Our clinic offers psychotherapy and psychology treatments to heterosexual and gay men, in a healthy and compassionate environment.
Our practitioners are members of the BPS and the Royal Society of Medicine
The Men’s Clinic offers a male-only drug & alcohol addiction holistic-based treatment program where men can address sensitive emotional issues in a safe, single-gender environment that promotes openness and honesty.
Culturally, men tend to have a difficult time opening up. As a result, their emotional issues often go unaddressed and unresolved. For men with substance abuse problems, avoiding negative feelings and underlying issues can result in relapse or continued use of drugs and alcohol.
A gender-specific treatment program is a valuable tool that teaches men better ways to handle the daily stresses of life in recovery. Through our men’s drug & alcohol addiction holistic program, clients begin to build self-confidence, thus creating a strong foundation for their lives outside of treatment.
Serious gambling can burden relationships, inhibit responsibilities at home and at work and lead to financial ruin. Individuals struggling with a gambling addiction may feel the need to be secretive about their gambling, have trouble controlling the urge to gamble, gamble money they do not have, steal or cause family and friends to worry about their gambling behavior.
The act of gambling alters an addict’s mood, compelling him or her to gamble in order to achieve a "high." Just as alcoholics and drug addicts develop a tolerance to alcohol and drugs, the gambler will need to gamble more and more to achieve the same effect. The continuous search for that “high” ultimately develops into an addiction.
We use cognitive behavioral therapy and other holistic techniques to help clients change unhealthy gambling behaviors. Problem gamblers learn how to control their urges, deal with uncomfortable emotions and resolve underlying issues that brought about the addiction.
Depression is one of the most common types of mental illness. There are some common symptoms of depression anyone can experience, which can include being withdrawn, losing interest in friends, and activities you used to enjoy, and difficulty concentrating on things.
When depressed, men can become irritable and aggressive, work compulsively, isolate themselves from friends and family, and drink more than normal, and engage in high risk activities.
We use CBT and Psychotherapy to help our clients recover from depression:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is founded on the notion that mood is directly affected by the way a person thinks. In participating in this type of treatment, a person would be able to become aware of the triggers that send them into depressive episodes.
Psychotherapy is a type of treatment that helps people identify the main causes of their depression. This treatment encourages a patient to look into the reason for their condition and develop methods in coping with it.
Anxiety is your body’s natural response to stress. It’s a feeling of fear or apprehension about what’s to come. However, if your feelings of anxiety are extreme, last for longer than six months, and are interfering with your life, you may have an anxiety disorder.
• Panic disorder: experiencing recurring panic attacks at unexpected times.
• Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD): a chronic disorder involving excessive, long-lasting anxiety and worries about nonspecific life events, objects, and situations
• Phobia: excessive fear of a specific object, situation, or activity
• Social anxiety disorder: extreme fear of being judged by others in social situations
• Obsessive-compulsive disorder: recurring irrational thoughts that lead you to perform specific, repeated behaviors
• Separation anxiety disorder: fear of being away from home or loved ones
• Illness anxiety disorder: anxiety about your health
• Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): anxiety following a traumatic event
Treatment for anxiety falls into two categories: psychotherapy and medication. At The Men’s Clinic, our therapist or psychologist can help you learn tools to use and strategies to cope with anxiety when it occurs. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) helps a person understand how their thoughts affect their emotions and behavior and to replace those reactions with positive or constructive alternatives.
Men who have affairs, started by being attracted to another person, and that attraction becomes irresistible, brings a time of confusion, and conflicting emotions. And same as addicts, men in affairs is somehow tempered with lies and shame - the highs and lows can feel overwhelming.
Knowing that they are having an affair, and not being able to tell anyone, is often an incredibly isolating experience. So even though affairs bring excitement, rejuvenation, and feeling of youthfulness – affairs also bring stress, anxiety, and feeling of guilt and betrayal.
Weather a men wish to stop an affair, or to leave their regular partner, or to discuss their life with the new partner, The Men’s Clinic offers a nonjudgmental and safe place. Our treatment program is a valuable tool that teaches men better ways to handle daily stresses and anxiety.
“Closeted individuals frequently cannot acknowledge to themselves, let alone to others, their homoerotic feelings, attractions, and fantasies. Their homosexuality is so unacceptable that it must be kept out of conscious awareness and cannot be integrated into their public persona. Consequently, these feelings must be dissociated from the self and hidden from others.” Psychiatric Times
Living a life as closeted gay man exacerbates general stress and anxiety. Knowing that you are gay, and not being ready to come out is often an incredibly isolating experience. The efforts to refute or repress feelings may lead to behavioral problems, psychosomatic illness, depression, low self-esteem, and even suicide. Others may channel their feelings and become absorbed in some socially valued activity such as business, entrepreneurship, music or art - where being alone is not regarded as being strange.
"Hiding and passing as heterosexual becomes a lifelong moral hatred of the self; a maze of corruptions, petty lies, and half-truths that spoil social relations in family and friendship" (Herdt and Boxer, 1993)
The Men’s Clinic offers closeted gay man holistic-based treatment program where men can address sensitive emotional issues in a safe, and understanding environment that promotes openness and honesty. Our treatment program targets emotional problems like stress, anxiety, and depression.
Psychological impotence needs to be distinguished from physiological impotence. Psychological therapy may be used to treat impotence if there are no underlying physical issues. Psychological therapy can help people identify the thoughts and feelings and beliefs structure associated with impotence and therefore work to correct errors in thinking, mend emotional trauma, alleviate impeding anxiety, and offer behavioral strategies to turn dysfunction into function.
Impotence or erectile dysfunction is often due to performance anxiety - the more that you worry about having an erection, the more likely it is that you’ll have difficulty.
A CBT therapist helps a patient identify unrealistic or unhealthy thought patterns that may contribute to ED. These unhelpful thought processes often have to do with:
The goal of CBT is to learn to recognize these destructive thought patterns and instead adopt more realistic or healthy thoughts in relation to these issues.