About Counseling for Emerging Men
“Emerging Adulthood” is a relatively new term coined to describe the unique phase of life that has surfaced in America just in the last few decades. Loosely defined as the period between 18-25 years of age, emerging adulthood is marked by a feeling of “being in between.” Emerging adults have pulled clear of the struggles of adolescence and are starting to feel responsible for themselves, but are still closely tied to parents and family.
Emerging men in particular are in need of more support during this critical place in their journey. These “Men Between” often sit at the crossroads of “Grow Up” and “Man Up,” with little guidance as to what either of those even mean. Well-meaning parents, still reeling from the healthy rebellion of teen years, can appear “too close” to the situation to provide meaningful help. Peers can provide much-needed emotional support and commiseration but lack the tools and perspective that comes with life experience.
My aim is to provide a space for young men to feel cared for and supported while also doing the difficult-but-rewarding work of self-discovery, discernment, and maturation. I want to empower Emerging Men to step into their full, healthy masculinity, to use their gifts and power for good, and to live life according to the stories of their own hearts. If you or a young man you know is feeling overwhelmed, lost, directionless, angry, or out of control, I am here to offer a firm but compassionate hand.