My Approach to Helping
My practice focuses on helping men, young men and boys identify and overcome barriers to becoming the best version of themselves. These include
- Behavior and compliance issues with teens. - Addiction
- Trauma - Anger management
- Anxiety and Depression
Being a man presents it's own unique sets of benefits and challenges. Men of all ages face different opportunities for growth:
- A teenager navigating peer pressure, dating, sports or family rulesboundaries
- A father working on their relationship with their wife or children
- A professional finding better ways to lead, manage or achieve greater levels of financial success.
- An athlete having difficulty performing
I feel uniquely qualified to work with men, not only because I am a man, but because I have experienced challenges related to each of these scenarios and aforementioned barriers to success and learned to overcome them. The truth is, I've come to embrace them as an integral part of continuing to grow as a man.
As a therapist, I believe strongly in integrity, openness, a sense of humor and working myself out of a job. During the intake, I will leave you with an assessment of the presenting problem and how we will overcome it. I also believe that fit between my clients and I is critical to success. This is why I only charge 12 my hourly rate for the first session. If you'd like to discuss more, please call, email, text or find me on my website at www.SpencerMacMft.com
FAMILIES, TEENAGERS, YOUNG ADULTS
When parents call me to discuss behavior and or emotional concerns about their son or daughter, I always preface that before I do any work individually with them, I generally recommend that we start with family therapy. Without fail, they will tell me about the ways they don\'t feel as connected to one another and how it\'s been replaced with worry, fear or anger. Family therapy with young people is some of the most rewarding work because it offers the ability to make significant shifts that affect their long term growth and development. My approach to family work takes 8-12 sessions and can be much more impactful than just individual counseling.