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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?

When people achieve their goals, they gain a feeling of satisfaction and the material benefits that it may bring. The need for a sense of control is satisfied. Sometimes when things don’t go as planned, people become frustrated. When stuck in traffic jams, people don’t have control and they can become annoyed and unbalanced.

However, some people become so outraged over events they can’t control that they vent their anger verbally, such as cursing and yelling. When drivers display verbal anger on the road— “road rage”—they are reacting in a way that is more aggressive than is necessary for the situation. Other types of verbal abuse include temper tantrums, bullying, intimidation, and brow beating. The results for people who frequently display verbal anger can be divorce, a lawsuit, loss of friends, and warnings by human resource professionals or management at work. These consequences can be devastating.

The experienced anger management therapists at Thriveworks in Buffalo, NY have worked with individuals with frequent anger issues, helping them to identify causes and solutions. For more than a decade, Thriveworks has worked with people to create a plan to appropriately respond to the cues that make them angry in order for them to enjoy healthier lives.

What Are the Types of Anger?

People can experience the following different types of anger:

Chronic Anger. This is prolonged anger that can impact the immune system and lead to numerous other ailments, as well as cause mental health issues.

Passive Anger. Difficult to identify, passive anger does not always come across as anger.

Overwhelmed Anger. With this type of anger, life demands require too much time and energy for a person to cope with.

Self-inflicted Anger. The anger is directed toward the person and may be caused by feelings of guilt.

Judgmental Anger. This type of anger is directed toward others and may also be associated with feelings of resentment.

Volatile Anger. The anger involves sometimes spontaneous periods of excessive or violent rage.

The qualified mental health professionals at Thriveworks in Buffalo, NY can help you identify what type of anger you’re experiencing and what you can do about it.

What Causes Anger?

Anger can be caused by numerous triggers, such as the following:

  • The loss of a family member, friend, or somebody close causes grief and sadness.
  • When people are tired, they can be easily irritated and have much quicker tempers.
  • If somebody is embarrassed, is the victim of bullying, or has been given news that a person close to them has a serious illness, they may feel they have been wronged or treated unfairly.
  • When somebody loses a job or is finding it hard to make ends meet financially for some reason, the problems stack up and cause stress.
  • If a person does not feel well, is in chronic pain, or is experiencing mental health issues, they can become angry.
  • If a crime has been committed—a burglary or violent offense–against the person or loved ones, it can cause anger. In addition, minor incidents like being treated unfairly, may also be a trigger for anger.

Anger management specialists at Thriveworks in Buffalo, NY can show people alternative ways of coping with negative emotions without displaying maladaptive behaviors.

Anger Can Make You Sick

When people are not able to manage their anger appropriately, they can become sick much the same way that stress can cause illness when it is not dealt with. Some of the health problems that may occur when a person is angry on a regular basis for long durations are:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Aches in the back
  • Headaches
  • Problems falling asleep or restless sleep
  • Eating disorders
  • Low self-confidence
  • Depression
  • Substance abuse

Get Help for Your Anger Issues Today with Thriveworks in Buffalo, NY

Don’t wait any longer to begin anger management counseling at Thriveworks in Buffalo, NY. Therapists at Thriveworks 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 Buffalo, NY at (716) 541-0841 today to get started on the path to leading a healthier life–mentally and physically.

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Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
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Our Williamsville therapists and counselors accept 18 insurance plans

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5.0 Thriveworks Williamsville reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
Jennifer balances her counseling expertly between talking/educating and listening. I already trust her after just a handful of sessions thanks to her objective feedback and concern. If you need a skilled mental health professional to help guide you thru life’s challenges, you will not be disappointed in Jennifer.
Read more Jennifer balances her counseling expertly between talking/educating and listening. I already trust her after just a handful of sessions thanks to her objective feedback and concern. If you need a skilled mental health professional to help guide you thru life’s challenges, you will not be disappointed in Jennifer.
Buffalo Sep 2020
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★★★★★
Wendy has been seeing my wife and I for almost two and half years. Her insights into how we both viewed our marriage so differently ultimately helped us both see that we are not the right people for one another. We have unfortunately decided that divorce was the right path forward for us as individuals but counseling made it a healthy, productive journey instead of letting things just fall apart at home. She is now my personal therapist helping me deal with the loss of my marriage. I don’t just appreciate our sessions, but I look forward to them. I take notes and I learn a lot about myself and my growth every time we meet.
Read more Wendy has been seeing my wife and I for almost two and half years. Her insights into how we both viewed our marriage so differently ultimately helped us both see that we are not the right people for one another. We have unfortunately decided that divorce was the right path forward for us as individuals but counseling made it a healthy, productive journey instead of letting things just fall apart at home. She is now my personal therapist helping me deal with the loss of my marriage. I don’t just appreciate our sessions, but I look forward to them. I take notes and I learn a lot about myself and my growth every time we meet.
Buffalo Oct 2019
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★★★★★
I was looking for a new therapist for my teenage son and came across their website. I called to see how long of a waitlist they had, expecting there to be a waitlist. ThriveWorks got my son in within 24 hours! Incredible! My son found a great therapist at ThriveWorks, Mr.Stephen Obrien. This guy has a unique approach and it works for my son. My son actually WANTS to go to therapy. He's getting more out of his sessions than either of us could have hoped for. We found this place at the right time and we couldn't be happier.
Read more I was looking for a new therapist for my teenage son and came across their website. I called to see how long of a waitlist they had, expecting there to be a waitlist. ThriveWorks got my son in within 24 hours! Incredible! My son found a great therapist at ThriveWorks, Mr.Stephen Obrien. This guy has a unique approach and it works for my son. My son actually WANTS to go to therapy. He's getting more out of his sessions than either of us could have hoped for. We found this place at the right time and we couldn't be happier.
Buffalo Oct 2019
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★★★★★
Had circumstances that made me very unhappy. My therapist Cheryl gave me great coping skills. The appointments were easy to get and the office was bright and inviting. I would recommend Thriveworks to my friends and family.
Read more Had circumstances that made me very unhappy. My therapist Cheryl gave me great coping skills. The appointments were easy to get and the office was bright and inviting. I would recommend Thriveworks to my friends and family.
Buffalo Feb 2018
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Thriveworks Counseling & Therapy Williamsville is located at 1120 Youngs Rd Suite 300, Williamsville, New York 14221, near Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.

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