Male Therapists in 05251

Photo of Stephen (Steve) Longley, Counselor in 05251, VT
Stephen (Steve) Longley
Counselor, LICSW, MDiv, MSW
Verified Verified
Dorset, VT 05251
Are you or a loved one struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, or behavioral, substance, or spiritual issues? Are you a couple looking for help? If so, I hope you’ll reach out. I work virtually and from physical offices in Manchester and Dorset, Vermont, and provide integrated mental health counseling services to persons seeking to re-establish or improve daily functioning. I am trained as a psychotherapist and minister. Clients appreciate my supportive and solution-focused approach to counseling.
Are you or a loved one struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, or behavioral, substance, or spiritual issues? Are you a couple looking for help? If so, I hope you’ll reach out. I work virtually and from physical offices in Manchester and Dorset, Vermont, and provide integrated mental health counseling services to persons seeking to re-establish or improve daily functioning. I am trained as a psychotherapist and minister. Clients appreciate my supportive and solution-focused approach to counseling.
(802) 456-4317 View (802) 456-4317
Photo of Christian Weeks, Marriage & Family Therapist in 05251, VT
Christian Weeks
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dorset, VT 05251
Waitlist for new clients
I invite clients into a supportive atmosphere where they can share and explore their different emotions, experience empathy, and being fully heard. Clients will develop skills to better manage their upsets, fears, or relational challenges, both past and present. From a mindful perspective, I challenge clients to create a ‘half-full' mindset, to gradually move beyond emotional reactivity or overwhelm. Regardless of the challenge, clients will learn to see the opportunities in life, rather than falling victim to upsets, and will gradually move into a new way of being - one with a renewed sense of possibility, peace, and freedom.
I invite clients into a supportive atmosphere where they can share and explore their different emotions, experience empathy, and being fully heard. Clients will develop skills to better manage their upsets, fears, or relational challenges, both past and present. From a mindful perspective, I challenge clients to create a ‘half-full' mindset, to gradually move beyond emotional reactivity or overwhelm. Regardless of the challenge, clients will learn to see the opportunities in life, rather than falling victim to upsets, and will gradually move into a new way of being - one with a renewed sense of possibility, peace, and freedom.
(802) 402-4830 View (802) 402-4830
Photo of Russ Reed, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in 05251, VT
Russ Reed
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Dorset, VT 05251
In my work with individuals, families, and couples, I embody a supportive and accepting approach with the notion that every person has the capacity to grow even when facing challenges along the way. I am aware that for some, therapy can be threatening and uncomfortable to even consider, so I strive to create an atmosphere that is safe, comfortable and authentic. I truly believe in the positive influence of conversations that promote self-reflection, critical thinking and alternative perspectives to discover and enhance untapped skills and tools which can increase life satisfaction.
In my work with individuals, families, and couples, I embody a supportive and accepting approach with the notion that every person has the capacity to grow even when facing challenges along the way. I am aware that for some, therapy can be threatening and uncomfortable to even consider, so I strive to create an atmosphere that is safe, comfortable and authentic. I truly believe in the positive influence of conversations that promote self-reflection, critical thinking and alternative perspectives to discover and enhance untapped skills and tools which can increase life satisfaction.
(530) 317-1493 View (530) 317-1493

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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.