Anger Management Counseling
Anger management counseling can help adults and youth learn the skills necessary to manage anger and cope with frustration. Anger management counseling is provided in both individual sessions and in groups.
Some people think being angry is a problem. Actually, being angry is probably not the problem. Anger is a warning sign that something is wrong and anger management counseling may help.
The actual problem is the way the anger is handled. Some individuals have learned to handle anger through positive means. Others have learned to handle anger in ways that seem to cause them trouble. These ways include acting aggressively toward other people and things, assaulting others, or behaving in a threatening and intimidating manner to get one’s way.
Anger management counseling is a form of education to teach individuals healthier solutions for coping with their anger. Sessions are tailored to meet an individual’s needs and to take into consideration the global nature of anger.
Bedford Behavioral Health, PLLC provides a comprehensive anger management program that includes:
- Potential coordination with legal system
- Assessment of motivation for change
- Rule out of domestic violence
- Anger relapse prevention plan
- Specified anger control techniques
Anger in Children and Adolescents
Some signs of unusual anger in children
- There is a very strong or intense reaction in a child at a sense of rejection or insult.
- A child tending to scream or speak loudly in reaction to practically something that is not matched to the reaction.
- A child showing signs of inflicting harm on self or getting in to habits of punishing the parents for the anger.
- Continuous and habitual disobeying the requests or demands by adults.
- Having complaints from the school, with respect to the child’s behavior.
Anger in Adults
Some signs anger might be out of your control
- You find yourself getting angry at everything that inconveniences you, annoys you or otherwise gets in the way of what you want to be doing,
- You act out aggressively or violently as in yelling, ranting, hitting, shoving or plotting revenge,
- Your anger consumes you long after the event has passed. Dwelling on the event that make you angry may create problems because normal anger is a temporary emotional response to unsettling eternal stimuli.
Tips for Taking Control
- Take a timeout- Counting to 10 isn’t just for kids. Before reacting to a tense situation, take a few moments to take a deep breathe and count to 10. Slowing down can help defuse your temper
- Once you’re calm, express your anger- State your concerns and needs clearly and directly, without hurting others.
- Get some exercise-Activity can provide an outlet for your emotions, especially if you’re about to erupt. If you feel your anger escalating, go for a brisk walk or run, or spend some time doing other favorite physical activities.
It is important to take care of anger issues as early as possible. If you or your loved ones are having problems coping with anger call and schedule your assessment today. Call 734-807-0162.