Male Therapists in Standish, ME

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James Martel
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Standish, ME 04084
Counseling is a journey and in that I feel there most important factor is establishing a solid therapeutic alliance. In this we will work to develop options and opportunities to aid in your journey. In this I enjoy working with couples, teens and individuals in working to reduce anxiety, anger management issues with trauma, depression and inter personal and academic difficulties. Each day offers us a chance to grow and to enhance our confidence and interpersonal happiness. I also have specific training to support out military, veterans, first responders and their families who have their own unique challenges.
Counseling is a journey and in that I feel there most important factor is establishing a solid therapeutic alliance. In this we will work to develop options and opportunities to aid in your journey. In this I enjoy working with couples, teens and individuals in working to reduce anxiety, anger management issues with trauma, depression and inter personal and academic difficulties. Each day offers us a chance to grow and to enhance our confidence and interpersonal happiness. I also have specific training to support out military, veterans, first responders and their families who have their own unique challenges.
(207) 482-0363 View (207) 482-0363
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Life Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC, CADC, MS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Standish, ME 04084
New season here in Maine is slowly approaching as the February coldness passes. Personal change like the seasons can be a challenge, past experiences may impact the way forward, some need extra help working through trauma or some other issue. My practice could potentially help. I provide services in an up front and honest manner. My approach is to have active dialogue, not just sitting, typing, and waiting for something to happen. This means focusing on a growth mindset, a willingness to heal/change, being realistic, and genuine engagement in therapy. Learning to be responsible for yourself is part of change.
New season here in Maine is slowly approaching as the February coldness passes. Personal change like the seasons can be a challenge, past experiences may impact the way forward, some need extra help working through trauma or some other issue. My practice could potentially help. I provide services in an up front and honest manner. My approach is to have active dialogue, not just sitting, typing, and waiting for something to happen. This means focusing on a growth mindset, a willingness to heal/change, being realistic, and genuine engagement in therapy. Learning to be responsible for yourself is part of change.
(207) 494-4675 View (207) 494-4675
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John E. Wood
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LADC
Verified Verified
Standish, ME 04084
Most of my clients have used alcohol or drugs as a crutch over the years and that has progressed into a daily habit that becomes a way of coping with life. This eventually leads to excessive drinking and drug use and can cause chaos in a person's life...and the lives of the people that love them. My goal is to help you develop coping skills that allow you to deal with life's difficulties without picking up a drink or a drug. Life can be so much better when you are not tethered to a drink or a drug in order to get through your day.
Most of my clients have used alcohol or drugs as a crutch over the years and that has progressed into a daily habit that becomes a way of coping with life. This eventually leads to excessive drinking and drug use and can cause chaos in a person's life...and the lives of the people that love them. My goal is to help you develop coping skills that allow you to deal with life's difficulties without picking up a drink or a drug. Life can be so much better when you are not tethered to a drink or a drug in order to get through your day.
(207) 305-9659 View (207) 305-9659

More Therapists Nearby

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Two Lights Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Gray, ME 04039
Welcome to my practice. I'm a therapist who specializes in mindfulness and person-centered therapy models for adults experiencing depression, anxiety, loneliness, relationship issues, and challenging stages of life. I understand that navigating difficult emotions and experiences can be overwhelming, and I'm here to help you through it. My approach is centered around creating a warm and supportive environment where you can feel heard, seen, and understood. With mindfulness as a cornerstone of my practice, I believe in the power of being present and non-judgmental in our experiences.
Welcome to my practice. I'm a therapist who specializes in mindfulness and person-centered therapy models for adults experiencing depression, anxiety, loneliness, relationship issues, and challenging stages of life. I understand that navigating difficult emotions and experiences can be overwhelming, and I'm here to help you through it. My approach is centered around creating a warm and supportive environment where you can feel heard, seen, and understood. With mindfulness as a cornerstone of my practice, I believe in the power of being present and non-judgmental in our experiences.
(207) 204-3520 View (207) 204-3520
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Nathan Hollen
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LADC, CCS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gorham, ME 04038
I have been working with individuals with substance use disorders for over 10 years. I can help and support you on your road of recovery. If you are sober, and want continued support, I can offer you that as well. I have worked with individuals in active addiction making their first steps towards sobriety as well as others in long term sobriety. I hope to offer a listening ear, help and support on your life's journey. I am offering DEEP Evals, and DEEP Counseling. Also offering Substance use Evaluations.
I have been working with individuals with substance use disorders for over 10 years. I can help and support you on your road of recovery. If you are sober, and want continued support, I can offer you that as well. I have worked with individuals in active addiction making their first steps towards sobriety as well as others in long term sobriety. I hope to offer a listening ear, help and support on your life's journey. I am offering DEEP Evals, and DEEP Counseling. Also offering Substance use Evaluations.
(207) 900-2825 View (207) 900-2825
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Warrior of the Heart Psychotherapy
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Windham, ME 04062
I specialize in helping men who struggle with isolation, feelings of anxiety and depression, blocks to intimacy, addiction to pornography, lack of male friends, a feeling of being lost or without a deep sense of purpose, or feeling numb and disconnected from life. As men, we are socialized to keep everything to ourselves, which makes it hard for us to admit when we're lonely and hurting and in need of support. Many of us grew up with fathers that were either absent, abusive, or detached from us emotionally, leaving us without a respectable model of masculinity and without much direction in life.
I specialize in helping men who struggle with isolation, feelings of anxiety and depression, blocks to intimacy, addiction to pornography, lack of male friends, a feeling of being lost or without a deep sense of purpose, or feeling numb and disconnected from life. As men, we are socialized to keep everything to ourselves, which makes it hard for us to admit when we're lonely and hurting and in need of support. Many of us grew up with fathers that were either absent, abusive, or detached from us emotionally, leaving us without a respectable model of masculinity and without much direction in life.
(207) 769-5145 View (207) 769-5145
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James A Douglas
Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
Gorham, ME 04038
You’ve experienced some form of spiritual awakening. Or you may be wanting to deepen an already pre-existing relationship with your sacred, interiorized Self. You may have tasted heightened states of consciousness, unitive feelings of connection, or instances of expanded awareness which are sometimes misunderstood by others as pathology. You sense that your individualized feelings of anxiety or depression, e.g., are really indicators of a thirst for personal transformation. You yearn for tangible access to your mystical potential while remaining rooted and grounded in your everyday life.
You’ve experienced some form of spiritual awakening. Or you may be wanting to deepen an already pre-existing relationship with your sacred, interiorized Self. You may have tasted heightened states of consciousness, unitive feelings of connection, or instances of expanded awareness which are sometimes misunderstood by others as pathology. You sense that your individualized feelings of anxiety or depression, e.g., are really indicators of a thirst for personal transformation. You yearn for tangible access to your mystical potential while remaining rooted and grounded in your everyday life.
(207) 747-1431 View (207) 747-1431
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Erik Olander
Counselor, LCPC, CADC, NBCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
South Casco, ME 04077  (Online Only)
What do you look for in a therapist? What's important? Surprisingly, age, gender, years of training and theoretical orientation are not the primary factors correlated with the effectiveness of a therapist. So how do you choose someone? Is it by their picture? The best website? The one that's taking new clients? Finding the right person can be incredibly difficult. Research suggests that the most important factors in positive therapeutic outcomes are the therapeutic alliance, working together to set collaborative goals, and the therapist's ability to be empathetic, accepting and genuine.
What do you look for in a therapist? What's important? Surprisingly, age, gender, years of training and theoretical orientation are not the primary factors correlated with the effectiveness of a therapist. So how do you choose someone? Is it by their picture? The best website? The one that's taking new clients? Finding the right person can be incredibly difficult. Research suggests that the most important factors in positive therapeutic outcomes are the therapeutic alliance, working together to set collaborative goals, and the therapist's ability to be empathetic, accepting and genuine.
(207) 747-3384 View (207) 747-3384
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Ben Knapp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LADC, CCS
Verified Verified
Windham, ME 04062
We all face challenges in our lives. When these challenges become difficult to navigate they often create personal, interpersonal, and emotional imbalances. My passion is working with individuals to help them reconnect with themselves while finding balance and fulfillment in life. I offer private counseling services for individuals seeking mental health, substance use, and co-occurring care. I believe each individual is the expert on their own life and enjoy helping people utilize their strengths to realize their goals. Currently offering services via telehealth.
We all face challenges in our lives. When these challenges become difficult to navigate they often create personal, interpersonal, and emotional imbalances. My passion is working with individuals to help them reconnect with themselves while finding balance and fulfillment in life. I offer private counseling services for individuals seeking mental health, substance use, and co-occurring care. I believe each individual is the expert on their own life and enjoy helping people utilize their strengths to realize their goals. Currently offering services via telehealth.
(207) 204-3526 View (207) 204-3526
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Alexander Thorn
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Casco, ME 04015
Not accepting new clients
Feeling stuck, sad, angry, anxious, numb? Feeling like things just aren't working out or your not living your potential? In our sessions, I can help you gain understanding, resolve problems, improve communication, deepen relationships, and experience a more fulfilling life.
Feeling stuck, sad, angry, anxious, numb? Feeling like things just aren't working out or your not living your potential? In our sessions, I can help you gain understanding, resolve problems, improve communication, deepen relationships, and experience a more fulfilling life.
(207) 560-0493 View (207) 560-0493
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Ben J Nappi
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gorham, ME 04038
I am a seasoned clinican with over thirty years expericence in the field. I seek to create a comfortable, professional, and safe environment. My style is personal, informal, and direct. I endeavor to use humor, when appropriate, to put clients at ease, and provide perspective in order to move our work forward. My orientation is psychodynamic though I rely heavily on cognitive behavioral approaches because they have been shown to be effective and because the concepts can be readily understood.
I am a seasoned clinican with over thirty years expericence in the field. I seek to create a comfortable, professional, and safe environment. My style is personal, informal, and direct. I endeavor to use humor, when appropriate, to put clients at ease, and provide perspective in order to move our work forward. My orientation is psychodynamic though I rely heavily on cognitive behavioral approaches because they have been shown to be effective and because the concepts can be readily understood.
(207) 358-6152 View (207) 358-6152
Photo of Kirk Little, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Kirk Little
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Gorham, ME 04038  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Kirk and I know you’re here because you are invested in your own change. You may be facing a transition or change in circumstances which asks you to think differently about yourself and others. Personal transitions often bring about uncertainty or confusion about how to proceed, and may occur at any point in the life cycle: leaving home for the first time, addressing your identity, changing careers, relationship conflicts, navigating the shoals of mid-life, or entering retirement. Your unique situation will direct your needs and goals, and I can provide deep listening, thoughtful questioning, empathy, and humor to our work.
Hi, I’m Kirk and I know you’re here because you are invested in your own change. You may be facing a transition or change in circumstances which asks you to think differently about yourself and others. Personal transitions often bring about uncertainty or confusion about how to proceed, and may occur at any point in the life cycle: leaving home for the first time, addressing your identity, changing careers, relationship conflicts, navigating the shoals of mid-life, or entering retirement. Your unique situation will direct your needs and goals, and I can provide deep listening, thoughtful questioning, empathy, and humor to our work.
(207) 501-3311 View (207) 501-3311
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Paul W Milller
Counselor, MA, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Gorham, ME 04038
Couseling is a journey that starts with accepting where you are and finding a way to the other side of the challenge. Using a strength based approach we start with the resources you do have on board. Then through a variety of tools we discover what is geeting in the way of finding the peace and hope you are looking for. As a therapist I am aware that we are complex people that often need a safe place to sort things out and make meaning of life. . I am able to accept most forms of insurance including Mainecare.
Couseling is a journey that starts with accepting where you are and finding a way to the other side of the challenge. Using a strength based approach we start with the resources you do have on board. Then through a variety of tools we discover what is geeting in the way of finding the peace and hope you are looking for. As a therapist I am aware that we are complex people that often need a safe place to sort things out and make meaning of life. . I am able to accept most forms of insurance including Mainecare.
(207) 358-6248 View (207) 358-6248
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Russell Beebe
Counselor, LCPC, CSAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Windham, ME 04062  (Online Only)
Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) helping men struggling with sexual addiction and/or porn addiction stop their compulsive sexual behavior and live healthy productive lives. Not being able to stop can be incredibly painful and frustrating. And harmful to those closest to you. Many times this frustration is made worse by an inability to stop despite a strong desire to do so. If you or someone you know struggles with sex addiction or porn addiction contact me to schedule a free 20 minute introduction to see if working with me is the right fit!
Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) helping men struggling with sexual addiction and/or porn addiction stop their compulsive sexual behavior and live healthy productive lives. Not being able to stop can be incredibly painful and frustrating. And harmful to those closest to you. Many times this frustration is made worse by an inability to stop despite a strong desire to do so. If you or someone you know struggles with sex addiction or porn addiction contact me to schedule a free 20 minute introduction to see if working with me is the right fit!
(207) 672-2681 View (207) 672-2681
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Donald E Kent
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Windham, ME 04062  (Online Only)
I work with clients who struggle with addiction, depression, anxiety, past life events and trauma that prevent them from accepting themselves and fully embracing joy in their lives. Each person must confront their own challenges but don't always have the tools needed to reach their life goals. A trusted professional can be a helpful partner in walking this path with you until you have the skills/insights needed to continue your journey confidently. I offer a safe and respectful place to look at yourself, your situation, consider alternatives and practice new skills with my support to help reach your goals.
I work with clients who struggle with addiction, depression, anxiety, past life events and trauma that prevent them from accepting themselves and fully embracing joy in their lives. Each person must confront their own challenges but don't always have the tools needed to reach their life goals. A trusted professional can be a helpful partner in walking this path with you until you have the skills/insights needed to continue your journey confidently. I offer a safe and respectful place to look at yourself, your situation, consider alternatives and practice new skills with my support to help reach your goals.
(207) 618-6631 View (207) 618-6631
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Paul Dunton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Gray, ME 04039
Welcome to a space dedicated to your well-being and personal growth. Therapy is a journey of self-discovery and healing, where you can explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences in a safe, non-judgmental environment. It's a collaborative process that empowers you to navigate life's challenges, uncover your inner strengths, and foster resilience.
Welcome to a space dedicated to your well-being and personal growth. Therapy is a journey of self-discovery and healing, where you can explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences in a safe, non-judgmental environment. It's a collaborative process that empowers you to navigate life's challenges, uncover your inner strengths, and foster resilience.
(207) 515-8533 View (207) 515-8533
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Will Porta
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Falmouth, ME 04105
I am trained in, and offer, a wide variety of therapy options, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Trauma Based Therapy, Exposure Therapy, Supportive Psychotherapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. My practice is mobile and is designed to meet you where you feel most comfortable, be it on a trail in the woods or in your community. I also offer telehealth services in inclement weather or when you are otherwise unable to meet in person.
I am trained in, and offer, a wide variety of therapy options, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Trauma Based Therapy, Exposure Therapy, Supportive Psychotherapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. My practice is mobile and is designed to meet you where you feel most comfortable, be it on a trail in the woods or in your community. I also offer telehealth services in inclement weather or when you are otherwise unable to meet in person.
(207) 466-8279 View (207) 466-8279

Online Therapists

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James Weaver
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brunswick, ME 04011
Hello, I'm Dr. James Weaver, a licensed Psychologist with over 30 years experience assisting adults, adolescents, couples and families with life, work and relationship issues. My approach is eclectic, drawing on many theoretical points of reference with a strong emphasis on the humanistic theories. Having followed important advances over the years and integrated the best of these into a flexible, effective approach designed to meet each person's needs, I emphasize what is happening for the client here and now, so that, together, we can achieve a new self understanding and a regeneration of energy, purpose and enjoyment.
Hello, I'm Dr. James Weaver, a licensed Psychologist with over 30 years experience assisting adults, adolescents, couples and families with life, work and relationship issues. My approach is eclectic, drawing on many theoretical points of reference with a strong emphasis on the humanistic theories. Having followed important advances over the years and integrated the best of these into a flexible, effective approach designed to meet each person's needs, I emphasize what is happening for the client here and now, so that, together, we can achieve a new self understanding and a regeneration of energy, purpose and enjoyment.
(207) 358-4239 View (207) 358-4239
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Colm Brennan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Portland, ME 04106
Waitlist for new clients
Pursuing therapy represents a desire to heal. Whether dealing with a new challenge or an old wound, my work with clients is focused on supporting the process of healing and learning to "let go" of the harmful patterns that get in the way of feeling satisfaction, peace, and fulfillment in our lives and relationships. As a psychotherapist, my goal is to create an environment in which you can pause, reflect, and feel supported in acknowledging the emotions that many of us learn to avoid, dismiss, and push down.
Pursuing therapy represents a desire to heal. Whether dealing with a new challenge or an old wound, my work with clients is focused on supporting the process of healing and learning to "let go" of the harmful patterns that get in the way of feeling satisfaction, peace, and fulfillment in our lives and relationships. As a psychotherapist, my goal is to create an environment in which you can pause, reflect, and feel supported in acknowledging the emotions that many of us learn to avoid, dismiss, and push down.
(207) 515-8273 View (207) 515-8273
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Shimon Cohen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, ME 04104  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Shimon (he/him). I’m a licensed clinical social worker in Maine and Florida. I have a Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University and over 20 years of experience working with youth, adults, families, and communities, as well as teaching social work students and providing training to professionals. I believe that we all have challenges in life and I am here to support you and help you navigate those challenges. I have specific expertise with depression, anxiety, substance use, pre-teens, teens, adults, parenting, sociocultural impact/challenges, and men's issues.
Hi, I’m Shimon (he/him). I’m a licensed clinical social worker in Maine and Florida. I have a Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University and over 20 years of experience working with youth, adults, families, and communities, as well as teaching social work students and providing training to professionals. I believe that we all have challenges in life and I am here to support you and help you navigate those challenges. I have specific expertise with depression, anxiety, substance use, pre-teens, teens, adults, parenting, sociocultural impact/challenges, and men's issues.
(207) 746-0793 View (207) 746-0793

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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.