Atlanta Psychiatry and Psychotherapy Associates
Men's Counseling Program
"When you're a guy struggling with life-
controlling problems it's important to get the help that you need. We are here to work alongside you to achieve the changes and the growth that you desire in order to live a more successful, happier, and fulfilling life."
Daniel P. David, Ph.D., LMSW
Atlanta Psychiatry & Psychotherapy Associates
(770) 674 -0553 / option #3
Men: Why therapy with us?
"It often takes a lot for a guy to reach out for assistance. Most men just don't feel comfortable with traditional models of counseling therapy. That's why men experience a more interactive, solutions-focused, and guy-friendly approach with me.
We realize that it takes a lot of courage for a guy to talk to a professional psychotherapist. Most guys initially come due to difficulties in a relationship, stress at work, or because of a sudden change in their home or career lives, and they may fear losing everything.
Sometimes men are confused about the deep anger that they feel. Many men need help with overcoming their addictions. And frequently, men come to counseling to seek answers about how to live a more productive, healthier life through self-exploration, recovery, and deep personal change.
We respect a guy's desire to take the initial steps toward deepening his understanding of himself and to work on his issues in order to achieve the changes that lead to self-mastery.
We will work alongside you to find healing for your wounds, the answers to your questions about yourself and life, and provide you with the professional help you desire in order to achieve the changes and success that you want for your life."
Daniel P. David, PhD, LMSW
APPA Executive Diretor
Atlanta Psychiatry and Psychotherapy Associates
2150 Peachford Road
Atlanta, GA 30338
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Benefits for Guys like You
Understand yourself better
Heal emotional wounds
Achieve deeper peace of mind
Develop mastery over your thoughts and behaviors
Overcome fears, anxiety, low self-confidence, etc.
Improve your relationship patterns
Prevent self-sabotaging behaviors
Improve your depression
Discover your identity as a man
Enhance your personal resilience
Our Contact Information
We realize that your concerns are very important to you! You can call us at 770-674-0553 option 3 to set up an appointment or free 15-minute consultation.
Or, fill out the form below and click the submit button when done. We will contact you within 24 hours during the week and on Monday morning if you contact us over the weekend.
(Art work commissioned and owned by Daniel P. David, PhD)
This art work is based on Joseph Campbell's writings and research that has deeply impacted the world of myth and mythology and the relevance that it has to men's psychology. Joseph Campbell wrote The Hero with a Thousand Faces and The Hero's Journey. Utilizing the Hero's Journey in men's therapy and addiction recovery is a powerful way to enhance a process of self-growth, initiation, and mental health recovery.
Men and Masculinity
"Masculinity is not toxic."
The APA debate has just started. Scholars offer their disagreement with the latest paper that the APA put out as guidelines for working with men and boys. The APA guidelines are seriously flawed and possibly unethical. Read this article:
Masculinity is not toxic! We, at the Men's Counseling and Mental Health Center, align ourselves with the 12 Scholars' views about the APA guidance. We see a male-positive, male-affirming approach to counseling men as what brings the most healing and strength to men's mental health and lives. Identity is central to building a stronger, healthier mental wellness. Male identity needs to be restored, not demonized.
Terms like "toxic masculinity," "mascupathy," "man-splaining," "man-spreading," and the like are absolutely abusive terms used to shame and shut down men. The news and social media is guilty of spreading male-shaming ideologies that absolutely do more harm to boys and young men than good. We reject this sort of radical ideology! Male identity in its healthiest forms is creative, life-giving and restorative.
When nearly a third of children are being raised by single mothers (who do their best) and when almost 75% of school teachers are female, it's not "toxic masculinity" that is the problem, it is the lack of masculinity that is the real problem. Fathers, male teachers, and male role models are fundamentally needed to bring the best possible health to children, especially boys and young men. All of the research evidence proves this.
We specialize in restorative male identity therapy based on real research into what makes men healthy. We believe that it takes a male-affirming, male-positive counseling approach to help men heal and improve their lives. We respect that each man has his own version of masculinity that he brings into the therapeutic process. We work with all sorts of men from all sorts of backgrounds including respecting their sexual orientations.
What makes men (and women) healthy? Read the HARVARD STUDY ON MEN.
Atlanta Men's Counseling Center
Dr. Daniel P. David's Video Recommendation for Men:
Robert Bly is a leading authority on men's issues and masculine psychology. Here are some videos that might be insightful for you to watch.
Men experience shame yet they may not be conscious that they are feeling shame. Instead, men express shame through anger, aggression or they shut down. John Bradshaw did a PBS special on Healing the Shame that Binds You.
The Hero's Journey was developed by Joseph Campbell as a foundational understanding of the human story through myths, folklore, epic stories told among our ancestors around the camp fires and now through big screen movies, highlights a man's personal development and self-discovery. We use the Hero's Journey as a metaphor for men in therapy.
Here's a TED Talk about the Harvard Study on mainly men's lives over 80 years.
Dr. Jordan Peterson's rejection of the APA's Guidelines on Men and Boys.
(Disclaimer: All electronic communications are not guaranteed to be HIPPA compliant and/or secure and/or private. Individuals calling APPA or emailing the APPA front desk assume full awareness and responsibility for their confidentiality and privacy. APPA staff are not responsible for your confidentiality and privacy from where you are calling us. Please ensure that you call from a securely private place when calling APPA about your mental health concerns.)
Dr. Daniel P. David works under the direction of Dr. Eamon Dutta, MD. PC, and the clinical supervision of Dr. Yudit Jung, Ph.D, LCSW.