Counseling for Men Archives - Justin Lioi, LCSW - Brooklyn, NY

The Importance of Male Friendships

Way too many of the men I work with do not have deep friendships. This goes for the married guys, the single guys, the new fathers and not-so-new fathers. If they are in a relationship, their closest confidant is (and it’s great that it often is) their...

Compassion is the Answer

I recently listened to one of the most freeing podcasts I’ve ever heard. It’s called ‘Man Enough’ and it’s hosted by Justin Baldoni, Liz Plank, & Jamey Heath. This particular episode featured an interview with Alok Vaid-Menon. A...

Progressive Relaxation: Basic But Worth It

I often ask clients throughout our work together to check in with their body and notice what they are physically feeling. This is easy for some people (and a welcome move away from any question about emotions), but extraordinarily difficult for others. In fact,...
Where Is Your Competitive Side Hiding?

Where Is Your Competitive Side Hiding?

Competition is motivating to a lot of people, but many feel it’s just unhelpful and destructive. But hiding your competitive side may be hurting you more than you realize. Competition is another one of those things that seems binary: I’m a competitive person or I’m...