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Customized Programs

FAQ: Anger Management Classes

FAQ: Anger Management in General

Anger Management groups in Spanish

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Anger Management Objective

Attendees of Anger Management programs can expect to discuss, learn and practice effective new skills. These include communication, stress management and emotional intelligence. The process of meeting consistently and regularly with others and completing between-class written work leads to great chances for success!

Anger Management, Anger Management Groups
Our anger management programs teach participants how to
implement stress management strategies including relaxation.

Anger Management Services

We offer the following anger management programs:


Anger Management Executive Coaching is a one-to-one setting with the certified anger management facilitator, which can be delivered at our office or at the workplace. This program features:

• Individualized format
• Customized anger management programs for each participant
• Maximized participant privacy
• Flexible scheduling and duration

Executive Coaching, Anger Management Programs, Anger Management Services
Molly Lyda provides Anger Management in
one-to-one format “Executive Coaching”

Anger Management for attorneys, physicians, celebrities, CEO's and executives of companies are best received in an executive coaching format. Completing ten executive coaching sessions is highly recommended.


Anger Management participants are encouraged to interact with each other to receive and offer honest feedback in an anger management class setting. This format is effective for gaining insight and learning from the experiences of others. Anger Management Groups are arranged for your preference:

Co-Ed Anger Management Groups

Women Only Anger Management Groups

Men only Anger Management Groups

Armenian Anger Management Groups

Teen Anger Management Groups

Low Fee Anger Management Groups

Spanish Anger Management Classes

Anger Management class, Anger Management Group, Anger Management Skills, Anger Management Workshops, Anger Management Executive Coaching

The anger management class format is especially helpful to increase empathy, patience, and improve listening skills. Participants are encouraged to be honest (respectfully) in the anger management group setting. Since many participants needing to come through the anger management course do not have the necessary skills to assert themselves, the anger management group setting provides a great forum to practice the newly developed skills.


Anger Management with the Family Program focuses on "Soothing the Angry Adolescent," by addressing specific issues within the home context. It features:

• Customized anger management programs for each family.

• A "team-oriented" mindset that brings peace back into the home.

If your family members are receiving mental health professional care with outside professionals, our anger management facilitators will coordinate care with them in order to give you the best service possible. The Anger Management 818 team will help you focus on building anger management skills to increase the chances of receiving the most out of treatment.


Need a workshop for your department or agency? Our well trained anger management facilitators are available to provide workshops in most time-increments desired. The most popular anger management workshop can be provided within one hour.

Attending our anger management programs may meet the requirements for Anger Management courses that may be ordered by the courts, probation officers, schools, or employers.


As an Assessment Consultant to Anger Management 818, Dr. Mi-Yeoung Jo provides brief psychological assessments to evaluate for anger-related issues as well as other co-morbid (co-occurring) conditions that can lead to more targeted interventions and improved treatment outcomes. More comprehensive psychological evaluations are also available for those seeking to better understand deeper, longstanding personality and emotional issues that may be serving as barriers to more optimal functioning.

Customized Programs

Anger Management for Physicians and Healthcare Professionals

Anger Management for Attorneys

Anger Management for Executives

Anger Management For The Entertainment Industry & Celebrity Anger Management

Anger Management for Women

Anger Management for Couples

Teen Anger Management Program

Anger Management for the Family

Armenian Anger Management Program

Employer/ Human Resources/ Risk Management Referred Anger Management

Court Ordered Anger Management

Anger Management for the Volunteer

Free Anger Management Classes for Veterans

Anger, Substance Abuse and Addiction

Anger and Process Addiction

Anger as an Addiction

Spanish Anger Management Groups

Grupos para el Control de la Ira

FAQ For Anger Management Classes with Anger Management 818

1. Q: Does Anger Management 818 offer court approved anger management classes or court approved anger management programs?

Since there is no legislation on anger management yet,  Los Angeles does not have a court approved anger management program. The court does give credit for participants completing anger management courses through Anger Management 818.

2. Q: My partner/ friend would like to attend the anger management classes with me. Can s/he come to the anger management intake appointment with me?

Partners and family members cannot be in the same anger management class together. There are many reasons for this policy. Your partner may, however, attend other anger management classes through our program. We currently offer 14 +  anger management classes weekly, so there are many options.

3. Q: Does Anger Management 818 offer a sliding scale for anger management classes?

Anger Management 818 offers anger management classes at a low-fee rate of $20 versus the $30 regular class rate to help accommodate participants with financial concerns.

4. Q: Do you accept insurance for the anger management program?

We can accept insurance, however, only when doing therapy. Insurance does not cover psycho-educational classes such as anger management since it is not therapy. A diagnosis needs to be treated for insurance to cover fees. Should you choose to want to use insurance, you can request for therapy sessions with our clinical staff. In addition, if you are court-ordered, many insurance companies do not cover court-ordered therapy.  Please check with your insurance company.

5. Q: How many anger management classes do I need to take if I’m coming voluntarily?

During the anger management registration process, an assessment will be taken to assess your anger management needs. A clinical overview will also be given which will rule out any clinical concerns that contribute to the anger. Based on the assessment, the anger management intake counselor will suggest the number of classes recommended.  In general, we recommend a minimum of three months (one session per week) for a habit to be formed, and six months to maintain the newly learned skills.

6. Q: Are there any free anger management courses?

Unfortunately we do not offer free anger management classes nor anger management services, unless you are a U.S. veteran, and are coming voluntarily. If you are court-ordered, but sure you select an anger management provider on the CAAMP provider list. You can talk to one of our anger management counselors for further referrals.

7. Q: How many participants are there in each anger management group?

Our anger management classes consist of 3-10 participants in each anger management group.

8. Q: What is the difference between the low fee anger management classes and the regular fee anger management classes?

There is no difference in the material presented. However, our low fee anger management classes often have more court-ordered participants than the regular fee class composed of participants coming to the anger management program voluntarily. Both classes are accepted for the purposes of court-order.

9. Q: Do I need my court papers in order to enroll in your anger management program?

Yes, we recommend that you bring your court papers if you are interested in receiving a progress report for the courts. No, you do not need to bring your court papers to enroll in our anger management program, however it is helpful for the anger management counselor to review and confirm that you are in the correct program. If you need progress reports for the court you must bring your court papers.

10. Q: How is the parking situation? Is there free parking? Where do I park?

Sherman Oaks location: There are metered parking spaces on the surrounding block. There is the option of parking in the lot of the building. The rate is $9/ hour. Parking in the lot is free if you are there on weekends and/or leaving on a weeknight after 9 PM. We do not offer validation.

Tarzana Location: Yes, free parking is available in the back of the building, along with the back street (Dickens).

Glendale Location: Yes, there is free parking on Pioneer Street. If you park in the building parking structure, the rate is $10/hour.

Granada Hills: There is free parking in the back of the building and also free street parking available.

Beverly Hills: There are both metered parking options and free parking available.

Valencia: Free parking available -Parking lot and streets.

Pasadena: Free parking available on the parking lot and street as well.

11. Q: Do you accept walk-ins for anger management enrollment?

No. One needs to enroll online prior to coming to class. To insure that you will be seen, please contact one of our anger management counselors to schedule an appointment at (818) 990-0999.

12. Q: How many anger management classes can I take in one week?

Once you are enrolled in our anger management program, you can take any of the anger management classes we have available at any time in any location. Though we can offer accelerated classes, you could only take more than one class per week if you meet one of the following:

a- You would need to sign our “Verification of Volunteer” form declaring that you are a volunteer, and that no paperwork will be requested for proof of enrollment or progress;

b- You need a signed form from the judge stating that you are permitted to take more than one class per week;

c- Your court minutes reflect that you are permitted to take more than one class per week; or

d- Probation/ Workplace / DCFS Worker informs us in writing that you are permitted to take more than one class per week.

13. Q: How long before I can see results in my behavior?

Anger management counselors will suggest at least 26 sessions of Anger Management classes for results to be practiced and noticeable. The results will also depend on whether you are practicing the anger management skills learned in class outside of class. Some participants have reported a change within a few weeks, so this will depend on whether or not you are practicing the skills learned in your anger management classes.

14. Q: I need to show proof of enrollment for an anger management program right away! How fast can I get it?

Proof of enrollment for anger management can be provided the same day you enroll for a fee of $50. We can provide you with an anger management progress report at most of the classes. Please request a progress report one week in advance to avoid fees. In general,  you have three weeks to enroll from your initial court date. It’s your responsibility to enroll soon enough to get the appropriate paperwork.

15. Q: Is it required that I purchase the anger management book to be enrolled in the anger management program?

You will be required to purchase the anger management workbook for $20. The book can be purchased through Amazon, or through our company. All classes follow materials presented in the book including anger management tools and anger management tips.

16. Q: Can your anger management program provide my attorney with any information as needed?

Our anger management facilitators can only release information if we have a signed consent from the client authorizing us to do so.  Once we have a signed release, we can speak to your attorney.

17. Q: What form of payment is accepted in your anger management program?

Anger Management 818 accepts Credit Cards, PayPal, Checks and Cash.

18. Q: Do I have to pay for anger management classes in advance?

No, you do not have to pay for the anger management classes in advance. It is your option to pay in advance for anger management services. Payment is due at the time of service.

19. Q: Do you offer individual Anger Management sessions, or executive coaching?

Yes, we do offer executive coaching at all of our locations. You would have the option of working with a licensed clinician, pre-licensed clinician or a certified anger management counselor. This is a great option for anonymity, and for those who do not feel comfortable in a group setting. In addition, the program will be customized to your needs.

20. Q: Is there any penalty for coming in late to an anger management class?

Clients are only allowed to attend class if they arrive no more than 5 minutes late. If a participant misses more than 5 minutes, the session will not count for the courts.

21. Q: Will I get a certificate once I have completed my anger management sessions?

Yes. Once anger management classes are completed you will receive a progress report for the courts to show your completion of the anger management program.

22. Q: Do you offer Anger Management for Teens?

Yes. Anger Management 818 offers a teen anger management group for ages 12–18 at several locations. Positive and negative interactions with others are explored along with skills covering stress management, and communication. Raising self-awareness is also of focus. The program will also help teens express anger productively while enhancing relationships with others.

23. Q: Do you offer Anger Management for Women only?

Yes. Anger Management 818 offers anger management for women only.  If there is no current active group, one can be started upon request. The participant fee doubles during this process until a second person joins the group. For example, if the anger management group fee is $30, the participant will pay $60 until a second person joins.

FAQ About Anger Management in General

1. Q: I've been court ordered to do anger management, but they didn't specify how many anger management classes to take. What does this mean?

When a court orders you to do anger management, and does not specify the number of classes, this usually means for you to take 26 weeks, which is a full course of an anger management program. It is advisable to verify this information with your attorney.

2. Q: Will anger management classes help me to never be angry again?

Anger is a basic human emotion and it is unrealistic to expect to never feel anger. Anger management classes are not designed to eliminate anger, however, they teach you effective skills to help manage your anger in both healthy and appropriate ways.

3. Q: How do I know if I need Anger Management?

Anger Management is helpful if you are having difficulty controlling your temper, or are having angry outbursts that lead to significant problems with the law, at work, at school, or in public situations such as driving. Of course there are different levels of anger. If someone has complained to you about your anger, then that’s an indicator that you may need to look into receiving anger management help.

4. Q: What is the difference between Anger Management and Batterer’s Treatment Program?

Anger management programs are sometimes utilized in place of Batterer’s Intervention Program. While excellent at what they are designed to do, anger management programs do not generally meet the needs of most batterers.

Anger management is extremely inappropriate for domestic abusers if it is the only treatment/counseling the abuser will be receiving. Anger management is appropriate for perpetrators of stranger or non-intimate partner violence, road rage, simple battery, and workplace violence.

5. Q: Is anger management a form of therapy?

Our anger management programs are not used for therapy, rather it is used for coaching and learning different tools and techniques to manage and prevent aggressive behavior.

6. Q: Can cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) or acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) help with anger management?

Many of the methods used in anger management therapy lean on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Cognitive therapy teaches people to evaluate the underlying thoughts creating strong emotions, and help to retrain people to avoid needless and untrue thoughts that have predicted behavior in the past. Moving away from black and white thinking to a stance of considering a multiple range of interpretations may prove useful in helping to quell anger or learning to express it in different ways.

7. Q: How do I know whether I have a problem with anger or substance use?

It is an indicator of a substance problem if you find yourself only getting angry when under the influence. Though some participants will say that using helps to relax, when the substance wears off, the emotions begin to surface. Sometimes the emotions become too overwhelming, especially if one does not have the necessary coping skills to help them through the vulnerable emotions.

8. Q: Would it be more beneficial for me to be part of an anger management class or executive coaching?

In a class setting, participants learn from other’s experiences and feedback, however, the material being reviewed is kept more general. When receiving executive coaching, the anger management program becomes tailored to participant’s needs. Anger Management tools will be reviewed in both settings.

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