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Parenting Help to Manage Your Angry Teen


Parenting Help to Manage Your Angry Teen


Parenting may never be an easy job, especially if you have a teenager who seems to be angry most of their waking hours. You may feel overwhelmed and exhausted trying to handle the outbursts. In times when your child exhibit violence or aggression, it can be hard to know what to do. Your child’s explosive anger may already be creating a detrimental impact on your family, you may be left wondering what kind of help to available to help your teenager manage their anger.


Causes of Anger

Anger can be a normal, healthy emotion in response to a threat, though it can seem as if young people have a greater share of anger than others. In fact, intermittent and explosive anger is one of the most common disorders affecting the adolescent population today. At the onset of the teen years,
your child may have been experiencing this type of anger, which can often times be mistaken as simply “acting out”.

Through the years, your child’s volatile temperaments may become seriously violent due to various reasons. This anger may be due to exposure to verbal or physical violence in different settings, including the home, school, or the media. Drugs, alcohol, or bullying may also aggravate your child’s anger. It may also be possible that your teen is struggling with powerful emotions caused by life-changing events and/or physical changes typical of puberty.


Is it Anger or Something More

There are times when anger is just anger, however, this is not always the case. Anger is a secondary emotion and will often mask other feelings such as; sadness, guilt, shame, frustration and/or vulnerability. If your child is having difficulty managing these feelings they may begin to express them by lashing out or putting themselves and others in danger. In some cases, anger is a symptom of something more serious such as depression and/or anxiety. Due to your child’s tender age, they may have difficulty recognizing and identifying their feelings which can lead to difficulty expressing a need for help.


Facing the Challenge

As a parent you may feel as if you are facing a great deal of challenges, helping your child work through their anger can add to this. Having a child who engages in risky behaviors may cause you and your family to live in fear. This can be profoundly upsetting and alarming for any parent. Know that there is something you can do to help your child to gain control over their anger. It can be important to seek treatment to assess whether your child’s anger is related to depression or anxiety.

Professional help is available, look no further than Carolina Counseling Services – Southern Pines, NC. Licensed, independently contracted counselors can provide the appropriate treatment for your child, helping both your child to manage their anger more effectively and your family to heal. Call CCS – Southern Pines, NC today to request an appointment.


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Carolina Counseling Services – Southern Pines, NC contracts with Licensed professional counselors/therapists/psychologists who provide a friendly, caring, and relaxed atmosphere in the Southern Pines/Pinehurst/Aberdeen/Raeford area. These independently contracted therapists/counselors assist adult individuals, couples, families, and children with resolving issues and getting back to enjoying their lives. Whether you are non-military or military, the independently contracted therapists with Carolina Counseling Services – Southern Pines, NC are able and happy to assist you!

Serving Areas: Carolina Counseling Services – Southern Pines, NC

Counties: Moore county, NC, Lee County, NC, Montgomery County, NC, Richmond County, NC, Randolph County, NC, Chatham County, NC

Cities: Southern Pines NC, Pinehurst NC, Aberdeen NC, Taylortown NC, Pinebluff NC, West End NC, Seven Lakes NC, Eagle Springs NC, Ashley Heights NC, Ashmont NC, Five Points NC, Wind Blow NC, Jackson Springs NC, Whispering Pines NC, Vass NC, Cameron NC, Carthage NC, Eastwood NC, Lakeview NC, Narrow Ridge NC, Robbins NC, Roseland NC, Tramway NC, Troy NC, Zion Grove NC, Biscoe NC

We are located at:

Carolina Counseling Services - Southern Pines, NC
780 NW Broad St. Suite 210
Southern Pines, NC 28387

How Do I Set Up my FIRST Appointment?

  • Call: (910) 585-6745 (Fastest way to schedule)
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  • Kristin Vernon, MSW, LCSW

    Specializes in: (Ages 5+) Children, Adolescents, Couples, Families, Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem Issues, Grief and Loss, Communication Skills, Divorce, Adjustment Disorders, Mood Disorders, Coping Skills, Parenting, Family Conflict, Marital Conflict, Relationship Issues
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    Location: Southern Pines, NC
  • Gretchen Montesanto, MA, LPC, NCC

    Specializes in: (Ages 18+) Teens, Individuals, Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem Issues, Grief and Loss, Stress, LGBT, Adjustment Disorder, Motivation, Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, Military Spouses

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Southern Pines, NC
    Insurance: BCBS, Tricare and Cash
    Location: Southern Pines, NC
  • Jaime J. Fitzpatrick MS, LPCS, LCAS

    Specializes in: (Ages 18+) Adults, Families and Couples, Anxiety, PTSD, Trauma and Abuse Recovery, Depression, Military Life Issues, Adjustment Disorder, Relationship Issues, Marriage Counseling, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Therapy, Addictions, Emotional Disturbance, Coping Skills, Impulsivity, Grief and Loss, Self-Esteem
    Insurance: BCBS, Tricare and Cash

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    Location: Southern Pines, NC
  • Kelly ErkenBrack, LCSW

    Specializes in: (Ages 3+) Children, Teens, Adults, Couples and Families. Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Loss, Mood Disorders, Trauma, Adjustments and Life Transitions, ADHD, Behavioral Issues, Parenting, Relationship Concerns, Self Esteem
    Insurance: BCBS, Medicare,  Tricare Prime/Select and Cash

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Pinehurst, NC and Southern Pines, NC
  • Kathryn Wiens, PsyD. HSP-P

    Specializes in: (Ages 18+) Adult, Individuals, Couples and Families.
    Insurance: BCBS, Medicare, Tricare Prime/Select, Cash, HSA and FSA accepted

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Pinehurst, NC and Southern Pines, NC
  • Tracy Goldberg, MSW, LCSW

    Specializes in: (Ages 5+) Individuals, Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Children and Families. Attention Deficit, Oppositional Defiance, Behavioral Issues, Peer Relationships, Family Conflict, Depression, Anxiety, Parenting Anxiety, ADHD, Self-Esteem Issues, Family Conflict/Divorce, Marriage Counseling, Adjustment Disorders, Relationship Issues, Grief and Loss, Communication Skills, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Mood Disorders, Parent Skill Building, Christian Counseling upon request
    Insurance: BCBS, Tricare, Medicare, Cash, HRA and FSA accepted

    Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express

    Location: Southern Pines, NC