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Podcasts, Articles And Books for Men

Atlanta Men's Counseling Therapy Center

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* The above artwork was commissioned by Daniel P. David, Ph.D., LCSW and was based on The Hero's Journey by Joseph Campbell.

Dr. David's Book Recommendations for Men

It's important to get a solid foundation for doing self-development work.     


Dr. David recommends these books to help men develop a personalized road map for renewal, recovery, and positive life changes.  When men integrate these foundational concepts into their personal "Hero's Journey," their psychological initiation into manhood, they tend to do much better over time in achieving the changes that they are seeking. 

Listen to our podcasts!  Click here: Of Myths and Men: Candid Conversations For Men,  By Men, and About Men's Issues through the Arts, Games, Music, and Films! We talk about how the psychology of men and how men can find direction, purpose, meaning, love, and success. 


The psychology of men can be understood by the telling of age-old stories and myths. Both Carl Jung, founder of analytical depth psychology and Joseph Campbell, the American philosopher, teacher, and author of "The Hero of a Thousand Faces" understood the importance of the ancient-to-modern stories that shaped who we have become as a 


Contrary to our modern use of the word "myths," myths were not lies or falsehoods as in "that's a myth" or like the show "Myth Busters."  Instead, myths were stories, songs, or art about how people experienced and made sense of the world. Now in place of campfire stories about men who left the safety and comfort of their homes to go off to battle or explore new lands, our modern man tells stories through music, films, and art that not only entertains us, but also speaks to the deeper realms of our minds and inner beings.


Join therapists Dr. Daniel P. David and Jon A. Parker, MAMFT as they talk about the issues men face today and the messages found in our modern art forms.  They emphasize the integration and transformation of traditional male psychology and archetypes into a more balanced, authentic, and healthier male identity. 

Dr. David recommends that men read this foundational book: King, Warrior, Magician, Lover written by Moore and Gillette. He uses this book for men seeking to 1) better understand what it means to be a man, 2) improve self-identity and self-mastery, and 3) start the initiation process taking guys from boy psychology to mature male psychology.

The works of Moore and Gillette have deepened the understanding of Carl Jung's seminal works around male archetypes and the Shadow. 

Regardless of your age, sexual orientation, or stage of life you are in, this book is a MUST for unlocking the essence of healthy male psychology on a deeply personal level. 

Dr. David recommends: "To Be a Man"  ~ a masterful guide for men seeking positive change and growth. Men's educational materials are hard to come by. 



Atlanta Men's Counseling, Therapy, & Recovery Center

Atlanta Men's Counseling, Therapy, and Recovery Center offers men hope for change and a better life. 


2342 Perimeter Park Rd

Atlanta, GA 30041


"Most men don't fit the traditional models of counseling therapy. That's why I practice a more guy-friendly approach! ~ DPD

We reject the notion that masculinity is toxic. We take a male-affirming, male-positive approach to men's issues.

“In ordinary life, a mentor can guide a young man through various disciplines, helping to bring him out of boyhood into manhood; and that in turn is associated not with bodybuilding, but with building and emotional body capable of containing more than one sort of ecstasy.”
― Robert Bly, 
Iron John: A Book About Men


"Toxic Masculinity" is an Abusive Label used Against Men and Boys.

This article sites  Rejection of the APA's stance on Masculinity. Masculinity is not toxic! Click on this article: Twelve Scholars Respond to the APA’s Guidance for Treating Men and Boys

More Articles Refuting the APA's Guidelines

Dr. David does NOT adhere to the APA Guidelines of Men and Masculinity. After 35 years of direct research and experience working with boys and men, he cannot agree with the APA's political agenda of denigrating men and masculinity by turning masculinity into a pathology.  Masculinity is not toxic anymore than femininity is toxic! 

The foundation of male and female development is first grounded in biology. The discussion of nature versus nurture is a valid discussion when based on scientific evidence. Masculinity has a biological foundation, and nurture, which is complex, has a major role in each male's development.  The APA's assumption that masculinity is solely base on a "social construct" is false. Their arguments are based on politically-biased agendas that skew their research results. 

Dr. David creates a nonjudgmental space for all varieties of men struggling to find happiness and satisfaction in life. Dr. David helps men to find their authentic selves through Identity-focused therapy. The emphasis is always on becoming the best person, the best man you are meant to be in life, realizing your potential. 

Perspectives on Masculinity 

New Male Studies Journal

For individuals interested in investigating men's research articles, Dr. David recommends: New Male Studies Journal.

Dad to Dads Podcast

In this episode, Dr. Daniel David, men's mental health expert, discusses the impact of narcissism and borderline personality disorder on children. He explains how children's identity development is affected when their needs are overshadowed by a narcissistic parent's need for attention and admiration. Dr. David emphasizes the importance of positive regard and mirroring in a child's development and the role of both mothers and fathers in providing nurturing and acceptance. He also discusses the challenges of mother enmeshment and the negative impact it can have on boys' ability to form healthy relationships in adulthood. This conversation explores the impact of unhealthy mother-son relationships, the influence of 90s parenting on these relationships, and the theme of control in narcissism and borderline personality disorder. It also discusses the need for assertiveness in passive children, mothers' understanding of child development, and the importance of letting go and allowing children to experience life. Takeaways *Children's identity development is influenced by the positive regard and mirroring they receive from their parents. *Narcissistic and borderline personality disorder parents often prioritize their own needs over their children's, leading to a deficit in the child's sense of self. *Mothers and fathers play different roles in a child's development, with mothers providing nurturing love and fathers providing accepting love. *Children who grow up with narcissistic parents may struggle to develop their own identity and may exhibit passive or people-pleasing behaviors. *It is important for non-disordered parents to provide unconditional love and affirmation to their children, offsetting the negative impact of a narcissistic parent. *Mother enmeshment can hinder a boy's ability to separate from his mother and form healthy relationships in adulthood. Unhealthy mother-son relationships can lead to enmeshment and hinder the son's ability to form healthy relationships with women. *The overindulgence and overprotectiveness of children in the 90s has contributed to a generation of highly anxious and depressed individuals. *Control is a central theme in narcissism and borderline personality disorder, with narcissistic parents seeking to maintain a positive image and borderline parents fearing abandonment. *Encouraging assertiveness in passive children can help them develop their own voice and set boundaries. *Mothers need to understand child development and the importance of letting go, allowing their children to develop their own identities. #fatherhood #parentalienation #masculinity #toxicmasculinity #coparenting #parenting #narcissism #narcissist #bpd #npd #borderlinepersonalitydisorder #therapy #mentalhealth #family


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