Why Group Therapy for Men: 5 Benefits

Recently, a wife of a man in one of my men’s group said, “Dr Siegel did you sprinkle pixie dust on my husband?  He’s changed!”  For most of my 25 years as a psychologist I have worked with men in group therapy because it is such a powerful therapeutic approach … Continue reading

The Ashley Madison Cheating Website Debacle: What Does It All Mean?

If you’ve heard the name Ashley Madison only in passing, you may not know that AshleyMadison.com is a website for married (or otherwise committed) people to find partners in adultery.  Ashley Madison, a combination of the two popular female names Ashley and Madison, entered the social networking scene in 2001, … Continue reading

Men’s Rites of Passage coming to the DC area

Men, want to nurture a deep open-hearted spirituality based upon timeless wisdom that can guide you in living a generative life? Men As Learners and Elders (MALES) of the Washington DC Region will host a Men’s Rites of Passage (MROP) near Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia, from Wednesday afternoon, April 22, … Continue reading

If You Are A Man Or Love a Man. . .

. . .or maybe I should get right to my point: everyone should read James Hollis’ book, Under Saturn’s Shadow: The Wounding and Healing of Men. Not only is it clear and straightforward on the topic of men’s issues, but, it resonates. Make sure you’re your have a highlighter nearby when … Continue reading

The End of Men?

So what will happen to men? Clearly a major societal transition is taking place and many men are seeking to understand and redefine themselves. What will their new place be? Increasingly, men that I see in my practice, as well as friends and colleagues, are questioning their fathers’ models and … Continue reading

Male Rites of Passage and Initiation

Young men and boys in Western culture rarely have formal opportunities for connection and support with peers and mentors as they face the challenges of growing up. Despite global history and substantiating the value of male initiation rituals, Western cultures continue to eschew such rites of passage, sending the message … Continue reading

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