new dads

Therapy for New Dads

in New York & Georgia

You're the dad now, and it probably feels like everyone and everything depends on you.

Taking responsibility by taking care of your mental health means that you are being proactive and actually taking care of your family, which is your #1 job.

Life transitions are super common and they naturally add to the level of daily stress. Fatherhood, however, brings its own set of challenges. Baby needs you. Your partner needs you. You need them, and you need you too.

You've had to give up so much of your independence and freedom. Waves of grief have crept in here and there since you've been adjusting to your new fatherhood role.

Becoming a parent is new AND different AND scary AND wild AND fun. Mixed emotions are flowing left and right without regard for anything. Sleep deprivation, poopy diapers, power naps, and routines are your new normal.

It's clear to you that you've got this, for the most part, but whatever plan you had before to navigate this new territory just wasn't working out. You need a new plan.

Many men don't typically seek mental health treatment.

If they do, then they don't typically receive gender-sensitive care. Imagine working with a mindful and inclusive male therapist who's ready to become your Right Hand Therapy Man.

Becoming a New Dad while trying to manage your own stress and balance life, work, marriage, family, and finances can feel powerless, unpredictable, isolating, never ending, overwhelming, tense, and thankless.

Fatherhood can also feel like the most meaningful role and experience you've ever had. When we promote your paternal mental health, your family benefits.

We can help you slow down, tune in, and sort things out.

Working with a mindful and inclusive therapist can give you the safe space, outlet & sounding board, and therapeutic support that you need to untangle all of your thoughts, emotions, and defense behaviors while we unburden the parts of you that need time and space to be seen, heard, and understood without judgment.

What are "Men's Issues"?

"Men's Issues" can generally be explained as anything effecting men. Really, it's that simple, even if the issues themselves may be complex. If you're a New Dad, then you may need an experienced male therapist who's also a New Dad. We can help with you that & more:

  • ADULT ADD/ADHD

    • Poor Concentration, Easily Distracted, Restlessness, Careless Mistakes 

  • ADDICTIONS

    • Alcohol, Gambling, Pornography, Substances ​

  • ANGER MANAGEMENT

    • Anger, Frustration, Impulsivity, Irritability, Rage, Self-Control, Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance, Mindfulness, Interpersonal Skills

  • AVOIDANCE (OF)

    • Asking for Help, Conflict, Connection, Emotions, Intimacy, Honesty, Responsibility

  • GRIEF & LOSS

    • Bereavement, Divorce/Separation, Job Loss, Everyday Losses, COVID-19 Pandemis Stress, Life Transitions, Moving to a New City

  • FATHERHOOD

    • Presence, Co-Parenting, Single-Parenting, Providing, Learning How to Be a Dad 

  • IMPOSTER SYNDROME

    • Internalized Fear of Being Exposed as a "Fraud", Self-Doubt, Negative Self-Image

  • MASCULINITY (The Harmful, Patriarchal Kinds)​

    • "Be a Man", "Don't Cry", "Toughen Up", "Nut Up or Shut Up"​, Everything Packed into "The Man Box"

  • MEANINGLESSNESS & SEARCHING FOR MEANING​

    • Boredom, Isolation, Fulfillment, Purpose, Satisfaction​, Values, Achievement

  • MOOD​

    • Anxiety Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Bipolar Disorders

  • PERSONAL GROWTH​

    • Low Motivation, Procrastination, Perfectionism, Success Sabotage, Goal Setting

  • RELATIONSHIPS

    • Attachment, Codependency, Conflict, Sex & Intimacy, Trust, Resentment, Criticism

  • SELF-ESTEEM​

    • Body Image, Low Self-Worth, Negative Core Beliefs​, Harsh Judgement Toward Self

  • STRESS​

    • Work, Money, Family, Dating, Intimacy, Relationships, Sex​

  • TRAUMA (Acute, Chronic, Complex)​

    • Abuse, Grief, Intimate Partner Violence, Medical, PTSD​

  • WORK / LIFE BALANCE

    • Boundaries, ​Leisure, Productivity, Priorities, Push & Pull of Competing Demands, Self-Care

What to Expect:

FIRST: Free 15 Minute Phone Consultation. This is the first opportunity for you and the therapist to ask each other questions. We discuss reasons why you're getting started in therapy, your needs and your therapeutic goals, and schedule availability. Mostly, we want to figure out if you and the therapist could be a good fit to work together. If so, then we schedule an intake appointment and you receive a Welcome Email to the Client Portal, where you can complete the required consent forms and book future appointments online.

SECOND: The Initial Intake Appointment. This is the next best opportunity for you to share as much about you and your life story as you can in order to help the therapist better understand you and what you need moving forward. Assessment & Evaluation of your mental health will guide discussion that is also focused on recent and remote history of many parts of you and your life like family, education, employment, self-care, and social relationships. We discuss a lot in this first appointment while we also make sure that the pace of our process helps you feel seen, heard, and understood. Finally, we identify specific therapeutic goals, discuss your treatment options, and create your personalized plan for therapy.

THIRD: First Follow Up Appointment. Assessment & Evaluation, Treatment Planning, and Discharge Planning will continue to show up as frequent topics of discussion throughout the course of treatment - they're not just discussed once in the first session and then never again mentioned. Now that you have had a chance to create a personalized plan for your therapy, we start working it into action. Mostly, we keep building rapport because the therapeutic relationship drives the work.

GOING FORWARD: Follow Up Appointments. Therapeutic process moves at your pace. Safely guiding clients through their own personalized treatment plan tops the agenda for each and every therapy session. Feedback Loops will help us monitor and modify how we work with each other in order to ensure that you get the return on your investment in therapy that you need because that is what matters to us most. Eventually, therapy will end and you will continue to build a life living.