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2,549 people sought anger management therapy help in Maryland 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?

Anger management helps individuals better control their anger. This often involves identifying triggers of anger, learning effective coping mechanisms for anger, and understanding how to better express this emotion. The ultimate goal is not to rid one of their anger (as anger is a natural and healthy emotion), but to help them better manage it.

If you have determined that you need to anger management help, consider working with a counselor at Thriveworks Columbia, MD. We have providers who can assist you in understanding, controlling, and properly expressing this emotion.

How Does Counseling for Anger Management Work?

In anger management, clients are given a specific set up instructions for improving their angry reactions. Anger management counseling also provides a safe place for releasing, understanding, and redirecting these emotions. Counselors lead their clients in discovering the root of their anger—such as grief, a traumatic event, or something else entirely—and teach them strategies for better dealing with anger (as well as other negative emotions, if necessary). There are many different techniques used in anger management counseling, including:

  • Meditation and mindfulness
  • Deep-breathing
  • Negative thinking assessment
  • Positive thinking practices

Counseling is often individualized, meaning that while the ultimate mission is the same—to help the individual make improvements that create a happier, healthier, and/or more successful live—the exact course of counseling changes from client to client. Your counselor will get to know you, analyze your particular case, and then design treatment to best help you.

When Anger Takes Over

Feeling out of control of your anger can be a devastating situation. Not only does it put you and other people at risk, but it simply makes a person feel that they don’t have control of their life. The good news is that anger counseling has real, concrete ways to handle these situations.

  1. Getting rid of anger is a myth. Too often people believe that the first step of anger counseling is to get rid of anger. The reality is that anger is an emotion and it’s a healthy one – as long as we address it in a healthy way. It’s also true that as a client progresses in their treatment for anger, they’re likely to feel anger less frequently – but the first step is still to address the way a client reacts to anger.
  1. Learn how you could address anger more healthfully. How do you respond to anger? It’s true that the body has a biological response to it that involves a racing heartbeat, increased adrenaline, and other physical changes. However, some people can still handle these changes while others will react in ways that they are not proud of. 
  1. Start by addressing your triggers and their causes. While everyone’s treatment plan will be unique to their needs, often the first step is to address triggers. What makes you angry? Is it something going on inside yourself? Is your anger directed at people outside in the world? Is it directed at things that happened in the past? Understanding your triggers can be the first set of clues on your way to recovery.

Once you know what those triggers are, it’s time to take a look at what causes them. For many people, what seems to be the cause of the anger is just a symptom. For example, a person who feels angry at their boss for a specific thing may actually be angry about another thing. Getting to these core issues helps your counselor better walk you through the solutions to anger problems. When you want to control your response to anger and finally heal, it’s time to get the qualified help you need from Thriveworks Columbia, MD.

Schedule Anger Management Counseling at Thriveworks Columbia, MD

Do you have a serious anger problem? Do you lash out in anger without a moment’s notice? Do you regret your hot-headed tendencies? Consider talking to a counselor at Thriveworks Columbia, MD about your anger problems. There are providers here that specialize in anger management, of whom can help you live a happier, healthier life.

To schedule an appointment, all you have to do is give us a call. A scheduling specialist will answer the phone, ask, you a few simple questions, and then get you set up with the provider who can best help 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 Columbia therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Maryland | BCBS HMO

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Maryland | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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I have been in and out of therapy (with/without meds) for over 30 years. It really made me happy, something I haven't been in a while, to find people who actually listen and ask questions about your past, present, and how you're feeling. I would highly recommend Thriveworks!!
Read more I have been in and out of therapy (with/without meds) for over 30 years. It really made me happy, something I haven't been in a while, to find people who actually listen and ask questions about your past, present, and how you're feeling. I would highly recommend Thriveworks!!
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Columbia is located inside the The Shoppes at Wilde Lake shopping center, between Twin Rivers Road and Cross Fox Lane. Adjacent to the shopping center, you will find Vista Wilde Lake Apartments. Parking is available in front of the main entrance.

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(410) 724-1137

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