There is no magic wand that will wipe away problematic anger. People who have difficulty controlling anger must learn that managing anger is a process. Laurie Grengs, with decades of experience in anger-evaluation therapy, is uniquely qualified to help you with the process of managing your anger in a more positive and productive way.
To manage your anger better, it can be helpful to go through an evaluation process to find insight as to how anger manifests in your life, how frequently you respond with anger, and whether or not anger is an appropriate response in those circumstances. The goal of anger management is not to eliminate anger. It is natural for human beings to experience anger. In fact, anger is even sometimes the most appropriate response to a situation. But when we respond with anger out of habit or without fully understanding its impact on others or ourselves, it may be an indication of an anger-management problem.
Develop Strategies for Managing your Anger
Initially, you may be helped by simply avoiding situations that triggered inappropriate expressions of anger. But the reality is that you may not always be able to avoid such situations, so it is in your best interest to also develop strategies that help you respond to uncontrollable circumstances better. To do this, it is quite likely that you can benefit from understanding the foundational causes of your anger. Some examples include childhood trauma, abuse, bullying, and experiencing ongoing unfairness or injustice. Laurie Grengs can help you understand where your anger comes from, which can then allow you to choose your response to the current situation more appropriately.
Anger response patterns have likely been present for a long time, as the term ‘patterns’ would indicate. A quite common experience that can lead to anger is bullying. To be on the receiving end of bullying, or other forms of humiliation, can do great damage. The vulnerability caused by being bullied often becomes generalized, leading us to resent the long-term impact that it has on us. And as the pattern of anger becomes more familiar, it may grow more out of control.
Anger Management Therapist
Externalizing anger is more likely to get the attention of others and may be what prompts some people to recognize that they need help with managing their anger. But anger that is internalized can also be enormously problematic. You deserve to understand the sources of your anger, especially if you are paying a price for how it is manifesting in your life. If one or more of your relationships is strained, suffering, or coming to an end because of your anger, you can almost certainly benefit from working with an experienced anger management therapist like Laurie Grengs. Laurie has years of therapeutic experience that can help you evaluate the presence of anger in your life and take steps to manage it. Managing your anger better is highly likely to lead to a higher quality of life. If you are ready to work on your anger and regain both control and quality of life, give us a call at 763-572-2326 and we will be happy to schedule an appointment for you.