Male Therapists in Upper State, Santa Barbara, CA

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Derrick Selb
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Upper State, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
How often do you feel trapped in your life, stuck in patterns or habits that aren't doing you any good, or that you are not reaching your potential? We all have things that keep us from living the life that we want to lead - sometimes we need help getting through or around those obstacles, and sometimes we need help tearing them down entirely. I have been working in the mental health field since 2003, and in that time I have worked with a broad range of individuals, couples, families, and children to help improve their lives.
How often do you feel trapped in your life, stuck in patterns or habits that aren't doing you any good, or that you are not reaching your potential? We all have things that keep us from living the life that we want to lead - sometimes we need help getting through or around those obstacles, and sometimes we need help tearing them down entirely. I have been working in the mental health field since 2003, and in that time I have worked with a broad range of individuals, couples, families, and children to help improve their lives.
(805) 324-6691 View (805) 324-6691
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Matt Traube
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Upper State, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
My goal as a therapist is to provide a comfortable setting that allows you to get the greatest benefit from our work together. In addition to traditional office sessions, I offer flexible solutions including phone, teletherapy, or home visits. Emotional issues can trigger or make a significant contribution to anxiety, skin conditions, skin picking issues and hair pulling (trichotillomania) issues. Relaxation, visualizations, and a mixture of cognitive behavioral therapy and body-focused psychotherapy can make the difference. You can take more control by discovering how to manage your emotional triggers and by developing strategies to alleviate anxiety, skin issues, skin picking, and hair pulling.
My goal as a therapist is to provide a comfortable setting that allows you to get the greatest benefit from our work together. In addition to traditional office sessions, I offer flexible solutions including phone, teletherapy, or home visits. Emotional issues can trigger or make a significant contribution to anxiety, skin conditions, skin picking issues and hair pulling (trichotillomania) issues. Relaxation, visualizations, and a mixture of cognitive behavioral therapy and body-focused psychotherapy can make the difference. You can take more control by discovering how to manage your emotional triggers and by developing strategies to alleviate anxiety, skin issues, skin picking, and hair pulling.
(805) 628-4302 View (805) 628-4302
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Daniel Lee Spach
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Upper State, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
As your therapist, I strive to empower you to overcome personal challenges, activate your inner resources, develop a deeper level of trust in your self and your inherent potential, and reclaim ownership of your life and purpose. I have an affinity for working with clients seeking to transform their lives and enhance their relationships with themselves, others, and the natural world. Improved emotional intelligence, mindful self-awareness, communication skills, trauma and grief processing---will support you in developing self-compassion, eliminating personal obstacles, coping with your daily life, and finding a more balanced, attuned, and connected way of being.
As your therapist, I strive to empower you to overcome personal challenges, activate your inner resources, develop a deeper level of trust in your self and your inherent potential, and reclaim ownership of your life and purpose. I have an affinity for working with clients seeking to transform their lives and enhance their relationships with themselves, others, and the natural world. Improved emotional intelligence, mindful self-awareness, communication skills, trauma and grief processing---will support you in developing self-compassion, eliminating personal obstacles, coping with your daily life, and finding a more balanced, attuned, and connected way of being.
(805) 232-7885 View (805) 232-7885
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Dr. Michael A Vogel
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Upper State, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Waitlist for new clients
It is ...."The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are" C.G. Jung. Life is about relationship and they can sometimes be complicated to navigate. If you are experiencing personal conflict, trauma, or have experienced significant changes in your life; I am available to help you through challenges. I have a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology and currently finishing my Doctorate in Depth-Psychology at PGI. My emphasis is Psychoanalysis/Jungian Psychology, and I am a practitioner of EMDR. In addition I hold a board certification as a PTSD-Clinician and certified in Psychological First-Aid (PFA).
It is ...."The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are" C.G. Jung. Life is about relationship and they can sometimes be complicated to navigate. If you are experiencing personal conflict, trauma, or have experienced significant changes in your life; I am available to help you through challenges. I have a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology and currently finishing my Doctorate in Depth-Psychology at PGI. My emphasis is Psychoanalysis/Jungian Psychology, and I am a practitioner of EMDR. In addition I hold a board certification as a PTSD-Clinician and certified in Psychological First-Aid (PFA).
(805) 728-1619 View (805) 728-1619
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Ian Kaminsky
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD
Verified Verified
Upper State, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Thank you for considering beginning psychotherapy with me. My Ph.D. is in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Depth Psychology. My training has allowed me to help people resolve problems where they have been otherwise unsuccessful. I have developed many innovative and evidence-based treatments that may be of interest to you or your loved ones.
Thank you for considering beginning psychotherapy with me. My Ph.D. is in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Depth Psychology. My training has allowed me to help people resolve problems where they have been otherwise unsuccessful. I have developed many innovative and evidence-based treatments that may be of interest to you or your loved ones.
(805) 467-6827 View (805) 467-6827
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Len Van Nostrand
CCP, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Upper State, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Are you done with focusing on your past ? Questioning your own thinking? Have you been repeating familiar toxic patterns in your closest relationships? Looking for a client-centered, self- empowering, choice-based focus? If you are ready for real renewal, you will be provided with a refreshing and pragmatic Harm Reduction approach to empower you towards life enhancement in moving beyond traditional recovery. As a Certified Coach, and trained psychedelic integration therapist, I bring over 20 years of insight, education and guidance working with families and individuals seeking solutions.
Are you done with focusing on your past ? Questioning your own thinking? Have you been repeating familiar toxic patterns in your closest relationships? Looking for a client-centered, self- empowering, choice-based focus? If you are ready for real renewal, you will be provided with a refreshing and pragmatic Harm Reduction approach to empower you towards life enhancement in moving beyond traditional recovery. As a Certified Coach, and trained psychedelic integration therapist, I bring over 20 years of insight, education and guidance working with families and individuals seeking solutions.
(805) 438-2076 View (805) 438-2076
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Dr. John Sherk
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Upper State, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Welcome. Many people wonder: "Will my stress and anxiety ever go away?" "Why do relationships cause me so much pain?" "Will I ever be happy?" "Why am I so hard on myself or others?" Unfortunately many individuals needlessly struggle with these questions for years without relief. Change is possible. I have helped many individuals break free from deeply ingrained destructive patterns to create loving and fulfilling lives. Please contact me to learn more.
Welcome. Many people wonder: "Will my stress and anxiety ever go away?" "Why do relationships cause me so much pain?" "Will I ever be happy?" "Why am I so hard on myself or others?" Unfortunately many individuals needlessly struggle with these questions for years without relief. Change is possible. I have helped many individuals break free from deeply ingrained destructive patterns to create loving and fulfilling lives. Please contact me to learn more.
(805) 409-8237 View (805) 409-8237
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Michael E. Ogle, Ph.D.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Upper State, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
EFFECTIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY .... ---involves more than someone giving you sage advice or counseling --- involves more than sitting and talking with a kind, patient and empathic professional --- involves more than simply identifying and changing negative thoughts and doubts --- involves more than feeling your hurt feelings and catharsis --- involves more than learning mindfulness or meditation --- does not occur in a few sessions. Effective psychotherapy integrates all these processes tailored to your life and provides you with TOOLS with which to make better decisions about your life, and manage and heal your emotional issues and traumas. .
EFFECTIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY .... ---involves more than someone giving you sage advice or counseling --- involves more than sitting and talking with a kind, patient and empathic professional --- involves more than simply identifying and changing negative thoughts and doubts --- involves more than feeling your hurt feelings and catharsis --- involves more than learning mindfulness or meditation --- does not occur in a few sessions. Effective psychotherapy integrates all these processes tailored to your life and provides you with TOOLS with which to make better decisions about your life, and manage and heal your emotional issues and traumas. .
(805) 680-8975 View (805) 680-8975
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Peter Gallway
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LADC, NCAC II
Verified Verified
Upper State, Santa Barbara, CA 93105  (Online Only)
With 20 years in the treatment field and over three decades of personal recovery, I have a full range of experience in the areas of anxiety and depression, relationship, couples and family dynamics, substance abuse, addictions, PTSD and trauma. I am a trained practitioner in CBT, DBT, ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), Motivational Interviewing, EMDR and TRM (Trauma Resiliency Model) modalities and specialize in working with adults in a broad-based practice.
With 20 years in the treatment field and over three decades of personal recovery, I have a full range of experience in the areas of anxiety and depression, relationship, couples and family dynamics, substance abuse, addictions, PTSD and trauma. I am a trained practitioner in CBT, DBT, ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), Motivational Interviewing, EMDR and TRM (Trauma Resiliency Model) modalities and specialize in working with adults in a broad-based practice.
(207) 481-4040 View (207) 481-4040
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Danny Zamir
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Upper State, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Hi, my name is Danny. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for panic attacks, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, depression, phobias, PTSD, insomnia, and OCD. My approach to therapy integrates several empirically supported treatment models to help people to meet their goals and improve their lives. I strive to help the people I work with to break free from anxiety that restricts their lives. In addition, I help people to develop sustainable happiness, increased satisfaction with life, and greater psychological resilience. I am supervising two post-doctoral clinicians who have immediate availability and a sliding scale fee.
Hi, my name is Danny. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for panic attacks, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, depression, phobias, PTSD, insomnia, and OCD. My approach to therapy integrates several empirically supported treatment models to help people to meet their goals and improve their lives. I strive to help the people I work with to break free from anxiety that restricts their lives. In addition, I help people to develop sustainable happiness, increased satisfaction with life, and greater psychological resilience. I am supervising two post-doctoral clinicians who have immediate availability and a sliding scale fee.
(805) 516-0734 View (805) 516-0734
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Joseph P Clark
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, CHT, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Upper State, Santa Barbara, CA 93105  (Online Only)
I am an Internal Family Systems Institute (IFS) trained therapist. My therapeutic approach is based on the core principles of the therapies that make up my eclectic background. The core principles are (1) the assertion that each person possesses a healthy inner core, a deeper connection to the Self, and (2) that sharing one's inner qualities with others allows one to discover the benefits of this connection to the Self. And (3) that while fulfillment and happiness are not guaranteed in life, meaning and a sense of purpose are available regardless of circumstances.
I am an Internal Family Systems Institute (IFS) trained therapist. My therapeutic approach is based on the core principles of the therapies that make up my eclectic background. The core principles are (1) the assertion that each person possesses a healthy inner core, a deeper connection to the Self, and (2) that sharing one's inner qualities with others allows one to discover the benefits of this connection to the Self. And (3) that while fulfillment and happiness are not guaranteed in life, meaning and a sense of purpose are available regardless of circumstances.
(805) 669-9871 View (805) 669-9871
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Curtis Hsia
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Upper State, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Anxiety, panic, fear, and OCD have answers. You can take control. I use empirically supported treatments (CBT and ACT), tailored to each individual. Through the use of virtual therapy and in-person exposure therapy, I provide my patients with over 20 years of experience, specializing in OCD, Anxiety, and related disorders. My patients average a 15-week treatment, with the option of 6 to 8-day intensive formats. My pride is in my success rate. My focus is to do a proper assessment to understand the issues and help my patients to set goals, achieve them, and move on in life as quickly as possible.
Anxiety, panic, fear, and OCD have answers. You can take control. I use empirically supported treatments (CBT and ACT), tailored to each individual. Through the use of virtual therapy and in-person exposure therapy, I provide my patients with over 20 years of experience, specializing in OCD, Anxiety, and related disorders. My patients average a 15-week treatment, with the option of 6 to 8-day intensive formats. My pride is in my success rate. My focus is to do a proper assessment to understand the issues and help my patients to set goals, achieve them, and move on in life as quickly as possible.
(805) 243-1296 View (805) 243-1296
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Collin Burnett
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Upper State, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Have you ever wondered why you feel depressed or anxious? Have old ways of dealing with your hardship stopped working? Do your relationships seem to always break down, leaving you feeling helpless? Many people struggle to understand themselves and the patterns that keep showing up in their lives and need a safe space with a nonjudgmental presence to explore what’s within them. Therapy can offer this space; allowing for solutions to problems to be discovered and deeper meanings of suffering to be revealed.
Have you ever wondered why you feel depressed or anxious? Have old ways of dealing with your hardship stopped working? Do your relationships seem to always break down, leaving you feeling helpless? Many people struggle to understand themselves and the patterns that keep showing up in their lives and need a safe space with a nonjudgmental presence to explore what’s within them. Therapy can offer this space; allowing for solutions to problems to be discovered and deeper meanings of suffering to be revealed.
(805) 429-8560 View (805) 429-8560
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Bradford Durian
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Upper State, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Bradford Durian is an LMFT who has been licensed since September 2002. He graduated from Pepperdine University's Graduate School of Education and Psychology with a Master of Arts degree in the field of Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. Bradford applies cognitive behavioral approaches to address symptoms of depression and anxiety that were pioneered by Aaron Beck and Albert Ellis. Bradford believes in the application of family systems theory in order to fully understand the individual in their historical, cultural and developmental contexts.
Bradford Durian is an LMFT who has been licensed since September 2002. He graduated from Pepperdine University's Graduate School of Education and Psychology with a Master of Arts degree in the field of Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. Bradford applies cognitive behavioral approaches to address symptoms of depression and anxiety that were pioneered by Aaron Beck and Albert Ellis. Bradford believes in the application of family systems theory in order to fully understand the individual in their historical, cultural and developmental contexts.
(805) 900-3891 View (805) 900-3891
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Larry Bascom
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Upper State, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Dr. Larry Bascom has expertise in treating children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples with a wide range of issues. He specializes in working with children experiencing school-related problems, including learning, social, or behavioral difficulties, and ADHD. He works closely with parents and teachers in developing effective treatment strategies for their children and students. He helps parents recognize how they can best support their children in developing their greatest potential. He has worked extensively with adults struggling with depression, anxiety, and recovery from trauma.
Dr. Larry Bascom has expertise in treating children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples with a wide range of issues. He specializes in working with children experiencing school-related problems, including learning, social, or behavioral difficulties, and ADHD. He works closely with parents and teachers in developing effective treatment strategies for their children and students. He helps parents recognize how they can best support their children in developing their greatest potential. He has worked extensively with adults struggling with depression, anxiety, and recovery from trauma.
(805) 977-5905 View (805) 977-5905
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Ronald Pilato
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Upper State, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Dr. Ron Pilato is a Psychologist who has been practicing since 2003. Following his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and Master's degree from the California Institute for Integral Studies, he graduated from the Wright Institute with a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Ron believes in mindfulness-based, cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal neurobiology, psychodynamic, and stress reduction approaches. He enjoys exploring personal agency and sources of often unseen strengths including human diversity, spiritual and religious practices and beliefs, and the prevention and treatment of burnout.
Dr. Ron Pilato is a Psychologist who has been practicing since 2003. Following his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and Master's degree from the California Institute for Integral Studies, he graduated from the Wright Institute with a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Ron believes in mindfulness-based, cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal neurobiology, psychodynamic, and stress reduction approaches. He enjoys exploring personal agency and sources of often unseen strengths including human diversity, spiritual and religious practices and beliefs, and the prevention and treatment of burnout.
(805) 510-7962 View (805) 510-7962
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Jalaledin Ebrahim
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Upper State, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Dr. Jalaledin Ebrahim is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California who has been practicing since 2011. He holds a Master's degree in Spiritual Psychology, a second Master's degree in Counseling Psychology, and a PhD in Depth Psychotherapy. Dr. J is a transpersonal integral psychotherapist. This means he sees all his clients as spiritual beings having a human experience which is informed by physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, cultural, and socio-political factors. Dr. J believes in meeting you where you're at and empowering you to take the next steps in your life.
Dr. Jalaledin Ebrahim is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California who has been practicing since 2011. He holds a Master's degree in Spiritual Psychology, a second Master's degree in Counseling Psychology, and a PhD in Depth Psychotherapy. Dr. J is a transpersonal integral psychotherapist. This means he sees all his clients as spiritual beings having a human experience which is informed by physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, cultural, and socio-political factors. Dr. J believes in meeting you where you're at and empowering you to take the next steps in your life.
(805) 823-2475 View (805) 823-2475
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Rudy Z Ruderman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Upper State, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Your relationship is really important, but, because of communication breakdowns and tension you have started to question whether staying is right. You want to get clarity on what is going on so that you find a way back to feeling trust, safety, empathy, and passion. You have the sense that you could work through it together if only there was the chance of really being heard and understood by your partner. Through therapy you gain clarity and insight on your own (and your partners) needs, boundaries, and values. Therapy is effective for couples, families, business partners, and teams.
Your relationship is really important, but, because of communication breakdowns and tension you have started to question whether staying is right. You want to get clarity on what is going on so that you find a way back to feeling trust, safety, empathy, and passion. You have the sense that you could work through it together if only there was the chance of really being heard and understood by your partner. Through therapy you gain clarity and insight on your own (and your partners) needs, boundaries, and values. Therapy is effective for couples, families, business partners, and teams.
(805) 219-7010 View (805) 219-7010
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Dean Given
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Upper State, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Dr. Dean Given works with individuals, couples, families, employers and the court. He provides brief treatment that is goal-directed and solution-focused. While treating a wide variety of problems, he has sub-specialized in the treatment of anxiety disorders. He has given many presentations on various topics including stress, anxiety and anger management, shame, parenting, parent/adolescent conflict, marriage enrichment and the integration of faith and psychology. Dr. Given is a past-president of the California Psychological Association and the Santa Barbara County Psychological Association.
Dr. Dean Given works with individuals, couples, families, employers and the court. He provides brief treatment that is goal-directed and solution-focused. While treating a wide variety of problems, he has sub-specialized in the treatment of anxiety disorders. He has given many presentations on various topics including stress, anxiety and anger management, shame, parenting, parent/adolescent conflict, marriage enrichment and the integration of faith and psychology. Dr. Given is a past-president of the California Psychological Association and the Santa Barbara County Psychological Association.
(805) 567-7942 View (805) 567-7942
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Ketamine Assisted Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, Christopher Rydman, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
Upper State, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
As a Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy provider, I specialize in leveraging ketamine's therapeutic potential to support clients in healing, growth and self-discovery. Combining ketamine sessions with traditional psychotherapy, I help individuals overcome mental health challenges, promoting transformative change and well-being. I guide clients through a safe, supportive process to explore their subconscious, enhance self-awareness, and achieve lasting mental health improvements. Through compassion, expertise, and deep understanding, I'm dedicated to empowering clients to break free from limiting beliefs and create a meaningful life.
As a Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy provider, I specialize in leveraging ketamine's therapeutic potential to support clients in healing, growth and self-discovery. Combining ketamine sessions with traditional psychotherapy, I help individuals overcome mental health challenges, promoting transformative change and well-being. I guide clients through a safe, supportive process to explore their subconscious, enhance self-awareness, and achieve lasting mental health improvements. Through compassion, expertise, and deep understanding, I'm dedicated to empowering clients to break free from limiting beliefs and create a meaningful life.
(805) 600-0524 View (805) 600-0524
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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.