It’s in everyone’s interest for men to evolve. But men who seek to understand themselves better are underserved in the mental health field, and so they tend not to seek out professional help because nothing seems relevant.
That’s why we’ve taken the best practices from personal development psychology to design a counselling and coaching program geared specifically towards men. We’ve created a system that focuses on reasoning, goals and results to increase their likelihood of adoption and comprehension. By developing their mental strength, we help men cope with their feelings and their everyday lives proactively and with fortitude.
This manifests into being better parents, husbands, employees, and human beings in general. Through the act of understanding what’s holding us back, we can realize our full potential.
Men die by suicide almost four times more often than women.
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
White males accounted for 70% of suicide deaths in 2017.
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Only 22% of men have sought some form of mental health treatment.
- Psychology Today
20% of men abuse alcohol.
- Harvard Health Publishing
All of our Counsellors have a Master’s degree and are Registered Clinical Counsellors (RCC). They use a broad array of experience and education to help guys make sense of their situation and develop mental fortitude.
01 How do you help with men’s personal development?
We work with guys to figure out what is holding them back or causing them to malfunction in life. Sometimes it's historic and sometimes it's situational, regardless, we help guys identify, articulate and conquer it. By understanding what our barriers are, we resolve them.
02 Will I eventually be able to do this on my own in the real world?
Yes. You'll develop mechanisms that you can trigger yourself so that you don't need to keep coming back. The goal is for you to be able to counsel yourself into higher performance behaviour in real-time.
03 How will I know when I’m done?
We mutually agree on goals, metrics and milestones using a clear process to determine what you need to accomplish by when. You'll know what the next stage is because everything is quantified. And, you'll know when you're past your limitation as you'll feel resolved and ready to take your new learnings into the real world.
04 Is it like a course?
Our model consists of eight steps that take six to ten sessions to complete. Note, some guys take a little bit longer depending on their diagnosis and treatment plan.
05 How much does it cost?
Most guys come for an hour of counselling and that's $140 but you can book shorter or longer increments. Each 15-minute increment is $40. If it's determined that you'd benefit from a psychologist, they are available at $220 per hour. Most of the cost is covered by medical insurance or employer benefits and any portion remaining can be made via Visa, Mastercard or E-transfer.
06 How are you different from normal counselling?
We’ve developed a unique model from the best practices of counselling, coaching and professional development. It's designed specifically for men. It's a clear 8 step process that is objective, practical, and measurable. Unlike most counselling services, most guys come between 6 and 10 times before feeling resolved.
07 Am I going to have to waste time talking about my childhood?
It depends. We’re here to help you understand yourself and why you act the way you do, which may or may not be related to your childhood. Once we determine the root cause of what's holding you back, we'll set goals for your desired life, and help you get it.
08 Do I have to have diagnosed mental issues?
No. Most guys come to us without prior history of a condition. Modern life is complex and requires a lot from us. Our ability to comfortably navigate daily life depends greatly on our mental abilities. Guys come to us to develop those abilities. Confronting your limiting aspects and moving towards a more rewarding and satisfying life doesn't mean you have mental issues. We also successfully work with guys with 'actual' diagnoses.
09 Why is it for men only?
We don’t want women to feel excluded and they're welcome to come, either for themselves or for help dealing with a man in their life. Just know that we tailor our services specifically towards male behaviours, perceptions and attitudes to increase their understanding of the material. We offer help to women who are worried about a man in their life and we offer to bring spouses and partners into counselling sessions if appropriate. We are inclusive and sensitive to all sexual orientations and gender identities.
10 Is it covered by benefits or insurance?
All of our Counsellors have a Master's degree and are Registered Clinical Counsellors (R.C.C). This credential is the standard for certification in BC and is recognized by most benefits providers - Sunlife, Manulife, Pacific Blue Cross, Green Shield, Empire Life, Great West Life.
We help men understand their feelings and situations by providing them with a unique blend of professional development, coaching, and counselling. All of our straight-talking counsellors are BCACC accredited and have a minimum of a Masters Degree in Counselling.
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