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17,267 people sought anger management therapy help in Virginia 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?

You’re pacing around the office when your coworker notices you have clenched fists.  They jokingly ask if you’re feeling angry. “Well, actually, I am incredibly angry,” you think to yourself.  The printer just ran out of ink while you were printing a financial report you needed and you’re beside yourself with anger.  More and more people comment on your anger as you walk through the office fuming.  “What’s their issue?”  You start recalling all of these occurrences and think maybe it’s you.

When you are constantly overwhelmed by anger, it can be hard to handle.  You can start to feel like you are losing control of your emotions and the way you react to certain situations.  This can make you feel helpless, but the good news is that there is something that can help you: anger counseling.

At Thriveworks Midlothian, our counselors want to help you identify the causes of your anger and help you develop a plan to appropriately respond to these causes.  Our counselors are passionate about what they do, and they have helped people just like you to overcome their triggers and monitor their anger.

Do I Have Anger Issues?

Anger can arise in someone for many reasons.  Emotions send us messages, and anger is an emotion that communicates to you that a situation is upsetting you or maybe even threatening you.  Anger is not the issue, until that anger becomes unmanageable.  Signs that your anger is uncontrolled include:

  • Anger that affects your relationships and social life
  • Feeling that you have to hide or hold in your anger
  • Constant negative thinking and focusing on negative experiences
  • Constantly feeling impatient, irritated, and hostile
  • Arguing with others often, and getting angrier in the process
  • Being physically violent when you’re angry
  • Threatening violence to people or their property
  • An inability to control your anger
  • Feeling compelled to do, or doing, violent or impulsive things because you feel angry, such as driving recklessly or destroying things
  • Staying away from certain situations because you’re anxious or depressed about your angry outbursts

How Can Working with a Counselor Help?

When you’ve reached a point in your life where you want to take positive steps toward anger management, there are effective strategies you can implement.  Here are some of the best, clinically-proven methods to try:

  • When you feel anger welling up inside, breathe deeply while repeating a calming word or phrase over and over, like “relax”. Keep repeating this process until the anger subsides.
  • Exercise routinely to “burn off” steam and diffuse pent-up anger while benefitting your body and mind.
  • Learn how to express anger in a constructive way and don’t hold it in. This is part of assertiveness training, which will teach you how to express feelings calmly yet firmly. 

A counselor at Thriveworks Midlothian can help you work on these methods and more.  They can provide you with the tools you need to work on processing your anger in a healthier way.  There is no simple answer on how to handle your anger, and the anger management counselors at Thriveworks Midlothian will work to develop the best plan for you. 

Call Thriveworks Midlothian to Schedule an Appointment

Are you ready to uncover the source of your anger?  If difficulty managing your anger is currently affecting your life in a negative way, reach out to Thriveworks Midlothian.  We are ready to help you take on the difficult tasks of managing your anger, developing positive coping mechanisms for trigger events, and helping you heal potentially broken relationships.  Our counselors are ready and willing to help you move past your anger and start on a path toward a happier life.

At Thriveworks, we want to help.  We offer flexible hours with weekend and evening availability.  Call us today, and you could potentially have an appointment within 24 hours.  We have a “no waiting list” policy and partner with a variety of insurance plans. If you’re ready to learn how to express your anger in a constructive way, call us today at (804) 799-7944.  We look forward to hearing from you.

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 Midlothian therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Behavioral Health Systems

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Midlothian
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I love my counselor. She's been very helpful in me navigating the grief of losing my mother and other family issues. I highly recommend Thriveworks!
Read more I love my counselor. She's been very helpful in me navigating the grief of losing my mother and other family issues. I highly recommend Thriveworks!
Kristina Jan 2024
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I have known Dena Wentz for many years. She is a compassionate and insightful advocate for everyone she encounters. She fully listens to you when you talk and is perceptive enough to take each individual's life situation into context. Instead of using a "one size fits all" approach, Dena truly works to understand each person's unique position and how that affects her or him on a larger scale. With Dena, I always feel appreciated and supported!
Read more I have known Dena Wentz for many years. She is a compassionate and insightful advocate for everyone she encounters. She fully listens to you when you talk and is perceptive enough to take each individual's life situation into context. Instead of using a "one size fits all" approach, Dena truly works to understand each person's unique position and how that affects her or him on a larger scale. With Dena, I always feel appreciated and supported!
Midlothian Aug 2022
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★★★★★
I have worked with Mrs. Dena Wentz for over a decade. During this time, she has always been an extremely stable positive force in our clinic. Her sense of fairness and common sense is beyond reproach and she keeps us all grounded in our approaches to various patient care circumstances. She often makes us stop and think about where the patient is coming from when we are frustrated with a patient's lack of compliance or adherence to recommended therapies. She is the kind of person you want to listen to your difficulties and concerns because she is such a caring and empathetic person. She will then make significant efforts to provide you with solutions. She is also a very thoughtful cheerleader and motivator for our team and makes sure to mark our achievements and our professional acknowledgments. She has frequently been there for me when I have struggled to work with patients and helped facilitate the communication channels I need to accomplish my role. I highly value my relationship with Dena we all are fortunate to have her on our team!
Read more I have worked with Mrs. Dena Wentz for over a decade. During this time, she has always been an extremely stable positive force in our clinic. Her sense of fairness and common sense is beyond reproach and she keeps us all grounded in our approaches to various patient care circumstances. She often makes us stop and think about where the patient is coming from when we are frustrated with a patient's lack of compliance or adherence to recommended therapies. She is the kind of person you want to listen to your difficulties and concerns because she is such a caring and empathetic person. She will then make significant efforts to provide you with solutions. She is also a very thoughtful cheerleader and motivator for our team and makes sure to mark our achievements and our professional acknowledgments. She has frequently been there for me when I have struggled to work with patients and helped facilitate the communication channels I need to accomplish my role. I highly value my relationship with Dena we all are fortunate to have her on our team!
Midlothian May 2022
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Giovonni is a wonderful person- professionally and personally! She cares for her clients with so much positive energy, while also meeting them where they are. I am grateful to know her as a professional & wish her all the best!
Read more Giovonni is a wonderful person- professionally and personally! She cares for her clients with so much positive energy, while also meeting them where they are. I am grateful to know her as a professional & wish her all the best!
Midlothian Oct 2021
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Stephen Handley is such a great guy to work with. He is consistently helpful and caring throughout all of our conversations. I highly recommend him for anyone but especially adolescents and young men. He has helped me tremendously.
Read more Stephen Handley is such a great guy to work with. He is consistently helpful and caring throughout all of our conversations. I highly recommend him for anyone but especially adolescents and young men. He has helped me tremendously.
Midlothian Sep 2021
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Dr. CAMILLE BRENKE HAS CHANGED MY LIFE FOR THE GOOD. HER CHOICE OF MEDS HAS BEEN BETTER THAN ANY DOCTOR I HAVE SEEN. ALSO VERY NICE AND KIND.
Read more Dr. CAMILLE BRENKE HAS CHANGED MY LIFE FOR THE GOOD. HER CHOICE OF MEDS HAS BEEN BETTER THAN ANY DOCTOR I HAVE SEEN. ALSO VERY NICE AND KIND.
Midlothian Jun 2021
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It is such a pleasure to write a review for Erica Stewart. She truly has a heart for people. She serves others with an unselfish heart and listens without judgment. She has helped me tremendously through the years and I know she will continue to help others through their journey.
Read more It is such a pleasure to write a review for Erica Stewart. She truly has a heart for people. She serves others with an unselfish heart and listens without judgment. She has helped me tremendously through the years and I know she will continue to help others through their journey.
Midlothian Sep 2020
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★★★★★
Ms. Erica Stewart, LCSW is an outstanding clinician. I have had the opportunity to see her work in action over many years while serving as a fellow clinician in the community. She is skillful and talented in many area including the field of counseling. More importantly - she cares about those she provides services to in counseling. She has a warm, caring and positive demeanor/nature and is one who has always gone beyond the call of duty to be of assistance to others. She has worked with many populations and helped clients and persons in the community to reach their personalized goals regardless of one's situation, culture, race or socio-economic status. Regardless of who you are - if you are seeking caring, skillful and compassionate services to help you during a time of difficulty, Ms. Stewart is an outstanding option to turn when seeking services. She is an asset to the great Thriveworks Midlothian Team. Ms. E. Stewart, LCSW is highly recommended with a 5+*, A+ rating.
Read more Ms. Erica Stewart, LCSW is an outstanding clinician. I have had the opportunity to see her work in action over many years while serving as a fellow clinician in the community. She is skillful and talented in many area including the field of counseling. More importantly - she cares about those she provides services to in counseling. She has a warm, caring and positive demeanor/nature and is one who has always gone beyond the call of duty to be of assistance to others. She has worked with many populations and helped clients and persons in the community to reach their personalized goals regardless of one's situation, culture, race or socio-economic status. Regardless of who you are - if you are seeking caring, skillful and compassionate services to help you during a time of difficulty, Ms. Stewart is an outstanding option to turn when seeking services. She is an asset to the great Thriveworks Midlothian Team. Ms. E. Stewart, LCSW is highly recommended with a 5+*, A+ rating.
Midlothian Sep 2020
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Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Midlothian is located on Village Mill Dr, just off of the Midlothian Turnpike and west of Midlothian Mines Park and Stonehenge Golf and Country Club. We're currently sharing a building with Two Men and a Truck, and are neighbored by Christine W. Seliskar, M.D., FAAP, Padgett Properties - Real Estate Sales & Property Management, and Capital Ale House. 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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(804) 537-2024

Languages spoken by VA providers

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