Male Therapists in La Crescenta, CA

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Richard S. Lyon
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
Verified Verified
La Crescenta, CA 91214
Are you unable to be honest and genuine in your relationships? Do you stand up for yourself, but drive others away? Are you stuck in patterns of thought and behavior that leave you feeling defeated? Do you feel overwhelmed by changes that seem to be beyond your control? Are you stuck in a career rut that drains your energy and hope? Is a tragic loss keeping you weighed down and unable to live freely and fully? Are you stressed, anxious or depressed without knowing why?
Are you unable to be honest and genuine in your relationships? Do you stand up for yourself, but drive others away? Are you stuck in patterns of thought and behavior that leave you feeling defeated? Do you feel overwhelmed by changes that seem to be beyond your control? Are you stuck in a career rut that drains your energy and hope? Is a tragic loss keeping you weighed down and unable to live freely and fully? Are you stressed, anxious or depressed without knowing why?
(323) 648-3465 View (323) 648-3465
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Andrew Jung
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
La Crescenta, CA 91214
Individuals and families often go through moments where they struggle with issues that may seem too difficult to manage. Many of these moments exist due to an individual lacking skills to succeed or an individual not using the skills they possess in the most efficient way. My goal as a therapist is to work with you in providing you with a safe place to explore your struggles and work with you to develop skills that will allow you to overcome the difficult moments in your life.
Individuals and families often go through moments where they struggle with issues that may seem too difficult to manage. Many of these moments exist due to an individual lacking skills to succeed or an individual not using the skills they possess in the most efficient way. My goal as a therapist is to work with you in providing you with a safe place to explore your struggles and work with you to develop skills that will allow you to overcome the difficult moments in your life.
(818) 351-1633 View (818) 351-1633
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Nathan Holladay
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
La Crescenta, CA 91214
Life is full of struggles that seem almost impossible to navigate. We run into obstacles which leave us wondering who we can turn to for support, what might come next for us in life, or what these new emotions mean. It can sometimes feel as though we are at the bottom of a well. The ladder to get out of the well can be just out of reach, and therapy may be the step stool we need to start the climb to healing. My goal is to work beside you in all of the valid and unique challenges you may be facing. Providing a space where you can feel safe, secure, and—most importantly—heard is my intention for every session.
Life is full of struggles that seem almost impossible to navigate. We run into obstacles which leave us wondering who we can turn to for support, what might come next for us in life, or what these new emotions mean. It can sometimes feel as though we are at the bottom of a well. The ladder to get out of the well can be just out of reach, and therapy may be the step stool we need to start the climb to healing. My goal is to work beside you in all of the valid and unique challenges you may be facing. Providing a space where you can feel safe, secure, and—most importantly—heard is my intention for every session.
(747) 318-5614 View (747) 318-5614
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James Anthony Lough
Psychologist, PhD, MFT
Verified Verified
La Crescenta, CA 91214  (Online Only)
I am the founder & clinical director of ADAPT Therapy Centers, Inc. (c.1987). My specialties include a treatment of mood disorders (depression, anxiety/panic, bi-polar disorder) & addiciton. Throughout my 30 year career, I have run hundreds of psychodrama, multi-family, & cognitive therapy groups at various SoCal hospitals . I have been a professor in the Psychology Dept. at Mount Saint Mary's College & a member of the Board of Directors for the National Council of Alcoholism & Drug Addiction, Los Angeles Chapter. I have also served as Clinical Director at The Pasadena Recovery Center & co-hosted "Shrink Wrap" on KCSN-FM.
I am the founder & clinical director of ADAPT Therapy Centers, Inc. (c.1987). My specialties include a treatment of mood disorders (depression, anxiety/panic, bi-polar disorder) & addiciton. Throughout my 30 year career, I have run hundreds of psychodrama, multi-family, & cognitive therapy groups at various SoCal hospitals . I have been a professor in the Psychology Dept. at Mount Saint Mary's College & a member of the Board of Directors for the National Council of Alcoholism & Drug Addiction, Los Angeles Chapter. I have also served as Clinical Director at The Pasadena Recovery Center & co-hosted "Shrink Wrap" on KCSN-FM.
(747) 239-5353 x1 View (747) 239-5353 x1
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Edward Spangler
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
La Crescenta, CA 91214  (Online Only)
As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
(818) 924-5655 View (818) 924-5655
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Gary Amirbekyan
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
La Crescenta, CA 91214
I know that you’re looking for someone supportive and accepting, so I approach therapy from a place of understanding and kindness. Starting therapy and exploring the most important parts of your life is a difficult process and it matters to me to create a safe and personal connection with people so that you look forward to coming to sessions. My approach is non-judgmental and insightful, and I’m also very active in sessions by being curious and exploring causes and sources of patterns in your life. Our work together will help you gain a better understanding of yourself and your relationships.
I know that you’re looking for someone supportive and accepting, so I approach therapy from a place of understanding and kindness. Starting therapy and exploring the most important parts of your life is a difficult process and it matters to me to create a safe and personal connection with people so that you look forward to coming to sessions. My approach is non-judgmental and insightful, and I’m also very active in sessions by being curious and exploring causes and sources of patterns in your life. Our work together will help you gain a better understanding of yourself and your relationships.
(747) 203-0683 View (747) 203-0683
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Alex Guthman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PPSC
Verified Verified
La Crescenta, CA 91214
Not accepting new clients
I offer convenient services in your own home or just anywhere else you’d like. No stuffy offices or awkward clinical settings. I come to you on your own terms, wherever you feel most comfortable: your living room, a coffee shop, a local park. How about a walk & talk therapy session, instead of lying down on a couch? Sure thing. Coffee and counseling? I can do that. I use an effective combination of cognitive behavioral techniques and mindfulness practices to help kids and families develop lifelong coping skills. My approach lends itself well to tackling tough issues, such as anxiety and depression, and turning struggle into success.
I offer convenient services in your own home or just anywhere else you’d like. No stuffy offices or awkward clinical settings. I come to you on your own terms, wherever you feel most comfortable: your living room, a coffee shop, a local park. How about a walk & talk therapy session, instead of lying down on a couch? Sure thing. Coffee and counseling? I can do that. I use an effective combination of cognitive behavioral techniques and mindfulness practices to help kids and families develop lifelong coping skills. My approach lends itself well to tackling tough issues, such as anxiety and depression, and turning struggle into success.
(818) 275-5479 View (818) 275-5479
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Harvey P. Shacket, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
La Crescenta, CA 91214  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I provide the same compassionate, insightful therapy that I have provided my patients at Huntington Hospital for 18 years. I help people cope with life events, and in particular help them deal with medical problems they are facing. I also help the families of clients, who have medical and psychosocial issues. I work in a warm, accepting manner, to help people cope with life's challenges. I help them find ways to make changes that assist them in meeting their life goals and finding the satisfaction life can bring.
I provide the same compassionate, insightful therapy that I have provided my patients at Huntington Hospital for 18 years. I help people cope with life events, and in particular help them deal with medical problems they are facing. I also help the families of clients, who have medical and psychosocial issues. I work in a warm, accepting manner, to help people cope with life's challenges. I help them find ways to make changes that assist them in meeting their life goals and finding the satisfaction life can bring.
(818) 465-5831 View (818) 465-5831

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Ned Rodriquez
Psychologist, PhD, SEP, MA, Theo
Verified Verified
Glendale, CA 91208
Welcome to my practice! I specialize in state-of-the-art therapy to help persons recover from stressful life experiences (e.g., developmental/family-of-origin stress & trauma, child abuse, sexual trauma, violence/crime, accidents), through therapy that heals the mind, body, energy & spirit. I address all trauma reactions: Complex PTSD, Depression, Guilt/Shame & offer caring therapy that works by integrating research-validated & new leading-edge treatments. As a highly interactive therapist, I provide feedback & experiential exercises, & work hard to create a richer & more effective therapy experiencethan traditional talk therapy.
Welcome to my practice! I specialize in state-of-the-art therapy to help persons recover from stressful life experiences (e.g., developmental/family-of-origin stress & trauma, child abuse, sexual trauma, violence/crime, accidents), through therapy that heals the mind, body, energy & spirit. I address all trauma reactions: Complex PTSD, Depression, Guilt/Shame & offer caring therapy that works by integrating research-validated & new leading-edge treatments. As a highly interactive therapist, I provide feedback & experiential exercises, & work hard to create a richer & more effective therapy experiencethan traditional talk therapy.
(310) 776-6852 View (310) 776-6852
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Nick Wenzel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Glendale, CA 91208
Nick Wenzel is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California who has been practicing since 2017. Nick provides himself in a genuine way and helps people explore their ideas and reality, and through his strong belief in unique individuals, he supports and provides a confidence that allows others to develop greater agency. Much like film directors, the way we focus or frame things goes on to influence our experiences and the meanings we make of life's various challenges. So often, we let maladaptive patterns and harmful ideas become the lens through which we view ourselves, others, and the world around us.
Nick Wenzel is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California who has been practicing since 2017. Nick provides himself in a genuine way and helps people explore their ideas and reality, and through his strong belief in unique individuals, he supports and provides a confidence that allows others to develop greater agency. Much like film directors, the way we focus or frame things goes on to influence our experiences and the meanings we make of life's various challenges. So often, we let maladaptive patterns and harmful ideas become the lens through which we view ourselves, others, and the world around us.
(323) 310-0769 View (323) 310-0769
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Brock Haskins Fowler
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Glendale, CA 91208
Dr. Brock L. Fowler is a Psychologist in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2005. He has a B.A. from Whittier College, an M.A from the California School of Professional Psychology-Fresno and a PsyD from the California School of Professional Psychology-Fresno. When working with Dr. Fowler in treatment, the client and their specific issues are viewed by a Cultural-Bio-Psycho-Social model, which takes into account the resources and issues that the client has within the domains of: social, emotional, cultural, biological/physical or medical, psychological, leisure, economic/financial and spiritual components of their lives.
Dr. Brock L. Fowler is a Psychologist in North Carolina who has been practicing since 2005. He has a B.A. from Whittier College, an M.A from the California School of Professional Psychology-Fresno and a PsyD from the California School of Professional Psychology-Fresno. When working with Dr. Fowler in treatment, the client and their specific issues are viewed by a Cultural-Bio-Psycho-Social model, which takes into account the resources and issues that the client has within the domains of: social, emotional, cultural, biological/physical or medical, psychological, leisure, economic/financial and spiritual components of their lives.
(323) 968-7202 View (323) 968-7202
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Shayan Rad
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Glendale, CA 91208
Dr. Shayan Rad, Psy. D is a licensed clinical psychologist with more than 10 Years of experience specializing in the treatment of depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, issues with adjustment, life transitions, self-esteem, relationship-issues, sleep disorders (insomnia), stress management, irritability, and anger management. Shayan has extensive experience providing psychotherapy for adults of all ages in English and Persian (Farsi) through the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
Dr. Shayan Rad, Psy. D is a licensed clinical psychologist with more than 10 Years of experience specializing in the treatment of depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, issues with adjustment, life transitions, self-esteem, relationship-issues, sleep disorders (insomnia), stress management, irritability, and anger management. Shayan has extensive experience providing psychotherapy for adults of all ages in English and Persian (Farsi) through the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
(323) 792-2178 View (323) 792-2178
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Duane Alleman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Glendale, CA 91208
When you're hurting emotionally - sad, anxious, overstressed, or experiencing pain or loss in a relationship - you want help from someone who is competent, kind, and trustworthy. It is my commitment to provide a safe and supportive place for you to freely share your struggles, challenges, needs, and desires. I work actively and collaboratively to help you develop and use your strengths and resources to successfully face the important problems in your life. My ultimate goal through this process is to support you in discovering new levels of emotional freedom that allow you to live well and love well.
When you're hurting emotionally - sad, anxious, overstressed, or experiencing pain or loss in a relationship - you want help from someone who is competent, kind, and trustworthy. It is my commitment to provide a safe and supportive place for you to freely share your struggles, challenges, needs, and desires. I work actively and collaboratively to help you develop and use your strengths and resources to successfully face the important problems in your life. My ultimate goal through this process is to support you in discovering new levels of emotional freedom that allow you to live well and love well.
(626) 817-2068 View (626) 817-2068
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Jeffrey Newburg
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Montrose, CA 91020
The judgments come from all sides – your family, peers, your community. For such a long time, you’ve heard their toxic words: “You’re not good enough.” “You’re broken.” “You’re worthless.” And the worst part is, you've started to believe it yourself. The external chorus of criticism has become indistinguishable from your own inner voice. You've carried the weight of these unfair judgments admirably – constantly pushing forward and doing what you need to survive. But you can feel yourself slowly crumbling under the pressure. You can’t go on like this. But your shame has become so familiar that you’re unsure how to live without it.
The judgments come from all sides – your family, peers, your community. For such a long time, you’ve heard their toxic words: “You’re not good enough.” “You’re broken.” “You’re worthless.” And the worst part is, you've started to believe it yourself. The external chorus of criticism has become indistinguishable from your own inner voice. You've carried the weight of these unfair judgments admirably – constantly pushing forward and doing what you need to survive. But you can feel yourself slowly crumbling under the pressure. You can’t go on like this. But your shame has become so familiar that you’re unsure how to live without it.
(626) 779-9476 View (626) 779-9476
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Jorge Alvarez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Glendale, CA 91214
My name is Jorge J. Alvarez and I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist and Licensed Educational Psychologist. I enjoy working with a wide range of people who are interested in improving their lives through in-depth exploration of emotions and behaviors which impact personal, social, occupational, and family relationships. As a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, I enjoy working with individuals suffering from trauma, anxiety, and depression. I also enjoy helping individuals meet goals through increased focus, motivation, and empowerment.
My name is Jorge J. Alvarez and I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist and Licensed Educational Psychologist. I enjoy working with a wide range of people who are interested in improving their lives through in-depth exploration of emotions and behaviors which impact personal, social, occupational, and family relationships. As a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, I enjoy working with individuals suffering from trauma, anxiety, and depression. I also enjoy helping individuals meet goals through increased focus, motivation, and empowerment.
(408) 762-3078 View (408) 762-3078
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David Ibrahim
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LAADC , E500RYT, EMDR, ISTDP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Montrose, CA 91020
Are past traumatic experiences, being an adult child of a dysfunctional home, incest survival experiences, addiction issues, phobia, panic, anxiety, C-PTSD or depression affecting your success? Are distractions impacting your optimal performance abilities at work, in your intimate relationships, or in relationships with family members or with yourself? Are you surviving instead of thriving? I provide accelerated psychotherapy for individuals and couples who are challenged by performance loss and emotional unhappiness. Also offer Diagnosis evaluation for addiction, mood, personality, and adult Autism spectrum. HSP and Kink friendly.
Are past traumatic experiences, being an adult child of a dysfunctional home, incest survival experiences, addiction issues, phobia, panic, anxiety, C-PTSD or depression affecting your success? Are distractions impacting your optimal performance abilities at work, in your intimate relationships, or in relationships with family members or with yourself? Are you surviving instead of thriving? I provide accelerated psychotherapy for individuals and couples who are challenged by performance loss and emotional unhappiness. Also offer Diagnosis evaluation for addiction, mood, personality, and adult Autism spectrum. HSP and Kink friendly.
(323) 798-9774 View (323) 798-9774
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Search and Create Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011  (Online Only)
My mission is to empower you to achieve your most fulfilling life. I provide client-centered & trauma-informed services to adults, adolescents, couples, families & teams. If you are struggling with sadness, worry, anger, intrusive thoughts, loneliness, chronic pain, career or work/life balance issues, or family or relational challenges, I can provide support. Our work together will be collaborative & will focus on achieving your individual goals. You will develop further awareness of your barriers & strengths, & learn & rehearse new skills toward increasing satisfaction, success, & connection with yourself and others.
My mission is to empower you to achieve your most fulfilling life. I provide client-centered & trauma-informed services to adults, adolescents, couples, families & teams. If you are struggling with sadness, worry, anger, intrusive thoughts, loneliness, chronic pain, career or work/life balance issues, or family or relational challenges, I can provide support. Our work together will be collaborative & will focus on achieving your individual goals. You will develop further awareness of your barriers & strengths, & learn & rehearse new skills toward increasing satisfaction, success, & connection with yourself and others.
(747) 269-1410 View (747) 269-1410
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Michael Obarski
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
La Canada, CA 91011  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy is focused on facilitating change in both perception and behavior leading to enhanced quality of life. The process is focused both historically (looking at early developmental experience) and in the moment (current perceptions, fears, and values that shape our current behavior). I find we each view the world in a unique way related specifically to our own developmental experiences and that view shapes what we expect from ourselves and others. It affects the decisions we make, and the direction our life takes, sometimes without us being fully aware of this powerful influencing force.
My approach to therapy is focused on facilitating change in both perception and behavior leading to enhanced quality of life. The process is focused both historically (looking at early developmental experience) and in the moment (current perceptions, fears, and values that shape our current behavior). I find we each view the world in a unique way related specifically to our own developmental experiences and that view shapes what we expect from ourselves and others. It affects the decisions we make, and the direction our life takes, sometimes without us being fully aware of this powerful influencing force.
(626) 385-8982 View (626) 385-8982
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Darren Thomas
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Glendale, CA 91214
My name is Darren Thomas, LMFT 134517. I approach therapy from a client centered, existential and humanistic perspective, viewing the therapeutic relationship as the most essential component of healing for individuals, couples and families. I work primarily with adolescents, young adults and adults learning to navigate in the world as their authentic selves. With Rogerian client-centered therapy, I focus on developing a strong rapport with the client and, with the development of trust, then implement an approach tailored to the client's needs as defined by the client.
My name is Darren Thomas, LMFT 134517. I approach therapy from a client centered, existential and humanistic perspective, viewing the therapeutic relationship as the most essential component of healing for individuals, couples and families. I work primarily with adolescents, young adults and adults learning to navigate in the world as their authentic selves. With Rogerian client-centered therapy, I focus on developing a strong rapport with the client and, with the development of trust, then implement an approach tailored to the client's needs as defined by the client.
(619) 432-6745 View (619) 432-6745
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Antonio Santos
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Glendale, CA 91208
Dr. Antonio Santos is a Psychologist in California who has been practicing since 2004. He holds a Ph.D. from International College, Los Angeles-USA in Clinical Psychology and Organizational Development and Post-Doctoral degree in Psychopharmacology from Alliant University in San Diego-USA. Dr. Santos provides a quality environment where clients can be healed. He offers clients active techniques to help them manage stress, tension, depression, anxiety, phobias, negative thought patterns, and negative emotions. Dr. Santos helps them to use and manage positive thought patterns and emotions to increase their well-being.
Dr. Antonio Santos is a Psychologist in California who has been practicing since 2004. He holds a Ph.D. from International College, Los Angeles-USA in Clinical Psychology and Organizational Development and Post-Doctoral degree in Psychopharmacology from Alliant University in San Diego-USA. Dr. Santos provides a quality environment where clients can be healed. He offers clients active techniques to help them manage stress, tension, depression, anxiety, phobias, negative thought patterns, and negative emotions. Dr. Santos helps them to use and manage positive thought patterns and emotions to increase their well-being.
(323) 968-5542 View (323) 968-5542

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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.