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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Are your struggling in your relationships, with anger, or in your career? Do you tend to worry frequently and feel like you are going to explode? If so, I can help you. Reach out. You don't have to go at it alone. Counseling by a man who understands complex men's issues.

— Stefan Dombrowski, Psychologist in Mt. Laurel, 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

Men face many unique challenges in the world today. We often receive conflicting messages as adults that are different from the ones we received growing up. the messages we receive growing up are to be strong, protective problem solvers, who should show little to know emotion. But now as adults, we receive the messages that we are also supposed to be emotionally supportive, emotionally vulnerable, and open. These conflicting messages can lead to many problems as we try to go through life.

— Jacob Butler, Counselor in Canadian, OK

You want people to know you, the real you, but what are they going to think of those embarrassing parts of your life? It’s terrifying to think about sharing those things with other people, so you just keep those things hidden, stay small, and march along. Imagine fully and confidently owning your identity, your presence, your voice and feeling empowered to pursue your vision of the future. It’s time to step out of secrecy and smallness to stand tall and own the life that is uniquely yours.

— Jesse Kauffman, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Ann Arbor, MI

You felt curious about therapy for a moment, and then a part of you said, "You don't need it; asking for help would mean that you're weak. You're supposed to be able to handle things on your own; be a man". Unhealthy forms of masculinity have been passed down through cultural attitudes and social norms from generation to generation. Mindful masculinity can be a solution in and of itself to some of the world's most significant problems. Verve is here to guide you, dude.

— Matthew Braman, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Men's Issues is kind of a strange, blurry category that ranges from problems directly connected to having a male body on the one extreme to problems that are fairly typical of the human experience (while just happening to be male) on the other. Men often seek out my help in dealing with sexual performance related issues, feelings of jealousy/possessiveness/insecurity, electronic addictions, difficulty expressing emotions, and many varieties of anger and impulsivity.

— Samuel Wilson, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Kensington, MD

As men, we know that life can be hard! Frequently, we are depleted of hope and then filled with regrets. Disappointments and self-doubt plague our thoughts and control our behaviors. We are dazed by people, places, things, and situations we cannot control or change. We also suffer sorrow, injury, and fear, along with being exposed to infidelity, suspicion, and ruminations. Yet, we are not allowed to speak of it because we are "men." I help men get in touch with who they want to be.

— Alan Zupka, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in ORLANDO, FL

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 Associate in Seattle, WA

I believe that men have been privileged in many ways. However, we have often received little or no modeling or training in emotion regulation, communication, intimacy, or grief. I adamently believe that the wellbeing of men is critically important and woefully underprovided. If you believe that your particular issues are highly influenced by your maleness, let's talk.

— Jon Reeves, Clinical Psychologist in Seattle, WA

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

— Stefan Dombrowski, Psychologist in Mt. Laurel, NJ

As men we have been set up to fail emotionally in society. A bold statement? Perhaps, but also true. For many of us we were not given the tools to be able to express our emotions in a healthy way. We were told "don't cry", "don't be a baby", or worse. We may have even suffered physical abuse for showing emotion. In my practice we set up a safe environment to give you the tools to begin to express yourself and your emotions in a healthy, productive way.

— Eric Strom, Clinical Social Worker in Minnetonka, MN

I believe that it is important for men to reexamine the standards of masculinity that have been put forth by our cultures. I offer a non-judgmental space for male-identified persons to process their feelings regarding their place in a changing world. I take inspiration from Robert Bly, Joseph Campbell, Robert A. Johnson, and the mythopoetic men's movement.

— Andrew Conner, Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in Portland, OR

Dealing with Men's issues has been a passion of mine for over 20 years. Men have unique development and social norms that have been cultivated by society. Unraveling those core value that is helpful for the 21st Century and beyond needs to be teased out.

— Kwabena Siaka, Psychotherapist in PORTLAND, OR

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

When it comes to men's health there is a contradiction: Men are supposed to be strong and in control, but our inner reality often does not match this ideal. The advantages many men have in society commonly do not translate into better health outcomes. Men tend to be in worse health than women globally and many of the behaviors associated with ‘masculinity’ increase the risk of mental illness and relationship problems. Let's have an honest conversation about the kind of man you really want to be.

— Hans Reihling, PhD, LMFT, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in SAN DIEGO, CA

Men can have a difficult time talking about their feelings. This can significantly impact their ability to build strong relationships, be there for their loved ones, and feel good about themselves overall. Exploration of feelings is an important skillset that some of us missed out on learning. Luckily for us, it is never too late to begin work on this. You can begin your journey of learning how to talk about your feelings and witness the impact that can have on all aspects of your life!

— Manny Romero, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Clemente, CA

I’ve worked with a lot of men over the years help undo the harmful messages they’ve received about what it means to be a man in our society. The most troubling impact I’ve found is the effect it’s had on how we relate with ourselves as complex emotional creatures. The suppression of emotion can lead to a wide range of dysfunctional behaviors, not to mention persistent feelings of isolation, emptiness, and irritation.

— Justin Fink, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hoffman Estates, IL

As husband, father and third career man, I understand the demands and the consequences of these roles. Too often we just push through these roles defined only by "what is expected." Sooner or later this can catch up to us and we find ourselves unhappy in our relationships and marriages, dissatisfied in our jobs and questioning our effectiveness as a father. We need space to figure these things out and that is what I offer - nonjudgmental, dialogical, welcoming and open space.

— Andy Dishman, Licensed Professional Counselor in MARIETTA, GA