Do You Need Anger Management Therapy?

You may benefit from anger management therapy if you experience any of the following:

  • Feeling as though you must constantly hold in your anger
  • Frequent arguments with family members or co-workers
  • Exhibiting physical violence such as shouting, hitting, or slamming doors
  • Making threats to people or property
  • Behavior that is out of control such as reckless driving or breaking things
Anger management

Controlling Your Temper 

Anger can be a perfectly normal and natural emotion. In many instances, it can even be necessary in response to experiences involving fear, injustice, hurt, and frustration. Anger can also inspire a rush of adrenaline that is critical in some situations. However, when anger goes too far, it can result in aggressive behavior. It should be understood that in itself experiencing anger is not a problem. However, how we choose to handle anger can sometimes lead to problems in our lives. When anger is not properly managed, it can affect one’s overall well-being and can destroy relationships.

How Anger Management Therapy Can Help

When anger becomes out of control, it can lead to negative behavior that can affect your work or your relationships. Anger can also put your physical and mental health at risk. Anger management therapy can help you learn how to control your response to anger. By working with an anger management therapist, you can also learn how to identify the early signs of anger and deal with stressful situations in a positive manner.

The overall goal of anger management therapy isn’t necessarily to prevent you from feeling angry. Instead, it helps you to learn how to express the anger you feel in a way that is healthy and constructive. Learning how to manage your anger is a learned behavior that requires practice. Although you cannot always eliminate the people or things that cause you to feel angry, you can learn how to control the way in which you respond. For help with anger issues, contact New Horizons Counseling to schedule an appointment.

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