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
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.
My background includes both personal and professional work in men\'s issues. I have worked directly with male clients in various forms of recovery.
I enjoy working with men and exploring what masculinity means for the individual and for society as a whole. I find that many men struggle with having an emotional language. Helping men be better versions of themselves for their loved ones and families is wonderful work I enjoy.
I entered psychology through men\'s work where I learned to work with men who are working on their identity, deeper relationship with their emotions, and more right relationship with others in their lives. As someone socialized as male and with a radical feminist perspective, I would be a good fit for men looking to grow in this direction.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Masculinity, emotional vulnerability, anger, self-respect, intimacy, courage, and reason. I offer a space to examine what that might mean in your life.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Contemporary masculinity is as diverse as it has ever been, but still often stifling and restrictive. Being a man invites unique challenges to therapy that I feel especially qualified to address, having devoted myself to professional and inward investigation of the masculine identity. Please contact me if you would like to discuss working together.
We all need a little help, but our culture often makes it hard for men in particular to find support. I love helping men live out their true selves in a radical way so they and their loved ones can experience a fuller life.
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.
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.
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.
I have facilitated men’s groups for many years and have a passion helping men to access their relational capacities.
My approach to working with men draws from my training in Jungian and depth psychology. I integrate masculine archetypes and mythology to help you chart your inner landscape. I also incorporate Internal Family Systems to help uncover and integrate the wounded or reactive “parts” of you that may be the source of your problems. This work extends to all sexual orientations and male-identified people.
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.
What does it mean to be a man today? What stops you from being the man you want to be? Cultural forces, bullying, family history? We will deconstruct traditional masculinity and create a definition of being a man that works for you in your life.
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 have worked with men for over a decade to build the skills they need to live healthy lives and have happy, intimate relationships.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
So often in modern society men are shamed simply for identifying as men. Men are repeatedly told what how not to act instead of how to improve. I am interested in working with men (13+) in developing positive male identity by breaking down assumptions, stereotypes and cultural influences and, in their place, discovering and building upon the core values to fuel positive personal growth.
I have great understanding and perspective with men's issues; I have been highly effective for men seeking this assistance.
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.
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. Learn to leverage your power to serve others. Directness, feedback, honesty, accountability.
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.
For the first ten years of my career as a therapist I worked primarily with males concerning sexual issues, violence, and anger. Over half my personal caseload are males and it is something I have a lot of experience working with.
The dominant culture\'s definition of what it means to be a man has proven to not include most men. As a result, as men get older they find themselves more isolated and without support. What it means to be a man is defined by each man\'s willingness to live this question on a daily basis without having to go it alone and with sincere inquiry into how they can rewrite what it means to be a man.
Traditional, fixed ideologies of manhood & masculinity are embedded in our makeup from birth and give rise to issues that impact relationships, self-concept, & life satisfaction. In treating such issues, I aim to help men gain awareness/insight into their problems & achieve broader, more fulfilling life experience by utilizing mindful self-compassion, reality therapy, & nonviolent communication.
I carried a full caseload for over a year of almost entirely men. Many of them were from a blue-collar, construction background and initially very reluctant to begin counseling. I learned a lot about how many men experience being in therapy.
I major component of my work is helping male identified folk cultivate a masculinity that does not incorporate toxic elements such as misogyny, violence or isolation
Often, what we talk about when we talk about 'men's issues' is anger, irritability, lack of intimacy, or non-medically explained impotency. A broader definition of what it is to be male can inform dynamic, individual growth. I work with clients to explore alternate ways of interpreting the impact of maleness on multiple dimensions of their lived experience.
I facilitate a quarterly 10 week men\'s support group called Modern Man. \n5-6 men work together for 10 weeks. We process and resolve all issues related to contemporary masculinity. Please see my website for more information about registration.
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.