Men’s Issues

Men’s Issues

Men face a variety of issues throughout the course of life that are often overlooked, misdiagnosed and misunderstood. Stigma and shame related to masculinity and the role of men in our families and society can lead to pressure and coping mechanisms that sabotage efforts to change and grow. You do not need to suffer alone or in silence.

Anger/Irritability Issues

Feeling out-of-control regularly is an experience that can drain your hopes for happiness and success. Difficulty understanding your feelings can create strained relationships due to your inability to address underlying issues and emotions. Getting support can help you with interrupting cycles that limit your happiness and the ability to feel confident with managing your emotions.

Common Challenges:

  • Chronic anger, which is ongoing, can impact the immune system and cause other signs of emotional distress
  • Passive anger, which doesn’t always show up in external aggression, can be difficult to identify
  • Overwhelmed anger, which is caused by life demands that feel too difficult to deal with
  • Self-inflicted anger, which may be caused by feelings of guilt and is internalized
  • Judgmental anger, which is directed toward others and may come with feelings of resentment
  • Volatile anger, which involves sometimes-spontaneous bouts of excessive or violent anger
  • Physical symptoms of anger: tingling, heart palpitations or tightening of the chest, increased blood pressure, headaches, pressure in the head or sinus cavities, and/or fatigue

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Anxiety and Depression

Cycling through the uncertainty of up and down days or realizing that you have been depressed for an extended period of time, can disconnect you from the person you truly want to be. Changes in mood can be due to a variety of factors. A commonality between most mood issues is that your suffering can feel like a heavy cloud that just won’t lift. Whether the cause is biological or situational, or you are not quite sure what’s going on, meeting with an experienced professional can assist you with getting to the root of the issue.

Common Challenges:

  • Excessive worry about everyday things
  • Racing thoughts
  • Irritability
  • Fatigue
  • Inability to control worries
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Sad mood
  • Feeling helpless or hopeless
  • Loss of appetite
  • Feel empty

Trauma

The effects of trauma can make you feel lost in yourself and lost in your life. The “old” you can feel gone, broken, and helpless to find its way back to the better version of yourself that you hoped for. There is emotional recovery for your trauma. Schedule an appointment with one of our experienced trauma-informed therapists.

Common Challenges:

Trauma is the body’s response to a distressing event (either experienced or witnessed). The experience overwhelms the body and affects your ability to cope following the incident. It can result in a variety of symptoms that impairs your ability experience a regulated mood, and to experience a full range of emotions and experiences.

  • Traumatic experience and Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Veteran/Combat-based trauma
  • Race-based Trauma
  • Childhood Trauma (sexual, emotional, mental, verbal, physical)
  • Complex Trauma
  • Domestic violence/intimate partner violence

Relationships

We all want to feel understood and accepted for who we truly are. However, it can be difficult to find those lasting connections if you have not been taught the skills to building those relationships. With one of our counselors, you can work through underlying issues affecting your ability to feel more connected, valued, and worthy.

Common Challenges:

  • Unfulfilled relationships
  • Poor communication
  • Fear of intimacy
  • Fatherhood/ parenting support