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Anger Management

 

Why Thrive Counseling Provides this service:

We at Thrive Counseling want to help you learn how to process and learn how to recognize signs that you're becoming angry, and taking action to calm down and deal with the situation in a productive way. Anger management doesn't try to keep you from feeling anger or encourage you to hold it in. Anger is a normal, healthy emotion when you know how to express it appropriately — anger management is about learning how to do this.

You may learn anger management skills on your own, using books or other resources. But for many people, taking an anger management class or seeing a mental health professional is the most effective approach.

Anger management helps you recognize frustrations early and resolve them in a way that allows you to express your needs — and keeps you calm and in control.

These are some signs that you need help controlling your anger:

  • Regularly feeling that you have to hold in your anger

  • Persistent negative thinking and focusing on negative experiences

  • Constant feelings of irritation, impatience and hostility

  • Frequent arguments with others 

  • Physical violence, such as hitting your partner or children or starting fights

  • Threats of violence against people or property

  • Out-of-control or frightening behavior, such as breaking things or driving recklessly

  • Avoiding situations because of anxiety or depression about anger outbursts

 

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