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8,758 people sought anger management therapy help in Pennsylvania in the last year

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What is your go-to approach for anger management therapy?

My go-to approach for helping people in anger management counseling is to help them to learn to pause when stressed. I find the best benefit in this because it empowers people with anger issues to have more choice over how they will respond to a frustration. I then help them to identify more constructive ways to respond to likely frustrations.

What tools do you teach in anger management therapy?

I teach the following tools in anger management counseling:

  • Pausing before reacting
  • How to talk about anger as opposed to simply allowing it to take over
  • The difference between assertiveness and aggressiveness

How do you know when a client is making meaningful progress in anger management therapy?

I know a client is making meaningful progress in anger management counseling when they are able to report becoming frustrated with someone without blowing up at them.

What can clients do in their personal time to supplement anger management therapy?

Clients can supplement their time in anger management counseling with identifying whenever they become frustrated and practicing pausing rather than simply reacting with rage.

What should someone do to prepare for starting anger management therapy?

To prepare for their first anger management counseling session, an individual can identify the three biggest stressors in their life.

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?

Do you feel that you or a loved one has an anger problem? Call Thriveworks Reading-Wyomissing to find out. We have counselors and coaches that can help. Most likely if you feel that you have a problem; you usually do. Don’t feel alone and out of control any longer.

Anger can be a spectrum of emotions from mildly irritated, to moderately annoyed, to intense rage. It is a basic emotion that comes with biological and physiological changes such as increased blood pressure and heart rate. Your body also releases hormones such as adrenaline.

What Causes Anger?

Many things can cause anger. Anger can be triggered internally or externally. For example, if you are experiencing anxiety, depression, or even substance use, you may experience biological changes that make you feel more irritable. However, anger can also be triggered by your environment or something that happens to you. Sometimes, it is not necessarily the event that triggers the anger, but your thoughts about the event that contribute to the anger and ultimately your actions.

How Do I Know If I Have an Anger Problem?

Anger is normal. Anger is healthy. Everyone experiences it. What is problematic is when the emotion of anger is so strong that you lose control of your emotions and harm others or are destructive in some way. Do you ever feel that you have lost control over your emotions or do others feel frightened by your behavior? Problems with anger can lead to problems at home, school, work, or in the community. Some people have lost relationships, jobs, and even their freedom because of lack of control over this emotion. It can impact your quality of life.

How Can Thriveworks-Reading/Wyomissing Help?

Anger management counseling and cognitive behavioral therapy at Thriveworks-Reading can help you identify your anger triggers, learn to identify how your thoughts impact your feelings and actions, and learn different strategies and techniques to control your emotions.

Call or go online to get started with an anger management counselor at Thriveworks today.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
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Our Wyomissing therapists and counselors accept 43 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth Administrators

  • AmeriHealth Medicare Advantage

  • AmeriHealth Pennsylvania

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Capital BlueCross of Pennsylvania | BCBS

  • Capital BlueCross of Pennsylvania | BCBS Medicare Advantage

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

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Self-pay costs at Wyomissing
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

4.7 Learn about verified reviews
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I really like my therapist and she is helping me deal with a stressfull situation
Mary Feb 2024
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mary Feb 2024
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I am pleased to have someone I can tell how I am feeling that I would not express to family or friends. The medication helps me to get a better night sleep and helps me feel better the following days and to cope throughout the days that follow.
Read more I am pleased to have someone I can tell how I am feeling that I would not express to family or friends. The medication helps me to get a better night sleep and helps me feel better the following days and to cope throughout the days that follow.
Margaret Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Thriveworks is so easy to use and has been so helpful connecting me to a therapist on a regular basis. The ease of use makes it easy for me to come back, find my therapist, and schedule the next appointment.
Read more Thriveworks is so easy to use and has been so helpful connecting me to a therapist on a regular basis. The ease of use makes it easy for me to come back, find my therapist, and schedule the next appointment.
Pauline Jan 2024
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★★★★★
I'm very fortunate to have gotten such a great Therapist Lauren Lowe. She is a very good listener and helps me with my anxiety. Lauren gives me ideas how to manage the anxiety. I see her every Wednesday afternoon and go over what has happened for the week to help me cope with things I have problems with. I look forward to see her and all the help she has given me. I rate her very highly as a Therapist.
Read more I'm very fortunate to have gotten such a great Therapist Lauren Lowe. She is a very good listener and helps me with my anxiety. Lauren gives me ideas how to manage the anxiety. I see her every Wednesday afternoon and go over what has happened for the week to help me cope with things I have problems with. I look forward to see her and all the help she has given me. I rate her very highly as a Therapist.
Judy Dec 2023
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I took my preteen child there, who did not want to go at all and after 1 session my child was willing to go back, reporting the counselor was so nice! I instantly saw a change in my child, we will continue to attend throughout the summer to continue to make progress. When we arrived, I instantly felt comfortable in this calm environment. I recommend this office to anyone.
Read more I took my preteen child there, who did not want to go at all and after 1 session my child was willing to go back, reporting the counselor was so nice! I instantly saw a change in my child, we will continue to attend throughout the summer to continue to make progress. When we arrived, I instantly felt comfortable in this calm environment. I recommend this office to anyone.
Reading Jun 2017
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Wyomissing is located next to Berkshire Heights Playground on 4 Park Plaza, off of N 6th St. We’re near Park Plaza Office Center, and we share a building with John Keiser, Weikel Realty Group, and Spherion.

Phone number

(610) 890-6746

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