Men sometimes face challenges unique to their gender. The term “men’s issues” can be applied to a wide range of concerns that a man might face, including male-specific health problems, impotence or other sexual issues, body image problems, stress, PTSD, domestic violence, anger management, divorce, or fatherhood. Therapists specializing in men’s issues will help to empower their clients and encourage them to combat their issues and to seek balance in life.
Local Experts in Men’s Issues
Have you reached a crossroads in life? Are the old patterns not serving you anymore? Do you know that deep down, your mission in life is buried inside but you just can\'t find it anymore? Through my involvement with the Mankind Project, I\'ve worked with hundreds of men, including myself, who have been at this crossroad. How would it feel to thrive again? Pretty good.
With a male gender identification comes certain social norms and expected roles. What does it mean to you to be an authentic man? For over a decade, I have been a participant in and facilitator of men's circles and rites of passage ceremonies. I take a person-centered approach to men's work, helping you to connect with your inner wisdom so you can craft a life of integrity, meaning, and purpose.
Men's work is an area of focus within my practice. Many men have been conditioned to experience emotions in an unhealthy manner. I work with men of all kinds to become more aware and grounded in who they are within their masculinity. Additionally, by meeting in my yurt office and being able to go outdoors into the garden, I offer an alternative to the traditional talk therapy setting.
I frequently work with both men and women\'s Issues on better understanding the dynamic dance between the masculine and feminine attributes that reside in each of us. I tend to work a lot with women on understanding men and navigating relationship issues with male partners. I work with men on understanding power, how to address issues with anger, and what it means to be a secure, stable man.
Being a man in this culture is not easy. There's a myriad of mixed messages about how we are supposed to act, think, feel, not-feel and behave. Our roles seem to be increasingly narrowed, as advertisers and media outlets continue to target our insecurities, therefore our sense of personal power can begin to diminish. I work with men to help them identify and understand their authentic selves.
I have great understanding and perspective with men's issues; I have been highly effective for men seeking this assistance.
The majority of my career has been spent assisting men (age 18-30) understand themselves in relation to their beliefs, thoughts, actions, and the ways in which they interact with others. There is no one mold for being male. Learning how to be the man you choose to be and honoring that path is a worthy and noble path to better living.
I'm both personally and professionally very familiar with the unique challenges facing men, including the staggering lack of guidance men are given in our culture for dealing with emotion.
Masculinity, emotional vulnerability, anger, self-respect, intimacy, courage, and reason. I offer a space to examine what that might mean in your life.
My background includes both personal and professional work in men\'s issues. I have worked directly with male clients in various forms of recovery.
Often when men consider therapy, there is a significant amount of hesitation around it. Will my therapist understand me? What can be expected? Will they just consistently ask me: 'How does that make you feel?'. I understand these concerns, and specialize in working with individuals that have had poor experiences in therapy, or no experience at all.
Men are being asked by our society to engage in a delicate balancing act of change that requires they break out of calcified conceptions of traditional masculinity and settle into a new form that leaves behind destructive values and embraces the best men have to offer. I love helping men identify what being a man means and then striving to be the best man they can.
What being a man means is more confusing than ever. The rules of our fathers are less relevant than ever and are even damaging to us and those around us. Our children, our partners, and frankly all men themselves need us to find ways to put aside our baggage and bravely venture forward into a more compassionate, less toxic definition of masculinity. Let’s work to redefine this.
When I first attended workshops with Robert Bly, James Hillman and Michael Meade, that community of men opened my eyes and then opened my heart. Accessing partially buried dreams and socially muted energy are fundamental tasks for contemporary men of all ages. Developing personal clarity and effective communication are also necessary for the sustained actualization of a man.
The rites of passage which have existed in nearly every culture across time and place and function to provide the male-identified person with a coherent understanding of how to organize one's life have all but vanished for many of us. An impoverished mythology of heroic economic achievement has come to fill this void, providing many with a vague emotional undercurrent of longing and frustration.
25 year background working in male dominated fields. I will be starting my doctoral studies in sports and performance psychology in Spring 2018.
Through my work at Allies in Change, I came to understand how the societal expectation that boys 'toughen up' and hide their emotions can lead to a host of difficulties as an adult, including depression, unfulfilling relationships, substance abuse, and other ineffective coping strategies. My training and experience has taught me how to help men reconnect with themselves and others.
Much of my work has been specifically with men over the past 20+ years. In the evolving world it has become increasingly more complicated for men to understand their place and role(s) in the world. Traditional gender roles and expectations have shifted for much of society and regardless of a person\'s perspective, society has different expectations of men.
I have studied men\'s issues, as well as personally experiencing them. I have worked with men\'s issues extensively both in individual sessions, group settings, as well as identifying its effects on family dynamics.
I have been specializing in men\'s issues since interning with Allies in Change during my final year of graduate school. Allies in Change is an abuse intervention organization, and trained me extensively on the mental wellness issues that men face.
I enjoy working with men and their struggles with relationships. I’ve trained with Terrence Real, author of “I Don’t Want To Talk About It,” which guides my work with men's depression and some of the ways men were set up to struggle in today’s relationships.
What issues do men have today? For 8 years I have led men's groups, one of my passions in authenticity, belonging, and relational-emotional intelligences. I welcome men across a wide lived spectrum to address our wounds, our intentions, our emotions, our strengths, and our brilliance in individual, couples, and group counseling.
Men are typically more resistant to begin therapy than women. I aim to help men feel comfortable in their quest to make changes in their lives.
The identity of man seems to have changed so much in modern times. It sometimes seems feels completely out of place today. Men\'s roles in work, relationships, even hobbies have been impacted. This is the place where we reconnect with your goals and dreams, and find actual workable ways of reaching them. No matter what place you are in life, there is always hope of moving forward.
Men are impacted by a unique and difficult set of cultural beliefs that challenge them individually and collectively. I help my male clients, explore those cultural beliefs and begin to break down the barriers that keep them feeling stuck, disconnected and alone.
I often work with men helping them recover buried parts of themselves so that they can move away from self-numbing behaviors and engage more in relationships and in their lives. I find this work immensely interesting, moving, and I believe transformative.
In the American society, men experience far different rites of passage and expectations than women. Changing expectations in society bring pressure and stressors. Early abuse or difficulties may travel into adulthood making work, relationship, and balance in life even more challenging. Finding what the masculine means to you, finding a stronger identity, believing in yourself are essential.
We live in a society where men who display emotional vulnerability are often labeled as "weak." Understandably, this conditioning contributes to many men stifling their emotional expression. This can manifest in a variety of different ways. I believe therapy can be a helpful resource for men who are navigating these issues.
Men face particular challenges in modern society that can result in life dissatisfaction. These challenges can provoke agitation, a sense of meaningless or lack of direction, relationship struggles, and anxiety/depression among others. As circumstances in which men lead their lives continue to change, stability and contentment can seem out of reach. Your experience of life can be different.
\'Men\'s issues\' is a broad umbrella. Men often face overlapping issues such as chronic anger, role strain, dysfunctional stress-management strategies, sexual performance issues, social isolation, and difficulty finding healthy and satisfying outlets. I have experience sorting out these issues and connecting you with your power and intention.
Traditional gender roles have become outdated in many ways, leaving men without a rooted sense of healthy manhood. I work with men to strip away remnants of a culture of oppressive \'manliness\' to find authentic power, sensitivity, and expression.
Men need support. Men have feelings and need to share them. Feeling vulnerable is part of that process. The fact that I have gone there myself permits my clients to go there as well.
Assisting men at various stages of life and emotional development to manage and gain a greater sense of what is controllable, based on self knowledge and identification of patterns of behavior and thought which might hinder this growth.
Sometimes it takes men to "get" men. It's a delicate time to be a man with human needs, and I aim to empower the men I work with to help their personal growth benefit themselves and the world around them. Directness, feedback, honesty, accountability.
The idea of masculinity has been directly impacted by feminist thought; you may feel invisible and unable to relate to others. Maybe you feel stuck in a cycle of striving to achieve, rise above, and appear strong, with nowhere to put your sadness, anger, or frustrations. Learning to connect with your whole, emotional self while embracing your core masculinity is a key step in getting unstuck.
Feminism has rightly challenged women's oppression. However, patriarchy impacts men as well as women. Gender roles are shifting in our society, and I offer a space to unpack and examine what that might mean in your life and how you can live a more authentic life, free of social expectations.
For years I have had a keen interest in men\'s issues. I have facilitated a men\'s recovery group in the past and currently co-facilitate a men\'s process group that meets three times a month.
I will be forming a Men’s Process Group in the Fall 2017 or early 2018. I help men build better relationships, build skills and confidence in fully expressing themselves, and feel more holistically empowered with their masculinity.