Image of a therapist and client in a counseling session.

6,914 people sought anger management therapy help in Georgia in the last year

Discover how starting anger management therapy can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

Meet with a provider as soon as this week

Good news! We have 48 therapists in Georgia available for an online or in-person session.

Starting Anger management therapy

Can you get a therapist for anger issues?

Yes, there are therapists who help with anger via Anger management therapy. It's a therapeutic process that an individual goes through to manage their anger and identify its triggers. They're given clear instructions to improve their angry behavior as well as a safe space for opening up about their emotions.

How does anger management therapy work?

Once an individual's triggers are identified, anger management therapy focuses on helping the individual process and respond to these emotions in a more positive and productive manner. The anger management therapist will provide coping strategies and ultimately help their client take back control of their anger.

What are the 5 keys to controlling anger?

The five 5 keys to mastering anger includes identifying triggers, pausing before reacting, calmly expressing emotions, discovering constructive outlets for frustration, and seeking professional assistance if necessary. Acquiring these skills through Anger management therapy empowers individuals to effectively manage and navigate their anger.

What is the best therapy for anger management?

The best therapy for anger management often involves cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), which helps individuals identify and change patterns of thinking and behavior related to anger.

Is anger management therapy conducted in person or online?

Anger management therapy at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How many sessions do I need for anger management?

Often, Anger management therapy lasts between 4-6 weeks. However, it can last longer, dependent on the individual's needs.

Need more help deciding?

Everyone feels anger – it’s just an emotion after all – but not everyone has significant consequences as a result of the behavior they exhibit when they’re angry. Learning to control anger can seem impossible but there is help out there in the form of anger counseling.

The purpose is not to get rid of anger

Many people fail when trying to control their own anger because their goal is to stop feeling angry. The reality is that this is an unreasonable expectation. The goal shouldn’t be not to feel angry – it should be to learn how to deal with anger.

Learn where the bad behavior stems from

Anger counseling is a personalized experience and the right treatment plan will vary for each individual. However, it often begins by assessing anger levels, the frequency with which a person feels angry, and the ways a person deals with that anger.

Steps are then taken to take a closer look at the causes of the anger. Is it based on internal feelings or external situations? Do memories bring it up? When a counselor can understand why their client is feeling anger they can help them dig deeper to address those causes.

Keeping clear goals in mind

Having goals is an important part of counseling. The goals of each individual will depend on their situation and expectations but some common anger counseling goals include recognizing things that trigger anger, learning how to respond to these triggers, and noticing and acknowledging situations in which the individual didn’t react logically when they got angry.

Part of a counselor’s job is to teach their clients that dealing with their anger doesn’t mean they most roll over and put up with whatever others throw at them. Instead, clients learn healthy ways to assert themselves and make their needs known. At Thriveworks Counseling & Coaching we can provide personalized assistance to clients who need help reducing the consequences of the behaviors they exhibit when they’re angry.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Athens therapists and counselors accept 20 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO | EPO | HDHP

Show more
Self-pay costs at Athens
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

5.0 Learn about verified reviews
★★★★★
Jill is very understanding, listens very well and offers reasonable and easy to do exercises and things to try. I feel very comfortable with her.
Read more Jill is very understanding, listens very well and offers reasonable and easy to do exercises and things to try. I feel very comfortable with her.
Eileen Feb 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
Therapist is very good, attentive, and ask the questions to get me thinking clearly. Am very pleased.
Read more Therapist is very good, attentive, and ask the questions to get me thinking clearly. Am very pleased.
Eileen Jan 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Athens is located at the intersection of North Chase St and Prince Ave. We share an L-shaped building with several other businesses including Ankle & Foot Centers of America. If you kept traveling west on North Chase, you’d pass Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital on your left.

Phone number

(706) 898-3276

Languages spoken by GA providers

  • English
Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Monday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 9:00pm

Shown in ET

Wednesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Thursday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Friday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Saturday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Monday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Tuesday 7:00am - 9:30pm

Shown in ET

0 photos