Hope Anger Management, Inc.
What is Anger?
Anger is a completely normal, usually healthy, human emotion. But when it gets out of control and turns destructive, it can lead to problems—problems at work, in your personal relationships, and in the overall quality of your life. And it can make you feel as though you're at the mercy of an unpredictable and powerful emotion. (American Psychological Association, 2015). If you feel that your anger is really out of control, if it is having an impact on your relationships and on important parts of your life, you might consider counseling to learn how to handle it better. A psychologist or other licensed mental health professional can work with you in developing a range of techniques for changing your thinking and your behavior.
When you talk to a prospective therapist, tell her or him that you have problems with anger that you want to work on, and ask about his or her approach to anger management. Make sure this isn't only a course of action designed to "put you in touch with your feelings and express them"—that may be precisely what your problem is. With counseling, psychologists say, a highly angry person can move closer to a middle range of anger in about 8 to 10 weeks, depending on the circumstances and the techniques used. (American Psychological Association, 2015)
Family Violence Intervention Program (FVIP)
Family Violence Intervention Program (FVIP) is 24-week education programs designed to help abusers take responsibility for their violence. The programs are designed to help batterers understand that the use of power, control and violence are barriers to a healthy relationship. Groups discuss non-violent alternatives and the role that power and control plays in their intimate relationship.
What is Domestic Violence? A pattern of behaviors used by one person in a relationships to gain and maintain power and control over their partner.
Specific acts includes:
Criminal damage to property
Types of Abuse
* Physical- push, biting, pulling, slapping, choking, grabbing, shoving, kicking, throwing things, spitting, hair- pulling, arm-twisting, burning, punching, attack with weapons or objects, stabbing, restraining, murder, stalking, tearing cloths, breaking objects and etc.
*Emotional-threating to use violence, making threats to children or pets, threating to kill, leaving nasty messages on answering machine, using insults, name calling, insulting family and friends, having affairs, and etc*Verbal-blame you for the abuse, yell at you, criticize you, put you down and etc.
*Sexual- unwanted touching, sexual name calling, withholding sex as punishment, forced sex, hurtful sex, forcing partner to strip, forcing partner to have sex with someone else, rape with an object, forcing partner to watch others have sex, forced sex with animals, making the person dress in ways they are uncomfortable and etc.
*Technological- hacking victims emails and personal accounts, placing tracking device on victim's phone, manipulation of social networks and violation of information privacy, recording or firming the victim's conversations with other people without their consent or knowledge.
* Economic- making you beg for money, not having access to family income, lying about or stealing money, ruining your credit, causing you to lose your employment and etc.
Anger Management Assessment & Drug and Alcohol Evaluation
Assessments provide depth to the therapeutic process of identifying problems/symptoms and establish goals and objectives to reduce or eliminate those problems.
Our therapists routinely performs evaluations for the following:
- Alcohol and Drug
Children & Teen Behavior Issues
Disrespectful Child Behavior: Where Do You Draw the Line?
As a parent, how do you know for sure if your child’s behavior has crossed the line and become truly disrespectful? I believe the distinction between mild rebelliousness and disrespect has to be drawn very clearly. Here’s how you determine whether or not your child has gone too far. When he is being rude or complaining that something isn’t fair, ask yourself, “Is my child expressing general frustration about the injustices or challenges of life, or is he being deliberately hurtful, condescending or abusive?”
I look at it this way: when your child rolls his eyes and stomps up the stairs, it’s fairly harmless. It’s very different from saying, “You’re a jerk. You can’t make me. I don’t care what the rules are, I’m not doing it!” Make no mistake, there is a distinction between eye-rolling and your child shouting, “You’re stupid.” I think parents need to really understand this difference at a core level.
Related: Tired of your child's back talk and disrespect?
Many parents I’ve worked with through the years didn’t know where to draw the line when it came to their child’s disrespectful behavior. When their teen or pre-teen expressed themselves in mildly rebellious ways, it frightened them. They would sit in my office and say, “If I don’t stop my teen’s eye-rolling, next she’ll be calling me a jerk.” I’d usually reply, “Well, the question is, did she ever call you a jerk in the past? If she didn’t, don’t worry about it. And if she does in the future, hold her accountable.” It’s as simple as that.
-James Lehman, Empowering Parents. Child Behavior Help.
Parenting & Life Skills
Every parent wants the best for their love ones. Most parents are not prepared or know how to present their child with the apparatus to become successful. Some need advice on how to help their child avoid the biggest juvenile behavior issues such as substance abuse, misbehavior, dropping out school, pregnancy, communication skills, single parenting, and violence. These issues can have an effect on children for the rest of their lives.
What Parents Are Saying:
I used to feel that my children were "bad" and as a result would try to control their behavior. Often, disagreements would escalate into me yelling at my children. I didn’t like the person I was in those moments. Through this program I have learned that when my child misbehaves, she is communicating an unmet need. Understanding this helps me to get to the heart of what is really going on with her. It has made interactions peaceful instead of stressful.
I am now much less frustrated and angry because I have the tools to deal with temper tantrums and angry outbursts. It has been wonderful to see how effective her parenting suggestions have been for my children, especially my very spirited child!"
* Clients may be referred by a Judge, Probation Officer or Attorney.
*The offender Education Program is an awareness and prevention program.
* Each session meet sone a week for one hour.
* Interaction among clients plays a vital role in developing awareness and responsibility for their own actions and criminal behavior.
Decision Making Skills
The persistent feeling of sadness or loss of interest that characterizes major depression can lead to a range of behavioral and physical symptoms. These may include changes in sleep, appetite, energy level, concentration, daily behavior, or self-esteem. Depression can also be associated with thoughts of suicide.
Self - esteem is the opinion you have of yourself. It is based on how you value yourself as a person, the job you do, your achievements, how you think others see you, what you see as your strengths and weaknesses, your perceived social status and how others relate to you, your sense of independence, and your ability to stand on your own merits. Positive or high self-esteem consists of the positive thoughts and feelings you have about yourself. It affects how you think, act, and feel about others, as well as how successful you are in life.
Self-esteem is not competitive or comparative, but rather it is the state where a person is at peace with himself or herself. It means that we appreciate ourselves and our personal worth, we have a positive attitude about ourselves and our abilities, we see ourselves as competent and in control of our own lives, and are able to do what we want. Positive or high self - esteem is critical if you are to have a positive attitude towards living. On the other side, low self - esteem results from you having a poor self-image caused by your attitude to one or more of the factors mentioned above. Low self-esteem can result in your feeling helpless, powerless and often feeling depressed. There are many reasons why men and women suffer from low self-esteem. Perceived lack of self-worth, uncontrollable jealousy, relationship break-ups, high levels of anxiety or stress, inability to think positively, mild depression, and many other issues affect our self-esteem. Most people feel badly about themselves from time to time, and this is very normal. However, low self-esteem is common for too many people, especially those who experience depression, anxiety, phobias, delusional thinking, addiction, or who have an illness or a disability. If you are one of these people, you may go through life feeling bad about yourself needlessly.
Everyone feels anxious now and then. It’s a normal emotion. Many people feel nervous when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or making an important decision. Anxiety disorders are different, though. They can cause such distress that it interferes with your ability to lead a normal life. This type of disorder is a serious mental illness. For people who have one, worry and fear are constant and overwhelming, and can be disabling. But with treatment, many people can manage those feelings and get back to a fulfilling life.
Group counseling involves 6-8 clients meeting with 1-2 trained counselor(s), typically once a week for 1.5 hours. Group members talk about a variety of issues including exploring relationships, improving self-esteem, and enhancing coping skills. Group members share information about themselves and provide feedback to others while group leaders facilitate productive communication in the group.
Worries and anxieties involving work are common; with many people suffering from creative worries and concerns about job and income security. For many, work and career issues can become unsettling and even disruptive to daily life. Some find their identities in their careers, and any disruptions can cause uneasiness, anxiety, and even fear about the future.
Some of the most common work and career issues include:
* Potential job layoff
* Inability to get a job
* Concern for career direction in relation to life purpose
* Overwhelming stresses on the job
* Dissatisfaction with current job or career
* Unrealistic expectations from supervisors
* Feeling unfulfilled
*Social and ethical complications
Disclaimer: Our services described herein are intended to provide individuals and couples with a confidential and supportive process and structure through which they may achieve personal or relationship goals more quickly and with more ease. The sessions is not a substitute for psychological counseling. In no way is it intended to be a means of psychological or medical diagnosis or treatment, nor should it be a substitute for regular or specialized psychological/medical care. Please consult a licensed health professional in your geographic area as needed. When you talk to a prospective therapist, tell her or him that you have problems with anger that you want to work on, and ask about his or her approach to anger management. Make sure this isn't only a course of action designed to "put you in touch with your feelings and express them"—that may be precisely what your problem is. With counseling, psychologists say, a highly angry person can move closer to a middle range of anger in about 8 to 10 weeks, depending on the circumstances and the techniques used. (American Psychological Association, 2015)
Confidentiality: With Hope Anger Management, building trust is an essential aspect of our services; therefore, maintaining your privacy is very important to us. Our office complies with all federal and state privacy laws regarding your personal health information. We do not disclose personal information without the written permission of our clients, except for situations in which disclosures are mandated by law or allowed by HIPPA rules.
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