Anger Management Counseling in Grand Rapids
Anger is an emotion that everyone has experienced and will continue to experience throughout their lives. Feeling anger can stem from other feelings such as being hurt, confused, or frustrated. Anger can be a response to something an individual has done or it can be a response to an action of another individual, meaning that both and external events and internal events can cause feelings of anger. It is completely normal to feel angry and is even considered a healthy emotion in most instances if it is managed correctly. It is important to express your emotions, even anger, but it’s also important to know the healthy way to express that anger. The feeling of anger can be expressed a number of different ways and a variety of intensities. Some people calmly discuss what is making them angry, others yell, and some people may respond in an aggressive way or throw things. Being able to manage and control your anger is the key to knowing how to express your anger in a healthy way.
What is Anger Management Therapy?
Anger management therapy at Sollars & Associates location in Grand Rapids helps people do exactly what the name entails, manage their feelings of anger appropriately. Anger management counseling helps people learn how to control, prevent, and express their anger in a positive way. Anger Management therapists at our Grand Rapids location help individuals do this by using mindfulness techniques such as meditation and relaxation to help individuals learn to calm down before responding in a negative, aggressive, or angry way. Individuals learn about themselves to help identify what strengths and weaknesses they have, what triggers their anger, and how to monitor their feelings and behavior. Along with working with individuals on themselves, our anger management counselors work with individuals on improving their relationships with others as well. Anger management techniques are used to improve communication skills, both with listening and understanding other people’s feelings and thoughts and with expressing and describing their own feelings.
Can I Benefit from Anger Management Counseling?
There are psychological tests that can be performed by our Anger Management therapists to measure if someone gets angry or is more aggressive than the average person. However, no one knows better than you, and those closest to you, if anger management counseling can be beneficial to you. Difficulties controlling your anger can negatively impact your life in many different ways. Lack of ability to control your anger can impact your occupation, personal health, your relationships, and many other areas of your life.
Read our list of questions below. If your answer is yes to some of the following questions, then anger management counseling at Sollars & Associates in Grand Rapids may be right for you!
- Do I get in arguments frequently with friends, family, or other individuals?
- Do I get angry at small things that others do not seem angered by?
- Do I hold in feelings of anger often?
- Do I act aggressively when I get angry?
- Has my temper had a negative impact on my relationships?
- Do those close to me tell me I have a problem with controlling my anger?
- Do others feel like they are walking on eggshells around you?
- Do I have physical symptoms when I get angry (ex: muscle tension, heavy breathing, or rapid heartbeat)?
While this is not a complete list of signs, you may benefit from anger management therapy if you experience these or others similar to these. If you feel anger management counseling would be right for you, give Sollars & Associates in Grand Rapids a call to set up an appointment with an anger management therapist today!