Atlanta Psychotherapy Center for Men

Men experience unique pressures, stresses, and concerns.
— Luis F. Valdes, Ph.D.

Can Men Benefit from Psychotherapy and other Mental Health Services?  

Read and answer these questions for yourself honestly.

1. I find myself thinking that my life, so far, has not turned out like I had hoped.  

2. I am not really happy or satisfied with my job or career.

3. I have engaged in reckless, impulsive, or embarrassing behavior without really understanding why.  

4. I find myself angry, frustrated or on edge too much of the time.  

5. My life feels like an unending series of pressures and demands.

6. I am preoccupied with my performance much of the time.    

7. I rely on pornography more than I am really comfortable.  

8.  I use alcohol or recreational drugs to relax and deal with stress.

9.  I have few or no friends in which to confide.

10.  I have let myself go physically.  

11.  Despite my health concerns, I have not visited a physician in quite some time.  

12.  I have worries and concerns that I rarely or never express to anyone. 

13.  My wife or partner has threatened to leave me if I do not change behavior or get help. 

14.  I have lost too much of my ability to find pleasure, contentment or satisfaction in my life. 

Unfortunately, many men are first introduced into psychotherapy by the loss of a significant relationship, as an order of the legal system or the loss of a job.  In other words, it is not their choice to enter counseling.    

Although these above concerns are not what typically first brings men into counseling, the 14 questions above are the key issues that are most frequently mentioned behind closed doors.  The more questions you endorse, the more likely you can benefit from our psychotherapy services.  Fortunately, we have had excellent success in helping our clients find significant relief for these concerns.   

 

Luis is an attentive listener and an understanding therapist. His background in athletic psychology transfers over to other professional arenas seamlessly. He has helped me navigate my depression using some of these tools in a way that is both non-threatening and motivating.
— Anonymous

The Atlanta Psychotherapy Center for Men was established in 2011 to provide psychological services to men and their families.  Men who seek professional help are often frustrated by the lack of services designed and tailored for their needs.  When men look for psychotherapy, they not only want results, but also a full understanding of their unique issues.  

There are some things that men experience that can not be addressed without a clear understanding of the male point of view and men's developmental tasks as well.     

When a man needs help, there is a small window of opportunity and time is of the essence.  We at the Atlanta  Psychotherapy Center for Men understand.  

INDIVIDUAL CONSULTATION & PSYCHOTHERAPY
The Atlanta Psychotherapy Center for Men offers individual consultations and psychotherapy for those who wish to work on personal issues in a private, safe, confidential environment.  These services are solution and results-oriented.  Often this is the place where many men begin their journey toward satisfaction, insight, change, and healing.  Issues for individual psychotherapy and consultations include: depression, anxiety, performance, career concerns, relationships, family, health concerns, sexuality, and motivation.   

RELATIONSHIP CONSULTATION & THERAPY
Many men place a high priority on their relationships.  Nevertheless, it is very difficult to find mutual satisfaction in this fast-paced, demanding, 24/7 electronically connected and socially disconnected world.  Men in committed relationship can rely on our Relationship Consultations and Therapy to provide the skills and insight that couples need to navigate within a committed relationship.  
  
GROUP PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR MEN
Many men who begin with individual psychotherapy or relationship therapy (and some who do not) find value in our Groups.  Often they find additional support and insight from our Groups.  In addition to the individual and relationship concerns that can be addressed here,  Groups provide a safe yet challenging place for men to discuss such concerns as anger and aggression, male socialization, stress, competition, sexuality and fidelity.