Anger Management Therapists in Sacramento, CA

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Better Decisions Counseling
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LAADC, CA, CADC
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95827
Why choose us? Because of our methods of Cognitive Behavior Theory counseling. Counseling services have a 86% goal success rate! Open till 7:00 by appointment. We offer Supervise visits, Co-parenting, Anger Management, Alcohol Forensic Assessments & Evaluations, Drug testing, a Department of Transportation Substance Abuse Professional (DOT/SAP) Education to help you achieve your goals. Interventions and referrals to residential treatment centers and Sober Living available. Don't forget to like our Facebook page! Call us! Located in Sacramento and nearby.
Why choose us? Because of our methods of Cognitive Behavior Theory counseling. Counseling services have a 86% goal success rate! Open till 7:00 by appointment. We offer Supervise visits, Co-parenting, Anger Management, Alcohol Forensic Assessments & Evaluations, Drug testing, a Department of Transportation Substance Abuse Professional (DOT/SAP) Education to help you achieve your goals. Interventions and referrals to residential treatment centers and Sober Living available. Don't forget to like our Facebook page! Call us! Located in Sacramento and nearby.
(916) 318-3402 View (916) 318-3402
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Vasily Todoriko
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95816  (Online Only)
I have 13 years of experience working with the following problem areas: Anger Management, Anxiety, Assertiveness Skills, Cultural Issues/Immigration, Depression, Family Conflict, Identity Formation, Life Transitions, Relationship Health (Couples, Family, Peer), Religious Issues, Schizophrenia, Self Esteem, and Self-Harm.
Relationships move us, give us life, and can even suck the life out of us. We were made for them. That is why I specialize in them - relationships with friends, family, colleagues, ourselves, our higher power. Properly realigning these problematic, strained, estranged relationships transforms your suffering into purposeful, worthwhile living. Ultimately your fullest life is my goal as your therapist. The greatest gift you can bring to your relationships is you. The best gift you can give the world is your relationships. What will you choose to do with these two important aspects of your one life?
I have 13 years of experience working with the following problem areas: Anger Management, Anxiety, Assertiveness Skills, Cultural Issues/Immigration, Depression, Family Conflict, Identity Formation, Life Transitions, Relationship Health (Couples, Family, Peer), Religious Issues, Schizophrenia, Self Esteem, and Self-Harm.
Relationships move us, give us life, and can even suck the life out of us. We were made for them. That is why I specialize in them - relationships with friends, family, colleagues, ourselves, our higher power. Properly realigning these problematic, strained, estranged relationships transforms your suffering into purposeful, worthwhile living. Ultimately your fullest life is my goal as your therapist. The greatest gift you can bring to your relationships is you. The best gift you can give the world is your relationships. What will you choose to do with these two important aspects of your one life?
(805) 973-0751 View (805) 973-0751
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Amy J Ahlfeld Psyd
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95816
I have a clinical and consulting practice in Midtown working with individuals and couples on parenting, women's issues, relationship violence, and anger management. Additionally, I work as an executive coach with professionally successful Women of Color. As a licensed psychologist, my training and life experience have afforded me the opportunity to provide expert consultation, counseling, and evaluation services. I have conducted short and long term therapy as well as comprehensive assessments pertaining to academic, workplace, or medical-related issues. Specific client populations I work with include executives, men and women of color, adolescents (and families), and domestic violence offenders.
I have a clinical and consulting practice in Midtown working with individuals and couples on parenting, women's issues, relationship violence, and anger management. Additionally, I work as an executive coach with professionally successful Women of Color. As a licensed psychologist, my training and life experience have afforded me the opportunity to provide expert consultation, counseling, and evaluation services. I have conducted short and long term therapy as well as comprehensive assessments pertaining to academic, workplace, or medical-related issues. Specific client populations I work with include executives, men and women of color, adolescents (and families), and domestic violence offenders.
(916) 546-4379 View (916) 546-4379
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I Do Services, LLC
MA, MS, PPS, Author
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95828
Our Workshops include: *** Teen Anger Management & Addiction.
I Do Services is a Woman Minority Owned, Small Business providing Trauma-informed care to our community a Behavior Change specialist, Author & Chaplain. I actively work as a School Psychologist in a local school district. I serve Veterans, 1st Responders, Law Enforcers, & their families that experience trauma and suffer from PTSD through Psycho-educational Workshops. During this Health Pandemic, economic despair, racial disparities, & educational variances, we have experienced negative influences which have exacerbated any & all social emotional functioning systems of communication & interpersonal relationships.
Our Workshops include: *** Teen Anger Management & Addiction.
I Do Services is a Woman Minority Owned, Small Business providing Trauma-informed care to our community a Behavior Change specialist, Author & Chaplain. I actively work as a School Psychologist in a local school district. I serve Veterans, 1st Responders, Law Enforcers, & their families that experience trauma and suffer from PTSD through Psycho-educational Workshops. During this Health Pandemic, economic despair, racial disparities, & educational variances, we have experienced negative influences which have exacerbated any & all social emotional functioning systems of communication & interpersonal relationships.
(916) 252-1236 View (916) 252-1236
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Arielle Grossman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95827
I specialize in adults with anger management, anxiety, depression & trauma.
The first step in any journey takes the courage to start. And you already have! You're here. I know there is still a lot of shame around being vulnerable and asking for help. We live in a world that often demands perfection, high expectations, and pushing ourselves to the max. Struggling with depression, anger, or trauma does not make you a failure. It makes you human. I believe we all have the innate ability to heal ourselves, and therapy can support you in finding that clarity and empowerment.
I specialize in adults with anger management, anxiety, depression & trauma.
The first step in any journey takes the courage to start. And you already have! You're here. I know there is still a lot of shame around being vulnerable and asking for help. We live in a world that often demands perfection, high expectations, and pushing ourselves to the max. Struggling with depression, anger, or trauma does not make you a failure. It makes you human. I believe we all have the innate ability to heal ourselves, and therapy can support you in finding that clarity and empowerment.
(916) 634-1401 View (916) 634-1401
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Rebecca Hahn-Hooten
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95834
I began assisting individuals, families and providing support groups for anger management, art for self-care, parenting, and conflict parenting in 2011.
Hello, and thank you for taking the time to find out if I am the therapist to help YOU! In a telehealth private setting, with a nonjudgmental and hopeful approach to therapy, we can comfortably explore the sources of your stress, change destructive behaviors, and the root of negative thought patterns for personal relief, relationship interactions, and overall life improvement. I am experienced in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment to help those, like you, who are struggling to attain a more acceptable, satisfying, and productive life.
I began assisting individuals, families and providing support groups for anger management, art for self-care, parenting, and conflict parenting in 2011.
Hello, and thank you for taking the time to find out if I am the therapist to help YOU! In a telehealth private setting, with a nonjudgmental and hopeful approach to therapy, we can comfortably explore the sources of your stress, change destructive behaviors, and the root of negative thought patterns for personal relief, relationship interactions, and overall life improvement. I am experienced in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment to help those, like you, who are struggling to attain a more acceptable, satisfying, and productive life.
(530) 489-4867 View (530) 489-4867
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Jordan Davis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 94203  (Online Only)
Hello! I am currently only offering sessions via Telehealth (online video) across California to those 18 and up. I only accept/take Kaiser Nor-Cal or do private pay. I welcome motivated individuals who are ready to go on a journey of healing, self-discovery, & personal growth. I have a strong passion working with college students, adults, the older adult/elderly community, and the LGBTQIA+ community. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, stress or working on your self-esteem, anger management, or communication skills, I am here to create a safe, comfortable, & non-judgmental environment for you to open up & be vulnerable.
Hello! I am currently only offering sessions via Telehealth (online video) across California to those 18 and up. I only accept/take Kaiser Nor-Cal or do private pay. I welcome motivated individuals who are ready to go on a journey of healing, self-discovery, & personal growth. I have a strong passion working with college students, adults, the older adult/elderly community, and the LGBTQIA+ community. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, stress or working on your self-esteem, anger management, or communication skills, I am here to create a safe, comfortable, & non-judgmental environment for you to open up & be vulnerable.
(805) 232-7626 View (805) 232-7626
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Serenity Psychotherapy LLC
Counselor, LPCC, LMFT, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 94203  (Online Only)
I Specialize in Men's and Women's issues: Anger, Relationship, Depression, Anxiety and Alcohol and drug dependency.
Dr. Victoria Coleman: Getting to the root of your pain, learning to deal with it, building upon your strengths then learning to act versus react to people and events is the goal of my approach. I have a long history of working with diverse populations, who have developed varied problems: Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Marital, Parenting, Occupational, grief and more My approach is to work with your strengths; help you to develop new views and skills and then organize them into a plan that works in obtaining your goals.
I Specialize in Men's and Women's issues: Anger, Relationship, Depression, Anxiety and Alcohol and drug dependency.
Dr. Victoria Coleman: Getting to the root of your pain, learning to deal with it, building upon your strengths then learning to act versus react to people and events is the goal of my approach. I have a long history of working with diverse populations, who have developed varied problems: Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Marital, Parenting, Occupational, grief and more My approach is to work with your strengths; help you to develop new views and skills and then organize them into a plan that works in obtaining your goals.
(650) 899-6638 View (650) 899-6638
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Bryan Lemas
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 94203
One of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story. Maybe you’ve been feeling anxious in relationships, in your job, or in your day-to-day life, making each step difficult to navigate. Do you feel like you are in an endless cycle where nothing seems to work out? Minor stressors lead to overwhelming feelings of sadness, fear, or even anger, leaving you feeling like there is something wrong with you. Things may be hard right now, but people aren’t meant to go through difficult times alone. I'm here to tell you, that you do not have to continue feeling empty, disconnected, or unfulfilled.
One of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story. Maybe you’ve been feeling anxious in relationships, in your job, or in your day-to-day life, making each step difficult to navigate. Do you feel like you are in an endless cycle where nothing seems to work out? Minor stressors lead to overwhelming feelings of sadness, fear, or even anger, leaving you feeling like there is something wrong with you. Things may be hard right now, but people aren’t meant to go through difficult times alone. I'm here to tell you, that you do not have to continue feeling empty, disconnected, or unfulfilled.
(530) 418-9319 View (530) 418-9319
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About the Soul Counseling, LCSW Corp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 94203  (Online Only)
Asking for help can be stressful, but you are worth it. I believe that healing begins from the inside out. From our very first session together, we will explore your goals and the issues that concern you the most. Sometimes life can feel overwhelming. You are not alone. I believe that you can have power and control over your own life. I look forward to collaborating with you to create the change that you are seeking. Please contact me today for a free consultation and a good faith estimate of cost. If the courts or your employer sent you to anger management, my team offers a court-ordered anger management program.
Asking for help can be stressful, but you are worth it. I believe that healing begins from the inside out. From our very first session together, we will explore your goals and the issues that concern you the most. Sometimes life can feel overwhelming. You are not alone. I believe that you can have power and control over your own life. I look forward to collaborating with you to create the change that you are seeking. Please contact me today for a free consultation and a good faith estimate of cost. If the courts or your employer sent you to anger management, my team offers a court-ordered anger management program.
(209) 231-8923 View (209) 231-8923
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Gisela Mondragon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95834
Hi there, I'm Gisela! I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California (LMFT) and I have been working in the counseling field since 2014. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including trauma, anger, depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. In my work with clients, I use some leading psychological modalities, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), EMDR, and psychodynamic. I would describe my style as warm and supportive. I will support you in finding the root of the problem and heal any parts of you that need to be healed. I look forward to helping you in any way I can!
Hi there, I'm Gisela! I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California (LMFT) and I have been working in the counseling field since 2014. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including trauma, anger, depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. In my work with clients, I use some leading psychological modalities, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), EMDR, and psychodynamic. I would describe my style as warm and supportive. I will support you in finding the root of the problem and heal any parts of you that need to be healed. I look forward to helping you in any way I can!
(747) 293-4738 View (747) 293-4738
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Stacie Bryant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95823
I have worked with patients suffering from depression, anger, anxiety, grief, PTSD, and suicidal ideation.
Hi, my name is Stacie. I have a history of working with inmates, veterans, and inpatient psychiatric hospitalization.
I have worked with patients suffering from depression, anger, anxiety, grief, PTSD, and suicidal ideation.
Hi, my name is Stacie. I have a history of working with inmates, veterans, and inpatient psychiatric hospitalization.
(747) 285-7556 View (747) 285-7556
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https://headway.co/providers/tosca-toussaint?utm_s
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95822  (Online Only)
Specialties: PTSD, Anxiety, Grief, Women's Issues, Spirituality, Anger Management, Parenting, Stress, Senior Issues, Care Giver Issues, Medical Issues.
I have over 30 years of diverse experience as a Clinical Social Worker and Supervisor with 40 years in the field of social work. I am dedicated to helping you get peace and serenity through your life journey. I provide a comfortable atmosphere for you to talk about your concerns and stressors in your life on telehealth.
Specialties: PTSD, Anxiety, Grief, Women's Issues, Spirituality, Anger Management, Parenting, Stress, Senior Issues, Care Giver Issues, Medical Issues.
I have over 30 years of diverse experience as a Clinical Social Worker and Supervisor with 40 years in the field of social work. I am dedicated to helping you get peace and serenity through your life journey. I provide a comfortable atmosphere for you to talk about your concerns and stressors in your life on telehealth.
(916) 619-3113 View (916) 619-3113
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Eric Burns
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95823  (Online Only)
I work with individuals, couples and families struggling with a variety of life challenges; addiction and chemical dependency (abstinence and harm reduction), dual diagnosis, codependency, men in transition, grief and loss, anger management, self-esteem and healthy self image for teenagers and adults.
Your mental health is very important. Whether you are struggling with a new problem or one that has been on-going, an emotional problem or a bio-chemical one, or even relationship challenges, getting support can make a world of difference. Establishing a safe environment to talk and building a trusting relationship is essential in building a therapeutic relationship. I provide a warm and caring environment for you to trust and share intimate thoughts and feelings, including at times, conflicting thoughts, anxious feelings, depressed mood, traumatic events, etc.
I work with individuals, couples and families struggling with a variety of life challenges; addiction and chemical dependency (abstinence and harm reduction), dual diagnosis, codependency, men in transition, grief and loss, anger management, self-esteem and healthy self image for teenagers and adults.
Your mental health is very important. Whether you are struggling with a new problem or one that has been on-going, an emotional problem or a bio-chemical one, or even relationship challenges, getting support can make a world of difference. Establishing a safe environment to talk and building a trusting relationship is essential in building a therapeutic relationship. I provide a warm and caring environment for you to trust and share intimate thoughts and feelings, including at times, conflicting thoughts, anxious feelings, depressed mood, traumatic events, etc.
(916) 252-4151 View (916) 252-4151
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Zee Hammonds
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95832  (Online Only)
Whether you are experiencing difficulty understanding and experiencing your emotions or if you simply don't understand why you are seeking help and would like help defining your need, kudos to you for taking the first step to seek support. I have experience in facilitating positive change and helping clients discover and live in their authentic selves. It is amazing how this form of support alleviates symptoms perpetuated by anxiety, depression, anger, unresolved trauma, relationship issues, gender, sexual preferences, racial tensions, life stage changes and other stressors.
Whether you are experiencing difficulty understanding and experiencing your emotions or if you simply don't understand why you are seeking help and would like help defining your need, kudos to you for taking the first step to seek support. I have experience in facilitating positive change and helping clients discover and live in their authentic selves. It is amazing how this form of support alleviates symptoms perpetuated by anxiety, depression, anger, unresolved trauma, relationship issues, gender, sexual preferences, racial tensions, life stage changes and other stressors.
(916) 943-7751 View (916) 943-7751
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Dr. Tristan C. Buzzini
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95825
I sincerely believe in whole-person wellness and that mind, body, and spirit need to be nurtured for overall mental health and well-being to be stabilized. It is my hope to support you in taking the steps you believe need to be taken to live a healthy, fulfilling, peaceful, and empowered life. As an expert in mindfulness and meditation, I work with adults and teens to effectively manage symptoms of depression, anxiety, anger, impulsivity, and post-traumatic stress disorder. I am also skilled in working with individuals who struggle with substance use, conduct disorders, and academic challenges.
I sincerely believe in whole-person wellness and that mind, body, and spirit need to be nurtured for overall mental health and well-being to be stabilized. It is my hope to support you in taking the steps you believe need to be taken to live a healthy, fulfilling, peaceful, and empowered life. As an expert in mindfulness and meditation, I work with adults and teens to effectively manage symptoms of depression, anxiety, anger, impulsivity, and post-traumatic stress disorder. I am also skilled in working with individuals who struggle with substance use, conduct disorders, and academic challenges.
(916) 269-5660 View (916) 269-5660
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D. Meghan French
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95816
Shock, grief, anxiety, anger, guilt, and depression-infertility can be devastating even long after they believe they have "moved on" in their plans for a family.
Welcome! I appreciate you stopping at my page. Stress, depression, anxiety and grief can rob us of the energy to enjoy life and stay connected with the people around us. I became a therapist in the hopes of helping people find peace, happiness and wellbeing. I strive to create a safe, supportive environment wherein you can share your story and we can work together to find meaningful and lasting change.
Shock, grief, anxiety, anger, guilt, and depression-infertility can be devastating even long after they believe they have "moved on" in their plans for a family.
Welcome! I appreciate you stopping at my page. Stress, depression, anxiety and grief can rob us of the energy to enjoy life and stay connected with the people around us. I became a therapist in the hopes of helping people find peace, happiness and wellbeing. I strive to create a safe, supportive environment wherein you can share your story and we can work together to find meaningful and lasting change.
(916) 694-1840 View (916) 694-1840
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Melissa Grabau, Ph.D.
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95811
My style as a therapist is both affirmative and challenging. I seek to support and understand you so that we may together identify the obstacles that keep you from living a more fulfilling and creative life. Therapy often involves the following processes: Changing reactive patterns of behavior, like compulsive eating or the destructive use of anger. Learning about your "filters," which are habitual ways of interpreting life events that stem from your unique conditioning. Developing skills to modulate uncomfortable feelings, such as anxiety or sadness. Strengthening your core sense of self and values.
My style as a therapist is both affirmative and challenging. I seek to support and understand you so that we may together identify the obstacles that keep you from living a more fulfilling and creative life. Therapy often involves the following processes: Changing reactive patterns of behavior, like compulsive eating or the destructive use of anger. Learning about your "filters," which are habitual ways of interpreting life events that stem from your unique conditioning. Developing skills to modulate uncomfortable feelings, such as anxiety or sadness. Strengthening your core sense of self and values.
(916) 546-1645 View (916) 546-1645
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Michael Thaden
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, ATR-BC, CHT
Verified Verified
Sacramento, CA 95821
I have worked intensively with clients impacted by grief/loss, trauma, domestic violence, sexual abuse, chemical/co-dependency, anger/impulse control problems, and life transitions.
I believe we come to our most difficult passages in life at opportune times in order to grow toward our true capacity and purpose. I respect that my clients possess the seeds of awareness and expertise to find answers and solutions to their own problems. My role is to facilitate a compassionate perspective to assist in working through difficult emotions, reactive defenses, or protective habits, and open attention back to fruitful areas. I am an advocate for personal development, collaborating in finding useful vantage points for expanding visibility, encouraging resolution, and resumption of the innate growth process.
I have worked intensively with clients impacted by grief/loss, trauma, domestic violence, sexual abuse, chemical/co-dependency, anger/impulse control problems, and life transitions.
I believe we come to our most difficult passages in life at opportune times in order to grow toward our true capacity and purpose. I respect that my clients possess the seeds of awareness and expertise to find answers and solutions to their own problems. My role is to facilitate a compassionate perspective to assist in working through difficult emotions, reactive defenses, or protective habits, and open attention back to fruitful areas. I am an advocate for personal development, collaborating in finding useful vantage points for expanding visibility, encouraging resolution, and resumption of the innate growth process.
(916) 259-3990 View (916) 259-3990
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Nicole Carter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95822  (Online Only)
Do you having feelings that have been held inside you and are stopping you from achieving your goals? Do you want to change the way you feel but have difficulty talking or identifying what may be contributing to feelings of worry, doubt, anger, fear, disappointment and sadness. Research has proven that stress, worry and fear adversely effect our emotional, mental and physical health. Prolonged stress can lead to depression and anxiety which can negatively impact our creativity, relationships and enjoyment of life. Covid-19, Injustice and exposure to Violence are additional layers of stress impacting our wellness. Help is here.
Do you having feelings that have been held inside you and are stopping you from achieving your goals? Do you want to change the way you feel but have difficulty talking or identifying what may be contributing to feelings of worry, doubt, anger, fear, disappointment and sadness. Research has proven that stress, worry and fear adversely effect our emotional, mental and physical health. Prolonged stress can lead to depression and anxiety which can negatively impact our creativity, relationships and enjoyment of life. Covid-19, Injustice and exposure to Violence are additional layers of stress impacting our wellness. Help is here.
(510) 780-3847 View (510) 780-3847
Anger Management Therapists

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.