Anger Management Treatment in Northern California

Everyone gets angry. It’s a natural, healthy reaction to facing situations we deem unjust, disheartening or cruel, giving us the push we need to step in and do something about it. However, anger can also make us irrational and impulsive, leading to arguments and outbursts — some of which can become violent.

When you find yourself unable to control your anger, it may be time to explore care options for anger management. In Northern California, Diamond House strives to provide everyone with a place to go where they can work through their anger and learn how to manage it in their day-to-day lives. 

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Anger Management Treatment in Northern California

Who Needs Anger Management Treatment Programs?

Our treatments for anger management are for anyone who feels they could better manage their anger, especially those who believe their anger is negatively affecting their lives. You may be a great candidate for our services if:

  • People express fear of you.
  • You become aggressive toward others.
  • You struggle with impulsivity and difficulty regulating your emotions.
  • You’ve hurt others while you’re angry.
  • You’ve been called abusive.
  • Your anger turns on and off quickly.
  • You feel like you can’t control your anger.
  • You blame others and hold grudges frequently.

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Common Treatments for Anger Issues

If you often find yourself moving through life angry, you may be surprised to learn that anger is actually a secondary emotion. Secondary emotions are feelings fueled by other emotions. With anger, these primary emotions might be fear, stress, depression or similar feelings. To learn how to manage your anger, you first have to confront those other emotions, and that’s what we do in our anger management treatment programs.

When you come to us for treatment, you’ll go through many of these therapies to get to the root of your anger:

  • Individual therapy: Your therapist will meet with you one-on-one and learn to understand your anger through cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma therapies or other modalities that may help your specific situation.
  • Art therapy: For some people, art therapy may fill in the gaps of talk therapy. Learn to express yourself in new ways and allow your treatment team to gain new insights, or simply relax and take pride in creating something new.
  • Group therapy: Group therapy sessions allow you to connect and learn more about fellow participants. Here, you’ll learn new coping skills and gain different perspectives on your situation.
  • Psychiatric prescriptions: Everyone in our programs meets with one of our Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners when they start treatment. When necessary, they may prescribe medications to aid in the healing process and closely monitor you to adjust them as needed.

Care for Anger Management at Diamond House

So, you want to manage your anger. But, you also have a family, job and life that needs your attention. Whatever your circumstances are, they shouldn’t interfere with your ability to get quality mental health care. At Diamond House, we cater to many situations through our three programs:

  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP): With our Intensive Outpatient Program, you can receive anger management care a few times a week for a few hours at a time, giving you plenty of freedom to go to work, care for your family or simply relax and reflect on what you’ve learned. We provide both virtual IOP and evening IOP options.
  • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP): Our anger management Partial Hospitalization Program takes place every weekday. You’ll spend your day at our facility, then return every evening and on weekends to your at-home support network.
Anger Management Treatment in Northern California
Anger Management Treatment in Northern California

Why Consider an Anger Management Care Center? 

Whoever you are, managing your anger is a crucial step in making your world a more enjoyable place to live. When you find managing it on your own is a challenge, there’s no shame in asking for help. Unmanaged anger can lead to:

  • A breakdown of relationships
  • Getting in trouble at work or school
  • Substance use
  • Risky behaviors

Learning your triggers and how to cope with intense feelings like anger helps you better express yourself and puts the people around you at ease. The people who love you want to see you thrive, and sometimes, that means visiting an anger management treatment program like the one at Diamond House.

How to Help a Loved One Get Treatment for Anger Issues

Confronting someone with anger issues can bring a lot of anxiety. Still, if you’re committed to intervening, you can make some preparations to give yourself a better chance at a good outcome:

  • Learn your options: First, take some time to educate yourself about anger issues and treatment options. Explore anger management care centers and classes near you, and read about their programs to see which ones might be a good fit for the person you care about.
  • Prepare what you’ll say: When you’re confronting someone with anger issues, there’s always a chance your conversation will trigger them. Know that the anger may come and prepare for it. Before you have the conversation, make a plan on what to say and how to handle the situation if things go awry. This may mean walking away from the scene until you can both calm down and continue things later.
  • Stay calm and get support: Finally, remember you don’t have to do this alone. Find other supportive people who love this person to help you intervene. Most importantly, you all need to stay calm and open-minded throughout the process. Expressing your own anger in this situation may lead to an escalation where neither side is listening to the other, and the conversation will lead nowhere. 

Get Treatment for Anger Issues at Diamond House

Whether you’re dealing with anger yourself or you want anger issues treatment for someone you love, Diamond House will be there for you. Our medical team has experience dealing with these situations, and we’ll help you navigate and manage them so you can start living a more fulfilling life. Verify your insurance today, then talk to our admissions team about setting up an intake. We’ll be here to support you every step of the way.

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Anger Management Treatment in Northern California
Anger Management Treatment in Northern California