Anger Management

Anger Management Counseling in DTC

Have you ever acted out of anger, said something you regretted, hurt someone close to you? Can you think of a moment when you became so angry, you feel shame and guilt after realizing what you had done? These are the reasons why learning to control your anger is so important. When you have control, you become capable of using your anger to create positive changes in your life. Of course, you could stuff your anger down and lock it away, but don’t you want to turn something negative into a positive? 

Symptoms of Poor Anger Management

Do you describe or feel that your anger is some sort of monster that cannot go unleashed for fear of this thing causing more damage? If you answered yes to that question, then anger management will be helpful in learning to not only contain your anger but also understand your triggers so you can avoid becoming angry in the first place. One of the most common symptoms that you need anger management counseling is feeling or knowing your anger is out of control. One example is when you act out of anger and you end up doing or saying things you did not mean and regret. This occurs due to not understanding or knowing what to do when you become angry or irritable. You bottle up your anger and eventually, something or someone sets you off and all of the pent-up anger comes out in full force.

Always Angry

Another symptom of anger is always feeling angry. Regardless if you got a good night’s sleep or had a good day at work, you notice you are generally angry or irritable throughout the day. This causes you to be on edge most of the time and small things will set you off regardless of how minor the issue might be. The constant sense of irritation makes it difficult to enjoy your day and the people in it. The angrier you feel, the more things you notice that aggravate you. Over time you become more aggressive with the goal of removing things or people in your life that cause you to be angry.

Aggressive Behavior

Aggression is a common result of poor anger management. Aggression shows in various ways such as hostile aggression, instrumental aggression, and affective aggression. The link in the previous sentence will describe in more detail each of the three types. In the moments you act out of anger and become aggressive towards other people, you eventually hurt others and at some point turn the anger and aggressive behavior on yourself and self-sabotage.

Five-Step Solution Process

Step 1: Book your first appointment. The majority of people do not make it this far. Once you complete this step, there are only 4 more to go!

Step 2: Understand your pain points. The first four sessions must be consecutive in order to fully understand your pain points. This will give you time to fully express your concerns and allow time to build rapport.

Step 3: Identify which skills and techniques you need to develop in order to move forward.

Step 4: This is where the hard work begins, taking action using the skills and techniques you have developed in order to move past your pain points.

Step 5: This final step occurs when you have moved past your pain points and are now looking forward to life. This is when planning and maintenance begin. In order to continue the forward movement, specific and detailed plans regarding effective use of the skills you have built will need to be laid out to encourage you to be self-sufficient.

How long will these 5 steps take? On average, clients go through this process in 3 to 6 months. Everyone is different so there is always room for more or less time as needed by each individual.

Life After Counseling

Imagine keeping your cool regardless of how bad your day is. Think of a repetitive situation in your life that used to make you angry and now the problem just slides off your back. You feel less tired and have more energy for the fun moments of your life. You enjoy each day more as the lack of anger has created room for more joy and love. Your friends, family, and colleagues find you to be a person who is always calm and collected no matter the problems or challenges. People find you to be more approachable and your social interactions are more pleasant regardless of who you are talking to. Imagine not remembering the last time you became angry because it has been so long since anything or anyone has upset you.



6200 S Syracuse Way Ste 260
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

James.Marrugo@MorningCoffeeCounseling.com
720.253.8272

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