Manhattan NY Anger Management Counseling

Anger Management at Thriveworks in Manhattan, NY

Everyone gets angry sometimes. It is normal and sometimes even necessary and helpful. If a person is being hurt, it is beneficial for their health and survival to get angry and tell the other person to stop. In less threatening situations, some people try to communicate and find compromises, use nonthreatening responses or distance themselves from the situation before reacting.

Some people get angry very easily, frequently and, at times, remain angry for the entire day. They may get into arguments, screaming at the other person for not treating them the way they think they deserve to be treated. Or, they may continuously yell at their employees for doing things they think are “dumb.” Anger can disrupt relationships, the workplace and families. A person’s anger might lead to physical fights with a spouse, the person’s children or, possibly, strangers.

During episodes of anger, the person experiences excessive physical sensations related to stress—the heart starts to race, the face and ears get hot and flushed, muscles become tense, breathing is faster and deeper, the palms get sweaty and the individual feels edgy and nervous. A sick feeling in the stomach like heartburn can churn.

If this sounds like you or somebody you know, counselors at Thriveworks in Manhattan, NY have worked with thousands of people with anger control problems. The therapists at Thriveworks have extensive experience in working with individuals to identify the sources and triggers that spark it. The therapist will work with you to find appropriate responses to anger and an effective anger management treatment plan.

Emotional Symptoms of Anger

Anger is not the only emotional symptom of anger-related problems. Numerous emotional states can signal that you are not dealing with anger in a positive and healthy way. The following are a few of the emotional symptoms that relate to anger problems.

  • Irritability
  • Rage
  • Anxiety
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Trouble managing thoughts
  • Fantasize about hurting yourself or others

Physical Symptoms of Anger

With strong emotions, physical changes occur in the body, and anger is no different. When anger issues are not dealt with, your overall health is at risk. The following are just a few of the physical symptoms of anger.

  • Fatigue
  • Heart palpitations or tightening of the chest
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Headaches
  • Pressure in the head or sinus cavities
  • Tingling

What Causes Anger?

There are a number of issues that can trigger anger in a person. The following are some of the leading causes.

  • Environment
  • Stress
  • Financial issues
  • Abuse
  • Poor social or family situations.
  • An overwhelming amount of time and energy required of you (work, school, family responsibilities).
  • May be more prevalent in individuals raised by parents with the same disorder.
  • Genetics and your body’s ability to deal with certain hormones and chemicals play a part in how anger is dealt with. (If the brain does not react normally to serotonin, it might be more difficult to manage emotions.

Don’t wait any longer to begin anger management control at Thriveworks in Manhattan, NY. Therapists will work with you to recognize the causes of your anger, teach you how to respond to its triggers in positive ways and provide you with the most effective anger management treatment plan. Call Thriveworks in Manhattan, NY at (724) 419-9110 today to get started on the path to leading a healthier life–mentally and physically.

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