As a therapist in downtown Toronto, I have worked extensively with men and women dealing with problems of anger, and for many years I ran special groups for dozens of individuals dealing with significant personal issues expressed as anger. It is important to understand that anger is a symptom not to be dealt with on a surface level.
As a depth psychotherapist, understanding anger as a symptom is where the real work begins, as we trace the unconscious roots and causes. Anger, when directed at self or others, is an important indicator that there is a significant personal issue that must be worked with and resolved. In therapy with either a psychotherapist or psychologist, patience and understanding are required to explore the deeper issues connected to anger.
In individual or couples counselling sessions, I provide counselling and support to understand these strong emotions—and on a deeper level what they are trying to communicate. Sometimes when experiencing trauma, divorce, grief, addiction, career problems, relationship issues, or abuse many of our feelings and thoughts go unexpressed only to resurface much later in forms of depression, anxiety, or anger. Working with a counsellor is an important first step to recover freedom from these toxic emotions.