Male Therapists in Christian County, MO

Photo of Jason Franklin - Big Steps in Wellness, LMFT, PLPC , Marriage & Family Therapist
Big Steps in Wellness
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PLPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ozark, MO 65721
Maybe you are about to get married. Maybe you are in a relationship and haven't yet considered marriage. Maybe you've been married for 5, 13, even 35 years. Every relationship at some point experiences hardship and difficulty. It takes a lot of effort and energy to make a relationship succeed and stay close connected and intimate. Sometimes, it can be very difficult to find the energy, the will, or the motivation to truly give your heart to your partner. Whenever there is brokenness, my goal is to take those broken parts and bring them back together to make a whole relationship again.
Maybe you are about to get married. Maybe you are in a relationship and haven't yet considered marriage. Maybe you've been married for 5, 13, even 35 years. Every relationship at some point experiences hardship and difficulty. It takes a lot of effort and energy to make a relationship succeed and stay close connected and intimate. Sometimes, it can be very difficult to find the energy, the will, or the motivation to truly give your heart to your partner. Whenever there is brokenness, my goal is to take those broken parts and bring them back together to make a whole relationship again.
(417) 261-5930 View (417) 261-5930
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Wyndham O'Neal
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ozark, MO 65721
I work best with clients who know what it's like to struggle - whether the struggle is emotional, physical, financial, or spiritual in nature. My clients typically want a place where they have the room and safety to work through hard topics without judgment on their character, but also someone who will challenge them and assist them in pushing themselves in their growth. They want these things because they truly desire growth in their lives, and they know they can't achieve it with a "yes man" as their therapeutic partner.
I work best with clients who know what it's like to struggle - whether the struggle is emotional, physical, financial, or spiritual in nature. My clients typically want a place where they have the room and safety to work through hard topics without judgment on their character, but also someone who will challenge them and assist them in pushing themselves in their growth. They want these things because they truly desire growth in their lives, and they know they can't achieve it with a "yes man" as their therapeutic partner.
(417) 278-6797 View (417) 278-6797
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Jeremy W Dickson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Highlandville, MO 65669
Being a human is hard sometimes; especially if we were not taught the skills needed to successfully navigate through life. Many people have not been excused from experiencing life issues, and partnering in therapy can be a great way to explore life moments in a safe and confidential manner. I specialize in EMDR, a form of therapy that helps reduce emotional intensities brought about from unprocessed past experiences. I also utilize DBT, a skills-based form of therapy that teaches mindfulness, skills to help regulate emotions, relationship skills, and strategies to tolerate distressing situations.
Being a human is hard sometimes; especially if we were not taught the skills needed to successfully navigate through life. Many people have not been excused from experiencing life issues, and partnering in therapy can be a great way to explore life moments in a safe and confidential manner. I specialize in EMDR, a form of therapy that helps reduce emotional intensities brought about from unprocessed past experiences. I also utilize DBT, a skills-based form of therapy that teaches mindfulness, skills to help regulate emotions, relationship skills, and strategies to tolerate distressing situations.
(417) 212-5452 View (417) 212-5452
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Richard D Reynolds
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ozark, MO 65721  (Online Only)
Overwhelmed yet? Finding a therapist you can work with seems to be one of almost infinite choices. Earning my LCSW in 2005 provides you with the understanding I have a few years of experience. That experience has helped develop a non-judgemental, client centered approach in how I do therapy. My ideal client is easy for me to describe: wants help and is able to trust another person! Its that simple. Clients I have had the highest success rates with have been afflicted with anxiety and or depression. The key has seemed to be helping clients identify the source of your affliction and then reducing the emotional distress.
Overwhelmed yet? Finding a therapist you can work with seems to be one of almost infinite choices. Earning my LCSW in 2005 provides you with the understanding I have a few years of experience. That experience has helped develop a non-judgemental, client centered approach in how I do therapy. My ideal client is easy for me to describe: wants help and is able to trust another person! Its that simple. Clients I have had the highest success rates with have been afflicted with anxiety and or depression. The key has seemed to be helping clients identify the source of your affliction and then reducing the emotional distress.
(417) 302-3497 View (417) 302-3497
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Mark G Koetting
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, PhD, MAADCII
Verified Verified
Ozark, MO 65721
Not accepting new clients
As a therapist on staff at Synergy Executive, an RTC for men, I specialize in treating adults who are struggling with addiction. My therapeutic approach is rooted in respect for the individuality of each client and a true sense of empathy for the emotional pain that often underlies substance abuse. While fostering an atmosphere of acceptance, free of moral judgment, I attempt to meet my clients "where they're at" in terms of their degree of motivation for change. Despite the emotional and social chaos that often inhabits my clients' lives, I believe strongly in each individual's capacity for regaining stability and finding meaning.
As a therapist on staff at Synergy Executive, an RTC for men, I specialize in treating adults who are struggling with addiction. My therapeutic approach is rooted in respect for the individuality of each client and a true sense of empathy for the emotional pain that often underlies substance abuse. While fostering an atmosphere of acceptance, free of moral judgment, I attempt to meet my clients "where they're at" in terms of their degree of motivation for change. Despite the emotional and social chaos that often inhabits my clients' lives, I believe strongly in each individual's capacity for regaining stability and finding meaning.
(417) 262-6794 View (417) 262-6794
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Alex Muzichuk
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ozark, MO 65721  (Online Only)
As a therapist licensed in Missouri, Michigan, and Alaska with over a decade of experience, my mission is to create a safe space where you feel heard and understood. Guided by Christian principles, I integrate faith-based support with evidence-based therapies to help you navigate life's challenges. Together, we will explore your mental, emotional, and spiritual domains at your pace, uncover patterns, and develop strategies to foster healing and growth. Your mental and emotional health are my top priorities, and I look forward to supporting you on your journey to healing and insight.
As a therapist licensed in Missouri, Michigan, and Alaska with over a decade of experience, my mission is to create a safe space where you feel heard and understood. Guided by Christian principles, I integrate faith-based support with evidence-based therapies to help you navigate life's challenges. Together, we will explore your mental, emotional, and spiritual domains at your pace, uncover patterns, and develop strategies to foster healing and growth. Your mental and emotional health are my top priorities, and I look forward to supporting you on your journey to healing and insight.
(417) 261-5516 View (417) 261-5516
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Matthew Bowers
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Ozark, MO 65721  (Online Only)
Welcome! I’m a therapist who is passionate about helping people overcome life’s challenges and life can have so many! I believe that everyone has the potential to live a fulfilling and meaningful life, and I’m here to help you achieve that. Whether you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or just feeling stuck, I’m here to support you every step of the way. I take a holistic approach to therapy, which means that I consider all aspects of your life when working with you. I will work with you to create a plan for us to help you achieve your goals. I believe in transparency, humor, honesty and being real.
Welcome! I’m a therapist who is passionate about helping people overcome life’s challenges and life can have so many! I believe that everyone has the potential to live a fulfilling and meaningful life, and I’m here to help you achieve that. Whether you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or just feeling stuck, I’m here to support you every step of the way. I take a holistic approach to therapy, which means that I consider all aspects of your life when working with you. I will work with you to create a plan for us to help you achieve your goals. I believe in transparency, humor, honesty and being real.
(417) 739-0728 View (417) 739-0728
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Cody Swearengin
Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ozark, MO 65721
I enjoy my role, as a counselor, in providing a safe and compassionate place for individuals to feel seen and heard. I enjoy working with individuals that are aware that they need to do something different but aren't sure what the next step is. This could be parents concerned about their child's behavior, needs at school, adolescents and adults going through life transitions, mental health concerns or just needing a safe space to talk and process life. I have experience working with children, adolescents and adults with a variety of mental health needs and also have over 10+ years of experience in the public education system.
I enjoy my role, as a counselor, in providing a safe and compassionate place for individuals to feel seen and heard. I enjoy working with individuals that are aware that they need to do something different but aren't sure what the next step is. This could be parents concerned about their child's behavior, needs at school, adolescents and adults going through life transitions, mental health concerns or just needing a safe space to talk and process life. I have experience working with children, adolescents and adults with a variety of mental health needs and also have over 10+ years of experience in the public education system.
(417) 453-2963 View (417) 453-2963
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Benjamin France
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ozark, MO 65721  (Online Only)
You've arrived in your life, but something is still missing. You've gotten the good job, met that special someone, and maybe you've even started a family. By all accounts, life should feel great, but something is missing. You don't feel excited or passionate about life anymore. Things don't feel bad, but they don't feel truly good either. You feel stuck, complacent, like you're just going through the motions of life, every day exactly the same as the last.
You've arrived in your life, but something is still missing. You've gotten the good job, met that special someone, and maybe you've even started a family. By all accounts, life should feel great, but something is missing. You don't feel excited or passionate about life anymore. Things don't feel bad, but they don't feel truly good either. You feel stuck, complacent, like you're just going through the motions of life, every day exactly the same as the last.
(417) 212-5188 View (417) 212-5188
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Robert Jason Grant
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, RPT-S
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Nixa, MO 65714
I am the owner of the Robert Jason Grant Ed.D AutPlay Therapy Clinic. I am the creator of AutPlay Therapy. I work with children, adolescents, adults, and families dealing with a variety of mental health needs. Some of my specializations include addressing the needs of neurodivergent children, adolescents, and adults (autism, ADHD, trauma issues, and anxiety and depression struggles). I am neurodiversity affirming and informed and provide individual, family, and group therapy. I provide in-office and telehealth services. I also offer parent training, coaching services, and various trainings for professionals and caregivers.
I am the owner of the Robert Jason Grant Ed.D AutPlay Therapy Clinic. I am the creator of AutPlay Therapy. I work with children, adolescents, adults, and families dealing with a variety of mental health needs. Some of my specializations include addressing the needs of neurodivergent children, adolescents, and adults (autism, ADHD, trauma issues, and anxiety and depression struggles). I am neurodiversity affirming and informed and provide individual, family, and group therapy. I provide in-office and telehealth services. I also offer parent training, coaching services, and various trainings for professionals and caregivers.
(417) 771-3646 View (417) 771-3646
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David J Lutz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Nixa, MO 65714
Not accepting new clients
The most important predictor of successful psychotherapy is the relationship between therapy and client. Nothing else comes close. If we have a good fit, then this allows us to work effectively. If I can provide an environment in which you feel comfortable and have confidence, then you are more likely to examine your issues critically to determine what you need. You are then more willing try new ways of approaching those difficult areas in your life. If what you have been doing has been getting you good results, then there is no need to see me.
The most important predictor of successful psychotherapy is the relationship between therapy and client. Nothing else comes close. If we have a good fit, then this allows us to work effectively. If I can provide an environment in which you feel comfortable and have confidence, then you are more likely to examine your issues critically to determine what you need. You are then more willing try new ways of approaching those difficult areas in your life. If what you have been doing has been getting you good results, then there is no need to see me.
(913) 303-8240 View (913) 303-8240
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Dr. Michael Murrell, Psychologist
Psychologist, Psy D
Verified Verified
Ozark, MO 65721  (Online Only)
I want to be the guy who teaches you how to change your thinking and regains your confidence. My ideal client is motivated to learn basic techniques to redirect their thoughts and emotions. They do their homework and are focused on their goals. In honor of PTSD Awareness Month, during the months of June and July, we offer new clients a 20% discount for their first four seasons. New clients will also receive a free anxiety and PTSD diagnosis as well as a free 15-minute chat to see what it would be like to work together. You have nothing to lose and the assurance that you can achieve your goals and get your life back on track!
I want to be the guy who teaches you how to change your thinking and regains your confidence. My ideal client is motivated to learn basic techniques to redirect their thoughts and emotions. They do their homework and are focused on their goals. In honor of PTSD Awareness Month, during the months of June and July, we offer new clients a 20% discount for their first four seasons. New clients will also receive a free anxiety and PTSD diagnosis as well as a free 15-minute chat to see what it would be like to work together. You have nothing to lose and the assurance that you can achieve your goals and get your life back on track!
(352) 310-3875 View (352) 310-3875
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Zachary Downs
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CSAT, CMAT, EMDR
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Ozark, MO 65721
My clients are successful professionals who have areas in their lives that they feel have become chaotic, due to addiction, abuse, and trauma. I believe that there is currently a large population of highly successful professionals who are struggling with these issues in an unhealthy way, such as watching pornography or sex. I am a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) specializing in sex/porn addictions, multiple addictions, trauma, abuse, and PTSD.
My clients are successful professionals who have areas in their lives that they feel have become chaotic, due to addiction, abuse, and trauma. I believe that there is currently a large population of highly successful professionals who are struggling with these issues in an unhealthy way, such as watching pornography or sex. I am a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) specializing in sex/porn addictions, multiple addictions, trauma, abuse, and PTSD.
(417) 986-2174 View (417) 986-2174
Photo of Scott Robinson, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Scott Robinson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Nixa, MO 65714
It takes courage to address the problems in your life. You've already taken your first steps towards growth simply by identifying that something needs to change. My work as a counselor focuses on helping my clients understand themselves, as well as their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. In this understanding can come acceptance, growth, and healing.
It takes courage to address the problems in your life. You've already taken your first steps towards growth simply by identifying that something needs to change. My work as a counselor focuses on helping my clients understand themselves, as well as their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. In this understanding can come acceptance, growth, and healing.
(417) 547-1230 View (417) 547-1230
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John Opalka
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Nixa, MO 65714
To the young person and parent out there, I know life can be challenging and difficult to navigate. From anxiety and depression to self esteem and confidence, to parenting and family dynamics, I want to help you gain insight, perspective and control so you can live a life you feel good about. I want to focus on your struggles today so you can focus on living your life tomorrow.
To the young person and parent out there, I know life can be challenging and difficult to navigate. From anxiety and depression to self esteem and confidence, to parenting and family dynamics, I want to help you gain insight, perspective and control so you can live a life you feel good about. I want to focus on your struggles today so you can focus on living your life tomorrow.
(417) 855-4870 View (417) 855-4870
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Reuben Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Ozark, MO 65721
At Faith Community Health, our sliding scale begins at $30. I consider it a joy to help people meet their mental and emotional health goals. I assist clients who grapple with anxiety, depression, church/spiritual abuse, anger, relationship struggles, sex/porn addiction, trauma, and grief. Though I provide treatment to people of all faiths or none, I integrate Christian faith into the counseling process for those who appreciate that perspective. My counseling office is shame-free, where you are free to heal and be whole.
At Faith Community Health, our sliding scale begins at $30. I consider it a joy to help people meet their mental and emotional health goals. I assist clients who grapple with anxiety, depression, church/spiritual abuse, anger, relationship struggles, sex/porn addiction, trauma, and grief. Though I provide treatment to people of all faiths or none, I integrate Christian faith into the counseling process for those who appreciate that perspective. My counseling office is shame-free, where you are free to heal and be whole.
(417) 261-5845 View (417) 261-5845
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Pursuing Peace Mental Health & Wellness Inc
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Nixa, MO 65714
Pursuing Peace is a non-profit that exist to help people find quality mental health treatment available to help clients deal with stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & intimacy related issues. I have worked in social work and ministry as well as tradition therapy, and all these have helped me grow and learn how to better serve my clients. It has been my experience that collaborating with clients to help facilitate healing and growth is empowering and transformative for them. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and peace-filled life and look forward to walking beside you on that journey.
Pursuing Peace is a non-profit that exist to help people find quality mental health treatment available to help clients deal with stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & intimacy related issues. I have worked in social work and ministry as well as tradition therapy, and all these have helped me grow and learn how to better serve my clients. It has been my experience that collaborating with clients to help facilitate healing and growth is empowering and transformative for them. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and peace-filled life and look forward to walking beside you on that journey.
(417) 547-1156 View (417) 547-1156
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Connor Gooch
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ozark, MO 65721
My role as a therapist is to guide and facilitate the healing process of my clients as they return home to themselves. This “coming home” process involves attuning to our bodies as we befriend the wounded or exiled parts of our psyche, welcoming them back to the table and listening to what they have to say.
My role as a therapist is to guide and facilitate the healing process of my clients as they return home to themselves. This “coming home” process involves attuning to our bodies as we befriend the wounded or exiled parts of our psyche, welcoming them back to the table and listening to what they have to say.
(417) 302-9410 View (417) 302-9410
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Bob L Fisher
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
Nixa, MO 65714
Have you ever wished you had a relationship mentor? “Loving well is an art, Getting there is a science.” Backed by over 40 years of research is why I have been practicing Gottman Methods for 15 years thus far. My couples come to me because they are struggling with understanding each other, their struggles in how to communicate and resolve conflict has not only destroyed their friendship but has left them feeling alone and leading parallel lives. They desire that connection and miss the fondness and admiration, and intimacy they once had.
Have you ever wished you had a relationship mentor? “Loving well is an art, Getting there is a science.” Backed by over 40 years of research is why I have been practicing Gottman Methods for 15 years thus far. My couples come to me because they are struggling with understanding each other, their struggles in how to communicate and resolve conflict has not only destroyed their friendship but has left them feeling alone and leading parallel lives. They desire that connection and miss the fondness and admiration, and intimacy they once had.
(417) 815-3879 View (417) 815-3879
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Quenten Visser
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Nixa, MO 65714
I have worked with a wide array of clients, especially in my past career in Adventure Based Counseling. I have walked therapeutic, and literal, paths with people from all walks of life and with concerns ranging from depression and anxiety to personality disorders and trauma survivors. My ideal client is one that shows up physically, mentally, and emotionally for themselves. Healing, repairing, and integrating can be hard work. I'm here to join with you and walk the path hand in hand.
I have worked with a wide array of clients, especially in my past career in Adventure Based Counseling. I have walked therapeutic, and literal, paths with people from all walks of life and with concerns ranging from depression and anxiety to personality disorders and trauma survivors. My ideal client is one that shows up physically, mentally, and emotionally for themselves. Healing, repairing, and integrating can be hard work. I'm here to join with you and walk the path hand in hand.
(417) 272-4029 View (417) 272-4029

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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.