availability-icon

Offered in-person & online

Our therapists offer anger management therapy in Conway, AR

Get in-person or online care, and cover the majority of the costs with your insurance.

Connect with a therapist, psychiatrist or counselor near you
Image of a therapist and client in a counseling session.

625 people sought anger management therapy help in Arkansas in the last year

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

Meet with a provider as soon as this week

2 therapists available at Conway
View all Conway providers

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield | BCBS, Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP), Arkansas Health and Wellness - Ambetter, +15 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, ADHD, Relationships, Anxiety, +1 more

Some are living, others are existing…live your life no matter what path you choose.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield | BCBS, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicare Advantage, +25 more
Medical / Health Issues, Domestic Abuse, LGBTQIA+, Anger, Behavioral Issues, +15 more

I am an open-minded and empathic professional who can understand and assist you with your mental health concerns.

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?

Anger isn’t always a bad thing. It’s an emotion that everybody experiences now and then. However, when it gets out of control or turns destructive, it can lead to problems in relationships and with co-workers, as well as the overall quality of life.

People who experience anger issues often feel they’re not in control of themselves. Anger counseling can help give them that control back. At Thriveworks Conway, AR anger counseling the professionally-licensed and credentialed therapists and counselors work with people to teach them how to deal with their anger and express it in healthy ways.

What is Anger?

Anger is an emotion that can vary between mild irritation to intense rage. When people react in a way that is more intense and aggressive than what is necessary in the situation, they may physically hurt others or themselves. Some people take their frustrations out on inanimate objects, punching doors or kicking walls. There are times when people aggressively argue and call other people disrespectful names, give contemptuous looks and make menacing gestures. At times, people may keep the anger bottled up inside of themselves, constantly think about the situation that made them angry or plan to retaliate.

These individuals may benefit from anger management therapy at Thriveworks in Conway, AR.

What Causes Anger?

Anger is not a problem in itself. It is a normal emotion that can come from feelings of frustration, hurt, annoyance and disappointment. The trouble is when a person’s anger becomes uncontrollable and he gets carried away, which leads to the loss of reason and rationality. The result can be erratic behavior, violence, abuse, addictions and even trouble with the law.
Anger can be caused by internal and external issues. In some cases, anger is directed at a specific person or event, and in other instances it’s caused by worrying about personal issues. Memories of traumatic or enraging events can also trigger anger.

Anger Can be Harmful to Your Health

Anger can be good for people when it is addressed quickly and expressed in a healthy way. But, when people turn it inward, hold it in for a long time or explode in a rage, it can be dangerous for the health. The following are some of the harmful effects of uncontrollable anger.

  • Angry rages are most physically damaging to the heart. According to Chris Aiken, MD, an instructor in clinical psychiatry at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, repressed anger–where you express it indirectly or go to great lengths to control it, is associated with heart disease. One study found that people who had a tendency toward anger as a personality trait were at two times the risk of coronary disease than less angry people.
  • A study published on behalf of the European Society of Cardiology in 2014 found that people had three times the risk of a stroke from a blood clot to the brain or bleeding within the brain during the two hours after rage. In addition, individuals with an aneurysm in one of the arteries in the brain had as much as six times higher risk of rupturing the aneurysm after the uncontrollable anger.
  • People who are angry much of the time may also feel sick more. A Harvard University study (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25389190) uncovered that healthy people who remembered an angry episode from their past caused a six-hour plummet in levels of immunoglobulin A—the cells’ front line of defense against infections.
  • People who have uncontrollable anger may find that their anxiety gets worse. In a 2012 study discussed in the article “The Role of Anger in Generalized Anxiety Disorder” (in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy 41(3):261-71), researchers found that anger can make the symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)–a condition where excessive and uncontrollable worry disrupts a person’s daily life–worse.
  • Anger that is uncontrolled is connected to depression. When people have anger but never take action—and, instead, continue to let it simmer—they can become depressed.
  • In “Angry Breathing: A Prospective Study of Hostility and Lung Function in the Normative Aging Study” (published online in BMJ Journals in 2006), Harvard University scientists studied nearly 700 men for a little more than eight years using a “hostility scale” to measure anger levels. These levels were compared to changes in the men’s lung functioning. The results showed that men who scored the highest on hostility ratings had much worse lung capacity, increasing their chances of respiratory problems. A theory for this was that the rise in stress hormones that are related to feelings of anger caused inflammation in the airways.
  • A University of Michigan study (http://www.livescience.com/4814-spouses-fight-live-longer.html) conducted for about 17 years uncovered that couples who held their anger in had shorter life spans than the couples who discussed the situations that made them mad.

Determining Appropriate Anger Levels

If everybody experiences anger, how can a counselor tell you if your anger is normal or extreme?

Counselors use tests that measure the intensity of your feelings, how you handle feelings and how prone to anger you are. The reality is that if you think you have an anger problem, it is likely that you do. If you’ve ever felt out of control and frightened by your own anger, it may benefit you to find help to better deal with it. Anger counselors can work with you to find ways to handle your anger. Each person’s treatment plan is based on their individual needs. An anger counselor will work with you to:

  • Recognize triggers.
  • Learn how to better respond to triggers without becoming aggressive.
  • Teach specific skills to better manage triggers.
  • Identify times when thoughts don’t lead to logical conclusions.
  • Change your way of thinking and reacting in specific triggering situations.
  • Teach you to relax, stay calm and be peaceful even when you feel surges of anger.
  • Teach when and how to be assertive. Being more expressive about needs can help you to feel more in control of situations.
  • Teach problem-solving techniques to help you to feel empowered, which, in turn, lowers the risk of anger triggers.

The therapists and counselors at Thriveworks in Conway, AR have professional licenses and are certified. They work with people who have uncontrollable anger to help them recognize the triggers that make them angry and the ways to appropriately respond to the anger that is interfering with their lives. The Thriveworks therapists can determine the best anger management treatment plan for individuals in order for them to lead healthier lives–mentally and physically.

The path to a more fulfilling life without uncontrollable anger begins at Thriveworks. Call us today at (501) 404-9737.

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 Conway therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield | BCBS

  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicare Advantage

  • Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP)

  • Arkansas Health and Wellness - Ambetter

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Medicare Advantage

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

Show more
Self-pay costs at Conway
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

Hear from our clients

5.0 Thriveworks Conway reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
My interactions in the past two years with all Thriveworks employees have been positive. The staff at Thriveworks Conway and Maumelle exemplify true caring for their clients and conduct themselves in a most professional manner. I have no reservations in recommending them to my friends and family members.
Read more My interactions in the past two years with all Thriveworks employees have been positive. The staff at Thriveworks Conway and Maumelle exemplify true caring for their clients and conduct themselves in a most professional manner. I have no reservations in recommending them to my friends and family members.
Conway Dec 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
My depression and anxiety were taken over my life and I knew I had to make a change. Just like everyone else I thought I didn't need counseling. After my first session with Kristen G., I knew God had placed me with a compassionate, and caring therapist. Without a doubt I would recommend Thriveworks and their team of professionals
Read more My depression and anxiety were taken over my life and I knew I had to make a change. Just like everyone else I thought I didn't need counseling. After my first session with Kristen G., I knew God had placed me with a compassionate, and caring therapist. Without a doubt I would recommend Thriveworks and their team of professionals
Conway Nov 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Thriveworks is a top notch facility with great after hour scheduling. The environment is very inviting and peaceful. Therapist work diligently to serve their clients with the highest quality of therapy. Kristen Grubbs is one of the exemplary therapist and is highly recommended.
Read more Thriveworks is a top notch facility with great after hour scheduling. The environment is very inviting and peaceful. Therapist work diligently to serve their clients with the highest quality of therapy. Kristen Grubbs is one of the exemplary therapist and is highly recommended.
Conway Nov 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Kristen Grubbs Is an exceptionally great therapist. She takes time to listen and understand her client needs and works with care, compassion, and integrity to ensure that their counseling needs are met.
Read more Kristen Grubbs Is an exceptionally great therapist. She takes time to listen and understand her client needs and works with care, compassion, and integrity to ensure that their counseling needs are met.
Conway Nov 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Letha is a person who is blessed to be doing exactly what she was meant to do in life. She puts her heart and soul into everything she does and her patients will benefit greatly from this approach. When you combine her compassion and her commitment she will be a pleasure to work with.
Read more Letha is a person who is blessed to be doing exactly what she was meant to do in life. She puts her heart and soul into everything she does and her patients will benefit greatly from this approach. When you combine her compassion and her commitment she will be a pleasure to work with.
Conway Sep 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Letha is one of those special people that instantly puts you at ease & makes you feel like you have known her for all of your life. She constantly shares emphatic wisdom and knowledge with a God focused foundation, and an awesome sense of humor. She has been such a blessing in my life, as I know she will be to all those she counsels. Her compassion for other people is inexhaustible!! Thriveworks is blessed by having Letha Richardson as a counselor - she ROCKS at it !!!
Read more Letha is one of those special people that instantly puts you at ease & makes you feel like you have known her for all of your life. She constantly shares emphatic wisdom and knowledge with a God focused foundation, and an awesome sense of humor. She has been such a blessing in my life, as I know she will be to all those she counsels. Her compassion for other people is inexhaustible!! Thriveworks is blessed by having Letha Richardson as a counselor - she ROCKS at it !!!
Conway Aug 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
By having Letha as an employee you have a good one. She loves being a councilor. She is very outgoing and observant of the people she is in contact with. She will be an excellent employee.
Read more By having Letha as an employee you have a good one. She loves being a councilor. She is very outgoing and observant of the people she is in contact with. She will be an excellent employee.
Conway Aug 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
The people who work here are incredibly welcoming and friendly! I love and appreciate how I instantly feel at home at Thriveworks. The atmosphere is also very calming in general; less like an office building, more like a home. 😁
Read more The people who work here are incredibly welcoming and friendly! I love and appreciate how I instantly feel at home at Thriveworks. The atmosphere is also very calming in general; less like an office building, more like a home. 😁
Conway Aug 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

8 photos

Getting here

Thriveworks in Conway, AR is located off of Dave Ward Dr, at the intersection of Fannie Dr and Shelby Trail and just west of Interstate 40. Our building is neighbored by European Wax Center, Noydeen Medical Group, and Krispy Kreme, and is across the street from C2 Powersports. 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

(501) 406-0504

Languages spoken by AR providers

  • English
Thursday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Monday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00pm

Shown in CT

Thursday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Friday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Saturday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Monday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Tuesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Wednesday 7:00am - 9:30pm

Shown in CT