​​​​​​​The clients will be provided with a workbook, handouts, and questionnaires to personalize and apply the tools of anger management in their everyday lives. Furthermore, the clients are given an opportunity to try out the skills in class through role play. Open discussion and feedback is a vital part of the Anger Management group. A certificate of completion is awarded at the end of the program. Graduates are invited to return to future classes as a “tune-up” if needed.  

The goals of our Programs are: 
To become aware of:

  • that anger is a hard-wired reaction for survival when triggered 
  • the connection between stress and anger
  • understand the Cycle of Anger 
  • ​understand inter-generational transmission of violence
  • the relationship between thoughts, feelings and behavior
  • high cost of an inappropriate demonstration of anger
  • that alcohol and drug use are NOT the cause of anger
  • how violence impacts children who witness/experience it

To enhance his/her skills in:

  • recognizing patterns ofAggressive behaviors
  • assertive communication as an alternative to inappropriate outbursts or denial of reasonable angry feelings, empathy, emotional intelligence, stress management, and forgiveness.
  • decision making, rational thinking and impulse control 
  • how to respond to triggers in a more appropriate way 
  • Practice using safe "Time-Out" strategies 
  • Non-Violent Communication Skills
  • Learn problem-solving techniques ​​​

If you are convicted of a DV charge, you may be required to complete a  class, regardless of whether your Domestic Violence action sprouted from anger or not. This 26-week course is rooted in developing skills that will help you manage your anger so that you can live a safer/healthier and productive life while simultaneously developing better relationships with your family, friends, and loved ones. The program includes non-violent communication skills, conflict resolution and stress management, while enhancing overall life balance and well-being.  The program uses evidence-based S.T.O.P program (Specialized Treatment for Optimized Programming provides comprehensive lessons and trauma  informed  approaches. All clients will be required to do homework and in-class exercises. All Voluntary clients are welcome.



Call our office today  

​​805-845-2900 OR EMAIL US 


Anger management courses are frequently ordered by the court system in criminal, as well as family law cases. There are a variety of reasons why a judge orders a person to take anger management classes. The individual may have been charged with an assault against a person or property damaged that occurred while angry. Our anger management programs are generally psycho-educational programs that provide information about how to effectively manage anger while identifying the triggers and how to react rationally. Any voluntary clients are welcome. 


We also provide a confidential environment for individual to learn how to deal with emotional dysregulation, eliminate anger issues in your home and relationship, express yourself in a healthy manner, and recreate peaceful relationships with your loved ones.



"Dedicated to helping people cultivate healthy and peaceful relationships"     

Call today 805-845-2900   
Serving North and South ​Santa Barbara County    


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