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3,577 people sought anger management therapy help in Michigan in the last year

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As a person who has made many life transitions, my passion is assisting clients to process their experiences and identify methods to best ensure their... As a person who has made many life transitions, my passion is assisting clients to process their experiences and identify methods to best ensure their transitions are smooth and beneficial as possible. Read more

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Aetna, ASR, Blue Care Network of Michigan, +21 more
Self Harm, Domestic Abuse, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, +18 more

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Aetna, ASR, Blue Care Network of Michigan, +19 more
Domestic Abuse, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, +11 more

As a woman who is married, has kids, and has been working in mental health for a few years, I understand the impact of stress, depression, and trauma ... As a woman who is married, has kids, and has been working in mental health for a few years, I understand the impact of stress, depression, and trauma and the affect they have on everyday life. Read more

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My field of study and work experiences have given me a wide range of knowledge that I have been able to apply to the clients that I see.

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?

When Fred got angry, he didn’t physically hurt anyone, but he did yell and curse, and sometimes he said unkind things. His children grew up afraid of his temper, and as adults they’re grateful to be able to avoid him and any potential outbursts. Fred wants to see them and his grandchildren, but he doesn’t have the emotional skills necessary to understand how to go about addressing his anger issues. Fred would be a great candidate for anger counseling.

Being angry can, for a moment, feel good. It’s an opportunity to release pent-up thoughts and emotions, and that release can feel cathartic. Unfortunately, frequent or uncontrollable anger can have negative ramifications that outweigh the pleasure of momentary catharsis. If this sounds familiar, it’s time to contact Thriveworks Grand Rapids counselors for anger management therapy.

Unaddressed anger can hurt relationships or even result in job loss. While we’re angry, in some ways we’re truly unable to control what we do or say, because we’re focused on protecting ourselves from a perceived threat (Mills). Everyone has said something in the heat of the moment that they later regretted, but when those moments occur more often than not, pain and resentment can build—for both sides.

We’ve helped many people get help for their anger problems, and many of those people initially felt uncertain about the idea of getting help. In fact, many who struggle with anger problems may feel angry about getting anger counseling. Sometimes, the best way to combat these feelings is to understand exactly what you’re getting into. Read on, and contact us when you’re ready. We’re here to help.

Anger is Simply Another Emotion

Anger is an emotion – it is not something to be ashamed of. Part of anger counseling is helping clients understand the difference between the feeling of anger – which is normal – and the way that anger is handled. For most people, choosing to react to anger aggressively or excessively is where the problem lies. Counselors don’t try to prevent people from feeling this emotion – they simply give them tools to handle it in a healthy way.

The Causes of Anger

There are many causes of anger. Some clients only experience anger in certain situations or in response to specific individuals. Others feel anger and don’t know where it comes from. Memories can also be a strong trigger for anger. Understanding the underlying cause of the anger – and not just the trigger itself – is part of the process of anger counseling.

At Thriveworks Grand Rapids, your anger therapist will work with you to determine what’s at the core of your anger struggles. Is there an unresolved issue from your past that needs to be addressed? Are you suffering from unprocessed trauma? Or perhaps you grew up in an angry household and have normalized unhealthy behaviors. Whatever the cause, Thriveworks Grand Rapids counselors have seen it all, and we know you can get relief from the pain of your anger problems.

Counseling for Anger

Everyone needs a different blueprint to move forward. Your counselor will work closely with you to understand where you are today and where you’d like to be. Together you’ll come up with a treatment plan. However, it typically begins with the counselor assessing the client based on their anger triggers, the way the client responds to anger, and how often a person experiences intense anger. From that assessment, we’ll be able to determine where on the spectrum of severity your issues fall. Once we know that, we can develop a plan to help you overcome your struggle.

Your goals will vary based on your needs. Common goals of anger counseling include assisting clients in understanding what their triggers are and how to respond to them without aggression, teaching clients problem-solving skills that empower them, and helping clients find ways to relax and stay calm when they’re angry.

Immediate Steps

While Thriveworks Grand Rapids will be able to see you quickly once you make that first call for help, there are a few steps you can take to calm yourself immediately should anger arise in the interim.

  • Put yourself in time-out. Sometimes just five minutes away from a situation can allow you to calm yourself and gain perspective on how you’d like to handle it. Those few minutes can result in a much more positive outcome than allowing yourself to respond while angry or stressed.
  • Plan for a few minutes of quiet before a stressful encounter. If you know an upcoming situation is likely to trigger angry feelings, plan for a few minutes beforehand to breathe deeply or walk around the block. If you can prepare for the situation before it escalates, you can often prevent that escalation in the first place.
  • Develop relaxation plans. Whether you enjoy walking around the block, meditating, writing in a journal, or taking a hot bath, it’s important for everyone to regularly engage in calming activities.

You can retrain yourself to respond to situations in a calm, positive fashion, but it will take work, introspection, and commitment. It’s a process that can be difficult to work through alone, but with the help of a Thriveworks Grand Rapids anger therapist, you won’t have to. We’ve worked with many clients struggling with the results of their angry actions or words, and we know relief is possible. You can live a calmer, happier, healthier life.

Thriveworks Grand Rapids, Forest Hills Anger Counseling

Thriveworks Grand Rapids, Forest Hills Counseling & Coaching has the solutions to your anger problems. With a personalized approach, we can provide coaching for your exact needs. We don’t keep a waiting list, and we can usually see new clients within 24 hours of their call. You don’t have to wait any longer to begin finding peace.

Further Reading
Mills, Harvey, PhD. “Physiology of Anger.” 2005. MentalHelp.net.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Grand Rapids Charter Township therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • ASR

  • Blue Care Network of Michigan

  • Blue Care Network of Michigan Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

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4.9 Learn about verified reviews
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I am loving Thriveworks not only for the convenience of virtual appointments, but this is the first place I’ve tried that has actually helped. My therapist is incredibly kind and helpful and is amazing at helping me with any issues I’m struggling with. They paired me with a therapist that is experienced in the specific areas I needed help with, and it has been wonderful. I would absolutely recommend Thriveworks!
Read more I am loving Thriveworks not only for the convenience of virtual appointments, but this is the first place I’ve tried that has actually helped. My therapist is incredibly kind and helpful and is amazing at helping me with any issues I’m struggling with. They paired me with a therapist that is experienced in the specific areas I needed help with, and it has been wonderful. I would absolutely recommend Thriveworks!
Kelly Jan 2024
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I have worked with Pamela Rybka LPC both personally and professionally. I have found her compassion and expertise invaluable. She has helped with me issues related to aging and grief and loss. If you need someone to help you on life's journey, contact her. Her kindness and gentle confrontation will help you be the best person you can be.
Read more I have worked with Pamela Rybka LPC both personally and professionally. I have found her compassion and expertise invaluable. She has helped with me issues related to aging and grief and loss. If you need someone to help you on life's journey, contact her. Her kindness and gentle confrontation will help you be the best person you can be.
Grand Rapids Jul 2022
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★★★★★
Emily Warning is an amazing therapist. She is very professional and knows how to listen and respond to my concerns. She really makes me feel heard. Thank you Emily, you are great!
Read more Emily Warning is an amazing therapist. She is very professional and knows how to listen and respond to my concerns. She really makes me feel heard. Thank you Emily, you are great!
Grand Rapids May 2022
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I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Cassie personally and professionally for over 10 years. She is an extremely kind and compassionate person. She is an excellent listener, she is very thoughtful, organized and you can tell she genuinely cares about her clients and wants to help. She’s an excellent communicator and I would highly recommend her as a counselor any day!
Read more I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Cassie personally and professionally for over 10 years. She is an extremely kind and compassionate person. She is an excellent listener, she is very thoughtful, organized and you can tell she genuinely cares about her clients and wants to help. She’s an excellent communicator and I would highly recommend her as a counselor any day!
Grand Rapids Mar 2022
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Angel was the sweetest person! I’m so glad I chose this place for help! I felt like a crazy person at first but she made me feel like I was just normal and just going through a lot! I really appreciate angel!
Read more Angel was the sweetest person! I’m so glad I chose this place for help! I felt like a crazy person at first but she made me feel like I was just normal and just going through a lot! I really appreciate angel!
Grand Rapids Jan 2020
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Thriveworks is a blessing. I got an appointment with a counselor within a week. Margaret Rose was wonderful. She was kind and insightful and I felt safe with her. I highly recommend Thriveworks Grand Rapids
Read more Thriveworks is a blessing. I got an appointment with a counselor within a week. Margaret Rose was wonderful. She was kind and insightful and I felt safe with her. I highly recommend Thriveworks Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids Sep 2019
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My son saw Denise for the first time recently and she was great. She seemed very well informed in every area and so willing to help my son with his anxiety. She actually spent time with us and seemed to care. I'm so glad we found her.
Read more My son saw Denise for the first time recently and she was great. She seemed very well informed in every area and so willing to help my son with his anxiety. She actually spent time with us and seemed to care. I'm so glad we found her.
Grand Rapids Jul 2019
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I was in need of a psychiatrist for chronic depression and anxiety. I came across thrive having only a 4 month wait instead 9 to 12 month wait with any other psychiatrist. This was wonderful news. I met Denise as my clinician. She is very empathetic very knowledgeable. She has helped me alot sine my first vist. She is very dedicated to her patients which I truly appreciate. I would highly recommend her for any psychiatric needs. I think she goes above and beyond her role. She is a caring individual. There should be more people like Denise. She needs to be recognized for her work.
Read more I was in need of a psychiatrist for chronic depression and anxiety. I came across thrive having only a 4 month wait instead 9 to 12 month wait with any other psychiatrist. This was wonderful news. I met Denise as my clinician. She is very empathetic very knowledgeable. She has helped me alot sine my first vist. She is very dedicated to her patients which I truly appreciate. I would highly recommend her for any psychiatric needs. I think she goes above and beyond her role. She is a caring individual. There should be more people like Denise. She needs to be recognized for her work.
Grand Rapids Mar 2019
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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Grand Rapids is located off of Kenmoor Ave SE. We share an office with Paper Plane Therapies, and are located near the ClearChoice Dental Implant Center.

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(616) 421-9387

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