Therapy for Anger Issues

Anger is a normal and healthy emotion to express. It's part of being human, and it's totally okay to feel that way sometimes. It becomes a problem when it negatively affects a person's life, relationships, work, and well being. Although it is not a mental health issue on its own, it is a symptom of many different conditions including depression, stress, ADHD, OCD, grief, and intermittent explosive disorder. Counselling can get you back on track with managing anger in your life by helping you identify the source or triggers, communicate your feelings effectively, and control your reactions when things don't go your way.

Types of Anger

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Inward Anger

Inward anger is when you're angry at yourself. It's often caused by unrealistic expectations of yourself or others, or by a sense of failure or inadequacy. If you find yourself feeling angry with yourself often, try to determine what caused the feeling in the first place and then take steps to address it.
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Outward Anger

Outward anger is when you're angry at someone or something else. This type of anger can be expressed in many different ways: yelling, swearing, hitting, kicking or throwing things; passive-aggressive behaviour like sarcasm; or even violence against yourself or another person or animal.
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Passive Anger

Passive anger occurs when an individual feels powerless in a situation but still wants to express their feelings about it through non-confrontational means such as being withdrawn, sulking or complaining about how things should be different from how they actually are at present time.

When To Seek Help

If you are feeling angry more often than not, if the rage is interfering with your daily life, or if you find yourself lashing out at those around you, then it might be time to speak to a mental health counsellor. The longer you wait, the more likely it is that your anger will continue to grow until it becomes all-consuming and destructive. It's important to address these issues before they cause further damage in your life.
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Ways Counselling Reduces Anger

Anger issues can be a problem for many people, especially if they have been struggling to manage their frustrations for a long time. While there are many ways to address anger issues, counselling is one of the most effective methods because it provides a safe space where individuals can talk about their feelings without judgement or fear of repercussion while learning how to recognize the difference between normal and unhealthy anger. This can help them learn what they need to do in order to cope with their feelings instead of acting out in negative ways. 
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Better Communication

Counselling can help you communicate your feelings effectively by improving your ability to express your thoughts and frustrations so you can avoid situations where conflicts arise and learn how to resolve them peacefully and respectfully.
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Emotional Expression

Counselling teaches you how to express yourself in a positive way that will help others understand what is bothering you so you can focus on finding solutions instead of letting disagreements escalate into arguments or fights.
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Relaxation Techniques

One of the most effective ways to manage anger is to practice relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, mindfulness or meditation. This will help calm your body and mind so that you can better manage your anger.

Self Acceptance

In order to reduce the amount of anger we feel, it's important to learn how to accept ourselves and take responsibility for our behaviour. By accepting ourselves, it becomes easier for us to understand and accept others.

Cognitive Restructuring

We can't change what other people say or do, but we can change how we react to them. Changing how we think about situations will help reduce our frustration level when dealing with others or ourselves.
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Practicing Gratitude

Taking time each day to reflect on what we are grateful for can help us refocus our attention away from negative thoughts toward positive thoughts which helps reduce feelings of hostility and resentment toward others.

Anger Management Therapists

Arian Guedes
Virtual and In-Person

Arian Guedes

Registered Psychologist
$220 per hour
Arian has over 10 years of experience providing counselling to couples and adult individuals with anger issues, anxiety, trauma & PTSD, relationship issues, depression, identity concerns, low self-esteem, work-related issues, and more.
Dailyn Mccalla
Virtual & In-Person

Dailyn Mccalla

Provisional Psychologist
$200 per hour
Dailyn works with individuals, couples, and youth with a variety of mental health conditions including anxiety, developmental disorders, depression, trauma, PTSD, eating disorders, gender and sexuality, families, trauma and more.
Kari Adams
Virtual & In-Person

Kari Adams

Registered Psychologist
$220 per hour
Kari works with individuals and families struggling with an array of mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma & PTSD, stress & burnout, work related issues, self-esteem, family conflicts, grief & Loss, and more.
Carson Flockhart
Virtual & In-Person

Carson Flockhart

Provisional Psychologist
$180 per hour
Carson works with individuals and families to resolve various mental health and relationship issues, which includes anxiety, depression, trauma, anger, low self-esteem, emotion regulation, parenting, codependency, stress, work-life balance, ADHD and more.
Joel Brooks
Virtual & In-Person

Joel Brooks

Registered Psychologist
$220 per hour
Joel works with adults and youth living with anxiety disorders, depression, and personality disorders. He also provides ADHD assessments, psycho-educational assessments, mental health assessments, personality assessments and social emotional assessments.
Michelle Ruiz
Virtual & In-Person

Michelle Ruiz

Registered Psychologist
$220 per hour
Michelle specializes in helping adult individuals struggling with a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, stress, grief & loss, relational concerns, occupational stress injuries, trauma, PTSD and more. ***Available on Fridays***
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Jacey Weiler
Virtual & In-Person

Jacey Weiler

Provisional Psychologist
$200 per hour
*** TEMPORARILY NOT ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS UNTIL AUGUST 2024***. Jacey works with individuals, couples and families in addressing a broad variety of issues such as relationship conflict, anger, depression, codependency, work issues, grief, stress, self-esteem and identity issues.
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