Join the Modern Men’s Group

By: Demet Çek, Ph.D. | March 25, 2024

The Modern Men’s Group at Therapy Changes is for men who are interested in gathering together to discuss and explore how to be more purposeful, confident, and authentic. I am excited to announce that the men’s group enrollment is now open!

Beginning at a young age, many men are taught to suppress their emotions which can lead to feeling isolated and coping in unhealthy ways. This group gives men the opportunity to learn how to express themselves effectively and understand themselves better. As the group facilitator, I am passionate about creating a supportive and safe place for men to come together and share what is going well in their lives, and where there is room for growth.

For those who participated in the men’s group last year; Get Out of Your Comfort Zone! Join a Men’s Group, you will notice a few key changes. These changes, and more information about what to expect from the Modern Men’s Group are described in this article. Keep reading to learn more about this important opportunity to prioritize your wellbeing!

Modern Men’s Group At-A-Glance:

  • Meetings held virtually for 6 weekly sessions
  • Each session is 55 minutes
  • Each session will cover a core men’s issue (e.g., successful friendships, healthy work-life balance, effective communication, true intimacy, and improving emotional intelligence)
  • Following each topic, an action-oriented discussion will be facilitated
  • Group members will pursue personal goals and utilize their strengths to help other group members

Why Join the Modern Men’s Group?

Modern Men experience increasingly high rates of loneliness, which has significant health consequences. In today’s society, we are “connected” digitally but not available to each other in meaningful ways. To live successful, full lives we must build social connections and practice ways to communicate emotionally.

Most people recognize the importance of having a community but do not feel empowered to take the first step to create one. Modern men are faced with additional barriers to community building because of cultural and societal expectations about self-reliance or “toughing it out.” It takes a great deal of courage to step outside “The Man Box” and create a new, modern definition of what it means to be “a real man.”

The purpose of the men’s group is for men to explore and express their emotions. When you allow yourself to be vulnerable you will excel as leaders, partners, and parents.

In this group, you will:

  • Increase emotional intimacy
  • Deepen relationships
  • Build community
  • Develop skills to cope with problem areas in your life
  • Increase confidence

If you have a tough time opening up, or tend to isolate when times get tough, this group may be just what you need. It’s time to set aside expectations of how you think you “should” behave and instead work on what truly matters to you. You may even find yourself having fun doing it!

You Don’t Have To Go It Alone

Joining a men’s group is an important step towards cultivating meaningful relationships that increase belonging and connection, provide a sense of togetherness, and increase vitality. The group itself is a community. Your experience in the group informs the connections you strive for in the outside world and empowers you to take action.

During the group you will be challenged to discuss important topics that make you feel isolated only to realize that you are not alone. You will begin to see the differences between the kinds of relationships you have and those you desire, and what it will take to get there. The group can hold you accountable as you take steps to accomplish your goals.

To read the list of assumptions that the Modern Men’s Group is based on, and FAQ’s, click here. If you, or someone you know, will benefit from participating in the Modern Men’s Group at Therapy Changes, don’t wait any longer to give it a try. Contact us now for more information, and to register. I look forward to meeting you soon.



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