There are many misconceptions surrounding mental health and mental illness. Take for example: “Those struggling with their mental health can simply snap out of it,” or “Therapy and self-care are a waste of time.” Both of these claims are false, as are many other beliefs about mental health—of which often involve men.
Unfortunately, our society endorses the idea that men don’t have feelings, or they at least can’t talk about them—instead, they should deal with them alone, without any assistance or support. In reality, however, every single one of us experiences difficult feelings and could benefit from a little guidance and compassion. In fact, with a little guidance and care, we can reach an optimal state of being—we can thrive in a happy, healthy life.
“No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create, or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.” –Ansel Adams
This is the Thriveworks philosophy in a nutshell: everyone—and that includes men—can benefit from partnering up with a skilled mental health professional. In doing so, we can better understand, address, and manage our emotions; we can take better care of our mental health; and we can shatter the limits that we’ve created for ourselves. Ultimately, we can learn to live our very best lives. Does this sound like something you’re interested in? The counselors and therapists at Thriveworks South Charlotte want to give you the care you deserve, and they’ll help you work through whatever issues you may be dealing with.
How Can I Benefit from Counseling?
Are you a guy whose thought about seeking mental health care, but always talked yourself out of it? Do you still wonder, to this day, just how counseling or therapy could benefit you? Whatever challenge you are facing, a counselor or therapist at Thriveworks South Charlotte can help you find a solution. Here are a few things you could gain from working with one of our providers:
- A skilled, compassionate professional who truly cares about your wellbeing.
- Tools that will help you better handle problems in your life as they arise.
- A better understanding of what makes you happy and what doesn’t.
- Confidentiality, acceptance, and understanding.
What Does Counseling for Men’s Issues Look Like?
Often, men grow up thinking that to show emotions is to show weakness. However, this is just not the case. Instead, opening up about our emotions shows great strength—additionally, holding in those feelings will only make the emotional turmoil worse. Here at Thriveworks, we hope to make a difference in the lives of men struggling to open up about their feelings or the issues they deal with every day. These issues might include…
- Relationship problems
- Depression or anxiety
- Anger management
- Poor communication skills
- Managing emotions
- Addiction or substance abuse
This is not a comprehensive list, but a short glimpse of what our counselors and therapists can help you address. Whatever the case is, our counselors will utilize their knowledge, skills, and experience to help you break through those obstacles. Having doubts? Let us prove to you that counseling for men works!
Get Started with Counseling at Thriveworks South Charlotte Today
Are you struggling with a mental illness that threatens to tear your life to shreds? Are your relationships falling apart? Do you need someone to talk to who isn’t a family member or friend? Consider consulting one of our counselors or therapists at Thriveworks South Charlotte. Our providers know and understand that men struggle too—often with unique issues, of which might be rooted in the many misconceptions out there about mental health. In any case, they can provide you with the guidance you’re searching for.
To get started at Thriveworks South Charlotte, all you have to do is call (704) 969-2597. A scheduling specialist will greet you and assist you with setting up an appointment—you might even meet your counselor within 24 hours of booking! Many of our clients do, as part of our mission to deliver quality mental health care. We can’t wait to hear from you and look forward to meeting with you soon!