Dr. Steve Hobbs -- Licensed Psychologist

Anger Management

Anger Management

Anger is an emotion that we all experience, especially in stressful, high-conflict situations. Such stressful situations may include divorce, the death of a parent, the loss of a job or a difficult relationship with a boss, tensions with in-laws, conflict over child-rearing, or alcohol or drug problems.

How we manage anger, and how we channel it positively to work for us instead of against us and others close to us, is what is most important. Anger, when not modulated, can lead to misunderstanding and hurt in relationships with partners, bosses, and peers.

When more serious, anger can lead to violent behavior, trouble with the law, or bullying. While angry feelings are generally externalized toward others, they may also be turned inward, resulting in depression.

In my 25 years as a psychologist I have successfully helped clients deal with their angry feelings in more productive and healthy ways. We identify the triggers for anger. With awareness of those triggers, we work together to develop and implement strategies for healthier expression.