Foundations Counseling in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Windsor offers men’s therapy and counseling to help men better understand their evolving roles in society. Traditionally, men have been expected to fill the role of provider, among other responsibilities. However, the male role in society has changed dramatically, even within the span of your lifetime. These changes leave many men feeling lost and unsure of what’s expected of them. This can lead to depression, relationship problems, anxiety, stress, and anger.
Our counselors are familiar with the unique issues men face throughout their lives and they can help you learn how to become more comfortable when speaking honestly about your feelings, concerns, and relationships. Statistically, men are less likely than women to seek out therapy, though they receive the same positive benefits from talking to a professional therapist. Men can be guarded when talking about tough, personal topics, and we understand those hesitations.
What You Can Expect with Men’s Counseling
Foundations Counseling offers men’s therapy in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Windsor. Research has shown that men in therapy do best with “homework”, and breaking tasks into reasonable and achievable pieces is an incredibly effective way to get the most out of counseling. We help you do this using a number of different tools and techniques.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a useful tool that can help you reprogram unwanted habits of thinking, feeling, and doing. The clear and structured steps used in CBT can help you address a variety of different physical, mental, and emotional challenges. Psychodynamic therapy is also useful when working through mental and emotional difficulties, as this process encourages you to better understand the why behind your thoughts and actions.
Another therapy option to consider is couple’s counseling. Couple’s counseling is especially helpful if you are having trouble communicating effectively in intimate relationships.
When to Ask for Help
According to the National Institute of Mental Health Disorders, men are four times more likely than women to commit suicide. Research also shows men are less likely to seek help when they need it most, and they often wait until there is a crisis before acting. You don’t need to wait for a crisis to occur before seeking help. For example, if you’ve noticed you tend to get angry quickly, therapy can help. Anger is all-too-often a symptom of depression, and many men don’t realize their frustrations stem from a deeper source. We’ll also help you make sense of the unique roles you play as a male in society. As these roles change, familial, romantic, and even working relationships can begin to feel complicated and confusing. A lack of communication can very often be a barrier to healthy relationships — you may feel a certain way, and those closest to you may have no idea, which can be very lonely and isolating. We can also help you explore healthy sexuality, including sexuality across the lifespan, sex and porn addictions, and the dynamics of sex and intimacy. If you struggle in any of these areas, counseling is a very effective way to make sense of your role in these, and other, areas of your life.
Set up a Free Consultation
If you or someone you know would benefit from men’s counseling and therapy, please contact Foundations Counseling in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Windsor to arrange a free consultation.