Feeling angry every now and then is a natural and healthy expression. Anger that is not properly controlled can become destructive both to yourself and those around you and is not natural or healthy.
Anger management counseling and therapy is a process that teaches you to cope with your anger in a healthy way. If you are angry, it should be expressed in the right manner. Constantly suppressing your anger or holding it in over time, can have detrimental effects on your health such as stress, depression, difficulty sleeping or eating. It can also make you more prone to physical outbursts and altercations that you regret later. Anger that out of control may even lead to problems at your job or in your relationships, and affect your overall enjoyment of life.
If you get a little annoyed but can quickly brush off the many, minor everyday frustrations we encounter, such as getting stuck in slow traffic, stopped by a red light, or that really slow person in the checkout ahead of you, then your anger is under control. However, if those type of situations make you want to explode and one minor incident can ruin the rest of your day, then you may have a problem with anger management.
How can Anger Management Counseling and Therapy help?
We use cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to treat anger issues. Our anger management counselors and therapists help you identify destructive thoughts and aggressive behavior patterns and the causes behind them. Then you learn to recognize your triggers and how to express your anger in more healthy and productive ways.
Anger management therapy can give you the ability to stop the disruptive behaviors that are impeding you and help improve your job productivity, relationships, and your life.
If you are in need of Anger Management Counseling within the St. Peters, MO area, we can help.