Therapy for Men

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Are You A Man Who’s Struggling To Feel Good About Who You Are?

Do you find yourself constantly seeking the approval and validation of others?

Has fear of rejection begun to hold you back in your relationships?

Do you overthink and worry about the future all the time?

No matter what you accomplish, do feelings of “not enough-ness” still show up in your life? 

Are you a father who is stressed and questioning whether you are a good parent?

Deep down, maybe you just don’t feel satisfied with who you are. Perhaps you feel inadequate as a father, partner, or friend. As a result, you may have low self-confidence and feel nervous in social settings. You might worry about anything and everything and struggle to sleep at night because you’re so worried about the next day. 

Although you’ve been told to tough it out and work through problems by yourself, perhaps you’re finding that that’s just not realistic. Finally, you might be thinking of seeing a therapist. 

Your Low Self-Esteem Could Make It Hard To Live Your Authentic Life 

Your low self-esteem could make it hard to maintain intimate relationships. It could make you skip out on social functions and pass up chances to meet new people. Or you might avoid going after that new promotion or applying for that dream job because a part of you thinks you’re not worthy or deserving of such things. 

Additionally, you may find yourself constantly saying yes to everyone even when you want to say no. Maybe past relationships have taught you that disagreeing only leads to conflict, so you push down your real needs and go along with things you’re secretly not okay with. 

Deep down, you probably feel like you’re just not living your authentic life. If this is the case, we encourage you to connect with us. Here at Inner Healing Therapy, we specialize in helping men like you improve their self-esteem and live in a way that aligns with their true selves. 

Our Society Discourages Men From Seeking Help

Women in our society are far more likely to seek therapy than men. This is largely because of all the mistaken beliefs about men and therapy. Many men are taught that they should be strong and stoic and handle problems alone. They’re told that showing vulnerability and reaching out for help are signs of weakness. 

Unfortunately, the stigma around vulnerability causes many men to try and “tough it out” and cope with their mental health issues in silence. So if you’re a man who’s dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, or another mental health issue, we want you to know that you’re not alone. There are millions of men who are struggling just like you—and they all deserve compassionate support. 

To Cope With Their Challenges, Many Men Turn To Substances And Unhealthy Habits 

Since there is such a stigma around men seeking therapy, many men use other means to deal with their emotions. They sometimes turn to alcohol, drugs, incessant scrolling on social media, and other distractions to escape their problems. In the end, however, these distractions usually just make things worse. On top of that, they don’t address the root cause of issues like anxiety, depression, or trauma. They’re like emotional Band-Aids—they cover up the wound temporarily, but they don’t heal it.

This is why therapy is so incredibly valuable. It’s a chance to dig deeper and address the core problems instead of just treating symptoms, allowing for deeper, long-lasting healing and relief.

Therapy Can Help Men Experience Inner Peace And Live Their Most Authentic Lives 

It’s okay not to be okay. You are not alone in your pain and you don’t have to struggle in silence. At Inner Healing Therapy, our counselors provide a warm, inviting space where you can share your joys, sorrows, and fears without judgment. We’re here to support you and empower you to face your challenges with newfound confidence. Our hope is that as your confidence grows, you will find it easier to live more mindfully, joyfully, and authentically. 

Your therapist will give you real-life skills and strategies for managing your emotions and improving your relationships. You’ll learn to communicate your needs more effectively and gain coping tools that reduce the temptation to “escape” or “numb” your pain. The ultimate goal is to help you become a better friend, partner, leader, and parent, ensuring that every area of your life is fulfilling and life-giving.

What To Expect In
Men’s Counseling Sessions

The first step of therapy is usually identifying the core issues in your life and understanding where they come from. Oftentimes, this means diving deep into the past to understand how childhood experiences are connected to current behavior. For instance, let’s say that as a child you were often punished for disagreeing with your parents. This pattern could follow you into adulthood, making you afraid to disagree with your partner or speak up for yourself.

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Therapy is a chance to heal the emotional wounds of your childhood so that you can achieve a healthier quality of life in the here and now. To help you do so, our therapists often use a wide range of mindfulness skills like meditation, grounding, and visualization. These strategies can help you find inner peace, feel more connected to yourself, and have better relationships. 

Our therapists can also provide you with parenting skills for connecting with your children and bringing peace back into the home. We are very flexible to your needs and goals and will tailor therapy so that it suits your situation. Whether you’re dealing with issues in your career, your relationships, or any other area of life, we’re confident that our approach to counseling for men can help you boost your self-esteem and live the life that you’ve always wanted.

You May Have Some Questions About Therapy For Men’s Issues…

What if my therapist judges me? 

Therapists are trained to stay neutral and objective. Your therapist will help you work through your challenges with empathy and compassion. They will validate and normalize your struggles, reminding you that you’re not alone and that there is nothing wrong with you. We understand that opening up about your challenges isn’t easy, but the good news is that the therapy always goes at a pace that’s right for you—there’s no need to share everything right away!

Am I weak for seeking help?

Seeking help is a sign of strength. It’s easy to push down your feelings, but it takes great courage to be honest about them and let yourself be vulnerable. It’s perfectly okay to feel fear, shame, anxiety, confusion, and anger—these are normal human emotions. You deserve a space where you can express them freely. Therapy is like the ultimate mental gym, since it can help you strengthen your ability to regulate difficult emotions. 

How long will I be in therapy?

There is no right or wrong answer, since therapy looks different for each person. The duration depends on your goals and the nature of the issues being addressed. However, because of the practical, solution-focused approach that our practice takes, the average length of therapy is about eight to ten months. Regardless of whether therapy is short-term or long-term, we encourage you to practice self-compassion and be patient with yourself.

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Seeking Help Is One Of The Most Courageous Things You Can Do 

The fact that you’re reading this page and considering support is already a courageous and commendable step. If you want to challenge outdated stereotypes of masculinity and prioritize self-care and your mental health, we encourage you to pursue counseling with us. To take the next step in your healing journey, you can use the contact form or call
818-748-9977 to schedule a free, 15-minute phone consultation. 

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