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Anger Management Counselling in Calgary 

Helping you understand and regulate emotions

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You're caught in a pattern of angry responses.

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Do you struggle to control your angry impulses?

Anger can show up in a lot of different ways and places.

Maybe you catch yourself:

  • thinking or speaking critically

  • raising your voice or yelling

  • clenching your jaw or hands

  • slamming doors or acting aggressively

  • shutting down or withdrawing from others

Anger also shows itself in the body as heat, racing heart, trembling, pacing, or spasms. You might get headaches, hives, muscle tightness, or gut problems.

Sometimes you feel annoyed, tense, frustrated, overwhelmed, or reactive.

We often get stuck expressing anger even when it's not how we want to respond.

And then you might get mad at yourself for being angry and causing pain.

Anger is a human emotion that is neither good nor bad.

Anger is an emotion that prepares your body to act.


When your brain perceives threat or injustice, your nervous system responds to protect you or others.


Sometimes you automatically react from the fight defense mechanism.

Everyone interprets threat differently based on their life's experiences, their current state, and the setting.

You can reach with anger in many different situations:

  • being ignored or not listened to

  • feeling backed into a corner

  • getting cut off or losing control 

  • being confronted by someone

  • losing your job or loved one​


Beneath anger there are often hidden feelings of fear or sadness.

Sometimes you act on your anger and cause harm at home, school, or work.


An anger management counsellor can help you understand your anger and what's underneath it.

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Anger management counselling can help regulate your anger and use the energy for good. 

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Anger is a powerful motivator that can fuel positive change and action.

When you learn to regulate your emotions, including anger, the energy it activates can be managed and directed where you want it to go.

Your anger tells you what is important to you.

You can use anger to help you speak up, correct injustice, meet your needs, pursue your goals, and seek healthy connections.

It is possible to stay present in moments of stress and remain in control to express yourself with dignity.

What if you could...

  • think clearly

  • speak calmly

  • stay focused

  • respond intentionally

  • be compassionate

A good therapist helps you work with your anger, not get rid of it.

In order to change your anger, you must first learn to accept it.


Therapy gives you a space to explore your thoughts, emotions, and reactions without judgment or shame.

Going to counseling for anger can help you:

  • normalize your anger

  • acknowledge your experiences

  • understand your emotions

  • practice new skills

  • create healthier patterns

When you manage your anger, you can also improve your self-esteem, relationships, job performance, and physical health.

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At Therapy Alberta, we know it can be hard to talk about anger and it's consequences.

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You can expect a counsellor to be sensitive to the issues you are facing.


You can share as little or as much as you want in therapy. We want to help you in the way that works best for you.

Our therapists prioritize creating a supportive therapeutic space with you.

​You can build a relationship with a trauma-informed therapist who sees the good in you. We offer whole person care: you're human first and what you're struggling with doesn't define you. 

Some approaches to anger management counselling include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

  • Emotion-Focused Therapy

  • Existential Therapy

  • Mindfulness Therapy

We offer online and in person counselling so you can connect to a therapist anywhere in Calgary and across Alberta.

The best therapist to meet your unique needs might live in a different area.


We love online therapy because it's convenient, private and flexible.

You'll love online therapy if you are:

  • nervous about going to counselling

  • comfortable in your own space

  • concerned about your privacy

  • okay skipping the drive and waiting room

We build great relationships online and sometimes the distance makes it a little easier to explore and process anger and emotions.


Our therapists offer evening and weekend appointments to fit your lifestyle.

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You can get unstuck and into a new pattern.

You might still have some questions or concerns about anger management counselling...

What is anger?

Anger is a common human emotion that prepares the body to act - to speak, assert, move, correct injustice, or sometimes protect - to fight, flee, freeze, or defend from danger. Anger is neither good nor bad, it is just an emotion that informs us what our body wants or needs.


How does anger affect the body?

You can notice signs of anger in the body- tensing, clenching, feeling hot, skin redness, sweating racing heart, shaking, or sudden movements. Anger also affects the body in other ways - with increased levels of stress hormones and tension, you might notice ongoing fatigue, headaches, hives, digestive problems, slow to heal injuries, and jaw, neck, back or shoulder pain.

What is a trauma-informed therapist?

Trauma-informed therapists understand the impact of negative experiences on a person’s body and mind. They recognize your emotions, thoughts, and behaviors are the ways you have learned to cope with stress and trauma. They know how to facilitate recovery, and practice in a way that reduces the likelihood of causing further harm. Trauma-informed therapists provide safety and choice at every step of the process and prioritize building a secure therapeutic relationship - the basis for healing.

What is whole person care?

We see your whole person – mind, body, emotion and identities. How you respond now makes sense when you consider the whole picture, including your past and present relationships. No one develops alone without the influence of other people, culture, society, and history, so of course we need help learning to grow in new ways. That's why we're here for you.

How much does anger management counselling cost?

Our therapy sessions are $220 with a Psychologist or Social Worker with direct billing for most insurance companies, or a receipt to claim for re-imbursement or as a medical expense on your taxes. Counselling sessions with a Certified Canadian Counsellor are $180; check with your insurance to confirm coverage for mental health counselling. Sliding scale fees are available.

Meet our featured Anger Management Therapists in Calgary:



I work with adults and teens who feel like they're losing control or stuck in harmful patterns. I believe change happens in a respectful, compassionate, and collaborative relationship. Together, we explore what is getting in the way of your goals and values.

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