Men’s Issues Counseling – Change Your Life At Work and Home
How Does Counseling Help?
Growing up as a man often means we have difficulty sitting with our emotions. The messaging from childhood was often to ignore our emotions and that they are a sign of weakness.
Toughen up and be a man.
Stop crying or I will give you something to cry about.
If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.
What will the neighbors think if they saw you like this?
The idea of being tough was praised and being emotional was bad. All of this messaging can be a huge challenge for men as they face stress from work, marriage, kids, and throughout all of that, trying to find meaning in work and home life. The true and authentic self can be lost or forgotten.
So why try counseling? Yes, counseling can be challenging for guys that have had their emotions walled off for many for years and who have never tried it before. We encourage men coming into counseling for the first time to really think heavily about what they want to accomplish overall and each week. Our goal as therapists are to try and assess what each person’s goals are and looking at the steps that they can see themselves taking to accomplish those goals. This helps for greater therapeutic alignment and the potential for goal attainment.
Whether you are coming in to try and build greater intimacy in relationships, finding meaning at work or in life, trying to build better coping skills for stress, trying to create greater balance between work and home, working on anger management or life after divorce, or just changing relationship patterns, we can help. Our therapists are versed on evidence based practices and we have frequent continuing education events to help them learn new ways to help you achieve your goals.