Male Therapists in Walker, MI

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David Schroeder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CPC
Verified Verified
Walker, MI 49544
Not accepting new clients
As a therapist and life coach, my goal is to assist you in finding the wisdom and answers to your struggles. I offer therapies and approaches that can get to the core of your struggles, empowering you to transform your life from the inside-out. With support, I help you find those repeated patterns of thinking and behaviors that block your happiness and potential. My 25 years of experience offers the latest in psychotherapy and body, mind, spirit approaches; helping to resolve emotional blockages. If you are ready, I offer holistic approaches that create life changing results.
As a therapist and life coach, my goal is to assist you in finding the wisdom and answers to your struggles. I offer therapies and approaches that can get to the core of your struggles, empowering you to transform your life from the inside-out. With support, I help you find those repeated patterns of thinking and behaviors that block your happiness and potential. My 25 years of experience offers the latest in psychotherapy and body, mind, spirit approaches; helping to resolve emotional blockages. If you are ready, I offer holistic approaches that create life changing results.
(616) 577-1052 View (616) 577-1052
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Jeffrey Hollander
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
Walker, MI 49534  (Online Only)
I work with adults primarily, but will accept ages 17 and 18. I focus on Substance Use Disorders and Co- Occurring Disorders and general Mental Health problems. I am skilled in Couples Therapy and in working with Co dependent spouses. I have experience with the prison system and work with Parolees and Probationers. I treat issues of Self Image, Self Esteem, and Anger Management skills as well as relationship difficulties. Please note that I am no longer with Northwest Counseling. I have joined Bloom Behavioral Health Partners. My personal web site is www.rationaltherapytechniques.com.
I work with adults primarily, but will accept ages 17 and 18. I focus on Substance Use Disorders and Co- Occurring Disorders and general Mental Health problems. I am skilled in Couples Therapy and in working with Co dependent spouses. I have experience with the prison system and work with Parolees and Probationers. I treat issues of Self Image, Self Esteem, and Anger Management skills as well as relationship difficulties. Please note that I am no longer with Northwest Counseling. I have joined Bloom Behavioral Health Partners. My personal web site is www.rationaltherapytechniques.com.
(616) 710-4391 View (616) 710-4391
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Steven Bristol
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MDiv, LMSW, TF-CBT, EMDR, CAADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Walker, MI 49534
I'm passionate about providing support and compassionate counseling to individuals, couples, & families facing life-challenging crises, addictions, or illness with a heart of sincere concern. I assist clients in developing healthy life skills, resolving conflict, and accessing needed resources as they seek to fulfill their personal, family, and vocational goals. I'm experienced in a breadth of crises and family needs through years of church-based pastoral care and clinical counseling. I provide Individual, Couples, and Family Counseling, and Group Therapy. I can help address Men's Issues, Grief Support, and Conflict Mediation needs.
I'm passionate about providing support and compassionate counseling to individuals, couples, & families facing life-challenging crises, addictions, or illness with a heart of sincere concern. I assist clients in developing healthy life skills, resolving conflict, and accessing needed resources as they seek to fulfill their personal, family, and vocational goals. I'm experienced in a breadth of crises and family needs through years of church-based pastoral care and clinical counseling. I provide Individual, Couples, and Family Counseling, and Group Therapy. I can help address Men's Issues, Grief Support, and Conflict Mediation needs.
(269) 399-3468 View (269) 399-3468
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Chris Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Walker, MI 49534
My work consists of providing a welcoming, profoundly non-judgmental atmosphere where one can experience the safety that human relationships may offer. I truly believe people first need the basics. We connect and flourish in therapy when provided with acceptance, respect and dignity in a non-shaming relationship. I take a holistic approach and incorporate foundational needs that are often overlooked. Sometimes the simplest solution may be most effective, while other situations may call for a deeper dive that will uncover a path to healing. Regardless, I leave the direction and pacing up to my clients to preserve autonomy.
My work consists of providing a welcoming, profoundly non-judgmental atmosphere where one can experience the safety that human relationships may offer. I truly believe people first need the basics. We connect and flourish in therapy when provided with acceptance, respect and dignity in a non-shaming relationship. I take a holistic approach and incorporate foundational needs that are often overlooked. Sometimes the simplest solution may be most effective, while other situations may call for a deeper dive that will uncover a path to healing. Regardless, I leave the direction and pacing up to my clients to preserve autonomy.
(616) 213-1722 View (616) 213-1722
Photo of Brent Alan Parzuchowski, LMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Brent Alan Parzuchowski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Walker, MI 49534
I enjoy working with adolescents, and the individual family members around them. I am dedicated to helping families navigate complex dynamics, developing goals to achieve harmony, and a consistent level of functioning and overall wellness .
I enjoy working with adolescents, and the individual family members around them. I am dedicated to helping families navigate complex dynamics, developing goals to achieve harmony, and a consistent level of functioning and overall wellness .
(616) 439-9649 View (616) 439-9649
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Matthew Werkman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LLMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Walker, MI 49544
Something needs to change, but you cannot put your finger on what that change is or how to go about making it. Life feels overwhelming and unrelenting and lacks meaning. You might be thinking, "My life is not everything I want it to be, and I want to figure out why that is." Perhaps, you wonder what makes you YOU and what that means for your work, your relationships, or personal self-growth. In therapy, we will holistically consider your story as we seek to restore balance and facilitate lasting change. You want to write new chapters in your story. Therapy can help you put pen to paper.
Something needs to change, but you cannot put your finger on what that change is or how to go about making it. Life feels overwhelming and unrelenting and lacks meaning. You might be thinking, "My life is not everything I want it to be, and I want to figure out why that is." Perhaps, you wonder what makes you YOU and what that means for your work, your relationships, or personal self-growth. In therapy, we will holistically consider your story as we seek to restore balance and facilitate lasting change. You want to write new chapters in your story. Therapy can help you put pen to paper.
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Authentic Wellbeing, LLC
Counselor, MA, LLPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Walker, MI 49534
My name is Bradley Stalker, and I'm glad you're here! If you've ever been in a situation where you continuously try but nothing seems to work out the way you expect, or wonder how you'll ever get ahead or out of an addiction cycle, or anxiety and depression makes life overwhelming, you came to the right spot. Have career difficulties, transition fears, don't know what fits your work skills or interests? Think that counseling is a little taboo? Maybe you're stuck in a negative pattern and just don't know how to turn it around. Just having the initial conversation can make a big difference!
My name is Bradley Stalker, and I'm glad you're here! If you've ever been in a situation where you continuously try but nothing seems to work out the way you expect, or wonder how you'll ever get ahead or out of an addiction cycle, or anxiety and depression makes life overwhelming, you came to the right spot. Have career difficulties, transition fears, don't know what fits your work skills or interests? Think that counseling is a little taboo? Maybe you're stuck in a negative pattern and just don't know how to turn it around. Just having the initial conversation can make a big difference!
(616) 404-4564 View (616) 404-4564

More Therapists Nearby

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Thomas Mooney
Psychologist, EdD
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49504  (Online Only)
Are you enjoying life as much as you would like to be? Are you suffering from states of depression, anxiety or anger? Are you enjoying your relationships as much as you would like? Do you need an understanding listener who has a great deal of empathy for your unique situation? Do you need the help of a trained professional to guide you in reaching your goals?
Are you enjoying life as much as you would like to be? Are you suffering from states of depression, anxiety or anger? Are you enjoying your relationships as much as you would like? Do you need an understanding listener who has a great deal of empathy for your unique situation? Do you need the help of a trained professional to guide you in reaching your goals?
(616) 773-2205 View (616) 773-2205
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The Journey Christian Counseling Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
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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Aaron Reider
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
What would you do tomorrow if you woke up free from that little voice of doubt, anxiety, and self-loathing? As a therapist, I love to explore the answer to that question with you. It’s my belief that we all are deserving of living into our greatest selves, but that this voice and its irrational nature prevent us from doing so. In an effort to change its narrative, we work together to explore, challenge, and reframe the negative core beliefs at the root of your suffering. It is the dual process of building self-awareness through empathetic exploration of blind-spots and the development of a strong therapeutic connection.
What would you do tomorrow if you woke up free from that little voice of doubt, anxiety, and self-loathing? As a therapist, I love to explore the answer to that question with you. It’s my belief that we all are deserving of living into our greatest selves, but that this voice and its irrational nature prevent us from doing so. In an effort to change its narrative, we work together to explore, challenge, and reframe the negative core beliefs at the root of your suffering. It is the dual process of building self-awareness through empathetic exploration of blind-spots and the development of a strong therapeutic connection.
(616) 326-2832 View (616) 326-2832
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Christopher Curry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Life can be challenging and difficult to navigate, especially without support. During the therapeutic process, I look at how our environment, life experience, and current relationships have an impact on the decisions we make. I work with adults and young adults individually and in couples from all walks of life and belief systems who experience anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, personality disorders, adjustment issues, anger management, relationship issues, and more by using evidenced-based approaches and interventions/techniques.
Life can be challenging and difficult to navigate, especially without support. During the therapeutic process, I look at how our environment, life experience, and current relationships have an impact on the decisions we make. I work with adults and young adults individually and in couples from all walks of life and belief systems who experience anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, personality disorders, adjustment issues, anger management, relationship issues, and more by using evidenced-based approaches and interventions/techniques.
(616) 421-9584 View (616) 421-9584
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James Willem Alexander van Duijvenboode Varkevisser
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Every client comes from a different background, with different experiences, needs, thoughts, and expectations. With this in mind, my goal is to listen, discuss, and try to understand my clients, where they are coming from, who they are, and why they need me. Together with my clients, we work to identify goals that the client feels are significant and important, and then develop plans on how to achieve these goals in reasonable, managable, and most importantly, healthy steps.
Every client comes from a different background, with different experiences, needs, thoughts, and expectations. With this in mind, my goal is to listen, discuss, and try to understand my clients, where they are coming from, who they are, and why they need me. Together with my clients, we work to identify goals that the client feels are significant and important, and then develop plans on how to achieve these goals in reasonable, managable, and most importantly, healthy steps.
(616) 326-3382 View (616) 326-3382
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Andrew Tomacari
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CAADC, BCD
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
I have over ten years of experience providing psychological and counseling services in outpatient and residential treatment settings. I have had the privilege to work with many individuals, couples and families struggling with a variety of challenges, and have specialized training in a range of psychological treatment options. An initial phone conversation is welcomed.
I have over ten years of experience providing psychological and counseling services in outpatient and residential treatment settings. I have had the privilege to work with many individuals, couples and families struggling with a variety of challenges, and have specialized training in a range of psychological treatment options. An initial phone conversation is welcomed.
(206) 504-3539 View (206) 504-3539
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Raymond Leoine Sheets Jr.
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Not accepting new clients
I feel that one of the biggest gifts I have been given is the opportunity to work alongside individuals in their respective life journeys. I value the whole person, respect individual and cultural diversity, and view psychotherapy as a supportive, healing element to people's lives. I identify primarily from an Interpersonal perspective, placing heavy emphasis on the power of relationships. Whether talking about relation to self, family and friends, or significant others, I believe that much of how we experience the world (and its hardships) can be shaped by the meaningful and complicated experiences we have with others.
I feel that one of the biggest gifts I have been given is the opportunity to work alongside individuals in their respective life journeys. I value the whole person, respect individual and cultural diversity, and view psychotherapy as a supportive, healing element to people's lives. I identify primarily from an Interpersonal perspective, placing heavy emphasis on the power of relationships. Whether talking about relation to self, family and friends, or significant others, I believe that much of how we experience the world (and its hardships) can be shaped by the meaningful and complicated experiences we have with others.
(616) 202-5355 View (616) 202-5355
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Ananya Avinash
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49534
First off - I know it requires a unique type of energy and vulnerability to reach out. Thank you for giving yourself permission to do that! Maybe you’re experiencing self-doubt that makes it difficult to wake up every morning. Maybe you’re having trouble shaking off intrusive thoughts that are staying rent-free inside your head. Maybe you have the impression that your concerns aren’t important enough to talk about. Perhaps other people in your life just don’t “get it”. No matter what is happening, you absolutely deserve unconditional support.
First off - I know it requires a unique type of energy and vulnerability to reach out. Thank you for giving yourself permission to do that! Maybe you’re experiencing self-doubt that makes it difficult to wake up every morning. Maybe you’re having trouble shaking off intrusive thoughts that are staying rent-free inside your head. Maybe you have the impression that your concerns aren’t important enough to talk about. Perhaps other people in your life just don’t “get it”. No matter what is happening, you absolutely deserve unconditional support.
(616) 383-2882 View (616) 383-2882
Photo of Mark Squeteri, LMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Mark Squeteri
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
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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John Robert Otterbacher
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
My take is simple. Life is a gift, not always easy, but precious and brief. I work with individuals who want to live with authenticity and purpose, but also with serenity and grace. We come by our difficulties honestly, so there's scant value in beating ourselves up. I encourage people to move beyond shame and blame, and focus instead on building the lives they want.
My take is simple. Life is a gift, not always easy, but precious and brief. I work with individuals who want to live with authenticity and purpose, but also with serenity and grace. We come by our difficulties honestly, so there's scant value in beating ourselves up. I encourage people to move beyond shame and blame, and focus instead on building the lives they want.
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Thomas Richard Stewart
Limited Licensed Psychologist, MA, LLP
Verified Verified
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
I have been a psychotherapist for the past 15+ years and really enjoy my job. I have been able to meet a lot of interesting people and help others with a variety of problems. I strive to offer opportunities for people to live more authentic and meaningful lives and have deeper more intimate relationships. I do not offer shallow advice, easy solutions, false hopes, or pat answers; only a commitment to journey with you in the most authentic and compassionate ways I know how.
I have been a psychotherapist for the past 15+ years and really enjoy my job. I have been able to meet a lot of interesting people and help others with a variety of problems. I strive to offer opportunities for people to live more authentic and meaningful lives and have deeper more intimate relationships. I do not offer shallow advice, easy solutions, false hopes, or pat answers; only a commitment to journey with you in the most authentic and compassionate ways I know how.
(616) 520-4196 View (616) 520-4196
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Kyle Handrich
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LLPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
We all experience difficulty trying to navigate obstacles and absurdities in life. Soren Kierkegaard, a philosopher, articulated it well: “Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards.” I believe therapy helps us process this difficult truth through a courageous practice of turning our focus inward and confronting the parts of ourselves that we are often intent on avoiding. It feels daunting to give attention to regrets, disappointments, or the suspicion that we are not living up to our own potential. Perhaps, the actual risk is our own realization of a need to change but feeling unsure of succeeding.
We all experience difficulty trying to navigate obstacles and absurdities in life. Soren Kierkegaard, a philosopher, articulated it well: “Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards.” I believe therapy helps us process this difficult truth through a courageous practice of turning our focus inward and confronting the parts of ourselves that we are often intent on avoiding. It feels daunting to give attention to regrets, disappointments, or the suspicion that we are not living up to our own potential. Perhaps, the actual risk is our own realization of a need to change but feeling unsure of succeeding.
(616) 378-8760 View (616) 378-8760
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Trent Morell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LLMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Rapids, MI 49534
I work with primarily with couples, but also see families and individuals interested in systemic therapy. I work with clients interested in deepening their relationship, particularly in times of stress or entering a new period in their life. My clients are interested in growing their sense of self and their understanding of how they can function best in their romantic and familial relationships.
I work with primarily with couples, but also see families and individuals interested in systemic therapy. I work with clients interested in deepening their relationship, particularly in times of stress or entering a new period in their life. My clients are interested in growing their sense of self and their understanding of how they can function best in their romantic and familial relationships.
(616) 952-3030 View (616) 952-3030

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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.