I take pleasure in announcing that consulting services are now available at An Ear for Men (AEFM). Ostensibly the services provided will focus on life issues faced by men. Services to be provided range from high-conflict relationships and divorce to substance abuse and other issues that disproportionately affect men.
My approach in this work recognizes the woefully inadequate state of the mental health industry where it concerns men and boys. Aside from the feminist bias against men in modern psychotherapy, there is also a generalized, pervasive ignorance of men’s issues and subsequently their needs.
Central to my theory is the idea that most men in this culture suffer a crisis in self-respect. There are many sources to this problem. Dysfunctional family issues, abusive relationships, prevailing sexual politics and society as a whole have all been contributing factors to an erosion of male self-respect, often leading to other substantial life difficulties.
At the heart of my work is the restoration of men’s self-respect and the use of that as a platform to tackle other life problems.
My practice is open to all men from all walks of life, including all members of the gay, bisexual and transgender communities.
It is not, however, open to women.
That is not intended as a slight against women. It is simply a necessity because services designed specifically and solely for men are nearly non-existent. The imbalance has been short-changing men for decades and has caused many men to rightfully distrust mainstream mental health services.
It is also for this reason that the commenting policy at AEFM excludes women. This is male space only. For further explanation please read the About page.
The site for AEFM is still going through some elements of construction but the infrastructure to launch is there. I hope you will come by and enjoy the articles (more on the way). If you desire one-on-one service, the appointment scheduler is available on the home page.