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

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

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

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

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

Although work with all people, Masculinity is an area of specific strength and focus in my work.

— Mike Doogan, Counselor in Portland, OR

My primary research deals with assisting African American men to address the underlying issues of hurt, pain and anger that may be affecting their overall well-being. Sessions address not only systemic issues of racism and discrimination, but also how maternal relationships impact their current relationships.

— Faye Weems-Singleton, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Norcross, GA

We are encouraged at an early age to "Be a man" or "Man up", in other words to suppress emotions because they aren't "manly" to have or express. Often this leads to frustration and anger, which is seen as a safe emotion for men to express. I believe in looking at those emotions and becoming okay with experiencing and expressing them in a healthy way.

— Dean Ross, Licensed Professional Counselor in Brentwood, TN

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 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

Perhaps you have never tried counseling before, or perhaps you have thought it was just for the “weak.” Maybe it has just been years since you were forced to go as a kid or teenager. I believe that counseling can be different. Your decision to enter counseling at this time is for you, for your future, and for your personal growth. I am here to work alongside you to find better solutions to any negative patterns that continue to play out in your life.

— Shannon Gonter, Counselor in Louisville, KY

One of my specialties since beginning my therapy career in 2003 has been men's issues: Relationship challenges; Anger/frustration/irritation; Masculinity; Depression & Anxiety, Childhood trauma; Sexual orientation and identity; Stress; Work adjustment issues, including procrastination, avoidance, anger, or success sabotage

— Justin Pere, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Seattle, WA

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

The shaping of your embedded beliefs and embodied habits started the day someone declared 'It's a boy.' I use approaches that get into the body-mind connections that surface the anchors that can keep you hostage to the natural ongoing development of your identity and empowerment to be your full human self.

— Shelly Melroe, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Wayzata, MN

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 Lawton, OK

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