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Anger Management

Anger Management

Anger Management services offered in Washington DC Metropolitan Area, Bowie, MD

Anger is a powerful emotion that can cloud your judgment and diminish the joy in your life. Serving the Washington, DC, metropolitan area in Bowie, Maryland, the licensed mental health care providers of The Modalities Group work with you to create effective coping strategies to manage your anger. Call the mental health center today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about anger management.

Anger Management Q & A

What is anger management?

Anger management is a therapeutic approach that aims to help you control your temper in situations that may not warrant explosive emotion. While anger is a healthy emotion, it can damage your health, interpersonal relationships, and professional goals. 

At The Modalities Group, the team of licensed mental health providers works with you to develop coping strategies that can help you productively respond to anger triggers.

How do I know if I need anger management?

Many people can benefit from anger management. You may struggle to control angry impulses if you:

  • Verbally or physically assault others
  • Frequently incite conflict at work, home, or in social situations
  • Feel angry all or most of the time
  • Often respond negatively to minor or petty inconveniences
  • Lash out at others quickly
  • Frequently regret what you say to others
  • Experience behavior changes from a traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Suffer from substance use disorder

Some individuals struggling to control their emotions may be required to participate in court-ordered anger management.

How can anger affect my health?

Anger can interfere with multiple areas of your overall health and wellness, including your:

Physical health

Anger is not just emotional; it can also cause physical symptoms, including heart palpitations, high blood pressure, and aches and pains. Without treatment, intense anger and stress may even increase your risk of hypertension, insomnia, and digestive disorders.

Mental health

Unmanaged anger takes a toll on your mental health. Anger may cloud your judgment and lead to depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. 

Interpersonal relationships

If you struggle to control your temper, the people around you may respond by lashing out, disconnecting, or avoiding you altogether during explosive episodes. Your loved ones may no longer feel comfortable confronting you or voicing their own feelings and concerns.


Anger can make it difficult to concentrate at work or school. It can also interfere with your ability to handle constructive criticism or conflicts with colleagues.

What does anger management include?

Anger management is an individualized approach to care that aims to uncover the root cause of your temper and help you develop healthier ways to express your emotions. Anger management may include:

  • Breathing exercises
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Meditation
  • Impulse control strategies
  • Exercise
  • Cognitive restructuring
  • Problem-solving

The Modalities Group team works with you to develop a healthier relationship with your emotions to reduce stress and anxiety in your life while improving your connection with yourself and others.

Call The Modalities Group today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about anger management.

If you are interested in scheduling a therapy session for your teen, we’re here to help. Call TMG in Bowie, MD, at 240-599-3500 to schedule their first appointment. Helping teens navigate these tumultuous years is what we do best.