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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Balancing work/school, family, relationships, marriage, kids, and all of the current events in our world today is difficult for even the healthiest of people. Helping you unlock what brings you joy and helps you feel whole and connected is a big part of managing stress. Everything from meditation and prayer to eating right and exercising is vital to a holistic approach to men's health.

— Charlie Luther, Associate Professional Counselor in Buford, GA
 

I have enjoyed working with men from the ages of 22-65. In particular, a passion of mine has been working with new dads. Men who become new fathers often experience depression, anxiety/OCD, issues with anger along with substance use. We have been enduring difficult times of late and it is okay for men to seek help with their mental health.

— Scott Bragg, Licensed Professional Counselor in Paoli, PA

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
 

Men, we were set up to fail emotionally by society. Strong statement? Maybe, but it is true. For many of us, the expression of emotions was not something that we saw, nor was it encouraged. In fact for many of us the expression of emotion would lead to ridicule. Even physical abuse. In my office, we establish a safe environment for developing the skills and learning how to express emotions. Together we will work you help you become emotionally empowered and take hold of your emotions.

— Eric Strom, Clinical Social Worker in Minnetonka, MN

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
 

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

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
 

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

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
 

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

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
 

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

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
 

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

— Stefan Dombrowski, Psychologist in Mt. Laurel, NJ

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
 

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

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

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