Anger Management Therapy

When considering anger management therapy, it is important to have a licensed psychologist involved in your treatment. Psychologists are trained in assessing, diagnosing, and treating mental health disorders, which are interconnected with anger management issues. With many of the treatment options of mental health disorders, part of treatment involves treating and managing anger, which is why having a psychologist who is well versed, familiar, and experienced with anger management is essential so that treatment is effective.

Signs that you or a loved one may be experiencing if having difficulty managing anger:

  •   Crying Spells
  •   Yelling
  •   Verbal Attacks
  •   Depression
  •   Stress
  •   Alcohol or Drug Abuse
  •   Legal Problems
  •   Relationship Problems
  •   Domestic Violence
  •   Physical Abuse
  •   Difficulty identifying feelings
  •   Difficulty communicating feelings
  •   Self injurious Behaviors
  •   Cutting
  •   Overeating
  •   Road rage

Difficulties with managing anger can lead to relational problems, legal problems, drug and alcohol problems, health problems, and occupational problems. This is why anger management treatment can aid in preventing additional stress to other areas of life. Also, treatment for anger management can assist individuals in learning to identify and manage intense emotions and thoughts, appropriately communicate emotions and thoughts, and learn healthier ways of coping. Anger management skills not only assist people in managing anger, but also help people improve communication and relationship building skills.

In the treatment for anger management, patients also learn various relaxation skills to manage physiological symptoms of anger, which coexist with the psychological and behavioral symptoms of anger.  As a result, not only do the learned relaxation skills decrease the physiological arousal of anger, but also target the psychological and behavioral symptoms of anger.

To discuss further or schedule an initial appointment with Dr. Watson feel free to visit the contact form or call Dr. Watson directly at (404) 954-2713.