Anger Management

What is Anger Management? Being able to control emotions and manage anger safely can be difficult, especially when trauma is present. At Austin Trauma Therapy Center, we are Certified as Anger Resolution Therapist (CART) and have experience in Anger Replacement Therapy and treatment.

Being angry isn’t a bad thing. This is a normal human emotion to experience anger; however, it’s the control part that can be difficult for persons who have experienced a lack of safety or other traumas.

Anger is our response to what we have interpreted as a potential threat. Anger management is simply how we control that response, in a healthy way. Unhealthy ways to control or reduce anger often include substance use, which can lead to addiction. We can help with both (anger management and/or addiction).

Austin Anger Management Therapy

So, how can you replace anger and implement new anger management techniques and strategies? How can we help you make these new changes? If you are experiencing anger, we’d love to speak with you more about how counseling and treatment can help you with anger management.

Take our anger management quiz online, below, to see if you may need help and/or counseling and treatment.

Aggression Replacement Training

Additionally, Aggression Replacement Training (ART) is a cognitive behavioral intervention for the reduction of aggressive and violent behavior (anger management), originally focused on adolescents. It is a multimodal program that has three components: Social skills, Anger Control Training, and Moral Reasoning.

Anger Management Quiz Online

Do you experience anger in ways that are safe and appropriate, or do you think you might benefit from anger management counseling/therapy help? Uncontrolled anger can disrupt many areas of your life.

Here is a short questionnaire on anger that you can utilize to ask yourself about your own experiences with anger. Feel free to add it to your list of resources!

1.I am on edge and irritable.
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1rarely
2occasionally
3often
2.I feel defensive around others.
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3.I have sudden eruptions of anger.
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4.I avoid activities that I used to enjoy.
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5.I have heated arguments with family members.
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6.Feelings of stress and pressure are a problem for me.
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7.I feel that people don’t take me seriously or treat me with respect.
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8.When I am angry, I would like to hit someone.
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9.I become frustrated or irritated if I am put on hold or forced to wait in line too long.
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10.Friends and family seem to keep their distance from me.
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Add up your score.
A score of more than 20 means it may be beneficial for you to seek out an
Anger Management Therapist.

Get Help With Anger Management, Today

Learn more about Austin Anger Management counseling/therapy, treatment, and resources, today. The Mayo Clinic has some great tips on managing anger quickly.

Learn more about ATTC’s associates, here, to start learning how to safely incorporate anger management into your life. If you’re in the central TX area, our office is located in South Austin, off Congress, just south of Ben White. The Mayo Clinic also has some great tips on managing anger quickly.

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