Men & Anger Issues
As a male raised in a “traditional” male environment, many men were raised in a family where the expression of emotions was unacceptable, except for anger. Many men have been taught to hide their so-called negative emotions like sadness or hurt because they believe it affects their masculinity and make them feel vulnerable, which in turn, can feel very uncomfortable. As a result, men may push away all emotions other than anger.
Some of the impacts of anger issues in men’s lives are as follows:
- Violent actions with family, friends or strangers
- Loss of primary relationship and/or family members and friends
- Workplace concerns/Loss of employment
- People avoiding you
- Legal Issues
- Health Issues (high blood pressure, heart problems, headaches)
I provide a safe space for men to slowly and safely explore their buried emotions and to start to work on the long-term effects of being told to “man-up” their whole lives. Only by working through these emotions are you able to work on anger issues.
Why Work With Me?
In my 13 years as a Registered Psychotherapist I have grown by engaging in continuing education, meeting regularly with peers to share best practices, developing a broader toolbox of appropriate clinical interventions, and limiting my caseload so that I can be present and focused for each client and each session.
My service to clients is based on the principles of both strengths-based therapy and client-focused therapy. Using both of these techniques allows me to be present and focused on client strengths and client needs.
I do my best to schedule clients as soon as possible in my very busy practice. Often a cancellation by another client will open up an earlier session for you. There are no fixed number of psychotherapy sessions for each client - it will be a discussion between client and therapist about how many sessions the client would like to have.
The Armchair Collective #204-2437 Princess Street, KINGSTON ON K7M 3G1 (Shoppers Drug Mart Plaza/Building)