Male Therapists in Middletown, CT

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Connecticut Valley Counseling LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Middletown, CT 06457
**Not Accepting Patients At This Time** We all go through periods of emotional pain, the objective is to break the cycle of suffering which occurs when we use ineffective coping strategies. We cannot always control the events in our lives, we can learn how to manage our reactions to those experiences through developing a greater understanding of our motivations and defense mechanisms. Acceptance and growth is the process that will enable a clearer path to your ideal self and future goals. Let's develop an effective partnership so I may help you achieve your best self.
**Not Accepting Patients At This Time** We all go through periods of emotional pain, the objective is to break the cycle of suffering which occurs when we use ineffective coping strategies. We cannot always control the events in our lives, we can learn how to manage our reactions to those experiences through developing a greater understanding of our motivations and defense mechanisms. Acceptance and growth is the process that will enable a clearer path to your ideal self and future goals. Let's develop an effective partnership so I may help you achieve your best self.
(860) 406-7163 View (860) 406-7163
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Brian A Zelesky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Middletown, CT 06457
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with approximately twenty years experience providing professional clinical treatment to children, adolescents, adults and families. I have successfully engaged clients of all ages in a trusting therapeutic relationship and I am committed to establishing a collaborative relationship between the client and myself. My experience has given me a unique ability to connect to difficult children and adolescents. My goal is to help provide clinical insight and counseling resulting in effective changes for the clients I serve. I practice a goal oriented approach that involves the family.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with approximately twenty years experience providing professional clinical treatment to children, adolescents, adults and families. I have successfully engaged clients of all ages in a trusting therapeutic relationship and I am committed to establishing a collaborative relationship between the client and myself. My experience has given me a unique ability to connect to difficult children and adolescents. My goal is to help provide clinical insight and counseling resulting in effective changes for the clients I serve. I practice a goal oriented approach that involves the family.
(860) 308-1583 View (860) 308-1583
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Michael Probert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Middletown, CT 06457
Now Accepting New Patients! I specialize in treating people who are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, or desiring something better out of life. I have over 15 years of experience treating people with depression, anxiety, and trauma as well as those struggling to have satisfying relationships with other people. I use a person-centered, psychodynamic approach during treatment. I have been trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, dialectical behavior therapy, and mindfulness.
Now Accepting New Patients! I specialize in treating people who are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, or desiring something better out of life. I have over 15 years of experience treating people with depression, anxiety, and trauma as well as those struggling to have satisfying relationships with other people. I use a person-centered, psychodynamic approach during treatment. I have been trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, dialectical behavior therapy, and mindfulness.
(860) 854-4425 View (860) 854-4425
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Man-Up Counseling and Mentoring Centers, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LSC, LPE
Verified Verified
Middletown, CT 06457
Everyone has a story, and the chapters in it are determined by the choices we make... even about our mental health. With the right tools, support, and encouragement-we can make your later chapters into a bestseller! Don't let anxiety, depression, or other challenges prevent you from becoming what you were meant to be. Let us assist you in finding those missing puzzle pieces that have been preventing you from seeing a clearer picture of yourself. It's never too late to take that first step. At Man-Up, we are men, helping other men, become the men we were meant to be. "As Iron Sharpens Iron so does one Man Sharpen Another".
Everyone has a story, and the chapters in it are determined by the choices we make... even about our mental health. With the right tools, support, and encouragement-we can make your later chapters into a bestseller! Don't let anxiety, depression, or other challenges prevent you from becoming what you were meant to be. Let us assist you in finding those missing puzzle pieces that have been preventing you from seeing a clearer picture of yourself. It's never too late to take that first step. At Man-Up, we are men, helping other men, become the men we were meant to be. "As Iron Sharpens Iron so does one Man Sharpen Another".
(959) 208-4002 View (959) 208-4002
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Patrick Russolillo
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Middletown, CT 06457
I am a licensed psychologist. I have been practicing psychology for 40 years and have been in private practice for 30 years. The vast majority of my training during the course of my career has been in the area of behavioral assessment, behavioral interventions and cognitive-behavioral techniques. I take a directive and problem solving approach to counseling. I offer the following services: cognitive and behavior therapy for children, adolescents and adults, psychological evaluations, evaluation of autism, interventions and treatment for anxiety, and depression. Behavioral intervention for sleep and insomnia.
I am a licensed psychologist. I have been practicing psychology for 40 years and have been in private practice for 30 years. The vast majority of my training during the course of my career has been in the area of behavioral assessment, behavioral interventions and cognitive-behavioral techniques. I take a directive and problem solving approach to counseling. I offer the following services: cognitive and behavior therapy for children, adolescents and adults, psychological evaluations, evaluation of autism, interventions and treatment for anxiety, and depression. Behavioral intervention for sleep and insomnia.
(860) 552-6383 View (860) 552-6383
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Ramon Estrada
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Middletown, CT 06457
The challenges of life’s situations, the loss of a loved one, underlying trauma, mental illness, substance misuse, intimate partner violence can bring on feelings of loneliness, sadness, fear, anger, desperation, hopelessness, and grief to name a few. These emotions can at times leave us feeling “not like ourselves,” overwhelmed, and out of control, thereby, interfering with our daily lives and our ability to enjoy life to the fullest. Take a moment to imagine your life without these problems.
The challenges of life’s situations, the loss of a loved one, underlying trauma, mental illness, substance misuse, intimate partner violence can bring on feelings of loneliness, sadness, fear, anger, desperation, hopelessness, and grief to name a few. These emotions can at times leave us feeling “not like ourselves,” overwhelmed, and out of control, thereby, interfering with our daily lives and our ability to enjoy life to the fullest. Take a moment to imagine your life without these problems.
(203) 651-5784 View (203) 651-5784
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Richard V. Daly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Middletown, CT 06457
Warm greetings, I am happy that you have found your way here and I am looking forward to helping. It is important for you to know that my approach to therapy is solution focused and strength based. I am a highly experienced therapist with over 40 years of clinical treatment experience. My main interests and expertise as a therapist center around Individual therapy, Couples Therapy, Parenting and Substance Abuse. During my long and rewarding career I have worked as a primary therapist with individual adults, families, children, couples and groups and as a parenting coach. I thoroughly enjoy my work and look forward to helping you.
Warm greetings, I am happy that you have found your way here and I am looking forward to helping. It is important for you to know that my approach to therapy is solution focused and strength based. I am a highly experienced therapist with over 40 years of clinical treatment experience. My main interests and expertise as a therapist center around Individual therapy, Couples Therapy, Parenting and Substance Abuse. During my long and rewarding career I have worked as a primary therapist with individual adults, families, children, couples and groups and as a parenting coach. I thoroughly enjoy my work and look forward to helping you.
(959) 210-0115 View (959) 210-0115
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Gregory Vaughn Besek
CH
Verified Verified
Middletown, CT 06457
There is an old saying: "Never give a sword to a person who can't dance". This wisdom speaks directly to minds that are stuck and cannot move rhythmically but are bound to fear, anxiety and neglect. When our minds become inflexible, we cut ourselves away from our intuitive self, causing suffering and pain. Only with the experience of standing unbiased and naked in "another's shoes" can we really know we are clear and authentic. When we become authentic, we receive confidence. Confidence begets creativity and with creativity we discover our life.
There is an old saying: "Never give a sword to a person who can't dance". This wisdom speaks directly to minds that are stuck and cannot move rhythmically but are bound to fear, anxiety and neglect. When our minds become inflexible, we cut ourselves away from our intuitive self, causing suffering and pain. Only with the experience of standing unbiased and naked in "another's shoes" can we really know we are clear and authentic. When we become authentic, we receive confidence. Confidence begets creativity and with creativity we discover our life.
(860) 331-8106 View (860) 331-8106
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Edward Langford
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Middletown, CT 06457
Waitlist for new clients
Temporarily, not taking any new patients. Available appointments typically within 24-48 hours. If you are struggling, you do not have to go it alone. I am here to help and taking personal responsibility is enabling and reaching out for support is the first step! If you are feeling overwhelmed by the demands of the day, my services aim to introduce clarity and self-motivation. Together we will practice techniques to better manage the emotional stressors and triggers that can be present in our daily lives. I have experience dedicated to providing mental health services to adults, children including adolescents and their families.
Temporarily, not taking any new patients. Available appointments typically within 24-48 hours. If you are struggling, you do not have to go it alone. I am here to help and taking personal responsibility is enabling and reaching out for support is the first step! If you are feeling overwhelmed by the demands of the day, my services aim to introduce clarity and self-motivation. Together we will practice techniques to better manage the emotional stressors and triggers that can be present in our daily lives. I have experience dedicated to providing mental health services to adults, children including adolescents and their families.
(860) 316-2994 View (860) 316-2994
John W Ringwald
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Middletown, CT 06457
Not accepting new clients
I am a clinical psychologist with offices in New Haven and Middletown. My clients are primarily adults, both individuals and couples. My areas of interest and/or expertise include marital distress; problems at work; spirituality and meditation; coping with life-altering illness; and grief. I have advanced training from the Gottman Institute in marital therapy, and have completed the training and supervision requirements for certification in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy developed by Susan Johnson and her colleagues. I also provide consultation and clinical supervision for other psychotherapists and organizations.
I am a clinical psychologist with offices in New Haven and Middletown. My clients are primarily adults, both individuals and couples. My areas of interest and/or expertise include marital distress; problems at work; spirituality and meditation; coping with life-altering illness; and grief. I have advanced training from the Gottman Institute in marital therapy, and have completed the training and supervision requirements for certification in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy developed by Susan Johnson and her colleagues. I also provide consultation and clinical supervision for other psychotherapists and organizations.
(203) 318-4828 View (203) 318-4828
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Michael Genovese
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Middletown, CT 06457  (Online Only)
Welcome!! My name is Mike & I received my Masters Degree in Social Work at Fordham University. I am a Licensed Clinical Social worker who has worked with adults primarily for the past 27 years. I have experience working with Veterans and the issues they face as well as individuals involved in the legal system. My other areas of expertise are in mental health, substance use/prevention and treatment, as well as bereavement. I am versed in transactional analysis and am trained in EMDR therapy which is my prime modality.
Welcome!! My name is Mike & I received my Masters Degree in Social Work at Fordham University. I am a Licensed Clinical Social worker who has worked with adults primarily for the past 27 years. I have experience working with Veterans and the issues they face as well as individuals involved in the legal system. My other areas of expertise are in mental health, substance use/prevention and treatment, as well as bereavement. I am versed in transactional analysis and am trained in EMDR therapy which is my prime modality.
(203) 408-6351 View (203) 408-6351
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Michael Reiss
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Middletown, CT 06457
Wine Trail Behavioral Health, LLC is a private practice devoted to the notion that the provision of competent services is based on an appreciation of interpersonal (i.e., relational) as well as intrapersonal factors in the etiology and maintenance of emotional and behavioral problems. Toward this end, a broader more ecologically oriented framework that targets the multiple contexts in which children and families are embedded, is adopted. Importantly, this approach to treatment is consistent with causal modeling literature in the areas of child and adolescent psychopathology, and has received empirical support in controlled clinical trials.
Wine Trail Behavioral Health, LLC is a private practice devoted to the notion that the provision of competent services is based on an appreciation of interpersonal (i.e., relational) as well as intrapersonal factors in the etiology and maintenance of emotional and behavioral problems. Toward this end, a broader more ecologically oriented framework that targets the multiple contexts in which children and families are embedded, is adopted. Importantly, this approach to treatment is consistent with causal modeling literature in the areas of child and adolescent psychopathology, and has received empirical support in controlled clinical trials.
(203) 402-8944 View (203) 402-8944
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Keith Murphey
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAAT, LPC, ATR, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Middletown, CT 06457
I am an LPC with over 24 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I enjoy working with clients of all ages who experience a variety of symptoms related to trauma, anxiety, depression, and attachment difficulties. I provide a relaxing and judgement free environment allowing my clients to feel comfortable sharing their experiences. I use an integrative approach with an emphasis on EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy. It is an evidence based model proven highly effective for treating symptoms of trauma, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, intense feelings, and mood changes.
I am an LPC with over 24 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I enjoy working with clients of all ages who experience a variety of symptoms related to trauma, anxiety, depression, and attachment difficulties. I provide a relaxing and judgement free environment allowing my clients to feel comfortable sharing their experiences. I use an integrative approach with an emphasis on EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy. It is an evidence based model proven highly effective for treating symptoms of trauma, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, intense feelings, and mood changes.
(860) 786-4032 View (860) 786-4032
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James William Osborne
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, BCPC
Verified Verified
Middletown, CT 06457
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 40 years of experience as a psychotherapist, clinical director, clinical supervisor, trainer and consultant. I am trained in Gestalt Therapy, Jungian Psychology, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) and EMDR. I work with individuals (primarily adults) treating trauma, co-occurring disorders, chronic and severe mental health disorders. I work with families with intellectual/developmental disorders. I have extensive experience working with veterans, active duty personnel and their families. I am also a Viet Nam Era veteran.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 40 years of experience as a psychotherapist, clinical director, clinical supervisor, trainer and consultant. I am trained in Gestalt Therapy, Jungian Psychology, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) and EMDR. I work with individuals (primarily adults) treating trauma, co-occurring disorders, chronic and severe mental health disorders. I work with families with intellectual/developmental disorders. I have extensive experience working with veterans, active duty personnel and their families. I am also a Viet Nam Era veteran.
(860) 650-1401 View (860) 650-1401
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Elliott Strick
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Middletown, CT 06457
Welcome to my practice! I am a Certified Internal Family Systems therapist (IFS) and work with individuals and couples, both gay and heterosexual, men who experienced childhood trauma, with gay men and lesbians, and with people who grew up with an alcoholic or emotionally absent parent (ACOA). I am committed to co-creating a safe space with you, where ALL parts of you can show up and be seen without judgment, heal wounds from the past, become free of shame, & unresolved anger or grief, and gaining the ability to live with more passion, energy and joy. My ideal clients are people familiar with or who are seeking IFS therapy.
Welcome to my practice! I am a Certified Internal Family Systems therapist (IFS) and work with individuals and couples, both gay and heterosexual, men who experienced childhood trauma, with gay men and lesbians, and with people who grew up with an alcoholic or emotionally absent parent (ACOA). I am committed to co-creating a safe space with you, where ALL parts of you can show up and be seen without judgment, heal wounds from the past, become free of shame, & unresolved anger or grief, and gaining the ability to live with more passion, energy and joy. My ideal clients are people familiar with or who are seeking IFS therapy.
(860) 308-1653 View (860) 308-1653
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Andrew S. Pollak
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CHT
Verified Verified
Middletown, CT 06457
30 years in practice, and working intimately with thousands of individuals, families and groups, has been my greatest teacher. It has taught me the single most important ingredient that determines ones likelyhood of successfully achieving their desires and actualizing their highest potential. The ingredient COURAGE allows for fear AND steps forward in spite of it. Call now if are a sincerely determined individual and want to feel relief and have a greater sense of control and mastery over the direction of your life, despite feeling stuck,anxious,depressed, suffering with traumatic memory.If you bring the courage anything is possible
30 years in practice, and working intimately with thousands of individuals, families and groups, has been my greatest teacher. It has taught me the single most important ingredient that determines ones likelyhood of successfully achieving their desires and actualizing their highest potential. The ingredient COURAGE allows for fear AND steps forward in spite of it. Call now if are a sincerely determined individual and want to feel relief and have a greater sense of control and mastery over the direction of your life, despite feeling stuck,anxious,depressed, suffering with traumatic memory.If you bring the courage anything is possible
(203) 697-8418 View (203) 697-8418
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Bart Wichowski
Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Middletown, CT 06457
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients at this time. A crisis can strike at any moment and leave you with feelings that just don't make sense. Living with trauma, anxiety, and constant stress can leave you feeling deflated and not able to achieve all that you can. Not knowing who to turn to can be even harder.
Not accepting new clients at this time. A crisis can strike at any moment and leave you with feelings that just don't make sense. Living with trauma, anxiety, and constant stress can leave you feeling deflated and not able to achieve all that you can. Not knowing who to turn to can be even harder.
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David Kenefick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Middletown, CT 06457
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I offer a therapeutic place for people interested in exploring how the challenges or “symptoms” you are experiencing are preventing you from being your best self. My foundational training as a Clinical Social Worker has been enhanced with advanced trauma training including EMDR, relational / attachment work as a Circle of Security Parent Facilitator, Buddhist psychology and mindfulness. Several modalities inform my practice including somatic healing, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and a relational approach leading to a greater sense of feeling grounded and whole.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I offer a therapeutic place for people interested in exploring how the challenges or “symptoms” you are experiencing are preventing you from being your best self. My foundational training as a Clinical Social Worker has been enhanced with advanced trauma training including EMDR, relational / attachment work as a Circle of Security Parent Facilitator, Buddhist psychology and mindfulness. Several modalities inform my practice including somatic healing, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and a relational approach leading to a greater sense of feeling grounded and whole.
(860) 846-4999 View (860) 846-4999
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Adam Enoch - Pathway to Positivity Counseling LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Middletown, CT 06457
Currently not Accepting new clients. I am a licensed clinical social worker that provides individual therapy to adolescent through early adulthood clients. I aim to provide a safe and compassionate space to embark on a transformative journey towards mental and emotional well-being. My counseling services prioritize your unique needs, ensuring a personalized approach to address your challenges and goals. With a deep commitment to fostering positivity and resilience, I empower individuals to navigate life's complexities with confidence.
Currently not Accepting new clients. I am a licensed clinical social worker that provides individual therapy to adolescent through early adulthood clients. I aim to provide a safe and compassionate space to embark on a transformative journey towards mental and emotional well-being. My counseling services prioritize your unique needs, ensuring a personalized approach to address your challenges and goals. With a deep commitment to fostering positivity and resilience, I empower individuals to navigate life's complexities with confidence.
(860) 846-4467 View (860) 846-4467
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Elli Levy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LADC, EMDR
Verified Verified
Middletown, CT 06457
Elli is an LPC ( License Professional Counselor) and LADC (license drug and alcohol counselor, an MSW ( Master Social Work) ) and an EMDR specialist, who treats patients with anxiety, depression, trauma-related issues, PTSD, addictions and other life stressors which hinder full participation in a joyful, satisfying life. Everyone has obstacles and challenges which get in the way of realizing their full potential and happiness. Elli is able to use his vast experience and various therapeutic modalities to help you address these issues and be free to live the life you envision.
Elli is an LPC ( License Professional Counselor) and LADC (license drug and alcohol counselor, an MSW ( Master Social Work) ) and an EMDR specialist, who treats patients with anxiety, depression, trauma-related issues, PTSD, addictions and other life stressors which hinder full participation in a joyful, satisfying life. Everyone has obstacles and challenges which get in the way of realizing their full potential and happiness. Elli is able to use his vast experience and various therapeutic modalities to help you address these issues and be free to live the life you envision.
(860) 855-7923 View (860) 855-7923
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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.