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Making Masculine Choices

Making Masculine Choices

Grayson Perry writes at length in The Descent of Man about how stifling masculinity can be. He describes it as providing a default setting for how a man is supposed to act. The patriarchy then provides us lucky men with a host of privileges—and it hopes that we won’t...
What Kind of Therapist Is a Social Worker?

What Kind of Therapist Is a Social Worker?

People are understandably confused as to what the different titles of all us therapists mean and what the different types of therapists there are. I’m going to to talk about what might make a social worker as a therapist different than other types of therapists....

Working Out & Mental Health

Before the blizzard/non-blizzard I had planned to write a post today about exercise and how it can be helpful to mental health. It seems somewhat strange to do it now, but, also, it can be a good reminder to find someway, somehow to do something physical every...
Am I Broken? What Keeps Men Out of Therapy

Am I Broken? What Keeps Men Out of Therapy

That question is scary: “Am I broken?” The fear of being broken is powerful. One of the reasons you might be staying away from therapy is because you really don’t see hope of anything changing for the better. You’re stuck. You have the...