Adult Anger Management Group

adultangergroupAnger is a human emotion which, in and of itself, is neither good nor bad. In fact there are times when anger is an appropriate response to a situation. However, anger becomes a problem when it lasts too long, becomes too intense, or in any number of ways seems to take control of our lives. MaineStay’s adult anger management program is an eight-week educational group designed to help individuals gain control over their anger. The program utilizes a research-based curriculum of cognitive-behavioral skills to help participants understand their anger and make behavior changes geared toward effectively managing their anger and will be led by Richard Lyon, MA, LCPC, CADC, CAMS-II, a certified anger management specialist.

Participants must be 19 years of age or older. The fee for the entire eight-week group is only $40 for residents and $120 for non-residents (space permitting).

All participants will receive a What’s Good About Anger? workbook containing the best research-based strategies for transforming anger into healthy skills for living.

The next session will meet from 6-7 pm on Thursdays in spring 2025. This group will meet in-person or virtually, depending on participant preference.  There are only 10 spots available in this group.

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Topics Addressed Include:

  • Triggers For Anger
  • Turning Anger Into Forgiveness
  • Anger’s Many Faces  
  • When to Take a Break
  • The Power Of Anger
  • Cognitive Distortions and Changing Thinking
  • When Anger Is Good    
  • How Emotional Intelligence Impacts Anger
  • Defusing Anger by Managing Stress
  • Building Healthy and Successful Relationships
  • Handling Anger Effectively 
  • Choosing Behavior Alternatives
  • Anger and Assertiveness 
  • Preventing and Interrupting Aggression
  • Managing Conflict 
  • Facing Consequences of Anger
  • Accepting Responsibility
For more information, please contact Richard Lyon at or 224-257-4869.