Anger Management Therapy on Long Island
Anger is manageable, and the New York therapists at my office can help you help you find the best way to manage your anger in order for you to live the life you want.
When anger consumes you, your clarity of mind can feel shut down and you may feel restless and tense. Anger may makes it nearly impossible for you to enjoy anything–even spending time with loved ones or doing things you once enjoyed feels unsatisfying. No matter how much you’ve tried to shut the anger down, it just keeps to grow back with a vengeance.
However, anger is a normal part of life. And on Long Island, anger may show up more often than we would like. The Long Island Expressway and Long Island Railroad are just two places we frequently hear about anger management issues becoming real problems.
At normal levels, anger can be healthy. You feel angry and that lets you know someone is likely doing something unfair or threatening someone or something you care about. If you respond constructively, anger has done its job and so have you.
But, for many of us on Long Island and across the country, our anger can lead us to behaviors that feel out of control.
Anger management problems can be experienced in the body. Over-activation of your nervous system could be related to medical problems. In fact, intense anger problems are one of the best predictors of heart attacks, as good as things like blood pressure and cholesterol. So, it may be useful to do what you can to manage your anger and stress.
Anger problems are also related to what you do when you’re angry. If you have anger management issues, you may regret some things you said or did when you were really enraged. You may have some people in your life who aren’t happy with you, haven’t forgiven you, or will no longer hang out with you. You might have run into problems at work, or in restaurants, or stores, or with customer service representatives on the phone.
My office can connect you with the perfect therapist match to help you move forward.
Anger is not a specific diagnosis in the DSM-V. However, there are scientifically tested techniques that are effective at reducing anger management problems. They do this by helping you lower the intensity of the anger, shorten the duration of the episode, and help you to say and do the right things (or at least not do the wrong things) when you are really angry.
There are a few different types of skills that have scientific support. The good news is the appear to work alone or when combined with each other. So, you can learn all of them and then decide which ones you like the best and find most effective. There is also some evidence that using these skills to work on anger may also decrease depression symptoms, which is not a bad side effect.
My office’s expert Long Island therapists can equip you with the skills you need to move forward. To learn more about how we can help, complete our therapist matching form below.