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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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

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

— Stefan Dombrowski, Psychologist in Mt. Laurel, NJ
 

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

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
 

Expressing tenderness and being emotionally open are important to nurturing healthy relationships with those around you, yet few men feel comfortable doing this. Often, anxiety, depression, anger, impatience, lack of confidence, and life and work stress get in the way. I help and support men in stepping over these hurdles and improving their relationships.

— Ania Scanlan, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Shoreview, MN

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
 

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

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
 

As a counselor, it is my goal to help you gain awareness and insight into your current stressors and emotions.

— Steve Helsel, Licensed Professional Counselor in Commerce Charter Township, MI

In addition to my lived experience as a man, much of my clinical experience has been providing therapy to men. Specific men’s issues I have encountered as a therapist include men’s experiences with body image, sexual orientation, sexual performance, friendship, marriage/dating and societal expectations. I have experience working with male survivors of abuse as well as men experiencing depression and anxiety.

— Matt Bouse, Therapist in Ann Arbor, MI
 

I work with men around issues of sexual identity, challenges with out of control sexual behaviors and sex addiction, libido and performance anxiety issues, and navigating sexual issues in relationships.

— Greg Bodin, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA

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
 

As a male counselor, I share a point of view that is unique to much of the counseling community. I can say with confidence that I understand the male experience and that I know it is not a popular ideal to complain about your problems as a man.

— Bryce Miller, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate

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
 

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
 

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 specialize in helping men work through issues around shame, vulnerability, sexuality, communication, competence, and finding a sense of purpose and meaning in life. I bring a long background leading men's circles, retreats, and rites of passage for both adolescent and adult males. To be a male-identified person brings with it a unique set of roles and expectations which are often internalized. I will support you to get to know yourself and make new, more satisfying choices.

— Lucius Wheeler, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ashland, OR