Hope For The Journey

Anger Management in
Austin, TX and
Round Rock, TX

Don’t put your mental health needs on the back burner…especially during COVID-19.

You’re often angry

When this happens, you worry you may lose control. This may be because it’s happened to you before and you’ve hurt someone. 

Lately, you’ve noticed that your anger is becoming more problematic. Now, it’s causing issues in your relationships with others. Even when you’re calm you notice that others seem to be on guard for your next outburst. 

You don’t want to let anger control you anymore.

But, you’re so overwhelmed that you don’t know where to get help or who to turn to for support. You may have considered reaching out for help from a professional. But, anger management therapy seems like a bunch of hocus pocus. You don’t know if it would actually help because it is so hard for you to talk about your feelings with others.


Management in
Austin, TX, Round Rock,
TX and
All of Texas

Traci W. Pirri, LCSW-S, Owner/Executive Director

Advanced Clinician Katy Harmon, LCSW, EMDR

Advanced Clinician Heather Hammock, LMFT, EFT, EMDR

Advanced Clinician Sophie Chudleigh, LCSW

Resident Clinician Taylor Kall, LMSW

Maegan Woytek, LPC, EMDR

If you can relate to these feelings, you’re not alone. Many kids, teens, and adults struggle to manage feelings of anger. The good news is, help is available. Our caring therapists offer customized anger management therapy for clients of all ages. Our team helps them find peaceful ways to deal with uncomfortable emotions.

Understanding Anger:

It’s very important to note that everyone gets angry from time to time. We are only human, and we and overreact to certain triggers. Anger is our body’s way of protecting us from harm. Furthermore, anger is often not the primary emotion you may experience. Actually, we often refer to anger as a secondary emotion. This is because it’s usually caused by an underlying emotion that is causing you distress.

Here’s an example

Have you ever lashed out at a friend or family member because you were very stressed out about work or a big test? Well in this case the primary emotion you’re experiencing is stress or anxiety. Anger is just the manifestation or symptom of an underlying issue.
It’s important to understand the reason why you’re feeling anxious. This can actually help you deal with it and prevent it from being a problem in the future.

Do I Need Anger Management?

It can be hard to know when it’s time to reach out for support. That’s why we want to provide you with common reasons why individuals, families, or couples come to our offices.

Common reasons for beginning anger management include:

  • You notice yourself, your partner, or your child reacting with anger more often
  • When you get angry, you find yourself staying in that mental state for longer periods
  • It’s hard for you to compromise with others and you get very frustrated when things don’t go your way
  • Sometimes, you feel out of control
  • It’s common for you to overreact
  • You don’t like to talk about your feelings
  • Your anger has been directed at others and you’ve hurt them in a physical or verbal way
  • You worry about others being mad at or disappointed in you
  • It’s hard for you to be successful at work or school
  • Your friends don’t want to be around you as much
  • You do not accept responsibility for your actions
  • You blame your misfortunes on others

What is Your Approach to Anger Management Therapy?

Our approach to anger management is the same we would take with all other counseling sessions. We aim to offer you, your partner, your family, or your child a safe place to talk about the issues that are bringing them to anger management. We know talking to a stranger about your feelings is intimidating. It can be hard and often uncomfortable to open up to someone you don’t know. But, we can assure you that we’ve helped many clients experiencing similar issues. Together, we’ve helped them take back control of their emotions and learn to manage distress in a more peaceful way.

We begin anger management by getting to know you.

We will learn more about the things you’re dealing with currently. We will listen to you in a non-judgmental way and ask you questions to help determine what’s causing you to be so angry. We truly want to know what’s lying under your angry facade. Once we understand what’s going on we will have a better idea of what you need from counseling. Then, your anger begins to lose its power over you. Next, we will come up with a custom treatment plan. This will help you to learn prosocial coping techniques to handle tough situations when they arise again.
Our therapists use a variety of evidence-based therapeutic approaches to help clients manage anxiety. Our therapists are all EMDR trained. Furthermore, our couples therapists have training in the Gottman Method & EFT.

Many of us also have training in:

What are your goals for anger management therapy?

Our goal is to help you understand yourself better. We want you to be able to identify the source of your distress before it causes you to get angry. Then, we want you to be able to stop and think first. This allows you to choose how you want to respond instead of being taken over by your anger. In the end, this will help you feel more peaceful and improve your relationships with others.

Begin Anger Management in Austin, TX or Round Rock, TX

Other Services Offered At Hope For The Journey

Anger management isn’t the only service offered by our Round Rock, TX-based therapy practice. Other mental health services include therapy for anxiety and depressiondomestic violencePTSD, and EMDR. Our team also provides support for family members of all ages with counseling for teens and young adultschildren and tweenscouples, men, and parents/partners. Contact us to learn more about our team and community involvement today!

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