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1,723 people sought anger management therapy help at Charlotte in the last year

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

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Carelon, +17 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma / PTSD

I aim to empower and equip individuals with mental health issues to live a healed, happy, whole, and harmonized life.

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +20 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +5 more

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Carelon, Caresource, Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA), +9 more
Military / Veteran, Anger, Coping Skills, Stress, Career, +6 more

As a compassionate advocate for mental health, I thrive on helping individuals embark on a journey of self-discovery and personal growth.

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +21 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Infidelity, Men’s Issues, +13 more

My goal is to provide an empathetic, open, and non-judgmental space for you to explore symptoms and stressors and work with you to change the things y... My goal is to provide an empathetic, open, and non-judgmental space for you to explore symptoms and stressors and work with you to change the things you want and improve in any and all areas, leading to a happier you. Read more

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?

“Way to use your turn signal, you jerk!”
“You messed up the dinner order! Can’t you do anything right?”
“I’m not paying for this. The service was horrible.”

Angie has a short fuse. She’s constantly shouting at other drivers on the road, criticizing her husband Jerry, and complaining about bad service—even when the victim of her anger doesn’t deserve it. Angie realizes she’s quick to lash out at her loved ones and strangers alike. She’s even tried to calm down, to be more level-headed, but failed. She assumes that she’s wired this way, and that there’s no hope for resolving her angry tendencies.

While it’s normal to doubt your ability to overcome a difficult challenge like anger issues, which Angie is experiencing here, it’s important to remember that where there’s a will there’s a way. And to continue pushing forward to better yourself. Often, a helpful step in doing so is working with a skilled mental health professional who is dedicated to helping you succeed on this mission. The counselors and therapists at Thriveworks have an impressive set of skills and extensive experience that enables them to help their clients with anger management. If you can relate to Angie and think you could benefit from anger management counseling, reach out to Thriveworks Charlotte today.

Do I Have Anger Issues? Why?

If you’re questioning whether or not you have anger issues, it might be worth reevaluating how you manage your anger and other difficult emotions. Does your blood boil when your friends are late for lunch? Are you quick to get angry when your spouse forgets to switch out the laundry? Do you think you could handle your anger in a more productive manner? You can benefit from working with an anger management counselor. They’ll help you address your anger issues, of which might be caused or exacerbated by any of the following common triggers:

  • Dissatisfaction at work
  • Heavy traffic
  • Big crowds or busy places
  • Loud or obnoxious people
  • General discomfort
  • Self-perceived failures

Do any of the above just enrage you? We all grow angry and annoyed from time to time, but it’s important we react and manage these feelings appropriately. Instead of making rude remarks, saying hurtful things, or acting violently, you should be able to express how you feel calmly and effectively. If this proves to be a problem area for you, consider working with an anger management counselor at Thriveworks Charlotte.

How Can Anger Management Counseling Help?

What does it feel like when you’re angry? For many, they can feel their heartrate pick up. Sometimes, they start sweating and experience a rush of adrenaline. These physical reactions can sometimes cause us to lash out and act inappropriately. The key here is to recognize these changes and calm ourselves down before the situation escalates further. This is easier said than done for those who struggle with anger management. That’s where an anger management counselor comes in.

Your anger management counselor will help you explore the triggers listed above, as well as helpful techniques for calming down when you are, indeed, triggered and at risk of lashing out in anger. Here are a few practices they might help you master:

  • Breath work. When you feel your heart quicken, this is a cue to manually slow yourself down. Focus on your breath: take a big breath in and let a big breath out. Do your best to breathe from your stomach and fill your lungs with as much air as possible before letting it escape from your mouth.
  • Journaling. Often, we look back and regret our angry outbursts. The problem is we didn’t have time to process those emotions as well as what provoked those emotions. Journaling helps you to sort through everything that happened and reach a clearer understanding of where you should go from here if someone’s upset you.
  • Mindful Meditation. Like journaling, mindful meditation can help you clear your mind and better understand the sources of your feelings. To employ mindful meditation, try focusing on something you’re experiencing (other than your anger). Tune into your physical senses: What do you hear? What can you smell? What’s going on around you? If you need, you can even envision yourself somewhere else.

Start Anger Management Counseling at Thriveworks Charlotte Today

If you think you could use some help sorting through any potential anger issues, consider working with an anger management counselor at Thriveworks Charlotte. As mentioned above, these professionals can help you understand the primary source(s) of your anger and deal with these triggers more effectively. To set up an appointment or hear more about our services at Thriveworks Charlotte, call us at (704) 969-2597. We’re excited to work with you!

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Charlotte therapists and counselors accept 25 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Caresource

  • 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 Charlotte
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

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5.0 Thriveworks Charlotte reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Dr. Patricia will be an awesome addition to the Thriveworks team. I have worked alongside Dr. Patricia is several different settings and in all of them she represents the agency with a professional posture. Her strength comes from the value, integrity and dignity with which she gives to her work - Congratulations to Thriveworks!
Read more Dr. Patricia will be an awesome addition to the Thriveworks team. I have worked alongside Dr. Patricia is several different settings and in all of them she represents the agency with a professional posture. Her strength comes from the value, integrity and dignity with which she gives to her work - Congratulations to Thriveworks!
Charlotte Sep 2022
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★★★★★
It is obvious from working with Dr. Patricia Krikorian that counseling is not a career for her as much as it is a calling. She is compassionate, professional, non-judgmental, and supportive. Her ability to get to the root of the problem and provide helpful and personal counseling solutions is a testament to her years of counseling experience. I highly recommend Dr. Krikorian!! She is passionate about helping others!
Read more It is obvious from working with Dr. Patricia Krikorian that counseling is not a career for her as much as it is a calling. She is compassionate, professional, non-judgmental, and supportive. Her ability to get to the root of the problem and provide helpful and personal counseling solutions is a testament to her years of counseling experience. I highly recommend Dr. Krikorian!! She is passionate about helping others!
Charlotte Sep 2022
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★★★★★
I have known Dr. Patricia (Dr. Pat) for over 8 years and she has over 25+ years of experience in dealing with youth and adults in various clinical settings. Dr. Patrica is culturally and professionally competent in Counseling, Therapy, Addictions, Teaching, and Clinical Social Work as well as knowing how to deliver services to all ethnicities. Dr. Patricia uses various Therapy modalities such as Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, Family, Group, Individual, behavioral, Marriage and family therapy, and DBT, where she incorporates mindfulness, self-awareness, emotion regulation, and interpersonal communication into one's treatment plan. Dr. Patricia is the BEST!!!!
Read more I have known Dr. Patricia (Dr. Pat) for over 8 years and she has over 25+ years of experience in dealing with youth and adults in various clinical settings. Dr. Patrica is culturally and professionally competent in Counseling, Therapy, Addictions, Teaching, and Clinical Social Work as well as knowing how to deliver services to all ethnicities. Dr. Patricia uses various Therapy modalities such as Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, Family, Group, Individual, behavioral, Marriage and family therapy, and DBT, where she incorporates mindfulness, self-awareness, emotion regulation, and interpersonal communication into one's treatment plan. Dr. Patricia is the BEST!!!!
Charlotte Aug 2022
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★★★★★
Dr. Krikorian is a great and wonderful person that I've been blessed to have known her for over 3 years. In that short amount of time, she has been honest, kind, sharing, and compassionate about others. She is a great addition!
Read more Dr. Krikorian is a great and wonderful person that I've been blessed to have known her for over 3 years. In that short amount of time, she has been honest, kind, sharing, and compassionate about others. She is a great addition!
Charlotte Aug 2022
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★★★★★
Professionalism in a way that is teachable. Dr. Patricia Krikorian can teach or assist through any situation for both Singles and Families. She is kind and compassionate about others.
Read more Professionalism in a way that is teachable. Dr. Patricia Krikorian can teach or assist through any situation for both Singles and Families. She is kind and compassionate about others.
Charlotte Aug 2022
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★★★★★
You've got a winner in Dr. Patricia Krikorian. I have known her for years as my internship director, supervisor and ultimately mentor. She has guided me all the way and continues to do so with care and compassion. She is an expert in the mental health field and operates in excellence. She thoroughly enjoys what she does and results is her goal.
Read more You've got a winner in Dr. Patricia Krikorian. I have known her for years as my internship director, supervisor and ultimately mentor. She has guided me all the way and continues to do so with care and compassion. She is an expert in the mental health field and operates in excellence. She thoroughly enjoys what she does and results is her goal.
Charlotte Aug 2022
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★★★★★
I just wanted to say that Dr. Patricia Krikorian is a gem! She was my college professor and taught my Counseling class. She required us to be students of excellence because she is a woman of excellence. She passionately cares about helping anyone who needs guidance on how to navigate through life difficulties. She has many years of experience in her craft and takes pride in helping many throughout her career. She is by no means a novice and is well-respected by me and others.
Read more I just wanted to say that Dr. Patricia Krikorian is a gem! She was my college professor and taught my Counseling class. She required us to be students of excellence because she is a woman of excellence. She passionately cares about helping anyone who needs guidance on how to navigate through life difficulties. She has many years of experience in her craft and takes pride in helping many throughout her career. She is by no means a novice and is well-respected by me and others.
Charlotte Aug 2022
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★★★★★
Congratulations to Thriveworks for adding Dr. Patricia Krikorian to their TEAM! I have known Patricia for many years in various clinical settings and not only does she have the education and expertise to support clients, but the style and grace to put them at ease. She will make a great addition to the Thriveworks family!
Read more Congratulations to Thriveworks for adding Dr. Patricia Krikorian to their TEAM! I have known Patricia for many years in various clinical settings and not only does she have the education and expertise to support clients, but the style and grace to put them at ease. She will make a great addition to the Thriveworks family!
Charlotte Aug 2022
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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Charlotte is located in the Belle Grove Business Center off of Springbank Ln, near the intersection of Providence Rd. and Pineville-Matthews Rd. We’re surrounded by several other health facilities, including Family Spine Center, Kleinheinz Dentistry, Signature Wellness, Vascular Solutions, and Clark Pediatric Dentistry.

Phone number

(704) 325-5881

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