DEALING WITH MENS ISSUES COUNSELING
We will try to help you get past any stigma or embarrassment
Do men have special needs and issues that are different then Women? The answer is a definite yes! Not only that, but men are also less likely to seek help for their problems. Studies estimate that up to 70% of people will have any emotional problem that can benefit from Psychiatric help. Those of us in the field know that women tend to network more then men and are more likely to seek help. Unfortunately, men often do not get get help until their is a crises – a spouse threatening divorce, DUI or trouble they have gotten into for excessive anger problems.
At Fairfield Psychological Associates, we will try to help you get past any stigma or embarrassment. All of our services are confidential and we adhere to the strictest privacy rules. Our helpful staff will guide you through the process of getting started, we will try to accommodate your schedule and help you sort out insurance questions. Men have some of the same problems that anyone in the population experience:
- Alcohol or drug issues
- Relationship problems
Men often experience these problems differently. They do not want to show weakness and may not say what is bothering them. Even though their partners may work, men often experience the extra burden of convincing themselves that as the “bread winner” they cannot risk admitting to problems, especially if the stress is related to work.
As a result of keeping all of this inside, when men are experiencing stress, depression, or anxiety, it comes out as either anger towards family members or distancing themselves from family members.
A licensed therapist at our practice, can help you to sort out the problems, make a proper diagnoses, and not internalize stress. I can recall numerous instances for example of having a male patient who is depressed and when getting treatment that may include counseling and medication management, they no longer experience anger and irritability; and as a result, their family relations and work productivity improves greatly.
Another area where men encounter problems is with excessive watching of pornography. This is a generation that has grown up with easy access to the internet and along with that, easy access to pornography. When in a serious relationship or marriage, this may become a problem. If it is at the point where it is compulsive, we have an addictions counselor available to help evaluate the problem.
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We have counselors, a Psychiatrist and Nurse Practitioner on staff for this purpose. In addition to Gary Rotfus, LCSW, Psychotherapist and owner.