Male Therapists in Charlevoix County, MI

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Arch Wright
Counselor, LPC, CMHC, NARM
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Boyne City, MI 49712
My ideal client is inspired to be curious together and work together to identify and remove blockages that prevent a life of clarity and abundance. Whether relationship issues, parenting challenges, grief, unresolved trauma, addiction, career matters, or even the most deeply-stuck moods (anxiety, depression, etc.), we all possess within us the capacity to instinctively heal and thrive with sustained connection, vibrancy and aliveness. It’s likely a simple solution, in need of the right "non-pathological" and rigorously client-centered approach is all. My clients are empowered to reconnect with and regain trust in themselves.
My ideal client is inspired to be curious together and work together to identify and remove blockages that prevent a life of clarity and abundance. Whether relationship issues, parenting challenges, grief, unresolved trauma, addiction, career matters, or even the most deeply-stuck moods (anxiety, depression, etc.), we all possess within us the capacity to instinctively heal and thrive with sustained connection, vibrancy and aliveness. It’s likely a simple solution, in need of the right "non-pathological" and rigorously client-centered approach is all. My clients are empowered to reconnect with and regain trust in themselves.
(231) 241-6901 View (231) 241-6901
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James Shaw
Psychologist, PsyD, MBA
Verified Verified
Charlevoix, MI 49720
I provide compassionate and confidential therapy and counseling services to adults and couples. Whether you seek marital or couples therapy or individual help for adjustment issues, anger management or stress, I am prepared to help in a warm, supportive environment. I will help to create positive changes and support your finding of positive solutions to enhance your quality of life. I am trained with the most current psychological research offering individualized treatment plans. I provide secured video therapy at no additional cost to those who don't want to deal with traffic or live to far to come to the office.
I provide compassionate and confidential therapy and counseling services to adults and couples. Whether you seek marital or couples therapy or individual help for adjustment issues, anger management or stress, I am prepared to help in a warm, supportive environment. I will help to create positive changes and support your finding of positive solutions to enhance your quality of life. I am trained with the most current psychological research offering individualized treatment plans. I provide secured video therapy at no additional cost to those who don't want to deal with traffic or live to far to come to the office.
(512) 829-3626 View (512) 829-3626
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Jake Tracy
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlevoix, MI 49711
I love helping teens and their parents thrive! Serving hurting children, teens and adults working through depression, anxiety, anger, grief, self-esteem and more. We all need a guide sometimes, someone who walks alongside you, listening without judgment, helping you find answers. I don't pretend to know you better than you know you. I aim to ask the right questions, to listen, encourage, and teach practical steps for your success, to find answers within yourself. I can help you to establish systems to focus on your solutions. Our relationship focuses on changing both unhealthy thought processes, and behaviors.
I love helping teens and their parents thrive! Serving hurting children, teens and adults working through depression, anxiety, anger, grief, self-esteem and more. We all need a guide sometimes, someone who walks alongside you, listening without judgment, helping you find answers. I don't pretend to know you better than you know you. I aim to ask the right questions, to listen, encourage, and teach practical steps for your success, to find answers within yourself. I can help you to establish systems to focus on your solutions. Our relationship focuses on changing both unhealthy thought processes, and behaviors.
(616) 899-4047 View (616) 899-4047
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Frank Langer
Psychologist, MSW, PhD
Verified Verified
Charlevoix, MI 49720
I am a psychologist with nearly forty years' experience as a therapist. Trained as a general practitioner in rural mental health, I see people with a wide range of issues -- anxiety, depression, fears, phobias, procrastination, underachievement, chronic pain, anger management, attention disorders, and frustration in close relationships. If you decide to come in, the first appointment will focus on clarifying your goals and thinking about ways to move toward them. You are invited to a safe, respectful, supportive place where we can understand your situation and work together to improve it.
I am a psychologist with nearly forty years' experience as a therapist. Trained as a general practitioner in rural mental health, I see people with a wide range of issues -- anxiety, depression, fears, phobias, procrastination, underachievement, chronic pain, anger management, attention disorders, and frustration in close relationships. If you decide to come in, the first appointment will focus on clarifying your goals and thinking about ways to move toward them. You are invited to a safe, respectful, supportive place where we can understand your situation and work together to improve it.
(231) 480-4309 View (231) 480-4309
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Lockard Counseling Services
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CAADC
Verified Verified
Charlevoix, MI 49720
We will explore your current situation/presenting problem(s) in the initial session(s) to define your counseling goals. Then we will develop a plan to work toward those goals as we identify your strengths, any obstacles you might encounter along the way, and how you will know when those goals have been attained. I am confident that you will reach your desired healing and growth in this collaborative process. After achieving your goal(s) we may decide to set more goals or you may choose to end your counseling for now.
We will explore your current situation/presenting problem(s) in the initial session(s) to define your counseling goals. Then we will develop a plan to work toward those goals as we identify your strengths, any obstacles you might encounter along the way, and how you will know when those goals have been attained. I am confident that you will reach your desired healing and growth in this collaborative process. After achieving your goal(s) we may decide to set more goals or you may choose to end your counseling for now.
(231) 225-4402 View (231) 225-4402
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Chance L. Gawlinski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW, CADC
Verified Verified
Charlevoix, MI 49720
Waitlist for new clients
As a former behavioral health client, I know what it feels like to struggle; however, I also know what it feels like to heal, persevere, and get a second chance story. I am understanding of the stigma surrounding mental health and addiction, and I will walk alongside you on your journey to healing. Whether you are court ordered or voluntarily seeking services, we will establish a therapeutic relationship built on trust, support, and empathy, with the intention to help you obtain your goals and increase your quality of life. If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you. I look forward to being part of your second chance story.
As a former behavioral health client, I know what it feels like to struggle; however, I also know what it feels like to heal, persevere, and get a second chance story. I am understanding of the stigma surrounding mental health and addiction, and I will walk alongside you on your journey to healing. Whether you are court ordered or voluntarily seeking services, we will establish a therapeutic relationship built on trust, support, and empathy, with the intention to help you obtain your goals and increase your quality of life. If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you. I look forward to being part of your second chance story.
(231) 310-5285 View (231) 310-5285
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Brandon Mielke
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, CAADC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Boyne City, MI 49712
Have you reached a point in your life where you have been feeling overwhelmed, unsure, exhausted, or all of the above? Is there something that has been weighing heavy on your mind, but you are unsure how to address it? Are you willing to embark on a journey of self-exploration to uncover and utilize your strengths to rise to the challenge and overcome your most pressing difficulties? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then it may be time to consider connecting with a professional helper. As such, it is my duty and desire to assist you in becoming the best version of yourself that you can be.
Have you reached a point in your life where you have been feeling overwhelmed, unsure, exhausted, or all of the above? Is there something that has been weighing heavy on your mind, but you are unsure how to address it? Are you willing to embark on a journey of self-exploration to uncover and utilize your strengths to rise to the challenge and overcome your most pressing difficulties? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then it may be time to consider connecting with a professional helper. As such, it is my duty and desire to assist you in becoming the best version of yourself that you can be.
(231) 624-8958 View (231) 624-8958

Online Therapists

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Grand Ledge Counseling Center
Psychologist, PhD, 6482016
Verified Verified
Grand Ledge, MI 48837  (Online Only)
We have been serving the Grand Ledge area since 1985. For more information, please visit our website.
We have been serving the Grand Ledge area since 1985. For more information, please visit our website.
(517) 300-3198 View (517) 300-3198
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Ty Curtis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Traverse City, MI 49684
You are struggling, and have no one to turn to. You have come here seeking solutions, and I can help you find them. Sometimes life does not go the way we planned, or the way we wanted. Whether it's illness, depression, anxiety, doubt, grief, or shame, the end of a relationship, an engagement or marriage, the loss of a loved one, the birth of a child, or the achievement of a long-term goal, I can help you remove the roadblocks and get back on the path to your best life.
You are struggling, and have no one to turn to. You have come here seeking solutions, and I can help you find them. Sometimes life does not go the way we planned, or the way we wanted. Whether it's illness, depression, anxiety, doubt, grief, or shame, the end of a relationship, an engagement or marriage, the loss of a loved one, the birth of a child, or the achievement of a long-term goal, I can help you remove the roadblocks and get back on the path to your best life.
(231) 928-5147 View (231) 928-5147
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Hayden Allen Scott
Counselor, MA, LLC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Traverse City, MI 49696
Waitlist for new clients
The path you have been walking may be worn down, peace, clarity, joy, and fulfillment feel distant, the storms of anxiety, depression, and trauma have become overwhelming. You don't have to travel through the storm alone. It is in caring relationships that healing sparks and growth endures. In therapy, a healing relationship starts when a safe space blossoms. In this safe space, I work with you to find the healing path you will step into.
The path you have been walking may be worn down, peace, clarity, joy, and fulfillment feel distant, the storms of anxiety, depression, and trauma have become overwhelming. You don't have to travel through the storm alone. It is in caring relationships that healing sparks and growth endures. In therapy, a healing relationship starts when a safe space blossoms. In this safe space, I work with you to find the healing path you will step into.
(231) 624-8635 View (231) 624-8635
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Richard J Landau
Psychologist, JD, PhD
Verified Verified
Benzonia, MI 49616  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I have been a clinical psychologist for over 30 years. My principal orientation to therapy is cognitive behavioral—I believe that we can impact the way we feel about our lives by changing the way we interpret events and relationships. That being said, I bring to therapy a wealth of life experiences, including being a husband, father and an attorney.
I have been a clinical psychologist for over 30 years. My principal orientation to therapy is cognitive behavioral—I believe that we can impact the way we feel about our lives by changing the way we interpret events and relationships. That being said, I bring to therapy a wealth of life experiences, including being a husband, father and an attorney.
(734) 489-9349 View (734) 489-9349
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Spencer Galton
MA , LLPC, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Traverse City, MI 49684
I have deep passion for helping individuals on their journey to healing, I specialize in working with those who are motivated to overcome complex trauma, anxiety, mood disorders, and personality disorders. I believe in the power of experiential therapy and the transformational potential of Narrative therapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS), and ADEP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy). These therapeutic approaches form the cornerstone of our practice, guiding my clients toward a more profound understanding of their inner worlds and the narratives that shape their lives.
I have deep passion for helping individuals on their journey to healing, I specialize in working with those who are motivated to overcome complex trauma, anxiety, mood disorders, and personality disorders. I believe in the power of experiential therapy and the transformational potential of Narrative therapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS), and ADEP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy). These therapeutic approaches form the cornerstone of our practice, guiding my clients toward a more profound understanding of their inner worlds and the narratives that shape their lives.
(719) 733-9092 View (719) 733-9092
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Reliance Christian Counseling, PLLC, Duane F Ellis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Traverse City, MI 49686
My counseling practice provides services to individuals, couples, and groups. Those who seek counseling assistance often face difficult life situations that cause emotional wounds, pain, and loss of hope. As a counselor, my role is to come alongside clients to help them understand the source of the issues that they face, help them identify solutions to their problems, and to encourage them in their efforts. Reestablishing a sense of hope is a major factor in this healing process.
My counseling practice provides services to individuals, couples, and groups. Those who seek counseling assistance often face difficult life situations that cause emotional wounds, pain, and loss of hope. As a counselor, my role is to come alongside clients to help them understand the source of the issues that they face, help them identify solutions to their problems, and to encourage them in their efforts. Reestablishing a sense of hope is a major factor in this healing process.
(231) 598-7577 View (231) 598-7577
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Ken Alan VanElslander
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CAADC
Verified Verified
Northport, MI 49670
Hello, I am a certified, licensed Counselor in the State of Michigan. My specialty is Addiction Counseling and I assist my clients for all Brain wellness including anxiety, depression, grief, loss, life coaching, spirituality, trauma and Mindfulness. I'm formerly the Director of Brighton Center for Recovery(Brighton Hospital) and have been in private practice since 2014. Brain health is so important to our outlook on life. During our lifetime we come up against life issues which can be overwhelming. Like yearly physicals we have from our physician checking in on our brain well-being is just as important. Be well and just Be!
Hello, I am a certified, licensed Counselor in the State of Michigan. My specialty is Addiction Counseling and I assist my clients for all Brain wellness including anxiety, depression, grief, loss, life coaching, spirituality, trauma and Mindfulness. I'm formerly the Director of Brighton Center for Recovery(Brighton Hospital) and have been in private practice since 2014. Brain health is so important to our outlook on life. During our lifetime we come up against life issues which can be overwhelming. Like yearly physicals we have from our physician checking in on our brain well-being is just as important. Be well and just Be!
(313) 908-5160 View (313) 908-5160
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Derrick A Mason
Marriage & Family Therapist, MAE, LMFT
Verified Verified
Petoskey, MI 49770  (Online Only)
Relationships are difficult. Are you feeling frustrated in the way you and your partner interact? Are you feeling disconnected from him/her? Are you struggling to engage with your children? Lots of relationships are negatively affected by emotional reactivity. I can help you learn to be more responsive and less reactive. I can help you be better engaged with your children and more connected with your partner. Maybe you're feeling frustrated with yourself: you don't feel healthy, you don't feel happy, you don't feel fulfilled. I can help you with that too.
Relationships are difficult. Are you feeling frustrated in the way you and your partner interact? Are you feeling disconnected from him/her? Are you struggling to engage with your children? Lots of relationships are negatively affected by emotional reactivity. I can help you learn to be more responsive and less reactive. I can help you be better engaged with your children and more connected with your partner. Maybe you're feeling frustrated with yourself: you don't feel healthy, you don't feel happy, you don't feel fulfilled. I can help you with that too.
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Jeffrey D Goodwin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MDiv, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Traverse City, MI 49686
I love helping adolescents and their families! Sounds strange I know, but it's true. I provide a listening ear and create a non-judgmental space for youth ages 11-24 to talk about life, love, friendship, and the challenges associated with transitioning into adulthood. I also work with struggling adults, couples and stressed families, and help individuals deal with things like depression and anxiety. Life puts lots of pressure on individuals, marriages, parents, and families, and I'd love to help you find ways to cope with the pressure and go from surviving to thriving!
I love helping adolescents and their families! Sounds strange I know, but it's true. I provide a listening ear and create a non-judgmental space for youth ages 11-24 to talk about life, love, friendship, and the challenges associated with transitioning into adulthood. I also work with struggling adults, couples and stressed families, and help individuals deal with things like depression and anxiety. Life puts lots of pressure on individuals, marriages, parents, and families, and I'd love to help you find ways to cope with the pressure and go from surviving to thriving!
(231) 622-4339 View (231) 622-4339
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Paul E Kaschel
Limited Licensed Psychologist, DPhil, BCPCC, EAGALA
Verified Verified
Traverse City, MI 49686
If your marriage has too much conflict, too little togetherness, or it just feels like you've gone in different directions, I can help you get back on the track you want to be on. Some times the patterns that are developed in marriage need a little jolt in order to shift onto a better path. Working on these issues with practical tools in the context of your life in Christ gives you resources that are unavailable simply working on these things yourselves. If you are an individual struggling with anxiety or depression or relational problems, I can also help you with a plan and tools to handle life more effectively.
If your marriage has too much conflict, too little togetherness, or it just feels like you've gone in different directions, I can help you get back on the track you want to be on. Some times the patterns that are developed in marriage need a little jolt in order to shift onto a better path. Working on these issues with practical tools in the context of your life in Christ gives you resources that are unavailable simply working on these things yourselves. If you are an individual struggling with anxiety or depression or relational problems, I can also help you with a plan and tools to handle life more effectively.
(231) 225-4390 View (231) 225-4390
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Tyler Higley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cadillac, MI 49601  (Online Only)
I believe all people generally have the resources to help themselves, yet sometimes simply need a safe, trustworthy professional to help work through issues, identify goals, make healthy decisions and take steps necessary to live life more fully. I use an integrative approach that draws largely from acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), solutions-focused and cognitive behavioral theories. I recognize and respect the fact that individuals have widely varying perspectives and needs. Lastly, I am fully virtual and offer either phone or video sessions.
I believe all people generally have the resources to help themselves, yet sometimes simply need a safe, trustworthy professional to help work through issues, identify goals, make healthy decisions and take steps necessary to live life more fully. I use an integrative approach that draws largely from acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), solutions-focused and cognitive behavioral theories. I recognize and respect the fact that individuals have widely varying perspectives and needs. Lastly, I am fully virtual and offer either phone or video sessions.
(616) 426-6566 View (616) 426-6566
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John J Swangler
Limited Licensed Psychologist, LLP-D
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Curtis, MI 49820
Everyone has the right to be a better version of themselves
Everyone has the right to be a better version of themselves
(906) 257-7246 x2 View (906) 257-7246 x2
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John William Poliskey
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Frederic, MI 49733  (Online Only)
I specialize in Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Behavioral Issues, Addiction, Codependency and more with a systemic therapeutic approach. They are facing ongoing loneliness, sadness, and fear. Clients deserve a compassionate space in which to explore their difficulties; unconditional positive regard from me to them. I respect clients where they are in their lives and join with them to start the healing necessary to get them to where they want to be. My clients have the strengths to overcome the issues they face. They may simply need help in finding the changes and solutions they desire for themselves.
I specialize in Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Behavioral Issues, Addiction, Codependency and more with a systemic therapeutic approach. They are facing ongoing loneliness, sadness, and fear. Clients deserve a compassionate space in which to explore their difficulties; unconditional positive regard from me to them. I respect clients where they are in their lives and join with them to start the healing necessary to get them to where they want to be. My clients have the strengths to overcome the issues they face. They may simply need help in finding the changes and solutions they desire for themselves.
(734) 428-3252 View (734) 428-3252

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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.