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How can Dr. Michael Dadson help men in Langley with their mental health?

At key junctures in our life’s journey, we are confronted with painful experiences that can create the urgent need for change.  Dr. Michael Dadson (Mike Dadson) has had substantial experience dealing with men’s mental health issues throughout his career. Dr. Mike Dadson draws from a wide variety of clinically successful approaches, the life experience gained by a diverse and enriching career path with more than 30 years of professional counseling,  being a father of 5, and a specialised foster parent for more than 20 years.

How does Dr. Dadson approach mental health?

During your counselling sessions, Dr. Michael Dadson (Mike Dadson) will draw on a wide variety of therapeutic approaches to address men’s mental health issues. Dr. Mike Dadson will work together with you to develop a counselling plan that will address your issues, provide resiliency skills to help you learn coping mechanisms to deal with your challenges and existing struggles. Dr. Mike Dadson remains committed to helping his clients experience positive growth through counselling, providing hope and optimism surrounding the adjustments you need to make to attain contentment and well-being in your life.

How to develop skills, mechanisms to overcome mental health challenges?

As a conference presenter at the University of Laval’s “Future Perspectives on Intervention Policy and Research on Men and Masculinities,” Dr. Mike Dadson presented his works on The Themes of Father/Child Closeness, outlining the meaning and significance of fatherly relationships, the meaning children experience, and how that shapes core perceptions of adults and their identities.

Dr. Mike Dadson is committed to developing a realistic plan that will foster skills-development and coping mechanisms to manage and overcome the challenges in your life.

REVIEW LINKS

7 Links to increase your awareness about mental health specific to the male gender role.

4 Ways a Traumatic Childhood Affects Adult Relationships

Mental health professionals view about the impact of male gender for the treatment of men with depression – A qualitative study | Maja Stiawa et al., (2020)| BMC Psychiatry |doi: 10.1186/s12888-020-02686-x.

Men’s Mental Health: Social Determinants and Implications for Services

W. Affleck et al., (2018) | Can J Psychiatry 2018| doi: 10.1177/0706743718762388

Attachment Theory: How Childhood Affects Life

American Psychological Association

Men and Mental Health

National Institute of Mental Health

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Types of Counselling Available

Individual

One-on-one options for individuals needing help in overcoming issues or maintaining optimal mental health in their lives' daily challenges.

Couples

Couples counselling can be challenging, but the positive impact on your relationship, potential family members, and other external relationships in your life make it worth the effort.

Family

Father and child or entire family counselling can provide your family with the tools, language, and behaviour to successfully communicate and overcome obstacles.