Anger Management Groups
Groups can be an excellent way to work through anger issues and build new skills. We start new groups as we have enough interested participants, so if you are interested please let us know through the form at the bottom of the page and we can add you to our list.
WHAT DOES THIS GROUP COST? WHAT IS THE FINE PRINT?
This group runs for 8 weeks at a time with the option to continue after the initial course. It is covered by some insurance plans, otherwise we offer a prompt pay discount and sliding scale discount to make this course affordable for those who would benefit from it.
WHAT DOES THIS GROUP COVER?
Through our work in anger management we help you to recognize and understand:
- The benefits and purposes of anger: Anger can motivate us to make positive change, it can help us recognize the need for boundaries and personal limits.
- Anger as a Secondary Emotion: Often anger is an emotion that covers up other more vulnerable emotions including sadness, fear, pain, and anxiety.
- Events and Cues: You can learn to recognize events, behaviors, or situations that trigger your anger in order to avoid them or be prepared to handle them effectively
- The Aggression Cycle: Anger is an emotion, but your body experiences a physiological process when you are triggered; understanding this process can help you to be mindful and interrupt the cycle before things get out of control.
- Cognitive Restructuring: Anger is largely precipitated by our thoughts and by challenging distorted thought patterns we can avoid many issues caused by un-helpful anger.
- Assertiveness and the Conflict Resolution Model: We all have to deal with difficult situations and difficult people and being able to calmly and assertively manage conflict is not only a helpful way to avoid destructive behaviors, but also an invaluable life skill.
- Anger and the Family: In many cases anger that has become problematic has roots to older issues such as negative dynamics in the family of origin, past trauma, and other factors that we may not even think about regularly. Understanding these roots can help us to be more mindful and keep our brains in the present to more effectively manage our emotions and thoughts.
A NOTE FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH COURT ORDERS TO SEEK ANGER MANAGEMENT
Our Anger Management Sessions follow basic guidelines established by the National DHS. While many courts require anger management workshops or classes, this requirement can usually be satisfied by working with our counselors either in this group or individually following this general curriculum. If you are unsure whether this would satisfy your requirements check with your probation officer, case manager, or legal consultant. We provide certificates upon completion of our group course with accounts paid in full and/or records upon request.
Completing this form indicates your interest in participating in this group, but does not confirm your participation. We will contact you when the session is starting to let you know if a spot is open and share any additional details. If you decide to join the group, a brief intake session will be scheduled prior to the start to ensure that everyone is a good fit and knows what to expect.