Anger is an emotion characterized by hostility towards someone or something we feel has deliberately wronged us some way. Everyone experiences anger; sometimes, it is a normal reaction. But frequent or excessive anger is harmful to our relationships, our ability to think straight, our physical health, our spiritual well-being, and our overall mental health.
According to a study conducted by the Harvard Medical School, close to 8 percent of adolescents display anger issues that qualify for lifetime diagnoses of Intermittent Explosive Disorder. Anger issues are not limited to teens, and it’s important to understand anger symptoms, causes and effects if you suspect you are, or someone you know is, suffering from an anger disorder.
We offer testing and analysis to determine if the client has an identifiable disorder or is simply venting frustration. After determining the cause of the problem, a treatment plan is developed, and periodic evaluation is done throughout the counseling experience to assure progress is being made.