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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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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?

Jackie is consumed by anger. She’s always shouting at other drivers on her short commute to work, getting into tiffs with her best friend during “fun” nights out, and even blowing up on her boyfriend just for leaving his dirty socks around. Both Jackie’s friend and boyfriend have talked to her about getting help for her angry inclinations—and just recently they threatened to cut her out of their lives if she doesn’t make a change. Jackie knows she needs to work on her anger. But she doesn’t even know where to start.

“Anger doesn’t solve anything. It builds nothing, but it can destroy everything.” –Lawrence Douglas Wilder

Can you relate to Jackie? Do you let your anger get the best of you? Are you ready to make a change, but you just don’t know where to start? Consider anger management counseling. The counselors at Thriveworks Counseling in Waltham, MA can help you take those first steps toward healing. They’ll design your anger management counseling around your specific needs and goals, and ultimately assist you in leading a healthier, more relaxed life.

Do I Have Anger Issues? What Are the Risks?

If you’re asking yourself whether you have anger issues, you can probably benefit from anger management counseling. This approach to therapy can help you better resolve conflicts with your significant other, improve your relationships with friends and coworkers, and even take control of your health again. That’s right, anger can have negative implications on your health—both physical and mental. Here are a few of those health risks:

  • Heightened blood pressure
  • Damage to the cardiovascular system
  • Rise in glucose levels
  • Increased risk for heart attack
  • Increased risk for stroke
  • Immune system can become suppressed
  • Aggravates emotional wellbeing

While anger is a natural reaction, it’s important we know how to control and express it properly. As you can see, when we fail to do so, we put our physical and emotional wellbeing at risk. Fortunately, those of us who need a little help doing so can work with an anger management counselor to make important strides in this mission.

How Does Anger Management Counseling Work?

Anger management counseling is specifically designed to help people better manage their anger. Part of this process is identifying triggers, of which cause the individual to become angry and act aggressively. Several common triggers include:

  • Discomfort
  • Traffic
  • Crowds
  • Busy places
  • Work frustrations
  • Loud people
  • Self-perceived failure

People with anger issues often lash out when they experience these triggers. They might yell at other people sitting in traffic, like Jackie. They might kick their desk when they don’t get a work memo done in time. They might even get physical with a loved one during an argument. As mentioned previously, reacting this way can have negative effects on one’s health and wellbeing—not to mention it can have profound effects on those around them as well.

Get Anger Management Counseling at Thriveworks in Waltham Today

When you come to anger management counseling, your treatment plan will be based on your counselor’s assessment of your anger as well as your goals for counseling. That said, common goals in anger management counseling include identifying your triggers (which we discussed above), learning skills for responding more appropriately to these triggers, and also recognizing inappropriate reactions. Your counselor will teach you how to remain calm when you feel anger bubbling to the surface.

Are you ready to start anger management counseling? Book an appointment at Thriveworks Counseling in Waltham, MA. Give us a call at (781) 309-9149, and a scheduling specialist will assist you in scheduling a session with the counselor who can best help you.

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 Massachusetts therapists and counselors accept 30 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 Waltham
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 Thriveworks Waltham reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Brandon is a very kind and trustworthy counselor. He is dedicated to helping each person he sees and is very empathic to their needs. His caring and compassionate nature help put his clients at ease. He can help guide you through any difficulties you maybe facing.
Read more Brandon is a very kind and trustworthy counselor. He is dedicated to helping each person he sees and is very empathic to their needs. His caring and compassionate nature help put his clients at ease. He can help guide you through any difficulties you maybe facing.
Waltham Nov 2019
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★★★★★
You can tell within a short time of meeting Brandon that he cares about people and has the experience to help others with various needs. His patience, listening ear, and knowledge make him an exceptional counselor and person. You can tell he loves his job of helping his clients.
Read more You can tell within a short time of meeting Brandon that he cares about people and has the experience to help others with various needs. His patience, listening ear, and knowledge make him an exceptional counselor and person. You can tell he loves his job of helping his clients.
Waltham Nov 2019
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★★★★★
Brandon Ellis is hands down the best counselor if you’re looking for someone who knows their stuff! His knowledge and expertise surpasses anyone I know. Brandon’s very approachable and easy to talk to. He cares about all of his clients and will work with you till you’re well. Please consider Brandon Ellis if you want a real expert.
Read more Brandon Ellis is hands down the best counselor if you’re looking for someone who knows their stuff! His knowledge and expertise surpasses anyone I know. Brandon’s very approachable and easy to talk to. He cares about all of his clients and will work with you till you’re well. Please consider Brandon Ellis if you want a real expert.
Waltham Nov 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Janan is a wonderful compassionate therapist who makes you feel heard and respected. She offers many ways to help with your problems like anxiety and depression that you can use every day.
Read more Janan is a wonderful compassionate therapist who makes you feel heard and respected. She offers many ways to help with your problems like anxiety and depression that you can use every day.
Waltham Nov 2019
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★★★★★
Awesome/with 5 being the best.
Waltham May 2019
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★★★★★
Kristen is a knowledgeable and compassionate therapist. She is dedicated to her clients and she easily develops positive rapport with them.
Read more Kristen is a knowledgeable and compassionate therapist. She is dedicated to her clients and she easily develops positive rapport with them.
Waltham Apr 2019
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★★★★★
Kristen is an empathic and caring therapist. She really takes the time to understand her clients and her therapeutic style makes her clients feel validated and understood.
Read more Kristen is an empathic and caring therapist. She really takes the time to understand her clients and her therapeutic style makes her clients feel validated and understood.
Waltham Apr 2019
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★★★★★
I am really glad I attended my sessions under Janan! She is a very helpful therapist and every time our session was finished I would leave feeling better about myself and would look forward to the next one! Seeking help is a very important step and I highly recommend Janan as your therapist.
Read more I am really glad I attended my sessions under Janan! She is a very helpful therapist and every time our session was finished I would leave feeling better about myself and would look forward to the next one! Seeking help is a very important step and I highly recommend Janan as your therapist.
Waltham Mar 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Waltham can be reached by taking exit 43B on I-95, and following 2nd Ave to Bear Hill Road. We are located in the same complex as Eastport Real Estate Services. We are next door to Boston Engineering.

Phone number

(781) 905-8487

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