The purpose of this paper is to discuss the problem of anger in the context of selected psychotherapeutical approaches. Anger is a primarily adaptive emotion, indispensable to the correct functioning of a human being, providing protection and security, as well as regulating interpersonal contacts. However, it can become an unadapted emotion through association with previous traumatic experiences, thus making a healthy reaction more difficult. It is unadapted anger that often becomes the focus of psychotherapeutic work. Many approaches to unadapted anger and the multitude of aspects of this phenomenon allow to better understand a person who reacts with anger to events affecting them. They also enable the therapist to select the most adequate form of help.