Men's Issues Therapists in California

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Darryl K Moore
Psychologist, PhD, CSAT, CMAT
Verified
2 Endorsed
La Mesa, CA 91942
I work with individuals and couples coping with sex addiction or the discovery of sex addiction in a partner. I also facilitate a recovery group for men dealing with sex addiction. The group is open to all men dealing with sex addiction. It is not required that you be a registered individual client. My practice has focused on men's issues with sexual and other addictions as well as anger and behavior management. Other areas of focus include relational issues and the associated problems of stress, anxiety, and depression and betrayal issues. Emphasis is on the Carns model using the texts Facing the Shadows and Facing Heartbreak.
I work with individuals and couples coping with sex addiction or the discovery of sex addiction in a partner. I also facilitate a recovery group for men dealing with sex addiction. The group is open to all men dealing with sex addiction. It is not required that you be a registered individual client. My practice has focused on men's issues with sexual and other addictions as well as anger and behavior management. Other areas of focus include relational issues and the associated problems of stress, anxiety, and depression and betrayal issues. Emphasis is on the Carns model using the texts Facing the Shadows and Facing Heartbreak.
(619) 457-6419 View (619) 457-6419
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Anthony Lopez
Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Solana Beach, CA 92075  (Online Only)
Only specializing in men's issues + spiritual issues at this time. I maintain a balance between spirituality and mind.
Only specializing in men's issues + spiritual issues at this time. I maintain a balance between spirituality and mind.
(858) 544-0380 View (858) 544-0380
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Dr. Patrice N Douglas
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730  (Online Only)
My areas of specialty include depression, anxiety, men's issues, relationship conflicts, anger management, addicted behaviors, and multicultural issues.
Life happens! Have you been having problems in your life but don't know where to turn? Have you thought about seeking help but scared of the experience or judgement? I am here to tell you its okay to not be okay and I am here to assist you with getting on track to find your happiness again! Life is hard and you shouldn't have to face it alone.I look forward to getting started with you. I only take a limited number of clients at a time to provide as much support possible and to provide personalized treatment.
My areas of specialty include depression, anxiety, men's issues, relationship conflicts, anger management, addicted behaviors, and multicultural issues.
Life happens! Have you been having problems in your life but don't know where to turn? Have you thought about seeking help but scared of the experience or judgement? I am here to tell you its okay to not be okay and I am here to assist you with getting on track to find your happiness again! Life is hard and you shouldn't have to face it alone.I look forward to getting started with you. I only take a limited number of clients at a time to provide as much support possible and to provide personalized treatment.
(909) 345-2180 View (909) 345-2180
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Thomas Ellis
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94123
As a seasoned professional, I provide psychotherapy, personal coaching, and sex therapy to diverse business professionals across the Bay Area and beyond. In my role as the Embedded Psychologist for Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, I have gained expertise working with some of the most insightful and innovative leaders both within the US and globally. I understand the pressures of balancing a demanding career and a thriving personal life. My specialties include sexual health and functioning, men's issues, interpersonal relationship dynamics, and the effects of technology and social media on mental health.
As a seasoned professional, I provide psychotherapy, personal coaching, and sex therapy to diverse business professionals across the Bay Area and beyond. In my role as the Embedded Psychologist for Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, I have gained expertise working with some of the most insightful and innovative leaders both within the US and globally. I understand the pressures of balancing a demanding career and a thriving personal life. My specialties include sexual health and functioning, men's issues, interpersonal relationship dynamics, and the effects of technology and social media on mental health.
(415) 359-4586 View (415) 359-4586
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Dr. Brendan J Nierenberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Simi Valley, CA 93065  (Online Only)
I have been very fortunate to work with a wide range of populations including traumatic brain injury, substance abuse, eating disorders, couples and relationship issues, gender identity issues, borderline personality disorder, and men's issues.
It takes a great amount of courage to be seeking a therapist as you are doing right now. You have made the choice to seek out help, and for that, I can say you are already on your journey of healing. In a session with me, you will find acceptance, understanding, and compassion with any challenge you are facing. No matter what your goal is, you don't have to do it alone.
I have been very fortunate to work with a wide range of populations including traumatic brain injury, substance abuse, eating disorders, couples and relationship issues, gender identity issues, borderline personality disorder, and men's issues.
It takes a great amount of courage to be seeking a therapist as you are doing right now. You have made the choice to seek out help, and for that, I can say you are already on your journey of healing. In a session with me, you will find acceptance, understanding, and compassion with any challenge you are facing. No matter what your goal is, you don't have to do it alone.
(805) 243-1580 View (805) 243-1580
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Alex Iacovitti
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Brea, CA 92821  (Online Only)
I am also EMDR trained and have advanced training and research on men's issues.
Growth takes courage and commitment. Whether you want to make behavioral, emotional, relationship or interpersonal changes, I will help you explore the issues in depth. I want to hear and understand your story. I will bring compassion and kindness to our interactions and provide you with honest feedback. I look to create a strong therapeutic relationship that emphasizes safety, openness and compassion. I will support you by creating an open atmosphere with a sense of safety where you can explore the world with a sense of comfort.
I am also EMDR trained and have advanced training and research on men's issues.
Growth takes courage and commitment. Whether you want to make behavioral, emotional, relationship or interpersonal changes, I will help you explore the issues in depth. I want to hear and understand your story. I will bring compassion and kindness to our interactions and provide you with honest feedback. I look to create a strong therapeutic relationship that emphasizes safety, openness and compassion. I will support you by creating an open atmosphere with a sense of safety where you can explore the world with a sense of comfort.
(562) 454-1828 View (562) 454-1828
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Heather Metzger
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90029
I am a psychoanalytic therapist who works with repetitive relationship problems, anxiety, panic disorders, long-term depression and men's issues. These often show up as poor self-esteem, feelings of loneliness and disconnection, false-self, obsessions and addictions, and unexplained physical symptoms. Sometimes people feel that something isn't right, but they aren't sure what. When friends, family and self-help aren't enough, I take the time to get to know you and listen for what repeats itself in your thoughts and actions.
I am a psychoanalytic therapist who works with repetitive relationship problems, anxiety, panic disorders, long-term depression and men's issues. These often show up as poor self-esteem, feelings of loneliness and disconnection, false-self, obsessions and addictions, and unexplained physical symptoms. Sometimes people feel that something isn't right, but they aren't sure what. When friends, family and self-help aren't enough, I take the time to get to know you and listen for what repeats itself in your thoughts and actions.
(323) 870-9660 View (323) 870-9660
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Kamal Ahmed
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Sacramento, CA 95843  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Men's Issues- Often, men appreciate practical tools that they can utilize to improve their lives right away.
Hello, I specialize in working with the following: Teen/Young Adult Issues- I help teens/young adults learn valuable skills that help them make sense of their thoughts, feelings, and values; this helps them be better equipped and empowered to make better decisions in their relationships, school, and work. Counseling with me can help teens and young adults build their confidence, bounce back from setbacks, focus on their goals, manage stress, and have healthy relationships.
Men's Issues- Often, men appreciate practical tools that they can utilize to improve their lives right away.
Hello, I specialize in working with the following: Teen/Young Adult Issues- I help teens/young adults learn valuable skills that help them make sense of their thoughts, feelings, and values; this helps them be better equipped and empowered to make better decisions in their relationships, school, and work. Counseling with me can help teens and young adults build their confidence, bounce back from setbacks, focus on their goals, manage stress, and have healthy relationships.
(510) 674-0481 View (510) 674-0481
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Dr. Grant Horner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, DMin, MDiv
Verified
1 Endorsed
Carlsbad, CA 92008
I specialize in relationships, men's issues, Veterans, addictions, sexual orientation, in addition, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and grief and loss.
Worry, stress, and poor sleep have become all too familiar. Maybe a sense of hopelessness, helplessness or just feeling stuck are common thoughts. You may be in a marriage or relationship that has become increasingly more difficult, more conflicted, less loving and passionate, and you are wondering if you should stay, go, or if anything can change. You’ve set goals, you’ve given yourself pep talks, you’ve promised yourself you’ll change, but it’s not working. Usually, you can snap out of it, but this feels different. Often these challenges feel all consuming, and having a trusted and qualified person walk alongside you is helpful.
I specialize in relationships, men's issues, Veterans, addictions, sexual orientation, in addition, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and grief and loss.
Worry, stress, and poor sleep have become all too familiar. Maybe a sense of hopelessness, helplessness or just feeling stuck are common thoughts. You may be in a marriage or relationship that has become increasingly more difficult, more conflicted, less loving and passionate, and you are wondering if you should stay, go, or if anything can change. You’ve set goals, you’ve given yourself pep talks, you’ve promised yourself you’ll change, but it’s not working. Usually, you can snap out of it, but this feels different. Often these challenges feel all consuming, and having a trusted and qualified person walk alongside you is helpful.
(760) 621-7972 View (760) 621-7972
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Tommy Mattera
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Chico, CA 95973
As a seasoned therapist specializing in men's issues, I resonate with what motivates you: authenticity, freedom, and connection.
"I don't even know what I feel." "I'm such a f&$k up, I can't ever open up." "If people knew how I felt they'd leave me just like everyone else before them." If these thoughts resonate with you, know that you're not alone. I get those feelings. You're tired of feeling disconnected, isolated, and unfulfilled. Perhaps you can't even recall a time when life didn't feel this heavy. But, you're ready for a transformation! You're prepared to regain your confidence and tackle life with renewed purpose. You're eager to reconnect with your loved ones and align your life with your purpose. You don't have to go it alone. I'm in your corner.
As a seasoned therapist specializing in men's issues, I resonate with what motivates you: authenticity, freedom, and connection.
"I don't even know what I feel." "I'm such a f&$k up, I can't ever open up." "If people knew how I felt they'd leave me just like everyone else before them." If these thoughts resonate with you, know that you're not alone. I get those feelings. You're tired of feeling disconnected, isolated, and unfulfilled. Perhaps you can't even recall a time when life didn't feel this heavy. But, you're ready for a transformation! You're prepared to regain your confidence and tackle life with renewed purpose. You're eager to reconnect with your loved ones and align your life with your purpose. You don't have to go it alone. I'm in your corner.
(530) 285-5276 View (530) 285-5276
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Justin Yaros
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
I specialize in Adult Counseling, Couples Counseling, Teen Counseling and Men's Issues. I offer my life experience as a former executive, coach, husband, and father along with my passion for helping people live meaningful lives. I left a successful career as a business executive in order to become a therapist. I chose this because I experienced first-hand how the pressures of life can take a severe toll on emotional wellbeing. I saw many others struggling with life challenges too, and my own growth through therapy has instilled within me a desire to help.
I specialize in Adult Counseling, Couples Counseling, Teen Counseling and Men's Issues. I offer my life experience as a former executive, coach, husband, and father along with my passion for helping people live meaningful lives. I left a successful career as a business executive in order to become a therapist. I chose this because I experienced first-hand how the pressures of life can take a severe toll on emotional wellbeing. I saw many others struggling with life challenges too, and my own growth through therapy has instilled within me a desire to help.
(424) 329-1333 View (424) 329-1333
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Dr. Alex Ballan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, EdD, LCSW, MSW
Verified
Cerritos, CA 90703
I specialize in men's issues, life-transitions, and relationship issues.
“At times, life seems like a deep-dark hole, but really it’s a tunnel, and if we walk together, we’ll reach one end or the other.” Fr. G. Boyle, Homeboy Industries. We live in challenging times; it may help to talk with someone to try and make sense of it all. I’ve experienced the positive effects of having a trained professional in my corner. My hope is to pay that forward and support you in reconnecting to your genuine strengths. I believe each person has the key to their own wellness and success. So ask yourself, if life could be different tomorrow, what would it look like?
I specialize in men's issues, life-transitions, and relationship issues.
“At times, life seems like a deep-dark hole, but really it’s a tunnel, and if we walk together, we’ll reach one end or the other.” Fr. G. Boyle, Homeboy Industries. We live in challenging times; it may help to talk with someone to try and make sense of it all. I’ve experienced the positive effects of having a trained professional in my corner. My hope is to pay that forward and support you in reconnecting to your genuine strengths. I believe each person has the key to their own wellness and success. So ask yourself, if life could be different tomorrow, what would it look like?
(562) 379-6646 View (562) 379-6646
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Ximena M Zurita
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Los Altos, CA 94024
Clients consult with me on issues, among others, related to: children's concerns and difficulties, teens' concerns, women's issues, men's issues, career concerns, acculturation, stress, anxiety, depression, self-defeating behaviors, marital discord, sexual difficulties, psychological issues related to physical illness, and life transitions.
Are you suffering or feeling stuck, overwhelmed, unhappy in one or more areas of your life? Do you wish you had a better relationship with those you love the most? Do you make the best decisions? Are you aware of your self-defeating behaviors? Have you ever experienced a traumatic event? Do you wish your life felt better? Is your physical health compromised? These are some of the concerns clients bring to the consulting room. Guided by supportive-expressive interventions; together, we'll examine the ways in which you suffer and create from this experience a more compassionate and psychologically healthier model of living.
Clients consult with me on issues, among others, related to: children's concerns and difficulties, teens' concerns, women's issues, men's issues, career concerns, acculturation, stress, anxiety, depression, self-defeating behaviors, marital discord, sexual difficulties, psychological issues related to physical illness, and life transitions.
Are you suffering or feeling stuck, overwhelmed, unhappy in one or more areas of your life? Do you wish you had a better relationship with those you love the most? Do you make the best decisions? Are you aware of your self-defeating behaviors? Have you ever experienced a traumatic event? Do you wish your life felt better? Is your physical health compromised? These are some of the concerns clients bring to the consulting room. Guided by supportive-expressive interventions; together, we'll examine the ways in which you suffer and create from this experience a more compassionate and psychologically healthier model of living.
(650) 797-0469 View (650) 797-0469
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Doug Aucoin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92103
Taking the first steps to make changes and move towards recovery and growth is often not easy but feeling better matters. You may feel as if you’re struggling even if you’re smart, hard-working and motivated, but you can feel better. Clients come to therapy burdened with such things as anxiety/mood concerns, grief/loss issues, low self-esteem, LGBTQ+ issues, men's issues or challenges with life transitions. You want to move forward and make positive changes but are not sure where to start. Have a mature, relational, compassionate and insight- oriented therapeutic partner with you on this journey. If you contact me, I will reach out.
Taking the first steps to make changes and move towards recovery and growth is often not easy but feeling better matters. You may feel as if you’re struggling even if you’re smart, hard-working and motivated, but you can feel better. Clients come to therapy burdened with such things as anxiety/mood concerns, grief/loss issues, low self-esteem, LGBTQ+ issues, men's issues or challenges with life transitions. You want to move forward and make positive changes but are not sure where to start. Have a mature, relational, compassionate and insight- oriented therapeutic partner with you on this journey. If you contact me, I will reach out.
(619) 492-7478 View (619) 492-7478
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Sep Kalantari
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC
Verified
1 Endorsed
My focus is on Men's Issues and difficulties men face in modern day as husbands/fathers/sons.
Have you been through a recent crisis in your relationship? Maybe you're feeling lonely, disconnected, or stuck? Are you ready to make some changes in your life? I want to help you move forward and live the life that you deserve! Together, you and I will explore what is keeping you from your full potential and develop strategies to manage stress, improve relationships, and reach your personal goals. Take the initial step of your journey toward a healthier life by giving me a call. Your first phone consultation is free.
My focus is on Men's Issues and difficulties men face in modern day as husbands/fathers/sons.
Have you been through a recent crisis in your relationship? Maybe you're feeling lonely, disconnected, or stuck? Are you ready to make some changes in your life? I want to help you move forward and live the life that you deserve! Together, you and I will explore what is keeping you from your full potential and develop strategies to manage stress, improve relationships, and reach your personal goals. Take the initial step of your journey toward a healthier life by giving me a call. Your first phone consultation is free.
(714) 215-9805 View (714) 215-9805
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Joseph Campi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94118
I specialize in anxiety/depression, body self image and eating disorders, men's issues and substance /recovery.
Psychotherapy offers emotional and psychological space for change. It is an opportunity to decode what is not working and with therapeutic guidance provide clients with a scaffolding to try out new thinking and ways of feeling. I see psychotherapy as a kind of lab, where clients safely get to try new approaches out, notice what works and what is most effective. My work is about helping clients; whether a problem to be solved, a desired behavioral change, or finding meaning during a life challenging experience. I encourage individuals to contact me and explore that change. I am here to help.
I specialize in anxiety/depression, body self image and eating disorders, men's issues and substance /recovery.
Psychotherapy offers emotional and psychological space for change. It is an opportunity to decode what is not working and with therapeutic guidance provide clients with a scaffolding to try out new thinking and ways of feeling. I see psychotherapy as a kind of lab, where clients safely get to try new approaches out, notice what works and what is most effective. My work is about helping clients; whether a problem to be solved, a desired behavioral change, or finding meaning during a life challenging experience. I encourage individuals to contact me and explore that change. I am here to help.
(415) 610-7772 View (415) 610-7772
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Dr. Evan Fewsmith
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
I work with Depression/Anxiety, Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse, Trauma, Men's Issues, Marriage and Family issues, Self-Esteem, Life Transitions, other issues as well.
I know how hard it is to look for the right therapist. Before you make a appointment, it is my sincere attempt here to explain who I am and how I work. I provide individual sessions based on a foundation of trust, genuineness and respect. I work with clients by educating them, processing thoughts and feelings, exploring options, and directing new ways to interact. I believe everyone has the ability to grow if given an opportunity to be coached and supported by a trusted therapist. I possess a large repertoire of psychological interventions and tools to draw from. I work differently and individually with each and every client.
I work with Depression/Anxiety, Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse, Trauma, Men's Issues, Marriage and Family issues, Self-Esteem, Life Transitions, other issues as well.
I know how hard it is to look for the right therapist. Before you make a appointment, it is my sincere attempt here to explain who I am and how I work. I provide individual sessions based on a foundation of trust, genuineness and respect. I work with clients by educating them, processing thoughts and feelings, exploring options, and directing new ways to interact. I believe everyone has the ability to grow if given an opportunity to be coached and supported by a trusted therapist. I possess a large repertoire of psychological interventions and tools to draw from. I work differently and individually with each and every client.
(949) 249-9040 View (949) 249-9040
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Everson Psychotherapy, Inc.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
7 Endorsed
Carmichael, CA 95608
Waitlist for new clients
I commend you for searching for help! My empathetic, caring, and encouraging approach along with my education, specialized training, and life experiences continues to be of help to most people, while having a niche with tween/teen boys, men, veterans, couples, and parents. My life experience with adoption, military life, leading non-profits, marital challenges, men's issues, raising teens, overcoming addictions, and struggles with faith may also help you. Training to help with trauma, addictions, depression, and anxiety with Brainspotting and EMDR can provide the healing you and your loved one's have been seeking for some time.
I commend you for searching for help! My empathetic, caring, and encouraging approach along with my education, specialized training, and life experiences continues to be of help to most people, while having a niche with tween/teen boys, men, veterans, couples, and parents. My life experience with adoption, military life, leading non-profits, marital challenges, men's issues, raising teens, overcoming addictions, and struggles with faith may also help you. Training to help with trauma, addictions, depression, and anxiety with Brainspotting and EMDR can provide the healing you and your loved one's have been seeking for some time.
(916) 597-1107 View (916) 597-1107
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Ryan M Flannery
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, APCC
Verified
Gardena, CA 90249
I work with young people and adults in an individual setting. I specialize in men's issues, substance use disorders, trauma, anxiety, depression, and anger issues. It is my goal to support you in getting back on track and finding your way again. I will help you identify negative self-talk and faulty cognitive errors that are causing emotional pain and discomfort. My approach involves providing you with the tools and techniques that will assist you in being the best version of yourself- which is happy, joyous, and free. We can work together to modify thought processes which will improve feelings, behaviors and outcomes.
I work with young people and adults in an individual setting. I specialize in men's issues, substance use disorders, trauma, anxiety, depression, and anger issues. It is my goal to support you in getting back on track and finding your way again. I will help you identify negative self-talk and faulty cognitive errors that are causing emotional pain and discomfort. My approach involves providing you with the tools and techniques that will assist you in being the best version of yourself- which is happy, joyous, and free. We can work together to modify thought processes which will improve feelings, behaviors and outcomes.
(562) 684-8650 View (562) 684-8650
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Matthew Permuy
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
I specialize in generational trauma, LGBTQ+ affirmative therapy, gay men's issues, chronic illness and clients that possess an international/multi-cultural demographic.
I specialize in generational trauma, LGBTQ+ affirmative therapy, gay men's issues, chronic illness and clients that possess an international/multi-cultural demographic.
(323) 894-2564 View (323) 894-2564

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Men's Issues Therapists

Is therapy for men different than it is for women?

Therapeutic treatments and types are the same for men as they are for women, with the same protocols followed and the same strategies employed. Discussing one’s feelings and emotions is an integral part of most therapies, and some men find doing so more challenging. Therapists can help clients through the process; some specialize in treating men for this reason.

How do you encourage a man to go to therapy?

It’s helpful to express your concern and love for the person while framing therapy as a tool for improving their life. Offering specific examples of how an individual’s behavior affected either himself or others should be done with compassion and with empathy. It may be useful to devise a game plan—breaking the process down into parts, such as finding a therapist, making appointments, and looking into insurance coverage.

How can men prepare for therapy?

Men can prepare for therapy by approaching the process with an open mind, being willing to talk about their challenges, and giving treatment the time to work. Before a session, an individual may want to reflect on how they’ve felt since the last session and what’s happened in their lives. It can be useful for men who struggle to recall their emotional states to write down notes between sessions about their response to a given event or how they were feeling at a particular time.

What should men know about the process of therapy?

One of the most common reasons men don’t seek therapy is the notion that there’s something wrong with them if they do. Men should know that just because they’re seeking therapy doesn’t mean they’re mentally ill or damaged in some way. In the same way people work on their bodies through exercise or a craft through practice, therapy can be a way to improve the mental and emotional skills needed to be productive and effective partners, employees, and people in all realms of life.