Stress/Anger Management Counseling

Stress evolved in the form of a fight or flight response as a reaction to physical threats on one’s life. This response, which causes the physical aspects of stress—increased blood flow and clotting and elevated heart rate, blood pressure, and blood sugar—is immediate and uncontrollable. When these physical aspects affect the body several times over the course of a day, often as a result of issues such as workplace stress, bad traffic, or familial illness, they can influence the development of conditions such as hypertension, stroke, diabetes, chronic pain, and heart attacks.

Stress can also directly cause physical symptoms such as headaches, insomnia, and fatigue, and it often contributes to mental conditions such as anxiety, depression, or irritability.

Both positive and negative experiences and life transitions can lead to stress.

Some of the more frequent stressors in life, most of which appear on the stress inventory, include:

Losing a job

Getting divorced or going through a breakup

Getting married

Being discriminated against

Experiencing a change in financial status

Experiencing a change in financial status

Having a child


Beginning or ending school

Experiencing a loss

Being diagnosed with a serious illness

These events are generally considered to be normal parts of the life cycle. Not everyone will experience a divorce or marriage or have a child, but many will experience discrimination, lose a job, go through a breakup, and experience other affecting events, whether major or minor. Stress will therefore be a part of most people’s lives, but it may be somewhat easier to manage when experienced in smaller amounts, especially when other factors help mitigate the stress. At ODCS, we help you take total control of your life by introducing some therapies and help you stay happy.

Anger Management Counselling

Feeling angry is a natural human response to certain life experiences. It’s a basic emotion; occurring at times when we come under attack, feel deceived, insulted or frustrated.

Anger helps to relieve built-up energy and tension. While we have learnt that expressing anger can be a healthy way of managing the emotion, when excessive it can become a problem. Excessive anger may even be a symptom of more complex issues; it can be a symptom of, and contribute to certain mental health problems and sometimes make existing problems worse.

When out of control, anger can turn destructive. It can significantly impact quality of life - affecting your relationships, your career and overall well-being. However, at open door counseling services, we have ways to help you learn how to control your anger more effectively and lessen the impact it’s having on your daily life.