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therapist explaining the importance of an anger management program If you’re in need of virtual treatment in the form of online mental health programs in California, consider Clear Recovery Center Virtual Program. We offer virtual intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) designed to build communities, enrich lives, and inspire change. Our holistic, individualized, and evidence-based mental health treatment services include anger management programs and other treatments for the whole family that can be virtual.   

An anger management program often helps a client with anger issues, along with the people who make up their social network. This is because uncontrollable anger could lead to harmful physical and psychological conditions. In general, anger management helps to reduce and control anger. This allows the client to reduce their stress and the stress of the people around them. Reducing stress can lower the risk for serious health problems, such as high blood pressure and heart disease. Are you searching for an online anger management program in California? Reach out to Clear Recovery Center Virtual Program today. You can call 866.680.0969 or contact our team online. 

What Is an Anger Management Program?

An anger management program involves a treatment process that helps a client that has problems with identifying stressors and controlling anger. In a program like this, a client learns steps they can take to help them stay calm and handle tense situations in a positive and often constructive way. 

Many people may think of an anger management program as a way for a client to decrease their impulse to feel anger. However, it’s the physical and emotional arousal that feeling anger can cause that a client learns to manage in a program like this. While it’s impossible to avoid all the triggers that incite anger, a client can definitely learn how to control their reactions and respond in a socially appropriate manner to their feelings.

An anger management program may occur in two settings — one-on-one or group. Specific anger issues are also addressed, such as parenting troubles, relationship problems, and work-related anger. Sometimes, a client can be court-ordered to undergo an anger management program as a result of a domestic or legal issue.

A program like this provides a clear set of recovery guidelines. It gives the client a controlled platform for the release of their emotions while teaching them to respond to them constructively instead of destructively. The client is also encouraged to examine what triggers their anger and be aware of their emotions at each level of arousal. Doing so can help them learn how to control their anger. A therapist can also help the client see how their anger responses could be defense mechanisms for other concerns — such as anxiety, depression, or other mental health issues.

Why Do Some Clients Need Professional Help in Controlling Anger?

There are many reasons why a client can be encouraged to undergo an online anger management program. In fact, there are many more reasons for anyone to feel anger, including the following:

  • Internal events such as perceived failures, frustrations, or injustices 
  • External events such as humiliation, loss of property or privileges, or teasing

Anger can also lead to both internalizing and externalizing behaviors. Internalizing behaviors can include increased symptoms of depression, while externalizing behaviors can include tantrums or verbal arguments. In most cases, anger leads to aggression — as it’s the biological function of the emotion.

However, inappropriate displays of anger — especially in a public setting — may point to a more serious mental health or emotional issue. The roots of this type of anger may be buried in addiction, emotional trauma, grief, or other issues. The natural inclination may be to find temporary relief in lashing out, although it can be harmful to the client and the people around them. If this is the case, they need professional help controlling their anger. 

When Should You Consider an Online Anger Management Program?

Anger management programs are beneficial for clients in the fields of business or healthcare, along with court-referred clients. In general, an anger management program may benefit anyone seeking to improve the way they handle relationships with others. However, programs like this may be particularly helpful for certain social groups, such as:

  • People experiencing substance dependency or undergoing addiction recovery
  • People with behavioral changes associated with traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • People with behavioral changes associated with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • People with bullying behaviors
  • People with mental health issues that make it difficult to control anger
  • Violent offenders

However, anger management programs may not be effective for clients who don’t recognize they have anger issues. For example, people struggling with severe learning disabilities may have difficulty responding to anger management treatment strategies. People with other mental health issues may also need to address them before undergoing anger management.

Ready To Learn More About Clear Recovery Virtual Program’s Online Anger Management Program?

If you’re looking for an online anger management program in California, contact Clear Recovery Center Virtual Program today. You can call 866.680.0969 or reach out to our team online.