Anger Counseling in Stoughton, MA—Counselors and Therapists at Thriveworks

Anger Counseling in Stoughton, MA—Counselors and Therapists at Thriveworks

Susie was already late and the traffic on the interstate wasn’t helping her mood. When that red Sudan cut her off, she about lost it. Deep breaths, she reminded herself, letting the Sudan go with a few angry punches at her car horn. Now, ten minutes late to a meeting, she runs from the parking lot juggling documents and a half-empty coffee mug. As she jogs to her desk, her assistant comes up, asking if she could look something over for him. Susie feels the heat rise in her cheeks, her heartbeat increasing until it’s a steady drum of power pushing the anger through her system. She opens her mouth and screams.

In this example, Susie displays some tell-tall signs of anger issues. There were some undoubtedly frustrating experiences that morning, but also some better ways to deal with them. Controlling anger is a hard task, but it is possible. The anger counselors at Thriveworks Stoughton know how to look for the root causes of anger, and how to help you navigate the fierce storm of it. Together, we can find the happier, healthier you.

What’s the Deal with Anger?

Anger is a normal human response to frustrating situations. It’s something we all experience on some level and is even healthy when it is controlled. When it’s not controlled, it can be destructive. Anger is something that affects both you and the people around you, in more ways than one. Physically, long-term anger can have detrimental effects on your body such as:

  • Increased blood pressure
  • Liver and kidney damage
  • High cholesterol
  • Increased risk of coronary artery disease
  • Increased risk of a heart attack

Many people are surprised at the physical effects of anger. Anger triggers your “flight or fight” response and floods the body with stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline. Our bodies just aren’t meant to house those chemicals for too long, and the wear begins to show.

From a mental and emotional standpoint, anger can increase your risk of depression, anxiety and substance abuse. It can strain relationships of all types: bosses, coworkers, spouses, parents, and friends. But it doesn’t have to be permanent. Thriveworks Stoughton understands the difficulty in controlling our anger, and we want to help you navigate it. Poor anger management does not make you a bad person. It doesn’t mean you have low will power or are out to get people. It just means you may need to work on your coping mechanisms. Our Stoughton counselors can help with that.

Do I Really Need Anger Management Counseling?

Problems controlling anger can happen at any age in life, in any occupation, and in any living situation. We have seen it all. There’s never a bad reason to talk to a professional counselor. But Thriveworks Stoughton understands it takes a lot of courage to reach out and acknowledge that something in your life needs to change. If you are hesitant, look for these signs:

  • People are avoiding you
  • You’ve lost relationships
  • People are afraid of talking with you
  • Your health is suffering
  • You are feeling depressed and/or anxious
  • You feel out of control when angry
  • You say and do things that you regret later

Anger affects all part of our life. It doesn’t discriminate when it shows. But with the right coping methods, you can be in control of your anger.

What Does Anger Management Counseling Look Like?

In a session with a Thriveworks counselor, we will focus on you—what your goals and hesitancies are. Helping guide you to the place you want to be is our first priority. We have more than a few tools to help us get there. In an anger management counseling session, you may learn:

  • Strategies for relaxation
  • How to alter how you think
  • How to change your surroundings
  • Different and more efficient communication
  • Problem solving current issues
  • Ways to repair and strengthen relationships

There is hope when you are dealing with anger. Oftentimes, a simple coping strategy or two is just what is needed to keep you on track. Thriveworks Stoughton offers a nonjudgmental, empathetic space for everyone to come and practice strategies that will help them live the life they want to live. If you are ready to take that next step, give us a call at (781) 318-8080. We are eager to meet you and begin this journey with you.

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