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About us

Emerge from Anger features a select group of independent licensed psychotherapists and Certified Domestic Violence Facilitators specializing in the treatment of problematic anger, domestic violence, substance abuse, and stress management. 



LIC: LMFT 24045

Mark S. Miller, MA, LMFT 

Is the founder and executive director of Emerge from Anger. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 1988, Mr. Miller has over two decades of experience working with individuals, couples, and groups.


He is the co-author of several books on anger management, including: "Got Anger? Practical Anger Management Techniques for Daily Living," "Got Anger? Practical Anger Management Techniques for Teens Only" and The ‘Big Book’ of Anger: Applying the 12-Step Program of Recovery to Anger Problems." He has been a popular speaker at the International Conference on Violence, Abuse and Trauma in San Diego, where he presented workshops on "Applying Dialectical Behavior Therapy to Anger and Domestic Violence," and "Dual Diagnosis and Issues of Anger."


He has been a regular presenter at the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence and also conducts out-of-state DUI evaluations. In 1994, Mr. Miller was trained in Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Model and specializes in core mindfulness techniques. He has presented numerous trainings for licensed therapists, domestic violence facilitators, and alcohol and drug counselors in the areas of legal and ethical issues, substance abuse, and treatment issues, especially for anger issues and/or domestic violence. He is trained in EMDR and Havening for complex trauma. Mr. Miller is also a Certified Domestic Violence Facilitator. 


He is a long-time member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and an associate member of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association.


LIC: LMFT 125809

Tracy Bagatelle-Black, MA, AMFT

Tracy Bagatelle-Black is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Domestic Violence Facilitator. She is a strengths-based therapist utilizing solution-focused therapy to help clients become their best selves. She is interested in working with individuals and couples (including same-sex) providing therapy for a variety of relational issues, including sex-positive, kink-aware, sex therapy. She also provides support for Emerge From Anger’s domestic violence therapy groups.  Previously, Tracy was a clinical counselor at PUC Schools where she worked with children aged 11-18 and their families using a variety of techniques including art and music therapy. 


Tracy is a graduate of Phillips Graduate University, earning her master's degree in psychology with an emphasis on marriage and family therapy, and she earned a 40-hour Domestic Violence Counselor certification from Casa de la Familia.  She is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.  Tracy also has a masters degree in film and video from American University and a bachelor’s degree from Union College.


LIC: Pending

Martha Ferguson

Martha Ferguson is a Certified Domestic Violence Facilitator. As she states, this is her third “life” career. Ms. Ferguson has worked in the field of Occupational Therapy for over 17 years. She trained and worked at the Neuropsychiatric Institute of UCLA in Westwood, CA, as well as at the Della Martin Behavioral Health Center at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, CA. Ms. Ferguson continued her education at Walden University, graduating with honors in 2013, with a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling. Ms. Ferguson has been a member of Chi Sigma Iota and is currently completing her induction into the National Society of Leadership and success. 

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