Men's therapists in Orlando have seen an uprising in men wanting to come to therapy but are cautious to start. The reasoning behind this is that men often have a false belief that they will be perceived as being weak, inferior, a failure, or any other negative cognitive distortion from wanting to get help for themselves. Men tend to be portrayed as not having emotions, not being able to speak about their emotions, or that they need to brush everything under the rug.
Men’s therapy in Orlando aims at challenging these preconceived notions and actually work with men to feel safe and open when talking about emotions and feelings. Individual therapy in Orlando with a focus on masculine toxicity works at emotional processing. This is processing emotions from the source, why the individual is feeling this way, or what emotions they may be scared of. Masculine toxicity especially happens when men are shamed for feeling and are dismissed easily.
Men seeking therapy for anxiety in Orlando shows that when men feel shame or dismissed they tend to have a rise in anxious tendencies. This heightened emotional state happens from feelings of not having support or people there for them. Even in the form of a relationship, masculine toxicity can be present. If the partner is shaming the man for feeling and not allowing for a flow of communication and dialogue to happen, to even the threat of ending the relationship, this can cause the man to shrink away from talking.
Perhaps the man is even holding in his emotions because he wants to make sure the partner is okay and places himself last. Couples therapy in Orlando can help with opening this dialogue by allowing for the man to feel supported by their partner to diminish the societal norms of masculine toxicity. This is something that is plaguing society now and is something that needs to be changed so that everyone can feel the opportunity to get the care and help they need-the same goes for men.
If you are a man seeking therapy in Orlando, contact us for more information on men's therapy and individual counseling.
Heather Oller is a licensed Orlando therapist at Orlando Thrive Therapy, Coaching & Counseling who specializes in counseling Orlando couples, individuals, and families who are seeking changes in their lives. She has been a mental health professional for over 17 years and is a practicing Orlando counselor that specializes in conflict resolution for couples. You can contact her for an appointment or call 407-592-8997 for more information.