Men today are under immense pressure to succeed in all areas of their lives. They are expected to be providers, leaders, and protectors, while also maintaining strong relationships and staying physically fit. It’s no wonder that so many men struggle with anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. As a man, you’ve always been taught to bottle up your emotions and push through any struggles. But the weight of it all is becoming too much to bear.
My Background and Approach
The first step is to understand that you’re not alone. There are other men going through the same thing. In therapy, we will work together to identify and understand the emotions you’re experiencing.
From there, we will develop a plan to help you cope with and manage your stress and emotions in a healthy way. This may involve exploring your past and uncovering the root of the issues. We will also work on developing new skills and strategies for dealing with difficult situations.
Therapy is a process, but it doesn’t have to be a long one. I offer short-term and solution-focused therapy, so we can work together to get you the help you need and get you back to living your life.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
I’ve watched many guys go through their struggles alone- angry at themselves when things don’t work out how they want; feeling guilty over wanting something but unable to have it; resentful when they feel like they’ve given their all but it’s still not good enough. It doesn’t have to be this way. You don’t have to suffer in silence. I hate that you’re going through this, but I am so glad that you’ve decided to look for some guidance. Know that asking for help is not a sign of weakness but of strength. It takes a lot of courage to face your demons head on. COVID was bad enough, but there’s another epidemic impacting men- loneliness and isolation. As women, we are encouraged to develop relationships and rely on others. Men are told the opposite. The truth is we all need connection. We all need someone to talk to. You’ve been set up for failure, especially in your intimate relationships. It’s not your fault. You can unlearn the messaging that has been holding you back.