Male Therapists in Ketchikan, AK

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John David Sundeen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Ketchikan, AK 99901
It can be difficult at times to ask for help, but there is no shame in it. As a therapist, I am not fixing your problems, I am providing you with tools and objective insights to aid you in solving the challenges that you are currently facing. You are the one in control of the journey and are the one setting the goals for your life. Each person is unique, whether you are dealing with anxiety, depression, life crises, past or current trauma, or relationship issues I am here to listen and to provide feedback in an empathetic and objective manner.
It can be difficult at times to ask for help, but there is no shame in it. As a therapist, I am not fixing your problems, I am providing you with tools and objective insights to aid you in solving the challenges that you are currently facing. You are the one in control of the journey and are the one setting the goals for your life. Each person is unique, whether you are dealing with anxiety, depression, life crises, past or current trauma, or relationship issues I am here to listen and to provide feedback in an empathetic and objective manner.
(907) 531-5820 View (907) 531-5820
Photo of Christopher Mark Glanzer, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ketchikan, AK
Christopher Mark Glanzer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Ketchikan, AK 99901
Your Story Matters. That is the philosophy behind Healthy Minds Counseling. Before any movement can occur, you need a safe and non-judgmental space where your concerns, fears, and goals can be identified and addressed for the singular purpose of positive personal growth.
Your Story Matters. That is the philosophy behind Healthy Minds Counseling. Before any movement can occur, you need a safe and non-judgmental space where your concerns, fears, and goals can be identified and addressed for the singular purpose of positive personal growth.
(907) 225-7686 View (907) 225-7686
Photo of Nels Olson (He Him), Pre-Licensed Professional in Ketchikan, AK
Nels Olson (He Him)
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, CDCI, HTR
Verified Verified
Ketchikan, AK 99950
Are you looking to more fully accept yourself and be more successful in your life? Are you looking to remove barriers so that you can discover more of your true nature? Maybe you are looking to learn different skills to better support your unique ways? Or are you looking to develop a deeper relationship with yourself and the environment so that you can more easily navigate the world with love and joy?
Are you looking to more fully accept yourself and be more successful in your life? Are you looking to remove barriers so that you can discover more of your true nature? Maybe you are looking to learn different skills to better support your unique ways? Or are you looking to develop a deeper relationship with yourself and the environment so that you can more easily navigate the world with love and joy?
(907) 957-0197 View (907) 957-0197
Photo of Patrick McMahon, Counselor in Ketchikan, AK
Patrick McMahon
Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Ketchikan, AK 99901
Not accepting new clients
Welcome from Patrick McMahon, LPC and Cairn Counseling Services. Now more than ever people are reexamining the role of mental and emotional health in their lives and in their relationships and seeking greater understanding as to how these things can shape who they are and the world around them. I believe that every person already possesses strengths and skills that can help them grow to become a better version of themselves. Therapy can be a way to discover and build upon those skills and strengths to become the very best version of yourself.
Welcome from Patrick McMahon, LPC and Cairn Counseling Services. Now more than ever people are reexamining the role of mental and emotional health in their lives and in their relationships and seeking greater understanding as to how these things can shape who they are and the world around them. I believe that every person already possesses strengths and skills that can help them grow to become a better version of themselves. Therapy can be a way to discover and build upon those skills and strengths to become the very best version of yourself.
(907) 206-2255 View (907) 206-2255

Online Therapists

Photo of Sean Tomkinson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Ketchikan, AK
Sean Tomkinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Klawock, AK 99925  (Online Only)
(907) 821-8092 View (907) 821-8092

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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.