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Anger Management Counseling

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Anger Management


If you or a loved one needs help with anger management, there are many tools available to help you. 


While anger itself is not inherently bad, excessive anger can hurt relationships and be abusive. 


At the root of deep anger there are usually hurts or unhealed wounds from childhood that can trigger reactions for even the smallest events. Slight criticism can be a trigger. Unchecked, out of control rage can result.

But rather than letting your anger disrupt your work or home, and cause lasting damage to relationships, you can make lasting improvements to self-control with anger management. You can make permanent improvements to self-control, and heal from the inside out, as well as employing anger management techniques for healthy self control during angry moments.

Controlling Anger 


You can use different processes to control anger: assertive but not aggressive or excessive is one of the healthiest techniques, but you have to learn how to make your needs clear, and get them met without hurting others. Assertive anger does not mean you are disrespectful, demanding, or cruel.


Calming your anger is another technique you can use to process angry feelings, controlling your internal response to anger until the feeling of anger subsides. 


Suppressing anger is the least healthy approach, as suppressing anger can lead to both physical and mental health issues, and accumulate, causing a further angry outburst down the line. It can also lead to pathological expressions of anger, like passive-aggressive behavior, or a hostile, pessimistic, or cynical personality. You may feel the need to get back at people indirectly or criticize or put them down without constructively expressing anger.

Using Anger Management Techniques


Sometimes, you may need to utilize anger management techniques to prevent angry outbursts. The goal of anger management is reducing your emotional feelings and reducing or eliminating the physiological arousal anger causes. While you cannot get rid of or perpetually avoid the frustrations, people, or things that cause you to become enraged, you can learn how to control your reactions to these anger triggers in your environment.


It's always best to find out what triggers your anger, then develop the strategies that work for you to keep those triggers from edging you toward your anger. 


Techniques in cognitive behavior, problem solving, and communication skills can all help alleviate the frustrations that trigger you.

How to Treat Anger Issues


Intermittent explosive disorder is a mental health issue that  causes impulsive anger outbursts or aggression out of proportion to the triggering situation. 


If you or a loved one suffer from this condition, or any other difficulty with managing anger, therapeutic management can help.


Treatment options include:


  • Cognitive behavioral therapy

  • Communication skill techniques

  • Problem solving techniques

  • Learning to avoid or step aside from negative situations

Learn More About Anger Management


You don’t have to deal with anger management on your own. If you or a loved one needs help, or if you would like to learn more about anger management, counseling, and how we can help at San Antonio Authentic Counseling, please reach out to us today!

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