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Anger Management

Anger Management Counseling Overview

You’ve felt it — probably every day.

Anger is a pretty common emotion. However, anger can take over anyone and turn from a fleeting emotion to an all-consuming state-of-mind. It can turn from an adaptive response to a daily hindrance that can affect your work, home, and social life.

Most practices would offer you “quick fixes” like breathing exercises or redirecting your anger. However “quick” these fixes are, they do not solve the problem forever.

Gearing Up is proud to offer an alternative to traditional “anger management” programs. We have carefully constructed a cutting edge program that teaches clients to understand their perspective and assists them in seeing how their anger originates – and how to stop it. In addition, we teach clients to access their entire wheel of emotions for a more typical and appropriate response to events.

Stop the blow-ups today – call Gearing Up and set up an appointment!

Who's It For?

We offer our Anger Management curriculum to both teens and adults.

In addition, the teen sessions may be taught in group sessions. The benefit of groups for teens is to show them that they are not alone in their struggle and they have peers to turn to for support, suggestions, and strategies.

The Curriculum

Here is an overview of the curriculum.

1.) Do I Have An Anger Problem?

Your Anger Profile

Discussion of and Understanding My Profile

My Anger Goals and Action Plans

2.) What Makes Up My Reactions?

Anger Scripts

Anger Episode Model

Understanding Family Patterns

Anger Log

3.) My Body's Response To Anger

Physical Response to Anger

Fight or Flight

Discussion of Physical Responses

Scenarios of Fight or Flight

4.) Is It Only Anger?

Masking Emotions

Processing Masked Feelings

Letter to Me

5.) I Am Not Ready To Change

Costs of Remaining Angry

Learning to Relax


Handling Anger Constructively

6.) What Does It Mean To Let It Go?

Keeping Perspective

Stages of Anger

Changing Perceptions

7.) ABCs of Anger

ABC Model


Practicing the Model

8.) Being Assertive Goes A Long Way!

Response Styles

Role of Communication

What Makes Up Effective Communication?

Steps Toward Change