Couples Counseling & Men's Counseling
Counseling for Men and Their Families in Seattle
Counseling for Men
As a men's counselor, the most rewarding part of my work is helping men make the changes needed to re-connect with their loved ones.
When our relationship with our partner is not going well, our entire life feels out of balance. It can be hard to figure out what went wrong and what it will take to get things moving in the right direction again. I can help you get clear about why things are not working and how you can move toward a more satisfying and loving relationship.
I have a great deal of respect for those who seek the help of a counselor. It takes courage to confront what is not working in our lives or in our relationships and admit we could benefit from the help of a trained professional. As a man, I understand the tendency to want to "handle" our own problems. Yet, when we are unsure how to work through a particular challenge or are having difficulty communicating our concerns in a way that is not hurtful to those near to us, counseling can provide clarity and enhance existing skills to bring about meaningful change. As a men's counselor, nothing is more rewarding than supporting men to make changes that improve their life as well as the lives of their wife and children.
I have lived long enough to experience much of what life has to offer and as a husband, father, son, and brother I know first hand the challenges and demands of being a man in today's world. These responsibilities and demands are often not understood by those dear to us. Not surprisingly, men frequently feel misunderstood or unappreciated by those closest to them. The good news is this can change. As men, we have great potential to bring about positive change to our entire family. Often, I witness seemingly small changes take root and affect every member of the family in a positive way. Working together you can reach a whole new level of satisfaction with yourself and your family. This is the most rewarding part of my work and the reason I am a men's counselor.
Frequent themes I work with counseling men:
Difficult or Unsatisfying Communication
Feeling Misunderstood or Under-appreciated
Wanting to feel more connected to your partner
Feelings of Isolation or Inadequacy
Expressing Anger appropriately
Understanding Shame or Guilt