Male Therapists in Shawnee County, KS

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Mitchell A Skidmore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Topeka, KS 66611
Do you feel unsure of who you are now? Perhaps you are going through a transition in your life and trying to understand how to get along. Maybe you feel like you aren’t yourself because of intense, persistent feelings of some kind. Maybe your past is dragging you down. Maybe your relationships at home, work, or in your community are not as satisfying as you wish they could be. You’re starting to think, you need an outside perspective; It’s hard to sort through this alone. These thoughts have got you asking, “Will psychotherapy help? Can it really change things? Is it worth it?”
Do you feel unsure of who you are now? Perhaps you are going through a transition in your life and trying to understand how to get along. Maybe you feel like you aren’t yourself because of intense, persistent feelings of some kind. Maybe your past is dragging you down. Maybe your relationships at home, work, or in your community are not as satisfying as you wish they could be. You’re starting to think, you need an outside perspective; It’s hard to sort through this alone. These thoughts have got you asking, “Will psychotherapy help? Can it really change things? Is it worth it?”
(785) 384-8691 View (785) 384-8691
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Art McKenna
Psychologist, PhD, PsyD
Verified Verified
Topeka, KS 66611
My therapy & counseling are based on the life experiences and the philosophy of Viktor Frankl. His writings describe the kinds of the situation from which he and his fellow prisoners at Auschwitz were able, on a day-to-day basis, to extract the life-sustaining meaning that was essential to their survival. My therapy has three levels: (1) use mindfulness and relaxation methods to calm the emotional brain down, and (2) use cognitive-behavioral to develop a healthy sense of resiliency. In the 3rd stage, you will learn self-distancing techniques to discover meaningfulness at the moment and find better ways to expand your uniqueness.
My therapy & counseling are based on the life experiences and the philosophy of Viktor Frankl. His writings describe the kinds of the situation from which he and his fellow prisoners at Auschwitz were able, on a day-to-day basis, to extract the life-sustaining meaning that was essential to their survival. My therapy has three levels: (1) use mindfulness and relaxation methods to calm the emotional brain down, and (2) use cognitive-behavioral to develop a healthy sense of resiliency. In the 3rd stage, you will learn self-distancing techniques to discover meaningfulness at the moment and find better ways to expand your uniqueness.
(785) 509-7915 View (785) 509-7915
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Greg Gober
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Topeka, KS 66614  (Online Only)
Therapy can be fun. Even when we are talking about things such as guilt, shame, trauma along with our concerns about the future, therapy does not have to be an experience that we dread. Those things can, and should, be discussed, but you can still enjoy participating in the therapeutic process. Humor can play a significant role in our ability to be able to recover through whatever it is that we are battling at the moment. There is an old adage that states "laughter is the best medicine" and it proves to be true for a lot of people.
Therapy can be fun. Even when we are talking about things such as guilt, shame, trauma along with our concerns about the future, therapy does not have to be an experience that we dread. Those things can, and should, be discussed, but you can still enjoy participating in the therapeutic process. Humor can play a significant role in our ability to be able to recover through whatever it is that we are battling at the moment. There is an old adage that states "laughter is the best medicine" and it proves to be true for a lot of people.
(785) 249-8276 View (785) 249-8276
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Ryan Kemp-Pappan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, LCAC, MDiv
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Topeka, KS 66604
I am a middle-aged, punk rock contemplative with the ability to connect with just about anyone. If you are looking for a therapist that provides honesty, a kind ear, and an inexhaustible belief in the human spirit's ability to grow and change, then I may just be the therapist you have been looking for. I believe that all of us are able to awaken our truest and healthiest self. I believe that the path towards our truest and healthiest self is diverse and fluid. I believe that life is an opportunity to learn, grow, connect, and suffer well as we venture towards our truest and healthiest self.
I am a middle-aged, punk rock contemplative with the ability to connect with just about anyone. If you are looking for a therapist that provides honesty, a kind ear, and an inexhaustible belief in the human spirit's ability to grow and change, then I may just be the therapist you have been looking for. I believe that all of us are able to awaken our truest and healthiest self. I believe that the path towards our truest and healthiest self is diverse and fluid. I believe that life is an opportunity to learn, grow, connect, and suffer well as we venture towards our truest and healthiest self.
(785) 264-4116 View (785) 264-4116
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Jason Gardner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Topeka, KS 66614
If you have found my page, you or someone you know are struggling with depression, anxiety, anger or some other stressor. Therapy is useful as it will help you develop new ways to manage these issues especially in the way you think about them. Helping people learn about themselves and grow is my passion. Discarding old patterns of behavior/thinking and developing new one's will be the primary goal while working together. I find this to be very exciting and somewhat challenging but definitely worth all the effort in the end.
If you have found my page, you or someone you know are struggling with depression, anxiety, anger or some other stressor. Therapy is useful as it will help you develop new ways to manage these issues especially in the way you think about them. Helping people learn about themselves and grow is my passion. Discarding old patterns of behavior/thinking and developing new one's will be the primary goal while working together. I find this to be very exciting and somewhat challenging but definitely worth all the effort in the end.
(785) 859-4330 View (785) 859-4330
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Bryan Beaty
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Topeka, KS 66614
Hi! I’m Bryan. My hope is to provide clients with a supportive and safe environment where they feel comfortable to explore and understand thoughts and feelings that may arise through life. I specialize in working with adults and adolescents struggling with feelings of depression, anxiety, low self-worth, life changes, and trauma. You may be handling these difficulties in ways that are not satisfying or that impact your relationships. Whether you are a teenager struggling to make meaningful relationships, a young adult starting with new changes in life, or a survivor of trauma looking for a safe place to heal, I am here to help.
Hi! I’m Bryan. My hope is to provide clients with a supportive and safe environment where they feel comfortable to explore and understand thoughts and feelings that may arise through life. I specialize in working with adults and adolescents struggling with feelings of depression, anxiety, low self-worth, life changes, and trauma. You may be handling these difficulties in ways that are not satisfying or that impact your relationships. Whether you are a teenager struggling to make meaningful relationships, a young adult starting with new changes in life, or a survivor of trauma looking for a safe place to heal, I am here to help.
(785) 264-5850 View (785) 264-5850
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John B Hymon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Topeka, KS 66614
My client centered approach is to assist individuals in accessing needs and assessing how to enhance their cognitive wiring moving from maintaining to thriving. Standing with, in an empathetic process - that focuses on affirmation, self determination and self-actualization while building coping skills, trauma recovery and character development.
My client centered approach is to assist individuals in accessing needs and assessing how to enhance their cognitive wiring moving from maintaining to thriving. Standing with, in an empathetic process - that focuses on affirmation, self determination and self-actualization while building coping skills, trauma recovery and character development.
(785) 264-4083 View (785) 264-4083
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Brian K Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, Brian Jones, LSCSW, LAC
Verified Verified
Topeka, KS 66614
During the journey of life, we will experience many “hills and valleys,” joys and sorrows, hurts and healings. At times, it can be emotionally difficult to navigate through some of life's most challenging journeys. During these moments, you can be left feeling alone, hopeless, anxious and wondering "what do I do next, how do I overcome this, does anyone care?” When experiencing these types of thoughts and emotions, it can be beneficial to find a comforting and competent therapist to help you acquire and develop the cognitive and behavioral coping skills that promote hope, healing and positivity that allow for a harmonious life.
During the journey of life, we will experience many “hills and valleys,” joys and sorrows, hurts and healings. At times, it can be emotionally difficult to navigate through some of life's most challenging journeys. During these moments, you can be left feeling alone, hopeless, anxious and wondering "what do I do next, how do I overcome this, does anyone care?” When experiencing these types of thoughts and emotions, it can be beneficial to find a comforting and competent therapist to help you acquire and develop the cognitive and behavioral coping skills that promote hope, healing and positivity that allow for a harmonious life.
(785) 268-7142 View (785) 268-7142
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Troy M Fay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Topeka, KS 66614
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has years of experience working with Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Mood Disorders, Marriage/Relationship Issues, Parenting Issues, Trauma, Grief and Loss, Spiritual Issues, Elderly Issues, ADHD, and Behavior Issues in Children,
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has years of experience working with Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Mood Disorders, Marriage/Relationship Issues, Parenting Issues, Trauma, Grief and Loss, Spiritual Issues, Elderly Issues, ADHD, and Behavior Issues in Children,
(785) 322-9487 View (785) 322-9487
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Optimum Performance Solutions LLC
Psychologist, PhD, NRHSPP, BCN, BCB, QEEGT
Verified Verified
Topeka, KS 66614
I am deeply committed to each client achieving their optimum functioning. Across the range from disabled to the extremely high functioning executive, I ask that the client bring a commitment to growth, and I provide expertise in a range of specialties. I am best suited to treating the whole person.
I am deeply committed to each client achieving their optimum functioning. Across the range from disabled to the extremely high functioning executive, I ask that the client bring a commitment to growth, and I provide expertise in a range of specialties. I am best suited to treating the whole person.
(785) 571-9901 View (785) 571-9901
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Daniel Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, LMAC-t
Verified Verified
Topeka, KS 66612
As the founder of E.P.I.C. LLC, I am deeply committed to empowering individuals in their communities at pivotal moments. My passion lies in assisting those at a crossroads, ready to embark on a transformative journey toward self-discovery, resilience, and fulfillment. Utilizing an Eclectic therapy approach, I blend techniques from various therapeutic methods to fit your needs. This creates a safe space to explore, understand, and grow. My expertise equips me to guide you toward not just surviving but thriving in a life that's authentically yours. Let's connect if you seek a partner to navigate your path to a joyful, meaningful life.
As the founder of E.P.I.C. LLC, I am deeply committed to empowering individuals in their communities at pivotal moments. My passion lies in assisting those at a crossroads, ready to embark on a transformative journey toward self-discovery, resilience, and fulfillment. Utilizing an Eclectic therapy approach, I blend techniques from various therapeutic methods to fit your needs. This creates a safe space to explore, understand, and grow. My expertise equips me to guide you toward not just surviving but thriving in a life that's authentically yours. Let's connect if you seek a partner to navigate your path to a joyful, meaningful life.
(785) 508-1117 View (785) 508-1117
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Bryan Redmon, Lmsw LLC.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Topeka, KS 66611  (Online Only)
Specializing in depression and anxiety, I intend to help people who experience a range of life stressors, anxieties, traumas, behavioral issues, mental illness, and other emotional disturbances/barriers. We will collaborate to create a plan for addressing these issues in a way that helps you get your life back. Not all processes are the same, however, you will not have to journey through these processes alone. We will process the issues you want to work on at a pace that is comfortable for you and feels safe for you.
Specializing in depression and anxiety, I intend to help people who experience a range of life stressors, anxieties, traumas, behavioral issues, mental illness, and other emotional disturbances/barriers. We will collaborate to create a plan for addressing these issues in a way that helps you get your life back. Not all processes are the same, however, you will not have to journey through these processes alone. We will process the issues you want to work on at a pace that is comfortable for you and feels safe for you.
(785) 347-5009 View (785) 347-5009
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Chris MacDonald
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified Verified
Topeka, KS 66614
Are you feeling stuck? If you are experiencing symptoms of depression or anxiety? Having problems in relationships, or with trauma related issues? We have experienced and qualified therapists at Renew Therapy Group who can help get you moving in a new and positive direction. If you are experiencing problems related to chemical dependency, you will find a therapist at Renew Therapy Group an exceptional fit. If you have a child, teenager, or young adult experiencing behavioral or emotional problems, many of our therapists are parents themselves in addition to being clinically sound providers.
Are you feeling stuck? If you are experiencing symptoms of depression or anxiety? Having problems in relationships, or with trauma related issues? We have experienced and qualified therapists at Renew Therapy Group who can help get you moving in a new and positive direction. If you are experiencing problems related to chemical dependency, you will find a therapist at Renew Therapy Group an exceptional fit. If you have a child, teenager, or young adult experiencing behavioral or emotional problems, many of our therapists are parents themselves in addition to being clinically sound providers.
(785) 264-4118 View (785) 264-4118
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Robert G Heckler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified Verified
Topeka, KS 66603
Practicing in mental health for 41 years; hospitals, group homes, community mental health and private practice. Worked with all populations, with every kind of problem and type of mental disorder. Recent focus on ages23-75, with trauma, ADHD, mood disorders, and relationships, incorporating mindfulness, relaxation and anger management and doing thorough, ongoing assessments. Clients who use substances are asked to abstain while in therapy. Changing the brain requires that. Regular attendance is necessary. Positive skills come with practice and consistency. To maintain the progress, there are avenues for contact during the week.
Practicing in mental health for 41 years; hospitals, group homes, community mental health and private practice. Worked with all populations, with every kind of problem and type of mental disorder. Recent focus on ages23-75, with trauma, ADHD, mood disorders, and relationships, incorporating mindfulness, relaxation and anger management and doing thorough, ongoing assessments. Clients who use substances are asked to abstain while in therapy. Changing the brain requires that. Regular attendance is necessary. Positive skills come with practice and consistency. To maintain the progress, there are avenues for contact during the week.
(785) 579-9952 View (785) 579-9952
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Thomas S Parish
PhD, CTRTC
Verified Verified
Topeka, KS 66614
Need some help dealing with the stresses, frustrations and challenges that you are facing? Are there family, workplace, or relationship issues that need to be addressed? With a focus on finding effective alternatives, my clients learn how to move forward with greater confidence. experiencing greater happiness and fulfillment.
Need some help dealing with the stresses, frustrations and challenges that you are facing? Are there family, workplace, or relationship issues that need to be addressed? With a focus on finding effective alternatives, my clients learn how to move forward with greater confidence. experiencing greater happiness and fulfillment.
(785) 509-7730 View (785) 509-7730
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Gregory J Franchett
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Topeka, KS 66612
I don’t have a couch, and I’m not going to ask you to talk about your feelings all session. You have a problem, and I want to help you find the solution, so you don’t need to come to therapy. In my experience, people tend to come to therapy due to something failing to grow or be safe. Unsafe emotions, unsafe behaviors, lack of communication, lack of connection, and understanding that these issues arise in all relationships rather we are talking about parent child or intimate partners. How we deal with conflict matters, because it dictates the relationship and boundaries with our kids, friends, family, and partners.
I don’t have a couch, and I’m not going to ask you to talk about your feelings all session. You have a problem, and I want to help you find the solution, so you don’t need to come to therapy. In my experience, people tend to come to therapy due to something failing to grow or be safe. Unsafe emotions, unsafe behaviors, lack of communication, lack of connection, and understanding that these issues arise in all relationships rather we are talking about parent child or intimate partners. How we deal with conflict matters, because it dictates the relationship and boundaries with our kids, friends, family, and partners.
(785) 453-8844 View (785) 453-8844
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Ruben Luis Lara
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, MBA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Topeka, KS 66614
As a therapist, I have years of experience with working with adults and children, all of whom come from unique backgrounds. This includes children in foster care, children and adults in a community mental health setting, as well as working with adults and children experiencing mental health crisis. My specialty is working with adults and children that struggle with anxiety, depression, bereavement, and have difficulty expressing or managing their frustration or anger. I also specialize in working with the LGBTQ+ community when it comes to the unique challenges this marginalized group faces.
As a therapist, I have years of experience with working with adults and children, all of whom come from unique backgrounds. This includes children in foster care, children and adults in a community mental health setting, as well as working with adults and children experiencing mental health crisis. My specialty is working with adults and children that struggle with anxiety, depression, bereavement, and have difficulty expressing or managing their frustration or anger. I also specialize in working with the LGBTQ+ community when it comes to the unique challenges this marginalized group faces.
(785) 262-8446 View (785) 262-8446
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Derrick Hurst
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified Verified
Topeka, KS 66614
In my therapeutic practice, I am committed to providing collaborative, trauma-informed, and strength-based support to clients. I believe in a client-centered approach, where clients are viewed as the experts of their own lives. I strive to create a safe and empowering environment where clients can explore their experiences, build resilience, and develop the skills needed to navigate life's challenges. Through a combination of therapeutic techniques and coaching, I aim to help clients tap into their inner strengths, cultivate self-awareness, and achieve their personal goals.
In my therapeutic practice, I am committed to providing collaborative, trauma-informed, and strength-based support to clients. I believe in a client-centered approach, where clients are viewed as the experts of their own lives. I strive to create a safe and empowering environment where clients can explore their experiences, build resilience, and develop the skills needed to navigate life's challenges. Through a combination of therapeutic techniques and coaching, I aim to help clients tap into their inner strengths, cultivate self-awareness, and achieve their personal goals.
(785) 498-8451 View (785) 498-8451
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Daniel Patrick Lassley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-KS
Verified Verified
Topeka, KS 66611
I work with adults who are experiencing difficult emotions and life situations. I also work with those who want to improve the quality of their relationships. People struggling with issues from disability or chronic illness.
I work with adults who are experiencing difficult emotions and life situations. I also work with those who want to improve the quality of their relationships. People struggling with issues from disability or chronic illness.
(785) 367-3466 View (785) 367-3466
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Jim Lance Woodward
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW
Verified Verified
Topeka, KS 66614
I treat people who suffer from panic disorders (and many other problems) with cognitive-behavioral therapy. I've studied 6 years of CBT at the Menninger Foundation and I have also studied at the Beck Institute in Philadelphia. Panic is basically a "false alarm". Panic happens when a person's body is producing powerful fight or flight chemicals at the wrong time. The body responds as if there is an emergency when there is no physical threat. The intense changes in heart rate and breathing etc. become subject to catastrophic misinterpretations, like "I'm dying" or "I'm losing control". These scary thoughts produce even more chemicals.
I treat people who suffer from panic disorders (and many other problems) with cognitive-behavioral therapy. I've studied 6 years of CBT at the Menninger Foundation and I have also studied at the Beck Institute in Philadelphia. Panic is basically a "false alarm". Panic happens when a person's body is producing powerful fight or flight chemicals at the wrong time. The body responds as if there is an emergency when there is no physical threat. The intense changes in heart rate and breathing etc. become subject to catastrophic misinterpretations, like "I'm dying" or "I'm losing control". These scary thoughts produce even more chemicals.
(785) 322-8592 View (785) 322-8592

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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.