Anger is a normal and usually healthy human emotion. It may be felt like a fleeting annoyance or a full-fledged rage. However, this may lead to problems if it gets out of control and turns destructive. It may start to affect your work, personal relationships, and overall quality of life. This is when you may want to seek anger management.
As a provider of behavioral health services in DC, we often provide anger management as part of our mental health services.
According to apa.org, anger management aims to reduce both emotional feelings the physiological arousal that anger causes. It doesn’t fully get rid of or avoid the things or people that enrage you. However, it allows you to learn to control your reaction towards them.
Psychological tests measure the intensity of angry feelings, how prone to anger you are, and how well you handle it. If you find yourself acting in ways that seem out of control and frightening, you might need help in dealing with this emotion.
Some people think that “letting it rip” will allow you to release this emotion and get rid of it. However, research has proved that it does the exact opposite, which only escalates anger and aggression and does nothing to help you resolve the situation.
We provide various mental health services such as trauma-based therapy, individual therapy, behavior modification, crisis intervention, and mental health rehabilitation.