Male Therapists in Avondale, AZ

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Dr. Armando Peelman
Counselor, EdD, MC, LAC
Verified Verified
Avondale, AZ 85392  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with addiction, anxiety, stress, anger, or with finding purpose? Is your relationship falling apart? For individuals and couples, I offer personalized counseling services tailored to your needs. Together we will develop a safe, supportive environment where you can explore your feelings, understand behaviors, and learn coping strategies. With over 20 years of experience, I have worked with all ages with my primary experience being with adolescents and adults struggling with substance use, depression, anxiety, and trauma. I also have worked with couples struggling with communication, infidelity, and connection.
Are you struggling with addiction, anxiety, stress, anger, or with finding purpose? Is your relationship falling apart? For individuals and couples, I offer personalized counseling services tailored to your needs. Together we will develop a safe, supportive environment where you can explore your feelings, understand behaviors, and learn coping strategies. With over 20 years of experience, I have worked with all ages with my primary experience being with adolescents and adults struggling with substance use, depression, anxiety, and trauma. I also have worked with couples struggling with communication, infidelity, and connection.
(623) 887-7176 View (623) 887-7176
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Neil S Stafford
Psychologist, PsyD, ABPP
Verified Verified
Avondale, AZ 85392
I offer effective and individualized therapy. I diagnose and treat a number of psychiatric conditions. My focus is to help people become open and comfortable to achieve their goals and follow their values.
I offer effective and individualized therapy. I diagnose and treat a number of psychiatric conditions. My focus is to help people become open and comfortable to achieve their goals and follow their values.
(623) 624-4331 View (623) 624-4331
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David Phelan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MC, LPC
Verified Verified
Avondale, AZ 85323
Looking for help? Would you like to work with a counselor to address the challenges of Mind, Body and Spirit that may prevent you from living an abundant, meaningful and connected life? My intention is to meet you where you are with warmth, compassion, and a sincere concern for your well-being, and to help you through the process of healing, growth, and discovery. To see if we are a good fit, check out the list of issues addressed here on this page and further details on our website. There is hope. Relief is possible.
Looking for help? Would you like to work with a counselor to address the challenges of Mind, Body and Spirit that may prevent you from living an abundant, meaningful and connected life? My intention is to meet you where you are with warmth, compassion, and a sincere concern for your well-being, and to help you through the process of healing, growth, and discovery. To see if we are a good fit, check out the list of issues addressed here on this page and further details on our website. There is hope. Relief is possible.
(623) 283-2597 View (623) 283-2597
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Dr. Noé Vargas
Licensed Professional Counselor, DBH, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Avondale, AZ 85392  (Online Only)
If you are experiencing self-rejection, anxiety, depression, psychological trauma, feel lost, or have addictive behaviors, dare yourself to overcome such emotions, experiences, and self-defeating behaviors. Learn how to be self-compassionate and introspect and find your inner strength to give meaning, courage, and direction to your life. Learn how to balance your life, work towards your genuine and authentic self, and overcome negative emotions and behaviors. With hard work, dedication, and the appropriate support, you can live the life you have dreamed of. Set a counseling appointment with me today! Thank you.
If you are experiencing self-rejection, anxiety, depression, psychological trauma, feel lost, or have addictive behaviors, dare yourself to overcome such emotions, experiences, and self-defeating behaviors. Learn how to be self-compassionate and introspect and find your inner strength to give meaning, courage, and direction to your life. Learn how to balance your life, work towards your genuine and authentic self, and overcome negative emotions and behaviors. With hard work, dedication, and the appropriate support, you can live the life you have dreamed of. Set a counseling appointment with me today! Thank you.
(623) 257-6572 View (623) 257-6572

More Therapists Nearby

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Alan Barone
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS
Verified Verified
Mesa, AZ 85201  (Online Only)
As a therapist I specialize in trauma and stress. I am a combat veteran and career first responder and I strive to serve those who served, however I accept clients from all walks of life. My clinical orientation is Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, however I am also trained in Dialectic Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness Based Trauma Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy. I see clients in both the Phoenix and Chandler locations.
As a therapist I specialize in trauma and stress. I am a combat veteran and career first responder and I strive to serve those who served, however I accept clients from all walks of life. My clinical orientation is Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, however I am also trained in Dialectic Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness Based Trauma Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy. I see clients in both the Phoenix and Chandler locations.
(480) 573-6771 View (480) 573-6771
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Erik Adair Johnson
LCSW, BSW, CSAT-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mesa, AZ 85211
I work with (ages 16+), adults, and couples that are pursing healing. I honor the courage to start counseling. I am highly trained in sex addiction, emotionally focused therapies, and have keynote trained at national conferences. I view therapy through an emotional and relational lens. My clients often get in cycles of relational distress and they typically have lacked care and comfort in these moments. The goal is to recognize the cycles and find comfort, care, and compassion from relationships. I focus on creating treatment based around compassion and help foster meaningful connection and attachment with family and friends.
I work with (ages 16+), adults, and couples that are pursing healing. I honor the courage to start counseling. I am highly trained in sex addiction, emotionally focused therapies, and have keynote trained at national conferences. I view therapy through an emotional and relational lens. My clients often get in cycles of relational distress and they typically have lacked care and comfort in these moments. The goal is to recognize the cycles and find comfort, care, and compassion from relationships. I focus on creating treatment based around compassion and help foster meaningful connection and attachment with family and friends.
(480) 470-4459 View (480) 470-4459
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Daniel Schulte
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Mesa, AZ 85203
Not accepting new clients
I am currently seeing people using both telehealth and in person modalities. Most people see psychologists because they are dealing with problems they have not been able overcome on their own. My responsibility is to provide expertise and support in helping you to get around that "stuck" place, so you can be more functional, and feel more confident, capable and balanced. I am informed by approaches that are grounded in literature and evidence based. These include cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal-process, and mindfulness practice.
I am currently seeing people using both telehealth and in person modalities. Most people see psychologists because they are dealing with problems they have not been able overcome on their own. My responsibility is to provide expertise and support in helping you to get around that "stuck" place, so you can be more functional, and feel more confident, capable and balanced. I am informed by approaches that are grounded in literature and evidence based. These include cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal-process, and mindfulness practice.
(480) 845-0897 View (480) 845-0897
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Michael Scaramella
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mesa, AZ 85203
Life presents us with a myriad of pressures and challenges in our day-to-day existence. Many of us will experience trauma, anxiety, depression, broken relationships, and addictions. There is hope for healing and discovering a meaningful life that you can achieve. My mission is to offer compassionate support in navigating these complex emotions and behaviors, empowering individuals to embrace their fullest potential.
Life presents us with a myriad of pressures and challenges in our day-to-day existence. Many of us will experience trauma, anxiety, depression, broken relationships, and addictions. There is hope for healing and discovering a meaningful life that you can achieve. My mission is to offer compassionate support in navigating these complex emotions and behaviors, empowering individuals to embrace their fullest potential.
(928) 331-4120 View (928) 331-4120
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Michael Wright
PA-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scottsdale, AZ 85256
I enjoy working with all areas of mental health care including mood disorders, attention disorders, substance use and recovery, trauma and PTSD, as well as many others. As a former Air Force firefighter/medic, I greatly enjoy working with first responders (police/firefighters/EMT) and veterans, along with my general psychiatry patients.
I enjoy working with all areas of mental health care including mood disorders, attention disorders, substance use and recovery, trauma and PTSD, as well as many others. As a former Air Force firefighter/medic, I greatly enjoy working with first responders (police/firefighters/EMT) and veterans, along with my general psychiatry patients.
(480) 470-5760 View (480) 470-5760
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Dynamis Counseling LLC
Counselor, LPC, BHP
Verified Verified
Mesa, AZ 85210
We strive to meet people where they are and help identify where their potential could take them. Our focus is on increasing awareness and understanding of self. We work with people to draw on and build upon their existing strengths. We work with you to establish a plan to help get you from where you are to where to where you want to be. We use the theoretical orientation of humanistic-existentialism as the center to our approach to quality clinical care.
We strive to meet people where they are and help identify where their potential could take them. Our focus is on increasing awareness and understanding of self. We work with people to draw on and build upon their existing strengths. We work with you to establish a plan to help get you from where you are to where to where you want to be. We use the theoretical orientation of humanistic-existentialism as the center to our approach to quality clinical care.
(480) 780-3729 View (480) 780-3729
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Jeff Fulkerson
Licensed Professional Counselor, M Ed, MS, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mesa, AZ 85203
As a therapist I believe that we all have untapped potential to overcome challenges and live a happy life. I want to help individuals tap into the strengths they possess to be who they are meant to be. I have a strong background working with kids, teenagers, parents and adults. I enjoy working with individuals who face emotional challenges in life for one reason or another and need some help developing strategies and coping skills to deal with these issues.
As a therapist I believe that we all have untapped potential to overcome challenges and live a happy life. I want to help individuals tap into the strengths they possess to be who they are meant to be. I have a strong background working with kids, teenagers, parents and adults. I enjoy working with individuals who face emotional challenges in life for one reason or another and need some help developing strategies and coping skills to deal with these issues.
(480) 405-0516 View (480) 405-0516
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Joseph William Bates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mesa, AZ 85201
I provide therapeutic services for anger management, depression, anxiety, traumatic experiences and post-traumatic stress, addiction, crisis intervention, domestic violence, grief, and various interpersonal issues.
I provide therapeutic services for anger management, depression, anxiety, traumatic experiences and post-traumatic stress, addiction, crisis intervention, domestic violence, grief, and various interpersonal issues.
(480) 470-5869 View (480) 470-5869
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Andy Newman
Licensed Associate Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Mesa, AZ 85201
Are you struggling to process difficult, painful, and confusing emotions because of a faith crisis or faith transition? Finding it difficult to even discuss how you're feeling because nobody quite gets it? Are you LGBTQ and looking for affirming support? Are you processing an emotionally and/or physically abusive relationship? Is your teenager struggling with any of these issues? You are not alone. I am here to meet you exactly where you are to work through all the pain, fear & anxiety that comes with these situations and find healing and direction in a way that is authentic to you.
Are you struggling to process difficult, painful, and confusing emotions because of a faith crisis or faith transition? Finding it difficult to even discuss how you're feeling because nobody quite gets it? Are you LGBTQ and looking for affirming support? Are you processing an emotionally and/or physically abusive relationship? Is your teenager struggling with any of these issues? You are not alone. I am here to meet you exactly where you are to work through all the pain, fear & anxiety that comes with these situations and find healing and direction in a way that is authentic to you.
(520) 779-4039 View (520) 779-4039
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Kevin Nielsen
Counselor, MA, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mesa, AZ 85210
Are you ready for a unique opportunity to make lasting change in your life? Did you know that studies show mental health is tied directly to your physical health? At Dynamis, that concept is at the center of our approach. Therefore, we look at all aspects of your health and explore avenues for improvement in each. Regardless of where you’re at, we use your strengths as a guide to meet challenges that have held you back.
Are you ready for a unique opportunity to make lasting change in your life? Did you know that studies show mental health is tied directly to your physical health? At Dynamis, that concept is at the center of our approach. Therefore, we look at all aspects of your health and explore avenues for improvement in each. Regardless of where you’re at, we use your strengths as a guide to meet challenges that have held you back.
(480) 637-2702 View (480) 637-2702
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Brian Bantel
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Scottsdale, AZ 85256
Dr. Bantel's practice is dedicated to serving individuals from diverse backgrounds, with a particular focus on addressing the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and men. His therapeutic expertise spans a broad spectrum of mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, behavioral issues, educational challenges, substance use, and relationship/family conflicts. Dr. Bantel is committed to tailoring his treatment approach to the specific needs of each individual, employing a diverse range of evidence-based interventions.
Dr. Bantel's practice is dedicated to serving individuals from diverse backgrounds, with a particular focus on addressing the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and men. His therapeutic expertise spans a broad spectrum of mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, behavioral issues, educational challenges, substance use, and relationship/family conflicts. Dr. Bantel is committed to tailoring his treatment approach to the specific needs of each individual, employing a diverse range of evidence-based interventions.
(480) 771-1536 View (480) 771-1536
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William L. Bradley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCSW, LMFT
Verified Verified
Mesa, AZ 85201
I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the Phoenix area for the last 30 years. I have a complete knowledge of the resources within the community. My experience includes work with troubled teens in a variety of contexts. I have 15 years experience as a provider for the courts providing mediation, counseling, therapeutic supervision and evaluations for families in the transitions of divorce. I am also a skilled relationship and marital therapist. I specialize in men's issues. I have also had extensive experience in anger management, depression and anxiety disorders.
I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the Phoenix area for the last 30 years. I have a complete knowledge of the resources within the community. My experience includes work with troubled teens in a variety of contexts. I have 15 years experience as a provider for the courts providing mediation, counseling, therapeutic supervision and evaluations for families in the transitions of divorce. I am also a skilled relationship and marital therapist. I specialize in men's issues. I have also had extensive experience in anger management, depression and anxiety disorders.
(480) 921-3711 View (480) 921-3711
Curtis T Cripe
Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
Scottsdale, AZ 85256
A brain development expert and published research author, Curtis Cripe currently practices neuroengineering at NTL Group. Curtis Cripe entered the field of behavioral medicine after a successful engineering career in which he helped orchestrate the first Mars landing at JPL and managed software development for DOD projects. Cripe's accomplishments in the behavioral medicine field include the creation of Crossroads Institute, an organization that helps family members who have suffered brain injuries or face learning disabilities. He has also developed programs designed to nurture brain development in young people who are developmentally delayed and help injured adults recover brain function.
A brain development expert and published research author, Curtis Cripe currently practices neuroengineering at NTL Group. Curtis Cripe entered the field of behavioral medicine after a successful engineering career in which he helped orchestrate the first Mars landing at JPL and managed software development for DOD projects. Cripe's accomplishments in the behavioral medicine field include the creation of Crossroads Institute, an organization that helps family members who have suffered brain injuries or face learning disabilities. He has also developed programs designed to nurture brain development in young people who are developmentally delayed and help injured adults recover brain function.
(602) 904-5064 View (602) 904-5064
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Jamar Pruitt
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LISAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mesa, AZ 85203
I have experience with clients ranging from adolescence to the elderly, families and couples. My specialization is working with serious mental illness and substance abuse. I rely on compassion, empathy, and non judgment to respectfully approach complex situations. I understand that life has ebbs and flows. It can be difficult to traverse, especially when one feels alone, overwhelmed, hopeless, helpless, misunderstood, powerless, ashamed, unheard, victimized, confused, invisible, etc.
I have experience with clients ranging from adolescence to the elderly, families and couples. My specialization is working with serious mental illness and substance abuse. I rely on compassion, empathy, and non judgment to respectfully approach complex situations. I understand that life has ebbs and flows. It can be difficult to traverse, especially when one feels alone, overwhelmed, hopeless, helpless, misunderstood, powerless, ashamed, unheard, victimized, confused, invisible, etc.
(480) 571-9730 View (480) 571-9730
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Aligned Therapy
Counselor, MA, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mesa, AZ 85201  (Online Only)
Whether you're dealing with depression, anxiety, stress, substance use, relationship issues, or even crisis situations I can assist with developing a personalized treatment plan. I have worked with a variety of clients including Veterans and First Responders, seniors, the LGBTQ+ community and people from various cultures.
Whether you're dealing with depression, anxiety, stress, substance use, relationship issues, or even crisis situations I can assist with developing a personalized treatment plan. I have worked with a variety of clients including Veterans and First Responders, seniors, the LGBTQ+ community and people from various cultures.
(623) 304-4653 View (623) 304-4653
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Joel Downs
Licensed Professional Counselor, CMHC, MRC
Verified Verified
Mesa, AZ 85201  (Online Only)
Have you been struggling with the same problems, thoughts, or feelings for weeks, months, or even years and can't seem to get them under control? Are your intimate, social, and work relationships being affected by the reoccurring problems and thoughts? It's very frustrating when your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors are not in line with your values and who you want to be. You know that if you could just learn to let go of the past and focus on the present, then your life and relationships will improve; but you just don't know how. Is there hope?
Have you been struggling with the same problems, thoughts, or feelings for weeks, months, or even years and can't seem to get them under control? Are your intimate, social, and work relationships being affected by the reoccurring problems and thoughts? It's very frustrating when your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors are not in line with your values and who you want to be. You know that if you could just learn to let go of the past and focus on the present, then your life and relationships will improve; but you just don't know how. Is there hope?
(480) 300-5823 View (480) 300-5823
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.