What you may not know about anger management classes in Los Angeles
As a consumer of anger management it is important to make informed and educated decisions. This article exposes the inner workings of the anger management industry in Los Angeles.
The first thing you need to know is anyone can teach anger management. Anger Management is not therapy, it teaches skills that help manage anger and rage, therefore one does not need to be licensed to provide the service. Anger management teachers in Los Angeles have a wide range of education and experience. Some have doctorate degrees while others may lack a high school diploma.
Anger Management classes are typically sought out by individuals or couples who are having problems managing their rage. The classes are predominately filled by men but a growing number of women are enrolling.
Many anger management participants are self-referred or asked to come by their human resources department, but the majority of clients are court ordered. Because there are no court approved anger management lists defendants are permitted to find their own classes. The Los Angeles Superior Court as well as the Los Angeles Probation Department does not monitor or endorse any particular anger management provider.
Anger management providers vary in what they charge their students. Class prices can range between $20 a session to $50 a session.
An anger management class size will typically not exceed 8-12 students, so if you find a good facilitator you have an opportunity to take part in some really interesting dialog. Don’t expect what you may have seen in the movie Anger Management staring Adam Sandler. The interaction between the clients and teacher is usually quite civil. On the other hand if you take a class in Los Angeles you may have an opportunity to sit in the same class with a sexy aspiring actress, high paid executive or court ordered gang member. The majority of clients are husbands and wives, students and freeway drivers trying to find way to deal with the unique stresses providing by the L.A. lifestyle.
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