Friday, February 27, 2009

Welcome, Fellow Nice Guys!

Hi, I'm Peter Hannah, MA LMHC. I'm a psychotherapist in private practice in Seattle, Washington. I'm also a recovering Nice Guy.

What is Nice Guy? Well you can read Wikipedia's view on it but I could frame it symptomatically:
  • a Nice Guy avoids conflict
  • a Nice Guy wants to be liked (by everyone)
  • a Nice Guy tends to not ask for what he wants (directly, at least)
  • a Nice Guy is very anxious if someone is upset with them
  • I could go on. I might also tell you a Nice Guy is motivated more by how people will react, than by telling his truth, and these are the two masters a Nice Guy usually will find himself pulled between.

    I've been counseling fellow Nice Guys for the last 5 years. I'm hoping to find a broader way to help others out there. This blog is one part of that.

    I'll be posting some resources soon. In the meantime you can also keep up with my private counseling practice for individuals and couples in Seattle

    My mission is to help Nice Guys become Good, Strong Men who can gracefully advocate for what they want in life.

    Best, Peter Hannah MA LMHC