Anger Management in Calgary

  • Experienced Calgary-based anger management and support services
  • Respectful and non-judgmental approach to managing anger
  • Comprehensive assessment and treatment plan tailored to meet individual needs
  • Evidence-informed strategies to effectively support people experiencing emotional dysregulation
  • Support for clients with co-existing mental health issues
  • Treatment of anger-related issues such as outbursts, violence, and relationship impact
  • Flexible appointment times to accommodate busy schedules
  • Safe and confidential environment
  • Variety of therapeutic techniques, including cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Affordable anger management counselling services with private health insurance coverage

Overview About Anger management

Learning to regulate our emotions – and our emotional extremes – is an important part of life. When this balance leans too far to one side, the results are unsustainable, and when it leans toward outbursts of anger, irritation, and excessive reactions, it can threaten our relationships and careers.

There are a lot of misconceptions out there about anger management in Calgary, attending classes, and what kind of person needs to enroll in them. The truth is that many people may have never learned the right social skills, outlets, and self-awareness that are required to have healthy emotional reactions later in life, and there is no shame in seeking out and trying to improve our own well-being. Anger management therapy and counselling can be a useful tool in our overall mental health, and help lay the foundations for stronger and more resilient relationships.

Tips to manage anger

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Anger can be managed in many different ways

Anger management strategies are common, and whether we realize it or not, almost everyone employs one or more of these helpful tips at some point or another. The more comfortable you get with them, the more automatic and useful they can become. The advice most often given to people is usually:

  • Think before you speak, and collect your thoughts properly.
  • Clearly and directly express your anger when you are calm, without hurting others
  • Exercise and physical activity can reduce feelings of anger
  • Focus on solutions rather than causes
  • Use “I” statements, not “you” statements
  • Use relaxation skills, such as deep breathing, listening to music, or meditation

The use of simple tactics like this can help mitigate angry episodes and create a more welcoming environment for the people around you. However, you may feel that they are not enough on their own.

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If you are interested in pursuing professional therapy for anger management in Calgary, Your Counselling can help with that. We employ several different therapeutic approaches for different personalities, and they can be very effective in identifying and subduing heightened anger.

CBT for anger management (cognitive-behavioural therapy) is one approach, which teaches how to challenge and overcome problematic thinking and other habits, and can directly improve emotional responses as a result. Another method that many find useful is narrative therapy, which focuses on separating your self and your personality from your problems – gaining a new perspective and a new outlook on your reactions. There are also other practices that can work, such as dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).

Whether you are seeking anger management for kids, spouses, loved ones, friends, or coworkers, there are plenty of options available at Your Counselling to help you reach your goals. Simply reach out and let us know, and we’ll be there to answer.

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Meet Our Experts

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Jeff Sturgeon
Therapist / Founder BSc.,BSW,MSW,RCSW/RSW
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Laurie Janzen
Therapist: MSW, RSW
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Jaimi Thomas
Therapist: MSW, RSW
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Anthony Grey
Therapist: MSW, RSW, TITC-CT
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Amie Nelson
Therapist: MSW, RSW
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Jordan Burness
Therapist: MSW, RCSW
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Therapist: MSW,RSW
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Shannon Clark
Therapist: MSW, RSW
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Susan J. Morison
Psychologist: MA.,R.Psych
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Danielle Lemky
Registered Psychologist: B.A, MC
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Stephanie Craven
Therapist: MSW, RSW
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Julie Magee
Therapist: MSW, RSW

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Our Areas of Counselling & Therapy Expertise

If you find yourself experiencing emotional pain, sleepless nights, depression, and worry, or feel your goals are slipping away from you – our counselling services in Calgary can help you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Does meditation actually help with anger?

Yes.  If you find that yourself or a loved one might have an anger management issue, recent studies have shown that the practice of mindfulness can in fact help.  Learn more about how mindfulness can help with anger in our dedicated blog post.

Q: are sports a good outlet for mitigating anger?

Yes, this is one strategy of many that can have a positive impact.  According to Mayo Clinic, exercise helps to increase endorphins, your brain’s “feel-good neurotransmitters” so get out there and get active.  The social aspect of sports in particular also has an additional benefit.

Q: what sets your calgary anger management services apart?

Our Calgary-based anger management program offers a specialized approach to help individuals effectively manage and transform their anger. With a team of seasoned therapists, we provide tailored guidance, evidence-based techniques, and a supportive environment to empower you with valuable coping strategies and communication skills, ultimately improving your overall well-being. Whether through one-on-one sessions or group settings, we’re dedicated to your unique journey to anger management success.

 

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