More than one in four people say that they’ve been worried about how angry they get sometimes. Whether you’re seeking anger management resources by choice or by order, seeking help for your anger is a great step towards a healthy solution and better relationships in your life. Ottawa has some incredibly experienced and qualified professionals who work with individuals every day in managing their stress and anger.
Men + Healing
This group of therapists recognize that seeking help can be especially difficult for men. They are Ottawa’s leading agency for male-focused therapy, especially anger-management related issues. They only work with men, and have 20 years of experience in doing so. They offer support with individuals, or in group settings.
A1 Counselling And Anger Management Centre
A1 offers a one day, court-accepted class for anger management. It’s an intensive workshop that’s been condensed into one day, and is offered on weekends to accommodate regular work schedules. They offer free 15 minute phone consultations to help you determine whether the program is the right fit for you.
Here’s what their website has to say about their anger management counselling:
“Our “Done With Anger” Intensive Anger Management Class in Ottawa is a court accepted anger management program that can be completed in as little as one day. There is no need for a court order to attend this class. If you are looking for personal or professional development and a life full of healthy relationships, this is the right class! People from all walks of life regularly attend these anger management classes to acquire new and effective assertive communication skills classes and find ways to be done with anger. This doesn’t mean you will never again be angry, but it does mean you can be done with anger as a controlling and dominating force in your life.“
Westboro Counselling and Psychotherapy
Rory Batchilder is a registered psychotherapist and certified counsellor who specializes in adult adhd, anger management, PTSD and more. He offers an 8 – 10 week program for anger management. The program includes attending weekly sessions and doing at-home work.
Anger Management Therapy – What Is It?
If you’re looking for help with managing your reactions to anger and are trying to find a specialist in Ottawa or Eastern Ontario, you’re looking to meet with a registered psychiatrist. These are medical professionals who specialize in the mental, emotional and behavioural aspects of anger management.
An anger management centre or program may be led by a psychiatrist who has other, non-medical therapists on their team who you meet with regularily.
In anger management therapy, you’ll learn the process of anger management; how to recognize your own triggers, understand your body’s reaction to anger, and positive and constructive ways to deal with those emotions.
You’ll learn skills to not only slow, but have better control of your own anger.
Anger management therapists are also able to help you identify potential stressors in your life that may be contributing to your current emotional state, and help diagnosis underlying mental health conditions including anxiety, depression, and bipolarism. They will work with you to ensure you have the tools necessary to become happy, healthy and capable of dealing with life’s curveballs in positive and constructive ways.
Your anger management therapist may use a combination of techniques for this, including but not limited to working on impulse control, strategies for mindfulness and relaxation, understanding and managing frustration, and meditation. They may also do work with you to explore past events in your life that contribute to your anger.
Anger management can take many different forms, include 1-on-1s with a specialist, group therapy sessions, or online/virtual sessions. It’s important to understand that change doesn’t happen overnight, and to give yourself the best chance at success, you need to make a commitment to be honest and consistent with your sessions.
In the end, you can find a life where your anger is no longer a part of your identity, with relationships that are stronger and more fulfilling than you could ever imagine.