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725 people sought anger management therapy help at Greenville 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 Shield of South Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +15 more
Military / Veteran, Self Harm, Narcissism, LGBTQIA+, Anger, +17 more

As a seasoned provider of therapeutic services to youth and adolescents, I will listen to you, offer my support, and empower you to make the changes y... As a seasoned provider of therapeutic services to youth and adolescents, I will listen to you, offer my support, and empower you to make the changes you wish to make. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), Carelon, +7 more
Narcissism, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Men’s Issues, +13 more

15 years ago, I struggled with anxiety & depression. For a long time, I lacked the courage to acknowledge that I needed help. My life was on "auto-pi... 15 years ago, I struggled with anxiety & depression. For a long time, I lacked the courage to acknowledge that I needed help. My life was on "auto-pilot." My best friend saw what I was going through, and he recommended I speak with a therapist. I am forever grateful that I listened to him, because my experience in therapy changed my life forever. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +17 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Bipolar Disorder, +4 more

Through a non-judgmental and caring approach one is able to uncover answers they have had all along.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Carelon, Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA), +15 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Stress, Women’s Issues, Career, +7 more

My desire is to offer hope that despite life's difficulties, there is still joy and purpose to be found.

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +20 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Infidelity, Self Esteem, +6 more

Camila understands that life can be difficult at times but with the right support and guidance people can overcome any life challenges and create the ... Camila understands that life can be difficult at times but with the right support and guidance people can overcome any life challenges and create the life they want for themselves Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS, Carelon, +16 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +7 more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS, Carelon, +17 more
Anger, Women’s Issues, Addiction, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality, +7 more

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?

In the 2012 Marvel Comic movie, The Avengers, the heroes are faced with the daunting task of saving the world. They must fight evil and, among other things, cyborg-like beings and Leviathan creatures that stretch several city blocks. If they are to have even the slightest chance of being victorious, everyone must work together, including the Hulk.

Captain America suggests to Dr. Banner, who when angered, transforms into the Hulk, “Now might be a really good time for you to get angry.” Dr. Banner replies, “That’s my secret, Captain, I’m always angry.”
Spoiler alert: If you haven’t seen the movie, the Avengers rally together to save the world.

Can you relate that last statement? Do you always feel angry? Is your anger something that you just can’t seem to shake?

Get anger management support today – Call (864) 952-4048

On the outside, you’re calm and collected; but inside, there’s a fire and fury that seems impossible to quench. Your friends and co-workers may not even be aware of it, but you’re angry…really angry and no one knows. Or maybe everyone knows it and no one wants to be around you. You regularly lose your temper. Co-workers avoid conflict with you for fear of the backlash that always ensues – verbal, emotional, or otherwise. You often get your way, but not because you’re right. It’s because friends and family know that if they disagree with or challenge you, it’ll only start another fight.

This is no way to live! You know it – everyone around you knows it, but managing your anger is not easy. You’ve probably thought:

  • “How can I reduce my anger?”
  • “Why do I lose my temper?”
  • “Can I control my anger outbursts?”
  • “Why am I so angry?”
  • “Where can I get counseling for my anger?”

What is Anger?

It’s helpful to understand what anger is. Anger is a natural emotional response to a threat, frustration, criticism, or irritation. It often stems from an injustice, regardless of whether the injustice is actual or just perceived. How often one gets angry, or the intensity associated with anger, vary from person-to-person.

Common Anger Triggers:

Anger can be triggered by the threat of harm. It can be caused by a memory of a traumatic event. Some people experience anger from disappointment, either in themselves or someone else. As humans, we’re wired with the expectation that we’ll be treated fairly, so when that expectation is not met, it upsets us – it angers us!

How is Anger Displayed:

Anger can manifest itself in many ways. It affects us physically and emotionally. Initially, our bodies respond to anger as a defense mechanism. Increased breathing, elevated blood pressure, perspiration, chest pain, and flushed complexion are all outward signs of anger. Internal signs of anger include headache, fatigue, and gastrointestinal issues. Anger can create emotional issues, such as anxiety, panic, nervousness, and depression.

Can My Anger be Controlled?

Yes, you can learn to manage your anger. You can learn how to respond to the triggers that seem to always “set you off.” You can control your temper. Some of the most common causes of anger include: stress, anxiety, trauma, being overwhelmed, disappointment, or pain of any kind. Learning how to manage your anger often begins with understanding the source. At Thriveworks Anger Management of Greenville, we’ll explore the issues that make you angry and help you understand why it happens.

Anger management is a valuable skill for everyone. Regardless of how long you’ve struggled with managing your anger, we can help. We offer convenient appointment times. That includes both day and evening hours. We accept most major insurance plans, too. At Thriveworks Anger Management of Greenville, there’s never a waiting list. We can schedule an appointment for you quickly, without the frustration of having to wait several weeks to get started.

There’s never been a better time to take control of your anger issues. Call us today to schedule your first appointment (864) 952-4048.

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 Greenville therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue of South Carolina Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan | BCBS

  • Carelon

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

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Self-pay costs at Greenville
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

4.9 Learn about verified reviews
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Samer has done a great job getting to know our son and providing best practices to help him. He is personable and professional. We look forward to seeing our son make progress and move in the right direction.
Read more Samer has done a great job getting to know our son and providing best practices to help him. He is personable and professional. We look forward to seeing our son make progress and move in the right direction.
Crystal Feb 2024
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★★★★
I had a good therapist for 3 sessions and unfortunately, she had to leave the area for family reasons. I met for the first time with my new therapist and it went well, so all is good. So far, Thriveworks has been wonderful !
Read more I had a good therapist for 3 sessions and unfortunately, she had to leave the area for family reasons. I met for the first time with my new therapist and it went well, so all is good. So far, Thriveworks has been wonderful !
Roger Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Kathy Hope is certainly committed to following Jesus Christ and is grounded in her beliefs and knowledge of the Bible. She offers wise counsel based on these beliefs, but is nonjudgmental and attentive to listening to others with compassion, understanding and care. She is thoughtful and wise in her counsel. She can be counted on to be trustworthy and ethical.
Read more Kathy Hope is certainly committed to following Jesus Christ and is grounded in her beliefs and knowledge of the Bible. She offers wise counsel based on these beliefs, but is nonjudgmental and attentive to listening to others with compassion, understanding and care. She is thoughtful and wise in her counsel. She can be counted on to be trustworthy and ethical.
Greenville Jul 2022
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★★★★★
Kathleen Horn was so understanding and non-judgmental. She was really nice to work with and had a way of making me look at and think about things differently. She worked with me on coping skills and changing my thoughts so I could change behaviors and feel better. She helped me through a tough time and now I feel a lot less depressed and anxious. I would go to her again. Thank you for all of your help!
Read more Kathleen Horn was so understanding and non-judgmental. She was really nice to work with and had a way of making me look at and think about things differently. She worked with me on coping skills and changing my thoughts so I could change behaviors and feel better. She helped me through a tough time and now I feel a lot less depressed and anxious. I would go to her again. Thank you for all of your help!
Greenville Jan 2022
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★★★★★
LaKimberly Dowdell was an excellent counselor. She was a great listener, while at the same time knowing precisely the right moment to provide her expert knowledge. She is very personable and caring, yet knows what to say to support the change you are seeking. I highly recommend her.
Read more LaKimberly Dowdell was an excellent counselor. She was a great listener, while at the same time knowing precisely the right moment to provide her expert knowledge. She is very personable and caring, yet knows what to say to support the change you are seeking. I highly recommend her.
Greenville Jan 2021
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★★★★★
The only reason why my Family stopped going to see Ms. Dowdell is because I had to change jobs and at the time my schedule would not allow us to continue services. She made sure my Family had a great transition to another Provider and that we had continuity of care. Now that my schedule has a little more flexibility, I am very thankful to be able to continue services with Ms. Dowdell who still remembers my Family’s history like we were just in her office yesterday (over 1 year ago)! She listens intently and never puts you down, and helps you understand your emotions and what issues and problems you may be going through in a way that you can understand but clearly. Personally, I deal with a lot of stress and being pulled in a lot of directions, and would when I felt as though my words did not make sense coming out of my mouth, she would know how to piece together what I was saying and not make me feel bad for being too vulnerable and made my therapy sessions a safe space to learn and grow from them. I am forever grateful for how she is helping my Family accept what we need to accept, change what we need to change, and heal from the root of our wounds; wounds I did not know were there. I highly recommend her.
Read more The only reason why my Family stopped going to see Ms. Dowdell is because I had to change jobs and at the time my schedule would not allow us to continue services. She made sure my Family had a great transition to another Provider and that we had continuity of care. Now that my schedule has a little more flexibility, I am very thankful to be able to continue services with Ms. Dowdell who still remembers my Family’s history like we were just in her office yesterday (over 1 year ago)! She listens intently and never puts you down, and helps you understand your emotions and what issues and problems you may be going through in a way that you can understand but clearly. Personally, I deal with a lot of stress and being pulled in a lot of directions, and would when I felt as though my words did not make sense coming out of my mouth, she would know how to piece together what I was saying and not make me feel bad for being too vulnerable and made my therapy sessions a safe space to learn and grow from them. I am forever grateful for how she is helping my Family accept what we need to accept, change what we need to change, and heal from the root of our wounds; wounds I did not know were there. I highly recommend her.
Greenville Aug 2020
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★★★★★
Emily was the first therapist I had ever gone to after thinking for a long time it would be good for me. I was stuck in a rut and repeating patterns and using coping skills that were no longer helpful to me. She helped me work through many of my personal issues, some which had been stewing since childhood. She always knew when to push and when to back off if a certain issue was too sensitive at that time. She is honest yet kind. I was sad to see her move out of Chicago but I will forever be grateful for the tools she helped me to develop for dealing with the sh**show that life can be sometimes. She helped me get back into alignment with who I really am as a person. I would highly recommend her for anyone who is struggling or even just looking for a little more balance in their lives.
Read more Emily was the first therapist I had ever gone to after thinking for a long time it would be good for me. I was stuck in a rut and repeating patterns and using coping skills that were no longer helpful to me. She helped me work through many of my personal issues, some which had been stewing since childhood. She always knew when to push and when to back off if a certain issue was too sensitive at that time. She is honest yet kind. I was sad to see her move out of Chicago but I will forever be grateful for the tools she helped me to develop for dealing with the sh**show that life can be sometimes. She helped me get back into alignment with who I really am as a person. I would highly recommend her for anyone who is struggling or even just looking for a little more balance in their lives.
Greenville Aug 2019
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★★★★★
Emily has been an amazing help in my life for the past couple of years. She helped me see my worth when I couldn't see it myself. She helped me with my grief after losing my father. She helped me overcome my addictions with drugs and alcohol. She taught me to be kind to myself and that everyday is not gonna be an amazing day and that's okay. She helped me accept that I don't have to know the outcomes to big life changes that it's best to go with the flow, wear life like a loose garment. Emily is such and amazing counselor and I am forever grateful for everything she helped me see. Emily cares tremendously and I know deep in my heart she is gonna continue being the sunshine in many more client lives. Emily has made a huge impact on my life and I don't think I will ever find a counselor as down to earth as she is. Chicago misses you already!!! :) :) :)
Read more Emily has been an amazing help in my life for the past couple of years. She helped me see my worth when I couldn't see it myself. She helped me with my grief after losing my father. She helped me overcome my addictions with drugs and alcohol. She taught me to be kind to myself and that everyday is not gonna be an amazing day and that's okay. She helped me accept that I don't have to know the outcomes to big life changes that it's best to go with the flow, wear life like a loose garment. Emily is such and amazing counselor and I am forever grateful for everything she helped me see. Emily cares tremendously and I know deep in my heart she is gonna continue being the sunshine in many more client lives. Emily has made a huge impact on my life and I don't think I will ever find a counselor as down to earth as she is. Chicago misses you already!!! :) :) :)
Greenville Aug 2019
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Where to find us

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Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Greenville is located on Pointe Circle Circle off Pelham Road, near the La Quinta Inn. We are located in the back corner of the building complex, and currently share the building with Chumney & Associates and STORY Web Design, among other businesses. Next door you will find Tom James Clothing Company.

Phone number

(864) 301-6458

Languages spoken by SC providers

  • Arabic
  • English
  • Spanish
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