Male Therapists in Selkirk, MB

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Connecting2Heal
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Selkirk, MB R1A
Not accepting new clients
Please note I am not presently accepting any new clients in anticipation of an exciting new endeavour to be announced.. Hello! I graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2008 with a Masters of Social Work. I am registered social worker with the Manitoba College and began my private practice in 2009. Since then, I have worked primarily as a Mental Health Therapist in such First Nation communities as Pukatawagan, GodsLakeNarrows, Swan Lake, Waywayseecappo, and Garden Hill. I have expertise in working with separated families and teenagers. Starting in 2021,
Please note I am not presently accepting any new clients in anticipation of an exciting new endeavour to be announced.. Hello! I graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2008 with a Masters of Social Work. I am registered social worker with the Manitoba College and began my private practice in 2009. Since then, I have worked primarily as a Mental Health Therapist in such First Nation communities as Pukatawagan, GodsLakeNarrows, Swan Lake, Waywayseecappo, and Garden Hill. I have expertise in working with separated families and teenagers. Starting in 2021,
(204) 400-3151 View (204) 400-3151
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Proactive Rehabilitation And Therapy
Occupational Therapist, MOT, BA(PSY), BS(NUT), OTREG, (MB)
Verified Verified
Selkirk, MB R1A
"Seeking help takes courage, insight, and the realization that change is necessary." We are a compassionate, client-centered team of therapists, working with children, adolescents and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, and emotional disturbances. We are trained counselors, life coaches and mindfulness teachers, with an appreciation of holistic well-being. Our goal is to assist you in creating profound shifts in mood, perception, and self-empowerment. It is an honor for us to guide you on this journey of self-discovery! We offer a safe and non-judgmental space, conducive to deep inner work and exploration.
"Seeking help takes courage, insight, and the realization that change is necessary." We are a compassionate, client-centered team of therapists, working with children, adolescents and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, and emotional disturbances. We are trained counselors, life coaches and mindfulness teachers, with an appreciation of holistic well-being. Our goal is to assist you in creating profound shifts in mood, perception, and self-empowerment. It is an honor for us to guide you on this journey of self-discovery! We offer a safe and non-judgmental space, conducive to deep inner work and exploration.
(204) 817-9103 View (204) 817-9103
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David Chochinov
Occupational Therapist, MOT, BA-Psyc, BS(NUT), OTREG, (MB)
Verified Verified
Selkirk, MB R1A
Occupational Therapy is about learning ways to cope with and overcome challenges in your life. It is also about finding balance and working towards adding wholesomeness and joy to your everyday activities. Using cognitive behavioural therapies, I work to empower you to start taking the steps in your journey towards health, wellness, and a more fulfilling life. Trained in whole person rehabilitation techniques, I will assist you to over-come life problems that affect body and mind. If you are looking for a listener, coach, and teacher who is gentle, understanding, and insightful...then I am the therapist for you!
Occupational Therapy is about learning ways to cope with and overcome challenges in your life. It is also about finding balance and working towards adding wholesomeness and joy to your everyday activities. Using cognitive behavioural therapies, I work to empower you to start taking the steps in your journey towards health, wellness, and a more fulfilling life. Trained in whole person rehabilitation techniques, I will assist you to over-come life problems that affect body and mind. If you are looking for a listener, coach, and teacher who is gentle, understanding, and insightful...then I am the therapist for you!
(204) 900-5991 View (204) 900-5991
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My Winnipeg Therapist R.S.W. Inc.
MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Selkirk, MB R1A
It’s not easy finding the right therapist. That’s why we have a client care coordinator trained to connect you with a therapist from our team who best matches your needs. Our therapists are great at supporting clients, but that’s not enough. We supervise, mentor, and train them to be the best they can be at helping you… because that’s our Mission–helping you make the important changes you want in your life.
It’s not easy finding the right therapist. That’s why we have a client care coordinator trained to connect you with a therapist from our team who best matches your needs. Our therapists are great at supporting clients, but that’s not enough. We supervise, mentor, and train them to be the best they can be at helping you… because that’s our Mission–helping you make the important changes you want in your life.
(855) 383-4393 View (855) 383-4393
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Luke Keilback
MSc, BCBA
Verified Verified
Selkirk, MB R1A
I have worked extensively with people of varied cultures, family dynamics, and life experiences. I help people with empathic observational assessment and goal directed therapy.
I have worked extensively with people of varied cultures, family dynamics, and life experiences. I help people with empathic observational assessment and goal directed therapy.
(204) 400-3972 View (204) 400-3972

Online Therapists

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Darek Dawda
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R3M
I am the Director and Supervising Psychologist at Prairie Psychology. I have been serving my clients as a psychotherapist and personal coach for over 10 years. I use evidence-based approaches that include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness. I work closely with you and tailor evidence-based treatment to your individual needs.
I am the Director and Supervising Psychologist at Prairie Psychology. I have been serving my clients as a psychotherapist and personal coach for over 10 years. I use evidence-based approaches that include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness. I work closely with you and tailor evidence-based treatment to your individual needs.
(855) 724-7041 View (855) 724-7041
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Daryl Wayne Croft
BA(Hon), MPN, BN/RN
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3P
I have extensive experience working in an acute care and community setting working with persons in emotional crises, with mood disorders, struggle with suicidal ideation, self-harm behaviors and addictions issues. Additional experience with people who may have relationship discord or struggle with self-esteem and those in need of support developing a plan to implement change using a behavioral goal-oriented approach.
I have extensive experience working in an acute care and community setting working with persons in emotional crises, with mood disorders, struggle with suicidal ideation, self-harm behaviors and addictions issues. Additional experience with people who may have relationship discord or struggle with self-esteem and those in need of support developing a plan to implement change using a behavioral goal-oriented approach.
(204) 813-9520 View (204) 813-9520
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Simon Thome
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R3C
There are times when we may develop thoughts and feelings about ourselves that are no longer useful, that disconnect us from who we really are and from the important people around us. If you are feeling stuck in your thoughts, feelings, or behaviours due to issues such as family conflict, relationship issues, trauma, mental health issues, loss, or addictions, therapy can help you to grow and connect with yourself and those close to you again. Whether you are seeking therapy for yourself or with your partner or family, my approach focuses on helping you to find more presence, compassion, and clarity in your life and relationships.
There are times when we may develop thoughts and feelings about ourselves that are no longer useful, that disconnect us from who we really are and from the important people around us. If you are feeling stuck in your thoughts, feelings, or behaviours due to issues such as family conflict, relationship issues, trauma, mental health issues, loss, or addictions, therapy can help you to grow and connect with yourself and those close to you again. Whether you are seeking therapy for yourself or with your partner or family, my approach focuses on helping you to find more presence, compassion, and clarity in your life and relationships.
(204) 400-0654 View (204) 400-0654
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Tyler McAllister
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Steinbach, MB R5G
Sometimes it feels as though life is crushing us. Feelings and situations that feel out of control, beyond repair, and even hopeless. Past experiences so overwhelming that we can't remember what it was like to be us. Relationships strained, our focus blurred, feeling exhausted and desperate to regain our sense of self. Whatever your story, you are unique but not alone. You are not defined by the struggles of this moment. You have taken the first step to regain control of your situation. to regain control of your life. As a professional Psychotherapist, I'm in your corner; with you to face the storm.
Sometimes it feels as though life is crushing us. Feelings and situations that feel out of control, beyond repair, and even hopeless. Past experiences so overwhelming that we can't remember what it was like to be us. Relationships strained, our focus blurred, feeling exhausted and desperate to regain our sense of self. Whatever your story, you are unique but not alone. You are not defined by the struggles of this moment. You have taken the first step to regain control of your situation. to regain control of your life. As a professional Psychotherapist, I'm in your corner; with you to face the storm.
(431) 341-1627 View (431) 341-1627
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Simeon de Schepper
Marriage & Family Therapist, BSc, MMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R3M
I strongly believe in client-centered therapy, trusting that the client is the expert on their own life and that my role is to offer a safe space and professional support for the client as they pursue their goals. I work with my clients to understand the motivations behind their thoughts, feelings, and actions and model a posture of empathy and curiosity towards these parts of themselves. I have worked with a wide variety of clients and issues, including families, couples, youth, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and BPD.
I strongly believe in client-centered therapy, trusting that the client is the expert on their own life and that my role is to offer a safe space and professional support for the client as they pursue their goals. I work with my clients to understand the motivations behind their thoughts, feelings, and actions and model a posture of empathy and curiosity towards these parts of themselves. I have worked with a wide variety of clients and issues, including families, couples, youth, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and BPD.
(204) 400-4206 View (204) 400-4206
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Thomas Watson
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3N
Limited spaces available. We carry within us an image of our best selves: our lives, our relationships, our goals. But sometimes your thoughts, feelings, and actions paint a different picture, and they can leave you feeling overwhelmed, stuck, disappointed and unsure how to move yourself to where you want to be. As a counsellor, I can guide you through the process of connecting with yourself and building the tools you need to reach your goals.
Limited spaces available. We carry within us an image of our best selves: our lives, our relationships, our goals. But sometimes your thoughts, feelings, and actions paint a different picture, and they can leave you feeling overwhelmed, stuck, disappointed and unsure how to move yourself to where you want to be. As a counsellor, I can guide you through the process of connecting with yourself and building the tools you need to reach your goals.
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Joe Johnson
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3B  (Online Only)
Throughout my extensive and varied professional experience I have had the privilege to work with clients in many different contexts. Some of the topics and challenges I’ve helped clients with include anxiety, depression, family/parent conflict, relationship struggles, motivation, abandonment issues, boundary setting, shame, vulnerability, communication skills, anger, identity, gender, sexuality, trauma, suicidal ideation and substance use. I believe everyone has many examples of resilience in their life, which I work to celebrate and help clients build upon. I value safe and affirming care practices for all identities.
Throughout my extensive and varied professional experience I have had the privilege to work with clients in many different contexts. Some of the topics and challenges I’ve helped clients with include anxiety, depression, family/parent conflict, relationship struggles, motivation, abandonment issues, boundary setting, shame, vulnerability, communication skills, anger, identity, gender, sexuality, trauma, suicidal ideation and substance use. I believe everyone has many examples of resilience in their life, which I work to celebrate and help clients build upon. I value safe and affirming care practices for all identities.
(204) 400-4332 View (204) 400-4332
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Josiah M. Mutua
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3G
Perhaps thoughts, memories, or feelings about a painful event make it difficult for you to experience satisfaction in your marriage or family or to excel in roles such as parenting or socializing, or cause you to do things you do not like. Perhaps a personal, relationship or vocational situation is causing you distress, or mental health condition such as stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, or addiction makes it difficult for you to pursue your aspirations. Or, perhaps, concerns about managing a situation, the outcome of significant events, or achieving meaningful goals make it difficult for you to fulfill important roles.
Perhaps thoughts, memories, or feelings about a painful event make it difficult for you to experience satisfaction in your marriage or family or to excel in roles such as parenting or socializing, or cause you to do things you do not like. Perhaps a personal, relationship or vocational situation is causing you distress, or mental health condition such as stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, or addiction makes it difficult for you to pursue your aspirations. Or, perhaps, concerns about managing a situation, the outcome of significant events, or achieving meaningful goals make it difficult for you to fulfill important roles.
(431) 831-2070 View (431) 831-2070
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Logos Therapy Services
Registered Social Worker, MACP, RSW
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3L
I’m very passionate about the mental health needs of men and those looking to explore healthy masculinity in a therapeutic setting. I am skilled in helping clients process developmental trauma, relationship challenges, and maturing unconscious patterns of behaviour. I am also skilled in providing clinical supervision / consultation services for other therapists who are working with men and may be looking for guidance and support.
I’m very passionate about the mental health needs of men and those looking to explore healthy masculinity in a therapeutic setting. I am skilled in helping clients process developmental trauma, relationship challenges, and maturing unconscious patterns of behaviour. I am also skilled in providing clinical supervision / consultation services for other therapists who are working with men and may be looking for guidance and support.
(431) 400-4288 View (431) 400-4288
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Sean Gander
MA, BA, HRM
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3G
Sean provides therapeutic counselling services to anyone who is experiencing conflicted relationships personally or professionally, and who is seeking to build skill sets to prevent future negative outcomes such as lingering negative emotional states, poor mental health symptoms, prolonged detrimental interactions, and damaged relationships.
Sean provides therapeutic counselling services to anyone who is experiencing conflicted relationships personally or professionally, and who is seeking to build skill sets to prevent future negative outcomes such as lingering negative emotional states, poor mental health symptoms, prolonged detrimental interactions, and damaged relationships.
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Kevin C Bruce
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3E
Accepting new clients, both virtual and in-person. I work with both adults and adolescents in my therapy practice. Working with people has always been one of my passions as well as one of my gifts and responsibilities as an Indigenous man who seeks to walk and live Mino-Pimatisiwin (the good life). I work with people with the humility and realization that we are all responsible for our own healing and growth.
Accepting new clients, both virtual and in-person. I work with both adults and adolescents in my therapy practice. Working with people has always been one of my passions as well as one of my gifts and responsibilities as an Indigenous man who seeks to walk and live Mino-Pimatisiwin (the good life). I work with people with the humility and realization that we are all responsible for our own healing and growth.
(204) 813-3540 View (204) 813-3540
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Caro Ibrahim
Registered Psychotherapist, MPS SCP, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3B
I identify as a migrant of colour psychotherapist, practicing an Intersectional, Integrative, just approach to therapy that invites, and affirms the many dimensions that one holds, and bring to the therapeutic container as an individual (body, mind, and spirit), as part of a collective (community, family, chosen family, etc.) and as part of/ impacted by many systems of power (social location, privilege, disadvantage, etc.). I support with: feeling stuck, shame, repeated patterns, bullying, exploring gender, and sexual identity, relationships, boundaries, communication, parenting, affirming one's child gender/sexuality, and more.
I identify as a migrant of colour psychotherapist, practicing an Intersectional, Integrative, just approach to therapy that invites, and affirms the many dimensions that one holds, and bring to the therapeutic container as an individual (body, mind, and spirit), as part of a collective (community, family, chosen family, etc.) and as part of/ impacted by many systems of power (social location, privilege, disadvantage, etc.). I support with: feeling stuck, shame, repeated patterns, bullying, exploring gender, and sexual identity, relationships, boundaries, communication, parenting, affirming one's child gender/sexuality, and more.
(204) 809-7690 View (204) 809-7690
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Blake Williams
Counsellor, MA, MDiv, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Steinbach, MB R5G
We all face challenges that seem beyond our ability to solve. Stressors from every direction can be overwhelming and stop us in our tracks. Understanding and changing the factors that keep us repeating unhelpful patterns is one of the key benefits of therapy.
We all face challenges that seem beyond our ability to solve. Stressors from every direction can be overwhelming and stop us in our tracks. Understanding and changing the factors that keep us repeating unhelpful patterns is one of the key benefits of therapy.
(431) 533-3646 View (431) 533-3646
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Caleb Hans
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R2N  (Online Only)
I am certified to provide trauma sensitive and evidence based therapy using CBT, DBT, ACT, and mindfulness stress reduction. I am licensed to provide therapy for Treaty clients with NIHB. I have 8 years of experience and can help you meet your goals. Some of the feedback i have received from clients include ‘‘You care about me and that’s why I only trust you as my therapist, ” “you helped control my worries and anxiety, and “I couldn’t have beat this without you”. I also offer flexible payment based on ability to pay. If you are interested please contact me or book a consult. I am accepting individuals, families and or couples.
I am certified to provide trauma sensitive and evidence based therapy using CBT, DBT, ACT, and mindfulness stress reduction. I am licensed to provide therapy for Treaty clients with NIHB. I have 8 years of experience and can help you meet your goals. Some of the feedback i have received from clients include ‘‘You care about me and that’s why I only trust you as my therapist, ” “you helped control my worries and anxiety, and “I couldn’t have beat this without you”. I also offer flexible payment based on ability to pay. If you are interested please contact me or book a consult. I am accepting individuals, families and or couples.
(204) 400-2042 View (204) 400-2042
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Harv Janzen
Counsellor, MDiv, MAMFT, CPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Morden, MB R6M
Harv Janzen is a caring professional who will compassionately walk with you in your journey. He believes in the possibility of hope and wholeness in whatever challenges you may be facing. As a Counselling Therapist with a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, he uses a variety of approaches such as Emotionally Focused Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. He is also licensed with Enrich Canada and is trained to help couples assess relationship issues and effectively work through relational challenges.
Harv Janzen is a caring professional who will compassionately walk with you in your journey. He believes in the possibility of hope and wholeness in whatever challenges you may be facing. As a Counselling Therapist with a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, he uses a variety of approaches such as Emotionally Focused Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. He is also licensed with Enrich Canada and is trained to help couples assess relationship issues and effectively work through relational challenges.
(431) 400-5309 View (431) 400-5309
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Sanwos Health Centre
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3X
Sanwos Health Centre (SHC) is built on three core beliefs: (1) every individual has an inherent drive to fulfill their full potential, (2) we all face obstacles and challenges along the way that get us stuck, and (3) with the right guidance, support, and nurturing, we can overcome any hurdle, achieve breakthroughs in our lives, and advance towards our purpose.
Sanwos Health Centre (SHC) is built on three core beliefs: (1) every individual has an inherent drive to fulfill their full potential, (2) we all face obstacles and challenges along the way that get us stuck, and (3) with the right guidance, support, and nurturing, we can overcome any hurdle, achieve breakthroughs in our lives, and advance towards our purpose.
(431) 814-7212 View (431) 814-7212
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A-plus Therapy services
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3Y  (Online Only)
You don't have to go through life without Hope, Purpose and Happiness. A-plus Therapy services is here to help clients navigate through mental health challenges by providing a safe counselling talk therapy space using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Techniques and Solution Focused Therapy Techniques to help clients resolve life's challenges caused by thinking traps or cognitive distortions and to also help clients recover from trauma, abuse, grief and heal from painful life experiences.
You don't have to go through life without Hope, Purpose and Happiness. A-plus Therapy services is here to help clients navigate through mental health challenges by providing a safe counselling talk therapy space using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Techniques and Solution Focused Therapy Techniques to help clients resolve life's challenges caused by thinking traps or cognitive distortions and to also help clients recover from trauma, abuse, grief and heal from painful life experiences.
(431) 244-0125 View (431) 244-0125
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John Koop Harder
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Winnipeg, MB R2H
I offer online and telephone counselling services in addition to in-person sessions. Much of my career has centred on working with people dealing with crisis and trauma. During the last decade, my focus has included working with children, youth and families. While I have a generalist practice, I have particular interest and specialized experience in working with: families and individuals impacted by loss, addictions, mental health and/or violence, post-war trauma recovery, gender/sexuality issues and sexual abuse recovery.
I offer online and telephone counselling services in addition to in-person sessions. Much of my career has centred on working with people dealing with crisis and trauma. During the last decade, my focus has included working with children, youth and families. While I have a generalist practice, I have particular interest and specialized experience in working with: families and individuals impacted by loss, addictions, mental health and/or violence, post-war trauma recovery, gender/sexuality issues and sexual abuse recovery.
(204) 400-0428 View (204) 400-0428
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Jp Grimard
Counsellor, BA, MEd, RCC
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R3C
EMDR trained Registered Clinical Counsellor with over 17 years experience working in addiction services and mental health as a Clinical Counsellor and also as a Clinical Supervisor. I have recently moved back to Winnipeg from Vancouver where it is my hope to continue my passion of doing one to one clinical work. I have worked extensively within the 2SLGBTQQIA+* community, addictions, mental health, couples counselling, grief and loss and trauma. Fees are $140for individual sessions and $150 for EMDR sessions.
EMDR trained Registered Clinical Counsellor with over 17 years experience working in addiction services and mental health as a Clinical Counsellor and also as a Clinical Supervisor. I have recently moved back to Winnipeg from Vancouver where it is my hope to continue my passion of doing one to one clinical work. I have worked extensively within the 2SLGBTQQIA+* community, addictions, mental health, couples counselling, grief and loss and trauma. Fees are $140for individual sessions and $150 for EMDR sessions.
(204) 900-6048 View (204) 900-6048
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Connect Counselling
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified Verified
Winnipeg, MB R2W
I specialize in working with men, providing strategies to break old patterns of thinking and acting. Many of the men I have worked with have struggled with anger, sometimes leading to challenging outbursts like yelling, name calling, swearing, pushing and sometimes hitting. Often my clients have struggled to be vulnerable with others, including their children and spouses, despite wanting to be close with their loved ones. Many of my clients have struggled to identify the root causes of these challenges and are looking for ways to connect deeply but don't know where to begin.
I specialize in working with men, providing strategies to break old patterns of thinking and acting. Many of the men I have worked with have struggled with anger, sometimes leading to challenging outbursts like yelling, name calling, swearing, pushing and sometimes hitting. Often my clients have struggled to be vulnerable with others, including their children and spouses, despite wanting to be close with their loved ones. Many of my clients have struggled to identify the root causes of these challenges and are looking for ways to connect deeply but don't know where to begin.
(431) 814-1840 View (431) 814-1840

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As a man, why might I want to see a male therapist?

There are many reasons a man might wish to work with a male therapist, including a degree of shared identity, which may help client and therapist connect to each other and allow for a more free-flowing discussion of issues that can be deeply personal. Some men may feel more comfortable talking to a male therapist about relationship concerns, the pressures they feel around the roles society and family place on men, career or job challenges, self-esteem, or anger problems. For some men who have not had a male role models in their lives, a good male therapist may be especially helpful.

How can I find out about a therapist’s experience treating men?

Individuals looking for treatment should feel comfortable directly asking a therapist about their history treating men overall and the issues that arise in therapy with men. A good therapist will be happy to discuss such matters as well as their educational background, approach to treatment, and how they think they can aid a prospective client. Prospective clients should also ask what the expectation is for treatment, and what the fee structure is, and whether and which insurance plans are accepted.

Can clients benefit from having a therapist of the same gender?

Therapy is not gender-specific, but some men as well as women feel more comfortable opening up about their experiences and history with a male therapist. An individual may feel that they have to explain less background information and be on the same page more quickly, particularly when discussing gender-specific challenges, in the case of male clients. Some women have prior negative experiences with women that predispose them to prefer working with a male in therapy. That said, a good clinician can transcend most if not all gender concerns. Ultimately, the most important factor in therapy is the connection and trust the client is able to build with the practitioner.

Would a male therapist have specific training in treating men?

Generally, no. There are no certifications for treating men specifically, but there are continuing education classes that therapists may take that focus on treating men as a group. There are many therapists who focus on men and male issues in their treatment and therefore have experience and expertise in this domain.