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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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

As a cis man, and through my work with male clients, I seek to explore and interrogate what it means to "be a man" in today's society. I believe that you are "already a man," regardless of how one does or does not fit into societal stereotypes. I support others in the struggles that come with the attempts to live up to impossible standards and challenge the status quo, helping individuals become true to themselves, regardless of others' perceptions.

— eric bjorlin, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Evanston, IL
 

I work with all men to address sexual performance anxieties, desire discrepancies, porn and/or substance use, and communication difficulties. I also help straight-identified men understand and appreciate their attraction to trans women.

— Eric van der Voort, Sex Therapist in San Diego, CA

For effective work, I believe it takes a unique perspective and understanding of the specific issues men face. In my experience, the social expectations of masculinity can make it difficult for men to find a safe space to talk about many of the issues they face. In my work with male clients, I provide non-judgemental space for them to talk openly about their struggles, emotional challenges, and mental health concerns, which isn’t always available in their existing male relationships.

— Carrie Rutman, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in West Hollywood, 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

I help men break down barriers to seeking help and cultivate healthier coping strategies. My commitment to destigmatizing men's mental health encourages meaningful conversations and fosters a sense of empowerment and resilience. By addressing the specific needs of men, I strive to promote emotional well-being and enrich their lives.

— Dexter Mai, Associate Clinical Social Worker
 

Given the prevalence of screens and the demands of our capitalistic culture, there seems less time to connect with other men and express our wild masculine side. We suffer from loneliness, disconnection and anger, coupled with a feeling that our masculinity is not welcomed. As a male-identified therapist and facilitator of Men's Groups, I am here to meet you in your hurt and help you re-enliven your masculinity in healthy and impactful ways.

— Matthew Beals, Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate in Fort Collins, CO

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
 

While all issues are actually men's issues, it has become more customary to separate these common AMAB issues such as, Intimacy issues related to masculinity, Sexual performance anxiety, Pain during sex, Erectile Dysfunction, Excessive porn use, Out of control sexual behavior, lack of desire, lack of arousal, Premature ejaculation, Delayed ejaculation, etc.

— Siri Gerrity, Sex Therapist 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
 

Living as a man in our society comes with unique limits and opportunities. We develop and strengthen parts of ourselves to survive struggle and meet expectations of masculinity. While these parts can be incredibly effective, they can also lead to frustration, relationship issues, and unhelpful coping strategies. Specializing in Men's Issues means creating a space to comfortably explore these issues, while becoming better at addressing feelings, meeting needs, and connecting with others.

— Blake Locher, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR
 

Men trying to become the best version of themselves. Anger. Unwanted behaviors and addiction. Feeling lost or directionless. Learning how to have healthy emotions and relationships. Learning how to listen, empathize.

— Ryan Chappelle, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Brentwood, TN

As a young man growing in an increasingly complex world, I understand the unique stresses men go through in the 21st century. I've made it a pillar of my work to help other men navigate the world in a healthy and positive manner.

— Evan Moore, Licensed Mental Health Counselor
 

We May Explore: -Emotional Expression -Stress and Anxiety Management -Relationship and Intimacy -Masculinity and Identity

— Margo De La Cruz, Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

In my therapeutic practice, I hold a space for addressing men's issues, recognizing the unique challenges and societal expectations they navigate. I am committed to dismantling stereotypes and fostering an environment where men feel heard and understood. Through open dialogue, we explore masculinity, relationships, and personal growth, dismantling barriers to emotional well-being. It's a journey that honors vulnerability, resilience, and strength.

— Alex Kawliche, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Tampa, FL
 

These days understanding what it means “to be a man” can be full of mixed messages. Typically, these "rules" of masculinity come from the environments men developed in but were internalized so young that it can seem like they are the natural or correct way. I work with men to examine many of the expectations they contend with and decide what should be embraced or left behind.

— Gabriel Trees, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Portland, OR