Helping men thrive!
We know that men far too often feel feeling angry, numb, anxious, or depressed. Our team knows men are tired of struggling in their relationships or dealing with past trauma. We also know that there is a stigma attached to therapy, especially with men. Many times the themes of our childhood of “be tough” or “boys don’t cry” can make an imprint on men as adults. Often women in your life might notice that things seem different but are often met with “I don’t want to talk about it.”.
Ask Yourself These Following Questions:
- Are you struggling with anger, depression, or apathy?
- Has a lack of motivation, anxiety, or relationship issues getting in the way of living your best life?
- Do you feel like you can’t say anything because you have to hold everything together?
- Do you often think about what it would be like to live a different life?
- Are you struggling with feeling irritable or on edge?
- Do you often escape with alcohol, video games, sports, drugs, or pornography?
- Are you struggling with a transition in your life such as having a child or a new job?
Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression in Men
Depressive symptoms tend to look different in men versus women. Men may act more angry or aggressive than sad, or they may turn to an addiction to feel better. They may lose interest in their hobbies, work, friends, and family. They may also have trouble sleeping. Men can even experience physical symptoms such as digestive issues or headaches. Men tend to show their depression outwardly (such as anger or addiction). But, women’s depression is an inward expression (such as negative self-talk).
Common Depressive Symptoms in Men
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, common depression symptoms in men are:
- Anger, irritability, or aggressiveness
- Feeling anxious, restless, or “on the edge”
- Loss of interest in work, family, or once-pleasurable activities
- Problems with sexual desire and performance
- Feeling sad, “empty,” flat, or hopeless
- Not being able to concentrate or remember details
- Feeling very tired, not being able to sleep, or sleeping too much
- Overeating or not wanting to eat at all
- Thoughts of suicide or suicide attempts
- Physical aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems
- Inability to meet the responsibilities of work, caring for family, or other important activities
- Engaging in high-risk activities
- A need for alcohol or drugs
- Withdrawing from family and friends or becoming isolated
Common Anxiety Symptoms in Men
- Racing or pounding heart
- Muscle tension
- Restlessness or agitation
- Panic attacks
Relationship Issues for Men
Many men in Raleigh, Wake Forest, and Fuquay-Varina are struggling with interpersonal relationships. This could look like trouble getting along with their parents. Or, having romantic relationship struggles, and trouble making friends. Many adult men struggle with making new friendships, maintaining old ones, or having healthy relationships with others. You are not alone!
How Therapy For Men Can Help!
There is hope! Therapy for men can help you identify unhealthy thoughts and behavior patterns. A therapist for men can give you practical strategies to practice to reduce negative symptoms. Therapy gives you an ally to process and be yourself with. In therapy for men, you will first have an intake session. Here, we hear about your history and what’s going on now that has brought you to therapy. Then, we will work with you to create a treatment plan to help you reduce the negative symptoms. By doing so, we will improve the quality of your life. We aim to get at the root of the problem and give you the tools to solve it!
Foundations Family Therapy Approach to Therapy for Men
We know that all men are not created equal. We also know that men’s issues are different and can be experienced differently than women’s issues. At Foundations Family Therapy, we have male and female therapists to help! All our services are confidential and tailored to your needs. Check out our male therapists’ pages on our website. Aaron Rice, Andrew Freeman, and Art Klose. We are available in person and online in our Raleigh and Fuquay-Varina offices.
Begin Therapy for Men in Wake Forest, NC, Raleigh, NC, and Fuquay Varina, NC
You don't have to struggle with your mental health concerns alone. We would love to connect you with one of our therapists who will be the best fit for you. Contact us today to begin! All our male therapists are in-network with BCBS and accept private pay clients. We have in-person male therapists in our Wake Forest, Fuquay, and Raleigh offices. To start your therapy journey, please follow these simple steps:
- Request an appointment
- Meet with a caring therapist
- Start therapy for men
To reach out for help either call us at (919) 285-4802 or contact us through our website. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Counseling Services at Foundations Family Therapy
Therapy for men isn't the only service offered at Foundations Family Therapy. We're excited to offer a variety of services for every member of your family. We have licensed therapists in our three physical locations in Fuquay Varina, Raleigh, and Wake Forest, NC. Each of our therapists specializes in different areas. These include maternal mental health, marriage counseling, trauma therapy, child and teen therapy, play therapy, anxiety, depression, and addiction. Feel free to also learn more about Christian counseling, grief therapy, or our events! Visit our blog to learn more today!