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5,068 people sought anger management therapy help in Massachusetts in the last year

Discover how starting therapy with a anger management can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +25 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Anxiety, +2 more

As an African American male, I understand the unique challenges associated with engaging with a mental health professional. Through building trust in ... As an African American male, I understand the unique challenges associated with engaging with a mental health professional. Through building trust in a safe environment, I will work to assist you to learn more about your strengths and how to use them to manage concerns in your life. Read more

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Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +8 more

As a clinician, I understand that building therapeutic rapport is an essential step in addressing your mental health needs and helping you live a more... As a clinician, I understand that building therapeutic rapport is an essential step in addressing your mental health needs and helping you live a more fulfilling life. Read more

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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 on how 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 keys to mastering anger include 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?

Anger is a natural, even beneficial emotion. That said, we must know how to express this anger properly. This does not equal punching the wall when we’re frustrated or shouting unkind words at other people sitting in traffic. Nor does it equal acting aggressively toward our significant others or lashing out at our friends. Instead, it’s explaining our frustrations calmly; it’s carefully considering why we’re upset in the first place; it’s accepting that things don’t always go our way.

Do you have trouble controlling your anger? Are you more likely to lash out than talk calmly about what has upset you? Consider working with an anger management counselor at Thriveworks Counseling in Newton, MA. They want to help you overcome this challenge and learn how to more effectively express your emotions. If this sounds like something you could find value in, schedule an appointment today.

Do I Need Anger Management Counseling?

Anger management is an approach to therapy, which is used to help individuals control their anger and express their emotions more effectively. Often, there are certain triggers that lead to one’s lashing out. Anger management counselors will help the client to identify these triggers, which commonly include…

  • Crowded or busy places
  • Loud or annoying people
  • Heavy traffic
  • Discontent at work
  • Disorganization

When an angry individual is exposed to their triggers, they react accordingly. They might shout, act aggressively, or even throw a tantrum. A good example is an individual with road rage: he’s sick of sitting in standstill traffic, so he lays it on the horn and starts cursing out his window. Typically speaking, these individuals look back on their angry outbursts and feel shame. The good news is that they can also look forward—to a brighter future, of which an anger management counselor can lead them to.

How Does Anger Management Counseling Work?

The first step, of which we touched on above, is identifying what triggers one to lash out in anger. Once you and your counselor have worked together to identify these triggers, your anger management counselor can help you confront and better manage your reaction to the triggers. Here are a couple of practices that can help you find your calm when you feel that anger bubbling to the surface:

  • Utilize your senses. Turn your attention away from whatever is fueling your anger, and focus on something else: something you can hear, see, or smell. Try putting on some relaxing music or watching a funny YouTube video that always makes you laugh.
  • Practice deep-breathing. Another helpful technique is deep-breathing. It’s easy, give it a try: take a big deep breath in, filling your lungs with as much air as possible. Hold this air for a few seconds, and then slowly let it out. This will help you release any tension your body is harboring.

These examples are meant to give you a quick understanding of what an anger management counselor can teach you. They’ll guide you through mastering practices of the like, and ultimately seizing control of your life—your health, wellbeing, and happiness—again.

Start Anger Management Counseling at Thriveworks in Newton, MA Today

If you want to learn how to better control your anger and live a more relaxed life, consider working with an anger management counselor at Thriveworks in Newton. These professionals are equipped with the skills and knowledge to help you on this journey. And they truly care about helping you find success. To book an appointment, contact us at (617) 992-2827. A scheduling specialist will assist you in scheduling a session and beginning your journey today. We offer evening and weekend sessions and accept most major insurances.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Newton therapists and counselors accept 32 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

  • Harvard Pilgrim

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Self-pay costs at Newton
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

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$1

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$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

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Hear from our clients

5.0 Thriveworks Newton reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
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My husband and I worked with Emily for a few months and her guidance had really made a difference in our marriage. In fact, my husband was skeptical about couples counseling initially, but really came to value it after a few sessions; the only reason we stopped was because our insurance changed. Both of us found Emily to be a compassionate and fair listener who recommended concrete tools and practices for us that turned out to be quite helpful.
Read more My husband and I worked with Emily for a few months and her guidance had really made a difference in our marriage. In fact, my husband was skeptical about couples counseling initially, but really came to value it after a few sessions; the only reason we stopped was because our insurance changed. Both of us found Emily to be a compassionate and fair listener who recommended concrete tools and practices for us that turned out to be quite helpful.
Newton Nov 2018
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★★★★★
I admire her integrity, honesty and work ethic. She is easy to talk to and is a great listener. She has consistently demonstrated emotional fortitude and sound Judgement, and will add great value to your organization.
Read more I admire her integrity, honesty and work ethic. She is easy to talk to and is a great listener. She has consistently demonstrated emotional fortitude and sound Judgement, and will add great value to your organization.
Newton Nov 2018
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★★★★★
Maureen is a competent, warm, and caring counselor.
Newton Nov 2018
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Kelly is very caring and understanding towards others. I would definitely recommend her for therapy!
Read more Kelly is very caring and understanding towards others. I would definitely recommend her for therapy!
Newton Nov 2018
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Maureen is compassionate, empathic and an excellent listener. She poses questions and scenarios to truly help the individual reflect. This method of helping allows each person to define their own answers and gain their own success. Maureenʻs years of experience and intellect has prepared her to truly help others. Kudos to anyone lucky enough to work with her.
Read more Maureen is compassionate, empathic and an excellent listener. She poses questions and scenarios to truly help the individual reflect. This method of helping allows each person to define their own answers and gain their own success. Maureenʻs years of experience and intellect has prepared her to truly help others. Kudos to anyone lucky enough to work with her.
Newton Nov 2018
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★★★★★
Maureen is wonderful and caring. I would recommend her services to anyone.
Newton Nov 2018
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I have had the opportunity to work alongside Maureen Sullivan, and I am so grateful she is a provider in the therapeutic world. She brings the highest level of experience, creativity, patience, and grit, while remaining open and resourceful. She is truly a gem who is trustworthy; the quintessential dynamic therapist.
Read more I have had the opportunity to work alongside Maureen Sullivan, and I am so grateful she is a provider in the therapeutic world. She brings the highest level of experience, creativity, patience, and grit, while remaining open and resourceful. She is truly a gem who is trustworthy; the quintessential dynamic therapist.
Newton Nov 2018
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Newton is off of Boylston Street and Jackson Street. We share a building with Razelles Skin Care Salon. Down the road is a Life Time Fitness and Winston Flowers.

Phone number

(617) 380-4684

Languages spoken by MA providers

  • Greek
  • English
  • French
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