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Men, regardless if in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s or 60+, often struggle with depression, anxiety,
past traumas, and relationship challenges. To the outside word and even to their own family members, today's men often present as-if everything's great and all's well. To their children, they are just dad and doing all of the dad things they expect. To their partners, they are just a spouse or boyfriend doing the typical partner things they expect. To their employers, they are just an employee doing their job tasks. However, inside they can feel disconnected, disengaged, and dissatisfied. They may have trouble expressing themselves or being assertive for fear of disappointing others. They may struggle to not let past traumas and lived-experiences impact their present realities. They may struggle evolving as a man as they get older and move into different stages of life.
It can all feel so overwhelming and embarrassing!!!
I Help Men Better Cope With Issues Impacting Their Lives
It's very common for men to struggle with the pressure to meet expectations of parents, friends, romantic partners, employers and society in general. Do you feel the enormity of this weight in your daily life? Do you wear a "tough-guy" mask to the outside world, but take it off in private and feel insecure, inadequate or confused? Have you worn these masks for so long that it's hard to peel it off your face? Are you ready to take-off the masks and show the world and yourself the true authentic you?
These masks can create an enormous pressure on the inside for which men often lack a healthy outlet. It's very common for guys to use anger and resentment as their pressure release valve. However, the explosion of steam can unwittingly scar and burn those closest to us. Let me help you in a private, understanding and non-judgmental environment.
Men often feel stuck in their relationships, career and friendships. For a variety of reasons, men can feel like they have no choices in their present and future. They tell me that they can't change careers - even one they hate - because they need to earn money to support their families. They feel they can't change their relationships because while it may not be great, its not too bad - so why bother. They may have unsatisfying relationships with their children or parents - but "it is what it is." I've been there too and completely understand. Let's explore what untying the knots holding you stuck may feel like and the potential consequences.
Men, in general, but especially millennial-aged men, are expected to know what they want, know how to get it, and know how to keep it. We're supposed to be sensitive to others, but strong and powerful at the same time. That can be and feel like a huge contradiction. Its common for men of any age, but especially men in the 20s-40s, to ask themselves: "am I really "good-enough?" or "am I meeting the expectations I have for myself or my partner/kids have of me?" The dichotomy between their outward successes as compared to their inner feelings of inadequacy or insecurity is striking, confusing and frustrating. While women may generally feel more comfortable expressing these feelings to others in their circle, men often ask these questions in silence. I am dedicated to accepting you as you are and not trying to change you. Let's dive deep together and find your true self-worth and inner peace.
In today's society, it's often said that men just focus on the physical or superficial aspect of relationships. However, in my personal and professional experience, most men want romance and substantive relationships with their partners, but are often unsure how to develop and then maintain long-term committed relationships and marriages. When I work with men, either individually or a part of a couple unit, they are frustrated when their partner tells them "you aren't good enough." Men also can struggle with the time after a relationship begins or ends. Let's explore your emotions and find the perfect balance of love, commitment and satisfaction in your romantic relationships.
Fathers and their sons or daughters often have secure relationships that last a lifetime. Unfortunately, sometimes that strong bond is broken or never existed. As children grow from childhood into their teenage years, they often stop relying on their dads in the same way as when they were younger. For many men, this change in relationship and need can be unsettling. During this transition period, dads often struggle as they feel their 'fatherhood' and guidance is no longer welcome, or, in some cases, rejected by their adult children. Let Me Help Restore That Bond.
Therapy helps men to process and cope with the feelings, emotions and issues they may be experiencing that result from the struggles they face on a daily basis. It provides an effective way to combat the anxiety and pressure they often face in the personal and professional lives. Counseling allows and gives permission for men to safely and privately open-up and listen to the messages from their inner-voice that may have been stifled or shutdown, or to simply develop better tools to cope with life’s endless challenges.
As an experienced Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I have helped numerous men recover from depression, anxiety, mid-life crisis, sexual-related issues, compulsive behaviors, and marital, family and other important relationship challenges.
Men are complex and unique individuals. While you are your guy friends or brother may have a similar situation or problem, you will each experience it in vastly different ways. Do you want to develop a better and more satisfying sense of self? Are you feeling anxious, sad or depressed? Are you unsatisfied in your career or job? Are you suffering due to a traumatic event, such as childhood abuse? Do you give too much to others and don’t get enough of what you need or deserve? Do you often feel hurt by friends, family or your partner? Are you often finding yourself in challenging or unsatisfying relationships? Are you grieving the loss of a relationship or loved-one? Are you struggling with compulsive behaviors? Is your role as "dad" or "son" unclear? Regardless of the "problem," it's solvable. Let Me Help.
Men experience many issues that are beyond their control, but dramatically and significantly impact their lives. Regardless if it results from depression, anxiety, compulsive behaviors, self-esteem, relationships, sexuality or parent-child interactions, men often suffer in silence - as they feel the pressure from society, friends and family to be a “strong guy.” It's Time To Stop Suffering In Silence.
Experienced and Dedicated Therapist for Men, Attorney, & Dad of 2 Teens
I am passionate about working with men who struggle in their daily lives to find happiness, contentment and balance in their personal or professional relationships, or who are suffering with anxiety or depression, compulsive behaviors. I also enjoy helping men who are reaching significant milestone events, such as 30th, 40th, 50th & 60th Birthdays, Career-Changes, Engagements, Weddings, Divorce, or Death/Serious Illness of a Loved-One. I am dedicated to creating a "guy's" environment for you to explore your emotions, inner thoughts and feelings with me in an unbiased, non-judgmental and relatable way. I understand the challenges that you face today in your many's role. It's okay to need help. It's okay to feel vulnerable. It's okay to just be you.
Despite the best intentions of our friends and family members who may occasionally lend an-ear to hear our stories and sympathize or give common-sense advice, they are not equipped to help us process and explore our emotions in a healthy and productive manner. As a man, father, son, husband, attorney and, most importantly, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am dedicated to providing a safe, understanding and non-judgmental place to help men of all ages and backgrounds to “explore their emotions” so that they can process their feelings and grow healthier as men. While our sessions will be about you, we will also explore your presenting concerns in the context of your larger systems, such as family, friends and work.
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I firmly adhere to the belief that the person isn't the problem - the problem is the problem. That means that when I work with a client, I don't see or view him as being the problem. Rather, my focus is on how a situation or condition in his life become a problem for him or for relationships that he has. This perspective is fundamental to my focus on patterns and relationships. I work with men to discover how they relate to others in their life, how those relationships impact their own identity, and how to cope and adapt to their ever-changing nature. Most importantly, I accept my clients where they are in life – and do not focus on changing them. Remember, its the problem that needs to be solved - not you that needs to change.
My experience working with men from their 20s all the way through their 70s and 80s has taught me that even the most clinically sophisticated approaches and interventions are only effective if the therapist delivering them comes from a place of connection, compassion, and hope. I pride myself on joining with the men that I help using different strategies and modalities best suited to his unique needs and personality. Therapy helps men to process and cope with the feelings, emotions and issues that they face on a daily basis. It provides an effective way to combat insecurities, feeling misunderstood, find their inner-voice that may feel lost or missing, or to simply develop better tools to cope with life’s endless challenges. Despite the best intentions of friends and family members who may occasionally lend an-ear to hear your story and sympathize or give common-sense advice, they are often not equipped to help you process and explore their emotions in a healthy and productive manner.
Who Am I?
Experienced And Dedicated Therapist for Men With Life Experience
ERIC is Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, an attorney with 25+ years experience and a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator.
NON-JUDGMENTAL, empathetic and experienced therapist specializing in helping Couples, Men, Families and Professionals. During my life’s journey, I have gone through periods where I felt overwhelmed, stuck or simply confused as to how to open-up and explore my emotions as a man in our society. I understand the challenge that men often experience letting down their guard to freely explore their emotions in their lives and relationships.
AFFORDABLY priced private-pay session fees accommodate almost all budgets. One advantage of choosing the private-pay option is that only my clients and I are the ones who determine the number and frequency and length of sessions - not an insurance company.
INSURANCE is accepted only for individual (not couples or families) clients who have mental health insurance benefits provided by: Aetna, Optum (Oxford, UMR, Oscar Health) and United Healthcare. Insurance benefits are verified and claims are processed through out billing/administrative partner, Headway Florida Behavioral Health Services, P.A. and/or Grow Healthcare Group, P.A.
There are many pros/cons about choosing between private pay and insurance options.
Men may not recognize and understand the impact that trauma and abuse from their past can adversely have in their current life and relationships. I can help you process the pain and reduce the damaging impact it has for you.
Many men come to counseling with me suffering from depression or anxiety, regardless if diagnosed or undiagnosed. I provide strategies to change your thinking and explore the root causes of the unwanted feelings.
Perhaps surprisingly, many men struggle with self-esteem issues. I view this concept as two related words. The "Self" answers the question: who am I now at this stage in my life? "Esteem" answers the question: how do I value who I am now?
Transitions can be difficult times for men. Regardless of the change (relationship status, career, fatherhood, empty nest or loss of a loved one), I can help you process the feelings and learn coping skills to adapt to the new experiences you face.
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The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be…” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Having them allows for both husband and wife to feel comfortable...
"Eric and Erica are both wonderful!! They opened my eyes up to things I never thought of before and taught me not only skills I can use in my relationship, but in life. Having them both in couples therapy allows for both husband and wife to feel comfortable and feel as if the therapy isn’t one sided. Thank you both for everything!."
Eric is warm, compassionate and was so helpful...
"I am so glad that I saw Eric for consultation and therapy at this difficult time in my life. He is very warm, compassionate and was so helpful. I had the best experience with him. He is an awesome person and a great psychotherapist."
I think he is a great therapist...and makes people feel comfortable...
" Eric was a great help during a difficult transitory period in my life. He accurately assessed my underlying issues, and regularly brought attention to several recurring thoughts & circumstances, many of which I was unaware of. I think he is a great therapist, and is able to make people from almost any background and perspective feel comfortable with sharing their problems with him..."