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.

Meet the specialists

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
 

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

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, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern in Portland, OR
 

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

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
 

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

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
 

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

The three most destructive words that every man receives when he was a boy is when he's told to "Be a Man". Wearing a mask to reduce our risk of exposure to COVID-19 is one thing, but wearing the mask you live in to hide your emotions is harmful. Its personally & socially injurious, AND we avoid emotions because that's what many traditional ideals of masculinity have socialized us to do. Let's modernize masculinity. We can help empower your verve.

— Matthew Braman, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
 

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

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
 

My approach to working with men is through the lens acknowledging that we live in a culture where to be a man is defined by one's ability to be "strong." This condensing of human experience contributes to the intense pressure men are under to exist in the world in a way that is difficult for any human to accomplish.

— Jan Tate, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Mebane, NC

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
 

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

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