Male Therapists in 19311

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Dr. David Liebert
Counselor, EdD
Verified Verified
Avondale, PA 19311  (Online Only)
My practice is limited, as I'm a full time Psychology Professor and Department Chair at a State College. I have over two decades of experience providing psychotherapy and relationship counseling. My clients tell me the hardest thing about reaching out for help is not knowing where to start or who to call. I know I'm a stranger to you, but my hope is you feel comfortable enough to take a risk with me. Please do not hesitate to call me with any questions you may have. My practice is based on teletherapy. I encourage you to call me first so we can discuss if my services are best for addressing your needs.
My practice is limited, as I'm a full time Psychology Professor and Department Chair at a State College. I have over two decades of experience providing psychotherapy and relationship counseling. My clients tell me the hardest thing about reaching out for help is not knowing where to start or who to call. I know I'm a stranger to you, but my hope is you feel comfortable enough to take a risk with me. Please do not hesitate to call me with any questions you may have. My practice is based on teletherapy. I encourage you to call me first so we can discuss if my services are best for addressing your needs.
(352) 604-4616 View (352) 604-4616
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Robert Scott Barker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Avondale, PA 19311  (Online Only)
I am a versatile Therapist interested in supporting adults, parents, couples, children and families. I take an eclectic approach towards identifying and understanding the challenges my clients face to help them gain an improved perspective, develop insights and identify strategies to facilitate the change and growth they seek. We do this through a personal, open, concrete and compassionate dialogue.
I am a versatile Therapist interested in supporting adults, parents, couples, children and families. I take an eclectic approach towards identifying and understanding the challenges my clients face to help them gain an improved perspective, develop insights and identify strategies to facilitate the change and growth they seek. We do this through a personal, open, concrete and compassionate dialogue.
(610) 546-7498 View (610) 546-7498

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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.