No Shame Man

When We Breathe, Move Into Our Fear, And Speak, Shame Goes Away- Josh Jonas
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“When we breathE, move into our fear, and speak, shame goes away”- Josh Jonas
A Letter From Josh Jonas
Thank you for visiting the “No shame, man” platform to learn more about this pivotal campaign that I am so passionate about. As a man and a therapist that not only treats other men, but also the women that love them, I have experienced firsthand the effects of today’s man pushing his mental health to the wayside.
As we navigate our lives through an unprecedented global pandemic, the impact of stress, anxiety, depression and other mental health concerns can be seen within millions of men nationwide. Though a recent KFF poll, stated that nearly half (45%) of adults in the United States reported that their mental health has been negatively impacted due to worry and stress over the COVID-19 virus, another poll with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that men with mental illnesses are less likely to have received mental health treatments than women in the past year yet we are more likely to die by suicide than women. This is a critical concern when the ramifications of these studies are applied to our everyday lives.Many men are struggling.
Many men feel lost and adrift knowing they could make so much more of their lives. And many men don’t know how to ask for help or acknowledge that there is a concern that needs to be addressed by a mental health professional.
By creating the “No Shame, Man” campaign, I wanted to let men know that it is OK to not be OK. I know that at times it is easier to numb yourself to the realities of what is going on within yourself with drugs, alcohol, sex or even your career, but under numbness is something invaluable to us; pain. Pain, whether at a low hum or a giant roar, is the beginning of our true growth. “Our life grows or shrinks in proportion to our courage,” and vulnerably understanding your pain is courageous. So, thank you again for taking the first step towards your mental wellness. Myself and my highly trained staff are available to support you along this journey through in-depth psychotherapy work. For those that are not ready for that aspect of your healing, that’s fine! I invite you to take a look at our provided resources on this page and visit us regularly for updates that can have an impact on your life. Man, I know sometimes this can be difficult, but together we can put in the reps towards our mental health and growth, and lead other men to the journey that accompanies it. – Josh J.  

Session Lessons Podcast

Session Lessons is an inside look into how other people have used therapy to get the lives that they want.  Available on Apple, Google or wherever you listen to your podcasts

Featured episodes:

– Session Lessons Episode 4
“Shut Up and Be A Man”

– Session Lessons Episode 2
“Therapy, or a Root Canal? I’ll Take The Root Canal.”

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mutual commitment

In a psychotherapy session at The Village Institute, patients and therapist alike both talk and listen. We believe that successful psychotherapy requires an active contribution on the part of both patient and therapist. 

mutual CONTRIBUTIONS

The patient brings a willingness and determination to make changes in his or her thoughts, feelings and behaviors. The psychotherapist contributes his or her expertise and is creatively engaged in producing effective therapy sessions. 

PERSONALIZED TREATMENT

Patients often come to us in search of increased self-awareness and personal insight. Often, patients also request treatment for specific issues. Unlike other mental health clinics, at The Village Institute, patients will receive personalized, focused treatment.

Psychotherapy involves both talking and listening. We believe that successful psychotherapy requires an active contribution on the part of both patient and therapist. The patient brings a willingness and determination to make changes in his or her thoughts, feelings and behaviors. The psychotherapist contributes his or her expertise and is creatively engaged in producing effective therapy sessions. In a psychotherapy session at The Village Institute, patients and therapist alike both talk and listen.

 

Psychotherapy (or counseling) is a proven psychological treatment for anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other psychological problems. In psychotherapy, the patient and the therapist work together to:
  • Clearly identify the nature of the patient’s emotional difficulties
  • Develop a deeper understanding of the underlying “roots” of emotional difficulties
  • Promote change in unhealthy feelings, thoughts and behaviors
  • Enhance ongoing self-reflection to solidify changes