Male Therapists in Grand Rapids, MI

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Kreg Westergren
MA, LLPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Kreg is a Limited Licensed Professional Counselor who is motivated to help every client learn healthy means of managing mental and emotional difficulties. He is dedicated to providing compassionate, results-oriented, and solution-focused care. Kreg believes that the best way to overcome difficulties and establish confidence is first to seek help. His mission is to be that person where you will feel comfortable to unfold any difficulties you may have in your personal and professional life. He will work with you in a reliable, patient, and compassionate manner that will not only foster authentic but also empathetic dialogue.
Kreg is a Limited Licensed Professional Counselor who is motivated to help every client learn healthy means of managing mental and emotional difficulties. He is dedicated to providing compassionate, results-oriented, and solution-focused care. Kreg believes that the best way to overcome difficulties and establish confidence is first to seek help. His mission is to be that person where you will feel comfortable to unfold any difficulties you may have in your personal and professional life. He will work with you in a reliable, patient, and compassionate manner that will not only foster authentic but also empathetic dialogue.
(616) 404-4028 View (616) 404-4028
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Jay Miller
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
I have over twelve years of experience working with adolescents and their families as well as counseling experience with couples, adults, and children as young as seven years old. The areas that I focus on are anxiety, depression/mood, adjustment issues, spiritual issues, oppositional behaviors, anger management, and trauma. I have immediate openings available and more information can be obtained by visiting clearwatergr.com or by calling ClearWater Counseling & Wellness at 616-965-1200.
I have over twelve years of experience working with adolescents and their families as well as counseling experience with couples, adults, and children as young as seven years old. The areas that I focus on are anxiety, depression/mood, adjustment issues, spiritual issues, oppositional behaviors, anger management, and trauma. I have immediate openings available and more information can be obtained by visiting clearwatergr.com or by calling ClearWater Counseling & Wellness at 616-965-1200.
(616) 773-2279 View (616) 773-2279
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Jonathan Owen Kraker
MSc
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
I specialize in working with clients who are motivated individuals, at a crossroads in either career or life, looking to unlock a more fulfilling path. You might be eyeing a bold new career move, preparing for retirement, or seeking a healthier lifestyle. You value a structured, yet flexible approach to personal growth, and are ready to dive deep with a coach who listens, understands, and pushes you towards your dreams. If you're looking for a supportive partner in your journey, I’m here to help. Let’s explore what’s possible together.
I specialize in working with clients who are motivated individuals, at a crossroads in either career or life, looking to unlock a more fulfilling path. You might be eyeing a bold new career move, preparing for retirement, or seeking a healthier lifestyle. You value a structured, yet flexible approach to personal growth, and are ready to dive deep with a coach who listens, understands, and pushes you towards your dreams. If you're looking for a supportive partner in your journey, I’m here to help. Let’s explore what’s possible together.
(616) 209-9295 View (616) 209-9295
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Robert G Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, SPADA, CAADC
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Comments from Robert about his approach to therapy: We all have times in our lives that can shake us at our foundation. Coming into therapy, whether if it’s for the first time, or this has been a theme in your life takes courage. I think to be helpful the first thing is to feel understood, feel heard, acknowledged, and validated. Next, it is to discover whatever it is that you’re facing means for you as an individual, then gaining skills with which to cope adaptively. I believe acceptance is the key to facing difficulties in life. Acceptance does not mean approval, it means we learn to live life as it is, not how we want it.
Comments from Robert about his approach to therapy: We all have times in our lives that can shake us at our foundation. Coming into therapy, whether if it’s for the first time, or this has been a theme in your life takes courage. I think to be helpful the first thing is to feel understood, feel heard, acknowledged, and validated. Next, it is to discover whatever it is that you’re facing means for you as an individual, then gaining skills with which to cope adaptively. I believe acceptance is the key to facing difficulties in life. Acceptance does not mean approval, it means we learn to live life as it is, not how we want it.
(616) 229-2812 View (616) 229-2812
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Thomas Jachulski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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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Matthew Laidlaw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LLMSW
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49534
I serve as a companion to those who desire to experience healing, growth, and transformation in their pursuit of the full human experience. I work to offer a space of mutual, compassionate, and empathetic listening to the story your life is telling. I have experience primarily in individual work with adolescents and adults from all backgrounds and genders, in areas related to depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship issues, interpersonal conflict, identity exploration, finding belonging, discovering purpose, grief/loss, and religious and spiritual questions (and related trauma).
I serve as a companion to those who desire to experience healing, growth, and transformation in their pursuit of the full human experience. I work to offer a space of mutual, compassionate, and empathetic listening to the story your life is telling. I have experience primarily in individual work with adolescents and adults from all backgrounds and genders, in areas related to depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship issues, interpersonal conflict, identity exploration, finding belonging, discovering purpose, grief/loss, and religious and spiritual questions (and related trauma).
(616) 693-5489 View (616) 693-5489
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Ben Santee
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
I work with individuals fifteen years of age and older to overcome issues of mood disorders, like depression and anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, behavioral addictions as well as difficult life transitions. The greatest need clients often face is to gain a clear perspective and solid goals to address their struggles. My primary goal is to help my clients reach a point of no longer needing therapy, by getting to the root of the challenges, giving practical tools they can use every day to maintain a mentally healthy life. I am also a clinical supervisor, providing clinical supervision to Limited Licensed Professional Counselors.
I work with individuals fifteen years of age and older to overcome issues of mood disorders, like depression and anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, behavioral addictions as well as difficult life transitions. The greatest need clients often face is to gain a clear perspective and solid goals to address their struggles. My primary goal is to help my clients reach a point of no longer needing therapy, by getting to the root of the challenges, giving practical tools they can use every day to maintain a mentally healthy life. I am also a clinical supervisor, providing clinical supervision to Limited Licensed Professional Counselors.
(616) 236-3166 View (616) 236-3166
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Steven G Hamming
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
"My style is warm, genuine and supportive. I am an interactive therapist and will work with you to discover and honor your inner strengths. I am supportive and listen to assist you to find solutions for new life directions, I believe strongly in the client/ therapist relationship."
"My style is warm, genuine and supportive. I am an interactive therapist and will work with you to discover and honor your inner strengths. I am supportive and listen to assist you to find solutions for new life directions, I believe strongly in the client/ therapist relationship."
(616) 818-0477 View (616) 818-0477
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Rob Conrad
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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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Keegan Ferris
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Anyone can find it difficult to adapt in a world that is constantly comparing and misunderstanding concepts related to success, failure, attraction, identity, self-worth, and relationships. The ability to feel at home in your own skin and make important choices about family, friends, and partners can be exceeding difficult in today's world. It takes courage to let someone into your life story, and even more courage to make meaningful changes in your life. I understand what it is like to go on that journey of self discovery, and I welcome the opportunity to help.
Anyone can find it difficult to adapt in a world that is constantly comparing and misunderstanding concepts related to success, failure, attraction, identity, self-worth, and relationships. The ability to feel at home in your own skin and make important choices about family, friends, and partners can be exceeding difficult in today's world. It takes courage to let someone into your life story, and even more courage to make meaningful changes in your life. I understand what it is like to go on that journey of self discovery, and I welcome the opportunity to help.
(616) 253-9043 View (616) 253-9043
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Mark Squeteri
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
I work to create an environment that feels warm and supportive for each person. The relationship between the client and therapist is a true measure on how helpful the counseling experience will be for an individual. My goal is to guide and empower clients to make important meaningful changes in their life. I primarily use the methods of strength based and person centered talk therapy to achieve these outcomes. I believe everyone has the capacity to tap into the intuitive part of them self and use that wisdom to improve their life. People do have the ability to make positive changes in their life.
I work to create an environment that feels warm and supportive for each person. The relationship between the client and therapist is a true measure on how helpful the counseling experience will be for an individual. My goal is to guide and empower clients to make important meaningful changes in their life. I primarily use the methods of strength based and person centered talk therapy to achieve these outcomes. I believe everyone has the capacity to tap into the intuitive part of them self and use that wisdom to improve their life. People do have the ability to make positive changes in their life.
(616) 984-1197 View (616) 984-1197
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Richard John Navis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
My ideal client is one who is looking to live their life again. They want to recover. They want to have peace of mind and a return to joy and fulfillment. They are the ones who are searching for more out of their life.
My ideal client is one who is looking to live their life again. They want to recover. They want to have peace of mind and a return to joy and fulfillment. They are the ones who are searching for more out of their life.
(616) 201-0753 View (616) 201-0753
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Maxwell Newman Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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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Oxendale and Associates, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ADS, MSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49515  (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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Jacob Moon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, EMDR-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
You deserve the support you need and I am here to help you find it. I specialize in treating many forms of trauma. My priority is to help you find strength, support, and confidence in and out of session. Suppose you are dealing with trauma, anxiety, depression, or relational issues. These are difficult to experience and I can help you find control and power over your experience that create overwhelming thoughts and feelings and help you try to get back to living your life the way you want.
You deserve the support you need and I am here to help you find it. I specialize in treating many forms of trauma. My priority is to help you find strength, support, and confidence in and out of session. Suppose you are dealing with trauma, anxiety, depression, or relational issues. These are difficult to experience and I can help you find control and power over your experience that create overwhelming thoughts and feelings and help you try to get back to living your life the way you want.
(616) 201-1306 View (616) 201-1306
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Billy Robinson
Counselor, MDiv, MA , LPC
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Life can be bleak, challenging, and overwhelming at times. Life can also be joyful, life-giving, and hopeful. Holding tensions is a major facet of who we are as human beings. Often feeling in crisis on this journey, trying to balance our approach, and maintaining contradictions of brokenness and wholeness. My own journey has reflected much of this- in many ways I have suffered indescribable trauma; while in others I have experienced life altering joy. Each journey is incredibly unique and complex, and as human beings we have an innate desire to navigate our stories with the love, support, and friendship of others.
Life can be bleak, challenging, and overwhelming at times. Life can also be joyful, life-giving, and hopeful. Holding tensions is a major facet of who we are as human beings. Often feeling in crisis on this journey, trying to balance our approach, and maintaining contradictions of brokenness and wholeness. My own journey has reflected much of this- in many ways I have suffered indescribable trauma; while in others I have experienced life altering joy. Each journey is incredibly unique and complex, and as human beings we have an innate desire to navigate our stories with the love, support, and friendship of others.
(616) 439-2646 View (616) 439-2646
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Nathan Bultman Lpc Lmft
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
It takes a lot of strength to reach out when you are in need, and it says a lot about you that you are seeking support. If you choose to work with me, I promise to be patient as you address the challenges in your life. My primary approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which teaches individuals to change negative patterns of thinking to more positive and helpful thoughts. CBT helps individuals understand the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and actions and is one of the most common forms of therapy. It is evidence-based and has proven to be effective for a variety of mental health issues.
It takes a lot of strength to reach out when you are in need, and it says a lot about you that you are seeking support. If you choose to work with me, I promise to be patient as you address the challenges in your life. My primary approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which teaches individuals to change negative patterns of thinking to more positive and helpful thoughts. CBT helps individuals understand the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and actions and is one of the most common forms of therapy. It is evidence-based and has proven to be effective for a variety of mental health issues.
(616) 208-3525 View (616) 208-3525
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Frank Florido
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Do you feel stuck? Stuck in stress, stuck in family conflict, stuck in unhelpful habits, stuck in the midst of huge life transitions? Maybe you’re seeking change, but you don’t even know where to begin. Where are you “stuck”? I will tailor therapeutic support with your circumstances in mind— acknowledging your unique needs and strengths. By recognizing and honoring your distinctiveness, we will collaboratively navigate the complexities of your circumstances.
Do you feel stuck? Stuck in stress, stuck in family conflict, stuck in unhelpful habits, stuck in the midst of huge life transitions? Maybe you’re seeking change, but you don’t even know where to begin. Where are you “stuck”? I will tailor therapeutic support with your circumstances in mind— acknowledging your unique needs and strengths. By recognizing and honoring your distinctiveness, we will collaboratively navigate the complexities of your circumstances.
(616) 404-4985 View (616) 404-4985
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Chris Postema
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LMSW, CAADC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Everyone experiences life struggles. I believe clients come to therapy already equipped with the tools and skills to make change and therapy is a tool to help accomplish that goal. I specialize in helping individuals with trauma, depression, anxiety and relationship problems. I've worked with adults, children, adolescents and families for 20 years, and take great joy in seeing change happen in the lives of others. I believe in a client-centered approach, which means you are the expert of your own life, and I am a facilitator in helping you accomplish your own goals. I also have experience working with other healthcare professionals.
Everyone experiences life struggles. I believe clients come to therapy already equipped with the tools and skills to make change and therapy is a tool to help accomplish that goal. I specialize in helping individuals with trauma, depression, anxiety and relationship problems. I've worked with adults, children, adolescents and families for 20 years, and take great joy in seeing change happen in the lives of others. I believe in a client-centered approach, which means you are the expert of your own life, and I am a facilitator in helping you accomplish your own goals. I also have experience working with other healthcare professionals.
(616) 438-0643 View (616) 438-0643
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Jared W Holmes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49546  (Online Only)
Do you fit in? Your silent thoughts to yourself question whether others really understand you. It’s tough because you’ve tried so hard to reach out and be friendly and even demonstrate care and compassion for others. Nevertheless, you wonder if that same care get’s directed back at you. Sometimes it feels like you don’t fit in. Do you have questions about whether this means that there is something wrong with you? Probably not! In life, striving to fit in can be an empty pursuit. What if you could switch that and really feel that you belonged instead of just fitting in.
Do you fit in? Your silent thoughts to yourself question whether others really understand you. It’s tough because you’ve tried so hard to reach out and be friendly and even demonstrate care and compassion for others. Nevertheless, you wonder if that same care get’s directed back at you. Sometimes it feels like you don’t fit in. Do you have questions about whether this means that there is something wrong with you? Probably not! In life, striving to fit in can be an empty pursuit. What if you could switch that and really feel that you belonged instead of just fitting in.
(616) 253-8936 View (616) 253-8936
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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.