Therapy for Men

Most men confront stress, depression, anxiety or relationship issues at some point in their lives. Thrive Men’s Counseling is here to help you tackle these and other challenges head on. Schedule a free phone consultation to learn how Thrive can help you build on your strengths, develop new ones, and live your best life.


Individual Therapy

Get a therapist who “gets” you. That means he has the professional and real-life experience to understand your life, your goals and your challenges.

Virtual Therapy

Telehealth lets you see your therapist from the privacy of your own home or office, anywhere in Kentucky or Indiana. In-person sessions are available if you prefer meeting face to face.

Free Consultation

Schedule a free phone consultation to learn how Thrive Men’s Counseling can help you. You’ll meet with Jeff Yocom, LCSW and founder of Thrive, at a time that works for you.

The Thrive Difference

Jeff Yocom, LCSW, MSSW

I started Thrive Men’s Counseling to provide men in Kentucky and Indiana with counseling services tailored to meet their individual needs. During my years as a therapist (and a client), I learned that many men avoid therapy, or don’t stick with it, because they don’t feel heard or understood in typical mental health settings. Most men make the best progress when they feel their counselor understands their personal experiences and unique challenges. At Thrive, you can enter therapy knowing that your therapist has a combination of professional expertise and personal experience suited to help you achieve your goals.

Thrive Can Help When… 

Your significant other says you "need therapy”

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If your partner tells you “you need to be in therapy,” it doesn’t mean you’re crazy (or that your partner is). It does mean that something is going on with you, your partner, or your relationship that needs to be addressed. Waiting for that something to take care of itself rarely works. Your Thrive counselor can help you figure out what is going on and develop a plan to deal with it.

Something in your life feels stuck, empty or just "off"

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Sometimes you know something is wrong, but you can’t put your finger on the exact problem. Maybe you feel less motivated, not as happy, or less confident than you used to. Your Thrive counselor can help you identify the issue and come up with a plan to address the problem at its source.

You need to talk to someone, but you don't know who

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Often the problem we can’t stop thinking about is also something we’re uncomfortable discussing with our partner, family or close friends. Fear of being judged or misunderstood can leave us struggling alone in silence, as can worries about burdening others with our problems or doubts that they can help us. Your Thrive counselor will listen without judgment and use proven techniques to help you address your concerns.

Stress at work and/or home feels overwhelming

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Stress is the pressure we feel when facing a problem or challenge that affects an important part of our life. That activates our “fight or flight” response, which can elevate our performance in the short term but harm our mental and physical health if it remains cranked up for too long. Your Thrive counselor can help you understand, reduce and manage stress across all aspects of your life.

You can't stop worrying or relax for even a moment

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If you can’t relax or stop your mind from worrying, you could be experiencing anxiety. Chest pains, difficulty breathing, cold sweats and stomach upset with no medical reason are signs of extreme anxiety episodes, also known as panic attacks.  Anxiety (and depression) can also be a sign of untreated ADHD. Your Thrive counselor can help you identify anxiety, understand it, and learn how to manage it.

Enjoying life, even the "good" parts, feels impossible

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If you are stuck in a sad mood that has you feeling hopeless and unable to enjoy doing things that brought joy in the past, you could be experiencing depression. The causes of depression can be complex, sometimes including a combination of medical and mental factors. Depression (and anxiety) can also be a sign of untreated ADHD. Fortunately, there are many effective ways to treat depression. Your Thrive counselor can help you identify depression, root out its causes, and develop a plan for lifting you out of it.

Your anger or temper is getting the best of you

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It’s common to view anger in any form as a problem. However, anger is actually an important and useful emotion that helps us identify problems that need our attention. But it can cause its own problems when our anger “switch” is overly sensitive, causing angry reactions that are out of line with what triggers them. For men, increased anger and irritability can also be a sign of depression, anxiety or untreated ADHD. Your Thrive counselor can help you determine the source of any anger issues you are experiencing and create a plan to address them.  

You're worried about your relationship and/or sex life

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Intimate relationships can add so much to our lives: companionship, connection and sexual fulfillment. However, all relationships have their ups and downs. If your relationship has hit a rough spot, or if you and your partner are experiencing sexual difficulties, it doesn’t mean the relationship is doomed. You might be struggling through a new stage of the relationship that is part of its natural progression. (Even infidelity by one partner doesn’t have to mean the end of the relationship.)  Your Thrive therapist will never tell you what to do, but he can help you explore your relationship concerns and options for addressing them. If you want to enter couples therapy with your partner, your Thrive counselor can help connect with a qualified couples counselor.

Something from your past is casting a shadow over today

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If you’ve been overwhelmed by negative thoughts or feelings related to events from your past, even the recent past, you could be experiencing the effects of trauma. You may think that Posttraumatic Stress Disorder only happens to combat veterans or victims of violent crimes, but any situation that feels threatening to us on any level can trigger overwhelming thoughts, feelings and reactions months or even years after the actual event. Your Thrive counselor can help you identify, understand and treat  posttraumatic stress reactions.

You think you might have an alcohol or drug problem

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The fact that you are even thinking you might have a problem with alcohol or drugs indicates that substance use is causing some issues in your life. It does not mean you are an alcoholic or an addict, but it does indicate that exploring your concerns with an experienced professional is worthwhile. Your Thrive counselor can guide you through that exploration and help you address any concerns you uncover together. 

A major life change (maybe a good one) is hitting you hard

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Big life changes, even good ones, add stress to our lives. (See the blurb above for more about stress and its impact.) That’s why we’re more likely to feel overwhelmed, depressed or anxious while adjusting to a new job,  a new marriage, a new living situation, or any other big change in life. Your Thrive counselot can help you understand and manage the impact that these changes have on your mental and physical health.

You're concerned you might have a porn addiction

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As pornography has become so easily available on the Internet, its use has skyrocketed, along with the number of men who worry they may have developed porn addictions. If you are concerned pornography has begun to affect your life in a negative way, your Thrive counselor can help you assess your level of porn use, explore and the impact it is having on important parts of your life, and develop a plan to make any changes you decide are needed.

Schedule a free phone consultation to learn how Thrive can help you.

Tailored for Men

Thrive Men’s Counseling customizes therapy for male clients in several important ways.

Most men like to understand how things work. Your therapist will explain the how, what and why behind everything you do in therapy, answering all your questions along the way.

Therapy at Thrive focuses on identifying and enhancing your individual strengths. Research shows that playing to your strengths makes us all more successful and happier.

Your therapist will also help you master new mental, emotional and behavioral skills. Imagine getting your hands on that owner’s manual for life we all wish someone gave us.

Your therapist will bring a combination of clinical and real-life experience to the job that will help him understand your life, your challenges, and your goals.

What will therapy cost?

Fees & Payment
The fee for each 50-minute therapy session is $130. At the start of treatment, you will provide a credit, debit, FSA or HSA card, which will be charged after each session.

Thrive Men’s Counseling is not in network with insurance, and we do not bill insurance directly. We are happy to provide detailed account statements you can use to submit insurance claims for out-of-network benefits.


Schedule a Free Phone Consultation

See if Thrive Men’s Counseling is a good fit for you with no cost or obligation. Send the info below, and we’ll contact you to schedule your free phone consultation with Jeff Yocom, LCSW.

Contact Preference

(502) 329-8934
You can also schedule a free consultation or ask questions via telephone. Give us a call any time!

If you are in an emergency, please call 911 or 988 (The Suicide & Crisis Lifeline), or go to the closest hospital emergency room.