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.
“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.”