Male Therapists in Santa Monica, CA

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Colin Takahashi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MMFT, LMFT
Verified
Throughout our lives, we encounter a number of spaces where we feel our voices silenced. Continual experiences of being quieted can lead us to internalize messages that we don’t have the permission to speak – questioning whether or not to start therapy is no exception to this. As a queer, Korean-Japanese American, there have been countless times when I’ve been told that I’m not man enough, that I’m unfit for love, and that I don’t have a story to be heard. Much of my work is informed by the idea that, in order for us to heal, we must first feel like our perspective matters and that our struggles are deserving of support.
(424) 401-2684 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Men's Issues - Dr. Dean
Psychologist, PsyD, QME, Author
Verified
My goal for each man I work with is to provide hope and support while facilitating the recovery process.
Welcome to my practice. I have about 15 years of clinical experience and have been featured on NBC/KCAL/HLN as an expert psychologist. I work primarily with men who have hit “rock bottom” and would like help getting up. These men are often in crisis when we first meet. The issues I address are typically related to unhealthy sexual behaviors, infidelity, financial recklessness, gambling, drugs/alcohol, dishonesty/lying, and relational conflicts. My therapy approach is a combination of psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioral, and the 12-Step recovery model. I also share insight from my own painful but redemptive recovery journey.
(310) 929-9852 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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David Pavia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I am a therapist with significant experience working with men through various stages of their life. I also have a strong background in substance abuse issues and family dynamics that impact our growth. My goal is to help you see opportunities to address the real issues in your life and help you make lasting changes for your personal growth and healthy relationships.
(818) 319-3190 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Kane Phelps
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CT
Verified
I'm passionate about helping men transform life's difficulties into opportunities. Anxiety, trauma, depression, and major life transitions are issues within my scope of expertise. After more than 35 years of working with individuals and families and more than 47 years of a deeply rewarding marriage and family life, I continue to love the process of helping adults of all ages cross the threshold towards an authentic and deeply satisfying life.
(310) 594-3910 
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Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Jeffrey Marsh
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I have a specialty area working with men and all aspects of men 's issues.
Twenty five years ago my 3-year-old-middle son was asked, "What does your Daddy do?" He smiled and answered, "He helps people find their feelings." I still do. I work with individuals, couples and families across the life span (but not with children younger than 13). I facilitate change through dialogue and the existential process of defining life through purposeful, authentic, and clearly authored choice.
(424) 400-7795 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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David S Shepard
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I appreciate that men and women have different ways of feeling their emotions and figuring things out.
I've been an individual and couples counselor for over 25 years. I work in a friendly, genuine way, creating a safe space in which to help individuals and couples feel better or deal with life challenges - relationships, work issues, low self-worth, or just "stuck." My specialty as a couples counselor is to be sensitive to the different styles of men and women, while both exploring underlying issues and providing tools for healthier communication. In all of my work, I use methods proven by research. For all clients, I believe people should leave therapy feeling, "This person really helped me."
(310) 817-6056 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Leonard Felder
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I enjoy helping men , women and couples to significantly improve how they deal with life's challenges in a more conscious, caring, and effective way. I don't work with children but I love helping adults, couples and seniors. For more info on my approach, visit www.hereiamremedies.com
(310) 736-2730 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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William Bumiller
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
My expertise lies in working with men transitioning into, or out of, relationships. Moving from single life into relationship with another is a daunting task. How do I maintain my own identity, my own authenticity, and still keep my partner happy? What are good boundaries? How, and when, do I say no? Equally difficult is the shift from partnership into single life. Who am I now? How do I keep a friendship with my ex (or not!) while moving into the dating scene? I've had great success helping my clients succeed and thrive during either of these challenging times.
(323) 680-5978 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Hugh Barton
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Remote sessions now available. The focus of my practice is helping people who have reached a crossroad; men and women in the second half of life who have lost their sense of meaning and purpose; young adults striking out on their own for the first time and wondering where their genius lies; couples about to be married; and couples in conflict wondering how to stay together. These new experiences are fraught with unexpected moods like anger, fear, self-doubt, and loneliness. Old ways of coping no longer work. But fear not. This is a perfect time to rediscover your innate talent, courage, and imagination.
(424) 835-6340 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Steve Lehrman
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
I am finding that men , in particular, find the combination of acceptance, safety, curiosity, and support that I provide helps them change how they feel about themselves and the world around them.
It's difficult to be in this world. You want to be considerate and kind; you also want to fulfill your potential. Were you were raised with a lot of "shoulds"? Were you told to control or ignore your feelings? Are there issues with anger? Yours or anger from loved ones? Anger can lead to feelings of shame. But finding the feelings beneath the anger, you can accept and love yourself. And that can change your life.
(213) 316-6325 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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William K. Grevatt
Licensed Psychoanalyst, Jungian, Analyst, (IAAP), MEd, EdD
Verified
As a certified (IAAP) Jungian analyst I have a passion to work with three specific groups: 1. Men and women, aged 35 - 65, who are experiencing a Mid - Life Crises/Transition, often accompanied by depression and anxiety, and a loss of meaning in life. 2. Young men and women, aged 19 - 34, who are experiencing a "Quarter Life Crises," searching for a more soulful life in work, relationships and beyond. 3. Therapists who want to incorporate Jungian analysis and dream work into their practices, and also those who may want to enter training to become a Jungian analyst. .
(562) 286-6915 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Marc Lynn
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LPCC
Verified
I specialize in working with COUPLES IN CRISIS, as well as with Men who are having difficulties in their relationships. I help couples navigate safely and WTHOUT BLAME through relational issues such as reactivity, betrayal, and intimacy issues and work towards a dialogue where both people feel seen and heard. In our work I come from a place that does not see people as problems but rather are suffering the effects of problems.
(424) 250-0972 
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Santa Monica, CA 90402
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Melvin M Moore
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
During this period I have provided mental health services to incarcerated men and women; substance-abusing individuals; survivors of intimate partner violence, and individuals suffering from the lingering effects of trauma.
My primary tasks are to help clients become aware of their innate ability to heal themselves and to help them create solutions to problems that may have seemed unsolvable. From a theoretical perspective, my approach is grounded in psychodynamic theory, attachment theory, and the cognitive and behavioral therapies; but above all, my work is pragmatic.
(424) 645-1768 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Marc Sadoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD
Verified
Home, virtual & office visit's available for discrete, absolutely confidential high conflict couples coaching. Direct, practical couples treatment or coaching & effective individual brief PTSD treatment using EMDR, Somatic & TRM methods. Anger management and communication problems. Impulse control, addictions, high conflict, communication skills training, disrespectful relationships, abuse. My methods are simple, concrete & appealing for both men and women. Highlighting responsibility & empathy using clear guidelines, agreements and skills. I am also experienced with addictions, anger management, abuse , & violence issues.
(424) 400-2423 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Steven Isaacman
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, FIPA
Verified
I enjoy working with married people and single people, gay people and straight people, men and women, therapy beginners and treatment seasoned soldiers. It is hard to narrow down to a "type" as I have experience with a broad array of people and presenting issues. That said, I do seem to connect especially well with creative people: actors, writers, producers, etc. The most important aspect of your relationship with your therapist is chemistry and that is tricky to predict from the reading of a profile. Better to call me or meet in person so we can see about the match.
(424) 294-8920 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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The Therapy Bro
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified
When thinking of the population I wanted to work with most, it was people like me that spoke to me most: men who have struggled to feel, struggled expressing their feelings & feeling comfortable and safe enough to do so with their friends, family, partner or loved ones. Life is beautiful, but it can be incredibly challenging at times. It's important to be able to talk about life's struggles and challenges with someone.
(310) 362-4778 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Dov Paz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Welcome to my practice. Are you feeling burnout, overwhelmed, depressed, finding work-life balance? Or maybe you are facing issues with relationships, career, being present, quality of life and feeling as if life is passing you by? Considering retirement? These are all common feelings and thoughts many professioanal and high achieving successful women and men are facing today. I have over 20 years of therapy and coaching experience, education, personal experience and objective common sense approach in helping clients navigate through these issues while gaining insights into process effecting their choices and personal growth.
(213) 348-7473 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Shasta Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LPCC
Verified
Whether it is anxiety or depression, trauma or circumstances, I am hear to help. It takes strength to reach out and courage to follow through. My goal is to assist you reclaim the peace of mind and balance you are looking for. I work with both men and women as well as adolescents 12 and up. I have extensive experience working with couples, men , teens, young adults and the elderly. If you have been wanting someone to talk with I am here and am ready to listen and support.
(530) 918-8348 
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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Lanning M. Melville
PsyD, LCSW, BCD
Verified
I am particularly effective working with people who come to therapy with histories of childhood trauma, including emotional, sexual and/or physical abuse, and family neglect and/or abandonment. I have a strong commitment to helping men come to grips with the pains, conflicts and deficits in their work and relational lives. At the same time, I believe I can be particularly helpful to women, as a male therapist, in their work with these kinds of issues. I work primarily with individual adults. I have expertise working with a wide range of issues, including substance abuse/dependence, depression and anxiety.
(310) 895-9778 
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Santa Monica, CA 90403
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Lowell Winer
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MBA
Verified
Male clients value my comradery in exploring what it means to be both strong & vulnerable.
I’m a therapist, cancer survivor, and former tech industry executive. My practice focuses on adults, couples, and teens. In working with me, you’ll experience a mix of warmth, depth, challenge, and, most of all, dedication to the healing and growth you're seeking. My integrative approach balances relational psychodynamic therapy, solution focus, somatics (Mind-body), and mindfulness. Our work together might include demystifying difficult emotions, processing trauma, improving self-esteem, coping with change, strengthening relationships, increasing motivation, or exploring the many layers of health challenges.
(424) 233-1995 
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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Santa Monica are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.

Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Santa Monica then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.

Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.

How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Santa Monica, or Child Psychologists in Santa Monica.

Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Santa Monica psychologists specializing in EMDR.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Santa Monica specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

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Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.