Topic Expert article: Finding Therapy Boring? - Justin Lioi, LCSW - Brooklyn, NY

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I write a monthly article for Good Therapy and the posts are usually about the experience of being in therapy. Many of the guys I see are coming to counseling for the first time and could use some guidance on what’s to come and some reassurance that they’re “doing it right.”

This month’s post is pretty boring–actually, I hope not, but it is about so-called ‘boredom’.

I say “so-called” because I make the case that if you’re feeling bored you’re most likely covering up some other feeling. Maybe anger, or insecurity, or even loneliness.

I’d love to hear what you think. Take a read and let me know: Bored with Therapy: Unmasking the Real Feelings Behind “Boredom”


Justin Lioi, LCSW is a men’s mental health and relationship expert based in Brooklyn, NY (and online throughout New York State and internationally.) He received his degree from New York University and has been working in family and men’s counseling for over 10 years. Justin is on the Board of the National Association of Social Workers and writes a weekly column for the Good Men Project called Unmasking Masculinity. He can be found on local and national podcasts talking about assertiveness, anger, self-compassion, all with the goal of becoming the man you want to be.