In today’s society men are saddled with pressure to be providers, producers, fixers and unaffected emotionally. Unfortunately, this teaches you to be detached, unaware of others and hyper focused on succeeding, all of which can have a negative impact on you both mentally and physically. All of this pressure and stress can sometimes be a catalyst for emotional, relational and mental health discomfort.
For example, “Health problems can occur if the stress response goes on for too long or becomes chronic, such as when the source of stress is constant, or if the response continues after the danger has subsided. With chronic stress, those same life-saving responses in your body can suppress immune, digestive, sleep, and sex systems, which may cause them to stop working normally.” https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/stress/index.shtml
Topics discussed in men's counseling sessions may challenge society’s norms placed on men as well as reactive responses to pressure and stress.
A good therapist will create a comfortable environment for you to begin to express yourself without feeling judged. This initial step is very important to helping you make changes to unwanted or unsuccessful behaviors. The goal of therapy is to increase your quality of life while maintaining good mental and physical health.