Meet Dr. Jim Gordon, Ph.D.

Dr. G’s Bio

Dr. Jim Gordon, Ph.D. – curmudgeon, action-oriented psychotherapist, activist, intensely mellow and at times eloquently obscene, a healer who comforts the disturbed and disturbs the comfortable. A man of many contrasts. Dr. Gordon doesn’t look at the glass as half full NOR as half empty, but rather thinks what he could do with that glass with a good script, good lighting and a wonderful music score!

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Whether leading Domestic Violence and Anger Management classes, for men and for women, at his office in Beverly Hills, teaching psychotherapy at Mt. St. Mary’s University in Brentwood, volunteering with the LA Sheriff Department on Patrol in West Hollywood,, this telegenic and passionate “fixer” of human emotions is exciting to be around.

Dr. Gordon works with entertainers, celebrities, gang bangers, street people, and the terminally-ill. As the epitome of the classic curmudgeon, he is neither warped nor evil at heart, not hating mankind, just mankind’s absurdities! Sensitive and soft-hearted as the next guy, but hiding his vulnerability beneath a crust of misanthropy. Turning hurt into humor while attacking maudlinism because it devalues genuine sentiment. I.e., don’t sit in his group and whine in your pity party! It’s a NO-WHINING zone. He flys with LIFE in caps, with an astute perception and sly wit.

As with most Curmudgeons, he can’t compromise his standards and can’t manage the suspension of disbelief necessary for feigned cheerfulness. Yup, he feels sometimes reality really does Suck. He has the temerity to comment on the human condition without apology, he not only refuses to applaud mediocrity, at times, he howls it down with morose glee. His version of the truth may unsettle others, and they may we hold it against him, even though he softens it with humor.

Dr. Gordon often says, “If there really is a god like figure who made the grand canyon, the stars, the moon, the ocean, the mountains, he or she, must be sitting in tears watching as his or her other creations known as Mankind, destroys those canyons, oceans, earth with arrogance and vice.”

You may have seen Dr. Gordon on TV, on Montel William’s show, or CNN or heard him on Talk Radio. He has been a technical advisor on a number of films, plays, sit-coms and a recent HBO special. In his spare time he has written a number of books available on and Kindle. At the present time he is working on a book about Emotional Incest, “Alcoholic Mothers Never die, they just lie in their Graves waiting for you” and is working on a revival of a legendary movie.

Dr. Gordon supports people as they struggle to turn their lives around, approaching everyone with a sense of humor, helping them recognize possibilities that their stress and anxiety may have temporarily obscured. Aiding his clients and the varied audiences and classes he addresses to identify and acknowledge those inner voices that strive to make us more capable, more loving, creative, productive, and successful.

“With guidance and direction,” Dr. Gordon says, “we all have the resources and ability to become more aware, to free ourselves, to learn to manage life gracefully and productively in spite of our ‘baggage’.” “You can make peace with yourself,” he continued, “redefine and CREATE YOUR OWN LIFE, and find self permission that allows life’s journey and personal discovery to be the very definition of your happiness and success, your legacy.”

Dr. Gordon’s background is as colorful as he is, with years of living experience. Enriching friends and family, he helps them understand life’s journey by communicating his zest for being here, helps them find their own passions and goals, cope with the crises that punctuate our relationships and adding joy to our existence.

How Our Online Anger Management Courses Work For You


Here’s how it works:

  • You will download a PDF version of our text/workbook that is included at no cost with your program.
  • To help keep you on-track for the longer courses, we have set-up the program into Parts for pacing.
  • Each Part has a Reading Assignment from the PDF
  • Each Part section has Study/Reflection Questions to help you understand yourself and Anger in general.
  • Each Part has Practice Test Questions that are based on the tests at end of each part, so you can study.
  • Each Part has a 10 Question Test at the end which has to be passed with a 70% score to move on and/or receive Certificate.
  • If you are only taking the One Part course (Level One/Basic Level), then you take the test, receive your certificate and you are done!
  • If you are taking a course with more parts, you will receive a certificate when you pass the test for last part you are taking.
  • You will have three attempts to pass each test.
  • Certificate of Completion is printed out

PLEASE NOTE: If you are not able to pass tests after three tries, contact us for advice and assistance to get it wrapped up. Please read our Guarantee and Disclaimer. Thank you.

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