Men’s issues

Men tend to resist going to therapy, but once they come, they usually love it and find a great deal of relief and comfort in talking about their lives. Many of my dearest friends are men, and I’ve worked effectively with a lot of men in my practice. Because of this, I feel uniquely qualified to offer counseling services specifically for men.

 

It is my opinion that it is difficult to ascertain how exactly to ‘be a man’ in today’s society. Men receive mixed messages regarding what the expectations are of them, and we rely heavily on men to be ‘strong’ in the face of emotional distress. The problem then, however, is that men often don’t have sufficient tools to express or work through their own emotional stuff without the fear of being perceived as ‘weak’. It is therefore often very helpful for a man to have an objective outside person (me) available to help facilitate getting clear on what’s happening in his life.

THE BEST PART ABOUT COMING TO COUNSELING IS THAT YOU GET TO TALK ABOUT YOURSELF FOR NEARLY A WHOLE HOUR. IN COUNSELING, WE CAN TALK ABOUT AND SOLVE ANY PROBLEMS YOU MIGHT BE ENCOUNTERING. SPECIFICALLY IN COUNSELING WITH MEN, WE MIGHT LOOK AT:

 

  • What could be getting in the way of your ability to “connect” with your partner.
  • Why you got divorced/why you cheated/why you are or were not always a great husband.
  • The fact that you’re drinking or eating or smoking more than you should.
  • The way it made you feel to not get the promotion you wanted or to lose your job.
  • How scared you are about your health as you’re getting older.
  • Why anger is your default emotional response, and how to change that.
  • How sad it makes you that your children are growing up/how much you wish you’d had children/how much you want children.
  • The anxiety you experience about your work/life/sexual performance.
  • What is making you so angry/sad/depressed/anxious/frustrated.