Anger is an emotion – neither good of bad. However, some find that their inability to control their anger affects those around them negatively. There are many ways people react to that anger and many causes for inappropriate expression or explosion of anger. I personally do not adhere to the term anger management because I believe it is not something that needs to be managed. Rather it is an emotion that needs to be understood in terms of your childhood and how anger was treated in your family of origin. Therapy can help to teach you to express your anger in a more positive and assertive manner rather than exploding disproportionately in current situations or suppressing it in ways that are unhealthy or even taking it out on yourself through self-harm. Therapy can help you reduce symptoms and begin to change your angry thinking patterns and become less reactive and more responsive.