Men’s Group therapy in Anchorage
We are currently running a Men’s group that focuses on issues that often affect men on a daily basis. The group is recommended for men who are dealing with general concerns about relationships, depression or anxiety, parenting, work stress, and those traditional and cultural models of how men are socialized and expected to perform that are often not productive or effective for them.
If you think you could benefit from participating in our group therapy sessions, please get in touch today. We will be happy to provide information about pricing and details on the process.
We look forward to welcoming you into our circle.
The Importance of Group Therapy for Men
For centuries men have been expected to follow determined roles and behaviors detrimental to their emotional health. The societal idea that men should be stoic, and void of feeling push many individuals to hide their struggles. The truth is that many men face significant emotional turmoil and trauma that can become exacerbated through silence. At Richard Steinzeig, LCSW, we strive to create a space where men feel comfortable to open up about how they are feeling and what they are going through - sometimes for the first time.
Group therapy allows men to build camaraderie or allyship with others and learn from the struggles and strengths of their peers. In a group, we discuss a variety of topics that many men can relate to. In doing so, participants can reflect on their own challenges while being a supportive soundboard for one another.
Creating a space where men are free to express their feelings and emotions works to build bridges and allows us, as a society, to come to a greater understanding of each other.
Confidentiality in Group Sessions
Many individuals are concerned about confidentiality in group therapy sessions. While it is impossible to ensure that group members will be completely confidential, we strongly encourage our participants not to share their peers' personal stories outside of the group setting. When everyone respects the importance of privacy, participants can become powerful allies to one another in their journey to self-realization and improvement.
Topics to Discuss in Group Therapy
In group therapy, participants are encouraged to speak freely about the challenges they face in their lives. While there is diversity in the circumstances faced by different men, there are also many distinguishable commonalities. Some of the topics we will focus on include:
- Sex and relationships
- Anxiety and depression
- Financial stress
- Pressure to perform
- Feelings of rejection
- Emotional neglect
Avenues to Greater Communication
In group, not only will we discuss the importance of communication, but we will put this theory into practice. By being open and vulnerable with one another, we develop communication skills that we can bring into our personal realms. The significant focus of therapy is improving our relationships with others and ourselves, and communication is a huge part of this.
Join Our Group Therapy Session for Men
Richard Steinzeig, LCSW has spent years providing individual, couples, and group therapy. We help facilitate discussion but depend on the participation of group members to achieve a successful session. While discussing personal issues may seem awkward at first, many participants say that their unease fades when participants choose to be sincere and open with one another.
If you have questions or specific concerns about joining group therapy, please give us a call. We will be happy to discuss your reservations and help you make the right decision for your mental health.
Advantages of Group Therapy
Groups offers a unique opportunity for members to deepen their understanding of themselves and explore issues while engaging in a dialogue with other men who are experiencing similar issues. Groups encourage sharing and feedback in a non-judgmental setting.
Richard Steinzeig, LCSW helps Men learn new strategies to cope with daily stress in Anchorage
As the group progresses, members are better able to understand their triggers and patterns of interactions, and come to develop useful way to overcome their issues which often leads to better communication and outcomes at work and home.
A brief interview with potential clients is needed prior to acceptance into the group.
Call (907) 278-1188 for information on the next session.