Men’s Health Issues

My psychotherapy practice in Walnut Creek provides individual therapy and counseling to men needing to address struggles they have not been able to solve on their own.

Therapy for men

Men have a difficult time starting therapy because of the societal belief that they should not ask for or receive help. Frequently they do not have male role models to demonstrate vulnerability. There is also pressure for men to maintain the facade that they are not struggling emotionally. In the face of such pressure and expectations, men can withdraw, become more anxious, abuse substances, become angry, and shut down.

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Men’s issues addressed in therapy:

  • Anger

  • Irritability

  • Work stress

  • Avoidance

  • Fear

  • Shame

  • Financial difficulties

  • Family stress

  • Infidelity

  • Intimacy and sexual difficulties

  • Substance abuse

How therapy works for men

Men need a safe place to learn more about the emotions, and also receive practical and candid feedback about how to make changes in their work and personal lives. I can help you understand what is beneath feelings of anger, increase feelings of intimacy and connection, and promote feelings of competency and success.