“In our rapidly changing society we can count on only two things that will never change. What will never change is the will to change and the fear of change. It is the will to change that motivates us to seek help. It is the fear of change that motivates us to resist the very help we seek.”

—Harriet Lerner, The Dance of Intimacy

 

For many men, admitting they need the help of someone else is extremely difficult, because it goes against their programming of what it means to be a “man” in American society. Being sensitive to and aware of the gender narratives men are given from birth, I know it can be anxiety-producing for men to call a therapist and show up to a first therapy session. However, once you take the courageous step of getting professional care, therapy can help you change your life. 

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