Episode 60. Strength in Vulnerability: Shawn Helvey's Refreshing Approach to Men's Mental Health

Today, y’all, we’re talking about the guys. :)

I met Shawn Helvey when he reached out to me in advance of a move to our area. In true proactive form, he was trying to get the lay of the land so he could understand the mental health culture in our area.

I liked him immediately.

So of course, it was only a matter of time before I invited him to join me on the podcast.

Shawn Helvey is a licensed psychotherapist and the founder of Man Made Mentors, a group practice focused on helping young men and their families.

In this fascinating episode, we explored his unique approach to therapy, the importance of specializing, and how his life experiences have shaped his work. (There were some great stories there!)

We also tackled the topic of male emotional vulnerability, and the work he does to help men become emotionally available and strong.

Shawn is passionate about mentoring his clients, and his staff. He strikes me as kind, emotionally strong, and refreshingly direct. I can see why his practice stays full. :)

I hope you enjoy this incredible conversation on the integration of strength and vulnerability in psychotherapy, and how Sean Helvey's innovative approach is making a positive impact on the lives of men and their families.

Give it a listen.

P.S. While you’re here, can I ask a favor?

If you enjoyed this episode, please take a minute to share your 5 star review and a few words over on Apple Podcasts or even Spotify. If you’ve been meaning to do that, but keep putting it off, how about heading over there now? Then send me a screen shot so we can celebrate together! :)



Shawn Helvey is a therapist, mentor, and coach who specializes in working with men of all ages trying to find a deeper purpose in their lives. He earned his master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Central Florida and is a Licensed Counselor in Tennessee and Montana.

After working in an agency setting, he founded ManMade Mentors in 2016. Today, he works with men of all ages across the country. In addition to seeing clients, he is a clinical supervisor consulting with and supporting the next generation of mental health therapists who are actively pursuing licensure.





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