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Anger Management Treatment in Seattle, WA

Anger is a normal emotion; however, some people are unable to control their anger. Anger management treatment at Island Assessment and Counseling offers assistance in learning how to handle the powerful emotions of anger treatment at our Oak Harbor location for the residents of Seattle, Bellevue, Issaquah and the surrounding areas in Washington State.

What is Anger?

Anger is a human emotion that can be highly intense or simply a mild irritation in certain situations. Feeling anger is not problematic, but the inability to handle it or deal with it may create unhealthy or dangerous situations. When a person feels anger, the body responds by increasing blood pressure and heart rate and releasing special hormones. Past experiences or certain situations may also trigger anger responses.

What is Anger Management?

“Anger management” is a phrase used to describe how a person manages the effects of the anger in an emotional state. Anger exists in human beings as part of the “fight or flight” response that was necessary when humans were first evolving. In modern society, this degree of threat is rarely present, yet our bodies are programmed to respond in much the same way. We must learn to manage our anger in more appropriate ways.

How Does Anger Management Treatment Work?

Anger management counseling is a process through which you learn to recognize the triggers for your anger and how to respond with greater personal power rather than “flying off the handle” or becoming physically violent. It is possible that you currently use drugs and/or alcohol to help you alleviate the anger experience. If so, we will help you develop healthier, more effective coping skills.

Who Can Benefit from Anger Management Treatment?

You may need anger management treatment if you:

  • Lose your job or an important relationship because of your anger
  • Lash out at people verbally or physically in response to anger
  • Experience frequent bouts of anger
  • Only experience extreme incidents of anger
  • Feel no control over your anger
  • Blackout when you get angry
  • Use drugs and/or alcohol to alleviate the feeling of anger

Exploring the Roots of Anger

Anger occurs in situations where people feel trapped physically, emotionally or sexually. Again, because it is a “fight or flight” response, people are programmed to react in these situations. Often times, though, the extreme nature of our anger comes from dangerous childhood experiences or other lengthy and unhealthy relationships.

Changes in Behavior Related to Anger

When anger controls our lives, it also affects those around us. When uncontrolled, anger is often followed by guilt and shame from the behavior, and possibly catastrophic consequences. Victims of the uncontrolled anger feel less of a person, and their self-esteem slowly declines. They may also begin to have anger outbursts themselves in certain situations.

What are the Signs that Someone Needs Anger Management Treatment?

The most obvious sign that someone needs anger management treatment is a loud and possibly violent reaction in certain situations. Again, anger is not the problem. The problem is how a person responds or reacts to experiences that trigger anger. The people around the person may use avoidance, appeasement and other tactics to hopefully not trigger the anger outburst.

What Happens During Anger Management Treatment?

Our anger management counseling treatment uncovers the reason why you experience extreme anger episodes. We work with you to develop a treatment plan. If you use drugs and alcohol to cope with your anger and guilt, we will integrate counseling for these issues into the plan.

How Much Does Anger Management Treatment Cost in Seattle?

Anger is a normal emotion, but your anger management skills can isolate you from friends and family. The consequences may be even worse. Our anger management treatment program is designed to provide you with an affordable and effective option for learning how to better manage your anger. You can pay with cash or credit cards. If you are uninsured or need help with your out-of-pocket expenses, we offer in-house payment plans.

Why Choose Island Assessment and Counseling for Anger Management Treatment

Island Assessment and Counseling offers treatment that involves:

  • More than 22 years’ experience
  • State-approved facility for holistically-based programs
  • Staff includes Certified Counselors, Licensed Counselors, and Chemical Dependency Counselors
  • Evidence-based practices, such as 12-step, motivational and cognitive behavioral therapy

Does your anger dominate your life and others around you? We can help. Island Assessment and Counseling, conveniently located in Seattle and Oak Harbor, is a highly-rated counseling center serving the residents of Washington State. Our evidence-based programs help those who need rehab, dual diagnosis treatment, anger management treatment and addiction treatment programs. Please contact us today to find out more about how we can help you.

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