The purpose of the group is to give men (21-59) an opportunity to explore the messages they've received about what it means to be a (healthy) man. Men find this useful in helping them not feel as alone, while also helping them deepen their ability to perpetuate the positive messages and let go of the negative ones. All potential participants are required to have a meeting with John Carr to determine whether the group is a good fit. This is not a drop in group.
John Carr is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Boston, MA. He specializes in working with male clients, especially expecting and new fathers, as well as adults seeking help with anger management.
As a father himself, John is deeply passionate about supporting parents and fathers and giving them a place to talk about what ever they need to talk about. While working with clients, he incorporates an integrated approach that encourages his clients to slow down so they can process and make sense of their thoughts and feelings; this helps them understand who they are, what they want and need and assists in making healthy decisions.
John is the author of Becoming a Dad: The First Three Years, a book on fatherhood, which has sold more than 40,000 copies.