Counseling for Anger – Anger Management Therapy in Greenville, SC

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?

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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.

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