If you or a loved one has anger problems, counseling can help. We can teach the necessary skills to manage overwhelming emotions. We may also help a person address underlying emotions and memories that may be contributing to the distress.
Anger Disorders describe pathologically aggressive, violent, or self-destructive behaviors symptomatic of and driven by an underlying and chronically repressed anger or rage. Anger disorders result primarily from the long-term mismanagement of anger, a process in which normal, existential anger grows insidiously over time into resentment, bitterness, hatred, and destructive rage. Anger disorders may also be caused or exacerbated by neurological impairment and substance abuse, both of which can inhibit one’s ability to resist aggressive, angry, or violent impulses.
Intermittent explosive disorder (IED): is an impulse-control disorder characterized by sudden episodes of unwarranted anger. The disorder is typified by hostility, impulsivity, and recurrent aggressive outbursts.
Treatment involves talk therapy which will include education of coping skills for anger and the necessary tools to bring an overall reduction in anger episodes. In Addition, other treatments such as EMDR that can help with trauma-induced anger, meaning that perhaps a parent growing up was abusive towards you, and this behavior was modeled to you.
In addition, we will teach you ways to control your anger and stress using techniques such as breathing exercises, cognitive restructuring, problem-solving, improving communication strategies, relaxation techniques, and interpersonal skills. Dealing with anger alone is not easy, and it is important to seek help before it escalates!
Our compassionate therapists, support and assist clients to connect with their authentic self and learn to love, not hate themselves. Also, behaviors will be evaluated that are not currently working for them. We utilize multiple therapy modalities based on the client’s personality and problem. The therapy modalities are all research-based and are showing success based on the particular problems and the client.
Therapy Options for You-Our greatest desire at Therapy for Families is to help each individual feel comfortable and hopeful about their therapy process. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns. We also offer a free consultation to help assess how therapy can benefit you and help you to feel peace and happiness again.