Anger is an emotion that we are all wired to experience. However, some people develop chronic problems where they experience anger chronically, intensely, or both. Some individuals also learn unhealthy ways of responding when they are feeling anger. Indeed, aggressive behavior can lead to all sorts of negative consequences for individuals and their relationships.
We help many individuals who want to make changes to how often they feel angry and to how they handle it when they do. We conduct a thorough psychological assessment, identify factors that may have contributed to dysfunctional anger patterns, and collaboratively work to help the individual make changes.
Individuals learn ways of managing themselves, situations, and relationships in a balanced, healthy way. They often improve the way they communicate their needs and feelings to others, as well as improve their ability to perspective-take and be empathic. They learn how to manage themselves when they are upset, so that less damage is done and they get much better at repairing when they have handled a situation negatively.
Though anger is a core feeling that we can never eliminate, people can make major progress and experience a much wider range of other feelings than they might have thought possible.