"Our great war's a spiritual war. Our great depression is our lives." - Tyler Durden (Fight Club)
I’ve been listening to men in my office for a long time- and really listening to them has opened my eyes to an unfortunate truth. The field of therapy has become a largely female dominated space. Men don’t go to therapy as often, or remain in therapy very long because they don’t find it to be a space that supports and honors the unique challenges of being male in our society. Men come to therapy at the insistence of their female partners, but rarely feel truly seen or understood. My goal is to give men a space to speak freely without fear of judgement or condemnation. I believe the men of today’s world are stuck in an endless cycle of contradictions. They are crushed by the weight of expectations that don’t align with their true nature, and they are suffering greatly for it. I help men of all ages face their shadows and make actionable changes to live a life of leadership, boundaries, and authenticity.
"Be ground; Be crumbled so wildflowers will come up where you are. You have been stoney for too many years. Try something different; Surrender." (Rumi)
Women have made herculean strides over the past few decades, but it hasn’t improved our sense of security, well-being, or mental health at all. It is a sad reality that women today face the pain of living in a society that expects far too much of them, and gives very little. Women are unhappy in their careers, relationships, and motherhood. Sound familiar? I work individually with women to uncover the rejected parts of their femininity, and challenge them to step fully into a space where they can ask for what they need from both men and one another.