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1,910 people sought anger management therapy help in Connecticut 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?

When you’re overwhelmed by stress or emotions, how do you express yourself? Do you break down and shout out of rage? Or, are you able to stay calm and clearly communicate how you feel? You can probably recognize that the second option is the ideal reaction… but that doesn’t mean that it’s the easy reaction. If you struggle to control your anger and it’s having a negative impact on important areas of your life, you could benefit from anger management counseling.

Control your anger. It’s only one letter away from danger.”

If you have anger issues, there is nothing to be ashamed of. We all struggle with something, be it anger issues, stress management, a mental illness, relationship issues, or something else entirely. We all have our own things to work on! And you might find that a counselor or therapist can help you achieve the desired results.

The licensed counselors at Thriveworks Counseling in Fairfield, CT help their clients manage their anger issues. If you struggle with anger issues, our anger experts will help you better understand where your anger stems from and assist you with reacting to enraging circumstances in a healthier manner. This might sound like a difficult task now, but your anger management counselor will guide and support you through this process.

Do I Have Anger Issues? How Can Anger Management Help?

Anger management counseling aims to help people understand and work through their anger. It’s as simple as that. For example, your Thriveworks counselor can help you understand your triggers, such as:

  • Self-perceived failures
  • Frustrations
  • Injustices
  • Loss
  • Privilege
  • Humiliation

It’s okay to feel angry, as a result of the above triggers or other triggers. However, the way that you react and express your emotions is what you need to pay attention to. For example, if you react to maddening circumstances by inciting violence or picking fights with other people, you are not responding to your anger in a healthy way. While you shouldn’t internalize this anger, you should find a way to process your emotions and express them in a better way. We know it’s easier said than done, that’s why Thriveworks Counseling in Fairfield offers anger management counseling.

How Does Anger Management Counseling Work?

Anger management counseling will give you a clear direction for better understanding and expressing your anger. Your counselor will be sure to provide you with the safe, comfortable space that you need to open up about your feelings and make progress in therapy. Additionally, they will evaluate your angry tendencies to then provide you with examples of more productive responses to anger.

Anger management counseling can incorporate different therapeutic techniques into your treatment plan, which will work together to help you develop healthier ways for dealing with your anger. These techniques can include:

  • Meditation
  • Mindfulness
  • Deep-breathing
  • Journaling
  • Impulse control

Do you think that you could benefit from anger management counseling? Have you determined a need for changing your angry tendencies? Reach out to Thriveworks Counseling in Fairfield today.

Work with an Anger Management Counselor at Thriveworks

Anger is a powerful and sometimes scary emotion. It can frighten those who experience it as well as those on the receiving end of the anger. If you feel like you’ve let your anger take over and affect your closest relationships or your work, consider working with an anger expert who can help you gain control again.

If you’re interested in the benefits you could find in anger management counseling or therapy, know that you’re already in the right place! Thriveworks Counseling in Fairfield is here to help, and we can get you in for your first appointment as soon as tomorrow. That’s right, we offer…

Thriveworks Counseling in Fairfield also offers a wide variety of mental health services, including cognitive behavioral therapy, depression therapy, anxiety therapy, marriage counseling, and stress management counseling. Whenever you’re ready to schedule your appointment, give us a call at (203) 433- 3563. We’re excited to hear from 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 Fairfield therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

  • JP Farley Corporation

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Fairfield is located right at the intersection of Route 58 and Fairfield Woods Rd, just northwest of Trader Joe’s. Our building is across from Nexgen Games and Whoopi Thai Cuisine, and is shared by the UPS Store and Alina’s Cakes and Cookies. The closest bus stop is Black Rock Turnpike at Stillson Road, a six-minute walk away.

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(203) 793-0805

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