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4,316 people sought anger management therapy help in South Carolina in the last year

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

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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 on how 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 keys to mastering anger include 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?

People who get angry may simmer for a while or go right to the point of boiling over. Different people experience anger in a variety of ways, but letting anger get out of control can put their health at risk. In fact, a Harvard School of Public Medical Health study in 2014 linked extreme emotional responses, such as anger, to cardiovascular incidents. For a few hours after an angry eruption, the risk of a stroke tripled and the risk of a heart attack increased by five times. The study reported that though the danger of experiencing a sudden cardiovascular episode after one outburst was rare, the risk grows if an individual has frequent, uncontrollable rage.

While it is normal to have feelings of anger at times, it is important that people recognize what the emotion is and learn how to manage it properly. The counselors at Thriveworks in Charleston, SC have helped many people through anger management therapy. Anger management therapists at Thriveworks Charleston will work with you to explore feelings of intense anger, examine its causes and triggers and create a plan to respond to these triggers in a healthy way. If you think you could benefit from anger management therapy, reach out today.

Do I Have Anger Issues?

If you have ever experienced the following, you might have anger issues that you can improve upon:

  • Lack of patience.
  • Criticizing, belittling and putting others down.
  • Name calling.
  • Blaming everybody and everything else on the situation.
  • Short temper and irritability.
  • Withdraw when angry.
  • People avoid you.
  • Your spouse, children and other members of the family are afraid to approach you or talk to you.
  • People feel like they are walking on eggshells around you.

5 Tips for Better Managing Your Anger

Try practicing the following when your anger starts to get the best of you. In fact, some of these tips are useful to avoid the situations before they even happen!

  1. Choose the situation. Avoid situations that can cause unwanted emotions. When you realize you get angry when you are in a hurry, try to take care of things beforehand instead of waiting until the last minute. Figure out a way to leave your house or office a little earlier so you won’t be delayed when you have an appointment.
  2. Try to modify a situation. You always strive to make the best dinners for your family, and something always seems to go wrong because you want them to be perfect. Try to modify the situation by collecting recipes that are within your cooking talents and are not too involved, especially if you just got home from work or have had a busy day.
  3. Shift the focus of your attention. You feel that you don’t look great compared to others, or everybody else at the gym seems to be able to lift more weights than you. You can’t help yourself from wondering how they can be accomplished, and you may get a little envious. Shift the focus from them, and focus on what you are doing. (You may gain some strength by lifting as many or more weights than the people you had envied.)
  4. Change your thoughts. In cognitive reappraisal, you replace the thoughts that lead to unhappiness with thoughts that lead to happiness and contentment. By thinking of your favorite place in the world, admiring artwork or thinking about your next vacation, you can change your thoughts.
  5. Change your response. Your heart might be beating out of your chest; you are feeling anxious; and you are becoming angry. Take deep breaths, close your eyes and calm yourself down.

Don’t wait any longer to begin anger management therapy at Thriveworks in Charleston, SC. Therapists will work with you to help you recognize the causes of your anger, teach you how to respond to its triggers in positive ways and provide the most effective anger management treatment plan.

Schedule Anger Management Therapy at Thriveworks Charleston

Are you ready to better manage your angry outbursts? Call Thriveworks in Charleston, SC at (843) 480-4034 today to get started on the path to leading a healthier life–mentally and physically. We can’t wait to hear from you and meet you for your first appointment!

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 Charleston therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS

  • Carelon

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Charleston
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

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$1

Hear from our clients

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Mr Sachs has been outstanding with his handling of our sessions. Personally, I believe that therapy/counseling is truly a personal experience and the therapist needs to be matched to the patient as much as the patient with the therapist. I feel like he was a perfect fit for what we needed with our sessions.
Read more Mr Sachs has been outstanding with his handling of our sessions. Personally, I believe that therapy/counseling is truly a personal experience and the therapist needs to be matched to the patient as much as the patient with the therapist. I feel like he was a perfect fit for what we needed with our sessions.
Bill Jan 2024
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Mrs. Darby is an amazing LPC! She was my preceptor while attending MUSC. She came highly recommended by my colleagues and definitely met the expectations! She went above and beyond for her students and her clients. Very professional, caring, empathetic, practices excellent communications and dedicated to improving mental health for her clients and the community! I highly recommend her services!
Read more Mrs. Darby is an amazing LPC! She was my preceptor while attending MUSC. She came highly recommended by my colleagues and definitely met the expectations! She went above and beyond for her students and her clients. Very professional, caring, empathetic, practices excellent communications and dedicated to improving mental health for her clients and the community! I highly recommend her services!
Charleston Aug 2022
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★★★★★
Rhonda is very dependable and a great listener. She has such a calming spirit!
Charleston Oct 2021
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Emily Frichtl has been a fan resource for me. She is insightful, compassionate and caring. I am very thankful to have her!
Read more Emily Frichtl has been a fan resource for me. She is insightful, compassionate and caring. I am very thankful to have her!
Charleston Nov 2020
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Emily Frichtl is a great therapist! I had the privilege of acting as both a clinical supervisor and then as a peer to Ms Frichtl and can attest that she is well versed in the field ethics, displays compassion, and is driven to help her patients.
Read more Emily Frichtl is a great therapist! I had the privilege of acting as both a clinical supervisor and then as a peer to Ms Frichtl and can attest that she is well versed in the field ethics, displays compassion, and is driven to help her patients.
Charleston Nov 2020
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I worked with Adam for over 2 years as a colleague. He is client focused, dependable, and well loved among clients.
Read more I worked with Adam for over 2 years as a colleague. He is client focused, dependable, and well loved among clients.
Charleston Mar 2020
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I was privileged to work alongside Adam recently and I was regularly impressed with how often his clients enjoyed him. He was respected for asking wise questions and for giving gentle suggestions. And his paperwork was to be envied. He's such a good guy!!!
Read more I was privileged to work alongside Adam recently and I was regularly impressed with how often his clients enjoyed him. He was respected for asking wise questions and for giving gentle suggestions. And his paperwork was to be envied. He's such a good guy!!!
Charleston Mar 2020
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Charleston is located on E Bay St between Cumberland St and S Market St. Across the street, on the opposite side of E Bay St, you will find the US Custom House. We currently share the building with JB Hunt Transport Service and the Law Office of Jason S Stevens, among other businesses.

Phone number

(843) 376-6157

Languages spoken by SC providers

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  • English
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