Anger Management Specialist

Chelsey Lahr, PMHNP-BC -  - Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Intrepid Mental Wellness, PLLC

Chelsey Lahr, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner located in Denver, CO

Anger management involves recognizing signs of anger and learning how to cope in a productive way. With her extensive background in recognizing and treating complex anger disorders, Chelsey Lahr, PMHNP-BC, of Intrepid Mental Wellness offers comprehensive treatments. Between regular visits to her Englewood, Colorado practice and telemedicine sessions, you have flexible options for getting the anger management care you need. Schedule your evaluation by clicking on the online booking feature, or by calling the clinic.

Anger Management Q & A

When should I get help for anger management?

The first step in anger management is recognizing symptoms and understanding that you need help. It’s important to seek treatment for anger management if you feel like you regularly have to hold in your anger or seem to get frustrated easily. You should consider getting help if you:

  • Start threatening violence against people or property
  • Display out-of-control, reckless behaviors
  • Start fights or abuse your loved ones
  • Regularly focus on negative experiences
  • Have difficulty holding a steady job

Getting help for anger management is also important if you start avoiding situations or social events because you’re worried about having anger outbursts. This can lead to panic disorder, anxiety, or depression if left untreated.

What happens during anger management sessions?

Taking control of anger management issues involves identifying the underlying biological issue that causes them. Chelsey addresses the biochemistry abnormalities you may have that are making it difficult to control your anger. Once found, she formulates a treatment plan.

Participating in therapy sessions to find what triggers your anger and how to control it is also beneficial. Your sessions can include learning to:

  • Regulate your sleep
  • Redirect your anger
  • Calm yourself down
  • Focus on problem-solving
  • Identify stressful situations or activities

Depending on your specific case, you may also benefit from learning meditation and deep breathing techniques to use when you feel angry. Overall, learning how to manage anger takes time and dedication to treatment. Because you can request telemedicine visits at Intrepid Mental Wellness, you always have someone to call if you need help with anger management.

Is there medication for anger management?

Anger can stem from a psychological issue, or it may be due to a medical problem or nutritional deficiency such as hyperthyroidism, so treatment with medications to resolve symptoms can take many forms. You may benefit from:

  • Antidepressants
  • Anti-anxiety medications
  • Mood stabilizers
  • Over-the-counter calming herbal remedies

Some of these medications can take two to six weeks to work, while offers kick in within hours. Chelsey regularly monitors your progress to ensure the medication is helping you manage anger issues. Chelsey supports you every step of the way and can even collaborate with the rest of your health care team to ensure you’re getting the comprehensive treatment you need.

Book your visit at Intrepid Mental Wellness and get started on your anger management treatment by requesting an appointment online, or by calling the office.