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Group Therapy Program

Anger Management Counselling is a service where clients are offered strategies and techniques to manage excessive anger and make better life decisions. In a group setting, members discuss their personal issues and get feedback from each other and the counsellor.

Overall, it can make a person's  life happier because much unhappiness and difficulties in relationships are caused by an inability to manage excessive anger. Anger management means to direct the energy of anger into productive and prosocial activities; it is not the same as anger control; See FAQ section

Program Overview

The Anger Management Group Therapy Program is conducted over two days for three hours each.   Group therapy counselling sessions are designed to help clients recognize the roots of their anger, develop awareness of the negative effects of excessive anger and learn anger mastery. During these sessions the client will explore  what are some main triggers of excessive anger, and how excessive anger can be very damaging to his/her relationships and other topics related to managing one’s anger effectively. It meets the requirements of the Ontario Court System.

Although this program is called Anger Management, the approach taken is more general, hollistic in nature and covering life skills management.

Program Topics

The following topics are usually covered in the six (6) hours of the Anger Management Program:

  • Anger assessment: narrative, context
  • Counselling goals, tailored to needs of client, based on client's narrative
  • Anger triggers and styles: identification, awareness
  • Anger body cues: anger physiology, the stress response
  • Power and control issues: how to deal with these
  • Gender roles: impact on men and anger
  • Effective communication versus shaming and blaming
  • Assertiveness, aggressiveness and passiveness in expressing anger
  • Anger interventions and applications e.g. non-retaliation, defusing anger in confrontations, keeping an anger journal
  • Review of the above topics.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is meant by counselling?

Counselling is a process in which a counsellor enters into a relationship with a client in order to help him/her to make some positive changes, such as to solve a personal problem, or to help the client to improve his/her attitude.

What is Anger Management Counselling?

Anger Management Counselling is a service where clients are offered strategies and techniques to manage their anger effectively.

What are the fees?

The fees for the regular program are generally $80 to $100 per session plus HST. In special circumstances a lower fee may be negotiated during the initial session.

Fees for the Compressed Program is $400. This includes HST and cost of handouts, 8 sessions,about 6 hours. It does not cover the cost of any book your counsellor may recommend.

Is counselling individual or group based?

Most of our counselling sessions are on an individual basis but sometimes we facilitate small groups (2 to 3 persons).

Will I be expected to complete tests?

No; however, clients are expected to complete handouts and homework exercises as per counsellors’ request in order to obtain a Certificate of Completion.

How long is the Anger Management Program?

The Anger Management Program usually involves a client attending 8 to10, individual sessions. The duration of each session is usually 45 minutes to 1 hour.

A client may complete the program within 1 to 2 months depending on his/her availability; however, it may be completed within a shorter period of time. There are homework assignments to be completed based on each topic covered in the program.

What happens if I’m charged with assault,  the court asks me to complete an anger management program but I think I do not have an anger management problem/challenge?

We are offering the anger management program to help you learn more about and manage anger and to meet the legal requirement stipulated by the legal system (courts). Anger management is not a diagnosis; it is a psycho- educational program with a practical component.

How can I benefit from the Anger Management Program?

  • Overall, feel better about yourself.
  • Improve your relationship with yourself.
  • Improve your relationship with your spouse/partner, family members, friends, colleagues at work.
  • Enjoy better health.
  • Get angry less frequently.
  • Experience less stress in your life.
  • Feel less guilty about your past behavior.
  • Resolve remorseful feelings about your past angry behaviour and its negative consequences.
  • Improve your productivity at work.
  • Be happier (reduce suffering).

We offer world-class counselling and private consultations. Try us.


Our mission is to promote mental health and stability by offering a variety of counselling programs for individuals, couples and families.

Our programs and services are covered by most extended health benefits insurance plans.

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5995 14th Avenue, Unit A2B
Markham, ON L3S 0A2
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Latchman P. Narain, Ph.D
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North York, ON M9L 1Z2
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