The Men’s List focuses on supporting and engaging men in their mental health and wellness. Our site strives to provide men who are looking for therapy support and guidance a link to the professionals who offer gender competent counselling services for men.
Often the stigma surrounding mental health issues and therapy prevent men from taking the step of seeking help. The Mens’ List is designed as a forum and a community presenting therapy for men in a way that is more accessible, relatable, and relevant.
Our aim is simple: to be the online resource men come to when they need support with their mental health and wellness.
The truth is there are many men who take that first courageous step to look for help, even going online and searching for therapy for guys only to find that locating the right professional to help them is a difficult and frustrating process. So they quit and go back to what they know best – coping in harmful ways, or staying quiet and suffering in silence.
The Mens’ List is about ending that silence and suffering and making mental health support available and accessible to every man regardless of his age or location.
When it comes to our health and more specifically our mental health, we men struggle to help ourselves. Our psychological and emotional landscapes are rarely places we set foot on, let alone question. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”, is the phrase about our mental health I’ve heard most often in the therapy groups for men I have facilitated over the last thirteen years. This approach of ‘fixing’ ourselves only when we notice a problem is a type of reactive thinking. Truth be told, by the time we realize there is a problem and we actually admit it to ourselves and others – it’s likely too late for a band-aid or quick fix – which is what many men seek. Rapid relief is something men tend to seek when it comes to mental or emotional pain – “Fix me up and let me get back at it,” is a phrase I hear men say since, as men, we under appreciate the complexity and impact of our mental and emotional health.
If you are a man looking for therapy or a therapist and you’re not sure how to find that help or what to ask for, or what type of treatments are available to you in your area – The Men’s List is the place to begin. Our directory helps any man find a psychologist, psychiatrist, counsellor, coach, psychotherapist, NLP practitioner, social worker or hypnotherapist. Our mental health directory is always growing as new therapists from Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom join every day.
Is it tough to find a therapist or help in your local area? No problem, The Men’s List features mental health professionals who also offer online therapy for men via video-based therapy sessions. This is a great way for men in rural areas to still experience the same top notch therapy and support as men in urban centres like New York, Boston, Austin, or Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, London or Manchester.
We make it our mission to make it simple and easy for any man to find the therapy help or treatment they need. Are you searching for information on a specific topic or are you trying to find a psychologist who offers a specific type of treatment? Perfect. The Men’s List features a section where you can click on the predominant psychological issues affecting men and find articles, and listings for every therapist in our directory who offers help for that topic including Alcohol and Addiction, Anxiety, Anger Management and Depression, Grief and Loss to Relationship and Marriage counselling, PTSD, Sex & Sexuality, Sleep Issues and Life Goals.
You see, we want to make it simple and easy for guys to find a therapist because we know what it’s like to be where you are. Our founder Dale Curd lived these experiences not only as a therapist but also, years ago, as a man desperately looking for help.
“My life turned around and I began to climb up and out of the dark hole I was in when a friend, who could see that I was suffering, offered me a way out. “I know a guy, who can help you,” he said. “He helped me and I have hope back in my life now – I’ll connect the two of you. Just make sure you call him.” And I made that call.”
The first step for a man looking for therapy is admitting to himself “I need help, I can’t figure this out on my own.”
The Men’s List is the second step a man takes to find that help.