Mid-Life & Retirement Transitions

Your Concerns

Negotiating your personal, family and work environments is more challenging today then ever before. Most of the time, you are able to adapt and move forward. However, there are moments in which you are faced with situations that tax your ability to cope and problem solve. At The Men’s Center, we have the clinical expertise and skills to help you address a wide range of issues, including:

Addictions

Addictions can come in many forms, but they all involve behaviors that activate the pleasure center of the brain. While engaging in addictive behaviors, chemicals released in the brain give an individual a sense of excitement, well-being, numbing and escape or relief from emotional pain. Whether it is sex, alcohol, drugs, gambling, spending money, food or cyberporn, each addiction has the common effect of altering mood. Learn More.

Anger Management

Anger is generally perceived to be a negative emotion. However, it is just as valid and needed for human survival as other emotions, such as joy, happiness, sadness and grief. When equated with destructive behaviors, however, anger convolutes our thoughts, intentions and our ability to express ourselves. Learn More.

Anxiety

Anxiety is a combination of psychological, emotional and physical symptoms accompanied by worry. Anxiety can be mild and manageable which can motivate us to complete tasks and goals. However, it can be severe enough to cause debilitating symptoms very similar to that of having a heart attack. Like depression, anxiety is a very treatable illness. Learn More.

Communication and Intimacy

Communication and conflict resolution skills are needed to achieve balance in a marital or significant partner relationship. We can help you identify issues that cause fear, anger and resentments which consequently create further distance in your relationships. We can also teach you how to resolve conflicts, and communicate those unspoken needs and expectations that foster intimacy. Learn More.

Depression

Researchers estimate that at least six million men in the U.S. experience depression. Depression doesn’t represent a moral failure, a character flaw or that you are crazy. At times, it is normal to be sad or to grieve over a loss. However, clinical depression is experienced with intensity over a prolonged duration of time and can interfere with the ability to enjoy life and function effectively. Learn More.

Divorce/Separation Adjustment

Experiencing a separation or going through a divorce creates turbulence to your well-being. There is not only a loss of that significant other, but also a sense of loss in your identity, your dreams and your expectations for your future. This is a time when a confluence of raw emotions inhibits your rational thinking. Learn More.

Fatherhood & Parenting

Parenting is a blessing and a challenge for most people. Even when we think we are prepared, we are quite surprised by the reality of parenting. We parent through our own childhood experience, as well as through the norms of our family of origin and culture. These experiences and expectations impact (positively or negatively) on our ability to parent effectively. Learn More.

Grief

Grief is a multi-faceted response to loss. Although perceived as just an emotional response to loss, it also has physical, cognitive, behavioral, social and philosophical dimensions. Common losses are loss of a loved one, loss of a pet, loss of a profession or role, physical losses and traumatic losses that can be intense for grieving individuals. Though bereavement is a normal part of life for us all, it carries a degree of risk when limited support is available. Learn More.

Infidelity

The betrayal of infidelity leaves its mark on the relationship as well as the individual partners. It is often devastating emotionally and difficult to get over. Most couples who seek professional guidance for how to recover from an affair never dreamed they would find themselves in such an emotionally painful predicament. However, even the most devout couples can be vulnerable to infidelity if partners are not vigilant to protect their relationship from such intrusions. Learn More.

Mid-Life & Retirement Transitions

Major life transitions can also be a source of loss and grief that is difficult to navigate emotionally. Individual and couple sessions focused on processing loss and formulating new goals and roles can make the process easier.

Sexuality

Human sexuality is how people experience and express themselves as sexual beings. Sometimes sexuality is an area of life that causes difficulty not only in relationships, but also for one’s well-being. Whether it is issues of sexual identity, sexual functioning (such as erectile dysfunction or pain), or desire and intimacy, sexuality can be difficult to talk about and is often accompanied by feelings of inadequacy or shame. Learn More.

Spouses & Partners

You are concerned about your spouse’s/partner’s welfare, yet you are trying to balance your own needs and emotions. You may find that there is an increasing dissonance in your relationship, an escalation in arguments, and a foreboding sense of hopelessness. At The Men’s Center, we can help you address your individual concerns in a compassionate and encouraging environment. Learn More.

Stress

Stress is all around us daily. Most of the time, we cope well with the demands of life. Stress can, however, build and develop into physical symptoms that are our bodies’ way of telling us to slow down and take better care of ourselves, physically and cognitively. Learn More.

Surviving Sexual Violence & Child Abuse

Some research suggests that one in six males is sexually abused before they reach adulthood. About three percent of American men — 2.78 million men — have experienced an attempted or completed rape in their lifetime. Though these statistics are staggering, services and support are historically focused on women and children. The Men’s Center was originally founded to specifically focus on adult male survivors of sexual abuse. We have the clinical skills and experience to understand and meet your needs. Learn More.

Trauma

A traumatic event is any occurrence that exposes a person to a real or perceived threat to life or person or status. It can be an accidental death, an act of terrorism, a near-death experience or exposure to violence. When a traumatic event occurs, it overwhelms our normal coping mechanisms and we experience what is known as an “acute stress response”. Learn More.

Women’s Issues

The Men’s Center provides supportive counseling to some issues unique to women. These include sexual and self-esteem issues that accompany medical conditions, such as Interstitial Cystitis, Lichen Sclerosis, Lichen Planer, Vulvar Vestibulitis, Vulvodynia, Dyspareunia, Vaginismus, Fibromyalgia, that can negatively impact sexual relationships. When these physical conditions occur, they are generally treated successfully by medical personnel. However, the emotional stress that accompanies these conditions often goes untreated. We believe it is important to address the emotional consequences as they affect you and your partner. Learn More.

Workplace Issues & Bullying

Today’s workplace is more demanding and diverse than ever before. Employers and managers are not only responsible for running the business, but are often needed to problem solve conflicts in work groups, provide training to employees and new managers and address human resources concerns. Learn More.

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The Men’s Center welcomes people of all backgrounds. If you have questions or comments about our services, or if you want to learn more about how The Men’s Center can help you or someone close to you, please contact us.

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