Anger Management Counselling Calgary
Anger management in Calgary is about more than controlling anger urges. Through our Calgary psychologists’ professional support, you can learn to identify the onset of anger in your life and how it shapes your reactions. Additionally, you can hone in on your individualized triggers and develop strategies to react with greater flexibility, empathy and understanding. Participating in anger management can help you to regain control over your emotions and strengthen the relationships around you, including those in the workplace and the home.
How Do I Know if I Need Anger Management?
We all experience anger, but anger management issues stem from feeling that your anger or rage is out of control and may get out of hand if left untreated. The following are symptoms of anger management issues:
Quick to Anger or Irritability
Outward Aggression & Violence
Inward Aggression & Self Harm
Difficulty Expressing Emotion
Persistent Feelings of Anger or Rage
How Does Anger Management in Calgary Work?
The first step in the process of anger management in Calgary is to identify how anger affects your life. Sometimes, ongoing feelings of irritation can cause rifts in developing important relationships or prevent you from pursuing desired career opportunities. After we identify the sources of your emotional reactions, we begin to modify these causes or triggers. Finally, we look to provide solutions for these triggers and gradually build resistance to instinctual responses as you practice more effective emotion regulation and management.
You can become
Discover Freedom From Anger
The benefits of anger management are numerous. You can enhance your ability to act in a measured fashion in stressful situations and feel in control of your behaviour. Additionally, you will benefit from learning how to identify your triggers and advocate for your needs so that you can avoid bottling up your emotions. You will also gain strategies to help you relax when you are feeling angry so that you don’t spiral out of control. All of these methods and techniques give you the power to live a full life without periods of being emotionally overwhelmed.
If you argue and fight a lot with others, or find yourself blaming others regularly, you may wish to consider anger management.
No, anger is a normal part of the emotional spectrum. However, regularly overreacting or not considering the consequences of your emotional responses can negatively impact your life, and the lives of those around you.
The duration of anger management therapy can vary depending on several factors, including the severity of the anger issues, individual progress, and the specific treatment approach used. Generally, anger management therapy is a short-term intervention that can range from a few weeks to several months.
There is evidence that medication can help as part of a comprehensive treatment plan for anger management. However, it’s important to note that medication alone is not typically considered a primary treatment for anger management. It is often used in conjunction with therapy and other interventions.
There are a few different ways you can find a qualified anger management therapist, including talking with your primary physician, research therapists online, or contact AFP to help you find a match with the right therapist.
Yes, anger management counselling can be beneficial in helping you develop healthier ways to manage and express your anger. Anger management counselling aims to assist individuals in understanding the underlying causes of their anger, identifying triggers, and developing effective coping strategies to manage anger in a constructive manner.
While self-help resources, such as books, online materials, or support groups, can provide useful information and techniques, they may not address your specific needs or provide the same level of guidance and support as professional therapy.
A professional therapist has the specialized education and training to help you understand and manage anger from an objective perspective. A therapist can customize a treatment plan based on your individual needs and provides a supportive and structured environment as you practice new skills and strategies to effectively manage your anger.
We believe in removing barriers to accessing treatment.
We can direct bill many major insurance companies to ensure your experience with us is more convenient and stress-free.
Our care approach for trauma counselling in Calgary revolves around you.
Begin by booking an appointment with one of our psychologists specifically, or request a match with one based on your individual needs. During your first meeting, we’ll learn about you and your treatment goals and offer our recommendations for specific, evidence-based help. We can also perform assessments to properly diagnose your mental health concerns, enabling us to customize your treatment further. Each subsequent session is a refinement of your goals and the methods that we use to reach them. We encourage growth and self-reflection throughout the process and welcome you to control as much of the decision-making as you are comfortable with.