Many of the men Dr. Walsh works with are highly driven, creative, professionals in search of a healthier work-life balance. Some men find it challenging to maintain strong family ties while maintaining career commitments. Other men seek to devote themselves fully into their passion, while maintaining and meeting the needs of a partner, children, or other loved ones. Dr. Walsh offers south Orange County men’s counseling to help address these and any other concerns.
It’s rare that men are willing to consider therapy before things really start to fall apart. Instead, men tend to decide it’s time to enter therapy when they have hit a serious crisis point. When they find themselves unable to balance their concerns any longer, or they are about to lose something or someone they truly value, they decide it is time to talk to someone. Men’s counseling and therapy can help deal with any issues.
- “I love my wife, but she doesn’t appreciate me.”
- “I’m not getting the respect I deserve at home or at work.”
- “I don’t cheat, but I am communicating with someone online and it has become intimate.
- “I want to leave the corporate world and do something on my own.”
- “I know what I want to do, but I don’t feel that I have the courage to do it.”
- “I have lost my identity—I don’t know who I am anymore.”
- “I am having an affair and I don’t know where to go from here.”
- “I am trying to move up at work but there are factors that are preventing my success.”
- “I want to spend more time with my family, but my career has to be the priority.”
- “I am have reached my career and financial goals, but I have no one to share it with.”
- “I think my drinking may be adversely affecting my home life and work.”
- “I feel stretched so thin that I don’t have anything left to give.”
- “My work is no longer meaningful to me—I need to make a change, but I don’t know where to start.”
- “I have absolutely no time for me, and I don’t feel like I am a priority anywhere.”
These are but a few of the issues that men want to talk about in therapy. Some men can be reluctant, initially, to discuss a problem for which they do not have a solution. The beauty of therapy is that in talking through these issues, new solutions become readily apparent, and new options appear. Having a basic idea of what you want to get out of therapy is important, but being open to new possibilities allows you to experience the most brilliant aspect of therapy, which is that of self-discovery. Truly amazing self-discovery happens when you open yourself up to experiencing the process, including willingness to follow an important new line of thinking that may reveal itself in a therapy session.
Dr. Walsh’s male clients often express their appreciation for her ability to distill what feels overwhelming into a concrete synopsis. She also receives positive feedback in terms of being down to earth and realistic. Dr. Walsh has been known to joke that she “Won’t make you talk to your inner child.”
Dr. Walsh is skilled in helping individuals process through the issues they are facing and develop a clarity and peace as they move forward with resolve. Regardless of the problems or challenges you are facing, Dr. Walsh can help you fully envision what you want out of life and develop a concrete and achievable plan of how to get there.