Anger Management Counseling

Anger Management Counseling is available to help you today.  Anger management counseling addresses poor mood, low frustration, and outbursts.  If you are not controlling you temper well anger management counseling can help provide you with education and skills to control your temper.

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. Anger management counseling teaches the skills and resources necessary to manage anger.

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 trouble. These ways include acting aggressive 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 while also taking into consideration the global nature of anger.  If you can be described by any of the following, anger management counseling may be key to helping you cope:

  • Annoyed by others?
  • Angry at coworkers or friends?
  • Often experience ‘road rage’?
  • Verbally or physically assaults others?
  • Uncontrolled temper?
  • Short fuse?
  • Sees red?
  • Blood boils?
  • Goes from 0 to 10 in the matter of seconds?

 

Bedford Behavioral Health 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

Getting angry is normal~ letting anger rule your life in not.

Anger In Children


Some signs of unusual anger in children include:

  • A strong or intense reaction due to rejection or insult.
  • Screaming or speaking loudly in reaction to something that is not matched to the reaction.
  • Inflicting harm on self or getting into habits of punishing the parents for the anger.
  • Continued and habitual disobedience.
  • Receiving complaints from the school

Anger in Adults

Some signs anger may 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 makes you angry may create problems because normal anger is a temporary emotional response to unsettling external stimuli.

Tips Toward Health

    • 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 breath 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 Bedford Behavioral Health and schedule your assessment today. Call 734-807-0162 or email info@bedfordbehavioral.com