Common issues that plague dads

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Common issues that plague dads

Some of the many issues that fathers come to therapy for are related to balancing work and family life which is a really important and popular concerns that a father experiences. In today’s economy, a lot of fathers feel that it’s very difficult to be the provider in the family and bring out a lot of financial concerns. Fathers also feel left out sometimes and not supported as much by their partners. Fathers also feel depression and have some adjustment to the new world of being a parent. And sex and intimacy is also an issue that a lot of fathers bring into therapy.
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Chen Oren, PhD

Psychologist & Author

Chen Z. Oren, PhD, is a psychologist with a private practice in Westlake Village, CA. He is also a researcher, author, and speaker. Dr. Oren specializes in the psychology of men, fathers, and athletes.  He counsels men, women, couples, and athletes and co-leads a weekly men's group.   Dr. Oren’s work with men and fathers is focused on understanding their own experiences, challenges, and strengths to help them become fathers.  He serves on the board of the American Psychological Association, Division 51, the Study of the Psychology or Men and Masculinity.  He speaks locally and nationally on issues related to men and fathering issues, diversity, and effective counseling.  His book, Counseling Fathers (Routledge), is designed to bridge the gap between fathers and professional helpers. He has ongoing research on fathers and therapy that looks closely at the experiences of fathers to better understand their strengths and their struggles. Dr. Oren received his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from USC.

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