Anger Management

Anger is a normal human emotion but when not controlled, it negatively affects the person having trouble controlling their anger and those who are on the receiving end of it. Anger management therapy is a specialized form of counseling designed to help individuals understand, express, and ultimately manage the thoughts and feelings beneath anger in a healthier way.

Difficulty controlling anger sometimes stems from issues such as past trauma, childhood abuse, unmet needs, unresolved conflict, and poor communication skills. In the therapy setting, clients are encouraged to explore the underlying causes of their anger. By identifying what’s contributing to the maladaptive expression, individuals can gain valuable insights into their emotional triggers, paving the way for effective anger management.

One of the key aspects of anger management therapy is creating a non-judgmental space for clients to express and explore themselves. I work hard to provide a supportive environment where clients can openly discuss their past, their feelings, experiences, and concerns related to anger. This safe space fosters trust and allows clients to dive deeper without fear of criticism.

Through the therapeutic process, clients learn a range of practical coping strategies to manage anger constructively. These strategies may include understanding how the nervous system is set into a “fight or flight” response and learning and utilizing mindfulness techniques, deep breathing exercises, and cognitive restructuring to regulate the nervous system. By developing these coping mechanisms, individuals gain the tools needed to navigate challenging situations without resorting to destructive anger.

Anger management therapy also focuses on enhancing communication skills. Many conflicts arise from miscommunication, and individuals with anger issues may struggle to express their feelings effectively. I work with clients to improve their communication skills and express themselves assertively and listen empathetically.

Stress is a common trigger for anger, and managing stress is a crucial component of anger management therapy as well. I support clients in identifying sources of stress in their lives and introduce relaxation techniques and coping skills to reduce overall stress levels. This holistic approach addresses not only the symptoms of anger but also the contributing factors.

Anger management therapy goes beyond individual coping strategies and extends into the realm of interpersonal relationships. My goal is for clients to build and maintain healthy relationships by learning to set boundaries, express needs, and resolve conflicts amicably. Improved relational skills contribute to long-term anger management success.

Anger management therapy is a valuable resource for individuals seeking to transform their relationship with anger. By delving into the roots of anger, creating a safe space, developing coping strategies, enhancing communication skills, reducing stress, and building healthy relationships, individuals can work toward increased well-being and a fundamental shift in how they express. If you find yourself struggling with anger-related issues, consider reaching out to me with any questions. There is never a charge for a phone consultation.

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I offer individual counseling, couples therapy and premarital counseling. The issues I work with are diverse and range from problems arising from sudden circumstantial changes to long standing and complex struggles. My approach to counseling is varied since individual needs and circumstances inform the methods I use. I don’t approach any two people the same and personalize my methods for each situation and client. Click the button below to book a session and we can begin your journey to rediscovery.

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