We offer a high quality Solution Focused Mental Health Treatment Program with a specialized focus on Emotion Regulation and Anger Management. You have a lot of options when it comes to choosing an anger management provider. As dedicated mental health professionals, we want consumers to be aware that there many different models for addressing anger issues, and that there are presently no state or federal laws regulating anger management programs. To ensure you get the best quality treatment, we encourage you to be inquisitive about the level of education, training and experience behind any anger management program you might consider. Once credentials and competence are established, try to look for the right fit. Consider how comfortable you feel with your anger management professional. Since you will be working closely with that person, it will benefit you greatly if you find someone you feel comfortable talking to. Choose someone who seems intelligent enough for you, choose someone who seems to have the ability to understand you and someone who demonstrates that it is important to them to understand you.
At AngerDetox each member of our clinical staff has a doctorate level degree as a clinical psychologist, at minimum. While anger management programs are unregulated, clinical psychology is a heavily-regulated mental health profession governed in the U.S. by the American Psychological Association, and on the state level by the California Board of Psychology. Clinical Psychology requires stringent standards of care as well as a license to practice. The APA’s standards for graduate programs in Clinical Psychology require a minimum three years of full-time study, plus a one-year full-time clinical internship (or clerkship, which is research oriented) and a written project, leading to a Psy.D degree (or Ph.D. degree). At Anger Detox specifically, our clinicians have each completed about 10 years of psycho-educational training, and regularly see individual patients for personal psychotherapy. This means our therapists are bound by the APA's Ethical Principals & Code of Conduct, and bring that same comittment and code of conduct to anger management programs.