Anger Management helps you recognize frustrations early and resolve them in positive ways that allow you to express your needs — and keeps you calm and in control.
Some signs that you may need help controlling your anger include:
- Often feeling that you have to hold in your anger.
- Frequent arguments with your partner, children, or co-workers that escalate frustrations.
- Trouble with the law.
- Physical violence, such as hitting your partner or children or starting fights.
- Threats of violence against people or property.
- Out-of-control behavior, such as breaking things or driving recklessly.
What to ExpectAnger Management classes or counseling for Anger Management can be done one-on-one; with your partner, child or other family members; or in a group setting. The setting, length of sessions and how many sessions you'll need to attend can vary depending on your specific needs.
The aim of counseling and Anger Management classes is to teach you to:
- Identify situations that are likely to cause you to become angry and respond in nonaggressive ways before you get mad.
- Learn specific skills to use in situations likely to trigger your anger.
- Recognize when you aren't thinking logically about a situation, and correct your thinking.
- Calm yourself down when you begin to feel upset.
- Express your feelings and needs assertively (but not aggressively) in situations that make you feel angry.
- Focus on problem solving in frustrating situations — instead of using energy to be angry, you'll learn how to redirect your energy to resolve the situation.
- Communicate effectively to defuse anger and resolve conflicts.
What we Do
Anger Management Counseling at Texas PCS uses an Evidenced Based Program. It is one of only a handful of treatment programs on SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices. If you are a parent, this program is geared to help teens that are defiant and argumentative. Additionally, it works for those who have been in trouble as this course is incorporated in many correctional settings. Your teen will learn to recognize, overcome and control anger management challenges, thus reducing criminal activity.
Maybe, you are reading for yourself. If you are an adult and are struggling, Texas PCS counselors can help. Most individuals can easily describe life events that contribute to anger. Some events people describe include: traffic, the loss of a job, an affair, an unfair settlement, while others will define an injustice. It is not “wrong” to feel angry—instead, as the adage goes, “it is what you do with your anger that counts.” Feeling angry and being angry are two different matters.