Beverly Hills, MI Anger Management Counseling

Anger Management at Thriveworks in Beverly Hills, MI

Human emotions are wonderful aspects of life that give it color and meaning. Without emotions, life would be mundane. The problems arise when emotions, such as anger, start to control an individual rather than them controlling the anger.

Just think of the scenario where a person is driving and is cut off by another driver. The person who was cut off starts screaming insults, making rude gestures and even physical threats at the other individual. This is aggressive behavior—or road rage–that sometimes leads to altercations, assaults and collisions, and it is anger that is out of control.

Anger that is intense and frequent is an emotion that can have devastating effects on the person and others. It can harm the individual physically as well as emotionally. In addition, it is also a potential threat to the safety and emotional world of others. If anger is not managed properly, it leaves a deep imprint on the person, their loved ones and those who become innocent victims of the anger.

When you feel that your anger is beginning to get out of control—or maybe it already has—counseling at Thriveworks in Beverly Hills, MI may help. Experienced therapists, who have worked with thousands of people with anger issues, will work with you on steps to deal with anger, identify its triggers and outline a plan for anger management treatment so you can enjoy a healthy and fulfilling life.

The Affects of Anger on Your Health

When anger starts to take control and occurs frequently like the driver with road rage, it can affect your health in so many ways, from minor problems to major illnesses. The following are just some of the health risks that can occur because of anger.

  • Hypertension
  • Heart disease
  • Heart attack
  • Stoke
  • Diabetes
  • Tension and migraine headaches
  • Back pain
  • Jaw pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Ulcers
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Insomnia
  • Increase in heart and breathing rate
  • Increase in blood pressure and metabolism

In addition, anger problems can make your anxiety worse. If you are a worrier, it is important to know that anxiety and anger go hand-in-hand. In a 2012 study published in the journal, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, researchers found that anger can exaggerate symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), which is a condition characterized by an excessive and uncontrollable worry that interferes with a person’s everyday life. Higher levels of anger were found in people with GAD. Hostility and internalized, unexpressed anger contributed to the severity of symptoms of GAD.
Studies have linked depression with aggression and angry outbursts. In depression, passive anger—where you think about it and never take action—is common.

Anger can also shorten your life. Stress is tightly linked to general health. If you are stressed and angry, it can shorten your life. According to a University of Michigan study conducted over a 17-year period, couples who hold in their anger have a shorter life span than those who speak up assertively when they are mad.

Responses to Anger

The best way to handle anger is to learn to calm it. There are many ways you can do this, including getting some exercise, picturing a place where you are happy (a favorite vacation, a quiet retreat, a park) and practicing deep breathing.

People who express angry feelings aggressively—assertively is the best way to deal with anger—can make the situation worse and cause people to avoid them. It can destroy relationships with family members, friends and coworkers.

When people suppress anger, they keep it inside, try not to think about it or focus on other things. Holding anger in can increase it and make the situation worse, and it can cause the person to do harm to their health. It can also make life unenjoyable and can deteriorate relationships.

If you have uncontrollable anger, don’t wait any longer to contact Thriveworks in Beverly Hills, MI. For more than 10 years, the counselors at Thriveworks have worked with thousands of people to help them recognize the causes of their anger, find positive ways to respond to its triggers and provide the most effective anger management treatment plan. Call Thriveworks in Beverly Hills, MI at (248) 686-3347 today to get started on the path to living a healthier life, mentally and physically.

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Lindsey is great!

I had the honor of working with Lindsey at a previous job and she is one of the sweetest individuals I have ever met. Lindsey listens intently to everyone and is open to people from all walks of life. Lindsey is knowledgeable and passionate about advocating for mental health. This makes Lindsey a great leader and counselor. I would refer anyone I know to Lindsey!
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*****I have been a patient of Sandra's for nearly 2 years now and I really can't say enough good things about her work with me. She is a true Christian counselor and that was exactly the perspective I needed to guide me down the path God was trying to lead me. She definitely strengthened my faith and made many of life's big problems seem like small speed bumps when looking at the big picture!! I highly recommend Sandra Q. if you are looking for the someone who honestly cares about you and the journey you are on. Remember, there’s ultimately only one way to peace in your life, and that’s to walk daily with the Prince of Peace, Christ Jesus!! *****
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I really enjoyed meeting Melissa. It was easy to converse with her. She was very professional but completely relatable too. I would definitely recommend Thriveworks!
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Much Gratitude Christine, You're helping me become the best version of myself. The self I've always pictured the vision is clear and I am ready to LIVE!!
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I wouldn’t recommend it – one of the worst therapists I’ve ever seen

The doctor (PhD) I saw for therapy decided, on the second session, to pay more attention to doing things on his phone than to listening to me. He thought he was hiding what he was doing behind his portfolio, but he was not. I could see the reflection of what he was doing, and he was looking down more than up. He was pretending to listen but didn't do a very good job of that, because when I stopped talking, he would incorrectly try to restate what I said or, make a comment on what I said which turned out to not be relevant because it was clear he wasn't listening. He did not seem to want to be there. It was a horrible experience. I called the next day to complain to the lady on the phone, and got a sincere "I'm sorry" and that's it. When I got the bill (very expensive, by the way), I have been attempting to call the office to pay it over the phone but I keep getting told that the people that do the billing are currently busy and that I should call back. It should not be that difficult for someone to take a credit card number and apply it to my bill, especially a bill I shouldn't have to pay due to horrible service. I hope the other therapists at Thriveworks are better than the one I selected, and actually have interest in helping their patients.
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We couldn't be happier with the staff and help we have received for our family at the practice. Christine has been particularly helpful in assisting myself and our family get back on track.
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She helped change my life

Dear Marcy, I can't thank you enough for recommending your therapist Dawn Gaden to me. She has helped change my life. I have always struggled with feeling misunderstood. But recently I fell into a deep depression; beyond something I could resolve myself. Therapy was required for my recovery. Since childhood I have been weary of therapists because I would talk through my problems but I didn't get tools and strategies to handle my problems better. Dawn has changed that. For the first time I leave each appointment not only relieved from having talked my issues through, but more importantly with tools to help me move forward. She has introduced me to methods I had considered silly, but now I could live without. I am proud of the person I am becoming and the journey I have chosen to take. Thank you for all you have done to change my life and my family's future.
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I found Sandra Quigley on the web while searching for a Christian counselor. I was having a lot of anxiety about making a career change. She not only helped through the anxieties, she also helped me with concerns in my personal life. Sandra's non-judgmental and compassionate approach, made me feel comfortable and hopeful.
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Ms. Waldrop is an active listener and excellent problem solver. She offers practical resolutions to everyday problems for those suffering with depression, life changes, anxiety, and stress. She provides empathy in a quiet manner with a gentle sense of humor. She is capable to offer a variety of tools for those seeking positive and lasting life changes. If you are seeking someone with whom you can discuss your deepest personal issues in a confidential manner I would highly recommend Ms. Karen Waldrop as your therapist.
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I found Sandra Quigley in the back of a magazine (Psychology Today). I desperately needed someone to talk to. Newly retired with plenty of time to allow my mind to take over my life, I felt constantly anxious and very out of sorts. Enter Sandra Quigley- compassionate, non-judgmental, kind, and gentle. She is everything that I needed to heal myself. I had never talked to a therapist before, so this was a new venture. It was very important to me that I find someone with whom I could feel comfortable. Right away, I felt comfortable. I did have assignments; I never was prescribed a single drug. She went out of her way to help me specifically with my issues- finding me articles, books, telling stories. I never felt uncomfortable; I felt and still feel that my time with Sandra is valuable. With Sandra’s help, I have unearthed a much calmer, happier, together self that now wakes up each morning looking forward to the day ahead. We all have our baggage- I never once realized that I could unpack that bag and put my crap away. I now get to walk through life so much lighter!!
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I really love the helpful and peaceful approach at Thriveworks. I have known Marcy for a long time and her ability to work through tough spots and discuss personalities makes her a lot of fun for me. Time flies when we chat and that is a good thing for a guy like me who is always worried about time. I also love Dawn Gadens video blogs! insightful and easy to access. I don't see Dawn in counseling but if she is that good on video I have to believe she is great in person. Give a shot...I bet you will love them.
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