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Anger Management

Anger management is one of the fastest-growing areas of personal development today, benefiting program participants, their families and co-workers and the public. OHS only offers Anger Management in North San Diego County.

You can apply to participate in an anger management program on your own, but most participants are referred to the program by probation departments, courts, jails or prisons. Criminal and traffic courts turn to anger management programs to treat defendants convicted of:

  • Assault and battery
  • Road rage
  • Disturbing the peace

Defendants are sentenced to attend anger management classes as a condition of probation or as an alternative to time behind bars. OHS' Anger Management Program fulfills the requirements for probation or dismissal stipulated in most court-ordered or court-cited anger management orders.

About the Program

The OHS Anger Management Program teaches people how to deal with anger in a positive, functional way. It's for people who express anger verbally or behaviorally in ways that negatively impact quality of life, personal relationships or business. But it's also for those who internalize anger.

It's for people who decide on their own that they want to make a change, and for those who are ordered to get help.

What to Expect

Using “the four A's of Anger” as a framework (awareness, automatic thinking, action and arousal) the program will help you:

  • Recognize what triggers your anger
  • Learn how to avoid those triggers
  • Understand how to get what you want without resorting to angry behaviors
  • Develop less destructive ways of dealing with anger

The 12-hour program consists of one two-hour session per week for six consecutive weeks. Each class is conducted by a skilled instructor and includes lectures, discussions and a 20-minute relaxation session that teaches arousal awareness and control. All participants are encouraged to share ideas, experiences and information so they can develop self-awareness. The supportive environment provides a great opportunity for examining your own behavior and personal attitudes, and it will motivate you to make positive changes.

To Schedule an Appointment

Click your county for contact information in your area, or to request an orientation appointment online (San Diego County office):