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

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 men have in society 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 illness, injury, mental disorder, and premature death. I will guide you on the journey to becoming the man you really wanna be.

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

Men who are uncomfortable asking for help tend to find my office a safe and reassuring place to take that risk. I help men develop a toolbox of strategies to help reduce anger and anxiety in order to develop more effective communication skills.

— Karen Wulfson, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Beverly Hills, CA

If we were to examine the hearts of the over 150 million men in this country, we would be alarmed by the profound sense of pain, confusion, and disconnection so many of us experience on a daily basis. Unfortunately, the same constraints that create a man’s wounds also keep them deeply hidden. My aim is to help men reconnect with themselves so they can participate in relationships of significant depth.

— Hayden Lindsey, Counselor in Austin, TX

Work closely with male sexual health concerns of both the mind (unwanted attraction, paraphilia, performance anxiety, suppressed desires, etc.) and body (erectile dysfunction, early ejaculation, impotence, etc.). Male survivors of sexual assault are encourages to reach out.

— Peter Bippus, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Beverly Hills, CA
 

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, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Roseville, MN

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 specialize in helping men and masculine people cultivate emotional resilience, intimacy, and integrity in relationships. While I am not a strict adherent to the gender binary, I believe the experience of people socialized as men in this culture has a unique confluences of gifts and challenges, and I find that men are hungry for spaces to explore and understand themselves without judgment or shame.

— Anthony Rella, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in SEATTLE, WA
 

Work closely with male sexual health concerns of both the mind (unwanted attraction, paraphilia, performance anxiety, suppressed desires, etc.) and body (erectile dysfunction, early ejaculation, impotence, etc.). Male survivors of sexual assault are encourages to reach out.

— Peter Bippus, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Beverly Hills, CA
 

I have led multiple support and process groups for men, both in the context of university counseling centers as well as an addictions clinic. I am well versed in the current literature regarding the culture of "toxic masculinity," but I am also invested in promoting the cultural values that can empower men to move beyond the systems that create unhealthy male behaviors focused on power, dominance, and emotional restriction.

— Jason Wu, Psychologist in San Jose, CA
 

I specialize in helping men identify their true values and learn how to truly live into those values fully in all aspects of their life. This includes intimate relationships, family relationships, career performance, and personal growth. This may often include unpacking some family of origin issues as well as any addiction issues that might be at play.

— Jeremy Pierce, Licensed Professional Counselor in Irving, TX

Today’s man faces new challenges. The new demand is for men to be emotionally aware & authentically expressive. Yet in our collective request, we have not given him the tools he needs to construct his desired vision of himself and the life he wants with his partner. Men are feeling unappreciated and unsure of how to express themselves. I help men explore the meaning in and their goals for success and joy in their lives.

— JoEllen Lange, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in St. Paul, MN

Men who are uncomfortable asking for help tend to find my office a safe and reassuring place to take that risk. I help men develop a toolbox of strategies to help reduce anger and anxiety in order to develop more effective communication skills.

— Karen Wulfson, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Beverly Hills, CA
 

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 Professional Counselor Intern in ORLANDO, FL

Work closely with male sexual health concerns of both the mind (unwanted attraction, paraphilia, performance anxiety, suppressed desires, etc.) and body (erectile dysfunction, early ejaculation, impotence, etc.). Male survivors of sexual assault are encourages to reach out.

— Peter Bippus, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Beverly Hills, CA
 

I work very well with with those individuals who identify as male or present as male. My interest and training in gender / sexuality / male supremacy / heterosexism and the like have prepared me to interact and heal men in a supportive and effective way.

— Benjamin Neale, Clinical Psychologist in Colorado Springs, CO

After twenty-five years of experience in business, Peter decided to address a need he saw in the field and provide mental health support to men, their families, and fellow business professionals. He believes there is a gap in this industry that has not been addressed and is confident he is uniquely qualified to address the issues and concerns of men and the business professional population.

— Peter Rivkees, Counselor in Clermont, FL
 

I have worked with men facing every conceivable challenge to self-esteem, including job loss, divorce, difficulties with children, legal challenges, depression, anxiety, attention problems, etc.

— Keith Ablow, Counselor in Newburyport, MA

Did any of you grow up with rules (either your own or others) about how we are supposed to live and be as men? Well guess what, there are no rules except the ones you create for yourself. Whether your challenge is relationships, career, health, chronic pain, sexual issues, identity issues, communication, or previous abuse, I can help. I have reconciled the challenges in my life and helped others do the same. I know how we move past our limiting issues, and I will help you move past yours.

— Rice Pierce, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Phoenix, AZ

Men who are uncomfortable asking for help tend to find my office a safe and reassuring place to take that risk. I help men develop a toolbox of strategies to help reduce anger and anxiety in order to develop more effective communication skills.

— Karen Wulfson, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Beverly Hills, CA
 

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 are often told they have to ‘get in touch with their feelings,’ but what does this mean and how do you do it? I help men become more aware of their emotions, how to manage them, and how to talk about them. Learning to put words to what you are feeling, identify and express feelings are learned behavior – and like riding a bike, it takes practice. Showing your vulnerability with people who you feel safe with can bring you closer to others and may even bring a sense of relief.

— Joshua Weinreb, Licensed Professional Counselor in North Canton, OH
 

"The times they are-a-changin'" wrote Dylan. The evolving of cultural values is sometimes very jarring to our male psyche's. The information-laden world we navigate now is significantly different than it was as recently as 5 years ago. Men have had to make a lot of adjustments: In our relationships to others, to the roles in raising kids, to just about everything that men had been taught while growing up. I look to explore these changes with you, and process possible solutions.

— Sandy Marsh, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA