Male Therapists in Gardena, CA

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Jamal Oakes
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, APCC
Verified Verified
Gardena, CA 90248
Do you feel stress and anxiety from the sport that you play. Do you feel constant pressure to perform at your best and the results are not showing the way you want? Do you find it hard to relax and to find a sense of calmness while you perform? if you answered yes to those questions or just feel you are not yourself then therapy can be a great solution to getting you back in stride. I like to include a lot of of mindfulness and relaxation skills when we work together. I also use Hypnotherapy as well and give you the tools to be able to find your zone and perform at a higher level. I am open to all sports and all levels of athletes.
Do you feel stress and anxiety from the sport that you play. Do you feel constant pressure to perform at your best and the results are not showing the way you want? Do you find it hard to relax and to find a sense of calmness while you perform? if you answered yes to those questions or just feel you are not yourself then therapy can be a great solution to getting you back in stride. I like to include a lot of of mindfulness and relaxation skills when we work together. I also use Hypnotherapy as well and give you the tools to be able to find your zone and perform at a higher level. I am open to all sports and all levels of athletes.
(424) 317-9969 View (424) 317-9969
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Jorge Martin
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS
Verified Verified
Gardena, CA 90247  (Online Only)
To everyone around you, it looks like you have it all together – the job, the relationship, friends, trips – but inside you know it’s a different story. No one quite knows the real story, and if you were to tell them they wouldn’t understand. Between shutting down and rushing to make up for wasted time, you find yourself overwhelmed, frustrated, hopeless and lonely under your own skin. You wake up each day to start the same cycle yet again. At some point, you realize breaking the cycle is needed. After all, this is not a dress rehearsal, this is your life.
To everyone around you, it looks like you have it all together – the job, the relationship, friends, trips – but inside you know it’s a different story. No one quite knows the real story, and if you were to tell them they wouldn’t understand. Between shutting down and rushing to make up for wasted time, you find yourself overwhelmed, frustrated, hopeless and lonely under your own skin. You wake up each day to start the same cycle yet again. At some point, you realize breaking the cycle is needed. After all, this is not a dress rehearsal, this is your life.
(424) 218-9121 View (424) 218-9121
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Ryan M Flannery
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, APCC
Verified Verified
Gardena, CA 90249
Not accepting new clients
I work with young people and adults in an individual setting. I specialize in men's issues, substance use disorders, trauma, anxiety, depression, and anger issues. It is my goal to support you in getting back on track and finding your way again. I will help you identify negative self-talk and faulty cognitive errors that are causing emotional pain and discomfort. My approach involves providing you with the tools and techniques that will assist you in being the best version of yourself- which is happy, joyous, and free. We can work together to modify thought processes which will improve feelings, behaviors and outcomes.
I work with young people and adults in an individual setting. I specialize in men's issues, substance use disorders, trauma, anxiety, depression, and anger issues. It is my goal to support you in getting back on track and finding your way again. I will help you identify negative self-talk and faulty cognitive errors that are causing emotional pain and discomfort. My approach involves providing you with the tools and techniques that will assist you in being the best version of yourself- which is happy, joyous, and free. We can work together to modify thought processes which will improve feelings, behaviors and outcomes.
(562) 684-8650 View (562) 684-8650
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Christopher Brown LPCC
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
Gardena, CA 90248
Hi, possible client! You may be going through a stressful moment in your life. You may have had some complex trauma occur in your past. Or you may have a teen who is experiencing some mental health difficulties. Maybe you're looking for someone who may have more in common with you to help you through your challenges. Whether you are looking for a space to feel supported and discuss your trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, relationship, life goals, or to simply feel seen, I may be the therapist for you.
Hi, possible client! You may be going through a stressful moment in your life. You may have had some complex trauma occur in your past. Or you may have a teen who is experiencing some mental health difficulties. Maybe you're looking for someone who may have more in common with you to help you through your challenges. Whether you are looking for a space to feel supported and discuss your trauma, stress, anxiety, depression, relationship, life goals, or to simply feel seen, I may be the therapist for you.
(323) 701-1736 View (323) 701-1736
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William C Dawson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MDiv
Verified Verified
Gardena, CA 90247  (Online Only)
I have the usual psychological training and education that you would expect from a Licensed therapist, but I also bring life experience into each session. We all know that some of the solutions people discover in a therapy session don't really work in the real world. I believe that solutions that last are solutions that work in multiple environments. I believe that all real change takes hard work and consistency, but on the other hand, if all we do is work hard in ways that do not make sense, eventually we will go back to the old ways. I believe in working hard to achieve lasting success and satisfaction.
I have the usual psychological training and education that you would expect from a Licensed therapist, but I also bring life experience into each session. We all know that some of the solutions people discover in a therapy session don't really work in the real world. I believe that solutions that last are solutions that work in multiple environments. I believe that all real change takes hard work and consistency, but on the other hand, if all we do is work hard in ways that do not make sense, eventually we will go back to the old ways. I believe in working hard to achieve lasting success and satisfaction.
(323) 310-0389 View (323) 310-0389
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Rob Feiner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPCC, PPS
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Gardena, CA 90249
Everyone deserves a compassionate understanding of themselves. As we navigate through life, we are faced with uncertainties, challenges, stagnation, and cyclical internal conflict. Setting a positive, non-judgmental, collaborative environment, I hope to help you build confidence, gain insight into your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and develop the emotional tools to find your inner balance achieving a sense of purpose and general wellness. To help you accomplish your therapeutic goals we may draw from Cognitive Behavioral and Emotion Focused approaches and Mindfulness Meditation.
Everyone deserves a compassionate understanding of themselves. As we navigate through life, we are faced with uncertainties, challenges, stagnation, and cyclical internal conflict. Setting a positive, non-judgmental, collaborative environment, I hope to help you build confidence, gain insight into your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and develop the emotional tools to find your inner balance achieving a sense of purpose and general wellness. To help you accomplish your therapeutic goals we may draw from Cognitive Behavioral and Emotion Focused approaches and Mindfulness Meditation.
(213) 988-6511 View (213) 988-6511
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Kathryn Benton
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Gardena, CA 90247
Hello! I am Kathryn Benton, a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC), in practice for over 6 years. I currently work in the field of substance use treatment. In my previous work life, I was a family literacy advocate and adult education teacher. I have extensive experience with immigrants, disabled adults, and those struggling with substance use disorders. I have also worked with individuals with histories of trauma and current struggles with anxiety and depression.
Hello! I am Kathryn Benton, a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC), in practice for over 6 years. I currently work in the field of substance use treatment. In my previous work life, I was a family literacy advocate and adult education teacher. I have extensive experience with immigrants, disabled adults, and those struggling with substance use disorders. I have also worked with individuals with histories of trauma and current struggles with anxiety and depression.
(760) 990-1946 View (760) 990-1946
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Robenson Dorvil
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, AMFT128
Verified Verified
Gardena, CA 90249
Mr. Robenson Dorvil is a Psy. D. candidate at The Chicago School who practices individual and family therapy under his supervisors for almost 4 years, specializing working with couple, children and adolescents. He provides school-based counseling, group session and support services for many children in elementary, middle, and high school in the areas of Southern California. He works closely with his supervisors to provide support and treatment in developing behavior performance management for children in academic, social, emotional and other personal issues. He is diligent, great listener, and patient in working with clients.
Mr. Robenson Dorvil is a Psy. D. candidate at The Chicago School who practices individual and family therapy under his supervisors for almost 4 years, specializing working with couple, children and adolescents. He provides school-based counseling, group session and support services for many children in elementary, middle, and high school in the areas of Southern California. He works closely with his supervisors to provide support and treatment in developing behavior performance management for children in academic, social, emotional and other personal issues. He is diligent, great listener, and patient in working with clients.
(818) 403-3193 View (818) 403-3193
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Barek Sharif
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Gardena, CA 90247
I'm Dr. Barek Sharif, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I believe that healthy relational engagement is at the core of our search for purpose and meaning. By developing and maintaining authentic relational interactions we discover compassion, value, and strength within ourselves.
I'm Dr. Barek Sharif, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I believe that healthy relational engagement is at the core of our search for purpose and meaning. By developing and maintaining authentic relational interactions we discover compassion, value, and strength within ourselves.
(909) 442-0477 View (909) 442-0477
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Adrian Michael Alvarez
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA , LMFT
Verified Verified
Gardena, CA 90249
In a safe, non-judgmental, and collaborative setting, I aim to assist clients to feel empowered, resilient, self-accepted, and better equipped to handle life's varying stressors. I am honored to be in the position of assisting clients to thrive. My ideal client is an adult (18 y/o - 64 y/o); And I often work with clients facing a variety of life challenges such as self-esteem issues, grief, life transitions, work related stress, parenting challenges, among other challenges - that can manifest themselves as excessive worry or sadness, and/or not feeling seen or understood.
In a safe, non-judgmental, and collaborative setting, I aim to assist clients to feel empowered, resilient, self-accepted, and better equipped to handle life's varying stressors. I am honored to be in the position of assisting clients to thrive. My ideal client is an adult (18 y/o - 64 y/o); And I often work with clients facing a variety of life challenges such as self-esteem issues, grief, life transitions, work related stress, parenting challenges, among other challenges - that can manifest themselves as excessive worry or sadness, and/or not feeling seen or understood.
(310) 776-6732 View (310) 776-6732
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Robert M Feferman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Gardena, CA 90247
(909) 643-8516 View (909) 643-8516

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Rick Hecht
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90504
Thank you for reviewing my profile. I am a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and have spent my entire 30-year career focused on mental health and well-being, working as a corporate executive, clinician, trainer, and consultant. I am currently completing my doctorate in clinical psychology, with a dissertation focused on loneliness and social connection. My focus is on providing supportive, compassionate, and effective care to those struggling with mental health distress.
Thank you for reviewing my profile. I am a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and have spent my entire 30-year career focused on mental health and well-being, working as a corporate executive, clinician, trainer, and consultant. I am currently completing my doctorate in clinical psychology, with a dissertation focused on loneliness and social connection. My focus is on providing supportive, compassionate, and effective care to those struggling with mental health distress.
(424) 728-4462 View (424) 728-4462
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Abram DeAnda
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Hawthorne, CA 90250
I have a cognitive-behavioral approach that will be discussed and examined during the course of our treatment. There is one aspect of your life that is true; if you don’t do anything different, nothing will change.
I have a cognitive-behavioral approach that will be discussed and examined during the course of our treatment. There is one aspect of your life that is true; if you don’t do anything different, nothing will change.
(323) 990-8021 View (323) 990-8021
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Jeremy Sinkinson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90504
Hi, my name is Jeremy Sinkinson, and I am an LMFT 93476. I work with parents, children, and individuals in a family context. I work with parents, children, and individuals. Parent-child interactions are my bread and butter. I use telehealth so I am primarily talk based, but I do offer coaching, experiential exercises, and homework. I would like to build a foundation for you to have a mental health routine that works for you. I am supportive and work to help clients feel that their voice is heard in the session. I make sure I understand how you feel and know what you want.
Hi, my name is Jeremy Sinkinson, and I am an LMFT 93476. I work with parents, children, and individuals in a family context. I work with parents, children, and individuals. Parent-child interactions are my bread and butter. I use telehealth so I am primarily talk based, but I do offer coaching, experiential exercises, and homework. I would like to build a foundation for you to have a mental health routine that works for you. I am supportive and work to help clients feel that their voice is heard in the session. I make sure I understand how you feel and know what you want.
(408) 583-5367 View (408) 583-5367
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Carlo Farrales
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90504
Hi, my name is Carlo and my goal is to help individuals, couples, and families find healing, improve their mental health, and restore interpersonal relationships, especially with issues of grief, depression, anxiety, and trauma. In our sessions, we would explore the deeper root causes issues and work together towards healing and growth. I'm also passionate about the integration of psychology and spirituality in my clinical work.
Hi, my name is Carlo and my goal is to help individuals, couples, and families find healing, improve their mental health, and restore interpersonal relationships, especially with issues of grief, depression, anxiety, and trauma. In our sessions, we would explore the deeper root causes issues and work together towards healing and growth. I'm also passionate about the integration of psychology and spirituality in my clinical work.
(310) 362-1147 View (310) 362-1147
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Larry Fernandez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90504
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) specializing in mental health and recovery support for children and adults. My areas of focus include depression, anxiety, life transitions, behavior modification, academic challenges, addiction recovery management, and grief & loss support. My professional interests include working with children and adults with a focus on mental health recovery, therapeutic coaching, and those seeking therapeutic guidance and life transitions.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) specializing in mental health and recovery support for children and adults. My areas of focus include depression, anxiety, life transitions, behavior modification, academic challenges, addiction recovery management, and grief & loss support. My professional interests include working with children and adults with a focus on mental health recovery, therapeutic coaching, and those seeking therapeutic guidance and life transitions.
(626) 790-2359 View (626) 790-2359
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Limitless Mindset Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90061  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stressed, anxious, or overwhelmed? Do you struggle with relationships, communication, or self-esteem? Are you looking for a compassionate and experienced therapist who can help you navigate life's challenges and achieve your goals?
Are you feeling stressed, anxious, or overwhelmed? Do you struggle with relationships, communication, or self-esteem? Are you looking for a compassionate and experienced therapist who can help you navigate life's challenges and achieve your goals?
(323) 736-4413 View (323) 736-4413
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Mark Brody
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lawndale, CA 90260
Therapy can seem different or intimidating at times, but it doesn’t have to be. My aim is to create a thoughtful connection and help reduce any apprehensions by maintaining a relaxed demeanor, displaying genuine interest, and continually striving for authenticity. The process of therapy can help individuals or couples become unstuck. We all experience patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Gaining insight into these patterns helps us discover where change is necessary. Enacting change is always up to the individual or couple, but my goal is to help you get there to take charge.
Therapy can seem different or intimidating at times, but it doesn’t have to be. My aim is to create a thoughtful connection and help reduce any apprehensions by maintaining a relaxed demeanor, displaying genuine interest, and continually striving for authenticity. The process of therapy can help individuals or couples become unstuck. We all experience patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Gaining insight into these patterns helps us discover where change is necessary. Enacting change is always up to the individual or couple, but my goal is to help you get there to take charge.
(559) 551-3198 View (559) 551-3198
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Ronald Wayne Perales
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90506
Treating Covid 19 fear, anxiety, depression, grief, via tele-therapy. I help people to feel better and move forward. In our work together you can resolve issues and regain balance.
Treating Covid 19 fear, anxiety, depression, grief, via tele-therapy. I help people to feel better and move forward. In our work together you can resolve issues and regain balance.
(424) 320-6611 View (424) 320-6611
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Paul Sanchez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90504
My name is Paul Sanchez and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) living in Los Angeles County. I'm licensed in California and aside from working in private practice, have also worked in schools, non-profits, residential, and outpatient addiction programs. As a therapist, I would like to work alongside you in implementing methods to address your stressors. I bring a humanistic and strength-based approach to our work together and incorporate cognitive-behavioral and dialectical-behavioral skills in my practice.
My name is Paul Sanchez and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) living in Los Angeles County. I'm licensed in California and aside from working in private practice, have also worked in schools, non-profits, residential, and outpatient addiction programs. As a therapist, I would like to work alongside you in implementing methods to address your stressors. I bring a humanistic and strength-based approach to our work together and incorporate cognitive-behavioral and dialectical-behavioral skills in my practice.
(661) 689-5075 View (661) 689-5075
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.