Psychotherapy for Coping with Anger
Anger is a powerful emotion that can give you a way to express negative feelings. It can motivate people and groups to reach a resolution or spark a need for change. Uncontrolled anger can, however, negatively affect personal or social well-being.
When to Seek Help for Anger Management Issues
If you find yourself experiencing any combination of the below, you may have a problem expressing anger:
- Behavioural aggression
- Verbal abuse
- Chronic resentment
- Retaliatory anger
- Overwhelming anger during a situation
- Issues with rage, perhaps episodes of uncontrollable rage
What happens in Therapy for Coping with Anger
Our therapists are all well able to help you with your issues with anger management. These days, we are also able to provide you with online anger management therapy.
While CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) can be used to deal with the symptoms of an anger problem, our therapists will work with you to aid you in coming to understand the roots of your issues with anger. For example, perhaps you grew up in a home where you witnessed uncontrolled anger, or where your own feelings of anger were not welcome. Another example could be that you had little agency to do or not do as you chose; you were expected to comply with the directives of others. All of these scenarios, and others, can set you up for a life of feeling that your anger is unmanageable. Your therapist will work with you to come to understand, accept, and work through your struggles. From this can come more of a feeling of ease inside, and a lessened tendency to become overwhelmed by your feelings of anger.
How to Begin Therapy for Your Anger
All of our therapists are experienced in dealing with issues regarding anger. Please review our therapist profiles and reach out to a therapist whose description appeals to you, and who has availability to work with you. The therapist will guide you through the next steps.