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Men and the Myths of Psychotherapy

You have to be crazy to see a psychotherapist or counselor.

One definition of “crazy” is: “mentally deranged, especially as manifested in a wild or aggressive way.” If guys feel this to be true then it makes sense for them to be reluctant to set up an appointment with a therapist. Who wants to be labeled like that? In my experience, men worry about this more than women.

The truth is that psychotherapy can address all levels of emotional difficulty, from mild everyday stressors to debilitating and profoundly difficult conditions. There is still a stigma, especially with men, about mental health issues and psychotherapy, though that stigma is changing. Most men I work with come to understand psychotherapy as a proactive step of good self-care. An empathic therapist will help you through this – See more at: