We all know what anger is, and we’ve all felt it: whether as a fleeting annoyance or as full-fledged rage.
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.
Anger can be caused by both external and internal events. You could be angry at a specific person (Such as a coworker or supervisor) or event (a traffic jam, a canceled flight), or your anger could be caused by worrying or brooding about your personal problems. Memories of traumatic or enraging events can also trigger angry feelings.
If you feel that your anger is out of control, if you have been told it is out of control, or if it is having an impact on your relationships and on important parts of your life, you might consider therapy to learn how to handle it better.
Dr. Schwerzler has extensive experience evaluating and assisting clients with exploring the nature of their anger and the problematic consequences that have come about as a result of their anger. He has worked to increase relaxation techniques, increasing communication, helping with more effective problem solving skills and relationship building.
Dr. Schwerzler can also assist with court ordered and independent anger assessments to identify the presence and severity of anger problems.