Men's Issues

Studies have shown that women are much more likely than men to seek therapy. However, just like women, men can benefit from having a confidential, private space to explore any issues that might be coming up for them. The term “men’s issues” can refer to any number of concerns men might face, including anger management, addiction, intimacy issues, domestic violence, mid-life crises, grief or loss – in addition to mental health issues like anxiety or depression. If you have found yourself experiencing any of these issues (or others), reach out to one of TherapyDen’s men’s issues specialists today.

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Do you feel as if your voice hasn’t been heard or listened to? You know that something is wrong but can’t put your finger on it - you just know you need help. There’s a stigma surrounding men seeking help for their betterment that I want to help dispel. You need help to and I will work with you to figure out how to best solve any challenges that you face. We will work together and make sure that your voice will always be heard and listened to.

— Jacob Rincon, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in San Antonio, TX

Body image issues in men just aren't talked about, are they? I want to help to change that. Our appearances are tied to our masculinity, which then brings up all kinds of issues about the toxic masculinity messages we were raised in. Maybe we even participated in that kind of regressive thinking when we were younger, and are trying to reconcile that with who we want to be now. While this is a binary description, I do this sort of work with all genders and sexual orientations.

— Brian Jones, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Seattle, WA
 

You have been growing up in a culture where you constantly heard: "don't cry over spilled milk/just get over it/pull yourself by your bootstraps" and things alike. You have been told to be taught and that men don't cry. Maybe you are still feeling the remnants of your past trauma and your life is spinning out of control. You might be a high achiever, type A personality that just takes on too much and is absolutely infused with stress. It's time to gain control over your life and address these.

— Ioana Avery, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Katy, TX

Men come to see me for a wide range of reasons. Sometimes my male clients are seeking support or guidance around a transition or life event and find that they're not sure who they can trust with their innermost thoughts. Sometimes it's that they find they have reached the goals they set out to reach but don't quite feel satisfied. Other times, men come to see me when a relationship with a loved one is feeling challenging. Feeling listened to without judgment can be a

— Gemma Collins, Clinical Social Worker in Seattle, WA
 

Do you feel as if your voice hasn’t been heard or listened to? You know that something is wrong but can’t put your finger on it - you just know you need help. There’s a stigma surrounding men seeking help for their betterment that I want to help dispel. You need help to and I will work with you to figure out how to best solve any challenges that you face. We will work together and make sure that your voice will always be heard and listened to.

— Jacob Rincon, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in San Antonio, TX

For men, there are often so many unspoken rules about asking for help, naming feelings and needs. I love gently walking men through these minefields so that they can first articulate areas of hurt, pain, even the shame that's "there" -- sometimes we don't have the words to say it's there. Then, we can start to attend to those wounds and work towards a state of being healed, healthy, connected with oneself and the people we love / who love us.

— Aaron Kelsay, Counselor in Portland, OR
 

Men's issues refer to the specific challenges, concerns, and social or psychological problems that can affect men in society. These issues are important to address because they can impact men's mental and physical well-being, as well as their overall quality of life. It's important to note that discussions about men's issues are not intended to detract from or diminish the recognition of women's issues but rather to acknowledge that both genders can face unique challenges.

— Thomas Wood, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Bayside, WI

In many ways, the world is changing for the better. Unfortunately, the way we were raised has not prepared us for these changes, and old ideas and beliefs may be creating stress, burden, and confusion without giving us the tools to meet the moment. I help men make sense of the changing landscape of expectations, and guide them in tapping into the deep inner resources that allow them to overcome fears, release themselves from the past, and step fully into their best selves.

— Daniel Fulton, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Oak Park, IL
 

Too masculine, not masculine enough? Too in touch with emotions, not in touch enough? For so many of us men, we don't fit into any one box. Yet, we might have been raised or currently living among people who don't get us. This can lead us to question if we are 'good enough' or 'doing it right.' Learn how to be comfortable in whatever way you choose to express who you are. Let me help you release old fears, old patterns and live authentically, now and everyday.

— Cole Huggins, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Atlanta, GA

Being Man myself, I understand what men pass struggle with. Being a counselor, I work with men who struggle with emotional expression, relationship challenges, stress and anxiety, depression, grief and loss, anger management, self-esteem and body image, addiction and substance abuse, work-life balance, trauma and PTSD and Sexual Health and Intimacy.

— Marwan El Khoury, Counselor in Newton, MA
 

I love working with adolescent males and men who are trying to evolve beyond the cultural script of masculinity that hinders authentic and meaningful living. These scripts often dictate how males think about themselves and determine their worth. Too often males are working to hide their emotions rather then experience all life has to offer. Finally, these scripts really mess up our relationships when we are unable to deeply connect to friends and spouses/partners.

— Josh Gunn, Psychologist in Marietta, GA

I have extensive clinical expertise in helping men work toward a place of thriving. I know directly the territory of being a man facing depression and anxiety, having found a way to access my own gifts of therapeutic healing both for me and for others. I am trained as a clinician to combine solid research foundations with practical methods to provide the best mental health treatment for men.

— Edwin Dilone, Clinical Social Worker in Jacksonville, FL
 

Men's issues refer to the specific challenges, concerns, and social or psychological problems that can affect men in society. These issues are important to address because they can impact men's mental and physical well-being, as well as their overall quality of life. It's important to note that discussions about men's issues are not intended to detract from or diminish the recognition of women's issues but rather to acknowledge that both genders can face unique challenges.

— Thomas Wood, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Bayside, WI

Men are also oppressed by toxic masculinity. I like to help men to understand the challenges that the face around emotional understanding and expression.

— Eliot Altschul, Psychologist in Arcata, CA
 

Being a man in our culture comes with privilege and power, and also a host of challenges. Not every man has the same "issues" or experiences whatever challenges he has in the same way. However, from my experience leading men's groups and working with a diverse range of men as individual clients and as part of relationships; I believe there are some common hurdles for us to jump. We cannot escape gender, but I would love to work with you to see what influence being a man has had on your life.

— August Wagner, Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in Portland, OR

I believe in a healthy integration of what is often perceived as masculine and feminine qualities. I view these qualities as not operating necessarily on a polarity scale but rather as essentially human and often as pressing for actualization. My greatest desire is to help you find and embody your whole self.

— Bobby Boyle, Therapist in Boulder, CO
 

I focus on helping clients develop a postive personal sense of masculinity that is unique to their own identity. I have over a decade of experience researching masculinities and understand there are several ways to show up as a man, and many nuances to understand your personal perspective of masculinity, including understanding the societal impact of "what it means to be a man". Additionally, I have experience working with new fathers in developing a healthy sense of fatherhood.

— Tim Fredrickson, Mental Health Counselor in Madison, WI

In many ways, the world is changing for the better. Unfortunately, the way we were raised has not prepared us for these changes, and old ideas and beliefs may be creating stress, burden, and confusion without giving us the tools to meet the moment. I help men make sense of the changing landscape of expectations, and guide them in tapping into the deep inner resources that allow them to overcome fears, release themselves from the past, and step fully into their best selves.

— Daniel Fulton, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Oak Park, IL