Anger Management on Long Island with LICS

Treatment for Anger Issues from Experienced Long Island Therapists

Everyone experiences anger from time to time. Sometimes the things that trigger your anger can leave you feeling out of control, causing you to lash out at others, causing stress and health problems for yourself, and making it feel impossible to calm down. If your anger has reached this stage, working with an anger management therapist Long Island Counseling Services can provide the tools you need to put yourself back in control of your emotions.

Long Island Counseling Services provides therapy for anger management from our offices in East Meadow, NY, and Melville NY. We invite you to meet with one of the experienced psychotherapists on our team where we can provide personalized therapy that will help you better understand and manage your anger. Contact us to get paired with one of our therapists.

When Should You Seek Help for Anger?

Anger is a natural emotion and when these emotions are justified, anger can help you correct the situation. But anger can also start to be too much if you notice yourself experiencing any of the following:

  • You are frequently angry.
  • You get extremely angry over inconsequential things.
  • Difficulty with anger or lashing out.
  • You feel negatively much of the time.
  • It is difficult or impossible to calm down when you feel angry.
  • Your outbursts cause tension in your relationships or trouble at work.

Those struggling with anger issues often feel that the anger takes over whenever it is triggered and becomes something they cannot control, causing them to “ see red” or lash out at others. Conversely, suppressing anger can also be a potential problem. A person suppressing anger will not express it, but will instead hold on to the anger, harboring resentment and potentially displaying passive aggressive behavior. 

In addition to causing you to feel unhappy and bringing tension to your relationships, frequent anger can also lead to a wide range of health challenges, such as headaches, high blood pressure, pain, heart problems, and others, all the which increase the longer anger dominates a person’s life.

How Anger Management Therapy Works

Anger management therapy focuses on giving you the tools to better handle the triggers that normally cause anger and control the ways in which you respond. We begin by providing a judgment free space where you can explore your emotions and responses with the guidance of an experienced anger management therapist who will create a treatment plan using effective modalities for emotional coping such as:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Psychodynamic Theory 
  • Behavioral Modification, and More.

These can help you better regulate your emotions and process anger when you experience it. We can also explore self esteem, anxiety, stress, depression, and previous experiences or trauma that might contribute to your anger response.

Causes of Anger Issues

Anger is most often caused by a situation that makes you feel frustrated, threatened, betrayed, stressed, disrespected, or a range of other unpleasant emotions. When these emotions are justified, anger can help you correct the situation. Yet anger issues and a disproportionate response to triggers can be caused by a range of different concerns, including:

  • Other mental health challenges like anxiety or depression. 
  • Previous trauma or abuse. 
  • Growing up with a family member with anger management issues.
  • Difficulty managing emotions.
  • Substance abuse and addiction issues.

While all of these concerns and others may lead to challenges with anger management, they are also often highly treatable. Part of the therapeutic process may involve developing an understanding of why you are experiencing uncontrollable anger in order to work closely tailored treatment to your needs.

Regain Control of Your Mental Health – Call LICS Today 

Struggling with anger can be a challenge, but it is one that is possible to resolve when you have the right tools and the support you need. With our team of therapists available to help patients in Melville, East Meadow, Bellmore, Bethpage, Plainview, Oceanside, and more. We are able to schedule you with a psychotherapist that will meet your needs, beginning with initial anger management and treatment options to help you achieve all of your long term mental health goals.

Start the process with a call to our office to learn more about our therapists and the types of counseling we have available.