Male Therapists in San Jose, CA

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Will Alexander
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95112  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I use an integrative approach that is based on the individual needs of the people in front of me and begins with compassion and empathy. I believe forming a strong therapeutic relationship is key for therapy to be successful. Rooted in person-centered therapy, I use empathy, respect, humor, and curiosity to guide treatment. From there, I weave various evidenced based practices together like Solution-Focused, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, attachment theory and mindfulness strategies to challenge, empower, build insight and guide you to healthier ways of managing life.
I use an integrative approach that is based on the individual needs of the people in front of me and begins with compassion and empathy. I believe forming a strong therapeutic relationship is key for therapy to be successful. Rooted in person-centered therapy, I use empathy, respect, humor, and curiosity to guide treatment. From there, I weave various evidenced based practices together like Solution-Focused, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, attachment theory and mindfulness strategies to challenge, empower, build insight and guide you to healthier ways of managing life.
(650) 249-7871 View (650) 249-7871
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Jorge Wong
Psychologist, Ph D
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95117
After decades in the healthcare field as a staff, student, psychologist, educator and executive leader, I am embracing a new chapter by providing psychological and consultation services. Over time, I have worked, supervised, taught, and mentored successful individuals who have called me, “visionary, strategic, results oriented, culturally and emotionally attuned, practical, funny and caring” among many others. I appreciate the fact that no one size fits all. I also understand that cultural, environmental, and contextual factors are integral in our decisions whenever we come to a fork on the road and must be make one.
After decades in the healthcare field as a staff, student, psychologist, educator and executive leader, I am embracing a new chapter by providing psychological and consultation services. Over time, I have worked, supervised, taught, and mentored successful individuals who have called me, “visionary, strategic, results oriented, culturally and emotionally attuned, practical, funny and caring” among many others. I appreciate the fact that no one size fits all. I also understand that cultural, environmental, and contextual factors are integral in our decisions whenever we come to a fork on the road and must be make one.
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Michael A Schmidt
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95110
We provide testing and therapy services to youth and adults struggling in their everyday functioning. PSYCHOTHERAPY: Treatment for youth, families, and adults with mild to severe depression, suicidality/hospitalization, anxiety, behavioral issues, relationship distress, and more. TESTING: Cognitive Testing (IQ/mental abilities); Psychoeducational Testing (Learning Disability/academic achievement); Developmental Testing (Autism Spectrum Disorder, language/motor delay, behavioral disturbance); ADHD Testing (distractibility/concentration, fidgety, impulsive); Behavioral/Emotional Testing (Depression, Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Anxiety).
We provide testing and therapy services to youth and adults struggling in their everyday functioning. PSYCHOTHERAPY: Treatment for youth, families, and adults with mild to severe depression, suicidality/hospitalization, anxiety, behavioral issues, relationship distress, and more. TESTING: Cognitive Testing (IQ/mental abilities); Psychoeducational Testing (Learning Disability/academic achievement); Developmental Testing (Autism Spectrum Disorder, language/motor delay, behavioral disturbance); ADHD Testing (distractibility/concentration, fidgety, impulsive); Behavioral/Emotional Testing (Depression, Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Anxiety).
(408) 418-2503 View (408) 418-2503
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Karisman Roberts-Douglass
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95126
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in work with individuals and couples. I have a small private practice and I am a faculty counselor, consultant, and educator at San José State University. I believe each person has a unique and important story to tell. As a psychologist, I work to create a trusting environment in which to tell that story and through the process, help my clients discover solutions to problems, acceptance of the past, and hope for the future.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in work with individuals and couples. I have a small private practice and I am a faculty counselor, consultant, and educator at San José State University. I believe each person has a unique and important story to tell. As a psychologist, I work to create a trusting environment in which to tell that story and through the process, help my clients discover solutions to problems, acceptance of the past, and hope for the future.
(408) 916-4016 View (408) 916-4016
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Bobby Farhat
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95129
Feeling stressed out? Are you unable to relax? Wish you could stop the negative thoughts and the inner critic? Are you going to the past a lot with many “what if questions” which often creates depression or going to the future and feeling anxious? Do you suffer from a trauma or things that has happened in the past and you are not able to let go of them? These are all issues that I have helped many of my clients with.
Feeling stressed out? Are you unable to relax? Wish you could stop the negative thoughts and the inner critic? Are you going to the past a lot with many “what if questions” which often creates depression or going to the future and feeling anxious? Do you suffer from a trauma or things that has happened in the past and you are not able to let go of them? These are all issues that I have helped many of my clients with.
(408) 351-7573 View (408) 351-7573
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Jorge Alvarez
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95117
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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Ulysees Cantero
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95123
Hi, I'm Ulysees, or simply "UC"! I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, working with clients via telehealth. I specialize in anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma to name a few. I tend to be solution focused and will utilize a combination of approaches to work with you while trying to resolve various situations. Life experiences and my desire to help others is a primary factor behind becoming a therapist. I am also registered with the CA Board of Behavioral Science (BBS). I have found that my style and approach are a good fit for pre-teens, teens, and adults, who may be dealing with life challenges and social pressures.
Hi, I'm Ulysees, or simply "UC"! I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, working with clients via telehealth. I specialize in anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma to name a few. I tend to be solution focused and will utilize a combination of approaches to work with you while trying to resolve various situations. Life experiences and my desire to help others is a primary factor behind becoming a therapist. I am also registered with the CA Board of Behavioral Science (BBS). I have found that my style and approach are a good fit for pre-teens, teens, and adults, who may be dealing with life challenges and social pressures.
(408) 317-4271 View (408) 317-4271
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Jason Wu
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95128  (Online Only)
Though I work with most issues, I specialize in helping people recover from complex trauma. People with narcissistic, abusive, or neglectful parents or partners sometimes develop issues with trusting themselves, have difficulty maintaining close relationships, struggle with an inner critic, vacillate often between depression and anxiety, lack a solid sense of identity, or feel a sense of emptiness when their lives seem great on paper. Sometimes that trauma can even become part of one's identity - I work with clients to build insight, boundaries, self-compassion, and acceptance to free themselves from it & live more fulfilling lives.
Though I work with most issues, I specialize in helping people recover from complex trauma. People with narcissistic, abusive, or neglectful parents or partners sometimes develop issues with trusting themselves, have difficulty maintaining close relationships, struggle with an inner critic, vacillate often between depression and anxiety, lack a solid sense of identity, or feel a sense of emptiness when their lives seem great on paper. Sometimes that trauma can even become part of one's identity - I work with clients to build insight, boundaries, self-compassion, and acceptance to free themselves from it & live more fulfilling lives.
(415) 423-2518 View (415) 423-2518
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Alex Lerza
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95124  (Online Only)
This is the last time. I can stop anytime. It's not like I'm the only one who does this. If you, your partner or child has said these words you are not alone. My clients select me because I offer practical tools to stop compulsive behaviors, have hundreds of hours of training in sexual addiction, can treat the underlying issues with scientifically validated techniques and have an approach that is compassionate and relational. I take a holistic approach that integrates addict, partner and couples therapy which is critical to lasting change. Check out my website for more info: alexlerza.com
This is the last time. I can stop anytime. It's not like I'm the only one who does this. If you, your partner or child has said these words you are not alone. My clients select me because I offer practical tools to stop compulsive behaviors, have hundreds of hours of training in sexual addiction, can treat the underlying issues with scientifically validated techniques and have an approach that is compassionate and relational. I take a holistic approach that integrates addict, partner and couples therapy which is critical to lasting change. Check out my website for more info: alexlerza.com
(408) 610-1356 View (408) 610-1356
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Joshua Leung
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95124
Are you burnt out, running on fumes, or wondering if there could be more to life than the stress and anxiety you’re currently experiencing? Do you often feel overwhelmed by your emotions, struggling to find balance and peace? Or maybe you wish to build stronger, more meaningful relationships but find something is holding you back? If these questions resonate with you, you’re not alone, and you don’t need to walk through life alone. In our work together, I will walk alongside you, at your pace and in a safe space, to understand your unique life story, identify your strengths, and work on ways to feel in control of your life again.
Are you burnt out, running on fumes, or wondering if there could be more to life than the stress and anxiety you’re currently experiencing? Do you often feel overwhelmed by your emotions, struggling to find balance and peace? Or maybe you wish to build stronger, more meaningful relationships but find something is holding you back? If these questions resonate with you, you’re not alone, and you don’t need to walk through life alone. In our work together, I will walk alongside you, at your pace and in a safe space, to understand your unique life story, identify your strengths, and work on ways to feel in control of your life again.
(669) 305-7150 View (669) 305-7150
Silicon Valley Psychotherapy & Consulting Svcs
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95126
For over 10 years, I have offered individual and couples therapy to people who are challenged by depression and anxiety, particularly due to relationship issues and struggles in making major life decisions (e.g. divorce, career change, becoming a parent). I have special expertise in sexual acting out and, in addition to other treatment modalities, lead groups to treat this.
For over 10 years, I have offered individual and couples therapy to people who are challenged by depression and anxiety, particularly due to relationship issues and struggles in making major life decisions (e.g. divorce, career change, becoming a parent). I have special expertise in sexual acting out and, in addition to other treatment modalities, lead groups to treat this.
(408) 622-1070 View (408) 622-1070
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Robert Sperring
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95148
Hello. My therapeutic approach honors the past but points to now, and to the future. My goal for you is the, "restoration of self" before the pain, with more happiness, and higher functioning in all aspects of your life. Together we will walk through your struggles, and we will come to the other side back to who you are; stronger, happier, and better able to deal with this thing called life. whether is it for you, as a couple, or family. Give yourself a chance to reclaim who you are and want to be.
Hello. My therapeutic approach honors the past but points to now, and to the future. My goal for you is the, "restoration of self" before the pain, with more happiness, and higher functioning in all aspects of your life. Together we will walk through your struggles, and we will come to the other side back to who you are; stronger, happier, and better able to deal with this thing called life. whether is it for you, as a couple, or family. Give yourself a chance to reclaim who you are and want to be.
(408) 668-0154 View (408) 668-0154
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Salvador R Resendez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95110  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy is to help men foster a safe, caring therapeutic relationship to help them thrive. I bring compassion and empathy from my own recovery to support healing and growth. Before becoming an LCSW, I worked in media, and living in the Bay Area and New York City provides me an understanding of the stressors working people encounter when trying to find balance in frenetic and competitive environments. My style is active and I will collaborate with you to tap into your identity, strengths, values, and interests in our work together to help you achieve your goals.
My approach to therapy is to help men foster a safe, caring therapeutic relationship to help them thrive. I bring compassion and empathy from my own recovery to support healing and growth. Before becoming an LCSW, I worked in media, and living in the Bay Area and New York City provides me an understanding of the stressors working people encounter when trying to find balance in frenetic and competitive environments. My style is active and I will collaborate with you to tap into your identity, strengths, values, and interests in our work together to help you achieve your goals.
(408) 539-4793 View (408) 539-4793
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Adam Dorsay
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95125
"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" This question, asked by poet Mary Oliver, cuts to the core of what our work is about. Put more simply, what do you want? This is a safe place where that question can be asked multiple times and from multiple angles to help you get clear on the life you want to live. I specialize in working with high-achieving men and women going through life transitions, stress at work, and those who are dealing with issues around relationships, depression, and anxiety. I am also the host of the SuperPsyched Podcast and you can learn a lot about me there.
"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" This question, asked by poet Mary Oliver, cuts to the core of what our work is about. Put more simply, what do you want? This is a safe place where that question can be asked multiple times and from multiple angles to help you get clear on the life you want to live. I specialize in working with high-achieving men and women going through life transitions, stress at work, and those who are dealing with issues around relationships, depression, and anxiety. I am also the host of the SuperPsyched Podcast and you can learn a lot about me there.
(408) 758-6382 View (408) 758-6382
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Jerry Kao
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, BCBA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95131  (Online Only)
Telling someone that you barely know about your darkest secrets can be scary. However, the fact that you are thinking about getting counseling at this moment shows strength and courage. As someone who has gone through the process of seeking help with a professional therapist, I can understand your fears and hesitation. That's why I strive to understand my clients at a personal, heart to heart level. I see the process of counseling as similar to going on a journey, with lessons to be learned and blessings to be celebrated. I hope I can be a useful guide on this personal journey of yours!
Telling someone that you barely know about your darkest secrets can be scary. However, the fact that you are thinking about getting counseling at this moment shows strength and courage. As someone who has gone through the process of seeking help with a professional therapist, I can understand your fears and hesitation. That's why I strive to understand my clients at a personal, heart to heart level. I see the process of counseling as similar to going on a journey, with lessons to be learned and blessings to be celebrated. I hope I can be a useful guide on this personal journey of yours!
(626) 669-3462 View (626) 669-3462
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Steve Monte
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95131
ATTENTION PROFESSIONALS STRUGGLING WITH HIGH ANXIETY AND/OR RELATIONSHIP ISSUES (AT WORK OR HOME): You really want to talk with someone, but you're not sure who to trust. When you describe tough challenges at work or with your family, you want someone who GETS IT. The last thing you need is to discover that your counselor has too little experience to bring any new solutions to the table. You're looking for someone who's "BEEN THERE AND DONE THAT." Someone who inspires confidence with the way they approach their work, and someone who's already solved the problems you're dealing with.
ATTENTION PROFESSIONALS STRUGGLING WITH HIGH ANXIETY AND/OR RELATIONSHIP ISSUES (AT WORK OR HOME): You really want to talk with someone, but you're not sure who to trust. When you describe tough challenges at work or with your family, you want someone who GETS IT. The last thing you need is to discover that your counselor has too little experience to bring any new solutions to the table. You're looking for someone who's "BEEN THERE AND DONE THAT." Someone who inspires confidence with the way they approach their work, and someone who's already solved the problems you're dealing with.
(510) 405-4674 View (510) 405-4674
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John (Yianni) Gianopulos
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95125  (Online Only)
Do you feel overwhelmed with challenging emotions, like anxiety, sadness, or anger? Are you spread thin with responsibilities and doubting your ability to cope? Are you in a relationship that is a source of tension, feeling frustrated and alone instead of fulfilled and connected? If you can relate, you are not alone and there is hope. In my work, I help people find relief and discover effective strategies to navigate life’s challenges. I provide a supportive and nonjudgmental space, where the authentic self can find room to breathe and grow.
Do you feel overwhelmed with challenging emotions, like anxiety, sadness, or anger? Are you spread thin with responsibilities and doubting your ability to cope? Are you in a relationship that is a source of tension, feeling frustrated and alone instead of fulfilled and connected? If you can relate, you are not alone and there is hope. In my work, I help people find relief and discover effective strategies to navigate life’s challenges. I provide a supportive and nonjudgmental space, where the authentic self can find room to breathe and grow.
(408) 583-6428 View (408) 583-6428
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Isaac Abraham Gutierrez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95126
Thank you for considering therapy with me. I want to make this process as easy as possible and help you feel comfortable speaking about your feelings. I am bi-cultural and bi-lingual Mexican American who understands cultural issues surrounding mental health and addiction. I have more than 15 years working with families , youth and couples. I have worked in locked facilities with clients who suffer with mental illness, therefore I understand it maybe difficult but it's the first step to a new you. Let's take baby steps together. I will meet you where you are at and together discover how to create more happiness in your life.
Thank you for considering therapy with me. I want to make this process as easy as possible and help you feel comfortable speaking about your feelings. I am bi-cultural and bi-lingual Mexican American who understands cultural issues surrounding mental health and addiction. I have more than 15 years working with families , youth and couples. I have worked in locked facilities with clients who suffer with mental illness, therefore I understand it maybe difficult but it's the first step to a new you. Let's take baby steps together. I will meet you where you are at and together discover how to create more happiness in your life.
(650) 563-1364 View (650) 563-1364
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Kory Dean Doyle
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Jose, CA 95126
Are you depressed, anxious, and not sure where your life is going? Others have been there too, especially since Covid 19 changed pretty much everything. I have worked with a varied clientele to help cope with issues and find the right path for them. Working as a team, clients and I have worked through the issues that brought them to therapy and help set attainable goals. I have 18 years of experience serving youth and adults both as a mental health clinician and as a behaviorist. Therapeutic modes used include DBT, CBT, Behaviorism, Bowenian among others.
Are you depressed, anxious, and not sure where your life is going? Others have been there too, especially since Covid 19 changed pretty much everything. I have worked with a varied clientele to help cope with issues and find the right path for them. Working as a team, clients and I have worked through the issues that brought them to therapy and help set attainable goals. I have 18 years of experience serving youth and adults both as a mental health clinician and as a behaviorist. Therapeutic modes used include DBT, CBT, Behaviorism, Bowenian among others.
(408) 512-3743 View (408) 512-3743
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Caci B Tassano
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Jose, CA 95129  (Online Only)
New session times available for new clients . Are you struggling with relationships, work stress, or feeling isolated? Often people who come to see me for therapy are facing combined challenges including anxiety, depression and work stress. In therapy you and I will develop a therapeutic partnership and a collaborative, supportive space to help you reach your goals.
New session times available for new clients . Are you struggling with relationships, work stress, or feeling isolated? Often people who come to see me for therapy are facing combined challenges including anxiety, depression and work stress. In therapy you and I will develop a therapeutic partnership and a collaborative, supportive space to help you reach your goals.
(831) 713-1895 View (831) 713-1895
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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.