Anger is a natural and normal human response. It can be triggered by a threat, loss of control, unmet needs, perceived or actual wrongs, and more. For most people, anger is something that comes and goes. It may take some time and reflection, but anger, when handled appropriately, can actually be a positive motivating force. For instance, if you’re angry about how you’re being treated at your job, that emotion can encourage you to seek out something better by strengthening your skills, making time to network, or even moving to a new location.
For others who have trouble controlling their anger and channeling it into something positive, anger isn’t such a good thing. Uncontrollable anger can result in all kinds of problems both for you, and the people around you. If you struggle with keeping your emotions in check and it’s creating negative consequences in your life, it’s important to get help. At Blair Wellness Group, we offer anger management therapy in Los Angeles and the surrounding area. Contact us if you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment.
Causes of Anger Disorders
You might be wondering why you anger so easily or how you can become so consumed by your anger that you hurt yourself and others around you. Identifying the exact cause of anger issues is different for everyone since there are many triggers. However, some of the most common causes are usually related to environment and genetics.
Events and circumstances within your environment are primary triggers for anger. Someone might feel angry if they feel that they are being treated unfairly, are being attacked, disrespected, or deceived. In each of these situations, the person may feel powerless and the only thing they feel they can do is to feel angry.
In addition to specific events that can incite anger, circumstances can also play a part. For instance, dealing with family or relationship issues, having financial troubles, or being unhappy in one’s career can all be triggers for anger problems.
Just as genetics has been found to influence mental health conditions such as addiction and personality disorders, it can also be a factor in how you respond to things that make you angry. Anger is also a known symptom of several mental health disorders. If you struggle with depression, addiction, anxiety disorders, or bipolar disorder, you could have a greater chance of developing anger issues.
Anger Management Therapy
Having an anger disorder and losing control of your emotions is bad for your physical and mental health, it can alienate you from friends and loved ones, and even have a negative effect on your job, among other things. Fortunately, there are several treatments and therapies that have been found effective at helping people identify triggers and control their anger so it doesn’t rule their lives. Possible treatments and therapies may include psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and meditation.
If you’re looking for anger management therapy in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, or the surrounding area, we encourage you to call Blair Wellness Group. We offer concierge-style psychotherapy and treatment services that allow greater flexibility for our clients, including the option to direct-pay for services and schedule appointments seven days a week. Call today at 310.999.4996 to schedule an in-person, telephone, teletherapy, or virtual appointment.