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5,068 people sought anger management therapy help in Massachusetts 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 feel angry, are you able to control how you express yourself? Or, are you more likely to explode? If you’re the latter, it’s okay, don’t be ashamed! Many people have anger issues and struggle to control their emotions. Everyone has different ticks, but common triggers for these individuals include: Traffic, long lines, injustice, insults, misinformation, and physical threats. Does just looking at this list make you angry? Don’t worry, we can help you control your anger.

“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” –Buddha

If you suffer from anger issues and could benefit from anger management counseling, consider working with an anger management counselor at Thriveworks Counseling in Leominster, MA. While anger is a necessary and unavoidable emotion, it’s important that we express our anger properly—which, let’s be honest, many of us don’t. Instead of lashing out at your loved ones, learn to speak calmly about your emotions. A Thriveworks in Leominster, MA anger management counselor can help you do so. Just give us a call to schedule your first appointment.

What Is Anger Management? Do I Have Anger Issues?

An important part of anger management counseling is understanding the roots of your anger. We explored a few triggers above, but let’s gain a better, more comprehensive understanding. Here’s a list of internal and external events that often make one feel angry:

  1. Internal events: These include self-perceived failures as well as frustrations or injustices
  2. External events: These include loss of privileges, bullying, or humiliation

It’s okay to feel angry, but the way you react to these maddening circumstances is what makes a difference. For example, you should not start verbal arguments or physical fights with people as a result of your anger; you also shouldn’t internalize your anger, as that can lead to depression and have other negative effects on your mental health. It’s all about finding that in between, which involves clearly and calmly expressing how you feel to all parties involved. We know, this is easier said than done. If you need help managing and expressing your anger, attend anger management counseling at Thriveworks in Leominster, MA. Let us help.

How Does Anger Management Counseling Work?

Anger management counseling will provide you with a clear set of guidelines and goals. It will also serve as a safe place for you to talk about your anger and release other emotions that you have bottled up inside. Your anger management counselor will assess your angry tendencies and reactions and then help you have more productive responses. This will involve increasing your self-awareness, especially when you begin to feel angry. You’ll then learn how to use this as a map that will guide your responses.

Anger management counseling often incorporates many different techniques into treatment, which will help people develop healthier ways for dealing with anger, including:

  • Meditation and mindfulness
  • Relaxation strategies
  • Impulse control
  • Breathing techniques
  • Journaling

If you think that you could benefit from changing your reactions to anger, consider working with an anger management counselor at Thriveworks in Leominster, MA. We’re ready to help you today.

Work with an Anger Management Counselor at Thriveworks in Leominster, MA

Anger can be scary to the people on the receiving end, as well as the individual who is fueled by angry feelings. If you feel like you have let your anger get the best of you one too many times, consider working with an anger management expert. If you are in the Worcester area, you’re already in the right place! We have anger management counselors, therapists, and psychologists who can help you become more self-aware, better manage your anger, and live a happier, less-stressed and angry life.

If you are interested, all you have to do is call Thriveworks Counseling in Leominster, MA to schedule your first appointment. Our scheduling team will be happy to assist you and tell you about our:

  • Next day appointments
  • Weekend and evening availability
  • Flexible cancellation policy
  • Other premium benefits

Thriveworks Counseling in Leominster, MA has anger management counselors who are ready to help you. Just reach out when you are ready to turn over a new leaf with one of our anger professionals.

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 Leominster therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

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

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • Fallon Health

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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I was in great need of an in-person therapist. I've grown tired of being stuck in the zoom room for years now, like many people. Thankfully, I was able to schedule an appointment and get started at the local Thriveworks office. And I'm grateful for my therapist. I feel like I'm making great strides forward in a fraction of the time it took me to make similar progress with online therapy/counseling. Setting matters.
Read more I was in great need of an in-person therapist. I've grown tired of being stuck in the zoom room for years now, like many people. Thankfully, I was able to schedule an appointment and get started at the local Thriveworks office. And I'm grateful for my therapist. I feel like I'm making great strides forward in a fraction of the time it took me to make similar progress with online therapy/counseling. Setting matters.
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Deb Joy is excellent.
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Deb Joy is excellent! 5*
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Debra Joy, committed to excellent service.
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Debra Joy is wonderful to work with!!
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Deb Joy is an incredible listener, so kind, and amazing to work with! Highly recommend her for therapy.
Read more Deb Joy is an incredible listener, so kind, and amazing to work with! Highly recommend her for therapy.
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I’ve known Deb for many years. She is passionate and caring.
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Tracey N. is a very thoughtful, caring and non-judgmental Clinician. She listens and is always attentive in our sessions.
Read more Tracey N. is a very thoughtful, caring and non-judgmental Clinician. She listens and is always attentive in our sessions.
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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Leominster is off of Merriam Ave, just east of Rockwell Pond. We currently share a building with Cormier Chiropractic and The Vascular Care Group, and our building is across the street from Foster Ct. and Grove Ave. The closest bus stop to us is at the Leominster Senior Center. If you have trouble finding our office or have any questions about how to get here, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

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(978) 612-6361

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