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575 people sought anger management therapy help at Columbia 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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ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue of South Carolina Medicare Advantage, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS, +19 more
Chronic Illness, Medical / Health Issues, Domestic Abuse, Anger, Coping Skills, +14 more

As a seasoned therapist, I want to use my experiences and skills to create a place of genuine warmth and understanding to help people the best way I k... As a seasoned therapist, I want to use my experiences and skills to create a place of genuine warmth and understanding to help people the best way I know how. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +2 more
LGBTQIA+, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, +13 more

As an individual who has experienced the roller coaster ride of mental health both as a patient and practitioner, I understand the need for a supporti... As an individual who has experienced the roller coaster ride of mental health both as a patient and practitioner, I understand the need for a supportive, engaging, and effective counselor. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +14 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Infidelity, Men’s Issues, Self Esteem, +9 more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +18 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Stress, Women’s Issues, +7 more

As a professional working in psychiatry for over 20 years, I understand the complexity of the need to have a well-balanced and low-stress lifestyle.

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?

You just arrived home from a stressful day at work, and you really want to put your feet up and relax. But, you find the house is a mess, nobody pitched in to do chores, there’s dinner to make and your son has football practice in an hour. You can feel the tension in your shoulders, your blood is starting to boil and the anger is starting to take control.

When you recognize that minor annoyances often give way to angry explosions, it may be time to consider getting help for anger issues. While anger is a normal and sometimes healthy emotion, it can cause serious health risks when it is out of control. It can affect relationships with your family, friends, and coworkers. Thriveworks anger therapists in Columbia, SC with people to pinpoint anger and its triggers and find healthy responses to it. (803) 477-3736

Anger Can Lead to Illness

When anger is not managed, the results can range from minor to more serious health issues.

Untreated anger can be a catalyst for:

  • head and back pain
  • a spike in blood pressure
  • Insomnia
  • stroke and
  • cardiac arrest

It can lead to lower self-esteem, depression, eating disorders, a weakened immune system, substance abuse and more.

Causes of Anger

Many things can trigger anger, and it is important to know what they are in order to be able to manage them effectively. The following are common triggers.

Anger over long durations regularly can cause insomnia.When you are not getting enough sleep, it is easier to become frustrated and angry. You are not feeling the energy for the demands of work, school or other responsibilities. You may raise your voice in anger, view things negatively and take your anger out on the people who are close to you. People feel they have to tiptoe around you like they are stepping on eggshells.

There are times when you do not have control over a situation.You may be driving to an important job interview and find that the traffic is backed up in front of you as far as they eyes can see. Your heart begins to pound, your body feels clammy, and your hands are sweaty.

If you did not ace the exam you studied so hard for, or the project that you worked on for hours didn’t impress the boss like you thought it would, you feel like a failure. Your day—and night—are ruined. You find yourself snapping at coworkers, family members, and friends.

Tips for Controlling Anger

The professional therapists at Thriveworks in Columbia, SC will help you to find out what causes your anger and how to manage it. When you feel angry, these are some of the things you can do immediately to help.

Meditate.You can regulate your emotions with meditation. If you are feeling like you are going to lose control of your temper, take a mental vacation through meditation.
Remove yourself from the situation.Go outside for a jog, walk up and down a stairwell or retreat into the bathroom in order to get away from the source of your anger.
Count backward from 50.When you count aloud—even whisper the numbers to yourself—it can calm you down in less than a minute. Keep the body calm while counting so the only thing you focus on are the numbers. This simple task will keep you from being overwhelmed in the moment and help you face the problem with a more even head. Still angry? Repeat the exercise, but now count back from 100.
Reduce anger by turning on positive thoughts.Close your eyes, banish all negative thoughts and think of three or more positive things. The thoughts can be positive outcomes of the situation you are worrying about, thoughts of something you have to look forward to or something that makes you happy.

Don’t let anger hold you captive another day.  Call Thriveworks Anger Counseling in Columbia, SC today. We offer convenient appointment times – day, evening, and weekend appointments. We have no wait list for anger therapy – you can often get an appointment within 24 hours. Plus, we accept most major insurance plans; so getting anger help may be more affordable than you thought.

You can find freedom from anger.  You deserve to live a happy and meaningful life – one that’s not controlled by anger.  You can thrive and we can help. Schedule an appointment with a Thriveworks anger therapist in Columbia, SC today.  (803) 477-3736

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 Columbia therapists and counselors accept 23 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue of South Carolina Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • 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 Columbia
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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Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Read more Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Columbia is located on Executive Pointe Blvd off of Bush River Rd, just northwest of Interstate 20 on the north side of the Saluda River. Our building is neighbored by The Steele Law Firm; S.C. Press Association; and Thomas, Watson & Company. The closest bus stop is Bush Woodland WB. If you have trouble finding our office or have any questions about how to get here, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Phone number

(803) 573-9453

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