Areas of Expertise
Anxiety and/or Depression
So you've taken that first heroic step and entered recovery. Maybe you've just completed an In-patient treatment for addiction or an IOP. Now what? You're going to 12-Step meetings weekly but you feel there are still some issues which need to be addressed to complete your sobriety. Perhaps there are still some
other addictive behaviors that still need attention like pornography or you need to develop your spirituality?
Most of us tend to think of anxiety or depression as sadness, tearfulness or nervousness but in men, oftentimes we don't see sadness or tearfulness--instead we experience irritability, anger or recklessness in some cases.
Even just learning these differences can help alleviate symptoms and counseling can help us get to the cause and root it out once and for all.
What exactly are "Men's Issues?" Typically, men face a variety of challenges at different stages in life and there's no shame in asking for help when you feel like you can't take any more stress, frustration and anger. Maybe you find your relationship is becoming more complicated or you're questioning your role as a husband or father.
Hyperactive? Can't concentrate or focus? Distractable? Won't do homework? Doesn't seem to listen? Or is he just "all boy?" These are some of the questions parents ask as they watch the grades slip and feel like there's something wrong with their parenting.
Or what if you're an adult and you suspect that you have ADHD due to all your
procrastinating, uncompleted tasks, disorganization and chaos?