Everyone has a story…

and the chapters in it are determined by the choices we make. With the right tools, support, and encouragement, we can make the later chapters into a bestseller! Welcome to the Man-Up Counseling and Mentoring Centers, LLC where we specialize in cultivating the formative, developmental years, of your child’s story.

Borrowing from the philosophy of the late Frederick Douglas; “It’s easier to build strong children than to repair broken men”, our counseling services are unique in that we see ourselves not as just counselors but “Life Coaches” that help students navigate through the obstacles & challenges of life. We have found that much of the anxiety/depression that teens are experiencing today comes from their lack of vision; as to who they are, where they are going, and the hidden potential they have within them (boys and girls). “Built-in every obstacle is an opportunity; in every question, an answer, in every problem a solution”. The earlier our children learn these principles, and others, the sooner they will find success both socio-emotionally and academically. Sometimes, getting the right advice from the right person at the right time can change everything. So, give us a call and let’s work together for the benefit of your child.

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The break-up of the family (fatherlessness) is the single most contributing factor in the healthy (socio-emotional) development of young men today. Statistics on fatherlessness are alarming. According to Fathersunite.org:

  • 63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes.

  • 90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes.

  • 85% of all children that exhibit behavioral disorders come from fatherless homes.

  • 80% of rapists motivated by displaced anger come from fatherless homes.

  • 71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes.

  • 85% of all youths sitting in prisons grew up in a fatherless home.

These statistics mean that children from fatherless homes are:

  • 5x more likely to commit suicide

  • 32x more likely to run away

  • 20x more likely to have behavioral disorders

  • 14x more likely to commit rape

  • 9x more likely to drop out of high school

  • 20x more likely to end up in prison

Common sense would dictate that programs to counter these stats are greatly needed. The Man-Up Counseling and Mentoring Centers is such a program that uses a holistic approach to male/student development. Young men are in need of positive, seasoned, male role models as guides to navigate through the crucial developmental stages in their transitioning from boys to men. As iron sharpens Iron, so does one man sharpen another. Men need other men to become courageous men.


Life wasn’t meant to be easy, but with the right tools, support, and encouragement we can be victorious. Send us an email to book your appointment.