We are all aware of the term “Anger Management”. When we hear it, we may think of the movie starring Jack Nicholson as a therapist who has his patient move in with him for therapy. We may also think about the new TV show with Charlie Sheen starring as a therapist to an eclectic group suffering from “anger issues”.  Or we may think Anger Management therapy is for someone else and not for us. Regardless of out initial thoughts, Anger Issues have been around for generations, are here to stay and are on the rise in our society.

The next time you become angry, answer the questions below. If you can answer yes to any of them, you could benefit from therapy.

  1. Do you feel ready to “lash out” physically or verbally at the person who has angered you?
  2. Do you feel ready to “lash out” physically or verbally at anyone who may come into contact with you during your anger?
  3. Do you feel the need to physically harm yourself?
  4. Do you feel the urge to destroy property?


Fallout from mismanaged anger can have devastating effects on you, your relationships, and those around you. These effects include: divorce, domestic violence, addiction and in severe cases mass homicide and suicide. What benefits can you expect from Anger Management Therapy?

  • Less Stress – Just talking about your anger and it’s triggers can make you feel less stressed. In addition, you will learn tools and techniques to recognize when you are becoming angry and how to diffuse that anger.
  • Improved Health – Anger takes a physical toll on your body. This toll can include high blood pressure, overeating and physical harm to yourself. Therapy can help to alleviate these issues and help you lead a better life.
  • Improve your Relationships – If you are angry, chances are people don’t want to be around you. By getting your anger in check, you can interact more with your friends and family.


Get help before it is too late.

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Marta Rocha

About the Author: Marta Rocha is a Mental Health Counselor. Marta is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English. Marta Rocha is specialized in the areas of Marriage Counseling, Family Issues, Stress Management, Leadership Training, Anxiety, Depression, Sports Psychology, Grief, and Substance Abuse & Addictions. Marta Rocha has 12 years of experience in sales & marketing, advertising, promotions, management, and professional development. Her professional affiliations are with the American Counseling Association, and the American Association of Christian Counselors.

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