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10,378 people sought anger management therapy help in North Carolina 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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Anger, Self Esteem, Women’s Issues, ADHD, Anxiety, +2 more

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Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +18 more
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When it comes to your mental and emotional health, you want an experienced, attentive, and compassionate professional who will partner with you on you... When it comes to your mental and emotional health, you want an experienced, attentive, and compassionate professional who will partner with you on your journey to healing. Together, I am confident we will develop a treatment plan to help you achieve your goals and reach optimal health and wellness. 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 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?

Some people experience passive anger and may not even realize they are angry. With this type of anger, emotions may be displayed as sarcasm, apathy or meanness. They may participate in self-defeating behaviors, such as skipping school or work, alienating friends and family or performing poorly in professional or social situations. To an outsider, it looks like the person is intentionally sabotaging themselves, but the individual may not even realize it or be able to explain their actions.

Anger and stress are a normal part of life, but passive anger can lead to health problems, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, anxiety and depression. In the case of children, it can prevent healthy physical and emotional development. Anger and stress can destroy happiness.

For a decade, Thriveworks in Raleigh, NC has worked with thousands of people with anger issues to learn about personal anger cues/triggers, develop skills and strategies to express feelings in healthy ways, practice problem-solving and help them recognize the triggers that cause the anger. Thriveworks’ experienced therapists work with them to help to determine the best anger management treatment plan so they can enjoy healthier lives– both mentally and physically.

How Do People Deal With Anger?

There are three ways of dealing with anger, including expressing, suppressing and calming.

1. To express feelings of anger, you need to shift from aggressive to assertive behavior. It begins with learning to make clear what your needs are and how to obtain them without hurting others in the process. Being assertive does not mean being demanding or pushy; rather, it is being respectful of yourself and others.

2. When you suppress anger, you hold it in, stop thinking about it and focus on something positive. The mission is to suppress the anger and convert it into constructive behavior—rather than destructive behavior. Once the anger subsides, the issue that caused it can be expressed clearly, thoughtfully and respectfully. When the issue can be brought up again and discussed—not by yelling—a conversation can take place. It is not healthy or productive to keep all the anger inside and just brush it away. Instead, wait a while until you are in control of your emotions and then proceed to calmly address the issue.

3. In calming, the feelings of anger are building, but you focus on calming yourself down inside. You control outward behavior and inward responses. In order to do this, you can breathe slowly to lower your heart rate, focus on something peaceful (art, nature) or count to 10—or 20 or 30 if you need more time.

Tips to Control Anger

There are many ways to help curb your anger. The following techniques may work for you the next time you feel overwhelming anger.

  • Breathe deeply.
  • Slowly repeat a word or phrase, such as “relax” or “be calm.” Take deep breaths in between the phrases.
  • Visualize a relaxing experience.
  • Try yoga exercises that work to relax your mind and calm you down.
  • Try to switch the angry thoughts with rational ones. Instead of thinking, “This is so terrible,” turn it into a more positive statement, such as “It’s frustrating and I’m upset, but it’s not the end of the world. Getting angry is not going to help with this problem anyway.”
  • Remind yourself that the world is not out to get you, and this is just a rough spot in your life.
  • Talk to somebody you trust, and let them know how you are feeling.

Don’t wait any longer to begin anger management control at Thriveworks Raleigh, NC in Wake County. 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 the most effective anger management treatment plan. Call Thriveworks in Raleigh, NC at (919) 424-6045 today to get started on the path to leading a healthier life.

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 Raleigh therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Caresource

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Community Health Options

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

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Self-pay costs at Raleigh
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Talk therapy

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

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

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Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

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John Feb 2024
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Very helpful She is a pro. I know because I’ve had a lot of therapists. I’d give Thriveworks 6 stars if I could
Read more Very helpful She is a pro. I know because I’ve had a lot of therapists. I’d give Thriveworks 6 stars if I could
Alfred Feb 2024
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My online visits with William have been a God-send! His style is relaxed, but attentive. I highly recommend ThriveWorks for your counseling needs.
Read more My online visits with William have been a God-send! His style is relaxed, but attentive. I highly recommend ThriveWorks for your counseling needs.
Jody Feb 2024
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Had bad fall last year and I was feeling sad, depressed and angry cuz now I couldn't go to see my auntie mom like I was doing two or three times a year.  Now I have to be home I broke my wrist in two places now I have doctors and doctors and doctors and x-rays and all this other stuff going on and I felt like I didn't have my life, didn't have a life right then and I know I would get better but it was taking too long so that was infecting me mentally and so I found the Thriveworks card at my pain doctors office and I gave him a call and immediately they set me up with an appointment.  I've had three or four appointments now.  I'm starting to feel better because I live by myself, I'm 71, and I needed someone to talk to so y'all set me up with a very nice lady.  I learned out to do Zoom and a couple meetings of course, but I'm feeling better  as time goes on.  I still have to have another surgery but at least I'm closer to being able to traveling again right now I can even walk a half a block so thank you Thriveworks for being there for me.  I don't know how ling I need you but I'm glad you're there.  My person is kind to start phone she allows me to talk, she gives me feedback, and I'm just so grateful to have had her during this holiday as well so I've also recommended a couple other people to try Thriveworks right at my doctor's office and they seem interested.  Thank you Thriveworks
Read more Had bad fall last year and I was feeling sad, depressed and angry cuz now I couldn't go to see my auntie mom like I was doing two or three times a year.  Now I have to be home I broke my wrist in two places now I have doctors and doctors and doctors and x-rays and all this other stuff going on and I felt like I didn't have my life, didn't have a life right then and I know I would get better but it was taking too long so that was infecting me mentally and so I found the Thriveworks card at my pain doctors office and I gave him a call and immediately they set me up with an appointment.  I've had three or four appointments now.  I'm starting to feel better because I live by myself, I'm 71, and I needed someone to talk to so y'all set me up with a very nice lady.  I learned out to do Zoom and a couple meetings of course, but I'm feeling better  as time goes on.  I still have to have another surgery but at least I'm closer to being able to traveling again right now I can even walk a half a block so thank you Thriveworks for being there for me.  I don't know how ling I need you but I'm glad you're there.  My person is kind to start phone she allows me to talk, she gives me feedback, and I'm just so grateful to have had her during this holiday as well so I've also recommended a couple other people to try Thriveworks right at my doctor's office and they seem interested.  Thank you Thriveworks
Jean Jan 2024
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Ava has been a joy to collaborate with. Great insight and very professional. As a DSS Social Worker My kids enjoy their sessions with Mrs. Ava and she is able to connect with my kids like no other therapist.
Read more Ava has been a joy to collaborate with. Great insight and very professional. As a DSS Social Worker My kids enjoy their sessions with Mrs. Ava and she is able to connect with my kids like no other therapist.
Raleigh Sep 2020
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★★★★★
I have known Mrs. Ashley Barber-Brown for 18 years now and I can honestly say that she is truly an amazing person. Besides her strong will to work hard and take care of her family, Ashley is also compassionate and undoubtedly dedicated to making sure that she helps others. Her selflessness, loyalty and authentic personality are just some of the many attributes that I admire about her.
Read more I have known Mrs. Ashley Barber-Brown for 18 years now and I can honestly say that she is truly an amazing person. Besides her strong will to work hard and take care of her family, Ashley is also compassionate and undoubtedly dedicated to making sure that she helps others. Her selflessness, loyalty and authentic personality are just some of the many attributes that I admire about her.
Raleigh Aug 2020
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Ava Baker is a wonderful therapist, she is patient, kind and I feel very comfortable talking to her. I think she is an asset to your company.
Read more Ava Baker is a wonderful therapist, she is patient, kind and I feel very comfortable talking to her. I think she is an asset to your company.
Raleigh Aug 2020
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Caitlyn Dowdy is attentive and thoughtful with her words. She helps bring focus to your goals and offers a safe place to constructively discuss feelings and needs.
Read more Caitlyn Dowdy is attentive and thoughtful with her words. She helps bring focus to your goals and offers a safe place to constructively discuss feelings and needs.
Raleigh Jan 2020
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Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Raleigh is located at 8406 Six Forks Rd Suite 104, Raleigh, NC 27615, next to Spherion

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(919) 642-4857

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