John Howard Society of Durham Region

Anger Management (Youth & Adult)

What you need to know about accessing our Anger Management programs during the COVID-19 pandemic…

  • currently all groups are offered online via Zoom until further notice
  • if you have not attended or participated in any of our groups, please contact Kristina at (905) 623-6814 ext zero for information
  • if you have participated in a group or were registered to do so, please contact the counsellor directly as per the list below. Not sure who you met with? Call Kristina at the above phone number and she can help you out.
  • our current process to get into a group: call Kristina and she will get basic information from you, then book you to ‘meet’ via phone or online platform with one of our counsellors who will find out more about you, provide further program details, and assess for suitability to the program

Counsellor Contact:

About The Program

A weekly group-based program available in two formats, youth and adult, to help you develop skills to manage your anger. Through information, education, discussion and practice, you will become aware of productive anger management techniques, improve communication skills and develop alternative coping strategies. A certificate of completion will be provided to those meeting the attendance and participation criteria.

Adult program: 2.5 hours, one evening or afternoon a week for 8 weeks

Youth program: 2 hours, once a week for 8 weeks

Please contact us to set up an appointment to register.

To Register:

Please call our Counselling Services Intake number at 905-623-6814, ext ‘0’

What Clients Say

  • “I thought I was coming to learn to deal with my son. I ended up learning more about myself.” ~ Fred H., Manager
  • “Most useful, using the Think-Feel-Do model will always be a part of my life.” ~ Sally B., Consultant
  • “I was really surprised at how I was able to share my thoughts and feelings. I am a very private person and the group made it easy for me to talk. It was a great release for me.” ~Candice M., Mother
  • “Thank you to JHS in assisting me to start the change in my life. I have had many positive responses from friends and co-workers on my new attitude.” ~ Tim D., Truck driver


Program Goals

• To understand anger as an emotion
• To become aware of negative ways you presently deal with anger
• To learn productive and positive Anger Management techniques
• To provide a safe and confidential environment in which to express feelings and emotions

Program Objectives


• Anger styles
• Coping skills
• Personal anger patterns
• Internal/external triggers
• Self-monitoring techniques
• Methods to defuse anger reactions

Learn To

• Increase self-awareness
• Develop a support network
• Improve communication skills
• Express feelings and emotions productively