Anger Management Therapists in Chicago, IL

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Austin Tyus-Michalak
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60623
I received my Master of Social Work degree from the University of Illinois and have several years of experience providing therapy to adolescents, adults, seniors, and families. I’ve worked in inpatient and outpatient settings, focusing on anger management, anxiety, behavioral issues, depression, and job stress. I specialize in utilizing a variety of effective intervention approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), strengths based, solutions focused, harm reduction, and motivational interviewing. I allow my patients to lead the sessions while providing support, validation, and insight.
I received my Master of Social Work degree from the University of Illinois and have several years of experience providing therapy to adolescents, adults, seniors, and families. I’ve worked in inpatient and outpatient settings, focusing on anger management, anxiety, behavioral issues, depression, and job stress. I specialize in utilizing a variety of effective intervention approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), strengths based, solutions focused, harm reduction, and motivational interviewing. I allow my patients to lead the sessions while providing support, validation, and insight.
(312) 584-3276 View (312) 584-3276
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Nancy Anderson
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60639
My name is Nancy Anderson. I am a licensed, clinical professional counselor, and also a certified alcohol and drug counselor. I have a passion for working with clients, experiencing life transitions, including divorce and bereavement issues, stress management, anger management, and those clients interested in personal growth. Additionally, I enjoy working with young adults, college students, substance abuse, and invocational Counseling. I employ CBT(cognitive behavioral therapy). I believe the mind is the most powerful organ in our body.
My name is Nancy Anderson. I am a licensed, clinical professional counselor, and also a certified alcohol and drug counselor. I have a passion for working with clients, experiencing life transitions, including divorce and bereavement issues, stress management, anger management, and those clients interested in personal growth. Additionally, I enjoy working with young adults, college students, substance abuse, and invocational Counseling. I employ CBT(cognitive behavioral therapy). I believe the mind is the most powerful organ in our body.
(773) 741-9711 View (773) 741-9711
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Robert J. Portsche, Jr
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60614
With 20 years of experience in residential, inpatient, and outpatient settings, my primary focus is helping individuals of all ages better deal with emotional regulation. This includes a range of mental health conditions, including ADHD, depression, anxiety, autism spectrum, obsessions, anger management, and interpersonal conflicts. I work with children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced significant life stressors and are looking for positive ways of coping. I provide both short- and long-term therapy for individuals seeking healthier methods of understanding and dealing with a variety of life issues.
With 20 years of experience in residential, inpatient, and outpatient settings, my primary focus is helping individuals of all ages better deal with emotional regulation. This includes a range of mental health conditions, including ADHD, depression, anxiety, autism spectrum, obsessions, anger management, and interpersonal conflicts. I work with children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced significant life stressors and are looking for positive ways of coping. I provide both short- and long-term therapy for individuals seeking healthier methods of understanding and dealing with a variety of life issues.
(847) 892-4773 View (847) 892-4773
Sara Herman
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60606  (Online Only)
Are you finding your anxiety or anger to be more difficult to manage? Is life becoming more stressful? Knowing where to begin can be overwhelming, and I'm here to help.
Are you finding your anxiety or anger to be more difficult to manage? Is life becoming more stressful? Knowing where to begin can be overwhelming, and I'm here to help.
(224) 218-5785 View (224) 218-5785
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Darryl Clayton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60607  (Online Only)
In our work together, my goal is to help you release anger, self-doubt, and a sense of failure to embrace success in your relationships, career, and other significant areas of life.
Yes! You are ready, and I am here to help! It is not always easy to seek help in a world in which you often feel unsafe, unseen, unprotected, and at times perceived as a threat. Far too often, you are met with unrealistic expectations on how you're "supposed" to feel and express emotions and what it means "to be a man." I have been able to transform the lives of teenagers and adults who've had significant difficulty managing stress, regulating their emotions, navigating social situations, and processing loss and grief.
In our work together, my goal is to help you release anger, self-doubt, and a sense of failure to embrace success in your relationships, career, and other significant areas of life.
Yes! You are ready, and I am here to help! It is not always easy to seek help in a world in which you often feel unsafe, unseen, unprotected, and at times perceived as a threat. Far too often, you are met with unrealistic expectations on how you're "supposed" to feel and express emotions and what it means "to be a man." I have been able to transform the lives of teenagers and adults who've had significant difficulty managing stress, regulating their emotions, navigating social situations, and processing loss and grief.
(312) 906-7849 View (312) 906-7849
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Richard Goldin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60639
Hello, I'm an LCSW with over 29 years of experience. I have extensive experience working with individuals and couples. Issues I have experience and knowledge in are depression/anxiety, substance use issues, relationship issues - committed intimate relationships and extended family, adversity in childhood that leads to trauma response in emotional processing, ADHD, LGBTQ issues, working with individuals who lack clarity in purpose and how to move forward, grief/loss, and anger management. I utilize effective clinical tools to help individuals and couples and also incorporate healthy spirituality in my counseling practice.
Hello, I'm an LCSW with over 29 years of experience. I have extensive experience working with individuals and couples. Issues I have experience and knowledge in are depression/anxiety, substance use issues, relationship issues - committed intimate relationships and extended family, adversity in childhood that leads to trauma response in emotional processing, ADHD, LGBTQ issues, working with individuals who lack clarity in purpose and how to move forward, grief/loss, and anger management. I utilize effective clinical tools to help individuals and couples and also incorporate healthy spirituality in my counseling practice.
(773) 912-0192 View (773) 912-0192
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Thomas R Pickens
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CADC, MS
Not Verified Not Verified
Chicago, IL 60640
I am well versed in the pharmacology and neurobiology of addiction, alternative approaches to the 12 steps, anger management, CBT, the Matrix approach to addictions treatment (evidence based) and mindfulness-based approaches.
I have worked with people from all walks of life for over two decades. I am goal-oriented, like to get to the point, and work with you to offer real-life solutions, instead of staying stuck in the past. Yes, I'm compassionate and gently curious too, but I like to get down to nitty-gritty and get you feeling better ASAP. I also have a degree in philosophy and enjoy helping people look for meaning in their lives if that is what they need to feel better about themselves
I am well versed in the pharmacology and neurobiology of addiction, alternative approaches to the 12 steps, anger management, CBT, the Matrix approach to addictions treatment (evidence based) and mindfulness-based approaches.
I have worked with people from all walks of life for over two decades. I am goal-oriented, like to get to the point, and work with you to offer real-life solutions, instead of staying stuck in the past. Yes, I'm compassionate and gently curious too, but I like to get down to nitty-gritty and get you feeling better ASAP. I also have a degree in philosophy and enjoy helping people look for meaning in their lives if that is what they need to feel better about themselves
(312) 313-9785 View (312) 313-9785
Solutions Counseling & Consulting Group
Counselor, EdD, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60643
We specialize in Solution-Focused, Trauma-Informed and Cognitive Behavioral therapies for those experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, anger management, domestic violence, DUI, gambling and a host of other mental health needs.
Finding solutions to "Heal Hearts and Mend Minds", is the vision of Solutions Counseling & Consulting Group. With a combined 26 years of behavioral/mental health, child welfare, juvenile justice, and public health experience, our group of trained mental health professionals are here to assist you in finding ways to not only handle, but conquer your every day challenges.
We specialize in Solution-Focused, Trauma-Informed and Cognitive Behavioral therapies for those experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, anger management, domestic violence, DUI, gambling and a host of other mental health needs.
Finding solutions to "Heal Hearts and Mend Minds", is the vision of Solutions Counseling & Consulting Group. With a combined 26 years of behavioral/mental health, child welfare, juvenile justice, and public health experience, our group of trained mental health professionals are here to assist you in finding ways to not only handle, but conquer your every day challenges.
(872) 401-8897 View (872) 401-8897
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Steve Ploum
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60643  (Online Only)
How does one eat an elephant? "One bite at a time." I will assist with defining/understanding your elephant, with finding the best place to start and I'll support you along the way. I've worked extensively with and understand the issues of individuals/spouses/families of city workers (police, fire, etc.) and others dealing with anxiety, depression, anger management issues, addictions, trauma & situational stress, and life transitions. I specialize in individual therapy and I'm trained in CBT and as an art therapist who specializes in helping other tap their creative powers and in find balance in living creatively.
How does one eat an elephant? "One bite at a time." I will assist with defining/understanding your elephant, with finding the best place to start and I'll support you along the way. I've worked extensively with and understand the issues of individuals/spouses/families of city workers (police, fire, etc.) and others dealing with anxiety, depression, anger management issues, addictions, trauma & situational stress, and life transitions. I specialize in individual therapy and I'm trained in CBT and as an art therapist who specializes in helping other tap their creative powers and in find balance in living creatively.
(708) 934-4242 View (708) 934-4242
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Inna Popko
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, CADC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60614
Inna's clinical interests include working with children, adolescents, adults and families, providing addiction counseling, anger management, and trauma focused treatment.
Using an eclectic psychotherapy approach to address unique client needs, Inna helps clients and their families overcome impulsive, self-destructive behaviors. Her strategies enable people to better manage anger, cope with depression and anxiety, overcome addiction, promote personal growth, and exude higher levels of self-esteem while living happier, more successful lives. Inna integrates cultural fluency, her diverse understanding of cultural intelligence and interpersonal communications in multiple languages allows her to conquer barriers associated with cross-cultural differences.
Inna's clinical interests include working with children, adolescents, adults and families, providing addiction counseling, anger management, and trauma focused treatment.
Using an eclectic psychotherapy approach to address unique client needs, Inna helps clients and their families overcome impulsive, self-destructive behaviors. Her strategies enable people to better manage anger, cope with depression and anxiety, overcome addiction, promote personal growth, and exude higher levels of self-esteem while living happier, more successful lives. Inna integrates cultural fluency, her diverse understanding of cultural intelligence and interpersonal communications in multiple languages allows her to conquer barriers associated with cross-cultural differences.
(847) 443-5471 View (847) 443-5471
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Quisha Dudley
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60643
I am also excited to provide a safe space for clients to develop coping skills for issues of anxiety, depression, trauma, women's issues, men's issue, family separation, and anger management.
I have had the pleasure of working with individuals, couples, and families from a variety of backgrounds coping with a range of concerns. I believe that the client and counselor being in partnership helps to build a strong therapeutic relationship which creates and models healing, self-discovery, and holistic wellness.
I am also excited to provide a safe space for clients to develop coping skills for issues of anxiety, depression, trauma, women's issues, men's issue, family separation, and anger management.
I have had the pleasure of working with individuals, couples, and families from a variety of backgrounds coping with a range of concerns. I believe that the client and counselor being in partnership helps to build a strong therapeutic relationship which creates and models healing, self-discovery, and holistic wellness.
(708) 576-4821 View (708) 576-4821
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Chasity Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60613  (Online Only)
I have experience providing therapy for children, adolescents and adults who present with but not limited to anxiety, depression, anger management, family/couples issues, ADHD, behavioral issues and more.
Welcome! I look forward to working with you. I’m versatile and cater my approach to fit each person’s needs. I embrace differences and similarities. I strive to create a safe and open environment which is very important to develop an effective therapeutic relationship and to initiate the healing process. I’m an engaging person who is very compassionate about helping others win. I will put my best foot forward to help you find your spark. It’s rewarding and fulfilling. I believe that anyone can benefit from therapy. I will help you identify your strengths, needs and desires to work towards establishing a winning atmosphere.
I have experience providing therapy for children, adolescents and adults who present with but not limited to anxiety, depression, anger management, family/couples issues, ADHD, behavioral issues and more.
Welcome! I look forward to working with you. I’m versatile and cater my approach to fit each person’s needs. I embrace differences and similarities. I strive to create a safe and open environment which is very important to develop an effective therapeutic relationship and to initiate the healing process. I’m an engaging person who is very compassionate about helping others win. I will put my best foot forward to help you find your spark. It’s rewarding and fulfilling. I believe that anyone can benefit from therapy. I will help you identify your strengths, needs and desires to work towards establishing a winning atmosphere.
(872) 395-4414 View (872) 395-4414
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Timberly Robinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, CAMS II
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60606  (Online Only)
Struggling with substance abuse, anxiety, depression, stress management, life transitions, relationship conflicts, anger, or self-esteem issues? Having a safe space to process these challenges with support is crucial. You deserve a therapist you can trust to have your best interests in mind as you regain control of your life, find peace, and achieve lasting well-being. Whether your goal is sobriety, symptom management, adaptability, self-worth, resilience, improved relationships, or a better quality of life, your journey to personal growth starts here. Let's take the first step towards healing and growth together.
Struggling with substance abuse, anxiety, depression, stress management, life transitions, relationship conflicts, anger, or self-esteem issues? Having a safe space to process these challenges with support is crucial. You deserve a therapist you can trust to have your best interests in mind as you regain control of your life, find peace, and achieve lasting well-being. Whether your goal is sobriety, symptom management, adaptability, self-worth, resilience, improved relationships, or a better quality of life, your journey to personal growth starts here. Let's take the first step towards healing and growth together.
(224) 328-3840 View (224) 328-3840
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Brandy Porche
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA, CAMS-I
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60637
My counseling specialties include Marriage & Pre-Marital, Family, Divorce, Co-Parenting, & Anger Management Counseling.
Licensed in Texas and Illinois. As we navigate our unique journey in life, sometimes additional support is needed along the way. My interactions with clients are grounded in compassion, respect, empathy, and an understanding of cultural impacts. My role as a therapist is to help educate and empower clients so that they develop the insight and skills necessary to overcome their own personal and situational challenges. Examining the core of your presenting symptoms can be challenging but you are worth the life changing experience. I work with couples, families, & individuals including adults and adolescents ages 14+.
My counseling specialties include Marriage & Pre-Marital, Family, Divorce, Co-Parenting, & Anger Management Counseling.
Licensed in Texas and Illinois. As we navigate our unique journey in life, sometimes additional support is needed along the way. My interactions with clients are grounded in compassion, respect, empathy, and an understanding of cultural impacts. My role as a therapist is to help educate and empower clients so that they develop the insight and skills necessary to overcome their own personal and situational challenges. Examining the core of your presenting symptoms can be challenging but you are worth the life changing experience. I work with couples, families, & individuals including adults and adolescents ages 14+.
(469) 436-9298 View (469) 436-9298
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Robert Emer
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60654
Anxiety, depression, anger management issues, substance abuse, or personal life changes are all very real problems. If you are experiencing any of these, therapy can be very beneficial. I utilize solution focused client specific techniques, coinciding with the development of a solid therapeutic relationship with my clients. It is my belief that these are the key ingredients to getting the most out of therapy and feeling better in your life.
Anxiety, depression, anger management issues, substance abuse, or personal life changes are all very real problems. If you are experiencing any of these, therapy can be very beneficial. I utilize solution focused client specific techniques, coinciding with the development of a solid therapeutic relationship with my clients. It is my belief that these are the key ingredients to getting the most out of therapy and feeling better in your life.
(630) 491-6202 View (630) 491-6202
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Joshua Boyd
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60618  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with children to young adults to navigate things such as autism, trauma, anxiety & depression, identity, anger management, communication, eating disorders, and school/career decisions.
Even when life is seemingly going well, our thoughts and feelings can make our days and nights a struggle. Living with mental illness or going through a challenging time can be like there is an ever-looming cloud blocking us from feeling the sun. It is my belief that therapy can help us see and feel the light again. Depression, anxiety, ADHD, behavioral or personality issues, and abuse & trauma can make us feel like we’re alone and without hope. Therapy can be a place where you don’t have to go through life’s struggles alone and get to learn coping strategies and solutions.
I specialize in working with children to young adults to navigate things such as autism, trauma, anxiety & depression, identity, anger management, communication, eating disorders, and school/career decisions.
Even when life is seemingly going well, our thoughts and feelings can make our days and nights a struggle. Living with mental illness or going through a challenging time can be like there is an ever-looming cloud blocking us from feeling the sun. It is my belief that therapy can help us see and feel the light again. Depression, anxiety, ADHD, behavioral or personality issues, and abuse & trauma can make us feel like we’re alone and without hope. Therapy can be a place where you don’t have to go through life’s struggles alone and get to learn coping strategies and solutions.
(773) 830-3374 View (773) 830-3374
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Julie Field LCPC Counseling Services, LLC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, CADC, CAMSII
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60654  (Online Only)
I work with adults struggling with Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Drug & Alcohol Addiction, Anger management, Low Self-Esteem, Domestic Violence, Grief issues etc.
Seeking counseling is a courageous first step toward healing, and I am here to help! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Certified Anger Management Specialist. I have extensive experience working in the mental health field with Adults (18 & over) since 2001. I obtained a B.A degree from NEIU and a M.A. degree in Professional Counseling from Argosy University. I have enjoyed working with client's in a variety of settings including; Private Practice, Psychiatric units, Hospital ER's, a Halfway House, Crisis Center, Domestic Violence Shelter and Correctional Center.
I work with adults struggling with Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Drug & Alcohol Addiction, Anger management, Low Self-Esteem, Domestic Violence, Grief issues etc.
Seeking counseling is a courageous first step toward healing, and I am here to help! I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Certified Anger Management Specialist. I have extensive experience working in the mental health field with Adults (18 & over) since 2001. I obtained a B.A degree from NEIU and a M.A. degree in Professional Counseling from Argosy University. I have enjoyed working with client's in a variety of settings including; Private Practice, Psychiatric units, Hospital ER's, a Halfway House, Crisis Center, Domestic Violence Shelter and Correctional Center.
(630) 793-4037 View (630) 793-4037
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Yolanda Cosey
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, MA, LCPC, NCC, CAMS-II
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60643
Struggling to control your anger in a meaningful and productive way? Anger Management is what you may need.
Hello! Do you find it difficult to stay focused, falling and remaining asleep, or enjoy daily activities? Are you looking for a counselor who is willing to listen to your concerns? Look no further, I am dedicated to welcoming those who are experiencing challenges in their lives and find themselves needing support, safety, and comfort in order to create improved relationships and better lives. I offer a nonjudgmental and safe environment where we can explore challenges and develop solutions together. The use of talk therapy helps us gain a better understanding of ourselves, our patterns and our goals.
Struggling to control your anger in a meaningful and productive way? Anger Management is what you may need.
Hello! Do you find it difficult to stay focused, falling and remaining asleep, or enjoy daily activities? Are you looking for a counselor who is willing to listen to your concerns? Look no further, I am dedicated to welcoming those who are experiencing challenges in their lives and find themselves needing support, safety, and comfort in order to create improved relationships and better lives. I offer a nonjudgmental and safe environment where we can explore challenges and develop solutions together. The use of talk therapy helps us gain a better understanding of ourselves, our patterns and our goals.
(312) 818-4443 View (312) 818-4443
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Fred Waltzer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Chicago, IL 60645
Anxiety, anger and feeling down diminish your quality of life. These intense emotions reduce personal comfort and disrupt important relationships. I have partnered with many clients to mobilize personal strengths and abilities to address these issues. I utilize easy to understand, direct and effective short term counseling. I am open, understanding and view therapy as a path to personal growth.
Anxiety, anger and feeling down diminish your quality of life. These intense emotions reduce personal comfort and disrupt important relationships. I have partnered with many clients to mobilize personal strengths and abilities to address these issues. I utilize easy to understand, direct and effective short term counseling. I am open, understanding and view therapy as a path to personal growth.
(773) 451-8023 View (773) 451-8023
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Fernando Cisneros
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CAADC, CODP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chicago, IL 60638
I have successfully treated low self-esteem, depression and anxiety; trust/intimacy issues; parents and children with home and school issues; interpersonal relationships difficulties; life transitions and health issues; work problems, grief, sexual abuse, anger, stress management, parenting, domestic violence, trauma, mood disorders, addictions, etc.
Bilingual and bicultural psychotherapist with over 18 years of experience. I will address your concerns with warmth and total acceptance in a non-judgmental and safe therapeutic environment that fosters healing, self-knowledge, a sense of freedom and expression, vitality, inner peace, joy, and the creation of inspiring possibilities for growth and fulfillment in your life. We will work together to overcome your life stressors so that you develop inner strength and a sense of self-empowerment. You will be lifted to new heights; to an awareness of self and of your higher power.
I have successfully treated low self-esteem, depression and anxiety; trust/intimacy issues; parents and children with home and school issues; interpersonal relationships difficulties; life transitions and health issues; work problems, grief, sexual abuse, anger, stress management, parenting, domestic violence, trauma, mood disorders, addictions, etc.
Bilingual and bicultural psychotherapist with over 18 years of experience. I will address your concerns with warmth and total acceptance in a non-judgmental and safe therapeutic environment that fosters healing, self-knowledge, a sense of freedom and expression, vitality, inner peace, joy, and the creation of inspiring possibilities for growth and fulfillment in your life. We will work together to overcome your life stressors so that you develop inner strength and a sense of self-empowerment. You will be lifted to new heights; to an awareness of self and of your higher power.
(708) 340-6278 View (708) 340-6278

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.