Image of a therapist and client in a counseling session.

618 people sought anger management therapy help at Tampa in the last year

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

Meet with a provider as soon as this week

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), Carelon, +17 more
Domestic Abuse, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Divorce / Breakup, +4 more

I have worked with clients from all walks of life.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Carelon, Cigna | Evernorth, +16 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +11 more

Come as you are, and we will work together to overcome personal obstacles to improve overall well-being.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

JP Farley Corporation, Multi Plan PHCS, Oscar Health, +2 more
Military / Veteran, Chronic Illness, Narcissism, LGBTQIA+, Anger, +17 more

I provide the education and support needed to harness your problems and find ways to change your situation.

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?

When people are angry, their peace of mind disappears, and the body becomes tense and uncomfortable. Sometimes people are so restless that they find it next to impossible to sleep—and when they do fall asleep, it is fitful. People with anger find it hard to enjoy themselves. The anger makes them unhappy and the people in their lives—family, friends and coworkers—feel they are stepping on eggshells around them.

One of the best ways to make anger work for you—rather than against you—is to decide in advance that when you experience anger you will choose to invest the energy from it in a healthy way. The power of anger can block the ability to think clearly. It is important to make a plan for dealing with anger before it happens.

Thousands of people have benefited from anger management therapy at Thriveworks in Tampa, FL. For a decade, the experienced therapists at Thriveworks Tampa Counseling have worked with people with uncontrollable anger to help them recognize its causes, how to respond appropriately to the triggers, and find an anger management plan to enable them to enjoy healthier lives: both mentally and physically.

What Makes People Angry? Common Triggers of Anger

Feelings of anger are caused by how people interpret and react to situations. Everyone has their own triggers that make them angry. Some common triggers are:

  • Feeling threatened or attacked.
  • Feeling frustrated or powerless.
  • Feeling like they are not being treated fairly.
  • The stress of debt and money problems.
  • The loss of a family member, friend or other loved person.
  • Being bullied, humiliated or embarrassed.

Negative Physical Effects of Poor Anger Management

When anger is not managed effectively, people can suffer both mentally and physically. The emotion of anger causes the body to release adrenaline and cortisol—two hormones that are released when people are stressed. The body experiences many reactions when these hormones are released, from increased blood pressure and breathing rate to a rise in pulse and body temperature.

People who get angry often and don’t manage it effectively can suffer from many illnesses. Some of the health problems that may result when a person is regularly angry are:

  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Backache
  • Headache
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Weakened immune system
  • Self-injury
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders

Anger Management Tips from Our Professionals

If you are struggling to control or communicate your anger properly, we recommend working with a professional. In the meantime, you can get started with these tips:

  1. Stand up and stretch while letting out a sigh.
  2. Do 10 or 20 jumping jacks.
  3. Massage the back of your neck with one hand while singing “Happy Birthday” with the other.
  4. Exaggerate and change your facial expressions.
  5. Find sunlight either by walking over to a window or leaving the building.
  6. Eliminate the words “Don’t,” “Not,” and “No.” Replace negative words with another word of the opposite meaning. Instead of saying, “I don’t want war,” say “I want peace.”
  7. Write. Find a place where you will not be interrupted and bring a notebook and pen. List everything you are grateful for in your life—in the past and present. This can include relationships, friendships, opportunities and material things. Fill the page or lots of pages. This exercise helps you to gain clarity and to remember that there is much to be thankful for.
  8. Laugh. You can’t laugh and be upset at the same time. When you make the physical movement to laugh or smile, you feel lighthearted. Make a list of movies that make you laugh and stock them at home.
  9. Snap a Rubber Band. Get a rubber band and keep it around your wrist all the time. Every time you have a thought that leads to a downward negative cycle, snap that rubber band. While it might sting a little, it will actually train your mind to avoid triggering those thoughts.
  10. Meditate. Meditation is training for the mind. It calms the noise. Regardless of what is happening externally, you have the ability to remain centered and in a state of peace. While in this state, you are rational and have clarity to handle any situation with grace and minimal stress.

Schedule Anger Management at Thriveworks Tampa Counseling

Don’t wait any longer to begin anger management counseling at Thriveworks in Tampa, FL. The therapists at Thriveworks have worked with many people to find the most effective anger management treatment plan. Call us 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 Tampa therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Florida Blue | BCBS | Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Florida Blue | Medicare Advantage

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

Show more
Self-pay costs at Tampa
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

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

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

5.0 Learn about verified reviews
★★★★★
Best therapy to offer from one of their therapist Breonna, she knows exactly how to fix things where it’s needed. Definitely would go back again
Read more Best therapy to offer from one of their therapist Breonna, she knows exactly how to fix things where it’s needed. Definitely would go back again
Chevoy Feb 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
Awesome encouragement helping me with confirmation of decisions.
Debra Dec 2023
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
We adopted a little girl and she struggles with a lot of issues. Darlene identified her issues quickly and really gave our daughter some tools to help her communicate and process better. Darlene is a fantastic therapist/clinician, honest, realistic, and she genuinely cares about helping people.
Read more We adopted a little girl and she struggles with a lot of issues. Darlene identified her issues quickly and really gave our daughter some tools to help her communicate and process better. Darlene is a fantastic therapist/clinician, honest, realistic, and she genuinely cares about helping people.
Tampa Mar 2022
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Jill Burchenal is a caring and intelligent therapist who listens with both heart and mind. Because she is skilled and clearly empathetic, I highly recommend her to anyone seeking help. You won't regret taking making that call.
Read more Jill Burchenal is a caring and intelligent therapist who listens with both heart and mind. Because she is skilled and clearly empathetic, I highly recommend her to anyone seeking help. You won't regret taking making that call.
Tampa Sep 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Tampa is located off of W Spruce St, just north of Interstate 275 and southeast of International Plaza and Bay Street. We currently share a building with FIVE Labs and Elevate, Inc., and are neighbored by Papi’s Cafe, LGC Hospitality, and Awake Activewear. The closest bus stop to us is Lois Av @ Spruce St.

Phone number

(813) 547-5120

Languages spoken by FL providers

  • Hindi
  • Urdu
  • English
Monday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 9:00pm

Shown in ET

Monday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Tuesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Wednesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Thursday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Friday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Saturday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Shown in ET

8 photos