Tom Caplan is affiliated with the Montreal Anger Management Centre. Tom is a Court Accredited Anger Management therapist providing comprehensive anger management services including court ordered and elective anger management, and individual or couple counselling in a non-judgmental, and supportive environment.
Tom Caplan is associated with the Montreal Anger Management Centre. He is also a court-accredited anger management therapist. In this context, he provides in-depth anger management therapy. This includes both court-ordered and elective anger management clients. He also works with individuals and couples in a non-judgmental, supportive environment. Tom is also an adjunct professor at McGill University, where he has published a number of papers dealing with therapy models for involuntary clients and client groups. He brings this wealth of knowledge and experience to bear in his private practice. Tom believes that it is important to look at the underlying reasons for anger, but always with an eye toward managing episodes in a client’s daily life. He uses a needs-based approach with the understanding that the roots of the behaviour lead to better practical insight into the client’s present emotional state.
Anger is a normal emotion – one that plays an important role in our lives. As with other emotions, we all experience it from time to time. But anger can become a problem in our relationships if it causes us to lose control, to frighten or harm others, or if it leads us to harm ourselves. That’s when an anger management therapist can help. So, from a therapeutic standpoint, we don’t see anger as a mental illness, but rather as a common symptom of many different problems. That said, it can certainly be magnified—or even caused by—underlying disorders such as alcoholism or depression. When anger starts to interfere with our daily lives and important relationships, it’s time to seek help. While it is not the therapist’s goal to eliminate anger, helping clients identify their anger triggers and develop strategies for reducing the intensity, frequency, and duration of each episode, greatly improves the quality of their daily lives and important relationships.
Therapy Can Help
You, or someone in your family may be struggling with ongoing anger issues. Anger is sometimes an appropriate emotional reaction to a perceived injustice or a deeply hurtful life event. At times it can be the force that motivates us to act, or initiate an important change. But, if excessive and frequent bouts of anger are causing difficulties in your relationships, it is important to know that you can learn to manage your anger, and identify your anger triggers in a way that is appropriate and helpful to your life and to your relationships. If you live in or near Montreal, Tom Caplan can help.
Anger, when unmanaged can cause problems like
- Road Rage
- Telling Off the Boss
- Trouble with the Law
- Getting Pushed Around
- Losing Customers/Jobs
- Conflicts with Your Children
- Turning Off the People You Want to be Close to