Anger Management Counselling & Therapy in Toronto

Anger Management Counselling & Therapy in Toronto 2017-06-02T12:38:36+00:00

Anger

Anger is a primary, natural, and mature emotion experienced by virtually all humans at times, and has functional value for survival. Anger can mobilize psychological resources for corrective action. Uncontrolled anger can, however, negatively affect personal or social well-being. While many philosophers and writers have warned against the spontaneous and uncontrolled fits of anger, there has been disagreement over the intrinsic value of anger. Dealing with anger has been addressed in the writings of the earliest philosophers up to modern times. Modern psychologists, in contrast to the earlier writers, have also pointed out the possible harmful effects of suppression of anger.

Although many people are able to express their anger in non-threatening ways, some find it difficult to keep their emotions in check. In extreme cases anger may cause an individual to lash out or behave in an intimidating or aggressive manner. Among other things, anger can often result in alienation and have damaging effects on personal relationships.

Psychodynamic Therapy

Psychodynamic psychotherapy helps to explore current as well as early childhood relationships and experiences and uncover powerful feelings that may be behind the present anger.

Or, where healthy anger is suppressed, it may help you to get in touch with and make use of your anger in constructive rather than destructive ways.