Do you find yourself feeling angry often? Do you regret something you’ve said or done when angry? Do small or petty things make you feel angry?
Many people experience difficulty with properly expressing their emotions. Whether you struggle with passive communication, passive-aggressive tendencies, verbal aggression, physical aggression, and/or seemingly random outbursts, managing your anger may seem impossible. Expressing anger in a harmful way can potentially impact marriages, parent-child relationships, friendships, job functioning, physical well-being, and mental health. Learning to manage your anger effectively has the potential to enhance all of the above.
We can help you to improve your ability to express your anger with a variety of evidence-based strategies. Key components to improving your anger management include understanding the implicit/explicit messages you received from your role models as a child, personal physical warning signs of anger, processing the consequences of your current communication style (passive, passive-aggressive, assertive, aggressive) within relationships, acknowledging healthy vs. unhealthy coping strategies to cope with anger, gaining insight into what primary emotions lie beneath anger, and learning effective thought-stopping strategies to improve your distress tolerance.
Your mental health starts with you. Let us help you on your journey.
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