Counseling for Men's Issues

Available online across New York State

Therapy doesn't make you weak. It empowers you towards change.

There’s a misperception that therapy doesn’t work for men because they aren’t as emotional as women. Men are conditioned and socialized to “man up” and bottle their emotions in order to appear strong. This happens from an early age and boys are taught that they need to get over things quickly, that feeling too much is week, and its best to figure out how to solve their own problems. 

That’s not healthy. When past wounds are left unresolved, they can turn into bigger mental health issues like depression and anxiety. 

Dealing with it alone is hard and you deserve support as you work through it. 

You’re human and you need a place to process your thoughts and feelings just like anyone else. Working with me in men’s counseling will teach you to connect with yourself to better understand your emotions, your reactions, and your inner thoughts. Men’s counseling is the best way to figure out what’s really important to you and what drives you and gain the confidence to go for it. 

Your issues are unique to you and you matter – take the first step and seek support so you don’t have to manage it alone.

Men's issues are unique to men

As people, our issues are as unique as we are which is why it’s not surprising that men’s issues are unique to men. And, men cope with situations differently than women do. And that’s OK! But we need to consider how men cope with their issues when considering counseling or men’s therapy.

When you’re ready to work with me as your therapist, you’ll learn to express yourself differently and more effectively. You’ll also find ways to take the pressure off of yourself and make decisions more easily.  It’s OK to want a secure space where you explore what’s weighing you down and voice out loud where you want to go. 

There are so many reasons why men go to therapy.

Therapy gets a bad name because of the misconceptions so many men have about it. Some have a misunderstanding where all you do is talk about things non-stop; while others believe therapy is too touchy-feely without much progress. None of that could be further from the truth. Here are some of the most common reasons men go to counseling:

Relationship Conflicts
Stop shutting down or blowing up; grow closer to your partner with effective communication.
Lack of Meaning in Life
Life is short. Find the confidence to do what makes you happy.
Separation or Divorce
This is one of the most difficult losses you can go through. It's okay to ask for support.
Life Decisions & Transitions
Change is exciting, but also hard. Make choices from a place of strength, not fear.
Sex & Intimacy Issues
Talking about sex can feel awkward. This is a safe space to figure out what's been going on.

Benefits of Seeing a Men's Therapist

Seeking therapy as a man is an empowering choice. It’s a safe and confidential space where you can openly explore your thoughts, emotions, and life challenges. The therapy I practice offers valuable tools to enhance your mental and emotional well-being, improve relationships, and navigate the complexities of life. It’s a path to greater self-awareness, personal growth, and resilience. 

In therapy, you’ll learn to:

Psychotherapy - Paige Rechtman

Meet the Therapist

Hi! I'm Paige.

I know how vulnerable you must feel as a man looking to start therapy. But I am telling you, it is not a sign of weakness. Asking for help is a sign of maturity and strength. You’re already on your way to making positive changes in your life by being here, and I commend you for it.

I’ve noticed two themes come up with the men I see in therapy – either you’re so stuck in you’re head that you’ve become paralyzed with anxiety, or you minimize your feelings so much that you suffer in silence, and don’t realize the ripple effect it’s having on you and your loved ones.

I’m not here to tell you what to do. I’m here to help you see that you’re not alone in your struggles, and that things can change. Opening up about what’s going on in your head will help you grow more confident and find inner peace. Believe me, I’ve seen it.

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