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Common Questions



How can Anger Etiquette help me?
 
A number of benefits are available from participating in Anger Etiquette. Anger Etiquette can provide support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship troubles,  stress management, . Many people also find that counselors can be a tremendous asset to managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, marriage issues, and the hassles of daily life. Anger Etiquettes can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a solution. The benefits you obtain from anger etiquette depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn. Some of the benefits available from anger etiquette include:
  
  • Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values
  • Developing skills for improving your relationships
  • Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek anger etiquette
  • Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
  • Managing anger, depression, and other emotional pressures
  • Improving communications and listening skills
  • Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones
  • Discovering new ways to solve problems in your family or marriage
  • Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence

Do I really need anger etiquette?  I can usually handle my anger.  
  
Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you've faced, there's nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when you need it. In fact, anger etiquette is for people who have enough self-awareness to realize they need a helping hand, and that is something to be admired. You are taking responsibility by accepting where you're at in life and making a commitment to change the situation by seeking anger etiquette. Anger etiquette provides long-lasting benefits and support, giving you the tools you need to avoid triggers, re-direct damaging patterns, and overcome whatever challenges you face. 


Why do people go to anger etiquette and how do I know if it is right for me?

People have many different reasons for coming to anger etiquette.   Some may be going through a major blow up that got them arrested or kicked out of the house, in a bar fight or hit their child.    Some people need assistance managing a range of other issues such being court ordered, given an ultimatum by the significan other, expelled from school for fighting, threatening co-workers, etc. Anger etiquette can help provide some much needed encouragement and help with skills to get them through these periods.  Others may be at a point where they are ready to learn more about themselves or want to be more effective with their goals in life.   In short, people seeking anger etiquette are ready to meet the challenges in their lives and ready to make changes in their lives. 
 
  
What is anger etiquette like?
 
Because each person has different issues and goals for their anger, anger etiquette will be different depending on the individual.  In general, you can expect to discuss the current events happening in your life, your personal history relevant to your issue, and report progress (or any new insights gained) from the previous anger etiquette session.  Depending on your specific needs, anger etiquette can be short-term, for a specific issue, or longer-term, to deal with more difficult patterns or your desire for more personal development.  Either way, it is most common to schedule regular sessions with your Anger Etiquette  therapist (usually weekly).
 
It is important to understand that you will get more results from anger etiquette if you actively participate in the process.  The ultimate purpose of anger etiquette is to help you bring what you learn in session back into your life.  Therefore, beyond the work you do in anger etiquette sessions, your Anger Etiquette therapist may suggest some things you can do outside of anger etiquette to support your process - such as reading a pertinent book, journaling on specific topics, noting particular behaviors or taking action on your goals. People seeking anger etiquette are ready to make positive changes in their lives, are open to new perspectives and take responsibility for their lives.   
 
 
What about medication vs. anger etiquette?  
 
It is well established that the long-term solution to mental and emotional problems and the pain they cause cannot be solved solely by medication. Instead of just treating the symptom, anger etiquette addresses the cause of our distress and the behavior patterns that curb our progress. You can best achieve sustainable growth and a greater sense of well-being with an integrative approach to wellness.  Working with your medical doctor you can determine what's best for you, and in some cases a combination of medication and anger etiquette is the right course of action. 
 
 
Do you take insurance, and how does that work?
 
Anger Etiquette does not take insurance.  Processing insurance claims is a tedious task and would require the assistance of another staff person resulting in having to charge more per session just to pay the help.  By not accepting insurance our cost are considerably less.


State law and professional ethics require Anger Etiquettes to maintain confidentiality with their clients except for the following situations:
 
* Suspected past or present abuse or neglect of children, adults, and elders to the authorities, including Child Protection and law enforcement, based on information provided by the client or collateral sources.
* If the Anger Etiquette therapist has reason to suspect the client is seriously in danger of harming him/herself or has threated to harm another person.
 

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