Cease the War with Anxiety


Therapy for Anxious & Stressed Out Guys

Most days you feel like you work your ass off, come home and just numb out, then wake up and do it all over again.

You have gotten really good at pretending. Those around you don’t know that you are barely holding it together. They don’t know how hard you are on yourself, how you feel like you lack purpose or how you have developed mild addictions to porn, drinking or your phone just to cope with the monotony of it all. They don’t know that you feel like you are living someone else’s live or how fucking stressed out you are.

They would be astonished if they knew the stories that play in your head all day or that deep down you don’t feel like the father, husband or man that you want to be. 

It all doesn’t make much sense. You’re in a relationship or maybe you’re making decent money or you’ve got a nice place to live and and yet if you are truthful with yourself, you aren’t happy. You’re not really sure where “there” is, but you know you aren’t “there” yet because THIS can’t be it.

Somewhere along the way, you have lost confidence in yourself and you sure as hell don’t feel like the guy you used to be. 

You find yourself dissatisfied with work, overwhelmed by your family and downright lonely. Maybe you have tried to meet up with friends but you find yourself not knowing what to talk about and second guessing everything you say. Maybe all of a sudden you are more nervous in social situations and avoid them altogether half the time. One thing is for certain, though, you don’t feel like yourself anymore.

In the past few weeks or months, if you have caught yourself thinking “whose life is this anyway,” then I’m writing to you. 

Working together, we can help you find a new favorite part of the day besides just numbing out with Netflix or that 3rd IPA in the evenings. We can help you actually sleep decent for the first time in awhile and look forward to your day when you wake up in the morning. We can help you kick some of those annoying addictions that have sprung up, create new habits that actually stick and make actual friends instead of just having “drinking buddies.”

Let’s look at the entirety of your life and help you learn to cope better with the life that you have, make some adjustments that lead to more contentment or revamp the whole damn thing because I promise there is a way off of this treadmill. At some point, every man has to be able to sit down by himself, rest and not suffer.

My hope for you is that at end of your days, you can look back and say “now that was a life well-lived.” Reach out and let’s talk about how we can start building that right now. 

Anxiety & Stress Therapy near Richmond – Online Therapy is Available

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Parke Sterling, LPC

I get it. I’ve been there. We all suffer. Every last one of us. It’s normal and part of being human. And we all need someone with a different vantage point to help us work through our stuff. 

If you are a guy, it’s a fair chance that at least a part of you still considers therapy taboo. I did for the longest time and still battle my old conditioning on that sometimes (and I AM a therapist!). But it’s high time for us to ditch the outdated, bullshit model that men are supposed to “suck it up” and pretend that everything is fine all the time. Because it’s not and it’s not supposed to be. And we also aren’t supposed to just “figure it out” all on our own.

It can be harder for men to find a male therapist because there are far fewer of us in the mental health field. Time after time, it’s been shown that it’s not so much the intervention that determines whether a client gets better through therapy, it’s whether they can relate to and connect with their therapist.

So, if you are seeking relief from anxiety or dissatisfied with your life and you think we would be a good fit based on what you see here, please reach out. 

As a buddy told me recently, “In my mind, the Modern Man should have a therapist to deal with all of this shit,” and I couldn’t agree more with him.

Anxiety Therapy Near Richmond - Online Therapy Available

Call me, text me or email me, whichever is easiest, or just request a free consultation and we can talk about what a life well-lived would look like for you.

"For what it's worth: it's never too late to be whoever you want to be. There's no time limit, start whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing…I hope you live a life you're proud of, and if you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again."

- F. Scott Fitzgerald

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