Men face unique challenges and pressures in their everyday lives, particularly when it comes to how to deal with and communicate feelings.
Today’s culture often upholds rigid expectations of masculinity, which can prevent men from really getting to know themselves, healing from their past traumas, and truly reaching their full potential.
And that’s not cool.
As a result of these powerful cultural ideas about what it means to be a man, you may find yourself hiding behind a mask in front of others.
It’s hard to know how to balance healthy masculinity with emotional expression.
Especially at a time in our culture where men are often blamed, scapegoated, or villainized just because of their gender.
From the expectations to be a family provider, to the lack of emotional support that men may receive from family and friends, to the need to uphold a stable and societally masculine image…
It’s a lot.
At My LA Therapy, we have a heart for men’s issues and support men in seeking out therapy to discover greater possibilities of aliveness and confidence.
We will help you gain a better understanding of your wants and needs, heal any past wounds, and explore how you want to show up in the world, regardless of what society says.
We incorporate both traditional and innovative methods to help you overcome life’s challenges and embrace your true potential.
Through the process of healing, we will address underlying issues and discover a sense of meaning and peace.
We’ll help you get to know yourself and discover greater self-confidence.
Oftentimes, men aren’t acculturated to process trauma in a way that allows them to move forward in a way that serves them.
As a result, trauma from long ago may continue to plague your daily life and leave you feeling restless and debilitated.
You may resort to alcoholism, losing yourself in work, or other forms of addiction like gambling or sex addiction.
Sometimes these traumas come out in obvious ways, sometimes they’re more subtle, like shutting down emotionally, feeling lost, or not knowing how to be close to others.
These hidden things may be what’s holding you back from reaching your maximum potential—and you may not even realize it.
We are here to help you sort out negative thoughts and emotions, so you can get after the life you want and deserve, experiencing a greater sense of strength, confidence, and vitality.
OUR APPROACH TO THERAPY FOR MEN
At My LA Therapy, we implement Evidence-Based Practices that have been proven by research to be effective, and we do our best to keep up with the latest industry practices.
We specialize in male-focused depression, anxiety, trauma and emotional regulation.
We’re sensitive to men’s issues that you may be struggling with, and won’t disregard anything that you feel is important, regardless of the dominant cultural narrative.
We also have extensive experience working with addictions of all kinds, and are ready to help with your recovery.
Many clients come to us for help with stage-of-life transitions, often during young adulthood when social expectations are at their highest and roles begin to change, and during middle age when there are new demands in career, child-rearing, and long-term relationships.
We understand the unique challenges that men face when it comes to changes in family dynamics, loss of a loved one, loss of a job or income, and many other abrupt changes that may happen over the course of your life.
We also have experience working with healthcare professionals, established and aspiring artists, and others who are in the industry.
Whatever your specific needs are, we have different forms of therapy under our belt to help you navigate this difficult time and tailor a unique treatment plan that suits your individual needs.
Additionally, we specialize in working with couples and families to help you improve your romantic relationships, parenting skills, and familial bonds.
Our approach to relational and family therapy is to consider the dynamic influences that each member has on one another and how this creates patterns that may lead family members to feel hurt, misunderstood, or isolated.
In couples and family therapy, we also address breakdowns in communication and barriers that lead to anger or feeling disconnected or shut down emotionally.
In families, each member plays a role in contributing to the healthy functioning (or lack thereof) of the other members.
The solution lies in showing how each family member can accept responsibility for their contribution to problems rather than blaming one another.
When working with couples, we recognize that the wellbeing of romantic partnerships depends on each person’s capacity to share both their pleasures and sorrows with one another.
Regardless of whether your issues relate to your own personal traumas, childhood negligence, low self-esteem, or mental illness, your interpersonal relationships, or just life in general, our team at My La Therapy is ready to help.
OUR MEN’S ISSUES THERAPY METHODS
Therapy can successfully improve your life by helping you minimize the anxiety in your life, identify and change underlying thought and behavioral patterns that contribute to your struggles, and provide you with strategies to decrease discomfort while restoring an overall sense of peace.
To experience true and lasting joy in our life, we must face and conquer our pain by healing our underlying trauma and confronting our fears.
Our evidence-based, scientifically proven interventions are demonstrated by research to be effective in overcoming life’s obstacles, especially pertaining to men.
WANT TO TALK? SPEAK WITH A MEN’S ISSUES EXPERT NOW
If you have any questions, contact one of our specialists for a free consultation any time.