Anger Management Counseling in Harrisburg
Be the Best Version of Yourself
If you struggle to manage your emotions, or find yourself lashing out at loved ones, causing damage that can last a lifetime, you owe it to yourself and to them to take the time to address the anger, and be the best version of yourself.
When Anger Management Counseling Can Help
Anger management counseling is a process that helps the client to control their reactions to people and situations which cause anger. Since it is typically not possible to avoid all contact with the people, places and things which can trigger an angry response, it's important to learn to manage our emotions and reactions, so that we can interact with the world effectively, maintain loving relationships, and grow and succeed personally and professionally.
Anger management counseling can help when you find yourself frequently engaged in outbursts of anger or rage, if your anger has damaged your relationships with friends or loved ones, or if you feel that your anger is holding you back from effectively relating to others at work, and achieving goals and objectives for your job.
Not all anger results in loud or aggressive external displays of anger. Anger can also result in internalizing behaviors such as sulking, passive aggressive behavior, resentment and depression.
While everyone experiences anger from time to time, if your anger is showing up frequently or uncontrollably, and causing damage to those around you, it is likely time to schedule an anger management counseling session, and learn to better control and harness your emotions, rather than letting them control you.
How Anger Management Counseling Works
The process of anger management counseling begins by understanding the causes of our anger. Many different events and situations can cause an angry reaction in us. Internal causes of anger can be caused by perceived failures, injustices, lack of recognition and more. External causes of anger can include public ridicule, rude or dismissive behavior, frustration at not being able to execute on our goals and planned actions, and more.
Much of our anger is caused when an external factor causes us to feel threatened internally, such as if a coworker fails in an assigned task, and we worry that the fallout could harm our reputation, or that their failure reflects a lack of respect. In this way, by assigning meaning to other's observed behaviors, we can experience greater anger than if we took their behaviors at face value.
Anger management counseling helps us to identify both the internal and external factors contributing to our anger, and move through our responses cognitively, rather than reactively.
Rather than trying to do away with anger altogether, our goal should be to understand it, and to provide a properly structured outlet for it, a gameplan that we can follow when triggering situations arise. Being accountable to an anger management counselor can help keep your gameplan front of mind when challenges arise.
A proper gameplan for anger management also means identifying environmental factors and behaviors that make it more likely that we'll have an angered response. Practicing good behaviors such as getting enough sleep and exercise, eating healthy foods, spending quality time with friends and loved ones, and investing in long-term relationships can help us stay in control, and keep the proper perspective in response to triggering situations and people.
Schedule an Anger Management Session Today
Whether a single hurtful incident has you considering anger management counseling, or you are struggling with a pattern of behavior that is holding you back from being your best self, I encourage you to schedule an anger management counseling session. It is so important to take the time to understand the triggers that drive us, and learn to control and respond to people and situations effectively and constructively.
I have been helping people in Harrisburg and the surrounding region to be their best selves and to live their best life, for over 40 years. In all that time, my passion for helping my clients has only grown.
I'm looking forward to speaking with you.