Male Therapists in Kendall County, IL

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Dominik Kannerwischer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oswego, IL 60543
In our sessions, I'll guide you through exploring your childhood experiences and how they might connect to patterns or triggers you face today. I work with a diverse range of clients, specializing in areas like trauma, anxiety, relationship challenges, ADHD, grief, and life transitions. Together, we can address negative self-talk, low self-esteem, and self-care struggles. My goal is to help you find your voice, set healthy boundaries, gain insight from your past, and break free from limiting trauma responses.
In our sessions, I'll guide you through exploring your childhood experiences and how they might connect to patterns or triggers you face today. I work with a diverse range of clients, specializing in areas like trauma, anxiety, relationship challenges, ADHD, grief, and life transitions. Together, we can address negative self-talk, low self-esteem, and self-care struggles. My goal is to help you find your voice, set healthy boundaries, gain insight from your past, and break free from limiting trauma responses.
(331) 216-1087 x101 View (331) 216-1087 x101
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Joseph Bynum
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Oswego, IL 60543
Therapy does not need to be dark or mysterious. In fact, it can be invigorating and empowering. You and I will create a partnership, which focuses on healing. As a team, we will establish clear goals and immediately begin working to achieve them. My approach is to identify your personal strengths and support you in utilizing these strengths to overcome life's challenges. I believe therapy should be a partnership between you and your Therapist, but with different roles. My role as your Therapist is to meet you on your level, and help you get to the next level.
Therapy does not need to be dark or mysterious. In fact, it can be invigorating and empowering. You and I will create a partnership, which focuses on healing. As a team, we will establish clear goals and immediately begin working to achieve them. My approach is to identify your personal strengths and support you in utilizing these strengths to overcome life's challenges. I believe therapy should be a partnership between you and your Therapist, but with different roles. My role as your Therapist is to meet you on your level, and help you get to the next level.
(331) 244-6075 View (331) 244-6075
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Dominik Kannenwischer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oswego, IL 60543
My ideal client would be an individual (from children to adults) who comes to sessions with an open mind for change. The client might come in with past traumas, anxiety, relationship struggles, and other issues that might bother them in their daily lives. He/She/They might need help working on or correcting their own negative self talk and thinking patterns, low self-esteem, and self-care related issues. The client's goal might be finding their own voice, learning to set healthy boundaries, gaining self insight about how their past influences them and how to become free from their trauma responses today.
My ideal client would be an individual (from children to adults) who comes to sessions with an open mind for change. The client might come in with past traumas, anxiety, relationship struggles, and other issues that might bother them in their daily lives. He/She/They might need help working on or correcting their own negative self talk and thinking patterns, low self-esteem, and self-care related issues. The client's goal might be finding their own voice, learning to set healthy boundaries, gaining self insight about how their past influences them and how to become free from their trauma responses today.
(779) 345-2335 View (779) 345-2335
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Thomas Barkauskas, LCSW, ACSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Yorkville, IL 60560
Seeking help for our life's difficulties can be very intimidating. Who can I trust? What will they think of me? Will it help? It is important to find the right clinician and atmosphere to put you at ease. My goal is to provide a comfortable experience in which we work together in order to support your journey towards solutions, healing, and life enhancement.
Seeking help for our life's difficulties can be very intimidating. Who can I trust? What will they think of me? Will it help? It is important to find the right clinician and atmosphere to put you at ease. My goal is to provide a comfortable experience in which we work together in order to support your journey towards solutions, healing, and life enhancement.
(630) 948-8628 View (630) 948-8628
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Kyle Opperman-Hill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oswego, IL 60543  (Online Only)
I believe the most significant element of successful therapy is the genuine bond between the client and therapist. My approach to therapy is interactive, nonjudgmental, and empathic. I strive to create a warm and nurturing environment so you feel comfortable to communicate the challenges you face in your life. My goal is to help you better understand your relationship with your innermost self, your needs and how the patterns of your choices affect your life. If you notice signs of depression, anxiety or strained family relationships, we can work together to sort through it and create a more solid path forward.
I believe the most significant element of successful therapy is the genuine bond between the client and therapist. My approach to therapy is interactive, nonjudgmental, and empathic. I strive to create a warm and nurturing environment so you feel comfortable to communicate the challenges you face in your life. My goal is to help you better understand your relationship with your innermost self, your needs and how the patterns of your choices affect your life. If you notice signs of depression, anxiety or strained family relationships, we can work together to sort through it and create a more solid path forward.
(331) 258-3389 View (331) 258-3389
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Raul Arambula
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Oswego, IL 60543
Raul S. Arambula, MSW, LCSW, is a compassionate Licensed Social Worker based in Illinois, dedicated to empowering individuals on their journey towards mental well-being. Armed with a Master’s of Social Work from Southern Illinois University, Raul specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to guide individuals through challenges including anxiety, depression, stress, coping skills, and self-esteem. Fluent in both English and Spanish, Raul possesses a profound understanding of the Latinx community and diverse cultures. This enables him to establish meaningful connections and provide culturally sensitive therapy.
Raul S. Arambula, MSW, LCSW, is a compassionate Licensed Social Worker based in Illinois, dedicated to empowering individuals on their journey towards mental well-being. Armed with a Master’s of Social Work from Southern Illinois University, Raul specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to guide individuals through challenges including anxiety, depression, stress, coping skills, and self-esteem. Fluent in both English and Spanish, Raul possesses a profound understanding of the Latinx community and diverse cultures. This enables him to establish meaningful connections and provide culturally sensitive therapy.
(331) 276-6276 View (331) 276-6276
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Goldenstein Psychological Services -GPS
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Oswego, IL 60543
Dr. Goldenstein’s experience within the mental health field began in 2001 and continued until completing his post-doctoral work in 2011. He's maintained independent professional licensure since while offering both assessment and therapy services to adults (i.e., 18+ y/o). His 17+ yrs of graduate level clinical experience includes forensic, neuropsychological, and clinical concerns across many settings, including 8yrs of private practice. He provides treatment for most adult psychological concerns. If you are looking for treatment focused on you and your needs, please contact him at your convenience.
Dr. Goldenstein’s experience within the mental health field began in 2001 and continued until completing his post-doctoral work in 2011. He's maintained independent professional licensure since while offering both assessment and therapy services to adults (i.e., 18+ y/o). His 17+ yrs of graduate level clinical experience includes forensic, neuropsychological, and clinical concerns across many settings, including 8yrs of private practice. He provides treatment for most adult psychological concerns. If you are looking for treatment focused on you and your needs, please contact him at your convenience.
(630) 749-9136 View (630) 749-9136
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Steve Chambers
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Oswego, IL 60543
I have 15 years of experience in assessing, treating, and advocating for people with emotional difficulties and feel strongly that each individual can make positive strides toward mental wellness with the proper, gentle approach. I also believe that the majority of treatment success stems from the therapeutic relationship built in a compassionate, trusting, and safe environment where clients feel comfortable to explore and resolve both short and long-term life struggles.
I have 15 years of experience in assessing, treating, and advocating for people with emotional difficulties and feel strongly that each individual can make positive strides toward mental wellness with the proper, gentle approach. I also believe that the majority of treatment success stems from the therapeutic relationship built in a compassionate, trusting, and safe environment where clients feel comfortable to explore and resolve both short and long-term life struggles.
(630) 280-3109 View (630) 280-3109
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David Carrillo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DCSW, LCSW, CADC, CEAP
Verified Verified
Yorkville, IL 60560
When it comes time to move forward, call me. I can help you reach your life goals. If you have been wanting to make some changes in your life but haven't been able to get started, I can help you move forward in just a few sessions. I can help you set goals and develop a plan to achieve them.
When it comes time to move forward, call me. I can help you reach your life goals. If you have been wanting to make some changes in your life but haven't been able to get started, I can help you move forward in just a few sessions. I can help you set goals and develop a plan to achieve them.
(847) 416-0197 View (847) 416-0197
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Kyle Fiore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Oswego, IL 60543
Kyle Fiore is a Licensed Social Worker in Illinois who has been practicing since 2022. Kyle takes a no-nonsense approach to helping his clients. He is empathetic and soothing. Kyle tries to bring humor and his genuine self into sessions. His clinical interests include helping others struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, emerging adulthood, and gaming culture. Kyle is confident that, together, he can help you heal and help you move forward in life differently. His therapeutic style is firmly rooted in a client-centered approach.
Kyle Fiore is a Licensed Social Worker in Illinois who has been practicing since 2022. Kyle takes a no-nonsense approach to helping his clients. He is empathetic and soothing. Kyle tries to bring humor and his genuine self into sessions. His clinical interests include helping others struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, emerging adulthood, and gaming culture. Kyle is confident that, together, he can help you heal and help you move forward in life differently. His therapeutic style is firmly rooted in a client-centered approach.
(331) 235-9007 View (331) 235-9007
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Gary Lee Coleman
Psychologist, PsyD, MSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oswego, IL 60543
Most people seek counseling to find relief from pain and suffering. I believe counseling provides much more. It is a way not only to reduce distress and feel better, but it is also an opportunity to grow, improve and strengthen yourself and your relationships. This is my mission, purpose and passion....to help you work through the immediate problems that are causing you hurt and distress, and then utilize this pain to discover new possibilities for growth and personal fulfillment.
Most people seek counseling to find relief from pain and suffering. I believe counseling provides much more. It is a way not only to reduce distress and feel better, but it is also an opportunity to grow, improve and strengthen yourself and your relationships. This is my mission, purpose and passion....to help you work through the immediate problems that are causing you hurt and distress, and then utilize this pain to discover new possibilities for growth and personal fulfillment.
(630) 449-3463 View (630) 449-3463
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Ryan Muir
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCP
Verified Verified
Montgomery, IL 60538
Ryan Muir is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois. He has an MS in Clinical Mental Health/Addiction from National Louis University and a BA in Accounting from North Central College. As a person with a disability, Ryan leads his life with the mindset of "differently abled" rather than "disabled. " This mindset carries over into his therapeutic approach. Finding a balance between out-of-the-box thinking and openness for growth and change can become incredibly healing.
Ryan Muir is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Illinois. He has an MS in Clinical Mental Health/Addiction from National Louis University and a BA in Accounting from North Central College. As a person with a disability, Ryan leads his life with the mindset of "differently abled" rather than "disabled. " This mindset carries over into his therapeutic approach. Finding a balance between out-of-the-box thinking and openness for growth and change can become incredibly healing.
(331) 207-9109 View (331) 207-9109
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Dylan Bloom
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oswego, IL 60543
I find immense joy in others' success! From being a crucial part of a conference championship collegiate baseball team as a catcher, I've honed skills that seamlessly apply to my role as a clinician. As a catcher, visualizing the entire playing field and orchestrating actions for the team mirrors my approach in therapy. I excel in integrating and balancing strengths and weaknesses, fostering a cohesive pursuit of shared goals. Described as compassionate, caring, trustworthy, humorous, and genuine, I bring these qualities to my therapeutic practice.
I find immense joy in others' success! From being a crucial part of a conference championship collegiate baseball team as a catcher, I've honed skills that seamlessly apply to my role as a clinician. As a catcher, visualizing the entire playing field and orchestrating actions for the team mirrors my approach in therapy. I excel in integrating and balancing strengths and weaknesses, fostering a cohesive pursuit of shared goals. Described as compassionate, caring, trustworthy, humorous, and genuine, I bring these qualities to my therapeutic practice.
(815) 559-5233 View (815) 559-5233
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Robert Bender
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oswego, IL 60543
Rob Bender, LCSW, CADC, helps clients experience immediate and sustained relief, improved mood, and enhanced performance. He supports children, adolescents and adults with identifying and building on strengths. Rob received an undergraduate degree from Illinois Benedictine and an MSW from Aurora University. He has over 20 years of experience in corporate therapy, private practice, schools, and juvenile probation. In addition to his counseling experience, Rob served as an adjunct professor for graduate and undergraduate clinical programs at Aurora University. In therapy, Rob specializes in a strength-based, solution-focused approach.
Rob Bender, LCSW, CADC, helps clients experience immediate and sustained relief, improved mood, and enhanced performance. He supports children, adolescents and adults with identifying and building on strengths. Rob received an undergraduate degree from Illinois Benedictine and an MSW from Aurora University. He has over 20 years of experience in corporate therapy, private practice, schools, and juvenile probation. In addition to his counseling experience, Rob served as an adjunct professor for graduate and undergraduate clinical programs at Aurora University. In therapy, Rob specializes in a strength-based, solution-focused approach.
(708) 627-2338 View (708) 627-2338
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George Kulovitz
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oswego, IL 60543
My therapeutic style blends patience, calmness, compassion, empathy, realism, and humor. Balancing the roles of a solace provider and as a professional comedian, I integrate humor as a guiding principle in connecting with others. With a dedication to ongoing education in social work, a profound passion for aiding others, and experience in handling intense situations, I adapt alongside clients on their journey to emotional wellness.
My therapeutic style blends patience, calmness, compassion, empathy, realism, and humor. Balancing the roles of a solace provider and as a professional comedian, I integrate humor as a guiding principle in connecting with others. With a dedication to ongoing education in social work, a profound passion for aiding others, and experience in handling intense situations, I adapt alongside clients on their journey to emotional wellness.
(815) 706-2746 View (815) 706-2746
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Mike Wasilewski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oswego, IL 60543
Embracing a therapeutic philosophy centered on collaboration, I strive to foster an atmosphere of acceptance, compassion, and kindness. Drawing on nearly three decades of diverse experience in social work/mental health care, law enforcement, and psychotherapy, I approach complex issues with a curious and creative touch to examine old patterns of thought and behavior to find straightforward solutions clients can readily incorporate into their lives. I recognize the vital importance of helping clients cultivate a positive perspective, embracing work/life balance, trauma recovery, and maintenance of healthy relationships.
Embracing a therapeutic philosophy centered on collaboration, I strive to foster an atmosphere of acceptance, compassion, and kindness. Drawing on nearly three decades of diverse experience in social work/mental health care, law enforcement, and psychotherapy, I approach complex issues with a curious and creative touch to examine old patterns of thought and behavior to find straightforward solutions clients can readily incorporate into their lives. I recognize the vital importance of helping clients cultivate a positive perspective, embracing work/life balance, trauma recovery, and maintenance of healthy relationships.
(630) 473-3508 View (630) 473-3508
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Robert Nick Giannasi
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oswego, IL 60543
I work primarily with adolescents (ages 10-25), marriages, and men's issues. I currently supervise a team of therapists through Unbroken Family Counseling. I work within this team and, when necessary, work with schools, psychiatrists, and other community resources to help my clients. My ideal client is a teen who doesn't think he/she needs counseling, a marriage that is on the rocks, or a guy dealing with guy stuff (guys know what I'm talking about). If I cant help you I can help find someone who can.
I work primarily with adolescents (ages 10-25), marriages, and men's issues. I currently supervise a team of therapists through Unbroken Family Counseling. I work within this team and, when necessary, work with schools, psychiatrists, and other community resources to help my clients. My ideal client is a teen who doesn't think he/she needs counseling, a marriage that is on the rocks, or a guy dealing with guy stuff (guys know what I'm talking about). If I cant help you I can help find someone who can.
(847) 457-0076 View (847) 457-0076
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Sergio Garcia
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Plano, IL 60545
I am a bilingual therapist, providing psychotherapy to Spanish and English speaking clients. My approach is compassionate and focused on leveraging your strengths to lead towards a worthwhile life. I tailor my approach to the individual with whom I work. This includes their needs, culture, values, personality and goals. Through our work we will examine your thoughts, actions and behaviors and move towards empowering you to realize more purpose, reach higher fulfillment and build your own self esteem. I work with individuals, couples, families, children and adolescents.
I am a bilingual therapist, providing psychotherapy to Spanish and English speaking clients. My approach is compassionate and focused on leveraging your strengths to lead towards a worthwhile life. I tailor my approach to the individual with whom I work. This includes their needs, culture, values, personality and goals. Through our work we will examine your thoughts, actions and behaviors and move towards empowering you to realize more purpose, reach higher fulfillment and build your own self esteem. I work with individuals, couples, families, children and adolescents.
(847) 242-2355 View (847) 242-2355
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Andrew Hamilton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oswego, IL 60543
I primarily work with adolescents, adults, and couples with concerns relating to life transitions, relationship struggles, grief and loss, as well as varying conditions of anxiety, depression, and other mood related conditions. My experience includes working with others through difficult transitions and periods of time, when a sense of direction may feel lost and motivation is a struggle.
I primarily work with adolescents, adults, and couples with concerns relating to life transitions, relationship struggles, grief and loss, as well as varying conditions of anxiety, depression, and other mood related conditions. My experience includes working with others through difficult transitions and periods of time, when a sense of direction may feel lost and motivation is a struggle.
(630) 394-6213 View (630) 394-6213
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Dan Peterson
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Oswego, IL 60543  (Online Only)
Raising challenging children can be exhausting and frustrating. You feel guilty about not being able to fix your child's behavioral problems and confused about what to do next. Although many professionals recommend your child take medication, you are not comfortable with it. Your child may be disagnosed with ADHD, ODD, OCD, Depression, Anxiety or have other disruptive behavioral components. You are looking for some options that help you feel good about your parenting style while helping your child succeed. If this sounds like your story in any way, you are not alone and I can help.
Raising challenging children can be exhausting and frustrating. You feel guilty about not being able to fix your child's behavioral problems and confused about what to do next. Although many professionals recommend your child take medication, you are not comfortable with it. Your child may be disagnosed with ADHD, ODD, OCD, Depression, Anxiety or have other disruptive behavioral components. You are looking for some options that help you feel good about your parenting style while helping your child succeed. If this sounds like your story in any way, you are not alone and I can help.
(630) 448-2843 View (630) 448-2843

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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.