Altruism Counseling

Anger Management

anger management

You’re feeling it again, the regret that follows a heated argument. You raised your voice, said things you wished you hadn’t, and maybe even lashed out physically against something or someone around you. It’s not who you are and doesn’t represent what you believe in. But for you, the anger has a way of blocking out everything else and making it all seem justifiable at the moment. 

You do your best to control your anger around other people, especially at work, but removing yourself from the situation is the only thing that works -- and you can’t always do that. Their judgment only drives a deeper wedge, leaving you feeling isolated and at the mercy of emotions that come and go without warning.

On one hand, you feel you shouldn’t be blamed since the anger seems uncontrollable. But if that’s the case, you wonder, why are you left with self-loathing and regret? If you are living with overpowering feelings of anger, you are not alone. Nearly 8% of people in the U.S. deal with anger issues. Fortunately, the majority of people improve as a result of therapy

Anger management classes are more than just a way to control your reactions. In the long run, the techniques you learn can help you develop a deeper self-awareness that results in decreased stress, stronger relationships, and a better quality of life. 

At Altruism Counseling Services in Lexington, Kentucky, we understand the challenges you face when managing anger issues. We recognize the strength it takes to seek help, and we care deeply about helping you understand and manage your emotions. Our approach begins with understanding, compassion, and a belief in the transformative power of anger management therapy. 

How Anger Management Classes Work at Altruism Counseling in Lexington, Kentucky

At Altruism Counseling in Lexington, we offer anger management classes in a structured, safe, and non-judgmental environment. We provide a range of services to support you in managing intense anger and its underlying causes. We also offer treatment for substance and polysubstance use disorders, co-occurring mental health disorders, and post-traumatic stress.

Altruism Counseling in Lexington, Kentucky, provides the following services:

  • Anger management classes - help you identify triggers, develop coping strategies, improve interpersonal communications, and enhance your emotional well-being.
  • Individualized treatment programs - for anger management based on your personal history, needs, and lifestyle.
  • Group therapy -  behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and 12-step therapy for substance use and co-occurring disorders.
  • Outpatient therapy and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) - therapy for substance use and co-occurring disorders.
  • Medicated-assisted treatment (MAT) -  our psychiatrist partners evaluate each client for their history of substance use to see if MAT is right for them.
  • Targeted Case Management Services -  helping people in recovery to secure housing, obtain health insurance, go back to school, and find a job.

Anger and substance use disorders are strongly tied because people often reach for alcohol or drugs to quell the intense emotions associated with anger. Unfortunately, this can intensify aggressive tendencies, lower your inhibitions, and impair your judgment. This can make outbursts worse and create a cycle of dependency that feeds the underlying issues instead of resolving them.

Whether you’re simply looking to take an anger management class or would like to learn more about treatment options such as behavioral therapy or addiction treatment, we are here for you.

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Insurance / Payment Options

How Do I Get Started With Anger Management Classes?

To get started with anger management classes contact us at (859) 310-6505 or visit Altruism Counseling's therapy portal for appointment scheduling. When you call, a compassionate staff member will assist you, beginning with an assessment to comprehend your specific situation. Subsequently, we formulate an individualized treatment plan to cater to your distinct needs. To commence the process, "you can call or visit Altruism's portal. When scheduling your initial assessment, be sure to schedule with Dede Stratton, our licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and licensed alcohol and drug counselor (LCADC). Following your assessment, one of our targeted case managers will schedule additional services. Once your assessment is complete, your treatment plan will be tailored to your unique situation.

How Long Do Anger Management Classes Last?

Anger management classes are currently on Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. How long you’re in anger management depends on your unique needs and situation.

Where Is Altruism Counseling Located?

Our center is located in Lexington, Kentucky at:

Altruism Counseling Services

271 W Short St Suite 508

Lexington, KY  40507

Phone number: (859) 310-6505

Insurance and Payment Options

We care about making treatment accessible to anyone who needs it. If your insurance doesn’t pay for treatment, we’ll work with you to set up affordable cash payment options.

What Type of Insurance Does Altruism Counseling Services Accept?

We work with several insurances, including Medicare, Medicaid, and a handful of commercial insurances.

What Are the Benefits of Anger Management Classes?

Frequent or uncontrolled anger can put a strain on your relationship, cause problems at your job, and even lead to legal problems. At the time, it may feel like you have no control over it. And while it may seem easier to avoid addressing it, the underlying causes can eat away at your physical and mental well-being.

The coping skills and communication techniques you learn in anger management classes can improve your quality of life, and your future, in many ways:

Improved relationship skills: Interact with others in a more positive and respectful way. Over time, build stronger bonds and deeper relationships with your family, friends, and colleagues.

Better health: Reduced stress levels and better overall health. Lowered likelihood of substance use disorders in the future.

Personal growth: Self-awareness, better emotional control, and enhanced problem-solving abilities.

Improved quality of life: Avoid negative consequences such as legal problems, workplace conflict, and strained relationships

Anger is closely tied to post-traumatic stress, alcohol use disorder, substance use disorder, and depression. Should you decide you need further support for underlying issues, Altruism Counseling also provides outpatient treatment for trauma, post-traumatic stress, depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders. 

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