Weekly Roundup: The Best of Park Slope Therapist - Justin Lioi, LCSW - Brooklyn, NY

It’s time for the weekly roundup for Park Slope Therapist.

The weather has certainly been unpredictable this week. I hope you were able to enjoy some of the warmer days if you’re here in New York. I know some people who leave the city this time of year for hotter climates southward who ended up missing out on Spring/Fall in February.

This week I’ve begun talking about morning rituals and their importance, along with sharing some thoughts on anger. If you missed any, take a look below.

  1. Am I Broken? What Keeps Men Out of Therapy: Ever just wonder if change is impossible for you? Something went wrong along the way and you’re stuck with your lot in life? I explore the flaws in that theory.
  2. Morning Rituals for Mental Health: Even if you’re not a “morning person” there are benefits from having a predictable morning routine that sets you up for the day.
  3. Lack of Willpower in the Face of Old Habits: Oh, willpower. This hearkens back to the “broken” post above. Is it all about your will or is there something else that may be more helpful?
  4. The Secret to Getting Angry: Anger gets a bad rap. I spend a lot of time on this blog trying to counter that. The first step to anger is knowing you are angry.
  5. Why More Men Should Start Keeping a Journal: This is part of my morning ritual, but you don’t have to do it in the morning. Getting stuff out of your head and onto paper is refreshing (and I’m trying to embrace the phrase Brain Dump).
  6. At Last, the Secret to Fatherhood is Revealed!: Overflowing with impending dadhood self-confidence? Freaked out that you’re not prepared at all? And now for something In Between…
  7. Allowing Space for Silence in Therapy: I’m over at GoodTherapy talking about how important it can be to not be afraid of the silence in counseling spaces.

As always, don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’d like to explore further. I offer a FREE fifteen minute phone consultation so we can see if men’s counseling would be a good fit for you.

Justin Lioi, LCSW is a men’s mental health and relationship expert. He practices counseling in Brooklyn, NY (and online throughout New York State and internationally.) He received his degree from New York University and has been working with men and their families 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.