collaborative approach in his work with people tinged by humour and thoughtfulness. Steve believes that life is always presenting problems and challenges and works with you to find meaningful and realistic solutions. An international expert in counselling and psychotherapy, he has presented on topics related to anger management, addictions & substance use issues, mental health, groups and family dynamics. Read more »

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Justin Wilson, PhD, is the Chairperson for Langara’s Aboriginal Studies Department and the Aboriginal Initiatives Sub-Committee of Langara College’s Academic Planning Committee. He has Heiltsuk ancestry, has a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and his specialty is Occupational Success Factors for Aboriginal/Indigenous Peoples affected by Historical Trauma.

Justin has worked with many individuals and groups over the last 20 years. He connected deeply with the work we do at Healing Anger. We are honoured to have his expertise and experience as part of our team. Read more »

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Healing Anger: Transforming Anger Into Growth

This book has helped thousands of people become more in charge of their response to anger, to others acting poorly, and to the things that trigger them. After reading the book people experience a deeper understanding of their own anger and gain insight into what is behind this powerful emotion.

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