Do you find yourself feeling angry all the time? Do you sometimes get upset over even the smallest issues? Do you think you are making a good decision to get angry at the time, yet feel guilty afterward (such as a couple’s argument or road rage)? Anger management can help.
Anger management is not about getting rid of anger (that is unrealistic- anger is a normal emotion just like happiness and sadness), it is about taking a realistic look at the problems you are facing, the negative thoughts you think while problems are occurring and learning new steps to take to prevent problem behavior, thoughts, and issues in the future. Don’t let your emotions control your family, your work, or your life.
Let us help. Sometimes just beginning anger management is the biggest step. Our emphasis in anger management is cognitive-behavioral therapy. This means that we discuss your thoughts, actions, and how they relate to each other. The work in therapy is goal oriented, meaning that we will work with small, measurable goals to achieve your desired results.
Many people think anger management is for “rageaholics”, but this is not the case. Many people come in to work on issues like repressed anger, lack of feeling empowered in different areas of their life, and control issues. I have found that clients with anger problems actually have a high moral code that they live by, and suffer from feelings of guilt when they aren’t able to live up to their own expectations.
If you’d like to work on your anger before beginning counseling, you can get a copy of my book, Navigate Anger, on Amazon or iBooks. It is available in paper, ebook, and audiobook formats. If you have any questions, please check out the FAQ page on the website, or contact us at 615-538-7111 for more information.