All classes of Anger Breakthrough LLC. are court-approved.
Partners and family members cannot be in the same class together. There are many reasons for this policy. Your partner may, however, attend other class through our program.
Yes - we offer special pricing. Call for more details.
We accept insurance in most cases. You must be pre-authorized in writing before scheduling your classes.
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 good habit to be formed, and six months to maintain the newly learned skills.
Our classes are court-ordered or voluntary. We recommend that you bring your court papers if you are interested in receiving a progress report for the courts.
Yes there are numerous free street parking spaces around our building
No. Clients need to enroll online and attend an intake appointment prior to coming to class. To ensure that you will be seen, please contact one of our counselors to schedule an appointment at (562) 441-4903.
You can take up to 2 classes per week.
The exceptions are if you meet one of the following requirements:
- You 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;
- You provide us with a signed form from the judge stating that you are permitted to take more than two classes per week;
- Your court minutes reflect that you are permitted to take more than two classes per week; or
- Probation/ Workplace / DCFS Worker inform us in writing that you are permitted to take more than two classes per week.
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, which you have learned in 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.
Proof of enrollment for our classes can be provided the same day upon receipt of deposit. We can provide you with progress reports after most of the classes upon completion. Please request a progress report in writing (via text or email) at least eight days in advance to avoid the $50 expedited fee. 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 properly filed.
No, all classroom material will be covered by payment of your fee.
We accept credit cards on our website, Zelle, or cash. When paying cash - bring exact change.
No, you do not have to pay for our classes in advance. Payment is due at the time of service. When paying cash - bring exact change.
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.
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.
Yes upon completion of payment.
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 sessions, which is a full course of an Anger Management program. It is advisable to verify this information with your attorney.
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.
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.
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. We do offer classes for Batterer’s Intervention or Domestic Violence. 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.
Our programs are not therapy; rather they are used for coaching and learning different tools and techniques to manage and prevent aggressive behavior.
Finding yourself only getting angry when under the influence is an indicator of a substance use problem. Though some participants will say that using substances helps them 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.