Male Therapists in 01331

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David L Wein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Athol, MA 01331
I have a great deal of experience working with clients who struggle to regulate their emotions in many contexts. I have a broad array of experience working successfully with clients struggling with relationships, trauma, as well as anger, depression and anxiety.
I have a great deal of experience working with clients who struggle to regulate their emotions in many contexts. I have a broad array of experience working successfully with clients struggling with relationships, trauma, as well as anger, depression and anxiety.
(978) 464-8399 View (978) 464-8399
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Brian Gordon
Counselor, MS, CAGS, LMHC, LADCI
Verified Verified
Athol, MA 01331
We are living in "complex times." We have heard this a great deal recently, but what do you do with that when already feeling overwhelmed? We may not realize it, but we are influenced daily by our own psychology. We sometimes deal with it, sometimes it deals with us. Life isn't getting less complex, and that is exactly why now is the perfect time to begin to actively manage your own psychological health. Let's explore what that looks like for you, together.
We are living in "complex times." We have heard this a great deal recently, but what do you do with that when already feeling overwhelmed? We may not realize it, but we are influenced daily by our own psychology. We sometimes deal with it, sometimes it deals with us. Life isn't getting less complex, and that is exactly why now is the perfect time to begin to actively manage your own psychological health. Let's explore what that looks like for you, together.
(978) 310-3112 View (978) 310-3112
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Scott Chastain
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Athol, MA 01331  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a licensed mental health therapist with over 15 years experience specializing in trauma, grief, anxiety and depression. I utilize a multi-modal approach incorporating effective techniques from CBT, DBT, narrative processing, and neurology. My clients benefit from an approach which adjusts to their personal worldview and needs, encapsulating their strengths and interests as we collaborate toward achieving realistic goals which improve functioning and general quality of life.
I am a licensed mental health therapist with over 15 years experience specializing in trauma, grief, anxiety and depression. I utilize a multi-modal approach incorporating effective techniques from CBT, DBT, narrative processing, and neurology. My clients benefit from an approach which adjusts to their personal worldview and needs, encapsulating their strengths and interests as we collaborate toward achieving realistic goals which improve functioning and general quality of life.
(413) 331-7230 View (413) 331-7230

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Male Therapists

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.