Anger Management Therapists and Counselors in Franklin, MA—Therapy, Counseling

The clock turns to 9:02, and Suzie knows she’s going to be late. It wasn’t her fault her husband snoozed her alarm. She sprints to the car, coffee in hand. But before she gets there, she trips over their cat. Her coffee spills everywhere. Cursing, she slams the car door and speeds to work. But the day is just getting started. On the interstate, a car cuts her off without even using their blinker. She punches the car horn a few times and veers around them. Finally, at work, she beelines it to her desk to drop some papers off before running to the meeting she’s almost late too. Of course, her assistant comes up and asks her if she could sign something. She doesn’t have time for this right now! Red blurs her vision and when she responds, it’s a yell.


Anyone would be frustrated with a morning like Suzie had. No one would blame you for being a little grumpy! But when a bad mood escalates to anger, it can have disastrous effects. Suzie, like many people, found stopping that wave of fury difficult. It’s not easy controlling anger!

But with the right support, it can be possible. Thriveworks Franklin therapists and counselors understand responding to life’s punches with punches of your own is easy and sometimes even satisfying. We are here to help you get to the root of any anger in your life and control it so you can have a happier, more fulfilling life. You can make an appointment today by calling 617-360-7210.

What’s the Deal with Anger?

Anger is as much of the human psyche as fear or joy are. It has its place in the world, but only when it’s managed in a healthy way. Otherwise, the consequences effects more than the people around us, it affects us too!

Uncontrolled anger can take over our thoughts, emotions, and bodies. The physical effects are some of the most harmful, and an include:

  • Increased blood pressure
  • Liver and kidney damage
  • High cholesterol
  • Increased risk of coronary artery disease
  • Increased risk of a heart attack

But if anger is an emotion, how does it affect our body? Like many physiological phenomena, it all comes down to hormones. The “flight or fight” response releases stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline and is activated by anger. Neither cortisol nor adrenaline is innately bad, they’re actually crucial for our survival! So is anger. But long-term, these emotions and hormones begin to tear the body apart.

On a short-term timeline, angry thoughts and emotions can make their mark too. Studies have shown that anger is linked with depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. It increases the likelihood of failed relationships and strains interactions at work.

The wonderful thing about the body and mind is that it can relearn, heal, and grow. Anger is controllable. Although anger management is difficult and can be confusing, Thriveworks Franklin is here to walk beside you as you grow and heal.

Our counselors stress that just because someone struggles with anger does not mean they are a “bad” person or have weak will power! Anger levels do not equate to your worth or capacity to succeed. All it means is a few more coping methods might be needed, which is exactly what Thriveworks Franklin is here to give.

Do I Really Need Anger Management?

Anger is a pervasive issue. It affects all people of all walks in life. If you think your anger is negatively impacting your life in any way, that’s a good enough reason to come in. You deserve to be happy, and sometimes, seeing a professional counselor is the perfect way to get there.

Thriveworks Franklin understands it takes courage to reach out for help. So, to help you with the decision, here are some signs that might mean anger is controlling you, and not the other way around.

  • People are avoiding you
  • You’ve lost relationships
  • People are afraid of talking with you
  • Your health is suffering
  • You are feeling depressed and/or anxious
  • You feel out of control when angry
  • You say and do things that you regret later

Anger can show its ugly head in any situation. But you are the boss of your emotions, and not the other way around. With a little guidance, you can regain control and have freedom from your anger.

What Does Anger Management Counseling Look Like?

Thriveworks Franklin practices a client-first philosophy. This means we meet you where you’re at and focus on your goals and hesitancies. Our job as Anger Management counselors is to walk with you and offer tools along the journey. Some of these tools may include:

  • Strategies for relaxation
  • How to alter how you think
  • How to change your surroundings
  • Different and more efficient communication
  • Problem solving current issues
  • Ways to repair and strengthen relationships

Your anger does not have to be a problem forever! Many people only need one or two coping methods.

Thriveworks Franklin is a judgement free space for everyone to come and practice the best strategies for them personally. That life you’ve always dreamed of is possible, and we are excited to begin the journey with you! So, call a Thriveworks Franklin therapist or counselor today at 617-360-7210.

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    Franklin, MA 02038

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