It is natural to experience anger from time to time, but it can be come inhibiting when we have trouble controlling it. Anger management is about reducing your stress, finding control over your behavior when you’re angry, and taking responsibility for your actions while in a state of anger.
What is Anger Management Psychotherapy and Counselling?
Therapy can help you achieve lasting changes in the way you manage states of anger. Anger management counselors at Mind + Zest help identify triggers, which can range from workplace dynamics, social environments and close relationships. Our anger management specialists create treatment plans that enable you to take control: we help you develop the tools to change your environment into a more manageable one, we interrupt and shift negative thought patterns and “self-talk”, and we promote healthier, more positive patterns of behaviors.
How does Anger Management Therapy at Mind + Zest Work?
1. 15-minute intake Session
We begin with a 15-minute intake session with one of our dedicated intake counsellors.
During these 15-minutes, we dig deep, and try to identify the issue you are looking to address. We then assess the best approach at treatment. We also try to get a good sense of your personality. At Mind + Zest, we want to match you with the therapist that would make the best possible fit based on what you need, and who you are. This consultation is also a great opportunity to address any concerns or questions you may have.
At the end of the session, our intake counsellor will set you up with a tailored ‘plan of action’ that includes the recommended anger management therapist best suited to help you, the recommended duration of your therapy, and a suggestion for any further testing or psychological service they feel would best fit your needs.
2. 50-minute Sessions
After the initial intake, clients will attend regular 50-minute sessions for the recommended duration of treatment. Here, we work with you through the treatment plan, and build towards the objectives set during your intake session. We can re-evaluate and tweak these goals as time goes on.
3.Finish and Reflect
After concluding the treatment plan, we take time to reflect. Here, you tell us what your experience was like. If you still find yourself struggling in certain areas of your life, we may suggest further therapy to keep you on track and manage your anger. If you feel like you have achieved the goals you have set for yourself, your sessions with us will end there. We will likely provide readings to help maintain and further your progress, and you are welcome to book a check-in appointment any time you feel you may need one. We also love to hear how you’re doing, and what you’ve achieved since your treatment plan!
Readings on Anger Management & Therapy
“Beyond the Relaxation Response” by Herbert Benson (1985)
“A Mindfulness Stress-Reduction Workbook” by Goldstein and Stahl (2010)
“Overcoming Anger & Irritability - A Self-Help Guide” Dr William Davies (2000).
Anger Management in Ontario and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
We offer a wide range of services at Mind + Zest which include: anger management counselling, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with anger and stress management therapists.
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