Male Therapists in East Grand Rapids, MI

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Henry Muller
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
East Grand Rapids, MI 49506  (Online Only)
Being heard and validated are two of the most powerful avenues to feeling a sense of belonging and worth. Unfortunately, we run into situations in life that shut us down, tell us our life experience doesn't count, and we leave those situations feeling empty and uncertain about what we've done wrong. Through therapy, we learn to find ourselves through our values and we learn new skills to navigate the hills and valleys of life so that when those situations come up, we can come out of them stronger and more sure of ourselves. I look forward to walking that path alongside you while you discover how you can have a full life and thrive.
Being heard and validated are two of the most powerful avenues to feeling a sense of belonging and worth. Unfortunately, we run into situations in life that shut us down, tell us our life experience doesn't count, and we leave those situations feeling empty and uncertain about what we've done wrong. Through therapy, we learn to find ourselves through our values and we learn new skills to navigate the hills and valleys of life so that when those situations come up, we can come out of them stronger and more sure of ourselves. I look forward to walking that path alongside you while you discover how you can have a full life and thrive.
(616) 947-5078 View (616) 947-5078
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Paul Krauss At Health For Life Counseling
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
13 Endorsed
East Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Hello. We are looking forward to being a part of your journey toward happiness and health. In the Great Psychotherapy Debate (Wampold, 2001), studies demonstrated that if there are two groups of people with similar problems, those who receive counseling will be better off than 79% of those who do not receive counseling. Counseling can bring relief, resolution, clarity, freedom, or help you overcome a challenge. Our counseling style is encouraging, empowering, nonjudgmental, and thorough. We all have a training in variety of types of therapy and we will customize it to you.
Hello. We are looking forward to being a part of your journey toward happiness and health. In the Great Psychotherapy Debate (Wampold, 2001), studies demonstrated that if there are two groups of people with similar problems, those who receive counseling will be better off than 79% of those who do not receive counseling. Counseling can bring relief, resolution, clarity, freedom, or help you overcome a challenge. Our counseling style is encouraging, empowering, nonjudgmental, and thorough. We all have a training in variety of types of therapy and we will customize it to you.
(616) 219-2963 View (616) 219-2963
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Robert J. Baird
Psychologist, PhD, MSW, MDiv
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Grand Rapids, MI 49506
If you're searching for a therapist who will encourage you to stay in counseling for years while holding your hand singing camp songs, I suggest you keep looking. But if you prefer a trained clinician whose approach to counseling is goal-oriented and solution-focused, contact my office staff to set up an appointment. You can trust that I will be sensitive and empathetic, but since you are hiring me to do a job, I will be directive in identifying the best approach to solve your problems. Most of my clinical practice focuses on Relational/Marriage issues as well as Anxiety/Depression.
If you're searching for a therapist who will encourage you to stay in counseling for years while holding your hand singing camp songs, I suggest you keep looking. But if you prefer a trained clinician whose approach to counseling is goal-oriented and solution-focused, contact my office staff to set up an appointment. You can trust that I will be sensitive and empathetic, but since you are hiring me to do a job, I will be directive in identifying the best approach to solve your problems. Most of my clinical practice focuses on Relational/Marriage issues as well as Anxiety/Depression.
(616) 458-0692 View (616) 458-0692
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Benjamin Reisterer
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
East Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Waitlist for new clients
Are you feeling stuck? Perhaps you're grieving a loss, feeling hopeless, wrestling with the effects of traumatic experiences, frozen by anxiety, or boxed in by shame. If this resonates with you, please know that you are not alone. Unraveling your story in the context of a therapeutic relationship can often be the experience needed to move forward. Being met right where you are by a safe, curious, and experienced therapist can restore hope, cultivate insight, heal wounds, build positive momentum, and lead to lasting transformation.
Are you feeling stuck? Perhaps you're grieving a loss, feeling hopeless, wrestling with the effects of traumatic experiences, frozen by anxiety, or boxed in by shame. If this resonates with you, please know that you are not alone. Unraveling your story in the context of a therapeutic relationship can often be the experience needed to move forward. Being met right where you are by a safe, curious, and experienced therapist can restore hope, cultivate insight, heal wounds, build positive momentum, and lead to lasting transformation.
(616) 432-2431 View (616) 432-2431
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Joe Horak
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
East Grand Rapids, MI 49506
I like to the heart of the matter quickly and then work with my clients to co-creative solutions tailored to their specific needs. My clients describe being in therapy with me as being involved in 'deeper work.' The deeper work may be related to the past, but it also could be doing a deeper dive into your current life and finding healthier ways to cope. I am trained in leadership assessment and coaching and I consult with family-owned businesses.
I like to the heart of the matter quickly and then work with my clients to co-creative solutions tailored to their specific needs. My clients describe being in therapy with me as being involved in 'deeper work.' The deeper work may be related to the past, but it also could be doing a deeper dive into your current life and finding healthier ways to cope. I am trained in leadership assessment and coaching and I consult with family-owned businesses.
(616) 523-3796 View (616) 523-3796
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Robin M Ward
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Grand Rapids, MI 49506
People often seek therapy following life changes where customary ways of coping are no longer sufficient to meet the demands of their world. I consider the focus of my work as a therapist the development of a safe and trusting relationship where I can help a person discuss difficult feelings as well as identify problematic interpersonal patterns that may be getting in the way of personal goals and successful relationships. I then work closely and collaboratively with my client to develop creative and effective ways to move past these roadblocks.
People often seek therapy following life changes where customary ways of coping are no longer sufficient to meet the demands of their world. I consider the focus of my work as a therapist the development of a safe and trusting relationship where I can help a person discuss difficult feelings as well as identify problematic interpersonal patterns that may be getting in the way of personal goals and successful relationships. I then work closely and collaboratively with my client to develop creative and effective ways to move past these roadblocks.
(616) 537-8219 View (616) 537-8219
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Charles E Grayson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
East Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Psychotherapy can help you with worries, anxiety, depression, and troubled relationships. I can assist you in becoming more constructive in your approach to life; you will discover in treatment abilities that you posess but that you might not even have known about which, when they are known to you, help you to be in a stronger position to feel more confidence and comfort dealing with the challenging aspects of your life. My therapeutic method consists of a process of problem solving with a focus on exploring ones thinking, imagining, feeling and experiencing.
Psychotherapy can help you with worries, anxiety, depression, and troubled relationships. I can assist you in becoming more constructive in your approach to life; you will discover in treatment abilities that you posess but that you might not even have known about which, when they are known to you, help you to be in a stronger position to feel more confidence and comfort dealing with the challenging aspects of your life. My therapeutic method consists of a process of problem solving with a focus on exploring ones thinking, imagining, feeling and experiencing.
(616) 365-5000 View (616) 365-5000
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David Thornsen
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
East Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Not accepting new clients
I work with adult men and adult women on any sort of issue they bring to therapy, and about one third of my caseload at any given time is couples. I have come to see that my role is to help people look at things differently. We can focus on changing behaviors, thoughts, or feelings, but those changes tend to last only a few weeks. If we focus on a shift in perspective then once that shift is achieved, everything else – feelings, thoughts, behaviors - falls into place.
I work with adult men and adult women on any sort of issue they bring to therapy, and about one third of my caseload at any given time is couples. I have come to see that my role is to help people look at things differently. We can focus on changing behaviors, thoughts, or feelings, but those changes tend to last only a few weeks. If we focus on a shift in perspective then once that shift is achieved, everything else – feelings, thoughts, behaviors - falls into place.
(616) 710-3932 View (616) 710-3932
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Thomas M Spahn
Psychologist, MSW, EdD
Verified Verified
East Grand Rapids, MI 49506
An individual once asked what I did for a living and what it taught me. After a moment, I offered spending time with people that life has stomped on and I learned how resilient people can be. Professional experience has focussed upon treatment and evaluation for those who have faced severe life trauma. This has included combat veterans, abuse victims, as well as medical and environmental catastrophe. A respect for families and children under stress prompted work with issues such as divorce, custody, parental rights and adoption. Experience with militay personel, and others who were resilient under extreme stress fostered work in assessing and develping leadership in roles such as corporate psychology and career development.
An individual once asked what I did for a living and what it taught me. After a moment, I offered spending time with people that life has stomped on and I learned how resilient people can be. Professional experience has focussed upon treatment and evaluation for those who have faced severe life trauma. This has included combat veterans, abuse victims, as well as medical and environmental catastrophe. A respect for families and children under stress prompted work with issues such as divorce, custody, parental rights and adoption. Experience with militay personel, and others who were resilient under extreme stress fostered work in assessing and develping leadership in roles such as corporate psychology and career development.
(616) 730-1934 View (616) 730-1934
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Thomas Jachulski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
East Grand Rapids, MI 49506
I believe when behaviors are viewed as changeable and manageable, we are no longer limited to past patterns and cycles, but gain the potential to bring balance and control to our reactions, and ultimately, to our lives. I look forward to continuing to work with individuals and families to meet their unique challenges, and often interpersonal issues. I work to guide my clients to challenge unhelpful thoughts and behavioral patterns and to foster increased awareness to help improve the overall quality of life of each person.
I believe when behaviors are viewed as changeable and manageable, we are no longer limited to past patterns and cycles, but gain the potential to bring balance and control to our reactions, and ultimately, to our lives. I look forward to continuing to work with individuals and families to meet their unique challenges, and often interpersonal issues. I work to guide my clients to challenge unhelpful thoughts and behavioral patterns and to foster increased awareness to help improve the overall quality of life of each person.
(616) 522-8827 View (616) 522-8827
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Maxwell Newman Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Max is known as a warm, caring, attentive and insightful practitioner that works with client’s strengths to develop a deep understanding of their thoughts and behavior. He specializes in working through issues related to depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, relationship problems, identity as well as aging and intergenerational issues. His training has emphasized work with people of all ages from childhood to older adults. With extensive experience using both cognitive behavioral therapy and psychodynamic therapy, he is flexible and skilled in helping clients achieve their goals.
Max is known as a warm, caring, attentive and insightful practitioner that works with client’s strengths to develop a deep understanding of their thoughts and behavior. He specializes in working through issues related to depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, relationship problems, identity as well as aging and intergenerational issues. His training has emphasized work with people of all ages from childhood to older adults. With extensive experience using both cognitive behavioral therapy and psychodynamic therapy, he is flexible and skilled in helping clients achieve their goals.
(947) 333-8228 View (947) 333-8228
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Omar H Flores
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Most of us act with the best of intentions and don’t always get the results we were expecting. As a counselor, my role is not to tell a client what to do, but rather to help clients examine what their goals are, different ways goals can be achieved, and to provide supportive and honest feedback through a therapeutic relationship. I have lived in and around very diverse communities throughout my life, and I take pride in understanding and honoring everyone’s unique culture and beliefs.
Most of us act with the best of intentions and don’t always get the results we were expecting. As a counselor, my role is not to tell a client what to do, but rather to help clients examine what their goals are, different ways goals can be achieved, and to provide supportive and honest feedback through a therapeutic relationship. I have lived in and around very diverse communities throughout my life, and I take pride in understanding and honoring everyone’s unique culture and beliefs.
(616) 201-4843 View (616) 201-4843
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Tory Seif
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
East Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Waitlist for new clients
I really enjoy working with individuals and families on issues involving stress and anxiety (Panic Disorder, OCD, Generalized Anxiety, Agoraphobia, etc.), folks dealing with issues related to the Autistic Spectrum, people dealing with adjustments to chronic health issues and their impacts, and relationship concerns ranging from parenting and romantic relationships to family dynamics and interacting with adult children.
I really enjoy working with individuals and families on issues involving stress and anxiety (Panic Disorder, OCD, Generalized Anxiety, Agoraphobia, etc.), folks dealing with issues related to the Autistic Spectrum, people dealing with adjustments to chronic health issues and their impacts, and relationship concerns ranging from parenting and romantic relationships to family dynamics and interacting with adult children.
(616) 449-2155 View (616) 449-2155
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Bradley Redeker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MDiv
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Not accepting new clients
Current Waitlist. Are you going through a significant life event or change? Or are you ready to work through past distressing memories or traumatic events? Embarking on the therapeutic journey takes courage, as well as finding the right therapist. I specialize in helping those going through significant life events and discernment, individuals who experience depression, anxiety, grief, PTSD, as well as those who identify as LGBTQIA. So many presenting symptoms are actually trauma-related, and that is where healing can start.
Current Waitlist. Are you going through a significant life event or change? Or are you ready to work through past distressing memories or traumatic events? Embarking on the therapeutic journey takes courage, as well as finding the right therapist. I specialize in helping those going through significant life events and discernment, individuals who experience depression, anxiety, grief, PTSD, as well as those who identify as LGBTQIA. So many presenting symptoms are actually trauma-related, and that is where healing can start.
(616) 310-4885 View (616) 310-4885
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Greg Weichhand
Licensed Professional Counselor, LLP, LPC, CAADC
Verified Verified
East Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Life is difficult. With the right tools and some effort, it does not have to be. My hope is to help you with your goals. Whether that is to feel better (less depressed, anxious or angry), improve your relationships (with a spouse, parent, child, etc.), change your behaviors (substance use, self harm, avoidance), or anything else that is important to you, I'd love the opportunity to help. I enjoy working with a number of different presenting problems. My passions are working with teens/adults, men's issues (especially navigating work and/or family life), post-partum Dad's, athletes and substance use/co-occurring disorders.
Life is difficult. With the right tools and some effort, it does not have to be. My hope is to help you with your goals. Whether that is to feel better (less depressed, anxious or angry), improve your relationships (with a spouse, parent, child, etc.), change your behaviors (substance use, self harm, avoidance), or anything else that is important to you, I'd love the opportunity to help. I enjoy working with a number of different presenting problems. My passions are working with teens/adults, men's issues (especially navigating work and/or family life), post-partum Dad's, athletes and substance use/co-occurring disorders.
(616) 947-3503 View (616) 947-3503
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Steven Jahnke
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Grand Rapids, MI 49506
First of all; I'd like to say I'm sorry if you are dealing with something that feels like more then you can handle on your own. Second, I would like to compliment your willingness to reach out for support, it can be a daunting process. The truth is that these problems rarely exist in a vacuum, nor do they have a straight forward. A number of variables come together and cause us to feel like were not the person we want to be. If your willing, I'd like to help.
First of all; I'd like to say I'm sorry if you are dealing with something that feels like more then you can handle on your own. Second, I would like to compliment your willingness to reach out for support, it can be a daunting process. The truth is that these problems rarely exist in a vacuum, nor do they have a straight forward. A number of variables come together and cause us to feel like were not the person we want to be. If your willing, I'd like to help.
(616) 552-4139 View (616) 552-4139
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Rob Conrad
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
East Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Rob Conrad, LMSW Licensed Master of Social Work, earned his Master’s of Social Work from the University of Michigan. Rob has experience working with children, teens, families, and adults. He has spent over a decade working with individuals who experienced complex trauma. Rob is certified in Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and trained in EMDR. He believes in meeting his clients where they are at and in the collaborative nature of therapy. Rob uses evidenced based practices to help his clients identify and achieve their goals.
Rob Conrad, LMSW Licensed Master of Social Work, earned his Master’s of Social Work from the University of Michigan. Rob has experience working with children, teens, families, and adults. He has spent over a decade working with individuals who experienced complex trauma. Rob is certified in Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and trained in EMDR. He believes in meeting his clients where they are at and in the collaborative nature of therapy. Rob uses evidenced based practices to help his clients identify and achieve their goals.
(616) 374-2063 View (616) 374-2063
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Felipe Trevino
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Grand Rapids, MI 49506
I have been providing therapy since 2016, gaining valuable experience in various settings, including transitional housing, correctional facilities, and home-based environments. My focus has been on supporting individuals facing a wide range of mental health and substance use challenges, with a specialization in treating anxiety, depression, and substance use-related issues.
I have been providing therapy since 2016, gaining valuable experience in various settings, including transitional housing, correctional facilities, and home-based environments. My focus has been on supporting individuals facing a wide range of mental health and substance use challenges, with a specialization in treating anxiety, depression, and substance use-related issues.
(231) 412-8608 View (231) 412-8608
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Micah J. White
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
East Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Life can be difficult and sometimes we find ourselves feeling stuck, stressed, and lost. I seek to provide an affirming, nonjudgmental, and compassionate therapeutic environment to help you navigate life’s challenges and work toward a healthier and more meaningful life. My work involves helping people to explore the impact of past experiences, understand unhelpful patterns in their thinking and relationships, process painful emotions, and learn new skills to cope with their distress.
Life can be difficult and sometimes we find ourselves feeling stuck, stressed, and lost. I seek to provide an affirming, nonjudgmental, and compassionate therapeutic environment to help you navigate life’s challenges and work toward a healthier and more meaningful life. My work involves helping people to explore the impact of past experiences, understand unhelpful patterns in their thinking and relationships, process painful emotions, and learn new skills to cope with their distress.
(231) 412-4669 View (231) 412-4669
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Oxendale and Associates, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ADS, MSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
East Grand Rapids, MI 49506  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Providing a space of safety and acceptance to explore life issues, we work together to begin the process of change. Beginning with a solution-focused approach, we begin with your strengths. A key to this is learning to effectively use tools (coping skills) along with being able to see and understand situations differently. We work together to improve the health of your relationships, the most important one being with yourself, and then other relationships in your life. Problems with alcohol or other drugs can be addressed if that's something you want to work on.
Providing a space of safety and acceptance to explore life issues, we work together to begin the process of change. Beginning with a solution-focused approach, we begin with your strengths. A key to this is learning to effectively use tools (coping skills) along with being able to see and understand situations differently. We work together to improve the health of your relationships, the most important one being with yourself, and then other relationships in your life. Problems with alcohol or other drugs can be addressed if that's something you want to work on.
(616) 499-6017 View (616) 499-6017
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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.