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Atlanta Anger Management Therapy

Exploring Healthy Ways to Process & Express Anger

Some people mistake anger management therapy as a treatment aimed at eliminating anger altogether. The truth is, anger is not an inherently “bad” emotion, and suppressing it is no healthier than letting it fly out unchecked. Rather than eliminating anger, the goal of anger management is to teach a person how to recognize anger when it occurs and process it in a healthy way.

Dr. Watson works closely with clients to help them identify anger, what’s causing it, and how they can channel it into something more productive. Leaving anger unchecked can have serious consequences on your personal health and personal relationships. Learning how to manage it can help you feel more relaxed and avoid making heat-of-the-moment mistakes.

When Does a Person Need Anger Management?

Difficulties with managing anger can lead to relational problems, legal problems, drug and alcohol problems, health problems, and occupational problems. If you have made rash decisions in anger that resulted in serious consequences for you or others, you may want to consider anger management.

The following are some 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
  • Cutting
  • Overeating
  • Road rage

What to Expect

Anger management is tailored to the individual, so it is important to keep expectations open. Generally, the therapy will focus on identifying triggers for anger and learning methods of processing it when you recognize it. This may involve taking steps to mitigate factors that contribute to anger, finding ways to calm down when anger occurs, and learning ways to channel the energy from anger into something productive that can actually resolve the situation.

Intense emotions can be difficult to control, but that by no means makes it impossible. Learning how to manage anger can lead to improved health, less stress, and better relationships with both intimate and casual acquaintances.

For more information about anger management therapy in Atlanta, call Tina A. Watson & Associates, LLC today at (404) 800-4977.

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