Being a Man in Therapy

Dr. Fredric Rabinowitz discusses masculinity and gender definitions and how those affect our perceptions of men and their decisions to take part in therapy. Dr. Rabinowitz also touches on some of the common issues that lead men to therapy.


Fredric E. Rabinowitz, PhD

Fredric E. Rabinowitz, PhD, is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Redlands and in private practice specializing in psychotherapy with men in Redlands, CA. He has co-authored several articles, chapters, and books. His latest book, Deepening Group Psychotherapy with Men, will be coming out this March. Dr. Rabinowitz is the past president of the Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinities of the American Psychological Association.

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This podcast—moderated by Dr. Daniel Elchert—is part of a series that covers topics of interest for consumers who would like to learn more about psychology. These episodes are intended for general information and discussion purposes only and do not provide formal recommendations or clinical advice. Please consult with a licensed professional for your mental health concerns.

Dr. Elchert recently completed his doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Iowa, where he also earned a master’s degree in educational measurement and statistics. He completed an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at Michigan State University and currently lives in the Washington, DC, area.