Anger Management Specialist

Life can certainly be stressful, but if your emotions are getting out of control, see the certified mental health counselors at Associates in Counseling and Mediation. They provide anger management services to residents in the Davie, Florida area. Whether anger management is sought out voluntarily or required for court or employment purposes, Mr. Gary J. Santucci can provide the customized services each patient needs.

Anger Management Q & A

by Gary J. Santucci, Ed.S., P.A.

What does an anger management counselor do?

Anger management counselors teach the patient skills they need to change the way they think and behave. As a result, patients are able to manage their emotions and interact with others in healthier ways.

How often is anger management counseling required?

In most cases, anger management is recommended once per week initially and then spaced further out as counseling progresses. Some patients need just a few sessions while other patients may require several months of anger management counseling?

Who is a good fit for anger management counseling?

Anybody who believes their anger has negatively impact their life or the lives of those around them, including their relationships at work and at home. While anger management is often mandated by an employer or a court, many patients seek anger management before their anger results in consequences serious enough to warrant mandated treatment. The sooner patients seek treatment, the greater control they have over the potential impact their anger may have on their life.

Is there a difference between counseling and classes?

Yes, anger management classes are taught in a group setting while anger management counseling is one-on-one. Furthermore, classes are taught in a one-way exchange; the teacher provides information to the students. During counseling, information is exchanged two ways; the patient shares with the counselor and the counselor shares with the patient.

Does anger always require medical intervention?

Everybody becomes angry sometimes, but healthy people are able to control the way they respond when angry. Patients who feel out of control of their anger or who have hurt themselves or others — either physically or otherwise  — should always seek help. Anger can result in health problems in addition to social and legal problems.

What are the signs and symptoms of an anger management problem?

Patients may need anger management counseling if:

  • They have a physical reaction to anger including racing heart, sweating, feeling dizzy or out of breath
  • They feel guilt, shame, or other psychological signs after becoming angry
  • Their anger has caused problems in relationships at work or home
  • Their anger lasts longer than they believe it should
  • Their anger occurs commonly or frequently
  • They feel out of control of their anger when it arises

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

At Associates in Counseling and Mediation, we accept all insurance plans except Medicare. Here is a list of some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
GHI
Guardian
Health Net
Humana
Magellan Health
United Healthcare
Location
Associates in Counseling and Mediation
4801 South University Drive, Suite 115
Davie, FL 33328
Phone: 954-400-7230
Fax: 954-474-1118
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