Male Therapists in Lakeland, FL

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James Miller
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33803
Life is stressful, relationships are tricky, emotions can be tough - and sometimes you need someone to help navigate it all. I'm a Licensed Mental Health Counselor dedicated to helping individuals, couples and families get on steadier ground.
Life is stressful, relationships are tricky, emotions can be tough - and sometimes you need someone to help navigate it all. I'm a Licensed Mental Health Counselor dedicated to helping individuals, couples and families get on steadier ground.
(863) 204-2641 View (863) 204-2641
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ABC Mental Health & Relationship Counseling
Counselor, MA, LMHC, MFT
Verified Verified
Lakeland, FL 33813
My name is Yilmaz Taskin. As a certified Marriage & Family Therapist and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, I offer an open-minded, non-judgmental, and empathetic counseling/therapy approach in a safe and supportive environment. Some problems, in our lives, are either self-imposed or imposed on us by other means. What we perceive might be different than reality. Negative beliefs affect us mentally and physically. Misinterpretations and irrational or self-defeating beliefs can create unhappy feelings, self-doubt, stress, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, etc. Problems don’t go away by themselves, we need to resolve them.
My name is Yilmaz Taskin. As a certified Marriage & Family Therapist and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, I offer an open-minded, non-judgmental, and empathetic counseling/therapy approach in a safe and supportive environment. Some problems, in our lives, are either self-imposed or imposed on us by other means. What we perceive might be different than reality. Negative beliefs affect us mentally and physically. Misinterpretations and irrational or self-defeating beliefs can create unhappy feelings, self-doubt, stress, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, etc. Problems don’t go away by themselves, we need to resolve them.
(863) 397-3240 View (863) 397-3240
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Pine Grove Counseling LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, Christopher Grove, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33803  (Online Only)
Licensed in FL & NC! Are you thinking that things are ok but they could be much better? Or at least, a lot less dark and stagnant? I know the importance of finding someone who lets you take your time, respects your emotional development and upholds your dignity. I want to help you make sense of the life that you have and turn it into the one you want. Growth looks different for all of us. What blocks us from it might not block everybody else, too. We are all doing the best we can and deserve the best not just for, but from ourselves. Do you want a helping hand and open heart to help you reconnect with the center of who you are?
Licensed in FL & NC! Are you thinking that things are ok but they could be much better? Or at least, a lot less dark and stagnant? I know the importance of finding someone who lets you take your time, respects your emotional development and upholds your dignity. I want to help you make sense of the life that you have and turn it into the one you want. Growth looks different for all of us. What blocks us from it might not block everybody else, too. We are all doing the best we can and deserve the best not just for, but from ourselves. Do you want a helping hand and open heart to help you reconnect with the center of who you are?
(407) 305-2629 View (407) 305-2629
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Chris Dixon
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Lakeland, FL 33813
Since 1991 I've delved into C.G. Jung's teachings, engaging in workshops and lectures across Zurich, Switzerland, and South Florida. My focus lies in aiding patients in overcoming psychological obstacles, conflicts, and trauma, utilizing Jungian psychology's profound exploration of the unconscious. This transformative process extends beyond symptom relief, fostering optimal personal growth by deciphering psychological patterns in their entirety rather than as mere disorders or diagnostic codes. A Jungian approach unveils the deepest mysteries of existence and purpose for those facing profound challenges.
Since 1991 I've delved into C.G. Jung's teachings, engaging in workshops and lectures across Zurich, Switzerland, and South Florida. My focus lies in aiding patients in overcoming psychological obstacles, conflicts, and trauma, utilizing Jungian psychology's profound exploration of the unconscious. This transformative process extends beyond symptom relief, fostering optimal personal growth by deciphering psychological patterns in their entirety rather than as mere disorders or diagnostic codes. A Jungian approach unveils the deepest mysteries of existence and purpose for those facing profound challenges.
(863) 255-4782 View (863) 255-4782
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Anthony Barrett
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33801
I am interested in working with individuals, couples, and families from various backgrounds and experiences. I am passionate about caring for people and engaging the particular ways they struggle, including areas like addiction, sexuality, and trauma, in both individual and group counseling settings. As a trained Prepare/Enrich facilitator, I hope to work with couples in their efforts to grow and thrive together. In 2021 I participated in a Bethesda Workshop as a therapist observer in order to better help those struggling with unwanted sexual behavior and/or sexual addiction.
I am interested in working with individuals, couples, and families from various backgrounds and experiences. I am passionate about caring for people and engaging the particular ways they struggle, including areas like addiction, sexuality, and trauma, in both individual and group counseling settings. As a trained Prepare/Enrich facilitator, I hope to work with couples in their efforts to grow and thrive together. In 2021 I participated in a Bethesda Workshop as a therapist observer in order to better help those struggling with unwanted sexual behavior and/or sexual addiction.
(407) 258-1942 View (407) 258-1942
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Ian Erickson
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Lakeland, FL 33801
Ian has worked in mental health counseling for over ten years. Ian enjoys working with individuals and couples who want a positive change in their lives. Ian graduated from University of South Florida in 2014 with his MA. Ian is a licensed mental health counselor. Ian's goal is to help people find hope.
Ian has worked in mental health counseling for over ten years. Ian enjoys working with individuals and couples who want a positive change in their lives. Ian graduated from University of South Florida in 2014 with his MA. Ian is a licensed mental health counselor. Ian's goal is to help people find hope.
(863) 431-8668 View (863) 431-8668
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Michael Brown
Counselor, MEd, LMHC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lakeland, FL 33801
I have 40 years experience in mental health. I have a Masters and Specialist Degree in Educational and Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I provide therapy for children from ages 3-10 years old. I use Parent Child Interaction Therapy.
I have 40 years experience in mental health. I have a Masters and Specialist Degree in Educational and Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I provide therapy for children from ages 3-10 years old. I use Parent Child Interaction Therapy.
(863) 417-1824 View (863) 417-1824
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Jason Tanner MA, LMHC
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33813
Life's challenges can be overwhelming when you're facing them alone. I'm here to really listen, to be supportive, and to help you find practical and/or creative solutions to what brings you to therapy.
Life's challenges can be overwhelming when you're facing them alone. I'm here to really listen, to be supportive, and to help you find practical and/or creative solutions to what brings you to therapy.
(863) 448-9371 View (863) 448-9371
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Kevin Berry
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33803
As a mental health counselor, I love having the opportunity to help individuals, and couples work through the challenges that life can bring. Having a safe place to express ourselves and feel supported and validated by someone who genuinely cares, can be a primary and meaningful catalyst to healing. In truth, we all have moments of feeling overwhelmed by life. Adverse experiences and past trauma can have a far-reaching impact on our ability to thrive and have positive relationships. I am passionate about working with our LGBTQIA+ community, as well as with all individuals and couples. I hope that you will allow me to help you too!
As a mental health counselor, I love having the opportunity to help individuals, and couples work through the challenges that life can bring. Having a safe place to express ourselves and feel supported and validated by someone who genuinely cares, can be a primary and meaningful catalyst to healing. In truth, we all have moments of feeling overwhelmed by life. Adverse experiences and past trauma can have a far-reaching impact on our ability to thrive and have positive relationships. I am passionate about working with our LGBTQIA+ community, as well as with all individuals and couples. I hope that you will allow me to help you too!
(863) 592-2597 View (863) 592-2597
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David A Hernandez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33801
Whether it was your decision or your spouse’s, experiencing divorce leads to confusion, anger, resentment, and anxiety. You’re feeling grief over the pending loss of the marriage and at times wonder if the entire marriage had been a waste. Was it all for nothing? You once loved and trusted each other. Now, the legal proceedings can suddenly make your spouse seem like an adversary. Complications abound including lawyers, court dates and disputes over child visitation. After the divorce is over, your life is nothing like what you had planned...it seems as if your mind is hampered by a heavy fog. How can you sort things out?
Whether it was your decision or your spouse’s, experiencing divorce leads to confusion, anger, resentment, and anxiety. You’re feeling grief over the pending loss of the marriage and at times wonder if the entire marriage had been a waste. Was it all for nothing? You once loved and trusted each other. Now, the legal proceedings can suddenly make your spouse seem like an adversary. Complications abound including lawyers, court dates and disputes over child visitation. After the divorce is over, your life is nothing like what you had planned...it seems as if your mind is hampered by a heavy fog. How can you sort things out?
(863) 877-1383 View (863) 877-1383
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Jeffrey Lynn Brooks
Counselor, MS, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Lakeland, FL 33813
Quick availability for appointments. Retired military chaplain providing individual & couples counseling/marriage enrichment.
Quick availability for appointments. Retired military chaplain providing individual & couples counseling/marriage enrichment.
(863) 431-8378 View (863) 431-8378
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Shad Fitzpatrick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33803
Quite often we struggle alone because we feel judged, dismissed, or misunderstood. I work hard to make sure you will never feel that way with me. Your experience is real and valid and you deserve to be heard and understood.
Quite often we struggle alone because we feel judged, dismissed, or misunderstood. I work hard to make sure you will never feel that way with me. Your experience is real and valid and you deserve to be heard and understood.
(863) 624-3879 View (863) 624-3879
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Gary Sawyer
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33801
I Counsel from a Biblical worldview to help a variety of people who have been broken and challenged by the trials of life. I am a member of Focus on The Family's Christian Counselors Network. My 30 years in the business world, community and church service have prepared me to care for individuals in a particularly personal way. Life can be very hard, disappointing and messy! Guiding people back to a path of healing, hope, and fulfillment is something I am very passionate about !
I Counsel from a Biblical worldview to help a variety of people who have been broken and challenged by the trials of life. I am a member of Focus on The Family's Christian Counselors Network. My 30 years in the business world, community and church service have prepared me to care for individuals in a particularly personal way. Life can be very hard, disappointing and messy! Guiding people back to a path of healing, hope, and fulfillment is something I am very passionate about !
(813) 364-0812 View (813) 364-0812
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Emilio Ortiz
Counselor, MA, LMHC, QS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33813  (Online Only)
A better life for you or your loved one? That's our goal at Hope for Life Counseling LLC, offering TELEHEALTH strictly confidential. In times when you find yourself dealing with life's curveballs, fighting the world with no options ahead; we're here to work with you. Call, text or email, and let us help. I'm a Licensed Psychotherapist (bilingual) with a genuine desire to help you REGAIN control. With 29 years in the field, I've concluded there is HOPE; things CAN change; there IS a BETTER life for you or your loved ones. I've seen patients improve, rebuild, and take on life with a new perspective. Let's get to work!
A better life for you or your loved one? That's our goal at Hope for Life Counseling LLC, offering TELEHEALTH strictly confidential. In times when you find yourself dealing with life's curveballs, fighting the world with no options ahead; we're here to work with you. Call, text or email, and let us help. I'm a Licensed Psychotherapist (bilingual) with a genuine desire to help you REGAIN control. With 29 years in the field, I've concluded there is HOPE; things CAN change; there IS a BETTER life for you or your loved ones. I've seen patients improve, rebuild, and take on life with a new perspective. Let's get to work!
(863) 340-9191 View (863) 340-9191
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Steven Delre
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Lakeland, FL 33803
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS - NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS AVAILABLE - First responders, ER staff, military, anyone who has a high-stress position understands the toll it takes on your personal life, family, and overall well-being. Finding balance can be difficult but it is possible.
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS - NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS AVAILABLE - First responders, ER staff, military, anyone who has a high-stress position understands the toll it takes on your personal life, family, and overall well-being. Finding balance can be difficult but it is possible.
(863) 204-0216 View (863) 204-0216
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Michael James
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lakeland, FL 33803  (Online Only)
One afternoon I told my wife that after another tour, I would be leaving the U.S. Coast Guard for a very different career. Serving my country and the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard is one of the greatest honors and privileges of my life. After serving for nine years I knew that directly assisting and serving people is the life-giving work of my heart. I became a Social Worker and therapist because it is my greatest joy and pleasure to support you as you unify all your strengths and gifts to release your Faith, Hope, and Love into society.
One afternoon I told my wife that after another tour, I would be leaving the U.S. Coast Guard for a very different career. Serving my country and the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard is one of the greatest honors and privileges of my life. After serving for nine years I knew that directly assisting and serving people is the life-giving work of my heart. I became a Social Worker and therapist because it is my greatest joy and pleasure to support you as you unify all your strengths and gifts to release your Faith, Hope, and Love into society.
(850) 900-8510 View (850) 900-8510
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Central Florida Mental Health Services LLC
Counselor, Luis , Colon, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33801
My approach considers the whole person, addressing physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects. I use various therapeutic techniques, such as CBT and mindfulness, to create a safe and comfortable space for clients to explore their challenges and goals.
My approach considers the whole person, addressing physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects. I use various therapeutic techniques, such as CBT and mindfulness, to create a safe and comfortable space for clients to explore their challenges and goals.
(863) 292-6473 View (863) 292-6473
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Michael Trabulsy
Counselor, LMHC, AACH, NLP, RRT
Verified Verified
Lakeland, FL 33801
I have been fortunate to have the majority of my referrals come through friends or family of prior clients. The passion I felt when entering the field of counseling 20 years ago, seems even greater today. More individuals and couples are genuinely motivated to seek deeper levels of understanding and self-awareness. Most behavior and thought patterns are learned early in our development. Many suffer due to repeated behavior and choices, involving friends, family, and relationships. Change in the choices we make, often results in positively altering the way we feel, perceive, and live life. Authentic change begins within oneself.
I have been fortunate to have the majority of my referrals come through friends or family of prior clients. The passion I felt when entering the field of counseling 20 years ago, seems even greater today. More individuals and couples are genuinely motivated to seek deeper levels of understanding and self-awareness. Most behavior and thought patterns are learned early in our development. Many suffer due to repeated behavior and choices, involving friends, family, and relationships. Change in the choices we make, often results in positively altering the way we feel, perceive, and live life. Authentic change begins within oneself.
(863) 880-2030 View (863) 880-2030
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Keith Walmsley
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lakeland, FL 33813  (Online Only)
Hopeless, lifeless, lack of care or desire. Broken, lonely, guilty, stuck. If you are feeling this way and you are looking for peace and freedom, you have already began the process to finding it. Whether it's individual struggles, or struggles in relationships, I would be honored to join you on your journey to healing and freedom.
Hopeless, lifeless, lack of care or desire. Broken, lonely, guilty, stuck. If you are feeling this way and you are looking for peace and freedom, you have already began the process to finding it. Whether it's individual struggles, or struggles in relationships, I would be honored to join you on your journey to healing and freedom.
(863) 474-2837 View (863) 474-2837
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Maurice J Donaldson
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Lakeland, FL 33801  (Online Only)
Are constant issues between you and your partner leading your relationship to a place of hopelessness? Are feelings of unhappiness causing you to lack motivation in doing the things you once enjoyed? Are unpleasant memories of a traumatic event creating nightmares or keeping you on edge? If this describes you, I believe I can help. Managing conflict in healthy ways helps restore hope in a relationship. Feeling good about yourself and the joys of life increase happiness and motivation to do what you desire. Learning to reduce stress levels in exposure to trauma helps you relax and focus on healing your mind, body, and spirit.
Are constant issues between you and your partner leading your relationship to a place of hopelessness? Are feelings of unhappiness causing you to lack motivation in doing the things you once enjoyed? Are unpleasant memories of a traumatic event creating nightmares or keeping you on edge? If this describes you, I believe I can help. Managing conflict in healthy ways helps restore hope in a relationship. Feeling good about yourself and the joys of life increase happiness and motivation to do what you desire. Learning to reduce stress levels in exposure to trauma helps you relax and focus on healing your mind, body, and spirit.
(863) 563-3593 View (863) 563-3593
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.