Anger Management at
Domestic Violence Solutions
Anger Management programs for adults and teens offer counseling and education to
individuals, couples, and families who want to develop new, positive skills for
dealing with anger.
Our counselors know the importance of conveying their respect
and concern for their clients. They see the capacity for positive change in all
people. It is the hope of our agency that people will seek help before anger erupts
into patterns that are harmful to themselves or others.
The cost of service is assessed
using an adjusted fee scale based on each client's ability to pay. Please call (805)
564-3300 to schedule an intake.
*** (Note: this program is NOT the Batterer’s Intervention Program 52 week program
mandated by the court). This program offers only 12-24 week of sessions.
This counseling program focuses on working with individuals to change abusive patterns
in an atmosphere that is caring, compassionate, and safe. We work on behavioral
alternatives that stop the cycle of abuse. We also help clients to grow in ways
that enable them to live lives free of unhealthy anger, including:
- the development of personal power
- acceptance of responsibility
- letting go of the need for unhealthy power and control
- issues of gender and development
- the development of a healthy self identity
While personal growth is supported in a constructive, non-judgmental atmosphere,
clients can learn such skills as:
- effective communication skills
- emotional awareness
- self trust
- body awareness
- stress reduction
- positive relationship skills
- conflict resolution