Anger Management Therapists in Portland, OR

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Allies in Change
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97225
Chris Huffine, Psy.D., licensed psychologist, is the Executive Director of Allies in Change. He offers individual and couples counseling with adults on a variety of issues including mood disorders, stress management, relationship/intimacy issues, and addictions. During Chris' career, he has worked with over a thousand abusive men and hundreds of female and male victims of abuse. Chris is also an adjunct faculty member at Portland State University where he teaches an anger management class and speaks on domestic violence.
Chris Huffine, Psy.D., licensed psychologist, is the Executive Director of Allies in Change. He offers individual and couples counseling with adults on a variety of issues including mood disorders, stress management, relationship/intimacy issues, and addictions. During Chris' career, he has worked with over a thousand abusive men and hundreds of female and male victims of abuse. Chris is also an adjunct faculty member at Portland State University where he teaches an anger management class and speaks on domestic violence.
(503) 406-1462 View (503) 406-1462
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Elizabeth 'eliza' Winter
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97204
Winter provides individual treatment for teens and adults using evidence-based practices such as mindfulness-based CBT, DBT skills; assertive communication and conflict resolution; anger management; skills training for ADHD; self-regulation, and energy management for the neurodivergent nervous system utilizing spoon theory.
Dr. Winter is a clinical psychologist with a background in treatment, assessment, and research. She specializes in anxiety and neurodevelopmental disorders including (but, not limited to) ADHD, Autism Spectrum, OCD, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, panic disorder, and agoraphobia. She excels at solving tricky clinical questions to identify what is causing specific problems or keeping someone from progressing in treatment.
Winter provides individual treatment for teens and adults using evidence-based practices such as mindfulness-based CBT, DBT skills; assertive communication and conflict resolution; anger management; skills training for ADHD; self-regulation, and energy management for the neurodivergent nervous system utilizing spoon theory.
Dr. Winter is a clinical psychologist with a background in treatment, assessment, and research. She specializes in anxiety and neurodevelopmental disorders including (but, not limited to) ADHD, Autism Spectrum, OCD, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, panic disorder, and agoraphobia. She excels at solving tricky clinical questions to identify what is causing specific problems or keeping someone from progressing in treatment.
(971) 259-4664 View (971) 259-4664
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Dan Bernard
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97209  (Online Only)
Please visit my website for details about how I treat a variety of common concerns, including rebuilding trust and intimacy, anger management, conflict resolution and recovery work around sex or porn addiction. I provide this service through a secure HIPAA approved therapy platform. I have been working with individuals and couples for over 25 years.
Please visit my website for details about how I treat a variety of common concerns, including rebuilding trust and intimacy, anger management, conflict resolution and recovery work around sex or porn addiction. I provide this service through a secure HIPAA approved therapy platform. I have been working with individuals and couples for over 25 years.
(503) 406-3600 View (503) 406-3600
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Sara Fuller Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LSC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97213
Welcome. Are you or your child struggling with anxiety, worry or anger? Do your thoughts and feelings sometimes overwhelm you or make you feel out of control? As a licensed mental health therapist and CCATP-CA my goal is to help you find kindness for the parts of you that are struggling, create understanding around your individual experience, and empower you through skills-based practices that can help you stay in control of your emotions instead of feeling like they are controlling you.
Welcome. Are you or your child struggling with anxiety, worry or anger? Do your thoughts and feelings sometimes overwhelm you or make you feel out of control? As a licensed mental health therapist and CCATP-CA my goal is to help you find kindness for the parts of you that are struggling, create understanding around your individual experience, and empower you through skills-based practices that can help you stay in control of your emotions instead of feeling like they are controlling you.
(503) 850-0709 View (503) 850-0709
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James Gibb Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, BC-TMH, AMTP
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97229
I am also able to administer various personality tests, IQ tests, anger management assessments, etc.
(Please note that I am currently located in Illinois and can only offer video or phone sessions). It was Irvin Yalom who said something to the effect that "psychotherapy is like a dress rehearsal for life". With this said, it is my intention to not only offer you support in therapy but to also help you generalize the skills you learn in therapy and apply them in your outside life and relationships. I specialize in anger and anxiety management for adults and adolescents. I also work with highly intelligent adults and teens who have a difficult time adjusting and adapting socially and work with high functioning autistic individuals.
I am also able to administer various personality tests, IQ tests, anger management assessments, etc.
(Please note that I am currently located in Illinois and can only offer video or phone sessions). It was Irvin Yalom who said something to the effect that "psychotherapy is like a dress rehearsal for life". With this said, it is my intention to not only offer you support in therapy but to also help you generalize the skills you learn in therapy and apply them in your outside life and relationships. I specialize in anger and anxiety management for adults and adolescents. I also work with highly intelligent adults and teens who have a difficult time adjusting and adapting socially and work with high functioning autistic individuals.
(309) 518-1421 View (309) 518-1421
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Peter Gold Phd
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97232  (Online Only)
People come to me usually for one of two reasons: (1) things are going well but they want to grow and evolve, (2) things are hard because of a past traumatic experience or a current situation, and healing and change is needed. Symptoms often include anxiety, depression, issues related to trauma, anger, grief and relationship issues. I work from a depth psychological perspective which means that I address the cause of symptoms as much as the symptoms themselves.
People come to me usually for one of two reasons: (1) things are going well but they want to grow and evolve, (2) things are hard because of a past traumatic experience or a current situation, and healing and change is needed. Symptoms often include anxiety, depression, issues related to trauma, anger, grief and relationship issues. I work from a depth psychological perspective which means that I address the cause of symptoms as much as the symptoms themselves.
(360) 564-0694 View (360) 564-0694
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Steven Ruiz Bettencourt
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LPC, CHT, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97232
Waitlist for new clients
I am a compassionate and intuitive licensed psychotherapist & hypnotist. I have been practicing for 40 years. I specialize in anger management, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties/couples counseling, motivation, personality disorders, EMDR and hypnosis for a variety of issues. I am a member of the Oregon Counseling Association, American Counseling Association, National Anger Management Association, Oregon Mediation Association, and I am a board member of the Oregon Hypnotherapy Association, and President of World Musado Federation. I am familiar with Spanish, as my father is from Spain although I am not fluent.
I am a compassionate and intuitive licensed psychotherapist & hypnotist. I have been practicing for 40 years. I specialize in anger management, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties/couples counseling, motivation, personality disorders, EMDR and hypnosis for a variety of issues. I am a member of the Oregon Counseling Association, American Counseling Association, National Anger Management Association, Oregon Mediation Association, and I am a board member of the Oregon Hypnotherapy Association, and President of World Musado Federation. I am familiar with Spanish, as my father is from Spain although I am not fluent.
(503) 496-7421 View (503) 496-7421
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Brad Peterson
Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97220
I offer a unique blend of faith-based spiritual direction along with competent and experienced mental health counseling and effective treatment planning. A majority of my clients are seeking an experienced mental health therapist/relationship counselor in whom they place confidence that their most deeply-held spiritual values are understood and shared. I primarily treat Christian individuals, couples and families that are facing difficulties with anger and abuse, blended-family, sexual addiction, unfaithfulness, marital discord, or depression and anxiety, along with a variety of spiritual concerns.
I offer a unique blend of faith-based spiritual direction along with competent and experienced mental health counseling and effective treatment planning. A majority of my clients are seeking an experienced mental health therapist/relationship counselor in whom they place confidence that their most deeply-held spiritual values are understood and shared. I primarily treat Christian individuals, couples and families that are facing difficulties with anger and abuse, blended-family, sexual addiction, unfaithfulness, marital discord, or depression and anxiety, along with a variety of spiritual concerns.
(360) 234-3741 View (360) 234-3741
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Dr. Katherine Plambeck
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97205  (Online Only)
I’m a licensed psychologist with extensive experience working with adults struggling with depression, grief, anger, anxiety, difficult life transitions, low self-esteem, challenging relationships, and management of chronic health conditions.
I believe therapy is a collaborative process that can lead to powerful transformations and enrichment. Life presents us with many challenges and my aim is to help you live a meaningful life even when difficulties or pain are present. I use what matters to you most as a guide towards making changes in your life. I offer specific strategies and tools that help shift your relationship to difficult thoughts and feelings, and take steps towards your personal goals. I strive to create a space that is respectful, warm, and welcoming to all. I specialize in evidence-based and mindfulness approaches within a culturally sensitive framework.
I’m a licensed psychologist with extensive experience working with adults struggling with depression, grief, anger, anxiety, difficult life transitions, low self-esteem, challenging relationships, and management of chronic health conditions.
I believe therapy is a collaborative process that can lead to powerful transformations and enrichment. Life presents us with many challenges and my aim is to help you live a meaningful life even when difficulties or pain are present. I use what matters to you most as a guide towards making changes in your life. I offer specific strategies and tools that help shift your relationship to difficult thoughts and feelings, and take steps towards your personal goals. I strive to create a space that is respectful, warm, and welcoming to all. I specialize in evidence-based and mindfulness approaches within a culturally sensitive framework.
(925) 259-3332 View (925) 259-3332
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Steven M Brown
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97202  (Online Only)
Not only limited to the anxiety, depression, bipolar, PTSD, ADHD/ADD, OCD, anger issues, and personality disorders or attachment issues.
A responsible social practitioner, I provide psychological care, and services using American Sign Language (ASL). I work with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds, including various populations that encompass sign language users. My interests center on developing tailored, specific psychotherapy applications that benefit the patients with hearing losses. Much of my work places an emphasis on the importance of "courageous will" to empower individuals to make choices that are useful and practical.
Not only limited to the anxiety, depression, bipolar, PTSD, ADHD/ADD, OCD, anger issues, and personality disorders or attachment issues.
A responsible social practitioner, I provide psychological care, and services using American Sign Language (ASL). I work with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds, including various populations that encompass sign language users. My interests center on developing tailored, specific psychotherapy applications that benefit the patients with hearing losses. Much of my work places an emphasis on the importance of "courageous will" to empower individuals to make choices that are useful and practical.
(253) 466-7490 View (253) 466-7490
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Carl Casanova, M.S., PCC/New Vibe Training
MS, PCC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97223
My ideal client is the person who is stuck in uncertainty, and struggling to find clarity in their role or identity. My expertise as an experienced counselor & coach is in partnering for creating the perfect outcome or vision/goals. Often the roadblocks are related to self-confidence, fear, lack of effective communication development, or adequate emotional expression. Included are anger management and relational issues. I focus on the whole individual for healthy growth and maturity. As self-growth expands a high level of achievement and success is a by-product both in the workplace as well as in their personal life.
My ideal client is the person who is stuck in uncertainty, and struggling to find clarity in their role or identity. My expertise as an experienced counselor & coach is in partnering for creating the perfect outcome or vision/goals. Often the roadblocks are related to self-confidence, fear, lack of effective communication development, or adequate emotional expression. Included are anger management and relational issues. I focus on the whole individual for healthy growth and maturity. As self-growth expands a high level of achievement and success is a by-product both in the workplace as well as in their personal life.
(971) 287-7393 View (971) 287-7393
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Richard Seigler
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97232
***Currently available for in-person and Teletherapy appointments*** I am passionate about people leading empowered, connected, and purposeful lives. I provide counseling services to diverse clients as they learn, change, grow, and function in increasingly inspired, creative, healthy, and adaptive ways. I work collaboratively with clients in identifying needs, making changes, and practicing new skills in a safe and supportive setting. I am experienced in working with adults, couples, families, as well as adolescent clients, on issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, anger, identity, and unwanted thoughts or emotions.
***Currently available for in-person and Teletherapy appointments*** I am passionate about people leading empowered, connected, and purposeful lives. I provide counseling services to diverse clients as they learn, change, grow, and function in increasingly inspired, creative, healthy, and adaptive ways. I work collaboratively with clients in identifying needs, making changes, and practicing new skills in a safe and supportive setting. I am experienced in working with adults, couples, families, as well as adolescent clients, on issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, anger, identity, and unwanted thoughts or emotions.
(503) 483-8565 View (503) 483-8565
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Glenn Goldman
MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97213
Life's difficulties provide us with an opportunity for healing and personal growth. My counseling practice helps people take advantage of these opportunities by encouraging self-knowledge and understanding. Whether you are struggling with new, unexpected pain or you want to work on a long-standing issue, I can provide you with the professional guidance to help you through grief and loss, anxiety and worry, depression, destructive anger patterns, addictive behaviors, relationship problems, family of origin issues, childhood sexual abuse, sexual identity issues, recovery from harmful religious indoctrination, and spiritual struggles.
Life's difficulties provide us with an opportunity for healing and personal growth. My counseling practice helps people take advantage of these opportunities by encouraging self-knowledge and understanding. Whether you are struggling with new, unexpected pain or you want to work on a long-standing issue, I can provide you with the professional guidance to help you through grief and loss, anxiety and worry, depression, destructive anger patterns, addictive behaviors, relationship problems, family of origin issues, childhood sexual abuse, sexual identity issues, recovery from harmful religious indoctrination, and spiritual struggles.
(971) 832-9952 View (971) 832-9952
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Dr. Nancy Kao Rhiannon
Psychologist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97204  (Online Only)
As a psychologist, I evaluate and treat patients through a variety of methods, most typically being psychotherapy or talk therapy. Patients usually visit me because they have been experiencing depression, anxiety, stress or anger for a significant period of time and are seeking help.
As a psychologist, I evaluate and treat patients through a variety of methods, most typically being psychotherapy or talk therapy. Patients usually visit me because they have been experiencing depression, anxiety, stress or anger for a significant period of time and are seeking help.
(971) 290-2436 View (971) 290-2436
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Tracy Jendritza
Psychologist, PsyD, DBT-LBC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97219
Specifically, depression, anxiety, anger, eating disorders, and impulsive behavior (self harm, substance use, suicidal behaviors).
I firmly believe that growth has two paths. To truly flourish, one must balance a desire for change with a true willingness to accept oneselve for who you are. A treatment that embraces this idea is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and it's the core philosophy I use with my patients every day. In treatment, DBT concepts focus on changing things that are getting in the way of living the life you want, while accepting yourself unconditionally. The focus is to develop a life worth living. My program offers a full finality DBT which includes individual therapy, group skills training, and phone consultation.
Specifically, depression, anxiety, anger, eating disorders, and impulsive behavior (self harm, substance use, suicidal behaviors).
I firmly believe that growth has two paths. To truly flourish, one must balance a desire for change with a true willingness to accept oneselve for who you are. A treatment that embraces this idea is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and it's the core philosophy I use with my patients every day. In treatment, DBT concepts focus on changing things that are getting in the way of living the life you want, while accepting yourself unconditionally. The focus is to develop a life worth living. My program offers a full finality DBT which includes individual therapy, group skills training, and phone consultation.
(503) 847-9312 View (503) 847-9312
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Maureen A O'Donnell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, Jungian, Analyst
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97212
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in the treatment of depression, anxiety, the aftereffects of trauma, and life-transitions. If you are feeling hopelessness, despair, anger, or lack motivation, you are probably suffering from depression. Excessive worry and fears are signs of anxiety. Symptoms of trauma can include: panic attacks, anxiety, hyper-vigilance, anger, depression, and dissociation.
I specialize in the treatment of depression, anxiety, the aftereffects of trauma, and life-transitions. If you are feeling hopelessness, despair, anger, or lack motivation, you are probably suffering from depression. Excessive worry and fears are signs of anxiety. Symptoms of trauma can include: panic attacks, anxiety, hyper-vigilance, anger, depression, and dissociation.
(503) 880-0966 View (503) 880-0966
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Pamela Self
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADCI
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97232
Waitlist for new clients
I work with a variety of unique and extraordinary adults experiencing mental health challenges, including: Trauma/PTSD, Psychosis/Schizophrenia, Bipolar disorder, sexual abuse, first responders, aging, anxiety, anger management, attachment issues, behavioral issues, cognitive challenges, depression, domestic abuse, suicidal ideation, and self-harm.
In my experience as a mental health therapist, I have had the honor and privilege to be a part of a person’s life who is struggling with mental health. At a young age, I always had an interest and curiosity in the people I encountered in my life, and this continues to hold true to this day. I am continually amazed and inspired by the courage and resiliency of people. We are all in this beautiful life together and sometimes we just need additional support to help us navigate our complicated world. I am a “think outside the box” kind of therapist and will build treatment plans based upon your needs and what works for you.
I work with a variety of unique and extraordinary adults experiencing mental health challenges, including: Trauma/PTSD, Psychosis/Schizophrenia, Bipolar disorder, sexual abuse, first responders, aging, anxiety, anger management, attachment issues, behavioral issues, cognitive challenges, depression, domestic abuse, suicidal ideation, and self-harm.
In my experience as a mental health therapist, I have had the honor and privilege to be a part of a person’s life who is struggling with mental health. At a young age, I always had an interest and curiosity in the people I encountered in my life, and this continues to hold true to this day. I am continually amazed and inspired by the courage and resiliency of people. We are all in this beautiful life together and sometimes we just need additional support to help us navigate our complicated world. I am a “think outside the box” kind of therapist and will build treatment plans based upon your needs and what works for you.
(503) 852-2820 View (503) 852-2820
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Jerry Woodards
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97232  (Online Only)
My real passion lies with my private practice, working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in finding their way to better communication; decreasing symptoms of sadness, anger, loss, and worry; coping with trauma and PTSD; improving their relationships; as well as gaining improvement in their physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
Are you ready to live a better you? You are taking the first step in attaining peace-of-mind, I respect and applaud you for doing so. I have a Masters degree in Social Work from Portland State University and over 40 years of experience working as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I began my private practice, Pathways to Peace Therapy, over 20 years ago, while also working in community mental health and E.R. crisis intervention for over 15 years. In 2014, I also began working with OCD patients. Working in various mental health settings has been invaluable in providing tools to bring to my clients individual needs and goals.
My real passion lies with my private practice, working with children, adolescents, adults, and families in finding their way to better communication; decreasing symptoms of sadness, anger, loss, and worry; coping with trauma and PTSD; improving their relationships; as well as gaining improvement in their physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
Are you ready to live a better you? You are taking the first step in attaining peace-of-mind, I respect and applaud you for doing so. I have a Masters degree in Social Work from Portland State University and over 40 years of experience working as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I began my private practice, Pathways to Peace Therapy, over 20 years ago, while also working in community mental health and E.R. crisis intervention for over 15 years. In 2014, I also began working with OCD patients. Working in various mental health settings has been invaluable in providing tools to bring to my clients individual needs and goals.
(503) 436-6541 View (503) 436-6541
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Tom Dooley
Psychologist, PsyD, MDiv
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97213
Areas of Specialty: trauma, anxiety, depression, marital issues, domestic violence, anger control, communication, parenting, and spiritual issues.
Feeling stuck in life's circumstances? Don't just "Do it" as Nike says, but "Do something healthy"! With memberships in ADAA (anxiety) and the OCD Institute, trained in trauma treatment, and a certified domestic violence provider, I work with a variety of issues in marital, individual, and family counseling. I seek to be collaborative, practical, and respectful. My doctorate is from George Fox University, and I have been in the field since 1986. Offices are in Vancouver WA and Portland OR. Thank you for considering me.
Areas of Specialty: trauma, anxiety, depression, marital issues, domestic violence, anger control, communication, parenting, and spiritual issues.
Feeling stuck in life's circumstances? Don't just "Do it" as Nike says, but "Do something healthy"! With memberships in ADAA (anxiety) and the OCD Institute, trained in trauma treatment, and a certified domestic violence provider, I work with a variety of issues in marital, individual, and family counseling. I seek to be collaborative, practical, and respectful. My doctorate is from George Fox University, and I have been in the field since 1986. Offices are in Vancouver WA and Portland OR. Thank you for considering me.
(360) 513-7398 View (360) 513-7398
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Harini Sukumaran
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97221
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS! Offering online therapy & in- office visits. Your child's anxiety and depression may have increased with isolation from friends, adjustment to online schooling, and disruption in schedule. Maybe you're a parent or caregiver who is frustrated with your child/teen's behavior at home? May be you are a parent who is overwhelmed and wants to parent mindfully. May be your child is struggling with anxiety &depression, and you are unsure how to help them and need a holistic approach. You may have noticed your child struggling with self regulation, high anxiety, sadness, anger issues, ADHD, and learning difficulties.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS! Offering online therapy & in- office visits. Your child's anxiety and depression may have increased with isolation from friends, adjustment to online schooling, and disruption in schedule. Maybe you're a parent or caregiver who is frustrated with your child/teen's behavior at home? May be you are a parent who is overwhelmed and wants to parent mindfully. May be your child is struggling with anxiety &depression, and you are unsure how to help them and need a holistic approach. You may have noticed your child struggling with self regulation, high anxiety, sadness, anger issues, ADHD, and learning difficulties.
(503) 766-4895 x3 View (503) 766-4895 x3
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.