The New Hope MHCS
Society does not judge you because you experience anger; indeed, everyone gets angry, as a matter of fact, any living organism with a nervous system experience anger.
Society judges the outcome of your anger which can be destructive and disruptive to our daily lives.
Whether we experience a passing annoyance or outright rage,we all know anger in one form or another. You don’t have to be ashamed of your anger, nor do you or your loved ones need to be afraid of it.
Anger is normal, usually healthy, human emotion that signal that your need for attention, affection and validation is not being met. When your anger becomes uncontrollable and turns destructive that is when the outcome can be ruinous to your job,marriage, family life, your freedom and other personal relationship. Uncontrollable anger can make you feel powerless to an unpredictable and powerful emotion.
Anger can be controlled like any other behavior associated with and emotion. Anger is the manifestation of an underlying,untreated condition, i.e., shame, embarrassment, unhappiness,hunger, poverty and more. The goal of anger management is to help you reduce both the emotional and physiological arousal associated with these untreated condition. It is almost impossible to totally get rid of anger, but you can learn to minimize and avoid the destructive outcomes of anger.
The New Hope Mental Health Anger Management Group Therapy (AMGT) will introduce you to culturally sensitive techniques and strategies to improve the way you handle frustrations caused by very real, and at time, inescapable challenges in your daily life. A major tenet of our AMGT is the cultural context in which anger is managed.
Our aim is to help you make a plan and check your progress through the 12 weeks of this AMGT with others struggling with anger related behavioral outcomes. Over the next 12 weeks we will work with you to give it your best effort, but not punish yourself as you acknowledge and accept responsibility for your anger outcome. We believe if you can apply yourself in this judgement free culturally sensitive AMGT with your best intentions to face your anger triggers head-on, you will be less likely to lose patience, and become trapped into all-or-nothing thinking even if the problem is not immediately resolved.
Jumping to conclusion and acting on impulse are two typical characteristics of an angry person. Most times the conclusions are inaccurate. Conclusions are best determined through logical deductions contingent on reliable evidence. When you are in your feelings you cannot engage in any type of logically deductive activity. Indeed, it is impossible to think and feel at the same time.
This AMGT will teach you the first thing to do in the heat of the moment which is to slow yourself down so you can re-regulate your inner brain function, think carefully about what you want to say and listen carefully to what the other person is saying to you.
We know it is natural to become defensive when you are criticized especially when you think it is unfair or inaccurate or when past keeps getting thrown in your face. In this AMGT you will learn to listen to the underlying words – the real message of neglect, disrespect, inattention – being communicated to you. In our more than 25 years of mental health provision, it is seldom ever about you, but more to do with how you said (or did not say) and did (or did not do) to your friend, partner, family member or colleague.
A lot of times anger is triggered by the environment you find yourself. Problems and responsibilities can take a toll on you and make you feel “trapped” and “powerless” to do anything to change your current situation. The fact is there may be very little you can do to change anything, especially when it involves others. It is misleading to think that you can change another person. You do not have that power. Only a person can change themselves. Change is intentional and involves restructuring how we think about ourselves relative to others, places and things.
In this AMGT you will learn to give yourself a break and to make sure that you recognize that the most important person in any dyadic interaction is you. You are responsible for you and you alone. You will experience the primary consequences of you actions and then other will experience the secondary consequences. This AMGT will teach you the skill to take care of yourself, while angry, and still keep your marriage, your job, your freedom and your lifestyle.
Join our 12 Weeks Anger Management Group Therapy and we will introduce you to culturally sensitive techniques and strategies to improve the way you handle frustrations caused by very real, and at time, inescapable challenges in your daily life.
After completing the sessions you will receive :
Every Friday 6:00 PM will be set aside for make up time for missed sessions. Participants will be allowed 3 missed sessions after which they will have to repeat the group from the beginning.
Clinton Clovis, LMHC, CCTS-F, CAM-II, is a licensed mental health counselor and a member of the National Anger Management Association. Clinton has worked as a Correctional Officer and Program Coordinator for Rehabilitation Services within the penal system. Clinton has received training in forensic psychology hosted by the Pan American Health Organization and the World Health Organization. In his years working in the correctional system, he participated in workshops on restorative justice conducted by The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Clinton is the President of The New Hope Mental Health Counseling Services, CEO of Promotus business consulting, and a founding board member of The Speak Hope Foundation. He is currently in the last year of his Ph.D. in psychology at Northcentral University. Clinton brings over 25 years of experience to the AMGT to help you develop the techniques and strategies to cope with and manage your anger.
Hi! I am Nina Pierre, I am a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and Credentialed Alcohol Substance Abuse Counselor Master Counselor (CASAC MC). I have over 12 years of experience and received my Masters of Social Work at Fordham University with a concentration on Leadership and Macropractice, and Substance Abuse. I have experience in Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma Informed Care (TIC), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Seeking Safety Therapy. I provide a safe and compassionate space to explore social identity, spirituality, loss, and needs. I am passionate about improving accessibility to treatment and promoting self-care.
I have experience in different modalities including outpatient/inpatient substance abuse treatment, transitional housing, permanent housing, all inclusive of LGBTQIA+, HIV/AIDS, Dually Diagnosed and other special needs/vulnerable populations. This includes child/family/couples/individual therapy. I am excited to explore ways in which I can help plant seeds of hope, instill kindness and self-compassion, and empower you to reach your goals.