Therapy for Men
When You Realize You Can’t DI(all)Y
Therapy for Men in Katy, TX
Men today are under immense pressure to succeed in all areas of their lives. They are expected to be providers, leaders, and protectors, while also maintaining strong relationships and staying physically fit. It’s no wonder that so many men struggle with anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem.
As a man, you’ve always been taught to bottle up your emotions and push through any struggles. But the weight of it all is becoming too much to bear.
Let’s work together to help you become the best version of yourself possible.
I’m Staci, Therapist for Men
My name is Staci Brunet, and I’m a therapist in Katy, TX, specializing in men’s issues. I’ve watched the men in my life struggle under the pressure. They sometimes turn towards drugs and alcohol because it is not seen as acceptable for them to ask help or express their emotions.
I’ve watched many guys go through these struggles alone- angry at themselves when things don’t work out how they want; feeling guilty over wanting something but unable to have it; resentful when they feel like they’ve given their all but it’s still not good enough. It doesn’t have to be this way. You don’t have to suffer in silence.
I hate that you’re going through this, but I am so glad that you’ve decided to look for some guidance. Know that asking for help is not a sign of weakness but of strength. It takes a lot of courage to face your demons head on.
COVID was bad enough, but there’s another epidemic impacting men- loneliness and isolation. As women, we are encouraged to develop relationships and rely on others. Men are told the opposite. They are supposed to be strong and independent. The only choice you seem to have is to hide your vulnerability and emotions. After all, real men don’t cry.
Bull Shit. The truth is we all need connection. We all need someone to talk to. You’ve been set up for failure, especially in your intimate relationships. It’s not your fault.
The good news is you can learn. You can unlearn the messaging that has been holding you back. In therapy, you will learn how to express yourself in a way that is both effective and satisfying.
How Does Therapy for Men Work?
The first step is to understand that you’re not alone. There are other men going through the same thing. In therapy, we will work together to identify and understand the emotions you’re experiencing.
From there, we will develop a plan to help you cope with and manage your stress and emotions in a healthy way. This may involve exploring your past and uncovering the root of the issues. We will also work on developing new skills and strategies for dealing with difficult situations.
Therapy is a process, but it doesn’t have to be a long one. I offer short-term and solution-focused therapy, so we can work together to get you the help you need and get you back to living your life.
Therapy Services for Men
Providing Men the Tools to Live Their Best Lives
Will I Have to Talk About My Emotions?
The short answer is yes. In order to understand and change the way you’re feeling, we need to talk about what’s going on. However, I understand that this can be difficult for men. We will go at your pace and only discuss what you’re comfortable with.
You may be thinking, “I don’t want to relive my childhood trauma” or “I don’t want to air all my dirty laundry.” That’s okay. We don’t have to focus on the past if you don’t want to. We can focus on the present and developing new skills for dealing with whatever life throws your way.
I’m not going to say that it’ll be easy. In fact, therapy might be one of the most challenging things you’ve ever done. It can also be one of the most rewarding. If you’re ready to make a change, I’m here to help.
What Can I Expect in Therapy?
The first step is to schedule a free consultation so we can chat and see if we’re a good fit. If we decide to work together, we’ll meet for weekly 50-minute sessions.
At the beginning of each session, we’ll review your progress and see how you’re feeling. We’ll then spend the rest of the time working on whatever issue you’d like to focus on that day.
Therapy is confidential, so anything you say in our sessions will stay between us. I may give you homework to do outside of our sessions, but it’s completely up to you whether or not you want to do it.
If at any time you feel like therapy is no longer helpful, we can discuss ending our work together.