Male Therapists in Regina, SK

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Stefan Endsin
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Regina, SK S4P
I am dedicated to helping individuals and couples navigate life's challenges with compassion, understanding, and evidence-based interventions. I offer online and in-person counselling sessions where you can openly express and navigate through your thoughts with empathy, compassion, and expertise towards improved mental health. Drawing from a repertoire of evidence-based approaches, I tailor our sessions to meet your unique goals. My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, relationships, stress management, self-esteem, and self-compassion.
I am dedicated to helping individuals and couples navigate life's challenges with compassion, understanding, and evidence-based interventions. I offer online and in-person counselling sessions where you can openly express and navigate through your thoughts with empathy, compassion, and expertise towards improved mental health. Drawing from a repertoire of evidence-based approaches, I tailor our sessions to meet your unique goals. My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, relationships, stress management, self-esteem, and self-compassion.
(306) 900-6719 View (306) 900-6719
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Dr Darrell Davis Counselling Services
Psychologist, PhD, , RD, Psych
Verified Verified
Regina, SK S4T
The goal of my therapy is to impart skills and knowledge to the client necessary to assist in expediting positive changes in self; as manifested in the client's reality and life experience. Client centered, with the client's needs in the forefront; therapeutically focused to assist with the client's overall quality of life by fostering a therapeutic relation that allows the client to focus on and understand life factors and their implications for personal growth and growth impediment. The therapeutic outcome being the promotion of positive cognitive, emotional and behavioral changes. (Authorized practice endorsement-diagnoses).
The goal of my therapy is to impart skills and knowledge to the client necessary to assist in expediting positive changes in self; as manifested in the client's reality and life experience. Client centered, with the client's needs in the forefront; therapeutically focused to assist with the client's overall quality of life by fostering a therapeutic relation that allows the client to focus on and understand life factors and their implications for personal growth and growth impediment. The therapeutic outcome being the promotion of positive cognitive, emotional and behavioral changes. (Authorized practice endorsement-diagnoses).
(306) 994-8392 View (306) 994-8392
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Mountain Gate Counselling
MSc, BSc
Verified Verified
Regina, SK S4P
I work with adults and teenagers experiencing depression and anxiety. I also work with people experiencing trauma, spiritual crisis, relationship issues, loneliness, problems due to medication, and stress in many forms. A block of time in my practice is kept open daily for those in crisis, who cannot find adequate support through the public system. I also work with couples wishing to heal relational concerns, and those with an inclination towards spiritual practice/life. I am LGBTQ+ friendly and welcome people from all faith backgrounds and walks of life. Sessions are available in-person, by email, and via video.
I work with adults and teenagers experiencing depression and anxiety. I also work with people experiencing trauma, spiritual crisis, relationship issues, loneliness, problems due to medication, and stress in many forms. A block of time in my practice is kept open daily for those in crisis, who cannot find adequate support through the public system. I also work with couples wishing to heal relational concerns, and those with an inclination towards spiritual practice/life. I am LGBTQ+ friendly and welcome people from all faith backgrounds and walks of life. Sessions are available in-person, by email, and via video.
(306) 900-4735 View (306) 900-4735
Dr James D Pappas Registered Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Regina, SK S4P
TO PROMOTE WELL-BEING BY INCREASING THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES THROUGH THE UTILIZATION OF COGNITIVE, BEHAVIOURAL, ACCEPTANCE AND MINDFUL THERAPY. MY APPROACH TO THERAPY IS BUILT ON ACCEPTANCE, COMPASSION, COLLABORATION AND CONNECTION.
TO PROMOTE WELL-BEING BY INCREASING THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES THROUGH THE UTILIZATION OF COGNITIVE, BEHAVIOURAL, ACCEPTANCE AND MINDFUL THERAPY. MY APPROACH TO THERAPY IS BUILT ON ACCEPTANCE, COMPASSION, COLLABORATION AND CONNECTION.
(306) 802-4329 x1 View (306) 802-4329 x1
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Kevin Westby
Registered Social Worker, RSW, BSW
Verified Verified
Regina, SK S4V
Hi, my name is Kevin Westby. I am a Registered Social Worker with over ten years of experience helping people in Regina and the surrounding areas.
Hi, my name is Kevin Westby. I am a Registered Social Worker with over ten years of experience helping people in Regina and the surrounding areas.
(306) 518-2290 View (306) 518-2290
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Pivot Marriage and Family Therapy
Counsellor, MA, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Regina, SK S4T
Relationships are difficult. I work on building communication to help each partner feel seen, heard and understood. We often find ourselves in cycles or patterns of interacting with each other. Learning about these patterns can help us find new ways to bring closer to our partner. Increasing communication, connection and intimacy.
Relationships are difficult. I work on building communication to help each partner feel seen, heard and understood. We often find ourselves in cycles or patterns of interacting with each other. Learning about these patterns can help us find new ways to bring closer to our partner. Increasing communication, connection and intimacy.
(306) 992-1005 View (306) 992-1005
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Living Sky Counselling & Consulting Inc
Registered Social Worker, Sidney , MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Regina, SK S4P
Seeking therapy is an individual choice and there are many reasons why people come to therapy. Sometimes it is to deal with long-standing emotional issues, or problems with anxiety or depression. Other times it is in response to unexpected changes in one's life that are difficult and the support of a therapist is sought in the pursuit of personal exploration and growth. We all go through challenging situations in life, and sometime having extra support is needed. Therapy provides long-lasting benefits when the root causes are identified and effectively dealt with in order to live life that is enriching, fulfilling, and rewarding.
Seeking therapy is an individual choice and there are many reasons why people come to therapy. Sometimes it is to deal with long-standing emotional issues, or problems with anxiety or depression. Other times it is in response to unexpected changes in one's life that are difficult and the support of a therapist is sought in the pursuit of personal exploration and growth. We all go through challenging situations in life, and sometime having extra support is needed. Therapy provides long-lasting benefits when the root causes are identified and effectively dealt with in order to live life that is enriching, fulfilling, and rewarding.
(306) 400-5614 View (306) 400-5614
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Tim Symons
Pastoral Counsellor, MC, CPC
Verified Verified
Regina, SK S4R
Life can be tough, we can feel overwhelmed, confused and hurt by the situations we face. Sometimes we need a place to regroup, a place to explore and someone to listen.
Life can be tough, we can feel overwhelmed, confused and hurt by the situations we face. Sometimes we need a place to regroup, a place to explore and someone to listen.
(306) 900-2931 View (306) 900-2931
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Mike White
Psychologist, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Regina, SK S4P
Waitlist for new clients
I believe that psychology is a joint effort between a person and their therapist. Psychology is not about labelling; it is about helping people understand their own strengths and resilience. Respect for the client’s personal and cultural knowledge is at the centre of the caring relationship. From that respect change and improvement grows. Many mental health challenges have social and historical roots. With practice, clients can learn to move beyond the past toward a healthier life.
I believe that psychology is a joint effort between a person and their therapist. Psychology is not about labelling; it is about helping people understand their own strengths and resilience. Respect for the client’s personal and cultural knowledge is at the centre of the caring relationship. From that respect change and improvement grows. Many mental health challenges have social and historical roots. With practice, clients can learn to move beyond the past toward a healthier life.
(306) 400-1228 View (306) 400-1228
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Twin Flame Counselling and Wellness (Ian)
Counsellor, RPC-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Regina, SK S4R
“I… need… help…” can be three of the hardest words to say, and It's no secret that life throws a seemingly endless supply of challenges at us until we are so overwhelmed that, before we know it, we endure hardships navigating our relationship with ourselves and those that we care for and love.
“I… need… help…” can be three of the hardest words to say, and It's no secret that life throws a seemingly endless supply of challenges at us until we are so overwhelmed that, before we know it, we endure hardships navigating our relationship with ourselves and those that we care for and love.
(306) 801-2504 View (306) 801-2504
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Richard George Lebell
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Regina, SK S4P
I am a registered Psychologist with 25 years experience working in the areas of marriage and family, addictions and mental health (i.e. anxiety and depression). I have my own business and work in a private practice setting. Confidentiality and privacy is an important part of my practice. Book online today at https://lebellandassociatescounselling.janeapp.com/login.
I am a registered Psychologist with 25 years experience working in the areas of marriage and family, addictions and mental health (i.e. anxiety and depression). I have my own business and work in a private practice setting. Confidentiality and privacy is an important part of my practice. Book online today at https://lebellandassociatescounselling.janeapp.com/login.
(306) 400-5618 View (306) 400-5618
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Olasehinde Ben Adebayo
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, PhD(c), MEd, GCert, AAC-CAC
Verified Verified
Regina, SK S4R  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am an Addiction Counsellor. My counselling interest spans Addiction, relapse prevention and recovery, concurrent disorders, mental health problems like low self-esteem, anxiety,and depression; family dynamics and family system.
I am an Addiction Counsellor. My counselling interest spans Addiction, relapse prevention and recovery, concurrent disorders, mental health problems like low self-esteem, anxiety,and depression; family dynamics and family system.
(306) 988-2317 View (306) 988-2317
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Dr. Todd J Sojonky
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Regina, SK S4V
Dr. Sojonky's practice is rooted in a trans-personal and relational approach to healing. This means people come first! Todd has practiced throughout Canada working with people in the areas of stress, depression, grief, anxiety, eating disorders, marriage and family issues and addictions. He is a published author and has lectured throughout Canada and in Ireland. Todd has been a sessional lecturer at the University of Regina for over ten years teaching in the areas of counseling methods, ethics, personality, addictions and psychotherapy.
Dr. Sojonky's practice is rooted in a trans-personal and relational approach to healing. This means people come first! Todd has practiced throughout Canada working with people in the areas of stress, depression, grief, anxiety, eating disorders, marriage and family issues and addictions. He is a published author and has lectured throughout Canada and in Ireland. Todd has been a sessional lecturer at the University of Regina for over ten years teaching in the areas of counseling methods, ethics, personality, addictions and psychotherapy.
(306) 801-9077 View (306) 801-9077
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Richie Wade-Cummings
Registered Psychologist (Provisional), MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Regina, SK S4S
I am a Registered Psychologist (Provisional) who works with children, teens, and adults; providing counselling and diagnostic assessment (ADHD, Learning Disorders). My therapeutic work is based on the humanist approach. I look beyond your current concern and seek to understand you as a whole person: tell me your story. I understand we exist in a diverse, multicultural world; and that for each of us our unique identity can be a source of both strength and stress. It is through this lens that I engage in our work together.
I am a Registered Psychologist (Provisional) who works with children, teens, and adults; providing counselling and diagnostic assessment (ADHD, Learning Disorders). My therapeutic work is based on the humanist approach. I look beyond your current concern and seek to understand you as a whole person: tell me your story. I understand we exist in a diverse, multicultural world; and that for each of us our unique identity can be a source of both strength and stress. It is through this lens that I engage in our work together.
(639) 532-4323 View (639) 532-4323
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Russell Charlton
Counsellor, MEd, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Regina, SK S4R
Welcome. You’re likely here because you’re struggling in some way. The good news is that we now understand a great deal about the key factors that help people in facing hardships and challenges. My main approach is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Thousands of studies show that ACT helps people facing all kinds of things, from depression, anxiety, and trauma, to stress, adversity, loss, and far more. ACT draws on the latest science, so that we can work with our minds rather than against them. We can target the core drivers of wellbeing vs suffering rather than just treating symptoms.
Welcome. You’re likely here because you’re struggling in some way. The good news is that we now understand a great deal about the key factors that help people in facing hardships and challenges. My main approach is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Thousands of studies show that ACT helps people facing all kinds of things, from depression, anxiety, and trauma, to stress, adversity, loss, and far more. ACT draws on the latest science, so that we can work with our minds rather than against them. We can target the core drivers of wellbeing vs suffering rather than just treating symptoms.
(306) 900-4269 View (306) 900-4269
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Stan Ricci
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Regina, SK S4P
Experiences, no matter how we perceive them, have the potential to be impactful and alter the direction of our lives. Sometimes these experiences can be confusing when they challenge our previous moral, emotional or logical views of the world around us. These changes do not have to be detrimental regardless of how intense the experience(s) are felt and in the event you find they are please reach out. This process starts with a simple conversation and is then built on a foundation of mutual respect and trust. In short, my job is to ensure you find the control to direct your life based on how you choose to define it.
Experiences, no matter how we perceive them, have the potential to be impactful and alter the direction of our lives. Sometimes these experiences can be confusing when they challenge our previous moral, emotional or logical views of the world around us. These changes do not have to be detrimental regardless of how intense the experience(s) are felt and in the event you find they are please reach out. This process starts with a simple conversation and is then built on a foundation of mutual respect and trust. In short, my job is to ensure you find the control to direct your life based on how you choose to define it.
(306) 988-8079 View (306) 988-8079
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Stephen 'skip' Olshefsky
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MSc
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Regina, SK S4R
Accepting New Clients! A Sex Positive, Sex Therapist in Regina. My main focus is LGBTQ. I seek to uncover where sexual congruence has been broken and help rebuild the congruence. Our work will seek to create connections within yourself and others. I can help with any messy thing (anxiety, shame, depression, etc.) that may prevent you from obtaining calm and comfort in your life. My therapeutic approach is an Intersystems Approach with whole life focus. Emotions are uncomfortable. Life is messy, sticky, and murky enough. Let's walk together and find a path through. Just Be. You are beautiful, whoever you are. I will listen.
Accepting New Clients! A Sex Positive, Sex Therapist in Regina. My main focus is LGBTQ. I seek to uncover where sexual congruence has been broken and help rebuild the congruence. Our work will seek to create connections within yourself and others. I can help with any messy thing (anxiety, shame, depression, etc.) that may prevent you from obtaining calm and comfort in your life. My therapeutic approach is an Intersystems Approach with whole life focus. Emotions are uncomfortable. Life is messy, sticky, and murky enough. Let's walk together and find a path through. Just Be. You are beautiful, whoever you are. I will listen.
(306) 985-9037 View (306) 985-9037
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David Kamuti
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Regina, SK S4N
My mission is to help clients recognize their inner strengths and to build resiliency. I use strength-based approach founded on principles of integrity, clear communication and cultivating genuine connections to help client navigate their individual needs. I am a dedicated and compassionate registered social worker with over twelve years of experience in supporting children, youth, adults, and families. I believe that each of us possesses the power to face changes and experience personal growth. I am committed to listening to you and work together to build a plan that will bring success to your challenges.
My mission is to help clients recognize their inner strengths and to build resiliency. I use strength-based approach founded on principles of integrity, clear communication and cultivating genuine connections to help client navigate their individual needs. I am a dedicated and compassionate registered social worker with over twelve years of experience in supporting children, youth, adults, and families. I believe that each of us possesses the power to face changes and experience personal growth. I am committed to listening to you and work together to build a plan that will bring success to your challenges.
(306) 580-7709 View (306) 580-7709
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Daniel Schellenberg
Psychologist, PsyD, C Psych, MFT
Verified Verified
Regina, SK S4S  (Online Only)
Everyone encounters pain and suffering throughout life, and figuring out how to process and channel that emotion is at the heart of my work. Having worked closely with Indigenous populations in Manitoba, California and the Great Lakes region, I use both culture and background to inform treatment. Every person is unique and your specific needs will determine our approach, all within a safe, secure and non-judgmental environment. To that end, I believe that a strong therapeutic relationship is based on acceptance and empathy and is essential to client change.
Everyone encounters pain and suffering throughout life, and figuring out how to process and channel that emotion is at the heart of my work. Having worked closely with Indigenous populations in Manitoba, California and the Great Lakes region, I use both culture and background to inform treatment. Every person is unique and your specific needs will determine our approach, all within a safe, secure and non-judgmental environment. To that end, I believe that a strong therapeutic relationship is based on acceptance and empathy and is essential to client change.
(877) 751-5925 View (877) 751-5925
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First Step Men's Therapy (No Waitlist)
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MACP, ASAT, EMDR
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Regina, SK S4S  (Online Only)
Disconnected? Lost? Stuck? Hopeless? Feeling "broken"? Wondering what your purpose or meaning is in life? You may question whether you are a good father, son, or partner. Many men struggle with their mental health without seeking help or reaching out for support. Often, this struggle may lead to addiction, anxiety, depression, shame, guilt, poor relationships, grief, low self-esteem, or low self-worth. It's time to normalize men seeking support. First Step Men's Therapy offers a safe, warm, and inviting space for men to heal, learn, and grow. Book a free 20-minute consultation - No waitlist - Click the "website button"!
Disconnected? Lost? Stuck? Hopeless? Feeling "broken"? Wondering what your purpose or meaning is in life? You may question whether you are a good father, son, or partner. Many men struggle with their mental health without seeking help or reaching out for support. Often, this struggle may lead to addiction, anxiety, depression, shame, guilt, poor relationships, grief, low self-esteem, or low self-worth. It's time to normalize men seeking support. First Step Men's Therapy offers a safe, warm, and inviting space for men to heal, learn, and grow. Book a free 20-minute consultation - No waitlist - Click the "website button"!
(431) 340-7508 View (431) 340-7508
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Dr. Node Smith
ND
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Regina, SK S4N
Life is hard. You're overwhelmed. None of it makes any sense, and what you've been trying hasn't worked. The first step is admitting you need help. Congratulations! You're here. You want to feel whole again, like a "normal person." You want a sense of freedom in your life, and a sense of connection to what you're doing with your life. Maybe you even know you want to help people, or do something specific with your life, but don't know how in the heck that's going to ever happen. These are the growing pains of life, and your effort to make a plan and commit to this growth will serve you immensely.
Life is hard. You're overwhelmed. None of it makes any sense, and what you've been trying hasn't worked. The first step is admitting you need help. Congratulations! You're here. You want to feel whole again, like a "normal person." You want a sense of freedom in your life, and a sense of connection to what you're doing with your life. Maybe you even know you want to help people, or do something specific with your life, but don't know how in the heck that's going to ever happen. These are the growing pains of life, and your effort to make a plan and commit to this growth will serve you immensely.
(306) 802-4859 View (306) 802-4859
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Brian Theriault
Counsellor, MEd, SEP, CSAT, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Regina, SK S4T
I am currently accepting new clients. Life can feel overwhelming at times. Sometimes we can feel so confused that we don't know what direction to take. I will walk along side you to meet those challenges and help you find the next step to heal and grow. I will support you in developing insights into your thoughts, feelings and inner experiences and how they influence you in your everyday life. I believe in the already existing wholeness we are as human beings and I will help you find your authentic self and to live a rich and fulfilling life.
I am currently accepting new clients. Life can feel overwhelming at times. Sometimes we can feel so confused that we don't know what direction to take. I will walk along side you to meet those challenges and help you find the next step to heal and grow. I will support you in developing insights into your thoughts, feelings and inner experiences and how they influence you in your everyday life. I believe in the already existing wholeness we are as human beings and I will help you find your authentic self and to live a rich and fulfilling life.
(204) 813-9189 View (204) 813-9189
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Jeremiah Palmer
Marriage & Family Therapist, MAMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Regina, SK S4N  (Online Only)
Welcome to a space where you and your partner can reconnect and rediscover the strength of your relationship. As a dedicated marriage therapist, I understand the complexities and challenges that couples face. My approach is rooted in empathy, respect, and collaboration. I aim to create a safe, non-judgmental environment where both partners feel heard and valued. Together, we will explore the dynamics of your relationship, identify areas of concern, and work towards building a healthier, more fulfilling partnership.
Welcome to a space where you and your partner can reconnect and rediscover the strength of your relationship. As a dedicated marriage therapist, I understand the complexities and challenges that couples face. My approach is rooted in empathy, respect, and collaboration. I aim to create a safe, non-judgmental environment where both partners feel heard and valued. Together, we will explore the dynamics of your relationship, identify areas of concern, and work towards building a healthier, more fulfilling partnership.
(306) 517-7236 View (306) 517-7236
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Gordon Derry
Counsellor, BA, RTC
Verified Verified
Regina, SK S4N
I describe myself as a transformational therapist not because it is trendy but because my approach is centred on transformation. Each of us has an internal drive towards healing; we seek to be better than "fine." We all experienced trauma in one form or another, no parent who has ever lived could meet every need we had as children. We all have parts of ourselves that we have cut off, disowned, or devalued. In therapy, we work together to construct a new experience, allowing you to reclaim who you truly are.
I describe myself as a transformational therapist not because it is trendy but because my approach is centred on transformation. Each of us has an internal drive towards healing; we seek to be better than "fine." We all experienced trauma in one form or another, no parent who has ever lived could meet every need we had as children. We all have parts of ourselves that we have cut off, disowned, or devalued. In therapy, we work together to construct a new experience, allowing you to reclaim who you truly are.
(306) 517-6328 View (306) 517-6328
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Cairis Counselling
Counsellor, BA, MC, CCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Regina, SK S4V
Do you have an inner critic that won't let up, fear that won't let go, or emotional pain you just can't keep a lid on any more? Is it hard to feel like you are enough? I'm here to help people get their life back, let burdens go, and ease fears. With an affirming caring presence I specialize in healing trauma, resolving anxiety, and unburdening the hurts of the past. There is compassion, strength and courage inside you, it just needs to be uncovered.
Do you have an inner critic that won't let up, fear that won't let go, or emotional pain you just can't keep a lid on any more? Is it hard to feel like you are enough? I'm here to help people get their life back, let burdens go, and ease fears. With an affirming caring presence I specialize in healing trauma, resolving anxiety, and unburdening the hurts of the past. There is compassion, strength and courage inside you, it just needs to be uncovered.
(306) 994-4892 View (306) 994-4892
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Male Counsellors

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.