Male Therapists in Los Angeles, CA

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Steven Degelsmith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90001
Greetings! I'm Dr. Steve. My name is Steven Degelsmith and I am a licensed psychotherapist based in Los Angeles. As a licensed LMFT, which I earned in 1986, and then in completing my Ph.D. in Psychology four years later, I have had the privilege of working with a whole spectrum of people in need of mental health treatment for a variety of conditions.
Greetings! I'm Dr. Steve. My name is Steven Degelsmith and I am a licensed psychotherapist based in Los Angeles. As a licensed LMFT, which I earned in 1986, and then in completing my Ph.D. in Psychology four years later, I have had the privilege of working with a whole spectrum of people in need of mental health treatment for a variety of conditions.
(213) 463-5482 View (213) 463-5482
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Dan Fink
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Life is messy, relationships are difficult, and struggling alone is overwhelming. We need supportive relationships to get our needs met and we need awareness of our own relational style to build those relationships. This includes how we engage with others, the assumptions we make, and how we manage ruptures. I believe we are only as happy and healthy as the communities that support us, so seeking additional community connections is an important part of my approach. We all need support to integrate the frequently demanding and often competing parts of their lives.
Life is messy, relationships are difficult, and struggling alone is overwhelming. We need supportive relationships to get our needs met and we need awareness of our own relational style to build those relationships. This includes how we engage with others, the assumptions we make, and how we manage ruptures. I believe we are only as happy and healthy as the communities that support us, so seeking additional community connections is an important part of my approach. We all need support to integrate the frequently demanding and often competing parts of their lives.
(310) 361-5655 View (310) 361-5655
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Ryan Chandler
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC, LCMHC, MLADC
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or struggling to cope with life's challenges? Taking that first step to ask for help can be daunting, but you've already shown courage by considering it. Just like standing at the edge of a high dive, it can feel scary and intimidating. But remember, you're not alone, and reaching out for support is a significant achievement in itself.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or struggling to cope with life's challenges? Taking that first step to ask for help can be daunting, but you've already shown courage by considering it. Just like standing at the edge of a high dive, it can feel scary and intimidating. But remember, you're not alone, and reaching out for support is a significant achievement in itself.
(310) 660-7875 View (310) 660-7875
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Jaime Ramirez (He Him His)
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90031
As a post modern thinker, I believe that each person has the skills and strengths to create an affirmative narrative, that is not based on negative self-talk or unproductive messages. I like holding conversations that will spark curiosity and explore opportunities to author your new stories.
As a post modern thinker, I believe that each person has the skills and strengths to create an affirmative narrative, that is not based on negative self-talk or unproductive messages. I like holding conversations that will spark curiosity and explore opportunities to author your new stories.
(310) 431-9965 View (310) 431-9965
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Cory Schneider
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Are you struggling with anxiety or depression, recovering from trauma, have concerns over sex and intimacy, dealing with men's issues, or experiencing distress and conflict in your relationship - then I can help.
Are you struggling with anxiety or depression, recovering from trauma, have concerns over sex and intimacy, dealing with men's issues, or experiencing distress and conflict in your relationship - then I can help.
(213) 634-4395 View (213) 634-4395
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Michael Khayat
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90049  (Online Only)
I believe that therapy can help people overcome challenges and heal from wounds, both old and new. I will use a variety of approaches to best fit your individual needs. Together, we can uncover your hidden strengths, overcome obstacles, and find your unlimited potential. I will help you gain insight into your current and past relationships and change repeating patterns and behaviors. I am committed to creating a safe environment where you can explore ways to shift and create change, and take charge of your life. Healing the past will allow you to move forward
I believe that therapy can help people overcome challenges and heal from wounds, both old and new. I will use a variety of approaches to best fit your individual needs. Together, we can uncover your hidden strengths, overcome obstacles, and find your unlimited potential. I will help you gain insight into your current and past relationships and change repeating patterns and behaviors. I am committed to creating a safe environment where you can explore ways to shift and create change, and take charge of your life. Healing the past will allow you to move forward
(424) 352-7605 View (424) 352-7605
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Alan Yellin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90049
I am a licensed psychologist as well as a licensed marriage and family therapist with over thirty years of experience in treating children, teens and adults. I use a practical approach in helping people and also realize that the relationship that we create is the foundation for change. I enjoy the model of the scientist/ practitioner and I incorporate my review of the research coupled with "what works." Additionally, I find a sense of humor often is helpful in tackling life's issues.
I am a licensed psychologist as well as a licensed marriage and family therapist with over thirty years of experience in treating children, teens and adults. I use a practical approach in helping people and also realize that the relationship that we create is the foundation for change. I enjoy the model of the scientist/ practitioner and I incorporate my review of the research coupled with "what works." Additionally, I find a sense of humor often is helpful in tackling life's issues.
(424) 294-8984 View (424) 294-8984
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Edward Garren, M.A., M.F.T.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, MFC
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90044
"The purpose of therapy is to remove blocks to truth; to help you abandon any patterns of belief that no longer serve you in a productive way; to implement self-forgiveness. Therapy can alleviate suffering and open the door to peace of mind. It can assist in separating illusion from reality and even reality from truth. Finally, it can help you to learn to make your decisions from internal prompts because you have created an internal locus of control." From "A Course in Miracles" Most clients start noticing change in their perspectives, outlook and coping skills early in the process.
"The purpose of therapy is to remove blocks to truth; to help you abandon any patterns of belief that no longer serve you in a productive way; to implement self-forgiveness. Therapy can alleviate suffering and open the door to peace of mind. It can assist in separating illusion from reality and even reality from truth. Finally, it can help you to learn to make your decisions from internal prompts because you have created an internal locus of control." From "A Course in Miracles" Most clients start noticing change in their perspectives, outlook and coping skills early in the process.
(213) 985-1093 View (213) 985-1093
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Dean Rody
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90036
My passion in life is to help people who are going through trauma, stress, anxiety, and depression find hope. I help clients, including adolescents, adults, and families, identify their own strengths from within so that they can discover a healthy perception of themselves, improve relationships, and find a sense of being complete and at peace. Choosing to seek therapy is a difficult but important decision. You deserve to have a safe, warm and caring environment in which to explore the concerns that are confronting you and rediscover your own center and sense of purpose.
My passion in life is to help people who are going through trauma, stress, anxiety, and depression find hope. I help clients, including adolescents, adults, and families, identify their own strengths from within so that they can discover a healthy perception of themselves, improve relationships, and find a sense of being complete and at peace. Choosing to seek therapy is a difficult but important decision. You deserve to have a safe, warm and caring environment in which to explore the concerns that are confronting you and rediscover your own center and sense of purpose.
(310) 340-0828 View (310) 340-0828
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David Quiroz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90050
My clients come to therapy seeking a deeper understanding of themselves, others, and the world. They may seek a space free of judgement to explore themes including trauma, depression, anxiety, grief & loss, sexual & gender identity exploration, among others, so there can be an emotional processing and integration of all parts of themselves. They may be seeking therapy that is body-oriented to uncover internalized emotional wounds and traumas. By following the body’s sensations, my clients can learn to befriend, trust, and inhabit their body safely to make space for the embodiment of more presence, trust, and empowerment.
My clients come to therapy seeking a deeper understanding of themselves, others, and the world. They may seek a space free of judgement to explore themes including trauma, depression, anxiety, grief & loss, sexual & gender identity exploration, among others, so there can be an emotional processing and integration of all parts of themselves. They may be seeking therapy that is body-oriented to uncover internalized emotional wounds and traumas. By following the body’s sensations, my clients can learn to befriend, trust, and inhabit their body safely to make space for the embodiment of more presence, trust, and empowerment.
(323) 844-8219 View (323) 844-8219
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Darrius Xavier Carter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90048  (Online Only)
Please Email First For Availability! I am a trauma-informed Mindfulness therapist who believes that a balanced mindset will help to empower, uplift clarity, and motivate success and happiness. I have experience working with adolescents and young adults from communities of color who have complex life issues. I also happily welcome partnerships with adults who want to build well-being practices. I am happy to support couples with premarital, open, LGBTQ, and polyamorous agreements. For couples and families, I host collaborations that cultivate insight, develop open-hearted dialogue, and increase relational harmony.
Please Email First For Availability! I am a trauma-informed Mindfulness therapist who believes that a balanced mindset will help to empower, uplift clarity, and motivate success and happiness. I have experience working with adolescents and young adults from communities of color who have complex life issues. I also happily welcome partnerships with adults who want to build well-being practices. I am happy to support couples with premarital, open, LGBTQ, and polyamorous agreements. For couples and families, I host collaborations that cultivate insight, develop open-hearted dialogue, and increase relational harmony.
(818) 293-4815 View (818) 293-4815
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Ryan Reilly
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, RADT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90049
At time we can find ourselves trapped in a repetitive cycle that brings us down and leaves us feeling hopeless. I've been there before. In these times, it's common to experience a sense of "being stuck" or "lost". My aim is to assist individuals in navigating through these challenges by empowering them to confront their anxiety head-on and cultivate a life characterized by resilience, self-awareness, and personal growth. My expertise is in working alongside young adults, fostering their self-esteem and guiding them in transforming negative thought and behavior patterns.
At time we can find ourselves trapped in a repetitive cycle that brings us down and leaves us feeling hopeless. I've been there before. In these times, it's common to experience a sense of "being stuck" or "lost". My aim is to assist individuals in navigating through these challenges by empowering them to confront their anxiety head-on and cultivate a life characterized by resilience, self-awareness, and personal growth. My expertise is in working alongside young adults, fostering their self-esteem and guiding them in transforming negative thought and behavior patterns.
(424) 688-3471 View (424) 688-3471
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Gary Penn
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90024
I've seen how life changing therapy can be ... it certainly has been for me. My work centers around family issues, finding and growing healthy relationships, exploring existential issues such as work, career, unrealized desires and ambitions, and and overcoming issues such as anxiety, depression, insecurity and anger. I work with men, women and couples. The title of my first book, "I Can't Believe My Life Has Come to This" was born from hearing it many times in my office. So..if you're ready to take control of your life and operationalize your dreams, we may be a great match. I look forward to speaking with you,..
I've seen how life changing therapy can be ... it certainly has been for me. My work centers around family issues, finding and growing healthy relationships, exploring existential issues such as work, career, unrealized desires and ambitions, and and overcoming issues such as anxiety, depression, insecurity and anger. I work with men, women and couples. The title of my first book, "I Can't Believe My Life Has Come to This" was born from hearing it many times in my office. So..if you're ready to take control of your life and operationalize your dreams, we may be a great match. I look forward to speaking with you,..
(424) 484-3663 View (424) 484-3663
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William Dexter
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 91335
My name is William Dexter I am a LMFT licensed marriage family therapist. I am devoted to the health, well-being, and safety of clients and have lived a clean and sober lifestyle for over thirty years. My approach to therapy is to focus on relationships with yourself, with others, and with your Higher Power or GOD as you understand him. I believe the problem is not knowing who you are, and the solution is finding out who you are.
My name is William Dexter I am a LMFT licensed marriage family therapist. I am devoted to the health, well-being, and safety of clients and have lived a clean and sober lifestyle for over thirty years. My approach to therapy is to focus on relationships with yourself, with others, and with your Higher Power or GOD as you understand him. I believe the problem is not knowing who you are, and the solution is finding out who you are.
(747) 302-6816 View (747) 302-6816
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Shayan Firoz Rahman
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MSW, ASW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90017  (Online Only)
I am passionate about helping individuals overcome challenges, build resilience, and create fulfilling lives. I help my clients navigate the complexities of a wide range of challenges, from depression and anxiety, to complex trauma, to chronic illness, and I have witnessed the transformative power of therapy to optimize cognitive, affective, and physiological well-being. Each person deserves individualized care, so I utilize a client-centered approach, actively listening to build a collaborative working alliance with you based on empathy and trust.
I am passionate about helping individuals overcome challenges, build resilience, and create fulfilling lives. I help my clients navigate the complexities of a wide range of challenges, from depression and anxiety, to complex trauma, to chronic illness, and I have witnessed the transformative power of therapy to optimize cognitive, affective, and physiological well-being. Each person deserves individualized care, so I utilize a client-centered approach, actively listening to build a collaborative working alliance with you based on empathy and trust.
(818) 306-5944 View (818) 306-5944
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Ryan Grady
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90027
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over ten years of experience. As a therapist, I’m not here to judge you or tell you what’s wrong. Instead, I am here to help you uncover your hidden strengths and harness those abilities to address any challenges or roadblocks you may face. You don’t have to do it alone; we can walk this path together.
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over ten years of experience. As a therapist, I’m not here to judge you or tell you what’s wrong. Instead, I am here to help you uncover your hidden strengths and harness those abilities to address any challenges or roadblocks you may face. You don’t have to do it alone; we can walk this path together.
(213) 320-6344 View (213) 320-6344
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Kevin M Yoshida
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90064  (Online Only)
When you get to a point in life where you feel stuck whether it is a relationship, work, or overwhelm in multiple domains of life, therapy can make a crucial difference in helping you move forward. When avoidance, white-knuckling, deep introspection on your own or other strategies you have tried do not provide the result you want, try therapy. If you are seeking some relief from painful feelings, or looking for help to change unhelpful or unwanted patterns in your life, or want a greater sense of meaningfulness and fulfillment, I commend you for taking the step of seeking support. Contact me for a free 15-minute call.
When you get to a point in life where you feel stuck whether it is a relationship, work, or overwhelm in multiple domains of life, therapy can make a crucial difference in helping you move forward. When avoidance, white-knuckling, deep introspection on your own or other strategies you have tried do not provide the result you want, try therapy. If you are seeking some relief from painful feelings, or looking for help to change unhelpful or unwanted patterns in your life, or want a greater sense of meaningfulness and fulfillment, I commend you for taking the step of seeking support. Contact me for a free 15-minute call.
(424) 232-0996 View (424) 232-0996
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Bryan Ritchey
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90048
I enjoy working with adults and couples who are struggling with issues related to transitional difficulties, self-esteem and self-confidence concerns, communication skills, mood disorders, anxiety management difficulties, health concerns, sexual orientation and gender identity development, and parenting skills. I also enjoy working with professionals who are motivated to improve their performance and to move higher up in their careers. I have an extensive background working with college aged individuals, early to late career professionals, and couples.
I enjoy working with adults and couples who are struggling with issues related to transitional difficulties, self-esteem and self-confidence concerns, communication skills, mood disorders, anxiety management difficulties, health concerns, sexual orientation and gender identity development, and parenting skills. I also enjoy working with professionals who are motivated to improve their performance and to move higher up in their careers. I have an extensive background working with college aged individuals, early to late career professionals, and couples.
(323) 894-2898 View (323) 894-2898
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Zachary M Zaret
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90010
As a queer identified cis white male therapist with a passion for both mental health and the entertainment industry, I believe that a combination of a queer affirmative lens and my background in performance make me different from other therapists. My work in entertainment allows me to bring a creative and innovative approach to therapy so I can provide a unique and valuable experience to every client. While I primarily work within the LGBT community, my approach with all clients is rooted in the belief that everyone has the capacity to make meaningful change in their life.
As a queer identified cis white male therapist with a passion for both mental health and the entertainment industry, I believe that a combination of a queer affirmative lens and my background in performance make me different from other therapists. My work in entertainment allows me to bring a creative and innovative approach to therapy so I can provide a unique and valuable experience to every client. While I primarily work within the LGBT community, my approach with all clients is rooted in the belief that everyone has the capacity to make meaningful change in their life.
(310) 363-8224 View (310) 363-8224
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Michael Castagnetto
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, EMDR
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Let's collaborate to help you move towards more insight, peace and fulfillment. I understand that every person has their own unique struggle and I want to help you to be able identify your blocks and strategize ways through them. Therapy can heal wounds from the past and take us into the present where we can make choices that help to put us on a path that we truly desire.
Let's collaborate to help you move towards more insight, peace and fulfillment. I understand that every person has their own unique struggle and I want to help you to be able identify your blocks and strategize ways through them. Therapy can heal wounds from the past and take us into the present where we can make choices that help to put us on a path that we truly desire.
(424) 339-1401 View (424) 339-1401

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.