Male Therapists in San Francisco, CA

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John Kim
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94105  (Online Only)
I treat depression, anxiety, couple conflicts, motivation issues, and career issues. I hope to help you get from getting by to getting well, to get from mere coping to full on thriving.
I treat depression, anxiety, couple conflicts, motivation issues, and career issues. I hope to help you get from getting by to getting well, to get from mere coping to full on thriving.
(415) 991-6471 View (415) 991-6471
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Greg Bodin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94104
Anxiety is something you’ve struggled with for a long time. While you seem to be functioning OK on the outside, inside you’re dealing with feelings of dread, catastrophic thoughts that you can’t seem to stop, and constantly feeling like you need to plan for what could go wrong. The good news is that therapy can help you struggle less with anxiety. You and I will work together to help you relate to anxiety more effectively and focus on building a full and vital life.
Anxiety is something you’ve struggled with for a long time. While you seem to be functioning OK on the outside, inside you’re dealing with feelings of dread, catastrophic thoughts that you can’t seem to stop, and constantly feeling like you need to plan for what could go wrong. The good news is that therapy can help you struggle less with anxiety. You and I will work together to help you relate to anxiety more effectively and focus on building a full and vital life.
(415) 942-8794 View (415) 942-8794
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Javier Omar Meléndez-Vega
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104  (Online Only)
Are you feeling disconnected from yourself and burdened by past traumas, perhaps ones tied to your cultural or sexual identity? Do you struggle with anxiety or spirituality and yearn for a deeper connection with nature? Imagine a therapeutic experience that goes beyond traditional methods, one that reconnects you with your mind, body, and the natural world. Together, we can work towards a balanced, fulfilling life where you feel empowered to face challenges and embrace opportunities. If you're ready for this journey, I'm here to walk it with you.
Are you feeling disconnected from yourself and burdened by past traumas, perhaps ones tied to your cultural or sexual identity? Do you struggle with anxiety or spirituality and yearn for a deeper connection with nature? Imagine a therapeutic experience that goes beyond traditional methods, one that reconnects you with your mind, body, and the natural world. Together, we can work towards a balanced, fulfilling life where you feel empowered to face challenges and embrace opportunities. If you're ready for this journey, I'm here to walk it with you.
(415) 599-4978 View (415) 599-4978
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Alex Gallegos
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94132
Hello, my name is Alex Gallegos and I'm a licensed marriage and family therapist (Lic. 101393) in California. I have been providing treatment for 14 years in mental health. I have provided therapy for adults, children, families, couples, and support groups. Some of the areas related to mental health that I have addressed are depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, domestic violence, and parenting problems, and I work with fathers struggling to parent their children as a result of historical trauma.
Hello, my name is Alex Gallegos and I'm a licensed marriage and family therapist (Lic. 101393) in California. I have been providing treatment for 14 years in mental health. I have provided therapy for adults, children, families, couples, and support groups. Some of the areas related to mental health that I have addressed are depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, domestic violence, and parenting problems, and I work with fathers struggling to parent their children as a result of historical trauma.
(415) 849-7926 View (415) 849-7926
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Buddhist Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94115
The type of therapy that I specialize in would likely be a good match for you if you're interested in integrating practices like meditation, mindfulness, self-compassion, and loving-kindness with contemporary psychotherapy to address current issues in your life. In the past I have successfully worked with individuals struggling with anxiety disorders, depression, trauma, anger, addiction, chronic pain, marital and other relational issues including LGBT relationships. My specialty is working with anxiety and stress related disorders.
The type of therapy that I specialize in would likely be a good match for you if you're interested in integrating practices like meditation, mindfulness, self-compassion, and loving-kindness with contemporary psychotherapy to address current issues in your life. In the past I have successfully worked with individuals struggling with anxiety disorders, depression, trauma, anger, addiction, chronic pain, marital and other relational issues including LGBT relationships. My specialty is working with anxiety and stress related disorders.
(415) 849-0064 View (415) 849-0064
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Digger Keith Relational Radiance
MS
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
I help individuals, couples, & polycules with issues across all types of platonic & intimate relationships – from friends, family, colleagues, communities, to lovers including intimacy and sex. I can help you develop your relational, charismatic, emotional, dating, & erotic skills for the best professional opportunities, relationships, intimacy, and sex possible. I can help you embrace your authentic desires, make dating fun, flirt flawlessly, overcome shame, re/ignite the spark, build confidence, connect to communities, overcome porn addiction, manage open relationships, and go for what you want & stop what you don't.
I help individuals, couples, & polycules with issues across all types of platonic & intimate relationships – from friends, family, colleagues, communities, to lovers including intimacy and sex. I can help you develop your relational, charismatic, emotional, dating, & erotic skills for the best professional opportunities, relationships, intimacy, and sex possible. I can help you embrace your authentic desires, make dating fun, flirt flawlessly, overcome shame, re/ignite the spark, build confidence, connect to communities, overcome porn addiction, manage open relationships, and go for what you want & stop what you don't.
(415) 936-0896 View (415) 936-0896
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Zdravko Rozic
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, APCC, CCC
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104  (Online Only)
I am Zdravko but I mostly go by Z. I was born in former Yugoslavia. At the age of 14, circumstances forced me to leave my homeland. After a few years in Germany, in the late 90's I embarked on a new chapter by moving to the United States. My journey through life and career has been marked by diverse experiences, including roles in mortgage banking, retail, and ride-sharing, as well as being a parent and getting diagnosed with ADHD as an adult, all of which have profoundly influenced my approach as a therapist.
I am Zdravko but I mostly go by Z. I was born in former Yugoslavia. At the age of 14, circumstances forced me to leave my homeland. After a few years in Germany, in the late 90's I embarked on a new chapter by moving to the United States. My journey through life and career has been marked by diverse experiences, including roles in mortgage banking, retail, and ride-sharing, as well as being a parent and getting diagnosed with ADHD as an adult, all of which have profoundly influenced my approach as a therapist.
(415) 842-4293 x5 View (415) 842-4293 x5
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Bradley Akin
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, BS
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
Sometimes we feel anxious, depressed, ashamed, disappointed, or just plain numb because we think we should be better, faster, smarter, or simply not have these feelings at all. With the goal of moving forward in a more positive direction, relationship challenges, communication breakdowns, trauma history, substance use dependency, procrastination, fear, isolation, grief, positive expressions of anger, coming out, are just some of the things we work on in therapy. The solutions my clients seek are often found within, and I help them find them with insight, gentle nudging or sometimes with stronger, more direct interventions.
Sometimes we feel anxious, depressed, ashamed, disappointed, or just plain numb because we think we should be better, faster, smarter, or simply not have these feelings at all. With the goal of moving forward in a more positive direction, relationship challenges, communication breakdowns, trauma history, substance use dependency, procrastination, fear, isolation, grief, positive expressions of anger, coming out, are just some of the things we work on in therapy. The solutions my clients seek are often found within, and I help them find them with insight, gentle nudging or sometimes with stronger, more direct interventions.
(415) 818-1436 View (415) 818-1436
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Mark L Oliver
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, CCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94114
I believe that coming to therapy is about making a home in ourselves: a home where we feel at ease, where all the different parts of us are okay and we don't feel that something is wrong with who we are. When life gets hard we can feel isolated and cutoff - from the people around us, and also from ourselves. When we most need to feel compassion towards ourselves it can be hardest to find. My work is to help you find that compassion for yourself and to support you in strengthening your capacity to meet whatever life brings with courage and confidence.
I believe that coming to therapy is about making a home in ourselves: a home where we feel at ease, where all the different parts of us are okay and we don't feel that something is wrong with who we are. When life gets hard we can feel isolated and cutoff - from the people around us, and also from ourselves. When we most need to feel compassion towards ourselves it can be hardest to find. My work is to help you find that compassion for yourself and to support you in strengthening your capacity to meet whatever life brings with courage and confidence.
(628) 227-5810 View (628) 227-5810
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Wing Shall Lem
Pre-Licensed Professional, D Min, M Div, BCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94127
Rev. Wing Lem has counseled couples and individuals for 30 years as an ordained pastor. Wing is currently attending Western Seminary for his Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling and is a MFT Trainee. Wing is excited to help men and women who are "stuck" in their relationships whether you are single, married, part of a growing family or single again. Wing can help you feel less anxious and gain mastery in art of communication, which is vital to having successful relationships. He enjoys working with individuals and couples like you who desire to enrich, strengthen, and increase joy in your lives.
Rev. Wing Lem has counseled couples and individuals for 30 years as an ordained pastor. Wing is currently attending Western Seminary for his Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling and is a MFT Trainee. Wing is excited to help men and women who are "stuck" in their relationships whether you are single, married, part of a growing family or single again. Wing can help you feel less anxious and gain mastery in art of communication, which is vital to having successful relationships. He enjoys working with individuals and couples like you who desire to enrich, strengthen, and increase joy in your lives.
(415) 841-2629 x233 View (415) 841-2629 x233
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Daniel Brandon Moore
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, RN
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94114
Are you struggling with trauma, PTSD, or complex trauma? As a therapist, I focus exclusively on helping people heal from trauma. I will help you learn to release fear, anxiety and depression and build resilience while healing your traumas. I believe trauma leaves a long-lasting impact on our body, mind and soul. I use several modalities when I work with trauma including: Somatic Experiencing, ketamine therapy, and talk therapy. I am very creative in my approach because everyone is different. Releasing trauma requires careful guidance and it’s important to find a therapist you trust.
Are you struggling with trauma, PTSD, or complex trauma? As a therapist, I focus exclusively on helping people heal from trauma. I will help you learn to release fear, anxiety and depression and build resilience while healing your traumas. I believe trauma leaves a long-lasting impact on our body, mind and soul. I use several modalities when I work with trauma including: Somatic Experiencing, ketamine therapy, and talk therapy. I am very creative in my approach because everyone is different. Releasing trauma requires careful guidance and it’s important to find a therapist you trust.
(415) 993-6810 View (415) 993-6810
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Robert Waska
Counselor, LPCC, MFT, PhD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94118  (Online Only)
Effective Depression Treatment: Psychotherapy can help you find and master the core conflicts that cause your depression, whether it is a recent and sudden event or a long term condition. Your sadness, lack of hope, self-sabotage, emptiness, and self-hatred are all parts of a problem that can be resolved.
Effective Depression Treatment: Psychotherapy can help you find and master the core conflicts that cause your depression, whether it is a recent and sudden event or a long term condition. Your sadness, lack of hope, self-sabotage, emptiness, and self-hatred are all parts of a problem that can be resolved.
(415) 723-4083 View (415) 723-4083
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Gabe Kenney - Your Own Words
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94127
Our world is full of stories and it can be hard to decide which of these stories truly serve you. The people in our lives may have lots of ideas about what we should think or do, and it can be hard to cut through the white noise to identify what you really want. Do you ever feel so lost in others' stories that you find it difficult to hear yourself? With so many story tellers around you, is there any space for you to be the author? You have a story to tell. Whether you're anxious about a looming exam, processing the passing of a loved one, or just living your life, your story should be heard - and respected - fully.
Our world is full of stories and it can be hard to decide which of these stories truly serve you. The people in our lives may have lots of ideas about what we should think or do, and it can be hard to cut through the white noise to identify what you really want. Do you ever feel so lost in others' stories that you find it difficult to hear yourself? With so many story tellers around you, is there any space for you to be the author? You have a story to tell. Whether you're anxious about a looming exam, processing the passing of a loved one, or just living your life, your story should be heard - and respected - fully.
(415) 534-3964 View (415) 534-3964
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Samuel Munoz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94105  (Online Only)
As a bilingual Latino clinician, I have successfully used my clinical skills by applying Cognitive Behavior Therapy interventions and Motivational Interviewing, with individuals experiencing depression, PTSD and anxiety. My passion for clinical work, along with my interpersonal skills, has made me effective at building rapport with clients as they move through burnout, life transitions and through the stages of change. My ability to connect with clients at each step of the treatment process has helped them achieve successful outcomes, symptom stabilization, and self determination.
As a bilingual Latino clinician, I have successfully used my clinical skills by applying Cognitive Behavior Therapy interventions and Motivational Interviewing, with individuals experiencing depression, PTSD and anxiety. My passion for clinical work, along with my interpersonal skills, has made me effective at building rapport with clients as they move through burnout, life transitions and through the stages of change. My ability to connect with clients at each step of the treatment process has helped them achieve successful outcomes, symptom stabilization, and self determination.
(415) 858-6909 View (415) 858-6909
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Dr. Simrin Kang
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94103  (Online Only)
As a licensed clinical psychologist I work with clients with a wide range of problems, including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, low self-esteem, low motivation, chronic trauma, and disappointment with life circumstances. We will look together at how you consciously and unconsciously think, feel, and act in your daily life, and where you may be stuck or holding yourself back. We will use what we find to increase emotional balance, and stimulate your capacity to grow and live a life that feels meaningful to you.
As a licensed clinical psychologist I work with clients with a wide range of problems, including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, low self-esteem, low motivation, chronic trauma, and disappointment with life circumstances. We will look together at how you consciously and unconsciously think, feel, and act in your daily life, and where you may be stuck or holding yourself back. We will use what we find to increase emotional balance, and stimulate your capacity to grow and live a life that feels meaningful to you.
(415) 539-1705 View (415) 539-1705
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Michael Myette
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94115  (Online Only)
Welcome!...If you are reading this, you are most likely looking to make a change. It could be something you have been working towards for some time, or a sudden spark of inspiration and clarity. Whatever your journey to this moment, you are in a ripe time for development and growth! I have extensive experience helping adults of all ages and orientations identify and meet their therapy, work, relationship, and life goals. I especially enjoy working adults struggling with anxiety, trauma, low-self-worth, life transitions, work/life balance, perfectionism, and self-actualization.
Welcome!...If you are reading this, you are most likely looking to make a change. It could be something you have been working towards for some time, or a sudden spark of inspiration and clarity. Whatever your journey to this moment, you are in a ripe time for development and growth! I have extensive experience helping adults of all ages and orientations identify and meet their therapy, work, relationship, and life goals. I especially enjoy working adults struggling with anxiety, trauma, low-self-worth, life transitions, work/life balance, perfectionism, and self-actualization.
(415) 991-7993 View (415) 991-7993
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Jay Reid
Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94104
Do you defer to others too easily? Do you privately criticize yourself while easily finding good qualities in others? Are you more worried about others' reactions than your own? Do you feel anxious about where you stand with people? Living this way - no matter what it looks like from the outside - can feel demanding, frustrating, and perilous. I offer therapy that empowers you to go after what you want in love and work, with less fear of rejection or guilt over being 'selfish'.
Do you defer to others too easily? Do you privately criticize yourself while easily finding good qualities in others? Are you more worried about others' reactions than your own? Do you feel anxious about where you stand with people? Living this way - no matter what it looks like from the outside - can feel demanding, frustrating, and perilous. I offer therapy that empowers you to go after what you want in love and work, with less fear of rejection or guilt over being 'selfish'.
(415) 944-3628 View (415) 944-3628
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Seth Ambrose
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, mAmSAT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94103
My goal as a therapist is to serve as a compassionate witness, creating a safe space for clients to explore their whole selves - body, mind, and spirit. Together, we can map the territory of your lived experience and find the road that leads to a place of knowing, confidence, and satisfaction. I welcome the whole you. The places of lightness and the places of darkness. I welcome your multitude of backgrounds and experiences. I welcome the parts that follow the rules, as well as the rebel parts that march to a different beat. Come just as you are - to discover who you can become.
My goal as a therapist is to serve as a compassionate witness, creating a safe space for clients to explore their whole selves - body, mind, and spirit. Together, we can map the territory of your lived experience and find the road that leads to a place of knowing, confidence, and satisfaction. I welcome the whole you. The places of lightness and the places of darkness. I welcome your multitude of backgrounds and experiences. I welcome the parts that follow the rules, as well as the rebel parts that march to a different beat. Come just as you are - to discover who you can become.
(415) 419-8633 View (415) 419-8633
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Mark Ryan Mayo
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Francisco, CA 94103  (Online Only)
Clinical psychologist that takes a relational and interactive approach aimed at improving the relationships we have with ourselves, others, and one's environment. I have extensive experience related to women's health issues (fellowship/residence completed at Kaiser's OB/GYN department), the interaction between one's psychological and biological health (integrated behavioral health specialist), trauma, loss, end-of-life issues, depression and panic/anxiety disorders, as well as couples and individual communication effectiveness. Trained in multiple treatment models, I take an integrative approach to aid in one's emotional well-being.
Clinical psychologist that takes a relational and interactive approach aimed at improving the relationships we have with ourselves, others, and one's environment. I have extensive experience related to women's health issues (fellowship/residence completed at Kaiser's OB/GYN department), the interaction between one's psychological and biological health (integrated behavioral health specialist), trauma, loss, end-of-life issues, depression and panic/anxiety disorders, as well as couples and individual communication effectiveness. Trained in multiple treatment models, I take an integrative approach to aid in one's emotional well-being.
(415) 715-1635 View (415) 715-1635
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Kenneth F Edwards
Counselor, LPCC, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Francisco, CA 94104  (Online Only)
I typically work best with clients that have a high degree of self-agency and are in a career building or sustaining phase of life. I enjoy working with clients that enjoy a challenge from their therapist to grow and improve from visit to visit.
I typically work best with clients that have a high degree of self-agency and are in a career building or sustaining phase of life. I enjoy working with clients that enjoy a challenge from their therapist to grow and improve from visit to visit.
(415) 496-4658 View (415) 496-4658

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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.