Men's Mental Health

Men's Mental Health Therapy in Toronto

When finding a therapist for men’s mental health, you want to make sure you meet with someone who can really understand what you’re going through.

One million Canadian men experience depression every year, and one in six Canadian men will experience anxiety in their lifetime - but still, many men struggle to find a therapist who they feel comfortable opening up to.

There are a lot of misconceptions about therapy, and it can often feel like the discussions about therapy exclude men. You might even feel like you need to be in a crisis before considering therapy as an option.

Here at KMA Therapy, our therapy team is ready to meet you where you’re at and help you with the things that matter to you most, whether that’s improving your relationship with your family, managing stress at work, or managing the symptoms of anxiety and depression.

As more men begin to view therapy as an important part of their lives, it’s important to find a therapist who will work for you.

Common Reasons Men Come to Therapy

You don’t need to be in a crisis situation to come to therapy, and you don’t need a concrete or specific reason to start seeing a therapist. If you simply want to feel better, that’s reason enough to begin therapy.

Still, it can be helpful to know issues that are commonly discussed in therapy so you can know where to start.

Many men come to therapy for reasons related to:

  • Stress
  • Loneliness
  • Grief or loss
  • Relationship issues
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Life transitions (changing jobs, entering a new stage of life, etc.)

Many men also experience mental health challenges related to a stressful work environment, concerns about their physical health, and financial concerns.

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Should You See a Male Therapist for Men’s Issues?

Deciding to see a male therapist is a personal preference - many men choose to see a female therapist or have no gender preference.

You know yourself best, so reflect on who you’d be most comfortable talking to and what kind of issues are bringing you to therapy.

Reasons you might prefer to see a male therapist include:

  • You want another man’s perspective
  • You’re more comfortable speaking with other men
  • You want to learn more about how men express emotions and feelings
  • You want someone who understands (not just empathizes with) what you’re experiencing first hand

Working with a male therapist can help you learn more about your emotions and how they are naturally expressed, while helping you explore why you might feel the need to suppress them.

If the gender of your therapist isn’t important to you, make sure to consider other factors like the therapist’s sense of humour, their personality, and their areas of expertise.

Men’s Mental Health Therapy at KMA Therapy in Toronto

Men’s Mental Health Therapy at KMA Therapy begins with a 50-minute introductory session, with one of our intake therapists.

‍During this session, your intake therapist will explore your preferences, what brings you to therapy, and your personality to match you with the best therapist for you. You can also explore our Team Page and let us know if there’s someone you already know you want to see.

We will provide you with a customized “plan of action” which includes the recommended therapist who is best equipped to help you, an expected timeline for your therapy, what types of therapy you can expect, and any additional services we feel would be helpful.

Start Therapy for Men’s Mental Health Today

KMA Therapy has five convenient locations throughout Toronto. We also offer online therapy sessions throughout Ontario.

To learn more about therapy for men, give us a call at 416 487 6288 or fill out our registration form below to have our care coordinator reach out with more information.

You can also book a session with us directly or visit our Issues page to explore all of the issues we help with at KMA Therapy.

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