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Sherman Oaks Anger Management


The Basics

Located 20 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles in the popular suburban neighborhood of Sherman Oaks, Sherman Oaks Anger Management (SOAM) offers voluntary as well as court-appointed anger management classes. The facility has been approved by the Los Angeles Courts and utilizes the Anderson and Anderson model of anger management. In addition, SOAM also provides individual and couples counseling. 

Treatment and Staff

As said before, SOAM offers anger management classes on a voluntary and court-appointed basis. The classes are run by licensed anger management facilitators and designed to help individuals find healthy alternatives to acting out in anger and violence. By using the Anderson and Anderson model of anger management, the overall goal of SOAM is for clients to learn how to control anger and choose a more effective way of communication frustration. The Anderson and Anderson method is used in the treatment of anger issues as well as stress management and overall emotional intelligence.

SOAM classes target communication as a significant key to controlling anger. To this end, clients are educated on different types of communication including passive, passive-aggressive, aggressive and assertive. In addition, staff facilitators focus on coping strategies, listening techniques and the ability to identify “situational anger” as well as anger and stress patterns, with the idea that clients are better able to recognize problem situations and choose better alternatives.

As anger is often a problem in relationships and in families, SOAM also provides a range of counseling including individual, group and couples counseling. In addition, parenting classes are offered as well as executive coaching. Therapy sessions typically last 50 minutes though couples can opt for a 110 minute session. All fees can be paid online using PayPal.

Since the facility primarily offers anger management classes and psychotherapy, medication management and 12-step recovery are not components of the programming.

The team is comprised of certified anger management facilitators and licensed mental health professionals, and is headed by Linda Arbiter, an MFT.

In Summary

Sherman Oaks Anger Management provides voluntary and court-appointed anger management classes as well as individual, couples and family counseling. Utilizing the extremely successful Anderson and Anderson method, the facility treats clients by teaching them how to identify, control and replace their anger with more effective and positive alternatives. For clients seeking treatment for anger and stress management as well as an education on communication and emotional intelligence, SOAM is a great resource.

Sherman Oaks Anger Management
4910 Van Nuys Blvd #301
Sherman Oaks , CA  91403

Sherman Oaks Anger Management Cost: $150 (50-minute counseling session); $300 (110-minute counseling session). Reach Sherman Oaks Anger Management by phone at (818) 754-4754 or by email at [email protected]. Follow Sherman Oaks Anger Management on Facebook

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