My private practice focuses on working with men, and occasionally adolescent boys.
This specialization has been shaped by my curiosity about how masculinity and societal pressures helps shape boys and men, including our strengths and challenges. These experiences have been shaped by my own masculine ‘journey” as well as research I’ve conducted as a Professor at the University of Texas. I’m also familiar with the reluctance many men hold about seeking help, and their underutilization of physical and mental health services. I’m a big believer in outside the box approaches for reaching help-seeking reluctant men.
Walk Therapy is definitely outside the box, literally and figuratively.
My interest in the psychology of men and masculinity has led to many opportunities for me professionally. I’ve co-written over 50 articles on the topic, published opinion articles, and participated in many media-based interviews. A career highlight was being invited on the Today Show to talk about the increasing number of stay-at-home fathers in our country and the larger implications of this trend. In 2010, I was President of the national Division of the Psychology of Men and Masculinity of the American Psychological Association. During this year, I led a conference on the Psychotherapy of Men.
Topics i’ve been interviewed on include: Stay-at-home fathers, masked depression, men and women in non-traditional work and family roles, and shifting roles and norms around men’s identities and work.