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726 people sought anger management therapy help at Chesapeake 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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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?

Do you feel like your out-of-control anger is taking over you and your life? Everything is triggering that fiery feeling inside of you and you are always pushing your anger onto everyone and everything. You might think: Why hold in my anger? Isn’t it good to release my anger when I get mad? Well, your anger could potentially have a negative impact on the way people see you, impair your judgment, and get in the way of your success.

We all have our triggers.  But the roots of our anger can be labeled as one of two categories:  internal and external events.  Internal events that might trigger an angry reaction include self-perceived failures and frustrations, while external events include public humiliation and loss.  Both internal and external events, such as the previously mentioned, can result in anger but anger doesn’t always take the same form.  Anger can come out in forms such as tantrums and outbursts, but it can also build up internally and lead to sulking or even depressive symptoms.

In any case, if you aren’t managing your anger properly, it’s important that you get anger management help. Consider working with a professional at Thriveworks Chesapeake. We have skilled, caring providers who specialize in helping individuals with their anger.

Do I Need Anger Management Help?

Anyone who thinks that they could better manage their anger can benefit from working with a counselor or therapist.  However, the following individuals may find anger management particularly beneficial:

  • People who display violent behavior when angry
  • Individuals who display bullying behavior
  • Those battling substance dependency
  • People with mental illnesses that cause difficult behavioral changes
  • People with mental illnesses that make it especially difficult to control emotions

The first step in managing your anger is realizing that you have a problem and that there is a need for improvement. While it might be hard to admit that you could benefit from some help, it’s incredibly important and the decision to do so will be well worth it.

10 Tips That Will Help You Manage Anger

Reach out to a counselor for anger management help at Thriveworks Chesapeake. In the meantime, here are a few tips to implement while you’re waiting to meet with your counselor or therapist:

  1. Think before you speak. Don’t let your anger speak for you. Take a step back and think before you speak.
  1. Once you’re calm, express your anger. Give yourself a chance to calm down and clear your mind. Allow yourself to speak once you have time to gather your thoughts.
  1. Stay active. Physical activity can help reduce stress.  If you’re starting to feel overtaken by anger, go for a run or a walk.
  1. Take a time out. Give yourself a short break when you feel yourself heating up.  The quiet time can help you calm down.
  1. Identify possible solutions. Instead of jumping to an angry outburst, think of solutions to the issue at hand causing your anger.
  1. Stick with “I” statements.  Don’t place the blame on others.  Use “I” statements to discuss what is causing the anger.
  1. Don’t hold a grudge. Forgiveness is another a great way to flush out the anger inside of you.
  1. Use humor to release tension. Lighten the mood with humor.
  1. Practice relaxation skills. Take deep breaths, listen to your favorite music, journal. Do what brings you joy.
  1. Seek help. If your anger is out of control and you don’t have the ability to put these tips to use, schedule an appointment with a professional (if you haven’t already).

Anger Management at Thriveworks

At Thriveworks Chesapeake, we have clinicians that are experienced in helping those with anger management issues.  Each person will have a treatment plan based around their individual needs.

Common goals surrounding anger management include helping clients recognize their triggers, working on skills to respond appropriately when their anger is triggered, and noting times they didn’t react logically when angry.  At Thriveworks, our counselors can work with clients to help them learn to stay calm while still being assertive when necessary.  Anger management is meant to teach alternative ways of dealing with situations that cause anger so the outcome can be a more positive one.

Call Thriveworks Chesapeake Today

If you feel like you could benefit from anger management, give Thriveworks Chesapeake a call today.  Anger is a normal feeling; we understand that and want to help you manage your thoughts and actions.

At Thriveworks, we strive to offer service to anyone that needs it.  Because of this, we partner with a large number of insurance plans.  We have a “no waiting list” policy and new clients can have an appointment within 24 hours.  We understand that life is busy—we offer flexible hours with evening and weekend appointments.

If you’re ready to set up an appointment for anger management, call Thriveworks Chesapeake today at (757) 414-6427 We look forward to hearing from you.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
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Our Chesapeake therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • 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

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Sarah Hawkins is a very compassionate person. She always encouraged me to try my hardest to solved my problems using her advise. I am bless for having her as my therapist.
Read more Sarah Hawkins is a very compassionate person. She always encouraged me to try my hardest to solved my problems using her advise. I am bless for having her as my therapist.
Sarah Feb 2024
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I find the sessions to be quite beneficial. I feel that I am progressing alone nicely.
Eugene Feb 2024
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Andrea Stephen is a kind and compassionate counselor. She listens to her clients intently, because she genuinely cares. Her passion to help those who are hurting is what motivates her. She is an asset to the Mental Health industry.
Read more Andrea Stephen is a kind and compassionate counselor. She listens to her clients intently, because she genuinely cares. Her passion to help those who are hurting is what motivates her. She is an asset to the Mental Health industry.
Chesapeake Oct 2021
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I would like to sing the praises of Andrea Stephen and give her a big shout-out for a job well done!!! I have had the pleasure of studying with her in multiple classes, as a fellow student in the counseling program. Later on, we serendipitously worked alongside each other in the field. Andrea is a genuine listener, faithful encourager, and a beacon of hope. She is a counselor who truly cares about her clients and wants to see them thrive.
Read more I would like to sing the praises of Andrea Stephen and give her a big shout-out for a job well done!!! I have had the pleasure of studying with her in multiple classes, as a fellow student in the counseling program. Later on, we serendipitously worked alongside each other in the field. Andrea is a genuine listener, faithful encourager, and a beacon of hope. She is a counselor who truly cares about her clients and wants to see them thrive.
Chesapeake Oct 2021
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I've had the pleasure of working with Tammy Boone for about 5 months now and it has been a wonderful journey. She has challenged me to do the work and express myself in ways I never thought was possible. She provides ways to cope with difficult situations without being judgmental. I couldn't have asked for a better clinician!
Read more I've had the pleasure of working with Tammy Boone for about 5 months now and it has been a wonderful journey. She has challenged me to do the work and express myself in ways I never thought was possible. She provides ways to cope with difficult situations without being judgmental. I couldn't have asked for a better clinician!
Chesapeake Feb 2021
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Dr. P. Jones, I can only say that she is simply the best!!! I found Dr. Jones in a rush, she had authentic concern for the situation, she went over and WELL ABOVE assisting us with our needs. She was our angel during this process!!!
Read more Dr. P. Jones, I can only say that she is simply the best!!! I found Dr. Jones in a rush, she had authentic concern for the situation, she went over and WELL ABOVE assisting us with our needs. She was our angel during this process!!!
Chesapeake Jan 2021
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I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Jones for the past 9 months. She is incredibly genuine and easy to confide in, even over our online sessions. She was able to help me through a difficult time and I will truly miss my sessions with her. I highly recommend her services. Thank you Dr. Jones!
Read more I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Jones for the past 9 months. She is incredibly genuine and easy to confide in, even over our online sessions. She was able to help me through a difficult time and I will truly miss my sessions with her. I highly recommend her services. Thank you Dr. Jones!
Chesapeake Dec 2020
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Close out review with Dr. Patricia Jones. Outstanding service and was extremely helpful in giving me several techniques that I can use. Having video sessions was very convenient and effective. Highly recommend Dr. Jones just for her listening skills and the ability to relate to what you are going through. Very passionate about her job and you will not be disappointed when selecting her as your counselor!
Read more Close out review with Dr. Patricia Jones. Outstanding service and was extremely helpful in giving me several techniques that I can use. Having video sessions was very convenient and effective. Highly recommend Dr. Jones just for her listening skills and the ability to relate to what you are going through. Very passionate about her job and you will not be disappointed when selecting her as your counselor!
Chesapeake Sep 2020
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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Chesapeake is near Zero’s Subs, and shares an office building with Pamela Smith MD. We off of Poplar Hill Road, and across from Bedei Compounding Pharmacy Services.

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(757) 210-9381

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