Anger Management Therapists in Hamilton, ON

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The Thoughts
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, ACWD
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8P
The Thoughts is an outpatient rehab services where help is provided through counselling and therapy to those who need help to manage their addictions (substance / behaviour) and anger issues. The Thoughts helps its clients of all age groups to identify their triggers and develop coping skills to manage their addictions (substance / behaviour) and anger.
The Thoughts is an outpatient rehab services where help is provided through counselling and therapy to those who need help to manage their addictions (substance / behaviour) and anger issues. The Thoughts helps its clients of all age groups to identify their triggers and develop coping skills to manage their addictions (substance / behaviour) and anger.
(647) 930-1467 View (647) 930-1467
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Uzma Hassan
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8S  (Online Only)
Are you seeking support for emotional dysregulation such as anxiety or depression? Trouble controlling your anger? Feeling invisible in your relationship? Or acclimating to a new culture. Therapy can be a safe, secure, and comfortable space where you can open up and we can process what's bringing you down. Let me offer you my experience and support to help bring calmness and clarity to your troubled mind. Also, as an immigrant with roots in South Asia, I can support managing the stress of acculturation and issues you might be experiencing due to stigma and taboos related to mental health within your culture.
Are you seeking support for emotional dysregulation such as anxiety or depression? Trouble controlling your anger? Feeling invisible in your relationship? Or acclimating to a new culture. Therapy can be a safe, secure, and comfortable space where you can open up and we can process what's bringing you down. Let me offer you my experience and support to help bring calmness and clarity to your troubled mind. Also, as an immigrant with roots in South Asia, I can support managing the stress of acculturation and issues you might be experiencing due to stigma and taboos related to mental health within your culture.
(365) 654-3361 View (365) 654-3361
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BeWell Hamilton Health Centre
Registered Social Worker
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8N
Her main areas of focus are depression, anxiety, substance use issues, grief and loss, anger, trauma, and stress.
Fiona is a Registered Social Worker who is passionate about helping people navigate their past while being mindful of the present, so they can obtain the future they desire. She has experience working with young parents and their children and is currently working in domestic violence with individuals who have used abusive behaviour. Fiona works from a restorative lens and believes that helping one individual heal can strengthen families, intimate-partner relationships, neighbourhoods, and society.
Her main areas of focus are depression, anxiety, substance use issues, grief and loss, anger, trauma, and stress.
Fiona is a Registered Social Worker who is passionate about helping people navigate their past while being mindful of the present, so they can obtain the future they desire. She has experience working with young parents and their children and is currently working in domestic violence with individuals who have used abusive behaviour. Fiona works from a restorative lens and believes that helping one individual heal can strengthen families, intimate-partner relationships, neighbourhoods, and society.
(289) 723-1580 View (289) 723-1580
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Javier Soyka
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, MA, BED
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8R
Are you wrestling with anger issues? Are you triggered by specific situations or does it seem to come out of nowhere? Maybe you’re feeling the effects of your anger in your relationships, at work, or on your own wellbeing. I know that anger can feel like a beast you need to tame, but anger isn’t the actual problem. It’s an emotion trying to alert you to some deeper issue, and it carries a unique message that’s trying to be heard. You are not alone in this journey. It's normal to feel overwhelmed or uncertain about how to navigate through it. Anger can be a tricky beast to understand, and I’m here to help you unravel the knots.
Are you wrestling with anger issues? Are you triggered by specific situations or does it seem to come out of nowhere? Maybe you’re feeling the effects of your anger in your relationships, at work, or on your own wellbeing. I know that anger can feel like a beast you need to tame, but anger isn’t the actual problem. It’s an emotion trying to alert you to some deeper issue, and it carries a unique message that’s trying to be heard. You are not alone in this journey. It's normal to feel overwhelmed or uncertain about how to navigate through it. Anger can be a tricky beast to understand, and I’m here to help you unravel the knots.
(289) 274-5449 View (289) 274-5449
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Carlin Palme
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8R
Are you quick to anger and can’t understand why? Tired of constantly hurting your loved ones? For men, anger is the most socially accepted emotion to express, but when you feel out of control and it’s too big or out of place, it comes with consequences, both external and internal. However, this anger is trying to tell you something, to alert you to important needs being ignored, shamed or suppressed. Many of us have learned to approach relationships in a way that leads to resentment, jealousy, hatred, fear or shame. Through greater access you can shift old patterns and evolve into a more genuine fulfilled version of yourself.
Are you quick to anger and can’t understand why? Tired of constantly hurting your loved ones? For men, anger is the most socially accepted emotion to express, but when you feel out of control and it’s too big or out of place, it comes with consequences, both external and internal. However, this anger is trying to tell you something, to alert you to important needs being ignored, shamed or suppressed. Many of us have learned to approach relationships in a way that leads to resentment, jealousy, hatred, fear or shame. Through greater access you can shift old patterns and evolve into a more genuine fulfilled version of yourself.
(365) 653-5428 View (365) 653-5428
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Anger Management Resources Inc
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L9C
1 Day Anger Management Workshop/Course. CERTIFICATE AND LETTER PROVIDED SAME DAY.- Ideal for those Mandated by COURT or WORK or simply wanting to take it for Personal Development. 8 week Anger Management for Individuals - At one of our various locations. Ideally 8 sessions, once a week for eight weeks. 8 Week Anger Management for Couples - At one of our various locations, once a week for eight weeks. 10 Week Anger Management for Groups- At one of our various locations. Once a week for ten weeks. Log on to www.angermanagement.ca
1 Day Anger Management Workshop/Course. CERTIFICATE AND LETTER PROVIDED SAME DAY.- Ideal for those Mandated by COURT or WORK or simply wanting to take it for Personal Development. 8 week Anger Management for Individuals - At one of our various locations. Ideally 8 sessions, once a week for eight weeks. 8 Week Anger Management for Couples - At one of our various locations, once a week for eight weeks. 10 Week Anger Management for Groups- At one of our various locations. Once a week for ten weeks. Log on to www.angermanagement.ca
(289) 217-5195 View (289) 217-5195
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Henry Gulabh
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, ICADC, OACCPP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8P
I teach strategies to handle stress and anger-management via assertiveness training and confidence-building.
Personal, family, and work-related problems are a normal part of the human struggle. Sometimes however, problems get too overwhelming and difficult to handle alone. This is the time to call me and explore effective ways to solve these problems. I will listen and help you navigate your way out of this state of being stuck and foster a sense of self-confidence and self-mastery. You will gain insight, understanding and resilience to cope more effectively in the future...AND feel more self confident and optimistic.
I teach strategies to handle stress and anger-management via assertiveness training and confidence-building.
Personal, family, and work-related problems are a normal part of the human struggle. Sometimes however, problems get too overwhelming and difficult to handle alone. This is the time to call me and explore effective ways to solve these problems. I will listen and help you navigate your way out of this state of being stuck and foster a sense of self-confidence and self-mastery. You will gain insight, understanding and resilience to cope more effectively in the future...AND feel more self confident and optimistic.
(855) 999-5204 View (855) 999-5204
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Uniquely You Counselling and Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, Hons BA, MPH, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8P  (Online Only)
Whether you are looking for support surrounding personal struggles, a relationship, or a life change; coping methods for anxiety, anger, or depression; or stress management techniques, I encourage you to reach out.
Are you exhausted with all of what you're struggling to manage? Has your worry gotten to a point that it seems to be taking over your life? Perhaps your anger has been deemed out of control. Whether it's stress, anxiety, depression, anger, sadness, or grief, I am here to help you work through the experiences and meanings of these emotions. Most importantly, in a productive and positive way. If it's relationship trouble, family conflict, or even workplace drama, we can work together to find solutions where possible; and, coping techniques throughout.
Whether you are looking for support surrounding personal struggles, a relationship, or a life change; coping methods for anxiety, anger, or depression; or stress management techniques, I encourage you to reach out.
Are you exhausted with all of what you're struggling to manage? Has your worry gotten to a point that it seems to be taking over your life? Perhaps your anger has been deemed out of control. Whether it's stress, anxiety, depression, anger, sadness, or grief, I am here to help you work through the experiences and meanings of these emotions. Most importantly, in a productive and positive way. If it's relationship trouble, family conflict, or even workplace drama, we can work together to find solutions where possible; and, coping techniques throughout.
(705) 415-2780 View (705) 415-2780
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Natalie Lafleur
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8H  (Online Only)
Natalie is a registered social worker with 10+ years of experience working with individuals, families, and children. With an extensive trauma background, she specializes in working with people who have experienced abuse, or who struggle with self-esteem, anger management, communication and conflict resolution in their relationships. The effects of trauma can be unpredictable and persistent, often intruding on our relationships with others, our perception of ourselves, and our overall sense of well-being. Connecting with the right therapist can help you to process, understand and heal from these experiences.
Natalie is a registered social worker with 10+ years of experience working with individuals, families, and children. With an extensive trauma background, she specializes in working with people who have experienced abuse, or who struggle with self-esteem, anger management, communication and conflict resolution in their relationships. The effects of trauma can be unpredictable and persistent, often intruding on our relationships with others, our perception of ourselves, and our overall sense of well-being. Connecting with the right therapist can help you to process, understand and heal from these experiences.
(289) 768-7740 View (289) 768-7740
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Jennifer Barbera Psychology Professional Corp
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8P
Jennifer Barbera & her associates routinely assist adults, adolescents, and couples with anxiety (phobias, social anxiety, panic disorder, agoraphobia, general anxiety, OCD), PTSD, stress, depression, self-harm, distress intolerance, relationship difficulties, anger, alcohol & substance issues, and low self-esteem.
Want a supportive, compassionate & knowledgeable psychologist to help you overcome stress, anxiety, low mood, difficult relationships, trauma or addiction? Want someone to help you finally get unstuck? Sometimes life leaves us feeling overwhelmed, discouraged & unhappy. We can all benefit from an understanding therapist who listens non-judgmentally, encourages, & guides us towards greater clarity, improved symptoms and a new-felt sense of inner calm. Every person & situation is unique, & deserving of individualized, specialized consideration & attention. Let us help you find yourself again!
Jennifer Barbera & her associates routinely assist adults, adolescents, and couples with anxiety (phobias, social anxiety, panic disorder, agoraphobia, general anxiety, OCD), PTSD, stress, depression, self-harm, distress intolerance, relationship difficulties, anger, alcohol & substance issues, and low self-esteem.
Want a supportive, compassionate & knowledgeable psychologist to help you overcome stress, anxiety, low mood, difficult relationships, trauma or addiction? Want someone to help you finally get unstuck? Sometimes life leaves us feeling overwhelmed, discouraged & unhappy. We can all benefit from an understanding therapist who listens non-judgmentally, encourages, & guides us towards greater clarity, improved symptoms and a new-felt sense of inner calm. Every person & situation is unique, & deserving of individualized, specialized consideration & attention. Let us help you find yourself again!
(226) 908-0364 View (226) 908-0364
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Esther Bulk
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L0R
Maybe you or your child are dealing with a difficult life transition, a low mood, anxiety, or perhaps you need an ally, coping strategies, or a new approach with a loved one. Esther has extensive experience supporting children, youth and their families in a variety of ways; from managing various mental health concerns such as depression or anxiety, to supporting individuals with low self-worth, trauma, anger, or aggression. Esther can help with complex family dynamics that are interfering with an individual's functioning. Esther is also practiced in conducting risk assessments and safety planning.
Maybe you or your child are dealing with a difficult life transition, a low mood, anxiety, or perhaps you need an ally, coping strategies, or a new approach with a loved one. Esther has extensive experience supporting children, youth and their families in a variety of ways; from managing various mental health concerns such as depression or anxiety, to supporting individuals with low self-worth, trauma, anger, or aggression. Esther can help with complex family dynamics that are interfering with an individual's functioning. Esther is also practiced in conducting risk assessments and safety planning.
(289) 723-1571 View (289) 723-1571
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Samantha Armstrong
Registered Psychotherapist, BA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8P
Waitlist for new clients
I provide therapy for indivduals who struggle with anxiety, panic attacks, depression, anger mangement, relationship problems, low self esteem, trauma, childhood physical or sexual abuse histories, grief and loss, body image, eating disorders or life transitions. My approach as a psychotherapist is to provide a safe and empathic space for each client to be able to explore whatever struggles may be preventing them from living a life of authenticity, meaningfulness, and joy.
I provide therapy for indivduals who struggle with anxiety, panic attacks, depression, anger mangement, relationship problems, low self esteem, trauma, childhood physical or sexual abuse histories, grief and loss, body image, eating disorders or life transitions. My approach as a psychotherapist is to provide a safe and empathic space for each client to be able to explore whatever struggles may be preventing them from living a life of authenticity, meaningfulness, and joy.
(855) 651-5633 View (855) 651-5633
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Patricia (Patty) Suzanne Frazer
Registered Psychotherapist, CYW, RP
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8R
I have spent the past 30 years working with children, youth and their caregivers providing Mental Health treatment for a wide range of challenges facing families today. Whether it is proactively building resilience, providing age appropriate psycho-education or teaching behaviour management skills and coping strategies, I have experience with trauma, school related difficulties, emotion regulation, anger management, behaviour management, self-esteem, LGBTQ guidance and crisis. I encourage an open mind and a genuine desire to explore ones self to find strength and insight to move forward on their personal journey of life.
I have spent the past 30 years working with children, youth and their caregivers providing Mental Health treatment for a wide range of challenges facing families today. Whether it is proactively building resilience, providing age appropriate psycho-education or teaching behaviour management skills and coping strategies, I have experience with trauma, school related difficulties, emotion regulation, anger management, behaviour management, self-esteem, LGBTQ guidance and crisis. I encourage an open mind and a genuine desire to explore ones self to find strength and insight to move forward on their personal journey of life.
(289) 807-3457 View (289) 807-3457
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Melissa Melia Dunn
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8P
My areas of focus include stress, anxiety, depression, relationship conflict, emotional regulation, parenting challenges, peer conflict, anger, communication challenges, grief, burnout and self-esteem.
I believe everyone is capable of feeling whole. That is to say, living with purpose, feeling confident, calm, and meaningfully connected to themselves and others. And to get there, you don’t need to do it alone. Our sessions will feel collaborative, curious and validating, allowing you to set the pace for what we focus on and explore.
My areas of focus include stress, anxiety, depression, relationship conflict, emotional regulation, parenting challenges, peer conflict, anger, communication challenges, grief, burnout and self-esteem.
I believe everyone is capable of feeling whole. That is to say, living with purpose, feeling confident, calm, and meaningfully connected to themselves and others. And to get there, you don’t need to do it alone. Our sessions will feel collaborative, curious and validating, allowing you to set the pace for what we focus on and explore.
(289) 276-6994 View (289) 276-6994
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Donnica Campbell
Registered Social Worker, CCIP, RSW, BSW
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8S  (Online Only)
I have a deep focus on areas that many individuals face, such as abuse, trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, human trafficking, anger management, self-esteem, and identity.
Embarking on a journey of healing is like taking steps toward a life of health and wellness. In my role, I strive to cultivate a nurturing environment where you can feel secure and embraced as you draw upon your inner strength, progressing towards a state of well-being. My mission involves crafting a space that encourages you to bring forth your true self without any reservations, fostering an atmosphere free from judgment or fear. With a foundation rooted in inclusive and trauma-informed practices, I aim to guide you towards recognizing your strengths and shaping a positive narrative.
I have a deep focus on areas that many individuals face, such as abuse, trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, human trafficking, anger management, self-esteem, and identity.
Embarking on a journey of healing is like taking steps toward a life of health and wellness. In my role, I strive to cultivate a nurturing environment where you can feel secure and embraced as you draw upon your inner strength, progressing towards a state of well-being. My mission involves crafting a space that encourages you to bring forth your true self without any reservations, fostering an atmosphere free from judgment or fear. With a foundation rooted in inclusive and trauma-informed practices, I aim to guide you towards recognizing your strengths and shaping a positive narrative.
(289) 274-6093 View (289) 274-6093
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Natalie J Sobel
Registered Social Worker, BSc, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8P
Emotional pain is awful: not knowing when or even if it will end! The distress we go through in a lifetime from so many sources can feel unbearable at times. I work with people at all ages & stages to lift out of Depression, learn to regulate strong emotions such as Anxiety, Anger, Shame, & Grief; relationship problems; parenting struggles; processing trauma; caring for elderly; issues with aging and health; stress from work/school; improving youth mental health. I aim to create a safe & supportive therapeutic relationship with warmth, compassion, & humour to help clients develop inner resources and Mindfulness to meet life.
Emotional pain is awful: not knowing when or even if it will end! The distress we go through in a lifetime from so many sources can feel unbearable at times. I work with people at all ages & stages to lift out of Depression, learn to regulate strong emotions such as Anxiety, Anger, Shame, & Grief; relationship problems; parenting struggles; processing trauma; caring for elderly; issues with aging and health; stress from work/school; improving youth mental health. I aim to create a safe & supportive therapeutic relationship with warmth, compassion, & humour to help clients develop inner resources and Mindfulness to meet life.
(365) 601-8500 View (365) 601-8500
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Hazim Al-Faouri
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), CCC, MA, HBA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8R  (Online Only)
Areas of interest include trauma, anxiety and low mood, sense of self, ADHD, anger, Couples Therapy, life transitions and more.
Accepting NEW Clients - Ready to conquer stress, anxiety, or sadness and reclaim "feeling like yourself"? Overwhelmed by life's pressures, past traumas, or relationship challenges? Eager to grasp how your thoughts and feelings today connect to your overall sense of self? Seeking a therapist who gets your values and background, connecting you to your past, present, and future experiences? Let's team up to explore your struggles or dive into understanding yourself better. I'm here for both individuals and couples, guiding you through past, present, and future explorations.
Areas of interest include trauma, anxiety and low mood, sense of self, ADHD, anger, Couples Therapy, life transitions and more.
Accepting NEW Clients - Ready to conquer stress, anxiety, or sadness and reclaim "feeling like yourself"? Overwhelmed by life's pressures, past traumas, or relationship challenges? Eager to grasp how your thoughts and feelings today connect to your overall sense of self? Seeking a therapist who gets your values and background, connecting you to your past, present, and future experiences? Let's team up to explore your struggles or dive into understanding yourself better. I'm here for both individuals and couples, guiding you through past, present, and future explorations.
(226) 702-0041 View (226) 702-0041
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Maryam Rostami
Registered Social Worker, MSW RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8V
Other area are treating trauma and Complex PTSD, effective communication healthy expression of anger, and conflict resolution.
If you are struggling to cope with challenges that people don’t understand or can’t be fixed or changed and you tried lots of therapy and modality and are still struggling, this may be helpful for you. I am a clinical social worker and believe that therapy is a gradual journey that brings growth, held within the safety container of the therapist and client. I treat depression, general and social anxiety, panic disorder and OCD and I am specialized in treating Trauma, loss, abuse, sexual assault, and C-PTSD symptoms.
Other area are treating trauma and Complex PTSD, effective communication healthy expression of anger, and conflict resolution.
If you are struggling to cope with challenges that people don’t understand or can’t be fixed or changed and you tried lots of therapy and modality and are still struggling, this may be helpful for you. I am a clinical social worker and believe that therapy is a gradual journey that brings growth, held within the safety container of the therapist and client. I treat depression, general and social anxiety, panic disorder and OCD and I am specialized in treating Trauma, loss, abuse, sexual assault, and C-PTSD symptoms.
(289) 422-0731 View (289) 422-0731
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Krista MacKenzie
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RSSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8N
Welcome, you have taken the first step in putting YOU first. I strongly believe that you are the expert of your own life, and I offer support and tools to help you find your way back to being the healthiest version of you. I have experience working with individuals, couples, and families and provide a space for you to come alone or together to explore your path to healing. I have experience supporting people with complex mental health concerns, with a focus on relationship issues, conflict, anger, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and suicidality. I specialize in supporting families with navigating the healthcare system.
Welcome, you have taken the first step in putting YOU first. I strongly believe that you are the expert of your own life, and I offer support and tools to help you find your way back to being the healthiest version of you. I have experience working with individuals, couples, and families and provide a space for you to come alone or together to explore your path to healing. I have experience supporting people with complex mental health concerns, with a focus on relationship issues, conflict, anger, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and suicidality. I specialize in supporting families with navigating the healthcare system.
(365) 654-6397 View (365) 654-6397
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Angela Hevey
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8W
I am a registered social worker and psychotherapist providing integrated and holistic individual therapy for trauma and stress-related disorders; relationships; grief and loss; depression; anxiety; anger; complex mental health; as well as couples therapy. I offer a supportive, non-judgmental and safe environment for sharing and growth based on your individual needs. Together we will work towards building an understanding of areas that have become problematic to you and examine how they have shaped your experiences.
I am a registered social worker and psychotherapist providing integrated and holistic individual therapy for trauma and stress-related disorders; relationships; grief and loss; depression; anxiety; anger; complex mental health; as well as couples therapy. I offer a supportive, non-judgmental and safe environment for sharing and growth based on your individual needs. Together we will work towards building an understanding of areas that have become problematic to you and examine how they have shaped your experiences.
(289) 206-0542 View (289) 206-0542

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Anger Management Counsellors

How long does therapy take for anger management?

Treatment duration depends on the person’s specific challenges and circumstances. There are treatments for anger problems that are shorter and more goal-oriented, like Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), which can last weeks to months. Others, like Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) may last between six months and a year, while a more intensive treatment, like psychodynamic therapy, is open-ended, and clients may see their therapist for a year or longer.

How do you know if you need therapy for anger management?

Everyone gets mad from time to time. But when angry outbursts become frequent and cause damage to relationships, whether at home or in the office, it may be a good time to look into therapy. A therapist can assess where a client’s anger may be coming from, suggest strategies for averting angry outbursts, and help a client create a plan to become a calmer version of themselves.

Is there medication for anger management?

Medications do exist that help people mitigate the feeling of anger, but these are reserved for people with anger-related psychiatric disorders, such as intermittent explosive disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, or in some cases borderline personality disorder. In these cases, antidepressant medications may be prescribed to help with the client’s symptoms. In most cases of anger management, however, talk therapy is the recommended treatment, along with lifestyle changes where relevant.

What’s the best way to encourage someone to seek help for anger issues?

It’s helpful to express your concern and love for the person while framing therapy as a tool for improving their life. Offering specific examples of how an individual’s behavior affected either themselves or others should be done with compassion and with empathy. It may be useful to devise a game plan—breaking the process down into parts, such as finding a therapist, making appointments, and looking into insurance coverage.