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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Become the man you intend to be--a better father, husband, son, human being!

— Stefan Dombrowski, Psychologist in Mt. Laurel, NJ

You want to feel good in body, mood, work, relationships. Yet oftentimes you deal with frustration, loneliness and pervasive anxiety around success, achievement and expectations you have of yourself based on what others seem to have of you. You tend not to talk about it & it's a lot of pressure! Take the space to explore identity and relational roles, while laying down track for what you want to Have, Do and Be by the end of your therapy.

— Randi Kofsky, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Monica, CA
 

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

It is difficult for men to ask for help. Period. When we feel that our lives are being upended by our difficulties or we feel like less of a man, the last thing we want to do is speak out. Now can be the time to make a huge change in your life. If you are experiencing difficulty entering or maintaining a relationship, erectile dysfunction, or other and related concerns. Please reach out now. Let's change your life today.

— John Brancato, Mental Health Counselor in Forest Hills, NY
 

Men have historically been suppressing trauma. The first time men experienced trauma, on the play ground, we were ridiculed for expressing it! This started the idea that we must suppress emotions. Because of that a lot of us are called toxic. For throes who want to change that I would love to help.

— Jose Feliciano, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in La MESA, CA

Within the context of our culture, men in particular can struggle with shame, accessing emotions and feeling a sense of belonging. A unifying experience for men is the sense that they must face their struggles alone. Therapy offers we need others; to know ourselves, to feel the range of our emotions, to connect to meaning in our lives and relationships. I work with men struggling to connect with loved ones, their emotions, and purpose.

— Andrew Fontana, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Seattle, WA
 

Sometimes a man can feel more comfortable opening up to another man about some of the deeper topics, especially when starting therapy for the very first time. The majority of my practice is therapy with individual male clients. I can’t talk sports with you (no, seriously I grew up with a single Mom and two sisters) but I take a direct and active approach in helping unpack some of the inside-stuff that has you stuck or struggling. I also specialize in working with gay & kink communities.

— AJ Rich, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

Healthy, meaningful masculinity creates the space and safety for those we love to grow and thrive. So as we discover who you are as a man, your relationships will heal, change, and grow. You don't bear all the responsibility for this healing and change. But it can start with you.

— Tommy Mattera, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Chico, CA
 

My practice focuses on providing psychotherapy to Gay Men seeking a new path through skill development. Our society shames men who show emotion. Let me tell you, there is no shame in getting help or being vulnerable. There is strength in seeking guidance when we feel lost. I believe we have the skills needed to own our life but sometimes we get lost and need a guide. To learn more, Let’s Talk.

— Raymond Castilleja Jr., Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Seeking help is sign of strength. Men have been sold a lie that they need to be stoic and suffer in silence. The truth is that men are at their best when they can share their honest feelings with others. Then the facade of perfection falls away and men can offer their true potential to their friends, family and the world.

— Michael Ceely, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, CA
 

I provide a safe and validating therapeutic environment for men to explore concerns they may not feel comfortable sharing with others.

— Matt McKevitt, Clinical Social Worker in Wyckoff, NJ

Men often aren't allowed a safe space to process their feelings. Many men I work with are victims of abuse, and have no where to turn. I understand the specific issues that men face, without toxic masculinity.

— Mikah Watford, Licensed Professional Counselor in San antonio, TX
 

The unfortunate truth is that our predominant culture does not generally hold space for men to be vulnerable and heal our wounds. Through a variety of therapeutic modalities (e.g. EMDR, CBT, person-centered, and existential therapy) coupled with authentic and real connection, I create such a space so that we may be more whole and compassionate individuals, partners, fathers, sons, and friends. This work can be done individually as well as in groups.

— Alex Lippincott, Therapist in Wheat Ridge, CO

We specialize in working with Queer men in the margins. Specifically men and queer men who are: - Questioning their identity - Coming out - Mixed race/first generation - in mixed orientation/identity relationships - kinky/poly - Religious trauma survivors - Sexual abuse survivors - Experiencing body dysmorphia We want to help you shake away the shame and masking you feel you need to carry to show that you're a particular kind of man.

— Rouse Relational Wellness, Sex Therapist in San Francisco, CA
 

I have enjoyed working with men from the ages of 22-65. In particular, a passion of mine has been working with new dads. Men who become new fathers often experience depression, anxiety/OCD, issues with anger along with substance use. We have been enduring difficult times of late and it is okay for men to seek help with their mental health.

— Scott Bragg, Licensed Professional Counselor in Paoli, PA

"Mental health isn't real" and "Get over it" are responses men get when faced with mental health issues. Men's mental is often overlooked or not taken seriously. This makes it tough for men to feel supported when they need help. Therapy provides a place for men to be taken seriously and supported.

— Peter Georgilis, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Round Rock, TX
 

I have wide-ranging experience working with men's issues, including concerns related to masculinity and gender roles, issues of identity, connecting with loved ones, and learning to express emotions in a healthy way, which as men we are not usually encouraged to do. As men we also have often received inadequate modeling or training in emotion regulation, communication skills, intimacy, or expressing grief. We may feel inadequate in these areas but aren’t sure how to improve our abilities.

— Doug Aucoin, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in San Diego, CA