Male Therapists in Kentwood, MI

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Kerby Killingham
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kentwood, MI 49548
I always knew that in some capacity, I wanted to work in a profession that would allow me to help people. As a young adult, I realized that counseling would be an amazing way for me to work with people as they face difficulties in life. I attended Grand Valley State University where I received my Bachelor's degree in psychology and later the University of Phoenix where I received my Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling.
I always knew that in some capacity, I wanted to work in a profession that would allow me to help people. As a young adult, I realized that counseling would be an amazing way for me to work with people as they face difficulties in life. I attended Grand Valley State University where I received my Bachelor's degree in psychology and later the University of Phoenix where I received my Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling.
(616) 449-3038 View (616) 449-3038
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Lawrence Donta' Young
Counselor, LLPC
Verified Verified
Kentwood, MI 49508
Not accepting new clients
My goal is to be able to walk along side of the individuals and families, and to help navigate the desired destination of the client. I trust that this will happen by making sure that there is communication and expectations that are attainable and desirable for all involved parties. I use multiple approaches to accomplish this.
My goal is to be able to walk along side of the individuals and families, and to help navigate the desired destination of the client. I trust that this will happen by making sure that there is communication and expectations that are attainable and desirable for all involved parties. I use multiple approaches to accomplish this.
(616) 236-6399 x1171 View (616) 236-6399 x1171
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Nicholas Saarela
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LLMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kentwood, MI 49512
We all try our best to stay balanced. We take the little hits life throws our way, try to manage and overcome. Sex, love, money, communication, who we are and what we feel, that "devil on our shoulder" that sometimes gets a bigger say than we'd like... We fight to stay ahead, but somehow the little things pile up into big things. We try to find ways to cope. But when we stay overwhelmed, we can become used to those harmful coping mechanisms. What used to feel temporary turns permanent, and constant struggle becomes the "new normal." We want to find our way through it, but we can't seem to do it alone, and aren't sure where to go.
We all try our best to stay balanced. We take the little hits life throws our way, try to manage and overcome. Sex, love, money, communication, who we are and what we feel, that "devil on our shoulder" that sometimes gets a bigger say than we'd like... We fight to stay ahead, but somehow the little things pile up into big things. We try to find ways to cope. But when we stay overwhelmed, we can become used to those harmful coping mechanisms. What used to feel temporary turns permanent, and constant struggle becomes the "new normal." We want to find our way through it, but we can't seem to do it alone, and aren't sure where to go.
(616) 841-9211 View (616) 841-9211
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Eric Weaver
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kentwood, MI 49512  (Online Only)
Hello there! My name is Eric and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have been working in the mental health field since 2011, ranging from providing support in an inpatient psychiatric setting to providing telehealth crisis management and services, and more recently transitioning to working more one-on-one. My focus is to be able to work with you to take a closer look at what has been going on in life leading to this moment, what it is that we can address together, and how we can move together towards achieving a better tomorrow for you! One step at a time.
Hello there! My name is Eric and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have been working in the mental health field since 2011, ranging from providing support in an inpatient psychiatric setting to providing telehealth crisis management and services, and more recently transitioning to working more one-on-one. My focus is to be able to work with you to take a closer look at what has been going on in life leading to this moment, what it is that we can address together, and how we can move together towards achieving a better tomorrow for you! One step at a time.
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Tim Popma
Counselor, MA, LLPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kentwood, MI 49508
My name is Tim and I am looking forward to working with you! To me, counseling is a shared partnership in which we work together to explore solutions that work for your life. My role as your counselor is to be a listener, witness, and facilitator in assisting you with your goals. I believe positive change and positive outcomes are possible and that you possess strengths to find solutions to your concerns and problems.
My name is Tim and I am looking forward to working with you! To me, counseling is a shared partnership in which we work together to explore solutions that work for your life. My role as your counselor is to be a listener, witness, and facilitator in assisting you with your goals. I believe positive change and positive outcomes are possible and that you possess strengths to find solutions to your concerns and problems.
(989) 500-0428 View (989) 500-0428
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Felipe Trevino
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kentwood, MI 49512
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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Gary Watson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Kentwood, MI 49512
Sad, Worried, and Stubborn Teenagers; Rocky Relationships; Worried Parents; and Stressed Individuals. These are the people I help. You probably already know what the problem is and what you don’t want anymore. You don’t want to be sad, you don’t want to be in this rut, or you're tired of arguing with your teenager or spouse about the same things over and over. Trying to solve it yourself can be like trying to eat a huge pizza that hasn’t been cut into slices-- it's overwhelming and you don’t know where to start. My job is to help you break the solution into pieces so you can decide where to start and what your next steps are.
Sad, Worried, and Stubborn Teenagers; Rocky Relationships; Worried Parents; and Stressed Individuals. These are the people I help. You probably already know what the problem is and what you don’t want anymore. You don’t want to be sad, you don’t want to be in this rut, or you're tired of arguing with your teenager or spouse about the same things over and over. Trying to solve it yourself can be like trying to eat a huge pizza that hasn’t been cut into slices-- it's overwhelming and you don’t know where to start. My job is to help you break the solution into pieces so you can decide where to start and what your next steps are.
(616) 548-6138 View (616) 548-6138
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Garrett Weatherhead
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Kentwood, MI 49508
I'm very interested in a person's patterns. It's been my experience that a person's patterns often serve to increase or maintain their symptoms of depression and anxiety. Different patterns that consistently impact these symptoms include communication style, emotional expression, connection to others, and how someone addresses problems. My work focuses on identifying patterns, understanding how they influence symptoms and behaviors, and then helping someone make decisions about how to change them. My hope is that people end their work with me with increased self-awareness, improved relationships, and a sense of wholeness.
I'm very interested in a person's patterns. It's been my experience that a person's patterns often serve to increase or maintain their symptoms of depression and anxiety. Different patterns that consistently impact these symptoms include communication style, emotional expression, connection to others, and how someone addresses problems. My work focuses on identifying patterns, understanding how they influence symptoms and behaviors, and then helping someone make decisions about how to change them. My hope is that people end their work with me with increased self-awareness, improved relationships, and a sense of wholeness.
(616) 425-5080 View (616) 425-5080
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Kimber Decker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Kentwood, MI 49508
My clients say things like...I am overwhelmed with stress. My anxiety is out of control. Does depression ever get better? I want to die. How did my relationship end up here? When does the pain of loss stop? Why can't my kids, spouse, ex just cooperate? My teenager is out of control. My parents just don't get it! The flashbacks are real. Will it ever get any better? Real people. Real-life. Real issues. Talking to someone helps. That is why I am here.
My clients say things like...I am overwhelmed with stress. My anxiety is out of control. Does depression ever get better? I want to die. How did my relationship end up here? When does the pain of loss stop? Why can't my kids, spouse, ex just cooperate? My teenager is out of control. My parents just don't get it! The flashbacks are real. Will it ever get any better? Real people. Real-life. Real issues. Talking to someone helps. That is why I am here.
(616) 577-7896 View (616) 577-7896
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Dwayne Anthony Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kentwood, MI 49512
Throughout my journey on becoming a therapist I would always get ask the same question. what made me want to become a therapist? The more I learned about myself and who I wanted to become, the answer became more and more clear. As a therapist my goal is too always make clients leave my sessions wanting to become the best versions of themselves. Imagine being in a race and the finish line is everything you want out of yourself. On this journey you will be challenged with plenty of obstacles that will prevent you to getting to that finish line. I want all my clients to overcome these obstacles to get to that goal they want to be.
Throughout my journey on becoming a therapist I would always get ask the same question. what made me want to become a therapist? The more I learned about myself and who I wanted to become, the answer became more and more clear. As a therapist my goal is too always make clients leave my sessions wanting to become the best versions of themselves. Imagine being in a race and the finish line is everything you want out of yourself. On this journey you will be challenged with plenty of obstacles that will prevent you to getting to that finish line. I want all my clients to overcome these obstacles to get to that goal they want to be.
(616) 585-0313 View (616) 585-0313
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The Journey Christian Counseling Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kentwood, MI 49508
Learning to navigate your heart—its past and present aches and longings—and learning how to walk alongside others is essential for discovering purpose in your life. Real, meaningful living involves finding safe places to tell your story and share your struggles; it means relying on someone to hear and hold what your heart has held alone. Counseling is a focused and supportive space for such work to be done. Every journey begins with a single step. An inch in the right direction.
Learning to navigate your heart—its past and present aches and longings—and learning how to walk alongside others is essential for discovering purpose in your life. Real, meaningful living involves finding safe places to tell your story and share your struggles; it means relying on someone to hear and hold what your heart has held alone. Counseling is a focused and supportive space for such work to be done. Every journey begins with a single step. An inch in the right direction.
(616) 236-2709 View (616) 236-2709
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Ardrace D Morris
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MS, MA, TLLP
Verified Verified
Kentwood, MI 49512
Are you feeling powerless? Is your fear, anger, confusion, and indecision getting the best of you? Unfortunately, we cannot control the experiences that impact us. At times, your lens of experience can lead you to a place of depression, anxiety, stress, or not living your best life. I will support you in facing adversity and reclaiming your power of self-love. Taking this step towards therapy is commendable. At 1 Verse Counseling and Consulting we believe you deserve to be "Mentally Well" 1 Verse at a time!
Are you feeling powerless? Is your fear, anger, confusion, and indecision getting the best of you? Unfortunately, we cannot control the experiences that impact us. At times, your lens of experience can lead you to a place of depression, anxiety, stress, or not living your best life. I will support you in facing adversity and reclaiming your power of self-love. Taking this step towards therapy is commendable. At 1 Verse Counseling and Consulting we believe you deserve to be "Mentally Well" 1 Verse at a time!
(616) 207-0354 View (616) 207-0354
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Caleb Charles Rudd
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Kentwood, MI 49548
After the fresh passion of a new or developing relationship cools, partners in marriages and committed relationships often find they experience a distancing from one another. Often this distancing results in anger and resentment toward partners. Problems which were once minor irritants now seem to be major issues which seem to always be a source of conflict and anger, or may be avoided entirely for fear of conflict. In counseling couples and families using the Gottman method, my passion is helping my clients transform their relationships and gain a new sense of optimism in their relational pursuits.
After the fresh passion of a new or developing relationship cools, partners in marriages and committed relationships often find they experience a distancing from one another. Often this distancing results in anger and resentment toward partners. Problems which were once minor irritants now seem to be major issues which seem to always be a source of conflict and anger, or may be avoided entirely for fear of conflict. In counseling couples and families using the Gottman method, my passion is helping my clients transform their relationships and gain a new sense of optimism in their relational pursuits.
(269) 234-1686 View (269) 234-1686
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Joshua Nave
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kentwood, MI 49508
Waitlist for new clients
My ideal client faces the impact of trauma and life events, caught in patterns hindering progress. Struggling with past experiences, heightened emotions, and frequent criticism, they often question their mental well-being. You're an ideal fit if you seek someone genuinely interested in hearing and understanding your story. I'm here to walk alongside you as you craft a new narrative. If you're seeking growth in relationships, self-worth, relief from pain, and overall life development, you've come to the right place. Let's work together to create a life you truly want to live.
My ideal client faces the impact of trauma and life events, caught in patterns hindering progress. Struggling with past experiences, heightened emotions, and frequent criticism, they often question their mental well-being. You're an ideal fit if you seek someone genuinely interested in hearing and understanding your story. I'm here to walk alongside you as you craft a new narrative. If you're seeking growth in relationships, self-worth, relief from pain, and overall life development, you've come to the right place. Let's work together to create a life you truly want to live.
(616) 577-8261 View (616) 577-8261
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Darius Randall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Kentwood, MI 49508
I am dedicated to supporting individuals dealing with PTSD, grief, depression, and anxiety, as well as those managing complex medical conditions. I am passionate about guiding healthcare professionals, skilled professionals, leaders, and individuals through various challenges. I am committed to leading support groups, facilitating discussions on social issues, and offering a compassionate ear to those seeking support.
I am dedicated to supporting individuals dealing with PTSD, grief, depression, and anxiety, as well as those managing complex medical conditions. I am passionate about guiding healthcare professionals, skilled professionals, leaders, and individuals through various challenges. I am committed to leading support groups, facilitating discussions on social issues, and offering a compassionate ear to those seeking support.
(616) 737-8692 View (616) 737-8692
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Steven Adam Ward
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Kentwood, MI 49512
Chances are, you've been here before. The feeling that things can't change, at least not for the better. The anxiety that is interrupting your sleep or work stress that follows you home and has you sniping at your loved ones instead of enjoying your time with them. Whatever it is that you're experiencing that has you wondering, "can therapy actually help me?", you've probably been through something like it before. I have too. As a clinician with over 10 years of experience helping others, and over 20 years of experience on the client side of the table, I can answer that question with a definitive "Yes!".
Chances are, you've been here before. The feeling that things can't change, at least not for the better. The anxiety that is interrupting your sleep or work stress that follows you home and has you sniping at your loved ones instead of enjoying your time with them. Whatever it is that you're experiencing that has you wondering, "can therapy actually help me?", you've probably been through something like it before. I have too. As a clinician with over 10 years of experience helping others, and over 20 years of experience on the client side of the table, I can answer that question with a definitive "Yes!".
(616) 730-8296 View (616) 730-8296
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Luke Jason Markham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Kentwood, MI 49508
Whatever the reason you are seeking help, you have already completed the most difficult step, seeking help. Life comes at us fast and sometimes we need help to navigate all of the obstacles that life throws at us. If you are working to navigate through a difficult time, we can work together to set goals, realize and regain your strengths, and develop/renew a long-term plan for success. There are times when everyone needs some help living life on life's terms. Trying to view obstacles from a different perspective can not only be refreshing but can let us see a more clear view of what amazing potentials we can unlock within ourselves.
Whatever the reason you are seeking help, you have already completed the most difficult step, seeking help. Life comes at us fast and sometimes we need help to navigate all of the obstacles that life throws at us. If you are working to navigate through a difficult time, we can work together to set goals, realize and regain your strengths, and develop/renew a long-term plan for success. There are times when everyone needs some help living life on life's terms. Trying to view obstacles from a different perspective can not only be refreshing but can let us see a more clear view of what amazing potentials we can unlock within ourselves.
(616) 737-7021 View (616) 737-7021

More Therapists Nearby

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Paul Hewitt
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
Do you long to experience change in your life? Maybe you're feeling defeated in life, seeking freedom from a shaming voice inside, longing for greater connection in relationships, or facing a significant transition or loss. Whatever you're experiencing, I believe there is no cookie cutter approach to addressing the complex problems of life. I view psychotherapy as a coming alongside journey that creates an open, safe space where you as a whole person and the particulars of your story (including those places where you feel most stuck) can be explored, understood, and worked through to cultivate hope and transformation.
Do you long to experience change in your life? Maybe you're feeling defeated in life, seeking freedom from a shaming voice inside, longing for greater connection in relationships, or facing a significant transition or loss. Whatever you're experiencing, I believe there is no cookie cutter approach to addressing the complex problems of life. I view psychotherapy as a coming alongside journey that creates an open, safe space where you as a whole person and the particulars of your story (including those places where you feel most stuck) can be explored, understood, and worked through to cultivate hope and transformation.
(616) 871-2285 View (616) 871-2285
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Justin Westerhof
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
I have recently accepted the position as clinical director for GRCS. In this capacity, I will be available as a consultant for other clinicians here, while also setting a clinical tone for the practice. On an individual basis, I see a wide variety of clients based on my experience in substance use treatment, outpatient therapy, corrections treatment, and trauma training. I have worked also with the severe and persistent mental health population. My stance is, “Tell me what you think the issue is, and we’ll find a way to address it.”
I have recently accepted the position as clinical director for GRCS. In this capacity, I will be available as a consultant for other clinicians here, while also setting a clinical tone for the practice. On an individual basis, I see a wide variety of clients based on my experience in substance use treatment, outpatient therapy, corrections treatment, and trauma training. I have worked also with the severe and persistent mental health population. My stance is, “Tell me what you think the issue is, and we’ll find a way to address it.”
(616) 404-4209 View (616) 404-4209
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Luke Marsy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Luke Marsy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Michigan. Luke has a Master’s Degree from Grand Valley State University. He has been in practice for more than seven years working with individuals, families, and children in community-based, primary care, and hospital settings. Luke is very focused on developing the clinical relationship as he believes this is the key to success in treatment. Luke has experience working with a wide variety of ages and populations and believes in treating everyone with compassion and patience.
Luke Marsy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Michigan. Luke has a Master’s Degree from Grand Valley State University. He has been in practice for more than seven years working with individuals, families, and children in community-based, primary care, and hospital settings. Luke is very focused on developing the clinical relationship as he believes this is the key to success in treatment. Luke has experience working with a wide variety of ages and populations and believes in treating everyone with compassion and patience.
(616) 693-5491 View (616) 693-5491
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.