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2,549 people sought anger management therapy help in Maryland 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 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?

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When anger is uncontrolled, it is also a health risk. Long periods of anger regularly can cause insomnia, skin problems, digestive disorders, headaches, backaches, a weakened immune system, depression, low self-esteem, stroke and cardiac arrest.

The experienced anger management therapists at Thriveworks in Silver Spring, MD have worked with thousands of people with uncontrollable anger to help them find the causes and triggers of their anger and healthy ways to respond to them. They work with individuals to find an anger management treatment plan in order for them to live happier and healthier lives.

Warning Signs of Anger

Monitoring anger is crucial to knowing what causes it. The cues are warning signs of anger, and it is important to identify them. There are four categories, including physical, behavioral, emotional and cognitive.

The physical cues are how the body responds to an angry episode. A racing heart, sweaty palms and a feeling of tightness in the chest are all indicators that you are angry and it is spiraling out of control.

The behavioral cues are witnessed by others when you are angry. Examples of these are shouting, clenching the fist and pacing.

Feelings that you have when you are angry are emotional cues. They are the feelings that underlie anger, such as guilt, abandonment or being disrespected.

The thoughts, or cognitive cues, are the response to the situation or source that made you angry. It may be something taken the wrong way, such as a coworker’s comment that you construe as a criticism. Some people view the actions of others as being controlling or condescending. The “self-talk” of angry people is mostly critical. In addition, people may have fantasies about getting back at the person who made them angry. When the images occur, they can cause anger to exacerbate.

Steps to Manage Anger

  • Realize that your anger is an issue.
  • Write about the anger and where it is coming from. If there is a pattern in the different events that have caused anger, jot down when you have had similar reactions before.
  • E-mail the source of your anger. Write about what happened and how you felt. Write a page or several pages until you have gotten all of your feelings about the situation out. Then, when it is completed, hit the delete button on your computer.
  • Breathe deeply and slowly from your diaphragm. Picture your breath coming up from your gut.
  • Visualize a relaxing experience or a peaceful setting. Imagine yourself on a dream vacation, such as an island dotted with palm trees and a hammock by the ocean.
  • Non-strenuous, slow exercises like yoga can relax your muscles and calm you down.
  • Read a book that contains positive affirmations, daily meditations or uplifting stories to help you restore your belief that life can be good and not filled with negativity.
  • Devote your time and energy to something you care about. Choose a hobby or interest that stimulates your mind and is something you can get happily lost in because it is so enjoyable.
  • Laughing is good for boosting your mood and shaking off the anger. Rent a comedy DVD, go to the movies and see a funny film or read a book that will make you laugh.
  • Make your room into your sanctuary, and decorate it in a way that makes you happy. Add a few plants, cozy cushions and pictures of people and places that make you happy. Paint it in your favorite color.

Don’t wait any longer to begin anger management therapy at Thriveworks in Silver Spring, MD. For the past 10 years, the counselors at Thriveworks have worked with thousands of people to recognize the causes of anger, how to respond to its triggers in positive ways and find the most effective anger management treatment plan. Call Thriveworks in Silver Spring, MD at (301) 273-2605 today to get started on the path to leading a healthier life–mentally and physically.

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 Silver Spring therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Maryland | BCBS HMO

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Maryland | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Magyarita Anderson is outstanding: establishing struts and openness, offering insight, challenging me to deeply consider different ways to consider my Challenges. 5stars!!
Read more Magyarita Anderson is outstanding: establishing struts and openness, offering insight, challenging me to deeply consider different ways to consider my Challenges. 5stars!!
Walter Mar 2024
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My zoom session was very worthwhile. Counselor was supportive and challenging- what I need! The email reminders very helpful and the zoom connections worked perfectly! 5 stars all around!
Read more My zoom session was very worthwhile. Counselor was supportive and challenging- what I need! The email reminders very helpful and the zoom connections worked perfectly! 5 stars all around!
W Feb 2024
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Alma is the best!!
Silver Spring Feb 2022
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Ive been seeing Stacey Scott for a few months now and she is an excellent therapist. Shes very organized, friendly, and easy to talk to. Ive been having issues with Anxiety and Depression lately, Stacey his been most helpful. Working with her has improved my mood a lot! 10/10 Would recommend
Read more Ive been seeing Stacey Scott for a few months now and she is an excellent therapist. Shes very organized, friendly, and easy to talk to. Ive been having issues with Anxiety and Depression lately, Stacey his been most helpful. Working with her has improved my mood a lot! 10/10 Would recommend
Silver Spring Oct 2019
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Stacey Scott is an exceptional listener. She uses her ability to listen to help you work through your situation and come up with strategies to help you overcome them. She hears what you are telling her. She is intentional with her responses. Stacey's professionalism and committment to her clients is enduring. Stacy is committed to ensuring her clients progress. It was one of the best experiences. I would recommend her with high regards.
Read more Stacey Scott is an exceptional listener. She uses her ability to listen to help you work through your situation and come up with strategies to help you overcome them. She hears what you are telling her. She is intentional with her responses. Stacey's professionalism and committment to her clients is enduring. Stacy is committed to ensuring her clients progress. It was one of the best experiences. I would recommend her with high regards.
Silver Spring Oct 2019
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A'Lisa made the whole required process of alcohol treatment not seem so bad. I should not have had to do it. But her approach to teaching the group made me actually look forward to coming. Her lessons could be applied as whole life lessons, not just in reference to recovery. I was actually so satisfied with her that I began individual sessions with her after program completion. Thanks so much for this experience.
Read more A'Lisa made the whole required process of alcohol treatment not seem so bad. I should not have had to do it. But her approach to teaching the group made me actually look forward to coming. Her lessons could be applied as whole life lessons, not just in reference to recovery. I was actually so satisfied with her that I began individual sessions with her after program completion. Thanks so much for this experience.
Silver Spring Aug 2019
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Judy Upshaw has the years of counseling experience to help those individuals who are burdened with poor mental health and addictive coping styles. Her years of treating individuals from various backgrounds and cultures on our campus counseling center make her an excellent choice. You will find her committed to helping you overcome your personal problems.
Read more Judy Upshaw has the years of counseling experience to help those individuals who are burdened with poor mental health and addictive coping styles. Her years of treating individuals from various backgrounds and cultures on our campus counseling center make her an excellent choice. You will find her committed to helping you overcome your personal problems.
Silver Spring Aug 2019
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A'Lisa Andrade is a most intelligent and knowledgeable counselor. Her insight, compassion, and counseling skills make her a top choice for individuals seeking mental health assistance. Her background, education, and experience make her a great choice.
Read more A'Lisa Andrade is a most intelligent and knowledgeable counselor. Her insight, compassion, and counseling skills make her a top choice for individuals seeking mental health assistance. Her background, education, and experience make her a great choice.
Silver Spring Aug 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Silver Spring is located off Lamberton Drive, across the street from Truist Bank and CVS Pharmacy. We currently share the building with Champion Martial Arts and Ben Yehuda restaurant.

Phone number

(202) 915-2842

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