Whether they’re going through a life crisis like divorce, trying to salvage a marriage that’s falling apart or other personal problems, it can be difficult to find mental health professionals with the same compassion and open mindedness as their female patients. Particularly when counseling men who are having relationship issues, it’s often assumed if the wife or girlfriend is behaving abusively or “emotionally” it’s the man’s fault.
Some practitioners believe that male-ness or mascuilinity is toxic and a form of pathology.
It effectively puts men in trouble in a minefield while they are looking for help. There are many wonderful mental health professionals who aren’t biased against men. However, it can be challenging to find them.
Dr. Tara J. Palmatier, PsyD helps individuals work through their relationship and codependency issues via telephone or Skype. She specializes in helping men and women trying to break free of an abusive relationship, cope with the stress of an abusive relationship or heal from an abusive relationship. Coaching individuals through high-conflict divorce and custody cases is also an area of expertise. She combines practical advice, emotional support and goal-oriented outcomes. Please visit the Schedule a Session page for more information.
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