Male Therapists in Jacksonville, FL

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Dr. Justin D'Arienzo
Psychologist, PsyD, MS, ABPP
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32217
Forensic & Board Certified Clinical Psychologist, Relationship & Addiction Expert, licensed in FL, TX, NM. Offering virtual services but will travel for specialized face-to-face extended services. When you make the decision to change, finding a competent professional with the right training & experience matters. I work with patients & couples seeking significant lifestyle changes. I will be with you each step of the way, providing you with the highest quality of care. Featured on TikTok & Instagram at dr.justindarienzo, TLC's My Strange Addiction, Lifetime's Killer Kids, ID's Twisted Sister, & Oprah's TD Jakes's Show.
Forensic & Board Certified Clinical Psychologist, Relationship & Addiction Expert, licensed in FL, TX, NM. Offering virtual services but will travel for specialized face-to-face extended services. When you make the decision to change, finding a competent professional with the right training & experience matters. I work with patients & couples seeking significant lifestyle changes. I will be with you each step of the way, providing you with the highest quality of care. Featured on TikTok & Instagram at dr.justindarienzo, TLC's My Strange Addiction, Lifetime's Killer Kids, ID's Twisted Sister, & Oprah's TD Jakes's Show.
(904) 715-4521 View (904) 715-4521
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David Whittinghill
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, MAC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Imagine how much better your life would be if anger, fear, and despair were not troubling you. Imagine working with a professional who wants you to feel safe, unjudged, and validated. I've practiced as a licensed therapist for over thirty years. I know what works and what doesn't. If you are new to counseling, we will explore how to help you improve in the least amount of time. If you are familiar with counseling, we will tailor therapy to what works best for you.
Imagine how much better your life would be if anger, fear, and despair were not troubling you. Imagine working with a professional who wants you to feel safe, unjudged, and validated. I've practiced as a licensed therapist for over thirty years. I know what works and what doesn't. If you are new to counseling, we will explore how to help you improve in the least amount of time. If you are familiar with counseling, we will tailor therapy to what works best for you.
(904) 966-4257 View (904) 966-4257
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Steve Bizier
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32205
Waitlist for new clients
Everyone has times when they feel overwhelmed, frustrated and stressed. As human beings it is inevitable that we will encounter obstacles in our lives from time to time. I do believe it is during these times that we learn the most about ourselves. Many times people repeat the same destructive patterns in their lives without even realizing it. As someone who has struggled with anxiety issues myself in the past, I understand how debilitating it can be. I believe my own experiences have made me a much more empathetic therapist as I can completely understand and relate to what my clients are struggling with.
Everyone has times when they feel overwhelmed, frustrated and stressed. As human beings it is inevitable that we will encounter obstacles in our lives from time to time. I do believe it is during these times that we learn the most about ourselves. Many times people repeat the same destructive patterns in their lives without even realizing it. As someone who has struggled with anxiety issues myself in the past, I understand how debilitating it can be. I believe my own experiences have made me a much more empathetic therapist as I can completely understand and relate to what my clients are struggling with.
(904) 454-8761 View (904) 454-8761
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Polyamory, BDSM, Kink, & Queer friendly counseling
Counselor, LMHC, MCAP
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32207
I proudly serve the LGBTQIA, Polyamory, Kink (BDSM etc.), communities. I support and endorse the HRC, the Secular Therapy project, National Coalition for Sexual Freedom, Polyfriendly.org, and other organizations celebrating diversity, equality, and advocacy. I can help with anxiety, depression, relationships, identity, the search for meaning, and related issues. You can meet face to face with me in my office, via teletherapy from home, or use your phone to video conference with me during your lunch hour from your car. Although I respect all religions, I am secular and practice therapy from a secular perspective.
I proudly serve the LGBTQIA, Polyamory, Kink (BDSM etc.), communities. I support and endorse the HRC, the Secular Therapy project, National Coalition for Sexual Freedom, Polyfriendly.org, and other organizations celebrating diversity, equality, and advocacy. I can help with anxiety, depression, relationships, identity, the search for meaning, and related issues. You can meet face to face with me in my office, via teletherapy from home, or use your phone to video conference with me during your lunch hour from your car. Although I respect all religions, I am secular and practice therapy from a secular perspective.
(904) 204-8720 View (904) 204-8720
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Clinton Boyd McRay
Counselor, LMHC, MCAP
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32207
I primarily serve the LGBTQ, Polyamory, and Kink communities. Competent, affirming, and informed therapy provided in the office or online. I am inclusive, non-judgmental and secular. If you are feeling depressed, anxious, or stressed out, or if your relationship(s) lack intimacy, warmth, or communication, then let's work together to restore joy and balance. I would love to accompany you on your journey back to a vibrant, happy wholeness.
I primarily serve the LGBTQ, Polyamory, and Kink communities. Competent, affirming, and informed therapy provided in the office or online. I am inclusive, non-judgmental and secular. If you are feeling depressed, anxious, or stressed out, or if your relationship(s) lack intimacy, warmth, or communication, then let's work together to restore joy and balance. I would love to accompany you on your journey back to a vibrant, happy wholeness.
(904) 549-6902 View (904) 549-6902
Goolsby's Clinical Services, LLC
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32204
I am a Licensed Mental Health Therapist and a National Certified Counselor, who believes in forming a positive relationship with my clients, by providing them with a safe and nonjudgmental environment, empathy, and genuineness. My goal is to promote positive changes in my client's life, help alleviate emotional distress, and help create healthy relationships within their lives. I specialize in trauma therapy, anxiety, depression, and relationship conflicts. If you are faced with physical or emotional distress, I am committed to assisting and helping you deal more effectively with all that life brings.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Therapist and a National Certified Counselor, who believes in forming a positive relationship with my clients, by providing them with a safe and nonjudgmental environment, empathy, and genuineness. My goal is to promote positive changes in my client's life, help alleviate emotional distress, and help create healthy relationships within their lives. I specialize in trauma therapy, anxiety, depression, and relationship conflicts. If you are faced with physical or emotional distress, I am committed to assisting and helping you deal more effectively with all that life brings.
(904) 674-3920 View (904) 674-3920
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Joe Mack Bankhead
Pastoral Counselor, PhD
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32218
The fundamental goal of counseling is to help individuals, who are experiencing personal challenges, resolve them and improve their emotional well-being. My mission is to help people who are struggling to overcome various issues such as addiction, anxiety, depression, anger, fear, and grief. These issues can impact career, health, education, and family life. I believe that compassion and empathy are essential qualities that every counselor should have toward their clients. My practice is built on those essential qualities.
The fundamental goal of counseling is to help individuals, who are experiencing personal challenges, resolve them and improve their emotional well-being. My mission is to help people who are struggling to overcome various issues such as addiction, anxiety, depression, anger, fear, and grief. These issues can impact career, health, education, and family life. I believe that compassion and empathy are essential qualities that every counselor should have toward their clients. My practice is built on those essential qualities.
(833) 706-5459 View (833) 706-5459
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Dan Renaud
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, ICADC, CAP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32204
Mr Renaud considered a subject matter expert in the areas of adolescent substance use disorder and it impacts on the family. He consults with and provides expert testimony to the Florida Juvenile justice Association, the circuit four advisory council for juvenile justice, Adolescent drug court, Duval County teen court, juvenile court, Local news affiliates, as well as northeast Florida System of Care. In 2018 Mr Renaud was asked to join The Florida Behavioral Health Association as a consultant to the adolescent behavioral health division.
Mr Renaud considered a subject matter expert in the areas of adolescent substance use disorder and it impacts on the family. He consults with and provides expert testimony to the Florida Juvenile justice Association, the circuit four advisory council for juvenile justice, Adolescent drug court, Duval County teen court, juvenile court, Local news affiliates, as well as northeast Florida System of Care. In 2018 Mr Renaud was asked to join The Florida Behavioral Health Association as a consultant to the adolescent behavioral health division.
(904) 495-7553 View (904) 495-7553
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Noel Clark
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPCC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32221  (Online Only)
I am licensed in Florida and Kentucky with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.
I am licensed in Florida and Kentucky with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.
(859) 376-5517 View (859) 376-5517
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Bennett Rachal
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32211
Our bodies and brains have natural systems for dealing with difficult and stressful life situations or events. Experiencing or watching a frightening, dangerous, or violent event can overload these these natural systems. Other frequent life experiences such as job or relationship stress, divorce, loss, and accidents can trigger trauma responses as well. Feelings of depression, isolation, anxiousness, tension, irritability, numbness, nightmares, or alcohol/substance abuse are common. Other times, we might just feel stuck and unable to move past the past. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) is a therapy that can help.
Our bodies and brains have natural systems for dealing with difficult and stressful life situations or events. Experiencing or watching a frightening, dangerous, or violent event can overload these these natural systems. Other frequent life experiences such as job or relationship stress, divorce, loss, and accidents can trigger trauma responses as well. Feelings of depression, isolation, anxiousness, tension, irritability, numbness, nightmares, or alcohol/substance abuse are common. Other times, we might just feel stuck and unable to move past the past. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) is a therapy that can help.
(904) 867-3014 View (904) 867-3014
Jerome ( jerry) Croan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32256
I am in private practice as a therapist/clinical social worker . I have been in private practice in Florida since 1999. My work is primarily designed to help individual and couples who are in a transitional phase of their lives . Some clients are facing trauma from recent events and others have been suffering from traumas from their past . These cases may come from military trauma , auto accidents or even divorce or relationship turmoil.
I am in private practice as a therapist/clinical social worker . I have been in private practice in Florida since 1999. My work is primarily designed to help individual and couples who are in a transitional phase of their lives . Some clients are facing trauma from recent events and others have been suffering from traumas from their past . These cases may come from military trauma , auto accidents or even divorce or relationship turmoil.
(904) 474-3481 View (904) 474-3481
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Acacia Counseling
LMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32223
Life is dynamic. Your and your family's health needs tend to involve several aspects of life simultaneously. As such, your care requires skill in a wide range of life issues affording services in a comfortable, supportive, client-centered atmosphere to resolve any growth and health concern. Often the dynamics of life involve stress, anxiety, fear, anger, loss/grief, accomplishment, failure, and faith to name a few. Acacia Counseling clientele desire highly personalized care in proven, time-tested interventions to realize their health and growth goals.
Life is dynamic. Your and your family's health needs tend to involve several aspects of life simultaneously. As such, your care requires skill in a wide range of life issues affording services in a comfortable, supportive, client-centered atmosphere to resolve any growth and health concern. Often the dynamics of life involve stress, anxiety, fear, anger, loss/grief, accomplishment, failure, and faith to name a few. Acacia Counseling clientele desire highly personalized care in proven, time-tested interventions to realize their health and growth goals.
(904) 552-3734 View (904) 552-3734
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Aaron Percoco
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, RMHCI
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32217
This message is for kiddos and adults: Do you have trouble fitting in? Do you have difficulty finding your place in the world? Are you turned away by your peers because of your unique interests or personality? Have you been diagnosed with ADHD or Autism Spectrum Disorder, or do you suspect that you are neurodivergent? Do you want to build a community of peers who love and appreciate you? Is it exhausting for you to try new things? It's so hard to survive and thrive in a world that isn't made for you. Talk to someone who understands and validates your unique struggle and can help you navigate the challenges of a neurotypical world!
This message is for kiddos and adults: Do you have trouble fitting in? Do you have difficulty finding your place in the world? Are you turned away by your peers because of your unique interests or personality? Have you been diagnosed with ADHD or Autism Spectrum Disorder, or do you suspect that you are neurodivergent? Do you want to build a community of peers who love and appreciate you? Is it exhausting for you to try new things? It's so hard to survive and thrive in a world that isn't made for you. Talk to someone who understands and validates your unique struggle and can help you navigate the challenges of a neurotypical world!
(904) 478-1618 View (904) 478-1618
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Santricoa Nelson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32224
My name is Rico Nelson. I specialize in working with individuals and families that struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, grief, addiction, and more. I am interested in building a positive and caring therapeutic rapport to ensure clients feel safe and supported. I help clients identify their issues and develop a treatment plan that has a person-centered focus, maximizes strengths, and promotes empowerment. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral, Person-Centered and Solution Focused Therapies. I’m also certified in Post-Traumatic Stress in those who have served in Behavioral Health Case Management and our US Military.
My name is Rico Nelson. I specialize in working with individuals and families that struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, grief, addiction, and more. I am interested in building a positive and caring therapeutic rapport to ensure clients feel safe and supported. I help clients identify their issues and develop a treatment plan that has a person-centered focus, maximizes strengths, and promotes empowerment. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral, Person-Centered and Solution Focused Therapies. I’m also certified in Post-Traumatic Stress in those who have served in Behavioral Health Case Management and our US Military.
(904) 712-2709 View (904) 712-2709
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Kurt W Oster Msw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW, ACSW, BCD, RPT™
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32244  (Online Only)
Welcome, and thank you for visiting my page. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Alabama, Florida, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia, a Board Certified Diplomate, and a Registered Play Therapist, and I hold multiple credentials. As a social worker, life coach, and trauma professional, I am here to help clients reach their goals of overcoming life challenges, growing in new ways, and helping develop new positive goals and ways of doing things. Additionally, I work with LGBTQ+ Clients on coming out, identity development, and gender identity issues. I provide a safe place for clients to explore the challenges facing them.
Welcome, and thank you for visiting my page. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Alabama, Florida, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia, a Board Certified Diplomate, and a Registered Play Therapist, and I hold multiple credentials. As a social worker, life coach, and trauma professional, I am here to help clients reach their goals of overcoming life challenges, growing in new ways, and helping develop new positive goals and ways of doing things. Additionally, I work with LGBTQ+ Clients on coming out, identity development, and gender identity issues. I provide a safe place for clients to explore the challenges facing them.
(904) 849-2956 View (904) 849-2956
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Dr. Michael Nackashi
Psychologist, PsyD, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32256
I'm Dr. Nackashi, a clinical psychologist, who earned a doctorate from Nova Southeastern University. I trained in VA hospitals & community mental health & university counseling centers. I've spent the last five years providing individual and group psychotherapy to adolescents and young adults presenting with anxiety/panic, depression, interpersonal challenges, adjustment difficulty, ADHD, substance misuse, trauma/sexual assault, identity concerns, suicidality, and issues related to cultural discrimination. I also offer couples therapy to young adults and provide psychological assessments for students and young professionals.
I'm Dr. Nackashi, a clinical psychologist, who earned a doctorate from Nova Southeastern University. I trained in VA hospitals & community mental health & university counseling centers. I've spent the last five years providing individual and group psychotherapy to adolescents and young adults presenting with anxiety/panic, depression, interpersonal challenges, adjustment difficulty, ADHD, substance misuse, trauma/sexual assault, identity concerns, suicidality, and issues related to cultural discrimination. I also offer couples therapy to young adults and provide psychological assessments for students and young professionals.
(904) 529-0277 View (904) 529-0277
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Chris Bartkowiak
Counselor, LMHC, MEd
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32210  (Online Only)
Listening is an art form.From traditional counseling to life coaching, mindfulness, I draw on my extensive life experience and thousands of hours with clients in helping you with communication, anger, trauma, grief, PTSD, existential crisis, addictions. I work with adult clients of all ages. I also work with other therapists, first responders, health professionals, teachers in helping them process the trauma that they witness and hear.You will know within the first session whether I am the right therapist, life coach for you.Confidentiality is assured, sliding scale. c-904 476-5336. chriscoachingandcounseling.com
Listening is an art form.From traditional counseling to life coaching, mindfulness, I draw on my extensive life experience and thousands of hours with clients in helping you with communication, anger, trauma, grief, PTSD, existential crisis, addictions. I work with adult clients of all ages. I also work with other therapists, first responders, health professionals, teachers in helping them process the trauma that they witness and hear.You will know within the first session whether I am the right therapist, life coach for you.Confidentiality is assured, sliding scale. c-904 476-5336. chriscoachingandcounseling.com
(904) 736-3693 View (904) 736-3693
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Positive Behavioral Solutions LLC
Counselor, MD
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32204
Behavioral Health Agency that provides quality Mental Health Counseling, and Social Services. Our approach to Therapy is solution focused, client centered, and insight oriented. Our providers are highly trained and qualified in their respective area of expertise. Individuals seeking to make a positive change in their life are welcome to inquire about our programs. Services can be provided in office, home, or community settings/dependent upon your insurance coverage. We are committed to helping our clients reach their highest potential and welcome the opportunity to earn your trust.
Behavioral Health Agency that provides quality Mental Health Counseling, and Social Services. Our approach to Therapy is solution focused, client centered, and insight oriented. Our providers are highly trained and qualified in their respective area of expertise. Individuals seeking to make a positive change in their life are welcome to inquire about our programs. Services can be provided in office, home, or community settings/dependent upon your insurance coverage. We are committed to helping our clients reach their highest potential and welcome the opportunity to earn your trust.
(904) 587-4938 View (904) 587-4938
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Charles Dean
Counselor, PsyD, LMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32207
Therapy provides you with the unique opportunity to come out of your comfort zone and experience life in a more fulfilling way. Coming out of one's comfort zone can be challenging and anxiety provoking, but it is well worth the struggle when you see how much more fulfillment and freedom you have in your life at the end of therapy. My role is to help you interpret and help you make sense of the stressors that brought you to therapy. I will also work with you as you create new adaptive ways of coping that will lead to greater life fulfillment.
Therapy provides you with the unique opportunity to come out of your comfort zone and experience life in a more fulfilling way. Coming out of one's comfort zone can be challenging and anxiety provoking, but it is well worth the struggle when you see how much more fulfillment and freedom you have in your life at the end of therapy. My role is to help you interpret and help you make sense of the stressors that brought you to therapy. I will also work with you as you create new adaptive ways of coping that will lead to greater life fulfillment.
(904) 593-4336 View (904) 593-4336
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Jonathan Pawson
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32257
Jonathan Pawson LMHC. My typical treatment plan involves a collaborative, personalized approach, focusing on your unique needs, values, and goals. I work with a wide range of clients, each presenting unique experiences and challenges. My primary areas of specialty lie in treating various forms of trauma disorders, such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex-PTSD, and Acute Stress Disorder. Additionally, I am proficient in working with clients dealing with attachment issues, both adults and children.
Jonathan Pawson LMHC. My typical treatment plan involves a collaborative, personalized approach, focusing on your unique needs, values, and goals. I work with a wide range of clients, each presenting unique experiences and challenges. My primary areas of specialty lie in treating various forms of trauma disorders, such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex-PTSD, and Acute Stress Disorder. Additionally, I am proficient in working with clients dealing with attachment issues, both adults and children.
(904) 552-2510 View (904) 552-2510

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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.