Why Men Should Try Therapy
In my work with men throughout the years, certain themes have emerged. Among them include, self judgment, shame, and difficulty being vulnerable with others. These experiences create significant challenges for men in their relationship with others and themselves leading to issues with anger, addiction, and self esteem.
The need for these men to spend time working on themselves is quite clear. Below you will find a few of the most important benefits men who commit to personal development experience
Recover a sense of identity
Men today, are given mixed messages from the media about what it means to be a man and how destructive “toxic” masculinity is. In addition, many men grew up in homes where the father was either fully absent or emotionally absent leaving men to struggle with their own sense of identity. Therapy offers men a space to create a healthy definition of what it means to be a man.
Improve Your Relationships
Because men have a hard time communicating their feelings, their female partners can often feel abandoned and confused. This can cause real problems in the relationship.
Therapy allows men to become a healthier version of themselves, one that can connect better with their partner.
Work through unresolved Grief and Pain
Grief, loss, trauma… these are sadly a part of life. Most people, especially men, have a very hard time navigating these mental health challenges. Therapy helps men explore their own emotional pain so they can heal and move on.
These are just a few reasons why men should seriously consider trying therapy. If you’d like to explore treatment options, please get in touch with me.