Anger Management Therapists in Raleigh, NC

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Vincent M Wright
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, FBMHP
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27603  (Online Only)
**Accepting New Clients** Life can be overwhelming, confusing, disappointing, and painful. Life can be very fast-paced, and it can be very difficult in knowing how to keep up. If you’re feeling depressed, or having difficulty with friendships/relationships/family/job, therapy can help. Are the experiences earlier in your life (childhood and/or early adulthood) impacting you now? Is it difficult to make healthy choices? Do you have anger issues? Do you struggle to share emotions that are natural and more vulnerable? Therapy can aid a person in making healthy choices, and improve your daily decision-making.
**Accepting New Clients** Life can be overwhelming, confusing, disappointing, and painful. Life can be very fast-paced, and it can be very difficult in knowing how to keep up. If you’re feeling depressed, or having difficulty with friendships/relationships/family/job, therapy can help. Are the experiences earlier in your life (childhood and/or early adulthood) impacting you now? Is it difficult to make healthy choices? Do you have anger issues? Do you struggle to share emotions that are natural and more vulnerable? Therapy can aid a person in making healthy choices, and improve your daily decision-making.
(919) 944-8293 View (919) 944-8293
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Jason Robert Cole
Counselor, MA, LCMHC, CAMS-II
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27615
Jason Cole is a mental health counselor with experience working with children, adolescents and adults using a variety of theoretical perspectives in individual, group, couples and family therapy sessions. His area of expertise is in working with children, adolescents, young adults, and adults with a diverse range of needs and difficulties in traditional talk therapy. Jason enjoys working with clients to create and meet life goals through times of difficulty or uncertainty, and has worked extensively in the areas of life changes, anger management, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, behavioral issues, and depression.
Jason Cole is a mental health counselor with experience working with children, adolescents and adults using a variety of theoretical perspectives in individual, group, couples and family therapy sessions. His area of expertise is in working with children, adolescents, young adults, and adults with a diverse range of needs and difficulties in traditional talk therapy. Jason enjoys working with clients to create and meet life goals through times of difficulty or uncertainty, and has worked extensively in the areas of life changes, anger management, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, behavioral issues, and depression.
(919) 289-8053 View (919) 289-8053
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Nanette Floyd Patterson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27609
As a Christian Therapist, I help Christian women and girls ages 13+ with challenges related to anxiety, depression, anger, low self-esteem, ADHD, rejection, guilt, shame, self-worth, and stress. Also, I support women who are struggling with issues related to infidelity and divorce. I believe self-care post-divorce is so important. My approach is non-judgmental, safe, and caring which are essential to the healing process of moving forward. Individuals DO NOT have to be Christian. Christian views are not forced on individuals. I want women to know they matter too. Peace, hope, and healing are essential to living your great life.
As a Christian Therapist, I help Christian women and girls ages 13+ with challenges related to anxiety, depression, anger, low self-esteem, ADHD, rejection, guilt, shame, self-worth, and stress. Also, I support women who are struggling with issues related to infidelity and divorce. I believe self-care post-divorce is so important. My approach is non-judgmental, safe, and caring which are essential to the healing process of moving forward. Individuals DO NOT have to be Christian. Christian views are not forced on individuals. I want women to know they matter too. Peace, hope, and healing are essential to living your great life.
(919) 701-4852 View (919) 701-4852
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Heather Leigh Alexander
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27615
I work with all ranges of concerns from anger to suicidal thoughts, offering a safe environment where concerns can be addressed, managed and behaviors can be modified to improve the life of the child and family.
Anyone can benefit from taking a step away from the chaos and listening to their bodies and the help that it is asking for. Through soothing and tactile sessions such as painting and sand, calming music and a lot of plants, let's figure out why we feel angry and what we can do instead of yelling. Why we are self-harming and what are other ways to manage? What is the root of the family fights? Parents, let's find something different to do because at the end of the day, I know you want happiness and love. Come as you are, and you will be welcomed. I embrace all with a warm heart, an open ear and with hot chocolate :)
I work with all ranges of concerns from anger to suicidal thoughts, offering a safe environment where concerns can be addressed, managed and behaviors can be modified to improve the life of the child and family.
Anyone can benefit from taking a step away from the chaos and listening to their bodies and the help that it is asking for. Through soothing and tactile sessions such as painting and sand, calming music and a lot of plants, let's figure out why we feel angry and what we can do instead of yelling. Why we are self-harming and what are other ways to manage? What is the root of the family fights? Parents, let's find something different to do because at the end of the day, I know you want happiness and love. Come as you are, and you will be welcomed. I embrace all with a warm heart, an open ear and with hot chocolate :)
(984) 833-0137 View (984) 833-0137
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Matthew Smith
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27601  (Online Only)
Matt Smith is a Nationally Certified Counselor and Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor who has worked in various counseling and education settings for approximately 14 years. He has counseled elementary school students, middle school students, high school students, college dormitory residents, adult college students, and adults in the workforce. Matt has also helped clients work through a variety of issues, such as relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, PTSD, homelessness, divorce, academic difficulties, attention deficit, anger management, assault survival, and inmate transition back into society.
Matt Smith is a Nationally Certified Counselor and Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor who has worked in various counseling and education settings for approximately 14 years. He has counseled elementary school students, middle school students, high school students, college dormitory residents, adult college students, and adults in the workforce. Matt has also helped clients work through a variety of issues, such as relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, PTSD, homelessness, divorce, academic difficulties, attention deficit, anger management, assault survival, and inmate transition back into society.
(984) 400-5513 View (984) 400-5513
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Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Dr. Robert Heller
Psychologist, EdD, ABPP
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27601
Suffering from anxiety, depression, anger, fear, or worry? Problems with relationships? Seeking relief from chronic health issues? With over 38 years of clinical experience with hundreds of clients and advanced training with some of the world's top leaders in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Hypnosis and EMDR, I can provide you with tools and skills you can use NOW to overcome life's toughest challenges so you can lead a healthier, happier and more satisfying life. Call Dr. Robert Heller at 561-451-2731 for a FREE 15 minute phone consultation, email drrobertheller at gmail.com or visit www.cognitivetherapyfl.com. Licensed in FL, MA, NC
Suffering from anxiety, depression, anger, fear, or worry? Problems with relationships? Seeking relief from chronic health issues? With over 38 years of clinical experience with hundreds of clients and advanced training with some of the world's top leaders in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Hypnosis and EMDR, I can provide you with tools and skills you can use NOW to overcome life's toughest challenges so you can lead a healthier, happier and more satisfying life. Call Dr. Robert Heller at 561-451-2731 for a FREE 15 minute phone consultation, email drrobertheller at gmail.com or visit www.cognitivetherapyfl.com. Licensed in FL, MA, NC
(561) 287-6059 View (561) 287-6059
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Maurice Edward Fairley
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, NCC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27610
Maurice Fairley is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) for the state of North Carolina and National Certified Counselor (NCC). Maurice’s experience includes working with adolescents and adults treating symptoms of trauma, depression, anger and anxiety. Maurice also has over 20 years working with the juvenile justice population at Wake Juvenile Detention Center.
Maurice Fairley is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) for the state of North Carolina and National Certified Counselor (NCC). Maurice’s experience includes working with adolescents and adults treating symptoms of trauma, depression, anger and anxiety. Maurice also has over 20 years working with the juvenile justice population at Wake Juvenile Detention Center.
(919) 849-3561 View (919) 849-3561
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Sarah Olson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27607  (Online Only)
Sarah Olson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 12 years of experience helping infants, toddlers, children, teens, and adults who are faced with anxiety, depression, anger, poor coping skills, and family conflict issues. She helps clients to explore behavior patterns that may have been caused by past events. Sarah believes that being honest about how you feel is the most effective way to move forward in getting to where you want to go in life.
Sarah Olson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 12 years of experience helping infants, toddlers, children, teens, and adults who are faced with anxiety, depression, anger, poor coping skills, and family conflict issues. She helps clients to explore behavior patterns that may have been caused by past events. Sarah believes that being honest about how you feel is the most effective way to move forward in getting to where you want to go in life.
(984) 217-6562 View (984) 217-6562
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Creative Vibes Counseling and Consulting, PLLC
Lic Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor, LCMHCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27612  (Online Only)
My experience includes working with adolescences, teens, adults and families who experience various issues such as anxiety, depression, anger, relationship issues and making vocational decisions.
Hi! My name is Erica McQueen. My goal is to provide a healthy place for individuals to process thoughts and emotions that may be affecting their daily functioning and quality of life. Creating a compassion and non-judgmental environment for my clients to feel connected, recognized and support is integral to my role as a therapist. I strive to provide a safe place.
My experience includes working with adolescences, teens, adults and families who experience various issues such as anxiety, depression, anger, relationship issues and making vocational decisions.
Hi! My name is Erica McQueen. My goal is to provide a healthy place for individuals to process thoughts and emotions that may be affecting their daily functioning and quality of life. Creating a compassion and non-judgmental environment for my clients to feel connected, recognized and support is integral to my role as a therapist. I strive to provide a safe place.
(919) 519-8078 View (919) 519-8078
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This is for Me Therapy and Life Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27612  (Online Only)
Most of my experience comes from helping those who are struggling: with relationship issues, workplace issues/stress, marital issues, feelings of hopelessness, and anger management.
Have you ever felt like no one can relate to your feelings and thoughts? Have you ever felt all alone? Are you overwhelmed or stressed out with life, work, and relationships? Are you discouraged or depressed because you’re not where you should be in life? Do you feel like you can no longer control your emotions, no matter how hard you try? Have you ever felt the urge to confide in someone only to find that you have no one to confide in? Well, I am here to help you.
Most of my experience comes from helping those who are struggling: with relationship issues, workplace issues/stress, marital issues, feelings of hopelessness, and anger management.
Have you ever felt like no one can relate to your feelings and thoughts? Have you ever felt all alone? Are you overwhelmed or stressed out with life, work, and relationships? Are you discouraged or depressed because you’re not where you should be in life? Do you feel like you can no longer control your emotions, no matter how hard you try? Have you ever felt the urge to confide in someone only to find that you have no one to confide in? Well, I am here to help you.
(252) 888-9846 View (252) 888-9846
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Mindful Intentions
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27601
Whether facing anxiety, depression, or anger, mindfulness transforms healing, fostering resilience and inner peace.
Welcome to a journey of self-discovery and healing! Are you seeking a compassionate guide on your path to emotional well-being? We are Mindful intentions, a licensed group of therapists dedicated to empowering individuals, families, and groups through a holistic approach to mental health. In your one-on-one therapy sessions with a highly experienced therapist, we work collaboratively to explore your unique journey, uncovering strengths and addressing challenges. Our therapists are trained and certified in trauma informed care, integrative practices, CBT, DBT and person centered treatment.
Whether facing anxiety, depression, or anger, mindfulness transforms healing, fostering resilience and inner peace.
Welcome to a journey of self-discovery and healing! Are you seeking a compassionate guide on your path to emotional well-being? We are Mindful intentions, a licensed group of therapists dedicated to empowering individuals, families, and groups through a holistic approach to mental health. In your one-on-one therapy sessions with a highly experienced therapist, we work collaboratively to explore your unique journey, uncovering strengths and addressing challenges. Our therapists are trained and certified in trauma informed care, integrative practices, CBT, DBT and person centered treatment.
(704) 538-4611 View (704) 538-4611
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Meg Wells Hatley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27603  (Online Only)
I have over 15 years of experience in evidence-based practices for managing anxiety, depression, anger management, insomnia, and grief.
Hello there! I've been a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) for 15 years, with experience treating adults who are struggling to achieve their goals because of anxiety, depression, or difficulty relating to and communicating with others. If you're experiencing self-critical thoughts or fears that prevent you from moving forward, struggling to get motivated to do those tasks that you need or want to do, or can't seem to build or maintain connections, I'm here to help! I strive to offer a space that is validating and supportive, where you can learn the skills to challenge these barriers and take steps towards living a meaningful life.
I have over 15 years of experience in evidence-based practices for managing anxiety, depression, anger management, insomnia, and grief.
Hello there! I've been a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) for 15 years, with experience treating adults who are struggling to achieve their goals because of anxiety, depression, or difficulty relating to and communicating with others. If you're experiencing self-critical thoughts or fears that prevent you from moving forward, struggling to get motivated to do those tasks that you need or want to do, or can't seem to build or maintain connections, I'm here to help! I strive to offer a space that is validating and supportive, where you can learn the skills to challenge these barriers and take steps towards living a meaningful life.
(984) 263-3500 View (984) 263-3500
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Michael Marcinowski
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615
Michael Marcinowski is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) with 16 years of experience in the mental health field. He is passionate about helping individual adults address their unique challenges and live more fulfilling lives. Michael specializes in depression, anxiety, panic, anger management, stress management, grief, and trauma.
Michael Marcinowski is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) with 16 years of experience in the mental health field. He is passionate about helping individual adults address their unique challenges and live more fulfilling lives. Michael specializes in depression, anxiety, panic, anger management, stress management, grief, and trauma.
(919) 737-7464 View (919) 737-7464
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Amy B Propst
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27609
Waitlist for new clients
Have you noticed unhealthy patterns in your behavior and/or in your relationships? Do you wish for a better understanding of your inner life and for more fulfilling connections with others? If so, I would be honored to partner with you on this important journey to improve your life satisfaction and overall wellbeing. I work well with clients who are self-reflective, open, honest, eager to learn and motivated to make positive changes in their lives. I can help you navigate challenges like depression, anxiety, stress and anger management, grief/loss, difficulty focusing, clarifying your values or improving your communication skills.
Have you noticed unhealthy patterns in your behavior and/or in your relationships? Do you wish for a better understanding of your inner life and for more fulfilling connections with others? If so, I would be honored to partner with you on this important journey to improve your life satisfaction and overall wellbeing. I work well with clients who are self-reflective, open, honest, eager to learn and motivated to make positive changes in their lives. I can help you navigate challenges like depression, anxiety, stress and anger management, grief/loss, difficulty focusing, clarifying your values or improving your communication skills.
(984) 205-8944 View (984) 205-8944
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Jarrett Isler
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27601
Jarett specializes in working with people who are having issues with depression, anxiety, and anger issues as well as clients dealing with Substance Abuse.
Jarrett Isler is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSWA) who has over 15 years of experience working in the mental health field. Jarett has experience working with all kinds of clients.
Jarett specializes in working with people who are having issues with depression, anxiety, and anger issues as well as clients dealing with Substance Abuse.
Jarrett Isler is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSWA) who has over 15 years of experience working in the mental health field. Jarett has experience working with all kinds of clients.
(919) 590-5319 View (919) 590-5319
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Luis Jose Marcano
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCMHC, LCAS, NCC, CCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Raleigh, NC 27607
I help clients cope and adjust with life changes/transitions, emotional dysregulation, behavior modification and stress management, anger, anxiety, depression.
Accepting new clients. I'm a bilingual counselor my goal to provide with a comfortable, safe and supportive environment conducive to growth and improvement of your quality of life by learning ways to cope, adjust and address life barriers and other life stressors. I believe in a collaborative approach to develop individual counseling goals or explore options during consultations for developing a plan to achieve desire target. I will walk next to you in a non-judgmental way and all interventions and desire outcomes will be align with your personality and needs. I follow several approaches to therapy and I adjust my style to you.
I help clients cope and adjust with life changes/transitions, emotional dysregulation, behavior modification and stress management, anger, anxiety, depression.
Accepting new clients. I'm a bilingual counselor my goal to provide with a comfortable, safe and supportive environment conducive to growth and improvement of your quality of life by learning ways to cope, adjust and address life barriers and other life stressors. I believe in a collaborative approach to develop individual counseling goals or explore options during consultations for developing a plan to achieve desire target. I will walk next to you in a non-judgmental way and all interventions and desire outcomes will be align with your personality and needs. I follow several approaches to therapy and I adjust my style to you.
(919) 372-4350 View (919) 372-4350
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Zandy Evans
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27612  (Online Only)
There has been numerous types of complaints I have engaged with clients in treatment, though some of my specialties include relational distress (couples/families), self-esteem/confidence concerns, anger management, low moods, anxieties, and trauma-stress related issues.
Do you find yourself struggling with overthinking, relationship satisfaction, or relieving past hurts or scary moments? Please know that you don't have to go through this. Establishing treatment with the goal to manage these symptoms, and in many cases eliminate the symptom is within reach. To wake up feeling light and burdensome free, without past hurts shadowing over your present is reason enough to establish care.
There has been numerous types of complaints I have engaged with clients in treatment, though some of my specialties include relational distress (couples/families), self-esteem/confidence concerns, anger management, low moods, anxieties, and trauma-stress related issues.
Do you find yourself struggling with overthinking, relationship satisfaction, or relieving past hurts or scary moments? Please know that you don't have to go through this. Establishing treatment with the goal to manage these symptoms, and in many cases eliminate the symptom is within reach. To wake up feeling light and burdensome free, without past hurts shadowing over your present is reason enough to establish care.
(252) 302-4414 View (252) 302-4414
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Linda B Evans
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC, BCC, CSOTS
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27603
Our therapists address the following treatment concerns: anxiety; depression; grief and loss; stress and anger management; ADHD; self-esteem; behavior disorders; marriage and family issues; women's issues; work place challenges, and phase of life changes.
Are you feeling sad more days than not? Loosing interest in activities that used to be fun? Need to talk? LifeBridge is here to listen! With over thirteen years of experience working with individuals/families, I have helped children, adolescents and adults move from where they are to where they want to be. Working collaborative with my clients, I start where you are, use what you have and allow you to do what you can to develop a treatment plan to meet your individual needs. I utilize a person-centered, eclectic approach that includes cognitive behavior, solution focused, family systems therapies and motivational interviewing.
Our therapists address the following treatment concerns: anxiety; depression; grief and loss; stress and anger management; ADHD; self-esteem; behavior disorders; marriage and family issues; women's issues; work place challenges, and phase of life changes.
Are you feeling sad more days than not? Loosing interest in activities that used to be fun? Need to talk? LifeBridge is here to listen! With over thirteen years of experience working with individuals/families, I have helped children, adolescents and adults move from where they are to where they want to be. Working collaborative with my clients, I start where you are, use what you have and allow you to do what you can to develop a treatment plan to meet your individual needs. I utilize a person-centered, eclectic approach that includes cognitive behavior, solution focused, family systems therapies and motivational interviewing.
(919) 887-9120 View (919) 887-9120
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Candace Burge
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27615
I have a special interest in working with adolescents and adults who are experiencing depression, anxiety, difficulty managing anger, stress associated with life transitions, family-of-origin conflict, relationship issues, self-esteem, and difficulty setting healthy boundaries.
Are you noticing a repetitive cycle that you can’t seem to shake? Could you benefit from support as you navigate life transitions? Maybe you are searching for guidance as you reconnect with your mind and body? I am here to walk with you through each step of the process of change. My therapy approach is influenced by humanistic, psychodynamic, and somatic psychology. I am fully invested in helping clients improve their self-concept and encourage feelings of self-worth while helping you discover your strengths to improve your quality of life.
I have a special interest in working with adolescents and adults who are experiencing depression, anxiety, difficulty managing anger, stress associated with life transitions, family-of-origin conflict, relationship issues, self-esteem, and difficulty setting healthy boundaries.
Are you noticing a repetitive cycle that you can’t seem to shake? Could you benefit from support as you navigate life transitions? Maybe you are searching for guidance as you reconnect with your mind and body? I am here to walk with you through each step of the process of change. My therapy approach is influenced by humanistic, psychodynamic, and somatic psychology. I am fully invested in helping clients improve their self-concept and encourage feelings of self-worth while helping you discover your strengths to improve your quality of life.
(919) 849-8097 View (919) 849-8097
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Donald P Rush
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Raleigh, NC 27606
Are you struggling with anxiety, anger, depression or lack of self esteem? Do you long for closer relationships with less stress? I have helped numerous individuals develop their strengths and create the version of themselves and their lives they envisioned. Whether you are struggling with a personality disorder, grief, mood disorders, anxiety, or significant traumas, together we can find a path toward. My specialty areas are mood management, mindfulness and relationship skills development.
Are you struggling with anxiety, anger, depression or lack of self esteem? Do you long for closer relationships with less stress? I have helped numerous individuals develop their strengths and create the version of themselves and their lives they envisioned. Whether you are struggling with a personality disorder, grief, mood disorders, anxiety, or significant traumas, together we can find a path toward. My specialty areas are mood management, mindfulness and relationship skills development.
(984) 240-8201 x1002 View (984) 240-8201 x1002
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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.