Men can be resistant to asking for help and sharing emotions, and are sometimes leery about the counseling process. Many men have been socialized to “be strong” and equate showing feelings or vulnerability with weakness. They may feel such a burden of responsibility as a provider, that they don’t permit themselves to ask for support. Ironically, men’s strength can increase their vulnerability to isolation and suffering.
Being “strong”, at the expense of your mental health and relationships, is no longer an asset. I respect the courage it takes to come into my office. If you are a man struggling with relationships, anger, anxiety or depression… I encourage you to give me a call. I use empirically-proven therapy techniques. But just as important, I will listen with compassion, offer honest observations and, perhaps, a new perspective. I have a successful history of working with male clients who came into counseling guarded and left grateful.