Counseling for Anger Management
Anger is an emotion we all have, and sometimes it’s justified and necessary. But sometimes anger can become unmanageable, rearing its head at the smallest provocation or misunderstanding. When you think of someone who struggles with anger, you might imagine someone who shouts or storms off during conflict. But anger can take on many forms. Sometimes anger can be passive, as someone isolates themselves from people they love. Often it’s directed towards oneself when a person is overwhelmed with guilt or shame. Other people struggle with being extremely judgmental, seeing everything through a critical lens and always assuming the worst.
- constant irritability or rage
- strong reactions to small problems
- thinking about hurting yourself or someone else
- punching objects or throwing them
- trouble concentrating
- struggling to calm down
- accusing others of misdeeds without evidence
- increased heart rate or blood pressure
How can counseling help with my anger?
The counseling room is a calm space that can help you feel supported and do good thinking about managing your anger. Often anger accompanies symptoms of depression or anxiety, so treating these conditions in counseling also can decrease overall anger. Our counselors can help you identify what negative thought patterns generate and sustain anger. We can also help you strategize how to slow down and interrupt hostile or isolating reactions you might have to stress in your life.
If you need a place to work on your anger, reach out to the Midwest Center for Hope and Healing today.