Therapy for Men’s Issues
Are you feeling lost and uncertain about the way your life is going? Do you suffer from anxiety or depression? Do you wish you had someone to talk to but are afraid that asking for help isn’t “the manly thing to do?”
While traditionally men have not been the ones to seek out therapy, that doesn’t mean they haven’t had reason to. For example, according to a recent Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) survey, the number of men who seek treatment for mental health issues is significantly lower than the number of women with the same mental health concerns.
What are some of those most common mental health symptoms plaguing men?
- Aggression and violence
- Burnout and fatigue
- High-risk activities
- Substance abuse
- Porn & Sex addiction
- Physical issues, i.e., chronic headaches, muscle tension, body pain
- Restlessness & difficulty focusing
- Obsessive thinking
Why is this?
From a young age, men are taught rigid masculinity – that is to be strong and to keep their emotions in check. This often leads to many men feeling isolated, anxious and depressed. The very emotions they should seek help for, they stuff down and “go it alone.” Bearing their emotional pain seems a better idea than opening themselves up to the stigma of seeking therapy.
There is no denying that mental health issues manifest differently in men than in women, resulting in many going completely ignored and untreated. Often men minimize or don’t recognize their own emotional pain. This results in them bottling up their emotions, which often leads to a manifestation of a physical disease or illness, such as high blood pressure or heart disease.
Although with the above symptoms, here are some of the topics Dr. Pamela can help you with:
Dr. Pamela’s gender specific brain-based approach offers accelerated resilience training for dealing with chronic stress and emotional pain. If you or someone you love is struggling with mental health issues and would like to explore treatment options, please be in touch with Dr. Pamela. There is no stigma in seeking help, only relief from the burdens you are currently carrying alone.
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