Glen Bowman, Ph.D
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
2300 Commonwealth Dr Ste 100, Charlottesville, Virginia 22901
Events in our lives don't always turn out as we plan, and we can often find ourselves reacting to our circumstances in ways we never thought we would. If you find yourself struggling to maintain your anger, you're not alone. It's reported that over 45% of people regularly lose their temper. While this may seem fairly common, it doesn't need to affect you any longer! Our team of highly trained counselors at Thriveworks Counseling Charlottesville can help you gain back your control over your anger and emotion. You'll be amazed at the improvements you'll see in other areas of your life as you practice the coping methods our counselors can help teach you. Call us today at (434) 812-4009.
Athena Staik, Ph.D., LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
406 Chatham Square Office Park #102, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22405
Anger is an emotion that, when expressed assertively treats self and others with dignity, and helps us stand up for ourselves to clarify and express what we need or want, like or don't like, etc. On the other hand, anger that explodes as an automatic defense strategy risks damage to relationships and personal health. As a defense strategy, anger is expressed in one of two ways. Some express their resentment outwardly, such as with yelling, and others express it inwardly, by withdrawing, stewing with resentment inside. Awareness of inner thoughts, emotions & body's signals, and understanding how brain & body work together are keys to regulating anger.