Anger Management

Psychologist located in Tampa, FL

Anger Management

Anger issues can affect anyone — people of all ages and diverse backgrounds. Morris Therapy Services, PLLC in Tampa, Florida, led by Jeffrey Morris, PsyD, provides anger management therapy to help you learn how to manage your emotional response to anger-related problems. To book an initial free consultation with Dr. Morris, call the office or use the online scheduler today.

What causes anger?

Anger is a natural and common emotional response that can be triggered by various factors. It often arises in response to perceived threats, frustrations, or feelings of injustice. Some common causes of anger include:

  • Frustration
  • Feeling threatened
  • Unmet expectations
  • Injustice
  • stress or feeling overwhelmed

When is anger management necessary?

Anger is a normal emotion, and feeling angry occasionally is a part of life. However, anger management becomes necessary when it starts interfering with your well-being and relationships. Some signs that you may need anger management include:

Frequent or intense outbursts

If you find yourself frequently exploding in anger or experiencing intense anger outbursts that lead to negative consequences, such as damaged relationships or legal issues.

Physical violence

Engaging in physical aggression, harming others, or damaging property due to anger indicates a need for intervention.

Impact on health

When anger takes a toll on your physical and mental health, causing chronic stress, high blood pressure, or contributing to anxiety and depression.

Relationship strain

If your anger is straining your relationships with family, friends, or coworkers and causing isolation or alienation.

Legal issues

Involvement with the legal system due to anger-related incidents or aggressive behavior clearly indicates that anger management is necessary.

What treatments are involved with anger management?

Morris Therapy Services, PLLC may use various strategies and treatments to help you effectively manage and control your anger, including:


Individual therapy with Dr. Morris can help you explore the underlying causes of anger and teach coping skills to manage it. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is often effective in changing thought patterns and behaviors associated with anger.

Anger management classes

Group anger management classes offer a structured environment to learn anger management techniques, conflict resolution skills, and communication strategies.

Stress reduction techniques

Learning stress reduction techniques, such as relaxation exercises, deep breathing, and mindfulness, can help you respond to stressors more calmly.

Communication skills

Enhancing communication skills, including assertiveness and active listening, can help you express your feelings and needs more effectively, reducing frustration and anger.


In some cases, Dr. Morris may discuss a referral to a psychiatrist to consider medication to help manage underlying issues, such as depression or anxiety, which can contribute to anger problems.

If you struggle with anger and desire to learn ways to control it, book a free consultation with Dr. Morris. Call the office or use the online scheduler today.