Hello, my name is Stephen Pleasant, and I'm a psychotherapist for men. Why therapy for men? Well, because sometimes a man just needs a pork shoulder to cry on. That being said, I will also work with women as well. It’s a recognized human tendency for men to get “stuck” in their lives and to end up “settling” for the status quo when deep down they know they are capable of a great deal more. Here’s the truth; You are never “stuck” with your present circumstances. The Game of Life is a psychological and spiritual journey and winning at this game requires you to change your play and learn to think differently and do things in a new way. I help men break out from being “stuck” in life, resigned to producing results that are disappointing to them and others. My goal is to see transformative progress in men’s confidence, clarity, and self-expression, so that they may gain the fuller personal and work life they thought was beyond them.
What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?
I help men close the gap between where they are now and where they want to be in life and relationships. Usually, people try to change things on the outside without first changing what’s going on, on the inside. That never really works. Clients can expect to take away being more effective and courageous in dealing with the inside. And, by extension, produce better results on the outside.
What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Neuroscience, Stress Management and Coping Skills
Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.
I think one of my biggest strengths is that "I walk the walk." In other words, I also do the work for myself and my life. I meet clients where they are and with whatever they are dealing with.