Male Therapists in San Diego, CA

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Andy Truong
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92103
Seeking therapy takes courage and strength. Are you experiencing feeling stuck due to childhood trauma? I am here to provide you with unconditional support to process through your anxiety, depression, and other unresolved feelings at your pace. Sometimes we may need someone who is there for us and there are no problems in life that are too big or small. You have taken the first step to seek help, I can help you discover your inner strength to bounce back and deep inside you may be wishing for peace and equilibrium. As a therapist, I aim to help you reach those goals together to bring about inner peace.
Seeking therapy takes courage and strength. Are you experiencing feeling stuck due to childhood trauma? I am here to provide you with unconditional support to process through your anxiety, depression, and other unresolved feelings at your pace. Sometimes we may need someone who is there for us and there are no problems in life that are too big or small. You have taken the first step to seek help, I can help you discover your inner strength to bounce back and deep inside you may be wishing for peace and equilibrium. As a therapist, I aim to help you reach those goals together to bring about inner peace.
(619) 752-2233 View (619) 752-2233
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Douglas Braun-Harvey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT, CST, CST-S
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
How do I know if my sexual behavior is out of control? For many men this question is very subjective and they unfortunately wait for a spouse, loved one or their employer to discover their hidden sexual life before considering help. At The Harvey Institute we believe the most important person to evaluate his personal conflict with regulating sexual behavior is the man experiencing the dilemma. We help men contemplate "What is your conflict with your sexual behavior?" and "What is your vision for your sexual health?" We strive to provide a safe, sexually informed and confidential space for sexual health conversations.
How do I know if my sexual behavior is out of control? For many men this question is very subjective and they unfortunately wait for a spouse, loved one or their employer to discover their hidden sexual life before considering help. At The Harvey Institute we believe the most important person to evaluate his personal conflict with regulating sexual behavior is the man experiencing the dilemma. We help men contemplate "What is your conflict with your sexual behavior?" and "What is your vision for your sexual health?" We strive to provide a safe, sexually informed and confidential space for sexual health conversations.
(619) 964-8288 View (619) 964-8288
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Jeffrey Mann
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92101
Welcome! I am a Psychologist offering psychotherapy through secure videochat, or Telehealth in CA, VA, MD, DC. This is a convenient and effective way to get the help you need on your schedule where you're comfortable. For more information, see my web page (https://drjeffreymann.com/telehealth/). Frequently the events of our lives get to the point where we feel like so much of our energy is being wasted simply trying to "keep it together". I'm not a believer in magic cures, but there is A LOT than can be done to address the ways we think and behave in our everyday lives that can have a profound impact on our satisfaction with life.
Welcome! I am a Psychologist offering psychotherapy through secure videochat, or Telehealth in CA, VA, MD, DC. This is a convenient and effective way to get the help you need on your schedule where you're comfortable. For more information, see my web page (https://drjeffreymann.com/telehealth/). Frequently the events of our lives get to the point where we feel like so much of our energy is being wasted simply trying to "keep it together". I'm not a believer in magic cures, but there is A LOT than can be done to address the ways we think and behave in our everyday lives that can have a profound impact on our satisfaction with life.
(619) 618-1908 View (619) 618-1908
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Brian Lopez
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92101  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy is rooted in the belief that everyone has the ability to heal and grow. I believe that, when we feel safe, heard, and vulnerable, we gain valuable insight into why things have hurt us the way they did, why change has been difficult, and what we need to do to start to change. I strive to create that safe and brave space for us. In that space, we can explore your identities and cultural influences, and I can supplement your growth with my life experience and evidence-based training. Together, we can help you reach your unique goals.
My approach to therapy is rooted in the belief that everyone has the ability to heal and grow. I believe that, when we feel safe, heard, and vulnerable, we gain valuable insight into why things have hurt us the way they did, why change has been difficult, and what we need to do to start to change. I strive to create that safe and brave space for us. In that space, we can explore your identities and cultural influences, and I can supplement your growth with my life experience and evidence-based training. Together, we can help you reach your unique goals.
(619) 369-0345 View (619) 369-0345
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Ian Witter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Relationships can be wonderful at the best of times, and downright painful at the worst of times. How well do you understand your reactions in these distressed moments? Your partner's? Do you feel out of control? Do you feel disconnected? These are just two ways that people can respond to relational distress. I can help you to slow down in these moments to help you express yourself in a way that is congruent, and most importantly, in a way that lets you be heard by your partner, family, co-workers, and yourself.
Relationships can be wonderful at the best of times, and downright painful at the worst of times. How well do you understand your reactions in these distressed moments? Your partner's? Do you feel out of control? Do you feel disconnected? These are just two ways that people can respond to relational distress. I can help you to slow down in these moments to help you express yourself in a way that is congruent, and most importantly, in a way that lets you be heard by your partner, family, co-workers, and yourself.
(619) 319-9749 View (619) 319-9749
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Andy Myers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
Please check out my website by clicking the link to the left. I have expertise helping clients with depression, anxiety, self esteem issues, relationship difficulties, trauma/PTSD, sexual compulsivity and sexual difficulties, addictive behaviors/substance abuse, and providing LGBTQIA affirmative therapy. I have worked within the Naval Hospital Medical System and have experience treating Veterans and Active Duty Service Members.
Please check out my website by clicking the link to the left. I have expertise helping clients with depression, anxiety, self esteem issues, relationship difficulties, trauma/PTSD, sexual compulsivity and sexual difficulties, addictive behaviors/substance abuse, and providing LGBTQIA affirmative therapy. I have worked within the Naval Hospital Medical System and have experience treating Veterans and Active Duty Service Members.
(619) 345-5861 View (619) 345-5861
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Martin Deza
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92150  (Online Only)
Hello I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and have worked in the field since 2011. I grew up in the San Diego area and have worked in a variety of clinical setting in my local community. I obtained my Baccalaureate Degree in Cognitive Psychology from University of California Irvine and my Master’s Degree in Marital and Family Therapy from University of San Diego.
Hello I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and have worked in the field since 2011. I grew up in the San Diego area and have worked in a variety of clinical setting in my local community. I obtained my Baccalaureate Degree in Cognitive Psychology from University of California Irvine and my Master’s Degree in Marital and Family Therapy from University of San Diego.
(760) 795-9698 View (760) 795-9698
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Harmony Grove Recovery Addiction Treatment Center
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, Rehab
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92101
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Best Drug Rehabs San Diego Inpatient and Outpatient Addiction Treatment Centers near La Jolla. Our Inpatient drug rehabs San Diego provide substance abuse rehabilitation services using evidence based care for inpatient and alcohol detox centers in Escondido. We service drug rehabs La Jolla area. We help with inpatient, alcohol addiction treatment and alcohol detox centers near Escondido. As a credentialed IOP substance abuse counselor I have access to this drug rehabs San Diego drug and alcohol addiction treatment center. It helps us provide the tools to treat dual diagnosis and co-occurring disorders that come with addiction.
(442) 233-3489 View (442) 233-3489
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Myel Joy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92120
Myel has a Master of Social Work degree from San Diego State University, with an emphasis in Psychotherapy and Mental Health. And over twenty-five years of clinical experience, working with adults, children, and families. In addition to private practice, Myel has worked in a variety of settings, including; inpatient and out-patient facilities (both psychiatric and chemical dependency) and in a variety of mental health related capacities; therapist, clinical coordinator and program director. Myel primarily uses CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), though calls from many theoretical approaches.
Myel has a Master of Social Work degree from San Diego State University, with an emphasis in Psychotherapy and Mental Health. And over twenty-five years of clinical experience, working with adults, children, and families. In addition to private practice, Myel has worked in a variety of settings, including; inpatient and out-patient facilities (both psychiatric and chemical dependency) and in a variety of mental health related capacities; therapist, clinical coordinator and program director. Myel primarily uses CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), though calls from many theoretical approaches.
(858) 786-2164 View (858) 786-2164
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Hudson Jones
Psychological Associate, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92121
At the Center for Men’s Excellence, Dr. Jones provides therapy to adults, couples, and teens aged 13 and up. He also offers group therapy with men. Common areas of concern for Dr. Jones’ patients include stress and anxiety, relationship difficulties, work-life balance, reproductive/perinatal mental health, teen development, and depression. His background as a musician along with his extensive travel and dedication to cultural and spiritual exploration all inform his perspective as well as his intuitive attunement with his clients.
At the Center for Men’s Excellence, Dr. Jones provides therapy to adults, couples, and teens aged 13 and up. He also offers group therapy with men. Common areas of concern for Dr. Jones’ patients include stress and anxiety, relationship difficulties, work-life balance, reproductive/perinatal mental health, teen development, and depression. His background as a musician along with his extensive travel and dedication to cultural and spiritual exploration all inform his perspective as well as his intuitive attunement with his clients.
(858) 544-1116 View (858) 544-1116
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Zaire Flowers
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92116  (Online Only)
Are you a Black, Queer, Trans, or differently-abled person ready to live authentically with no regrets? I'll help you build the confidence and self-love that will get you there. Discover a life where self-expression thrives and empowerment reigns! I help people of all genders, sexual orientations, races, and religions overcome their internalized oppression and step into a better future. Learn how to eliminate the emotional obstacles that are blocking the path to your best life. Discover delight, balance, and confidence in your own skin. Change the way you live and experience the life that is rightfully yours!
Are you a Black, Queer, Trans, or differently-abled person ready to live authentically with no regrets? I'll help you build the confidence and self-love that will get you there. Discover a life where self-expression thrives and empowerment reigns! I help people of all genders, sexual orientations, races, and religions overcome their internalized oppression and step into a better future. Learn how to eliminate the emotional obstacles that are blocking the path to your best life. Discover delight, balance, and confidence in your own skin. Change the way you live and experience the life that is rightfully yours!
(858) 263-0674 x8 View (858) 263-0674 x8
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Riley Cormack
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92120  (Online Only)
Riley works with individuals, couples, families, and groups on a wide range of issues, including relationship concerns, sexuality, depression, personal development, LGBT issues, parenting, finances, business & career and more.
Riley works with individuals, couples, families, and groups on a wide range of issues, including relationship concerns, sexuality, depression, personal development, LGBT issues, parenting, finances, business & career and more.
(619) 378-7009 View (619) 378-7009
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Paul Lesnik
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, TEP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92103
Congratulations on addressing your therapeutic concerns. Taking this first step often is a powerful journey toward healing. it is my belief the relationship you have with your therapist is crucial to the rapid resolution of issues. I believe therapy should be a rewarding, hopeful and, whenever possible, brief process. A client's motivation to change and willingness to work is crucial to success. My belief is the combination of insight followed by action is the surest pathway to change. My practice is addressing the barriers clients perceive that stop them from living the life they imagine possible.
Congratulations on addressing your therapeutic concerns. Taking this first step often is a powerful journey toward healing. it is my belief the relationship you have with your therapist is crucial to the rapid resolution of issues. I believe therapy should be a rewarding, hopeful and, whenever possible, brief process. A client's motivation to change and willingness to work is crucial to success. My belief is the combination of insight followed by action is the surest pathway to change. My practice is addressing the barriers clients perceive that stop them from living the life they imagine possible.
(619) 514-3984 View (619) 514-3984
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Art Imla
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92128
Art Imla, LMFT 90953: I like to use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help all with life's concerns and challenges. By focusing on the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, clients can empower themselves to make the changes they seek in their lives. Do you feel like you're running a marathon but don't know when or how to stop? Feeling a lot of anxiety? Or maybe some days you wake up with "the Mondays" - and it may not even be Monday.
Art Imla, LMFT 90953: I like to use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help all with life's concerns and challenges. By focusing on the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, clients can empower themselves to make the changes they seek in their lives. Do you feel like you're running a marathon but don't know when or how to stop? Feeling a lot of anxiety? Or maybe some days you wake up with "the Mondays" - and it may not even be Monday.
(858) 567-0266 View (858) 567-0266
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June Cabales
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92103  (Online Only)
Together, we can be in better understanding of how you've come to story your life - challenging the limiting influence of messages that sound like "what should be" and "what's supposed to be" - and come into more preferred ways of being. I am guided to support you through sex and gender issues, identity development across different contexts like age and culture, relationship problems, and life transitions by my own experiences in the identities I hold as a queer, 1st generation Filipino-American as well as my training and values as a therapist. We may encounter difficult moments together, but I'll be with you every step of the way!
Together, we can be in better understanding of how you've come to story your life - challenging the limiting influence of messages that sound like "what should be" and "what's supposed to be" - and come into more preferred ways of being. I am guided to support you through sex and gender issues, identity development across different contexts like age and culture, relationship problems, and life transitions by my own experiences in the identities I hold as a queer, 1st generation Filipino-American as well as my training and values as a therapist. We may encounter difficult moments together, but I'll be with you every step of the way!
(619) 344-9634 View (619) 344-9634
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Joseph H. Segal
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92131
My name is Joseph Segal and I have a Master of Arts in couple and family therapy and am currently working on a doctorate in psychology from Alliant International University. I work with individuals, couples and families on various mental health and relational issues.I specialize in working with couples who have been in distress and who have been caught in a negative pattern of interaction. I specialize in high conflict relational counseling and have significant experience with military and veteran couples in addition to men's issues regarding sex, addiction, and anger.
My name is Joseph Segal and I have a Master of Arts in couple and family therapy and am currently working on a doctorate in psychology from Alliant International University. I work with individuals, couples and families on various mental health and relational issues.I specialize in working with couples who have been in distress and who have been caught in a negative pattern of interaction. I specialize in high conflict relational counseling and have significant experience with military and veteran couples in addition to men's issues regarding sex, addiction, and anger.
(760) 813-3588 View (760) 813-3588
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Dr. Nate Altmeyer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92163
Welcome to or welcome back to therapy. Wherever you may be along your journey, seeking out assistance can be challenging and requires courage. In my practice, I primarily work with individuals who desire to build upon the previous work they have done in and out of therapy to better themselves and the world they live in. I use an integrative approach that draws upon the best available science and evidence-based practices to inform a wide range of therapeutic methods for an individualized approach.
Welcome to or welcome back to therapy. Wherever you may be along your journey, seeking out assistance can be challenging and requires courage. In my practice, I primarily work with individuals who desire to build upon the previous work they have done in and out of therapy to better themselves and the world they live in. I use an integrative approach that draws upon the best available science and evidence-based practices to inform a wide range of therapeutic methods for an individualized approach.
(619) 673-7210 View (619) 673-7210
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Frank T Willey
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92103
Seeking relief from depression or anxiety in the midst of this COVID-19 crisis? Need to repair or rebuild a love relationship? Longing to leave behind the lingering impact of a trauma, loss, or chronic distress? Want to find new motivation and direction in your life? I am here to help.
Seeking relief from depression or anxiety in the midst of this COVID-19 crisis? Need to repair or rebuild a love relationship? Longing to leave behind the lingering impact of a trauma, loss, or chronic distress? Want to find new motivation and direction in your life? I am here to help.
(619) 489-6925 View (619) 489-6925
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Diego Garcia
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92101  (Online Only)
I don't take for granted the strength and vulnerability it takes to enter into therapy; and as a clinician, my goal is to meet you where you are and help to create an environment that allows for both authentic exploration and fostering trust that there is an opportunity for healing and growth. In working together, I hope that my calm, curious, and intentional communication style helps you to feel heard, understood, and supported throughout our time together.
I don't take for granted the strength and vulnerability it takes to enter into therapy; and as a clinician, my goal is to meet you where you are and help to create an environment that allows for both authentic exploration and fostering trust that there is an opportunity for healing and growth. In working together, I hope that my calm, curious, and intentional communication style helps you to feel heard, understood, and supported throughout our time together.
(619) 492-5530 View (619) 492-5530
Thomas E Bell
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92128
I prefer clients who are receptive to looking at their situation as a result of earlier decisions and experiences. I am not judgemental or critical. I try to help clients make sense of their situation.
I prefer clients who are receptive to looking at their situation as a result of earlier decisions and experiences. I am not judgemental or critical. I try to help clients make sense of their situation.
(858) 217-4873 View (858) 217-4873
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.