Anger Management Therapists in San Francisco, CA

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Monica Nunez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94104  (Online Only)
Telehealth appts available now anywhere in CA! I'm a psychoanalyst certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and Eating Disorders. My niche is couples, control issues, communication issues, intimacy issues, guilt, anger, codependency, and trying to please others. My mission is to help you achieve self actualization!
Telehealth appts available now anywhere in CA! I'm a psychoanalyst certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and Eating Disorders. My niche is couples, control issues, communication issues, intimacy issues, guilt, anger, codependency, and trying to please others. My mission is to help you achieve self actualization!
(951) 355-2694 View (951) 355-2694
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Sveta Alshvang
Psychologist, PsyD, MBA, MA
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118
You may struggle with overwhelming anxiety, stress, sadness, guilt, shame, or anger. Perhaps, you are an overachiever or perfectionist, yet you rarely feel "good enough." You may overextend and overcommit yourself at work or with family and feel exhausted and frustrated, as it's difficult to ask for support or say "no." Therapy can help. I have extensive experience in treating anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation, complex PTSD, relationship problems, and issues with anger, shame and self-esteem. I specialize in therapy for lasting change.
You may struggle with overwhelming anxiety, stress, sadness, guilt, shame, or anger. Perhaps, you are an overachiever or perfectionist, yet you rarely feel "good enough." You may overextend and overcommit yourself at work or with family and feel exhausted and frustrated, as it's difficult to ask for support or say "no." Therapy can help. I have extensive experience in treating anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation, complex PTSD, relationship problems, and issues with anger, shame and self-esteem. I specialize in therapy for lasting change.
(650) 215-6194 View (650) 215-6194
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Bradford Smallwood
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94114
I have received extensive training in Anger Management and have facilitated numerous groups for controlling anger.
I'm a Marriage & Family Therapist in the Noe Valley neighborhood of San Francisco. I work primarily with individuals and some families. I have focus and experience in anger management, relationships, life transitions, and trauma. I enjoy working with teenagers and young adults as they develop their personal identity and grow towards healthy independence and need support they cannot get from their peer or parent group. I also work with a large number young adult and mid-life individuals facing career stress/fatigue and life challenges. I was previously the onsite therapist at Square (now Block) at their HQ in SF.
I have received extensive training in Anger Management and have facilitated numerous groups for controlling anger.
I'm a Marriage & Family Therapist in the Noe Valley neighborhood of San Francisco. I work primarily with individuals and some families. I have focus and experience in anger management, relationships, life transitions, and trauma. I enjoy working with teenagers and young adults as they develop their personal identity and grow towards healthy independence and need support they cannot get from their peer or parent group. I also work with a large number young adult and mid-life individuals facing career stress/fatigue and life challenges. I was previously the onsite therapist at Square (now Block) at their HQ in SF.
(415) 592-6216 View (415) 592-6216
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Jason Karageorge
Psychologist, PhD, MS, MPhil
Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94102
Though no two treatments are the same, I specialize in treating addiction, anger, anxiety, and depression, and also specialize in resolving deeper internal conflicts related to identity, relationships, sexuality, and shame.
Life can be incredibly hard, and there is no "manual" for how to navigate life's overwhelming situations and complex emotional experiences. During these tough times, it's common to feel "stuck" and desperately wanting solutions, while struggling to identify them on your own. At this juncture, the objectivity, support, and insight of a licensed clinical psychologist can help you to move through this time in your life. I have witnessed this process, personally, and helped many clients persevere through intense periods of conflict and pain.
Though no two treatments are the same, I specialize in treating addiction, anger, anxiety, and depression, and also specialize in resolving deeper internal conflicts related to identity, relationships, sexuality, and shame.
Life can be incredibly hard, and there is no "manual" for how to navigate life's overwhelming situations and complex emotional experiences. During these tough times, it's common to feel "stuck" and desperately wanting solutions, while struggling to identify them on your own. At this juncture, the objectivity, support, and insight of a licensed clinical psychologist can help you to move through this time in your life. I have witnessed this process, personally, and helped many clients persevere through intense periods of conflict and pain.
(415) 347-8651 View (415) 347-8651
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Jordan Davis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94110  (Online Only)
Hello! I am currently only offering sessions via Telehealth (online video) across the state of California. For clients who live in northern CA, I only accept/take Kaiser Nor-Cal. 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. 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 the state of California. For clients who live in northern CA, I only accept/take Kaiser Nor-Cal. 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. 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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Cecilia M. Lopez
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD, LMFT
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94142  (Online Only)
Do you feel stuck, overwhelmed, stressed, or struggle with anxiety, anger or depression? If so, you are in the right place. Do you have goals you'd like to achieve (any goal imaginable) and are struggling to reach these goals? If so, you are ALSO in the right place. I can provide you the tools to be more in control of your thoughts, emotions and behaviors, live your life in a "flow state," and actualize your dreams and desires.
Do you feel stuck, overwhelmed, stressed, or struggle with anxiety, anger or depression? If so, you are in the right place. Do you have goals you'd like to achieve (any goal imaginable) and are struggling to reach these goals? If so, you are ALSO in the right place. I can provide you the tools to be more in control of your thoughts, emotions and behaviors, live your life in a "flow state," and actualize your dreams and desires.
(669) 271-7138 View (669) 271-7138
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William Gardner
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94104
I specialize in providing individualized care for adults who are experiencing anxiety, panic, depression, phobias, anger or who have been through traumatic experiences.
Are you feeling like things aren't working out the way you want them to? Do you find that anxiety or depression are stopping you from your goals? I am a Stanford educated clinical psychologist. I provide brief, solution-focused interventions combined with an interactive and positive style in order to decrease anxiety and fear, improve your mood, and help you to make your life more effective and enjoyable. Incorporating a variety of cognitive behavioral techniques, we will work together to overcome the issues and challenges getting in the way of you living your life and achieving your goals.
I specialize in providing individualized care for adults who are experiencing anxiety, panic, depression, phobias, anger or who have been through traumatic experiences.
Are you feeling like things aren't working out the way you want them to? Do you find that anxiety or depression are stopping you from your goals? I am a Stanford educated clinical psychologist. I provide brief, solution-focused interventions combined with an interactive and positive style in order to decrease anxiety and fear, improve your mood, and help you to make your life more effective and enjoyable. Incorporating a variety of cognitive behavioral techniques, we will work together to overcome the issues and challenges getting in the way of you living your life and achieving your goals.
(415) 878-3970 View (415) 878-3970
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Robert Schene
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, CGP
Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94102
Some common reasons people come into therapy with me are: dissatisfaction with life and relationships, feeling isolated and alone, anger, patterns of co-dependence or care taking, drug abuse and addiction (computers included), desire to find purpose in life and step into power, feelings of self-judgment, anxiety and depression.
Stepping into therapy with someone is an inherently risky process. You are courageously opening up to someone that you don't really know, in hopes of changing, of finding something new, of building a relationship that can create positive change. I respect those who take the leap and I get the importance that you find the right therapist so that you can be understood at a deep level and begin looking more closely at the places in your life that you would like to see change.
Some common reasons people come into therapy with me are: dissatisfaction with life and relationships, feeling isolated and alone, anger, patterns of co-dependence or care taking, drug abuse and addiction (computers included), desire to find purpose in life and step into power, feelings of self-judgment, anxiety and depression.
Stepping into therapy with someone is an inherently risky process. You are courageously opening up to someone that you don't really know, in hopes of changing, of finding something new, of building a relationship that can create positive change. I respect those who take the leap and I get the importance that you find the right therapist so that you can be understood at a deep level and begin looking more closely at the places in your life that you would like to see change.
(415) 702-0949 View (415) 702-0949
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Cosmin I Gheorghe
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94102  (Online Only)
I have 20+ years experience assisting clients to overcome issues related to Anxiety, Mid-Life Crisis, Burnout, Anger, Depression, Addictive/Compulsive Behavior. My clients say they appreciate my "genuine, therapuetic connection", my "warm, grounded, interactive therapy sessions"; my "solid multi-cultural competency". I am not the kind of therapist that sits and nods. I actively work with you to explore what is hapening and identify the best possible solutions. Finding the right therapist is tricky. This is why I am happy to talk with you on the phone before we decide to work together.
I have 20+ years experience assisting clients to overcome issues related to Anxiety, Mid-Life Crisis, Burnout, Anger, Depression, Addictive/Compulsive Behavior. My clients say they appreciate my "genuine, therapuetic connection", my "warm, grounded, interactive therapy sessions"; my "solid multi-cultural competency". I am not the kind of therapist that sits and nods. I actively work with you to explore what is hapening and identify the best possible solutions. Finding the right therapist is tricky. This is why I am happy to talk with you on the phone before we decide to work together.
(415) 323-3058 View (415) 323-3058
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Kim Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94131
Kim Williams is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Kim believes in the client's ability to see their own strengths to motivate them to take control of situations that ultimately influence the life they want to live. Kim's specialties include Phase of Life Changes, LQBTQ, Anxiety, Depression, Anger Management, and Parenting. Kim also provides Anger Management, Parenting, and Domestic Violence Groups. Kim uses Solution-Focused Therapy, along with CBT, Narrative Therapy, to help clients find the skills needed to bring change and healing to their life.
Kim Williams is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Kim believes in the client's ability to see their own strengths to motivate them to take control of situations that ultimately influence the life they want to live. Kim's specialties include Phase of Life Changes, LQBTQ, Anxiety, Depression, Anger Management, and Parenting. Kim also provides Anger Management, Parenting, and Domestic Violence Groups. Kim uses Solution-Focused Therapy, along with CBT, Narrative Therapy, to help clients find the skills needed to bring change and healing to their life.
(415) 855-9188 View (415) 855-9188
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Matthew Ortega
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94107
Hi, I am a Marriage & Family Therapist licensed in California with over 11 years of experience working as a mental health counselor, therapist, mentor to at-risk youth, and life coach. I have worked with clients (ages 4-70+) with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, personality disorders, relationship issues, career challenges, OCD, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced anger control issues and eating disorders.
Hi, I am a Marriage & Family Therapist licensed in California with over 11 years of experience working as a mental health counselor, therapist, mentor to at-risk youth, and life coach. I have worked with clients (ages 4-70+) with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, personality disorders, relationship issues, career challenges, OCD, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced anger control issues and eating disorders.
(323) 205-7088 View (323) 205-7088
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David S. Wong
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94117
I am trained in the following evidence-based practices: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Dialectical Behavioral Therapy; Seeking Safety; Anger Management.
The work to change and grow can be hard, but it is well worth it. I believe that the fruits of wellness and recovery done earnestly are plentiful: love, joy, peace, self-determination, self-empowerment, growth, change, to name a few. In my work, I view the whole person - mind, body, and spirit - and tailor my interventions that draw on strengths to meet the unique needs of each person. I provide a safe space free of judgment to work through issues together, a space where you feel understood and know that you are heard.
I am trained in the following evidence-based practices: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Dialectical Behavioral Therapy; Seeking Safety; Anger Management.
The work to change and grow can be hard, but it is well worth it. I believe that the fruits of wellness and recovery done earnestly are plentiful: love, joy, peace, self-determination, self-empowerment, growth, change, to name a few. In my work, I view the whole person - mind, body, and spirit - and tailor my interventions that draw on strengths to meet the unique needs of each person. I provide a safe space free of judgment to work through issues together, a space where you feel understood and know that you are heard.
(323) 909-4646 View (323) 909-4646
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Couples Counseling & Therapy Clinic
Psychologist, MA, EdS, EdD, CPQ
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94111
COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL COUPLES THERAPY: Conflict Resolution Skills: Anger management.Infidelity Counseling.Reproductive Counseling. Resolve one issue at a time: diminish name calling/condemnation: hold one another accountable for behavior: minimize mind reading: eliminate verbal/physical abuse: work towards full honesty: build an emotional bank account: improve ratio of favorable/unfavorable interactions: acknowledge each partner's authority. Emotional Maturation: Learn appropriate emotional expression: identify/heal childhood emotional triggers: differentiate between reasonable/unreasonable expectations. Character Development: Improve listening skills: take responsibility for your actions: increase empathy: practice sincere apologies: acknowledge limitations: distinguish:needs/desires: ask for what's important. Eliminate domestic violence. RESTORE ROMANTIC LOVE.
COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL COUPLES THERAPY: Conflict Resolution Skills: Anger management.Infidelity Counseling.Reproductive Counseling. Resolve one issue at a time: diminish name calling/condemnation: hold one another accountable for behavior: minimize mind reading: eliminate verbal/physical abuse: work towards full honesty: build an emotional bank account: improve ratio of favorable/unfavorable interactions: acknowledge each partner's authority. Emotional Maturation: Learn appropriate emotional expression: identify/heal childhood emotional triggers: differentiate between reasonable/unreasonable expectations. Character Development: Improve listening skills: take responsibility for your actions: increase empathy: practice sincere apologies: acknowledge limitations: distinguish:needs/desires: ask for what's important. Eliminate domestic violence. RESTORE ROMANTIC LOVE.
(650) 918-5901 View (650) 918-5901
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Natasha Valdez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94134
My experience includes treating anxiety, depression, anger, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, mood disorders, schizophrenia spectrum disorders, suicide ideation, bipolar disorders, and low self-esteem concerns.
Hi there, my name is Natasha Valdez. I am Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been working in the mental health field for over 9 years with children and adults. My approach to therapy is a collaborative individualized approach, tailored to each client's needs. During the process of building rapport and assessing the client's needs, we as a team (I and the client), will determine the best therapeutic approach, to support the client along the journey of healing and understanding of oneself.
My experience includes treating anxiety, depression, anger, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, mood disorders, schizophrenia spectrum disorders, suicide ideation, bipolar disorders, and low self-esteem concerns.
Hi there, my name is Natasha Valdez. I am Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I have been working in the mental health field for over 9 years with children and adults. My approach to therapy is a collaborative individualized approach, tailored to each client's needs. During the process of building rapport and assessing the client's needs, we as a team (I and the client), will determine the best therapeutic approach, to support the client along the journey of healing and understanding of oneself.
(562) 554-7314 View (562) 554-7314
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Steve Lehrman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94107  (Online Only)
It's a challenge to be in this world. You want to be considerate and kind; you also want to fulfill your potential. Were you were raised with a lot of "shoulds"? Were you told to control or ignore your feelings? Are there issues with anger- yours or anger from loved ones? Anger can lead to feelings of shame. But finding the feelings beneath the anger, you can accept and love yourself. And that can change your life. Here's an old, fun riddle about therapy: "How many therapists does it take to change a light bulb?" "One- but the lightbulb has to want to change." My ideal client may not know how to, but they want to change.
It's a challenge to be in this world. You want to be considerate and kind; you also want to fulfill your potential. Were you were raised with a lot of "shoulds"? Were you told to control or ignore your feelings? Are there issues with anger- yours or anger from loved ones? Anger can lead to feelings of shame. But finding the feelings beneath the anger, you can accept and love yourself. And that can change your life. Here's an old, fun riddle about therapy: "How many therapists does it take to change a light bulb?" "One- but the lightbulb has to want to change." My ideal client may not know how to, but they want to change.
(213) 316-6325 View (213) 316-6325
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Julie Seden-Hansen
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
4 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94109
I am accepting new clients! I am, however, no longer accepting insurance directly, except CenCal MediCal. I have helped families, men, women, and children work through all kinds of issues, including anger, anxiety and depression. I have an eclectic approach, tailoring our work to suit your needs- working on healing and/ or changing behavior. I am outgoing, directive and we get results. Our website is www.CaliforniaTherapyThatWorks.com.
I am accepting new clients! I am, however, no longer accepting insurance directly, except CenCal MediCal. I have helped families, men, women, and children work through all kinds of issues, including anger, anxiety and depression. I have an eclectic approach, tailoring our work to suit your needs- working on healing and/ or changing behavior. I am outgoing, directive and we get results. Our website is www.CaliforniaTherapyThatWorks.com.
(805) 423-4028 View (805) 423-4028
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Dr. Tonia Vojtkofsky
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104
Guided by the principles of neuroplasticity, I help clients mindfully navigate symptoms of physical illness, pain, depression, anxiety, grief, anger, and distorted thought patterns through Mindfulness-Based therapies, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, psychodynamic and attachment-based therapies, and skills-based therapies such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
I believe there is hope for you, no matter what you are struggling with, or how intense your suffering is. I am dedicated to providing compassionate and evidenced-based treatments that empower people to learn, grow, and heal.
Guided by the principles of neuroplasticity, I help clients mindfully navigate symptoms of physical illness, pain, depression, anxiety, grief, anger, and distorted thought patterns through Mindfulness-Based therapies, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, psychodynamic and attachment-based therapies, and skills-based therapies such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
I believe there is hope for you, no matter what you are struggling with, or how intense your suffering is. I am dedicated to providing compassionate and evidenced-based treatments that empower people to learn, grow, and heal.
(707) 232-8492 View (707) 232-8492
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Serenity Psychotherapy LLC
Counselor, LPCC, LMFT, LCSW
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94105  (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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Paul Julio Calloway
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94109
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in treating anxiety, PTSD, anger management, depression, OCD, co-dependency and sexual addiction.
As a therapist, I would like to create a safe place to discuss and process your feelings. The most important thing for me is building trust and rapport so that the therapeutic process can commence. I am here to provide guidance and tailor my counseling interventions to address your specific needs. I identify as a therapist of color specializing in working with communities of color.
I specialize in treating anxiety, PTSD, anger management, depression, OCD, co-dependency and sexual addiction.
As a therapist, I would like to create a safe place to discuss and process your feelings. The most important thing for me is building trust and rapport so that the therapeutic process can commence. I am here to provide guidance and tailor my counseling interventions to address your specific needs. I identify as a therapist of color specializing in working with communities of color.
(510) 983-7753 View (510) 983-7753
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Jermaine L Dictado
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
San Francisco, CA 94123
I work with adults (18+) who are having difficulties with negative self-talk, emotion regulation, and conflicts in relationships. These difficulties can often look like depression, anxiety, intense stress, anger, poor self-esteem, self-harm, suicidal thoughts and more. I also work with couples who are having difficulties with communication, connecting with each other, and resolving conflicts. I am here to support you with these challenges. Looking for a therapist can especially be difficult in addition to facing current struggles in our life. Feel free to call for a free 15-minute consultation to see how I may be able to help.
I work with adults (18+) who are having difficulties with negative self-talk, emotion regulation, and conflicts in relationships. These difficulties can often look like depression, anxiety, intense stress, anger, poor self-esteem, self-harm, suicidal thoughts and more. I also work with couples who are having difficulties with communication, connecting with each other, and resolving conflicts. I am here to support you with these challenges. Looking for a therapist can especially be difficult in addition to facing current struggles in our life. Feel free to call for a free 15-minute consultation to see how I may be able to help.
(619) 292-0452 View (619) 292-0452

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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.