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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It is difficult for men to ask for help. Period. When we feel that our lives are being upended by our difficulties or we feel like less of a man, the last thing we want to do is speak out. Now can be the time to make a huge change in your life. If you are experiencing difficulty entering or maintaining a relationship, erectile dysfunction, or other and related concerns. Please reach out now. Let's change your life today.

— John Brancato, Mental Health Counselor in Forest Hills, NY

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 a male counselor, I share a point of view that is unique to much of the counseling community. I can say with confidence that I understand the male experience and that I know it is not a popular ideal to complain about your problems as a man.

— Bryce Miller, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate

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 believe that men have been privileged in many ways. However, men often receive little or no modeling or training in emotion regulation, communication, intimacy, or grief. I believe that the wellbeing of men is critically important and woefully underprovided. If you believe that your particular issues are influenced by your maleness, let's talk.

— Jon Reeves, Clinical Psychologist in Seattle, WA

Men have historically been suppressing trauma. The first time men experienced trauma, on the play ground, we were ridiculed for expressing it! This started the idea that we must suppress emotions. Because of that a lot of us are called toxic. For throes who want to change that I would love to help.

— Jose Feliciano, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in La MESA, CA
 

The unfortunate truth is that our predominant culture does not generally hold space for men to be vulnerable and heal our wounds. Through a variety of therapeutic modalities (e.g. EMDR, CBT, person-centered, and existential therapy) coupled with authentic and real connection, I create such a space so that we may be more whole and compassionate individuals, partners, fathers, sons, and friends. This work can be done individually as well as in groups.

— Alex Lippincott, Therapist in Wheat Ridge, CO

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

— Stefan Dombrowski, Psychologist in Mt. Laurel, 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

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
 

You want to feel good in body, mood, work, relationships. Yet oftentimes you deal with frustration, loneliness and pervasive anxiety around success, achievement and expectations you have of yourself based on what others seem to have of you. You tend not to talk about it & it's a lot of pressure! Take the space to explore identity and relational roles, while laying down track for what you want to Have, Do and Be by the end of your therapy.

— Randi Kofsky, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Monica, 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
 

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

We specialize in working with Queer men in the margins. Specifically men and queer men who are: - Questioning their identity - Coming out - Mixed race/first generation - in mixed orientation/identity relationships - kinky/poly - Religious trauma survivors - Sexual abuse survivors - Experiencing body dysmorphia We want to help you shake away the shame and masking you feel you need to carry to show that you're a particular kind of man.

— Rouse Relational Wellness, Sex Therapist in San Francisco, 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

In this world of changing gender roles it helps to think directly about what it means to be a man. The toxic masculinity we have been shown is no longer meeting our needs for meaning, love, or even empowerment. It can be liberating to ask, "What is sacred masculinity?" If we can have compassion and curiosity for the parts of us that took on toxic masculine attitudes, we can also learn to live in ways that honor both the sacred masculine and the feminine aspects of our being.

— Carlyle Stewart, Counselor in Asheville, NC