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Russ Webb
Counsellor, BA, MA, CT, RPC, MPCC
Verified Verified
*Offering online telehealth counselling* Life has its struggles and with all of the uncertainty in the world right now, it is imperative that you get the support and approach that can make a difference in your life. Many times we can end up using coping mechanisms that make matters worse rather than better. If you have noticed drinking more, increased irritability, increased negative thinking patterns, or lack of tolerance for your kids, I would be honoured to work with you to get you to a more positive and meaningful place in your life.
*Offering online telehealth counselling* Life has its struggles and with all of the uncertainty in the world right now, it is imperative that you get the support and approach that can make a difference in your life. Many times we can end up using coping mechanisms that make matters worse rather than better. If you have noticed drinking more, increased irritability, increased negative thinking patterns, or lack of tolerance for your kids, I would be honoured to work with you to get you to a more positive and meaningful place in your life.
(587) 604-6407 View (587) 604-6407
Photo of Kyle D Graham, Psychologist in T1B, AB
Kyle D Graham
Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
There are times in our lives when we may feel overwhelmed and out of control, and this may lead to symptoms related to anxiety and depression. I am passionate about mental and emotional health. As well as, helping others grow, develop, and discover their unique abilities to overcome adversity.
There are times in our lives when we may feel overwhelmed and out of control, and this may lead to symptoms related to anxiety and depression. I am passionate about mental and emotional health. As well as, helping others grow, develop, and discover their unique abilities to overcome adversity.
(587) 329-3641 View (587) 329-3641
Photo of Martin Gendron, Registered Social Worker in T1B, AB
Martin Gendron
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Dunmore, AB T1B
I provide an alternative wellness option that offers a safe and non-judgmental space with one-on-one equine facilitated wellness sessions uniquely designed for your goals, needs, and desires. My wellness practice is sometime called equine assisted learning, equine facilitated learning, coaching with horses or even equine therapy; but regardless of the name, my practice is centred on evidence and experiential activities to help clients with trauma, depression, anxiety, ADHD, ADD, autism spectrum, addiction, aggression, low self-confidence, indigenous healing, and life transitions.
I provide an alternative wellness option that offers a safe and non-judgmental space with one-on-one equine facilitated wellness sessions uniquely designed for your goals, needs, and desires. My wellness practice is sometime called equine assisted learning, equine facilitated learning, coaching with horses or even equine therapy; but regardless of the name, my practice is centred on evidence and experiential activities to help clients with trauma, depression, anxiety, ADHD, ADD, autism spectrum, addiction, aggression, low self-confidence, indigenous healing, and life transitions.
(825) 255-5456 View (825) 255-5456

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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.