Moose Anger Management was established in 1995 by Alistair Moes, Founder of Moose Anger Management. He has worked with thousands of men and women over the last 27+ years. The objective was to provide counselling that focused on constructive approaches to expressing healthy anger by addressing both current circumstances, such as anxiety, and looking at how history is attached to current behaviour. In 2008, Alistair started co-facilitating Healing Anger groups for women. The co-owner of Moose Anger Management and Healing Anger, Alejandra Proaño, MA (Psy), MA (Lit), M.Sc, ACC, RCC, now oversees Healing Anger. She and Alistair have rewritten the books used in the courses which now have an edition that specifically addresses issues that are relevant to women’s anger.

Moose Anger Management | Alistair Moes

Alistair Moes, BA

Alistair, the founder of Moose Anger Management, has been working professionally as a counsellor/educator since 1989 and as an anger management specialist in private practice since 1995. 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. During the last twenty 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, which includes those sent from the workplace, or strongly encouraged by a partner, or even unfortunately sometimes, a lawyer. Read more »

Moose Anger Management | Alejandra Proaño, MSc, MA (Psy), MA (Lit), PCC, RCC

Alejandra Proaño, MA (Psy), MA (Lit), M.Sc, PCC, RCC

Alejandra 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 19 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 in Arts (Literature). Read more »

Moose Anger Management | Steve Henne, PhD, RCC, CGP

Steve Henne, PhD, RCC, CGP

Dr. Steve 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 »

Moose Anger Management | Durwin Foster, MA, RCC, CCC

Durwin Foster, MA, RCC, CCC

As a certified counsellor, Durwin has learned the science of effective therapy through rigorous academic training. He completed a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at the University of British Columbia and is certified at the national level through the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), and within British Columbia through the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). Durwin also completed all required doctoral-level coursework and training in supervision, while performing research on the benefits of mindfulness training. He is a recipient the Mind and Life Institute’s Varela Memorial Award. He has been in private practice for 9 years. Read more »

Moose Anger Management | Randy Boychuck, MA, RCC

Randy Boychuck, MA, RCC

Randy acknowledges that he has worked on his anger and self esteem throughout his life, and so brings a wealth of experience and expertise on these topics into each session. In 1985, Randy graduated with a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from U.B.C. His thesis explored factors facilitating self esteem. He designed and implemented an eight week program (three hours per week) for ten men. He collected thousands of real life experiences from these men and from this data was able to discern 18 different factors facilitating self esteem. Both anger and self esteem are needed for psychological and physical survival. However, if self esteem is inflated it becomes arrogance and conceit. If it is hampered/hindered it becomes apathy, passivity, depression or “passive aggressive”. If anger is experienced too strongly it becomes rage and it is acted out in aggression or even violence. If anger is strongly suppressed it too can lead to depression, passivity, inability to be assertive, and passive aggressive behaviour. Clearly, these are complex issues upon first examination. The learnings Randy has acquired in these matters have been extremely helpful for him and his interpersonal relationships. Read more »

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Brinita Dutt, MA, CCPA

I work from a trauma-informed counselling approach that revolves around collaborative learning, mean-making, connection, and discovery. I have arrived at this strength-based and client-centred approach following 13 years of experience in the social services field. In my work I have had years of experience connecting with a broad range of clients from various demographic, gender, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds. I have worked extensively with individuals, couples, youths, teens, and families to meet their unique goals . In addition to this work, I’ve facilitated groups around managing anger, emotional regulation, and parenting skills both in-person and remotely. Read more »

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Lose Your Temper: A Conscious Exploration of Anger

This book leads you through the topics that are typically covered in our group and individual anger management programs. A solid foundation of understanding around anger and the emotions is built followed by a wide selection of “tools”. These tools have been tried and proven effective by the participants who have attended Moose Anger Management programs.

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