Anger Management Therapy in NYC

Learning to Navigate Unhealthy Anger

Anger is a powerful human emotion, one that we are all familiar with.
You may experience it when someone disrespects you or treats you poorly.  You may also feel angry after witnessing an injustice or unfair circumstance outside of your control. When we sense a threat, our fight-or-flight response may trigger anger to protect us from danger.  Anger can also show up when we are in pain, hurt by others, or when we become overwhelmed.  Most of the time, anger comes in, helps us address the situation at hand, and then moves on.  But sometimes, anger becomes the norm, constantly lingering beneath the surface. Anger can help us in so many ways.  Yet, just like any other uncontrolled emotion, anger can also cause problems. Recurrent and unruly anger can lead to behaviors that disrupt your day-to-day, threaten your livelihood, and damage your relationships. But it does not have to be this way.
Are you having frequent outbursts at home or work?  Do you get easily upset, annoyed, and irritated?  Have you been lashing out at your colleagues, loved ones, or even at strangers?  If any of this resonates with you, you may be experiencing unhealthy anger problems. There is a way to heal.  Anger management therapy can help in treating anger so you can live a joyful life.


About Anger Management Therapy NYC

Our team at Madison Park Psychological Services is here for you.  We offer therapy for anger and other high-quality treatment options to support the NYC area. We are committed to serving our community members in a warm and safe space through a holistic and tailored approach.  We consider your whole self to match you with the right therapist and modality that will facilitate your healing, according to your particular life story, needs, and goals. If you or your loved one are having anger issues, we can help.  Contact us today or read on for more information about anger management therapy and how we can support you at Madison Park Psychological Services.


What Is Anger Management Therapy?

Anger is a natural reaction to a hurtful or threatening situation. When it becomes uncontrollable, constant, and extreme, unhealthy anger can wreak havoc on our lives. Some people can manage anger with self-taught techniques, reading materials, and other resources.  Yet, anger management therapy is considered the most effective treatment option to address these anger issues and adopt healthy coping strategies to handle them when they arise.  

Anger management therapy can help you:

  • Deepen curiosity, awareness, and self-control
  • Get to know yourself and your emotions
  • Recognize the root of anger as well as anger triggers
  • Identify unhealthy thought and behavior patterns
  • Problem-solve when facing difficult situations
  • Manage life stressors in an assertive yet calm manner
  • Learn how to express needs in an effective way
  • Improve social and interpersonal skills
  • Develop compassion toward yourself and others


Do I Need Anger Management Therapy?

Anger is part of what it means to be human.  It can show up in your thoughts, emotions, actions, and physical sensations. But when anger becomes problematic, interferes with your daily functions, and affects people around you, it’s advised to seek help. If you are suffering from these common signs, you may benefit from anger management therapy:

Often, when we attempt to cope with unhealthy anger on our own, we may enter a loop of pain, rage, and avoidance. You may feel like you can’t control your anger or need to evade certain situations to avoid losing your temper.  Your anger may cloud your judgment and prevent you from focusing, thinking clearly, or making responsible decisions.  Or you may be trying to run away from your anger, but the constant frustration, lack of patience, and hostility make it almost impossible to do so.
If left untreated, anger issues can impact your daily activities, causing trouble at work, at home, or ruining your relationships.  It can generate shame and low self-esteem, especially when we feel guilty after an intense emotional outburst or lashing out at the people we love.  It can also lead to health-related difficulties such as high blood pressure, headaches, heart or digestion problems.  Some people become violent, turn to food and unhealthy substances, or engage in risky behavior, making all matters worse in an attempt to make things better.
If you, your partner, your child, or your family member are struggling with anger management issues, it’s time to ask for help.  Do not wait for the anger to dissipate on its own or to result in a tragic incident.  Let us help you or your loved one explore these emotions and underlying stressors so you can all get back to enjoying your life.


What If I Am Worried About Trying Anger Management Therapy?

We understand that asking for help can sometimes be scary and challenging, especially because it involves expressing your thoughts and emotions to a complete stranger. But keep in mind that your therapist is a licensed mental health professional, trained with the tools and knowledge to support you during this trying time. You will meet one-on-one with your therapist in a confidential and safe environment to fully understand where your anger comes from and how it manifests itself.  Your therapist will make you feel seen and heard, so you can open up and reflect on these feelings without shame, rush, or pressure.  You will also learn anger management skills to refocus that energy when a triggering event occurs. It’s important to note that therapy is a collaborative process.  It only works when both parties (the therapist and the client) are willing to show up and engage in treatment.  Expect to be uncomfortable, but know that discomfort and vulnerability may all be part of your healing journey.


What Is the Goal of Anger Management Therapy?

The goal of anger management therapy is to help you discover the root cause of your anger, nurture self-compassion, and find healthy ways to deal with it. Anger management therapy will also allow you to delve deeper into yourself, your wants, and needs while boosting a sense of curiosity and awareness.  We will discuss what sparks your anger (e.g., family stressors, financial problems, work conflicts), what physical sensations come up (e.g., rapid heartbeat, sweating, clenching), and what emotions arise when anger flares up (e.g., rage, annoyance, humiliation). You will learn to recognize and communicate what frustrates you effectively and assertively, instead of bottling things up or acting out of impulse.  This shift translates to finding new ways to solve conflicts and building stronger relationships. It’s not about erasing the pain or stopping you from feeling it.  Anger management therapy is about letting you embrace your emotions and manage your reactions to anger while listening to what it’s trying to tell you about yourself. We believe everyone can restore balance and inner peace.  And we would love to help you get there.


Anger Management Therapy NYC: Our Services

Here at Madison Park Psychological Services, we offer anger management therapy and other psychotherapy services to help New York City residents heal. We aim to provide you with the most effective treatment tailored to your background, values, and needs for long-lasting results. Our compassionate team is trained in a wide range of symptoms and therapy approaches, including but not limited to Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-Based Methods, and Holistic/Body-Mind-Spirit Therapy. Your journey starts with a psychological consultation.  We will discuss your concerns and intentions and explain what to expect from treatment.  The information gathered at this time will help us find the therapist whose personality, communication style, and therapy specialty best matches your unique story.  If needed, we can also combine different therapeutic modalities to help you reach your wellness goals. We offer teletherapy sessions.


Book an Appointment for Anger Management Therapy Today!

We know anger can cause frustration and impact multiple areas of your life.  But we also know you are capable of healing and growing with the proper support. We are here to empower you and your loved ones to manage anger and uncover what’s under it. Book an appointment or contact us at 212-506-5935 to get started on your path to wellness!

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