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Ilene L. Dillon, M.S.W.


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As a "Recovering Angry Person" and psychotherapist, I have thoroughly explored Anger and its related emotions, hurt, fear, depression and guilt. I'll give a free half-hour of coaching to anyone who can ask me a question I cannot address!

Experience in the area

36 years as a family, individual and group psychotherapist. 15 years of teaching for California Probation Officers and Psychotherapists. Author of "Exploring Anger with Your Child" (now "The ABCs of Anger in its updated version). Personal, clinical and group work with anger, including in the parenting arena.


C.A.M.F.T. (California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists) N.S.A. (National Speakers Association) Professional Member since 1984


Magazines: Woman's Day, Personal Excellence, Care Notes Newspapers: Marin Independent Journal, The FAX, San Francisco Chronicle, in-house publications for therapy organizations Books and CDs: Total of 17 published works (


M.S.W. from University of California in Berkeley Two California Licenses: Marriage and Family Therapist and Clinical Social Worker Lifetime Jr. College Instructor License in California Host of Internet radio program (since 2004)Full Power Living, focused on "awakening the world to the power and importance of human emotions"

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2015-05-11 UNTITLED 2:

Hi, Cameron,    Thanks for your question.    In my understanding, no person can MAKE you feel anything!    However, based on what you carry around inside of you (beliefs, old emotional wounds, etc.), you

2014-03-20 good news bad news.:

I have time for only a brief answer, Greg. Thanks for asking this question. Thanks for taking the time to rate my last response, too.    When you respond by really going down when something as casual as

2014-03-19 upset over small matter:

Hi, Greg,    What an interesting question! Congratulations on noticing what transpired and being curious about what is underneath your experience.    The most outstanding issue in your description is how

2014-03-02 Am I addicted to anger?:

Hello, Paul,    You have developed quite a problem. Yes, I would say we could call you "addicted to anger." Yes, I believe you might qualify for the IED diagnosis. It is, however, imperative for such a

2014-01-11 Is it normal to be angry about this.:

Hi, Ashtyn,    This certainly sounds like a difficult situation for you.    To answer your question specifically:  Of COURSE it' normal to feel angry in a situation like this!    In the last couple of


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