Category Archives: Men’s Wellbeing

For men, sex isn’t always about sex.

For Men,Sex isn't always about Sex

By Joshua Downs, LCSW

In Brene Brown’s book Daring Greatly, she speaks of when she was conducting research with a group of students about vulnerability and the room became lively as they discussed how uncomfortable sex can be when you’re worried about how you look. Continue reading

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About Joshua Downs

Joshua Downs was a valued member of the Colorado Counseling Center team through the summer of 2018, when he moved to Grand Junction to be closer to family.

Pornography’s Impact on Society

Pornography's EffectsOn Society

By Kevin Hales, MA, LPCC

My previous two posts covered pornography and it’s effect on the individual and on a relationship. Studies are finding more and more that pornography is not simply a harmless endeavor that doesn’t affect anyone else. It actually changes the brain makeup of the individual looking at it. Pornography has a numbing effect on the individual, causing him or her to see others in a less empathetic manner. In fact, the individual comes to see others as merely objects, something to please him. Engaging in viewing pornography, either willingly or unwillingly, eventually leads one to inferior relationships with others, which is damaging to the well-being of that person and to others who know him. Continue reading

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About Kevin Hales

Kevin Hales, MA, LPC offers marriage counseling as well as individual counseling for adults and teens at Colorado Counseling Center. Kevin’s clients find that he wholeheartedly devotes himself to helping them heal and move forward in life. To learn more about Kevin's counseling specialties, please visit coloradocounselingcenter.com/kevin-hales/

Pornography: A Dangerous Vice

Pornography Addiction - A Dangerous ViceBy Kevin Hales

Desensitization to Pornography

Pornography is largely accepted today as “normal” and typical behavior, especially by males. However, more and more research shows that pornography has  extremely detrimental effects on a person’s life and can be more addictive that many drugs. This is because with drugs, you need a substance in order to get the “high” whereas with pornography, you only need your thoughts to get the chemicals moving. Continue reading

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About Kevin Hales

Kevin Hales, MA, LPC offers marriage counseling as well as individual counseling for adults and teens at Colorado Counseling Center. Kevin’s clients find that he wholeheartedly devotes himself to helping them heal and move forward in life. To learn more about Kevin's counseling specialties, please visit coloradocounselingcenter.com/kevin-hales/

Men, Suicide, & Therapy

By Paul Sigafus, LMFT, Director of Colorado Counseling Center

Like many of you, I was saddened when I learned of Robin Williams’ suicide this week. I have such fond memories of being entertained by his spectacular wit and humor. And like too many of you, the news brought back memories of several times in my life when I’ve lost friends and acquaintances to suicide. Just this past month, while attending my 20th high school reunion, I learned that several of my former classmates had taken their lives in the past 10 years. 

Depressed man | find help at Colorado Counseling CenterThe statistics about suicide are sobering, especially for men. Research from the World Health Organization indicates that although the incidence of depression is higher among women, men commit suicide more often than women in nearly every country worldwide. An estimated one million people take their lives each year – yet even one life lost to suicide is too many.

Thankfully, you and I have escaped the terrible, dark undertow of suicide – we’re still here. So it is for us, the living, that I’m writing today.

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About Paul Sigafus

I'm Paul - the Director of Colorado Counseling Center and a Certified EFT Couples Therapist & Supervisor. My passion is helping people learn how to love each other and themselves, because I know from personal experience that the best way to grow stronger is to grow together. My enthusiasm for being a marriage counselor notwithstanding, I find my greatest joy and passion in life in loving my wife and children, and in creating with them a life full of warmth, love, joy, gratitude, and togetherness.