Anger Management Therapists in New York, NY

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Glenn Stucko
Licensed Psychoanalyst, LP
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10001
I am psychoanalyst with over 15 years of experience working with individuals and couples. If you’re feeling like something is missing and finding it difficult these days to feel grounded in yourself, I want to help you figure out what’s getting in the way so you can feel like your true self again. Unresolved grief, trauma, feelings of abandonment, shame, and anger can hide in the unconscious mind and keep us stuck in toxic patterns that ruin relationships, sex and our sense of self. Anxiety, fear, and unmanaged stress can wreak havoc on our ability to hold on to a sense of hope.
I am psychoanalyst with over 15 years of experience working with individuals and couples. If you’re feeling like something is missing and finding it difficult these days to feel grounded in yourself, I want to help you figure out what’s getting in the way so you can feel like your true self again. Unresolved grief, trauma, feelings of abandonment, shame, and anger can hide in the unconscious mind and keep us stuck in toxic patterns that ruin relationships, sex and our sense of self. Anxiety, fear, and unmanaged stress can wreak havoc on our ability to hold on to a sense of hope.
(646) 362-9467 View (646) 362-9467
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Moshe Ratson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MBA, MA
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10016
Other issues I work with include anger management, self esteem, emotional intelligence, marital issues, career and life transitions as well as addressing all types of relationship problems.
My practice includes Individual, Couples Therapy, Marriage Counseling and Family Therapy as well as Life Coaching, Career Coaching as well as Executive Coaching services. My approach is solution-oriented and practical while emphasizing SOLVING PROBLEMS or REACHING GOALS. I see therapy as a process for CHANGE rather than merely an exercise in insight. My work is RESULTS oriented. I utilize a pragmatic, cutting-edge-integrative approach, which is rooted in my many years of experience as high level business executive in Fortune 500 Company.
Other issues I work with include anger management, self esteem, emotional intelligence, marital issues, career and life transitions as well as addressing all types of relationship problems.
My practice includes Individual, Couples Therapy, Marriage Counseling and Family Therapy as well as Life Coaching, Career Coaching as well as Executive Coaching services. My approach is solution-oriented and practical while emphasizing SOLVING PROBLEMS or REACHING GOALS. I see therapy as a process for CHANGE rather than merely an exercise in insight. My work is RESULTS oriented. I utilize a pragmatic, cutting-edge-integrative approach, which is rooted in my many years of experience as high level business executive in Fortune 500 Company.
(917) 725-3157 View (917) 725-3157
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Chris Payton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10035  (Online Only)
I am a dedicated and empathetic licensed therapist with a passion for helping individuals navigate life's challenges and discover their true potential. With a deep commitment to fostering healing and positive change, I am here to be your compassionate companion on your path to a healthier and happier life. Every person's story is unique, and I tailor my methods to meet your specific needs and goals. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, anger issues, or simply seeking personal growth and self-discovery, I am here to provide you with a safe, non-judgmental space to explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences.
I am a dedicated and empathetic licensed therapist with a passion for helping individuals navigate life's challenges and discover their true potential. With a deep commitment to fostering healing and positive change, I am here to be your compassionate companion on your path to a healthier and happier life. Every person's story is unique, and I tailor my methods to meet your specific needs and goals. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, anger issues, or simply seeking personal growth and self-discovery, I am here to provide you with a safe, non-judgmental space to explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences.
(347) 218-9893 View (347) 218-9893
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Alexander Stadler, LCSW-R
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, CDP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
New York, NY 10011  (Online Only)
Contacting a therapist can feel awkward and scary. Be assured that your life will improve as a result of therapy. We can work at a pace you feel comfortable with. We all want freedom from our emotional pain. Worries or anxiety, anger or depression, insomnia, relationship conflict or traumatic memories may lead to escape & dependence upon food, substances, experiences and relationships for relief. Escape never leads to peace. Thankfully, we all can learn to find a dependable source of peace in our minds and hearts, no matter the external circumstances. I can help you get there. I have been a therapist for over 25 years.
Contacting a therapist can feel awkward and scary. Be assured that your life will improve as a result of therapy. We can work at a pace you feel comfortable with. We all want freedom from our emotional pain. Worries or anxiety, anger or depression, insomnia, relationship conflict or traumatic memories may lead to escape & dependence upon food, substances, experiences and relationships for relief. Escape never leads to peace. Thankfully, we all can learn to find a dependable source of peace in our minds and hearts, no matter the external circumstances. I can help you get there. I have been a therapist for over 25 years.
(332) 334-6884 View (332) 334-6884
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Allison Lefkowitz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10016  (Online Only)
With a special interest in relationship issues, trauma recovery, anxiety, and anger management, I provide a warm, non-judgmental and supportive environment for healing. My clinical approach is psychodynamic, client centered, holistic and relational. I also utitlize interventions from Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, and Somatic Experiencing, with a deep understanding of trauma, family systems and attachment theories.
With a special interest in relationship issues, trauma recovery, anxiety, and anger management, I provide a warm, non-judgmental and supportive environment for healing. My clinical approach is psychodynamic, client centered, holistic and relational. I also utitlize interventions from Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, and Somatic Experiencing, with a deep understanding of trauma, family systems and attachment theories.
(917) 472-1199 View (917) 472-1199
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Peter C Turco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, CAS, CCTP, CAMS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
New York, NY 10001
He is also accredited as a Certified Addiction Specialist, a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and a Certified Anger Management Specialist.
Psychotherapy is about transition, you are not necessarily bound by your patterns. It's also about simultaneously addressing symptoms and developing effective and lasting means of combating them. Life stressors, especially during difficult times, challenge us to approach these stressors in more effective ways. We must ask to reconsider ourselves, our behaviors, our responses, and our ability to engage with others.. The practice of psychotherapy is a creative, forward moving, and lasting transition to enhance all areas of one’s life.
He is also accredited as a Certified Addiction Specialist, a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and a Certified Anger Management Specialist.
Psychotherapy is about transition, you are not necessarily bound by your patterns. It's also about simultaneously addressing symptoms and developing effective and lasting means of combating them. Life stressors, especially during difficult times, challenge us to approach these stressors in more effective ways. We must ask to reconsider ourselves, our behaviors, our responses, and our ability to engage with others.. The practice of psychotherapy is a creative, forward moving, and lasting transition to enhance all areas of one’s life.
(646) 600-5063 View (646) 600-5063
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Theresa D Linson
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10017  (Online Only)
There are so many opportunities to feel stuck in life while you are managing the multitude of responsibilities that come along with it. Navigating these challenges on your own can add to the stress you feel, and sometimes you feel helpless coping with these struggles in unhealthy ways. I am a mental health counselor with experience in a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, substance use, anger management, life transitions, and relationship issues. I utilize elements of motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and psychodynamic theory to address the unhealthy patterns impacting your satisfaction in life.
There are so many opportunities to feel stuck in life while you are managing the multitude of responsibilities that come along with it. Navigating these challenges on your own can add to the stress you feel, and sometimes you feel helpless coping with these struggles in unhealthy ways. I am a mental health counselor with experience in a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, substance use, anger management, life transitions, and relationship issues. I utilize elements of motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and psychodynamic theory to address the unhealthy patterns impacting your satisfaction in life.
(516) 701-2398 View (516) 701-2398
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Robert Allan
Psychologist
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10128
Specialties include problems of living, stress and anger management.
My ideal client would like to work on him/herself in order to improve their life in a lively, open dialogue that can be light hearted as well as serious. I take a practical approach to dealing with problems of living. I've had an extensive practice dealing with individuals in all walks of life. My particular focus has been in medical psychology where I've treated patients with various types of heart disease and those suffering from chronic pain. I've also had a career as a musician and enjoy working with those who have strong musical and artistic interests. I've an appointment at Weill Cornell Medical Center for many years.
Specialties include problems of living, stress and anger management.
My ideal client would like to work on him/herself in order to improve their life in a lively, open dialogue that can be light hearted as well as serious. I take a practical approach to dealing with problems of living. I've had an extensive practice dealing with individuals in all walks of life. My particular focus has been in medical psychology where I've treated patients with various types of heart disease and those suffering from chronic pain. I've also had a career as a musician and enjoy working with those who have strong musical and artistic interests. I've an appointment at Weill Cornell Medical Center for many years.
(646) 480-7117 View (646) 480-7117
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Melissa Maria Flores
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10009  (Online Only)
Melissa Flores is a bilingual licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a client-centered and trauma-informed approach, graduated magna cum laude from one of Touro's MFT masters programs, and has provided psychotherapy for 6 years to a wide range of people. Melissa has experience working with individuals of all ages, couples, and families. She creates a creative, collaborative, and safe environment for clients to feel encouraged to step outside of their comfort zone and thrive. Melissa provides individual, couples, and family therapy as well as groups for organizations, anger management, parenting classes, and couples groups.
Melissa Flores is a bilingual licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a client-centered and trauma-informed approach, graduated magna cum laude from one of Touro's MFT masters programs, and has provided psychotherapy for 6 years to a wide range of people. Melissa has experience working with individuals of all ages, couples, and families. She creates a creative, collaborative, and safe environment for clients to feel encouraged to step outside of their comfort zone and thrive. Melissa provides individual, couples, and family therapy as well as groups for organizations, anger management, parenting classes, and couples groups.
(646) 437-8138 View (646) 437-8138
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Brianne Rose-Baker
Counselor, MS, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
New York, NY 10003  (Online Only)
Hey there! My name is Bri and I’m excited that you’re here ready to start something great for yourself. If you're noticing that you resort to anger more often and faster, having difficulties finding enjoyment in your day to day life, or feeling disconnected from yourself and those around you, I can help you address all of these concerns. My role is to support you through all the ups, downs, triumphs, and challenges! I offer emotion and behavior based counseling that moves you towards feeling less overwhelmed by your feelings, more clear in how you process what you’re experiencing, and effectively expressing yourself.
Hey there! My name is Bri and I’m excited that you’re here ready to start something great for yourself. If you're noticing that you resort to anger more often and faster, having difficulties finding enjoyment in your day to day life, or feeling disconnected from yourself and those around you, I can help you address all of these concerns. My role is to support you through all the ups, downs, triumphs, and challenges! I offer emotion and behavior based counseling that moves you towards feeling less overwhelmed by your feelings, more clear in how you process what you’re experiencing, and effectively expressing yourself.
(347) 712-3721 View (347) 712-3721
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Vienna C Pharaon
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10016
My areas of specialty include individual therapy, couples/relational therapy, pre-marital therapy, MindSweat, relationships, depression and anxiety, anger management, relationships transitioning (adding a baby!), long distance relationships, parenting issues, ownership, boundaries and mindfulness.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in New York City. I work primarily with individuals and couples, and believe to live a fuller life, you must strengthen yourself, and the relationships that are in it. Mindful MFT, PLLC was founded to help clients with that process. My mission is to help you fulfill your therapeutic goals by helping you strengthen your emotional well being, improve your interpersonal relationships, gain insight and understanding around your triggers and reactions, while gaining the necessary tools to be in control of your life and the role you play in your meaningful relationships.
My areas of specialty include individual therapy, couples/relational therapy, pre-marital therapy, MindSweat, relationships, depression and anxiety, anger management, relationships transitioning (adding a baby!), long distance relationships, parenting issues, ownership, boundaries and mindfulness.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in New York City. I work primarily with individuals and couples, and believe to live a fuller life, you must strengthen yourself, and the relationships that are in it. Mindful MFT, PLLC was founded to help clients with that process. My mission is to help you fulfill your therapeutic goals by helping you strengthen your emotional well being, improve your interpersonal relationships, gain insight and understanding around your triggers and reactions, while gaining the necessary tools to be in control of your life and the role you play in your meaningful relationships.
(917) 746-5747 x100 View (917) 746-5747 x100
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Skypiatrist Psychiatry, PLLC
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10003  (Online Only)
I have a Ph.D. in Education. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and holistic practitioner with over 16 years of experience. I am a compassionate therapist dedicated to helping you. I’ve worked with those who struggled with emotional and social challenges, such as, anxiety, anger management, communication skills, LGBTQ+ and self-esteem. I approach my work with multicultural competence and through a collaborative style.
I have a Ph.D. in Education. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and holistic practitioner with over 16 years of experience. I am a compassionate therapist dedicated to helping you. I’ve worked with those who struggled with emotional and social challenges, such as, anxiety, anger management, communication skills, LGBTQ+ and self-esteem. I approach my work with multicultural competence and through a collaborative style.
(646) 968-2137 View (646) 968-2137
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Practical Online Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10005  (Online Only)
We offer a practical approach to therapy! We can support you with depression, anxiety, stress, life changes, attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) relationship problems, family conflict, parenting support, trauma/ PTSD, anger management, grief/ bereavement, somatic disorders, eating disorders, and bullying.
We offer a practical approach to therapy! We can support you with depression, anxiety, stress, life changes, attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) relationship problems, family conflict, parenting support, trauma/ PTSD, anger management, grief/ bereavement, somatic disorders, eating disorders, and bullying.
(347) 450-5542 View (347) 450-5542
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Rebecca Solodovnik
Mental Health Counselor, MA, LMHC, CAMS 3, CCIS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
New York, NY 10016  (Online Only)
Hi, thank you for stopping by. Breaking unhealthy patterns of behavior. Struggling with a (recent or past) traumatic event. Working on your anger or other emotions that get in the way of achieving goals. Learning how to set boundaries. Gaining insight about yourself. Learning more effective ways to communicate at work or in your personal relationship. Can't vent to friends or family anymore. All of these are the right reasons for therapy. This is the first step towards feeling better, thinking better, working better and living better.
Hi, thank you for stopping by. Breaking unhealthy patterns of behavior. Struggling with a (recent or past) traumatic event. Working on your anger or other emotions that get in the way of achieving goals. Learning how to set boundaries. Gaining insight about yourself. Learning more effective ways to communicate at work or in your personal relationship. Can't vent to friends or family anymore. All of these are the right reasons for therapy. This is the first step towards feeling better, thinking better, working better and living better.
(917) 423-7904 View (917) 423-7904
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Malika Latchman
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10012
I worked with clients who struggled with substance abuse, anxiety, anger management and domestic violence.
As a mental health counselor (MHC-LP), I believe that everyone needs a safe space and trusted person to share their personal struggles. My style of counseling firstly focuses on the counselor client relationship. Using person centered approaches, I provide a safe space, where we as counselor and client develop a rapport, so you feel heard and understood. Once a trusting rapport is established, I will work with you at your own pace, through the stages of change, to help you accomplish your goals and achieve overall wellness.
I worked with clients who struggled with substance abuse, anxiety, anger management and domestic violence.
As a mental health counselor (MHC-LP), I believe that everyone needs a safe space and trusted person to share their personal struggles. My style of counseling firstly focuses on the counselor client relationship. Using person centered approaches, I provide a safe space, where we as counselor and client develop a rapport, so you feel heard and understood. Once a trusting rapport is established, I will work with you at your own pace, through the stages of change, to help you accomplish your goals and achieve overall wellness.
(917) 451-5930 View (917) 451-5930
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Eve Markowitz Preston
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10065
I have a special interest in anger management and believe that if you can handle your anger effectively, you'll do better with other emotions as well.
I am a cognitive psychologist -- a practical person who will help you understand: What are your goals, and what is blocking you from reaching them? We'll work together to get a handle on how your thoughts may be impeding your progress, and, more importantly, how to adjust your thoughts to increase your chances of success.
I have a special interest in anger management and believe that if you can handle your anger effectively, you'll do better with other emotions as well.
I am a cognitive psychologist -- a practical person who will help you understand: What are your goals, and what is blocking you from reaching them? We'll work together to get a handle on how your thoughts may be impeding your progress, and, more importantly, how to adjust your thoughts to increase your chances of success.
(646) 759-9479 View (646) 759-9479
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John Bliss
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CASAC, SAP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10010
The Second Wind provides individual and couple therapy, Anger management and comprehensive outpatient substance abuse treatment.
The Second Wind is a small group practice specializing in mental health and substance abuse treatment. All therapists are LCSW's with several years experience. We believe treatment focuses on assisting patients in relieving the constraints to actualizing potential. In order to do this effectively, our therapists have extensive post graduate experience and training. Therapy is a collaborative effort between patient and therapist.
The Second Wind provides individual and couple therapy, Anger management and comprehensive outpatient substance abuse treatment.
The Second Wind is a small group practice specializing in mental health and substance abuse treatment. All therapists are LCSW's with several years experience. We believe treatment focuses on assisting patients in relieving the constraints to actualizing potential. In order to do this effectively, our therapists have extensive post graduate experience and training. Therapy is a collaborative effort between patient and therapist.
(646) 351-1719 View (646) 351-1719
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Carole H Spivack
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MBA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
New York, NY 10028  (Online Only)
Are you struggling to keep your anger in check? Is it causing turbulence in your relationships and hindering your personal growth? Or perhaps you find yourself caught in a cycle of anxiety, feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges and unable to fully enjoy each day? If you're seeking a path to a happier, more fulfilling life, you've come to the right place. My name is Carole Spivack. As cognitive-behavioral psychotherapist, I am dedicated to helping individuals and couples overcome obstacles, build healthier relationships, and discover their inner strength. I’ve seen clients break free from the chains of anger and have a life wh
Are you struggling to keep your anger in check? Is it causing turbulence in your relationships and hindering your personal growth? Or perhaps you find yourself caught in a cycle of anxiety, feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges and unable to fully enjoy each day? If you're seeking a path to a happier, more fulfilling life, you've come to the right place. My name is Carole Spivack. As cognitive-behavioral psychotherapist, I am dedicated to helping individuals and couples overcome obstacles, build healthier relationships, and discover their inner strength. I’ve seen clients break free from the chains of anger and have a life wh
(646) 480-7401 View (646) 480-7401
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Eileen Bahl
Licensed Psychoanalyst, LP, MPH
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10003
Are you grieving, feeling sad or depressed, anxious, have uncontrollable anger or feelings of low self-esteem? These and other forms of inner conflict can be overwhelming and debilitating. They can cause physical pain as well as fatigue, sleeplessness, eating disorders and a host of other symptoms and behaviors. Psychotherapy can address these issues and help you to lead a more peaceful and fulfilling life. Finding the right therapist is crucial and can be challenging. Location and insurance are practical concerns, but should not be the primary consideration. The rapport between you and your therapist is key to successful treatment.
Are you grieving, feeling sad or depressed, anxious, have uncontrollable anger or feelings of low self-esteem? These and other forms of inner conflict can be overwhelming and debilitating. They can cause physical pain as well as fatigue, sleeplessness, eating disorders and a host of other symptoms and behaviors. Psychotherapy can address these issues and help you to lead a more peaceful and fulfilling life. Finding the right therapist is crucial and can be challenging. Location and insurance are practical concerns, but should not be the primary consideration. The rapport between you and your therapist is key to successful treatment.
(646) 798-8290 View (646) 798-8290
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Steve Stitt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
New York, NY 10001  (Online Only)
My practice places a premium on working with you in a psychodynamic, integrative, insight oriented manner using methods that will help you heal whether you are an individual, couple or parents of an adolescent seeking help with adjustment to life issues, anger management, anxiety, mentoring (males) or relationship building.
Are you constantly struggling with self defeating thoughts, feelings or behaviors that continually bring you down and can't seem to find a way out? Are you seeking opportunities to gain clarity, heighten your consciouness and committment to yourself while building self esteem and coping skills? Then allow yourself an opportunity to work with someone who will assist you in exploring yourself in a manner that is truly supportive, holistic and integrative, taking into account the aspects of yourself that will lead to a deeper awareness and appreciation of your life and the ability to develop wholeness and mature wellness.
My practice places a premium on working with you in a psychodynamic, integrative, insight oriented manner using methods that will help you heal whether you are an individual, couple or parents of an adolescent seeking help with adjustment to life issues, anger management, anxiety, mentoring (males) or relationship building.
Are you constantly struggling with self defeating thoughts, feelings or behaviors that continually bring you down and can't seem to find a way out? Are you seeking opportunities to gain clarity, heighten your consciouness and committment to yourself while building self esteem and coping skills? Then allow yourself an opportunity to work with someone who will assist you in exploring yourself in a manner that is truly supportive, holistic and integrative, taking into account the aspects of yourself that will lead to a deeper awareness and appreciation of your life and the ability to develop wholeness and mature wellness.
(917) 725-4111 View (917) 725-4111
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.