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Does group therapy help anger management?

Dr. Andre, Will group therapy help me with my anger issues?

Group therapy can be helpful for many different problematic areas in one’s life including anger management.  Anger is a normal emotional response, but it’s what we do with it that can lead to problems.  What aspects of your life are being affected by your angry responses, relationships, work, etc?  Do you ever feel the need to “hold-in” your anger?  What are the typical physical responses when angry?  It’s important to consider these questions to determine your need for group or individual anger management therapy.

Group anger management has some benefits that individual therapy does not offer.

Group anger management has some benefits that individual therapy does not offer.  Being involved in a group allows you to see others coping with the same challenges.  It can be helpful to hear other personal stories of failures and successes.  Either way, effective therapy will help you to learn ways of approaching anger and expressing it in a healthy fashion.

If you would like to join our monthly anger management group therapy session, please call our office for an appointment. We’re located in Metairie (504) 717-4043 or Mandeville (985) 624-2942

Dr. Andre Sagrera Judice, Ph.D., LPC, LMFT, DCEP

Group Therapy: How it works for you

How group therapy can help you improve with others:

  •  Safety and comfort in commonality
  • Increased speed of healing breakthroughs
  • Support of others
  • Involvement in positive change for others

Group counseling is a very powerful and effective way to engage in personal change.  While some people are initially hesitant to share their struggles or concerns with a group of strangers, participants in group counseling soon understand that the group is intentionally set up so that all members of the group are accountable to being respectful and keeping all information confidential.  This allows members to quickly become comfortable within the safety of the group, and therefore gain tremendous benefit from the support of not just a therapist but an entire group of people.  Common benefits of group therapy include the speed with which breakthroughs and change can happen, the knowledge for each member that he/she is not alone in their struggles, the growth that comes from being able to receive support as well as from being part of a change process for others.

Read more about Group Therapy services and how you can benefit from them here.