Male Therapists in Oak Park, IL

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Dennis R. Verville
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Park, IL 60301
I specialize in the assessment and treatment of behavior problems in children and adolescents, as well as depression and anxiety in individuals of all ages. I also specialize in the treatment of relationship problems and the psychological management of acute and chronic medical disorders, particularly cardiovascular disorders and encopresis. I help people gain insights into their difficulties and teach them skills that will facilitate the resolution of their difficulties. When requested, I confer with attending physicians and, in the case of minors, with their teachers and/or school social workers. I am on the medical staff of Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.
I specialize in the assessment and treatment of behavior problems in children and adolescents, as well as depression and anxiety in individuals of all ages. I also specialize in the treatment of relationship problems and the psychological management of acute and chronic medical disorders, particularly cardiovascular disorders and encopresis. I help people gain insights into their difficulties and teach them skills that will facilitate the resolution of their difficulties. When requested, I confer with attending physicians and, in the case of minors, with their teachers and/or school social workers. I am on the medical staff of Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.
(708) 231-0598 View (708) 231-0598
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John Mayes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
We all feel sad, stressed, or anxious at times. That's a normal part of life to me. But if these feelings are interfering with personal and family relationships, work, or your feelings of self-confidence, counseling can help you find a more satisfying path. Especially since the beginning of the COVID 19 pandemic, mental health disorders, including anxiety, depression, and stress, have worsened. You may have increased your use of substances, hoping that they will help relieve your symptoms, only to find that they have made matters worse. Recognizing that you need outside assistance can be difficult.
We all feel sad, stressed, or anxious at times. That's a normal part of life to me. But if these feelings are interfering with personal and family relationships, work, or your feelings of self-confidence, counseling can help you find a more satisfying path. Especially since the beginning of the COVID 19 pandemic, mental health disorders, including anxiety, depression, and stress, have worsened. You may have increased your use of substances, hoping that they will help relieve your symptoms, only to find that they have made matters worse. Recognizing that you need outside assistance can be difficult.
(708) 627-9761 View (708) 627-9761
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Leo Lease
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, MA , ATR-P
Verified Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301  (Online Only)
In moments of stress or discord, everyone copes the best they have available to them. As a trauma informed and DBT focused therapist, I believe in the power shame reduction can have in peoples lives, alongside building concrete skills, and unlearning narratives that no longer serve us. I often see clients who may feel at odds with themselves and want to adapt or grow their ability to handle distress. Although change can be uncomfortable, I work alongside clients to rediscover personal strengths and help find a "core" or "root" that may have felt lost or distant. I commend you for stepping into vulnerability.
In moments of stress or discord, everyone copes the best they have available to them. As a trauma informed and DBT focused therapist, I believe in the power shame reduction can have in peoples lives, alongside building concrete skills, and unlearning narratives that no longer serve us. I often see clients who may feel at odds with themselves and want to adapt or grow their ability to handle distress. Although change can be uncomfortable, I work alongside clients to rediscover personal strengths and help find a "core" or "root" that may have felt lost or distant. I commend you for stepping into vulnerability.
(708) 722-8843 View (708) 722-8843
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Garry Cooper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Park, IL 60302
In over 35 years as a therapist and in writing my national column for 55,000 therapists about the latest ideas and research in therapy, I'm still convinced that good therapy comes down to this: listening as carefully as I can, trying to understand your world through your eyes, then using my knowledge and both our perspectives to help meet your goals, face your fears, grow and begin a process of learning that continues long after therapy's over. Everyone wants to connect; it begins with the first phone call in therapy and then continues outside my office.
In over 35 years as a therapist and in writing my national column for 55,000 therapists about the latest ideas and research in therapy, I'm still convinced that good therapy comes down to this: listening as carefully as I can, trying to understand your world through your eyes, then using my knowledge and both our perspectives to help meet your goals, face your fears, grow and begin a process of learning that continues long after therapy's over. Everyone wants to connect; it begins with the first phone call in therapy and then continues outside my office.
(708) 406-9989 View (708) 406-9989
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Isaac Lopez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Thank you for clicking here and taking a moment to learn about those available to help and support your own mental health. To tell you a little bit about myself, I have spent the past 20 years working with children, adolescents, families and older adults. I've specialized in helping people work through trauma, unexpected life changes and the challenges that day to day life presents. I've worked with people having difficulties with Depression, Anxiety and other mood disorders. I've been in practice as a social worker since 2007 and in private practice since 2011 .
Thank you for clicking here and taking a moment to learn about those available to help and support your own mental health. To tell you a little bit about myself, I have spent the past 20 years working with children, adolescents, families and older adults. I've specialized in helping people work through trauma, unexpected life changes and the challenges that day to day life presents. I've worked with people having difficulties with Depression, Anxiety and other mood disorders. I've been in practice as a social worker since 2007 and in private practice since 2011 .
(708) 934-4241 View (708) 934-4241
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Jeffrey M. Miley
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Life can be challenging and overwhelming for everyone. As we attempt to navigate in these uncertain times, therapy can be a great benefit in helping us cope with the stressors of everyday life. In me you will find an honest, non-judgmental and experienced therapist dedicated to helping you unlock and reach your potential. Whether you have been experiencing depression, anxiety, traumatic stress or or you just need someone to listen, I will be there to help guide you in meeting your goals.
Life can be challenging and overwhelming for everyone. As we attempt to navigate in these uncertain times, therapy can be a great benefit in helping us cope with the stressors of everyday life. In me you will find an honest, non-judgmental and experienced therapist dedicated to helping you unlock and reach your potential. Whether you have been experiencing depression, anxiety, traumatic stress or or you just need someone to listen, I will be there to help guide you in meeting your goals.
(708) 722-7325 View (708) 722-7325
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Jim Mancuso
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Park, IL 60302  (Online Only)
Working with clients to build their sense of self-worth, enhance self-efficacy, and reframe negative thought patterns are a few of my areas of interest. I am passionate about working with individuals ranging in age from adolescent through adulthood. Other areas of focus are helping clients to identify moods and symptoms of disorders associated with moods, helping clients transition between roles in their life, helping to strengthen the mind body connection, and helping clients to find healthy balance in their life.
Working with clients to build their sense of self-worth, enhance self-efficacy, and reframe negative thought patterns are a few of my areas of interest. I am passionate about working with individuals ranging in age from adolescent through adulthood. Other areas of focus are helping clients to identify moods and symptoms of disorders associated with moods, helping clients transition between roles in their life, helping to strengthen the mind body connection, and helping clients to find healthy balance in their life.
(312) 584-6942 View (312) 584-6942
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Conor Klusendorf
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, CRC, LPC
Verified Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
Waitlist for new clients
I am currently NOT accepting new clients. If you'd still like to connect, please do! I'd be more than happy to help you find a good fit, or keep you on my wait-list! My ideal client is anyone who wants to dive into their own story and go through the process of changing it for the better. It is my belief is that we are all capable of making positive change for ourselves! I have worked with clients both young and old, and have worked with couples and families. I have additional experience in counseling issues with addiction and substance abuse, careers and work, sports psychology, and counseling persons with disabilities.
I am currently NOT accepting new clients. If you'd still like to connect, please do! I'd be more than happy to help you find a good fit, or keep you on my wait-list! My ideal client is anyone who wants to dive into their own story and go through the process of changing it for the better. It is my belief is that we are all capable of making positive change for ourselves! I have worked with clients both young and old, and have worked with couples and families. I have additional experience in counseling issues with addiction and substance abuse, careers and work, sports psychology, and counseling persons with disabilities.
(312) 319-8005 View (312) 319-8005
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Roy Carney
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, NCC, NCSC
Verified Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
I work with a variety of different clients seeking help with many different issues. Many of my clients are teens and emerging adults seeking treatment to ease depression, anxiety, need help managing their time, or the time and space to discover their purpose. I also work with parents of teens and emerging adults seeking to find ways to relate to and ease conflict with their children. My clients seek treatment in order to feel heard from an unbiased person. They seek clarity and a path through life’s difficult twists and turns.
I work with a variety of different clients seeking help with many different issues. Many of my clients are teens and emerging adults seeking treatment to ease depression, anxiety, need help managing their time, or the time and space to discover their purpose. I also work with parents of teens and emerging adults seeking to find ways to relate to and ease conflict with their children. My clients seek treatment in order to feel heard from an unbiased person. They seek clarity and a path through life’s difficult twists and turns.
(708) 578-5230 View (708) 578-5230
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Ketamine - Midwest Alternative Treatment Clinic
Verified Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
At Midwest Alternative Treatment Clinic, we utilize an approach validated in research and experience to tailor a ketamine program that suits your individual needs and meet you where you are in your journey. Rooted in human relationships, our practice strives to improve your health through mutual respect and collaboration. Individuals with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and chronic pain have all received benefit from ketamine and we are excited to assist you on your path to wellness.
At Midwest Alternative Treatment Clinic, we utilize an approach validated in research and experience to tailor a ketamine program that suits your individual needs and meet you where you are in your journey. Rooted in human relationships, our practice strives to improve your health through mutual respect and collaboration. Individuals with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and chronic pain have all received benefit from ketamine and we are excited to assist you on your path to wellness.
(708) 334-8075 View (708) 334-8075
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Andre T. Johnson: Therapy Health Clinic
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Park, IL 60301
I've been a therapist for over thirty-three years. I'm passionate about helping clients navigate through debilitating mental health illnesses such as anxiety, depression, traumas, grief/ loss, medical conditions, and other personal, relational, cultural, and social and spiritual struggles by providing knowledge and strategies to establish better ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving.
I've been a therapist for over thirty-three years. I'm passionate about helping clients navigate through debilitating mental health illnesses such as anxiety, depression, traumas, grief/ loss, medical conditions, and other personal, relational, cultural, and social and spiritual struggles by providing knowledge and strategies to establish better ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving.
(708) 726-9659 View (708) 726-9659
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Rick B. Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oak Park, IL 60302  (Online Only)
Our most important relationships are also often those we struggle with. I am an expert listener, advisor, and facilitator and, working together, we’ll turn struggles into opportunity and strife into increased connection.
Our most important relationships are also often those we struggle with. I am an expert listener, advisor, and facilitator and, working together, we’ll turn struggles into opportunity and strife into increased connection.
(708) 406-2745 View (708) 406-2745
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Bob Weaver
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MDiv, LCSW, CSAT
Verified Verified
Oak Park, IL 60301
For over 20 years, I have treated a wide variety of clients, experiencing a vast array of challenges. I have worked with adolescents to improve coping and communication, and with adults to navigate professional issues, family and relationship issues, as well as to resolve issues of sexuality, including sexual addiction. I have also worked with senior clients to address unresolved issues leading to depression and anxiety. I have also provided treatment in a wide variety of settings, from schools and communities, to hospitals and correctional facilities. He vivido en Latinoamerica, y tengo experiencia con asuntos biculturales, familiares, y de comportamiento.
For over 20 years, I have treated a wide variety of clients, experiencing a vast array of challenges. I have worked with adolescents to improve coping and communication, and with adults to navigate professional issues, family and relationship issues, as well as to resolve issues of sexuality, including sexual addiction. I have also worked with senior clients to address unresolved issues leading to depression and anxiety. I have also provided treatment in a wide variety of settings, from schools and communities, to hospitals and correctional facilities. He vivido en Latinoamerica, y tengo experiencia con asuntos biculturales, familiares, y de comportamiento.
(312) 300-6938 View (312) 300-6938
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Ken Crossman
Counselor, MA, PhD(c), LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Park, IL 60301
I see adults for both individual and couple's therapy addressing many common areas of concern, including: stress; anxiety; depression; relationship issues; intimacy & communication; self-esteem & identity issues; work & life satisfaction; meaning & purpose; and general unhappiness. My style is direct and collaborative. I use a flexible approach that is adapted to each individual or couple. My approach is especially effective at getting to the root of issues, sorting through the conflict and confusion, and portraying what the trouble is in a clear new light.
I see adults for both individual and couple's therapy addressing many common areas of concern, including: stress; anxiety; depression; relationship issues; intimacy & communication; self-esteem & identity issues; work & life satisfaction; meaning & purpose; and general unhappiness. My style is direct and collaborative. I use a flexible approach that is adapted to each individual or couple. My approach is especially effective at getting to the root of issues, sorting through the conflict and confusion, and portraying what the trouble is in a clear new light.
(708) 487-6643 x1 View (708) 487-6643 x1
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Emily Stoltzfus
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Park, IL 60302
My ideal client is a teen, young adult facing challenges related to life transitions and change. These individuals may be feeling overwhelmed by the changes they are experiencing and struggling to find their footing in a new stage of life. They may be dealing with anxiety, stress, and depression, and feeling unsure of how to move forward. They want to feel confident in their abilities and empowered to take on the challenges of change and transition with greater success. I am here to help them achieve these goals, and provide a safe and supportive environment where they can explore and address their thoughts and feelings.
My ideal client is a teen, young adult facing challenges related to life transitions and change. These individuals may be feeling overwhelmed by the changes they are experiencing and struggling to find their footing in a new stage of life. They may be dealing with anxiety, stress, and depression, and feeling unsure of how to move forward. They want to feel confident in their abilities and empowered to take on the challenges of change and transition with greater success. I am here to help them achieve these goals, and provide a safe and supportive environment where they can explore and address their thoughts and feelings.
(708) 742-8029 View (708) 742-8029
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DeJohn A Barnes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Oak Park, IL 60302
LifeSpan Counseling & Psychological Services offers services to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. I incorporate traditional psychology with modern approaches. I have worked with children, adolescents, adults and have a passion for incorporating pop culture into my therapeutic work. I utilize Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Psychodynamic techniques. My style is educational, informative, and empathic. I am LGBTQIA+ affirming and have worked extensively with persons who are developing their sexual identities.
LifeSpan Counseling & Psychological Services offers services to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. I incorporate traditional psychology with modern approaches. I have worked with children, adolescents, adults and have a passion for incorporating pop culture into my therapeutic work. I utilize Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Psychodynamic techniques. My style is educational, informative, and empathic. I am LGBTQIA+ affirming and have worked extensively with persons who are developing their sexual identities.
(708) 729-6503 View (708) 729-6503
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Matthew Schneider
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Park, IL 60301
Dr. Schneider's approach to therapy emphasizes feelings of trust, safety, warmth, and authenticity to encourage his clients as they grow by developing self-knowledge and self-compassion throughout the therapeutic process. He draws from multiple perspectives to help understand and walk with his clients as they integrate their courage, creativity, curiosity, and strengths into their lives. Dr. Schneider’s clients use their strengths to address past memories, process difficult emotions and life experiences, and develop a vision for a hopeful and fulfilling future.
Dr. Schneider's approach to therapy emphasizes feelings of trust, safety, warmth, and authenticity to encourage his clients as they grow by developing self-knowledge and self-compassion throughout the therapeutic process. He draws from multiple perspectives to help understand and walk with his clients as they integrate their courage, creativity, curiosity, and strengths into their lives. Dr. Schneider’s clients use their strengths to address past memories, process difficult emotions and life experiences, and develop a vision for a hopeful and fulfilling future.
(708) 265-3883 View (708) 265-3883
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Adam James Selkirk
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oak Park, IL 60302
I approach my clinical work with a grounding in my deeply-held belief that all human beings have infinite worth. My goal for all individuals with whom I work is to support each person's path towards experiencing that worth within themselves. Having worked in the mental health field for the past 16 years with children, adolescents, adults, and families, I have utilized this philosophy to guide the process of therapy with individuals having a wide range of challenges, from autism spectrum disorders to struggles with mood and anxiety to relationship problems.
I approach my clinical work with a grounding in my deeply-held belief that all human beings have infinite worth. My goal for all individuals with whom I work is to support each person's path towards experiencing that worth within themselves. Having worked in the mental health field for the past 16 years with children, adolescents, adults, and families, I have utilized this philosophy to guide the process of therapy with individuals having a wide range of challenges, from autism spectrum disorders to struggles with mood and anxiety to relationship problems.
(773) 825-5078 View (773) 825-5078
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Sam Abboud
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oak Park, IL 60301  (Online Only)
I support adult individuals and couples through challenges associated with anxiety, depression, masculinity, mixed-race identity, communication, and relationship functioning. Though I see myself as an active participant in your therapeutic journey, I aim to provide you with the space to take ownership of your healing. In other words, we will work at your pace to better understand how your important life experiences and relationships might inform how you navigate life and its challenges. Hopefully, with greater awareness for who you are within the context of your past and present, you can live a freer and more fulfilling future.
I support adult individuals and couples through challenges associated with anxiety, depression, masculinity, mixed-race identity, communication, and relationship functioning. Though I see myself as an active participant in your therapeutic journey, I aim to provide you with the space to take ownership of your healing. In other words, we will work at your pace to better understand how your important life experiences and relationships might inform how you navigate life and its challenges. Hopefully, with greater awareness for who you are within the context of your past and present, you can live a freer and more fulfilling future.
(708) 419-4872 View (708) 419-4872
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Douglas G Cater
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Oak Park, IL 60304
Angry, anxious, confused, or depressed because of relationship problems? Feel your partner never listens to you? Keep having the same old fights over and over? Imago Relationship Therapy is very helpful in restoring connection, safety, and romance. As a Certified Imago Therapist I enable each partner to be heard and understood so the needs of each can be met. Usually couples experience some immediate relief from the pain of alienation and begin to rediscover the love that brought them together. If your spouse won't come for counseling, come alone! I also do individual therapy, including EMDR for trauma resolution..
Angry, anxious, confused, or depressed because of relationship problems? Feel your partner never listens to you? Keep having the same old fights over and over? Imago Relationship Therapy is very helpful in restoring connection, safety, and romance. As a Certified Imago Therapist I enable each partner to be heard and understood so the needs of each can be met. Usually couples experience some immediate relief from the pain of alienation and begin to rediscover the love that brought them together. If your spouse won't come for counseling, come alone! I also do individual therapy, including EMDR for trauma resolution..
(708) 232-0318 View (708) 232-0318
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.