Male Therapists in Marion County, IA

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Bryan Dickson
Counselor, LMHC, MDiv
Verified Verified
Pella, IA 50219  (Online Only)
Do you feel overwhelmed by stress, anxiety, or other struggles in your life? Maybe you avoid these feelings by stuffing your emotions down or distracting yourself with activities that ultimately don’t fix anything. Avoidance feels good now, but we know deep down it won’t bring the relief that we are craving. What you need is someone who is safe to talk to and who seeks to understand you. That will make a tremendous difference in your ability to cope and experience life with the joy, contentment, and purpose you are desiring.
Do you feel overwhelmed by stress, anxiety, or other struggles in your life? Maybe you avoid these feelings by stuffing your emotions down or distracting yourself with activities that ultimately don’t fix anything. Avoidance feels good now, but we know deep down it won’t bring the relief that we are craving. What you need is someone who is safe to talk to and who seeks to understand you. That will make a tremendous difference in your ability to cope and experience life with the joy, contentment, and purpose you are desiring.
(319) 474-5574 View (319) 474-5574

Online Therapists

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Lon Marshall
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Coralville, IA 52241
It takes incredible courage to recognize a problem and deal with it. And it takes something more to change your life. It takes hope. That's why I specialize in a unique approach that can literally change the way you see yourself. I can help you explore solutions that can change your life. You'll begin to perceive yourself and others more positively. And you'll experience positive changes that can help you achieve your heart's desire. Finally, I'll help you discover personal resources that keep you focused on your strengths. You'll experience changes that can last a lifetime.
It takes incredible courage to recognize a problem and deal with it. And it takes something more to change your life. It takes hope. That's why I specialize in a unique approach that can literally change the way you see yourself. I can help you explore solutions that can change your life. You'll begin to perceive yourself and others more positively. And you'll experience positive changes that can help you achieve your heart's desire. Finally, I'll help you discover personal resources that keep you focused on your strengths. You'll experience changes that can last a lifetime.
(319) 313-5112 View (319) 313-5112
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Jordan Ottenbacher
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Currently accepting new clients. I work at New Life Counseling's West Des Moines office location, but also meet with clients via Zoom. I specialize in working with couples, mood disorders (Bipolar 1, 2, Cyclothymia, Dysthymia), childhood trauma, and treatment resistant anxiety / depression. In addition to this, I also treat sexual addictions (pornography, affairs, etc.), spiritual issues, and career challenges. My hope is that you would feel supported and understood, as we work together in discovering root issues and consider making adjustments.
Currently accepting new clients. I work at New Life Counseling's West Des Moines office location, but also meet with clients via Zoom. I specialize in working with couples, mood disorders (Bipolar 1, 2, Cyclothymia, Dysthymia), childhood trauma, and treatment resistant anxiety / depression. In addition to this, I also treat sexual addictions (pornography, affairs, etc.), spiritual issues, and career challenges. My hope is that you would feel supported and understood, as we work together in discovering root issues and consider making adjustments.
(515) 717-7790 View (515) 717-7790
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Alex Albright
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
If you have experienced trauma, loss, significant or unexpected change, family conflict, felt down and depressed, anxious, or all of the above I hope to be of help to you. I work with individuals, children, and families.
If you have experienced trauma, loss, significant or unexpected change, family conflict, felt down and depressed, anxious, or all of the above I hope to be of help to you. I work with individuals, children, and families.
(515) 500-5816 View (515) 500-5816
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Jeremiah Kats
Counselor, MS, NCC, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterloo, IA 50702
Waitlist for new clients
I have extensive experience in school and community settings working with children, teens, and adults. I believe that you are the expert on your life and see my role as walking alongside you to help gain a different perspective and learn skills to navigate life more effectively.
I have extensive experience in school and community settings working with children, teens, and adults. I believe that you are the expert on your life and see my role as walking alongside you to help gain a different perspective and learn skills to navigate life more effectively.
(319) 448-3217 View (319) 448-3217
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John Bigelow Jr.
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience in community mental health. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, trauma and coping with stress and life challenges.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience in community mental health. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, trauma and coping with stress and life challenges.
(515) 461-8981 View (515) 461-8981
Doug W Bermingham
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Indianola, IA 50125  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Do you feel that life is overwhelming and need someone to talk with? Or maybe you've already identified what you're struggling with such as depression, anxiety or past trauma; or, you're navigating a change in your life - from the death of a loved one, to the dissolution of an important relationship, or just trying to maintain a sense of self as you raise young kids. The last few years have had constant instability from COVID and world events, and it is a good time reach out for extra support as we all want to be free of suffering, feel like we have meaning and purpose, and have something to look forward to in our lives
Do you feel that life is overwhelming and need someone to talk with? Or maybe you've already identified what you're struggling with such as depression, anxiety or past trauma; or, you're navigating a change in your life - from the death of a loved one, to the dissolution of an important relationship, or just trying to maintain a sense of self as you raise young kids. The last few years have had constant instability from COVID and world events, and it is a good time reach out for extra support as we all want to be free of suffering, feel like we have meaning and purpose, and have something to look forward to in our lives
(515) 393-6241 View (515) 393-6241
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Jake Bergman
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Urbandale, IA 50322
My approach to therapy is based on my belief that no two individuals are exactly the same, and what works for one person might not work for the other. With that in mind, I utilize an individualized therapeutic approach to identify and select the most effective method, to address the specific needs of each client. My work with clients has a firm foundation in person-centered and cognitive-behavioral therapies and frequently incorporates; dialectical behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and positive psychology.
My approach to therapy is based on my belief that no two individuals are exactly the same, and what works for one person might not work for the other. With that in mind, I utilize an individualized therapeutic approach to identify and select the most effective method, to address the specific needs of each client. My work with clients has a firm foundation in person-centered and cognitive-behavioral therapies and frequently incorporates; dialectical behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and positive psychology.
(515) 203-8316 View (515) 203-8316
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Luke Katuin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
Des Moines, IA 50309
Ever wondered why you feel stuck? Is life not going the way you always thought it would? Are you constantly wondering what to do next? With all that life throws at you, it makes sense that your mind is looking for an answer. Life is tough and I am on your team! I practice using a non-judgmental approach to who you are and accepting you.
Ever wondered why you feel stuck? Is life not going the way you always thought it would? Are you constantly wondering what to do next? With all that life throws at you, it makes sense that your mind is looking for an answer. Life is tough and I am on your team! I practice using a non-judgmental approach to who you are and accepting you.
(515) 579-5048 View (515) 579-5048
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The Anxiety and OCD Center of Iowa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Waitlist for new clients
Have you ever had the thought "Maybe I have a problem with anxiety?" One of the worst things about anxiety (aside from the feeling) is the avoidance it creates in a person's life. From mildly interfering with enjoyment to outright avoiding things altogether, anxiety can be paralyzing. Whether it's related to social situations, more generalized, panic attacks, phobia, agoraphobia, or related disorders such as OCD. These are my first and foremost areas of expertise. One of the most rewarding aspects of my job is seeing and comparing the progress a person makes along the way.
Have you ever had the thought "Maybe I have a problem with anxiety?" One of the worst things about anxiety (aside from the feeling) is the avoidance it creates in a person's life. From mildly interfering with enjoyment to outright avoiding things altogether, anxiety can be paralyzing. Whether it's related to social situations, more generalized, panic attacks, phobia, agoraphobia, or related disorders such as OCD. These are my first and foremost areas of expertise. One of the most rewarding aspects of my job is seeing and comparing the progress a person makes along the way.
(515) 512-5167 View (515) 512-5167
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New Life Link Counseling Services
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
New London, IA 52645
Katie and I have established this counseling ministry out of a renewed understanding of what it means to be a son and daughter of God. This new state of understanding, and living, has allowed us to share our hurts, hopes and joys, and be more forthcoming and intimate with one another, and others. As we have progressed through this journey, we have developed a better sense of how our relational wounds have hindered our desire for intimacy with one another, our children, and those around us. As we have experienced the challenge and joy that this new awareness can bring, we have committed ourselves to sharing what we have learned.
Katie and I have established this counseling ministry out of a renewed understanding of what it means to be a son and daughter of God. This new state of understanding, and living, has allowed us to share our hurts, hopes and joys, and be more forthcoming and intimate with one another, and others. As we have progressed through this journey, we have developed a better sense of how our relational wounds have hindered our desire for intimacy with one another, our children, and those around us. As we have experienced the challenge and joy that this new awareness can bring, we have committed ourselves to sharing what we have learned.
(319) 271-3325 View (319) 271-3325
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Endeavor Psychological Services, LLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Des Moines, IA 50309
I have worked for over 20 years in inpatient mental health facilities and in the community serving individuals with a range of psychological issues and sexually problematic behaviors. I have experience assessing and treating people with sex offending histories, sexually compulsive behavior, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship problems and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
I have worked for over 20 years in inpatient mental health facilities and in the community serving individuals with a range of psychological issues and sexually problematic behaviors. I have experience assessing and treating people with sex offending histories, sexually compulsive behavior, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship problems and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
(608) 820-8183 View (608) 820-8183
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Acceptance Recovery Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, CADC, MSL
Verified Verified
Coralville, IA 52241
Do you or a loved one struggle with drinking or drug use? Are you living day-to-day with no real hope for the future? Have you turned to other unhealthy habits- food, gambling, toxic relationships? Have you tried therapy or treatment in the past and walked away feeling worse than when you started?
Do you or a loved one struggle with drinking or drug use? Are you living day-to-day with no real hope for the future? Have you turned to other unhealthy habits- food, gambling, toxic relationships? Have you tried therapy or treatment in the past and walked away feeling worse than when you started?
(319) 238-6410 View (319) 238-6410
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Travis Semmens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
I enjoy working with children, teens, families, and adults to help them solve their problems. I have been working as a therapist since 2008, and worked with children at a residential campus for the six years prior to that. I love finding solutions and watching people blossom and thrive when they are no longer burdened by their personal struggles.
I enjoy working with children, teens, families, and adults to help them solve their problems. I have been working as a therapist since 2008, and worked with children at a residential campus for the six years prior to that. I love finding solutions and watching people blossom and thrive when they are no longer burdened by their personal struggles.
(515) 497-8972 View (515) 497-8972
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Alex Kennison
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you feeling lost or stuck, unsure of how to move forward in life? I'm here to help you find your way. As a compassionate clinician, I believe in collaborating with my clients to provide the support and guidance they need to make positive changes in their lives, relationships, and futures. I know that seeking therapy can be a big step, and I commend you for taking it. My goal is to help you feel comfortable and at ease throughout our sessions and to create a safe, non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings.
Are you feeling lost or stuck, unsure of how to move forward in life? I'm here to help you find your way. As a compassionate clinician, I believe in collaborating with my clients to provide the support and guidance they need to make positive changes in their lives, relationships, and futures. I know that seeking therapy can be a big step, and I commend you for taking it. My goal is to help you feel comfortable and at ease throughout our sessions and to create a safe, non-judgmental space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings.
(515) 305-3676 View (515) 305-3676
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Josh Vander Zwaag
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CFRA
Verified Verified
Altoona, IA 50009
Accepting NEW Clients (Telehealth & In-Person) As a mental health therapist, and a former police officer, I have over 14 years of combined experience in law enforcement and clinical counseling, and a unique perspective to life challenges. My mission is to make a positive impact and a difference in the lives of my clients by creating a safe and comfortable environment where they can explore, grow, and heal. I am passionate about supporting and enhancing the mental health and well-being of individuals, couples, families, divorced parents, college students, first responders (active/retired), and military veterans (active/retired).
Accepting NEW Clients (Telehealth & In-Person) As a mental health therapist, and a former police officer, I have over 14 years of combined experience in law enforcement and clinical counseling, and a unique perspective to life challenges. My mission is to make a positive impact and a difference in the lives of my clients by creating a safe and comfortable environment where they can explore, grow, and heal. I am passionate about supporting and enhancing the mental health and well-being of individuals, couples, families, divorced parents, college students, first responders (active/retired), and military veterans (active/retired).
(515) 316-5760 View (515) 316-5760
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Brian Salz
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
"We are all broken.....that's how the light gets in" (Hemmingway). What works for us, works against us. Instead of these parts fighting each other, we need to understand and appreciate both to grow and prosper. Do you find yourself struggling with relationships, work, meaning of life events, grieving, general life stressors, or energy? My approach to psychotherapy includes empowering you to make decisions to help with movement in your journey through life.
"We are all broken.....that's how the light gets in" (Hemmingway). What works for us, works against us. Instead of these parts fighting each other, we need to understand and appreciate both to grow and prosper. Do you find yourself struggling with relationships, work, meaning of life events, grieving, general life stressors, or energy? My approach to psychotherapy includes empowering you to make decisions to help with movement in your journey through life.
(515) 705-0311 View (515) 705-0311
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Tyler Fyotek
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Iowa City, IA 52240
Waitlist for new clients
A client once told me, "Every time we meet I feel I find another piece to my puzzle." Others tell me that they have gained helpful insights into themselves and their relationships. I believe I excel at helping people see the big picture in a new light, notice patterns and themes, and interpret what is going on in their lives with honesty, accuracy, and compassion. If you are having trouble identifying the problem, I can help! Otherwise, I am like any other therapist: active listener, pretty good memory, professional knowledge and skills to facilitate emotional processing and stress regulation, etc.
A client once told me, "Every time we meet I feel I find another piece to my puzzle." Others tell me that they have gained helpful insights into themselves and their relationships. I believe I excel at helping people see the big picture in a new light, notice patterns and themes, and interpret what is going on in their lives with honesty, accuracy, and compassion. If you are having trouble identifying the problem, I can help! Otherwise, I am like any other therapist: active listener, pretty good memory, professional knowledge and skills to facilitate emotional processing and stress regulation, etc.
(319) 696-6164 View (319) 696-6164
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Isaiah Fogle
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Urbandale, IA 50322
Struggling with one of life's many challenges? I know how difficult life's hardships can be. We often experience long lasting effects related to these events. You don't have to go it alone. I look forward to hearing from you and having the opportunity to walk alongside you on this journey.
Struggling with one of life's many challenges? I know how difficult life's hardships can be. We often experience long lasting effects related to these events. You don't have to go it alone. I look forward to hearing from you and having the opportunity to walk alongside you on this journey.
(515) 446-7284 View (515) 446-7284
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Michael Davis
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe good therapy starts with building a trusting relationship. I'll create a safe, judgement free environment to help build this relationship. Sometimes the thought of reaching your goals seems impossible. Whatever your concerns are, I want to listen and help you find solutions and results to your goals. I'm passionate about working with young adults, autism disorders, motivational issues, and anxiety. I have 16 years of experience working with adolescents, life stressors, autism disorders, depression, and anxiety. My biggest passion in working with people is helping you gain a sense of purpose.
I believe good therapy starts with building a trusting relationship. I'll create a safe, judgement free environment to help build this relationship. Sometimes the thought of reaching your goals seems impossible. Whatever your concerns are, I want to listen and help you find solutions and results to your goals. I'm passionate about working with young adults, autism disorders, motivational issues, and anxiety. I have 16 years of experience working with adolescents, life stressors, autism disorders, depression, and anxiety. My biggest passion in working with people is helping you gain a sense of purpose.
(515) 705-0706 View (515) 705-0706

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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.