I agree with all you've said above Dan. You know, Nathaniel Brandon (didn't care for the guy personally but I liked his psychology!) talked about "self disclosure begets self disclosure". I've rarely seen this not be true. I think you've hit it right about demonstrating vulnerability (which I view as men's greatest strength, when directed properly), in the service of being "real" in any given moment. You've talked about this in your newest contribution about our behavior in response to feminism (which I'm going to comment on soon). If we are to become authentic, a willingness to become proud of demonstrating vulnerability will be the the key. IMHO :~)
- By Peter Roseman Psy.S.
Dan Bolton is great. I had experiemented with a few other therapists in the past. They were OK, but in general I found they gave vague, sterile advice. Often it felt like I was getting advice from a parent rather than a trained professional.
Dan, on the other hand gets very targeted, and very specific. I get the sense that he knows what I am talking about rather than reciting platitudes.
He lists his specialties. And he is, in fact good with them.
- 5 Star Review from Yelp
I found your blog piece called Don't Be a Stranger in Your Own Life very engaging and it touched on some of the challenges I myself have struggled with as a man. These are also topics, like I said before, which are the main focus of much of my work as a writer. I think most men, to varying degrees, struggle with these issues. Our culture tends to demand emotional independence from men, while at the same time encourages them to hide their insecurities behind romantic fantasies, cars and careers etc.
Dan is incredibly easy to talk with. He's one of those people you feel like you've known forever, and this combined with his expertise makes him a stand-out therapist. You can trust him to give you great advice and guide you in the right direction.
- Recommendation from Ryan Answers, sent July 18, 2015