Male Therapists in Armour Hills, Kansas City, MO

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Jim LeCluyse Counseling Services LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LSCSW, SEP
Verified Verified
Armour Hills, Kansas City, MO 64114
Waitlist for new clients
I have been a clinical social worker in the mental health field since 1998. I want to first acknowledge that I live and work on the ancestral lands of the Kansa, Osage and Kickapoo Nations. I wish to honor the elders past and present of these nations. As a trauma therapist, I recognize the devastating cost of US colonial policies and actions to these peoples.
I have been a clinical social worker in the mental health field since 1998. I want to first acknowledge that I live and work on the ancestral lands of the Kansa, Osage and Kickapoo Nations. I wish to honor the elders past and present of these nations. As a trauma therapist, I recognize the devastating cost of US colonial policies and actions to these peoples.
(816) 558-3025 View (816) 558-3025
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William Paul Gates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Armour Hills, Kansas City, MO 64114
I can help any person who has lost the thread of meaning in their life. A person who might even be asking themselves, What is the point of continuing on? There might be past traumas, depression and/or anxiety, perhaps harmful behaviors they can't seem to shake. There might be a great deal of fear. But ultimately, they need a fresh perspective on what it means for them to be alive, and to regain the sense that their choices matter.
I can help any person who has lost the thread of meaning in their life. A person who might even be asking themselves, What is the point of continuing on? There might be past traumas, depression and/or anxiety, perhaps harmful behaviors they can't seem to shake. There might be a great deal of fear. But ultimately, they need a fresh perspective on what it means for them to be alive, and to regain the sense that their choices matter.
(816) 992-5200 View (816) 992-5200
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Phillip Klever
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSW
Verified Verified
Armour Hills, Kansas City, MO 64113
All people have strengths and challenges. Therapy is a process of using those strengths and resources to address problems people face. I'm interested in understanding you and helping you develop a plan to work with your problems and to build on your strengths.
All people have strengths and challenges. Therapy is a process of using those strengths and resources to address problems people face. I'm interested in understanding you and helping you develop a plan to work with your problems and to build on your strengths.
(816) 479-5129 View (816) 479-5129
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James (Jamie) Copaken
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LSCSW
Verified Verified
Armour Hills, Kansas City, MO 64113
We're all faced with challenges, big and small. Sometimes these grow to overpower and overwhelm us. The adults, children, and families I work with say that I help them feel heard, valued, comfortable, and that I provide a safe place to explore options and pick the right solutions.
We're all faced with challenges, big and small. Sometimes these grow to overpower and overwhelm us. The adults, children, and families I work with say that I help them feel heard, valued, comfortable, and that I provide a safe place to explore options and pick the right solutions.
(913) 355-6267 View (913) 355-6267
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Jeff Crawford
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MA, LCPC, LPC
Verified Verified
Armour Hills, Kansas City, MO 64113
Are you feeling frustrated in an important relationship? Have you lost your sense of purpose and direction in your career or life in general? Would you like to master the tools and skills that lead to more satisfaction, stability and success in life and love? Your relationship with yourself and others can make or break your ability to experience a rich, rewarding life. I help men—and the women who love them—learn the tools and master the skills necessary to strengthen their relationships and pursue their dreams.
Are you feeling frustrated in an important relationship? Have you lost your sense of purpose and direction in your career or life in general? Would you like to master the tools and skills that lead to more satisfaction, stability and success in life and love? Your relationship with yourself and others can make or break your ability to experience a rich, rewarding life. I help men—and the women who love them—learn the tools and master the skills necessary to strengthen their relationships and pursue their dreams.
(913) 219-4104 View (913) 219-4104
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Jeff Wilson
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, LPC, LMHC, CCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Armour Hills, Kansas City, MO 64113
Waitlist for new clients
Make the most of it -- whatever your "it" is! I work with clients of all ages, couples, and families to help them get the most from life. Life experience counts and I've got it. I bring to my practice years of practical and pragmatic "life stuff;" real world, frontline experience dealing with the joys and difficulties that are part of it. I am warm, accepting, and (of course) non-judgmental with a fervent desire to create a safe space and place for you to come as you are and know you'll be held and cared for.
Make the most of it -- whatever your "it" is! I work with clients of all ages, couples, and families to help them get the most from life. Life experience counts and I've got it. I bring to my practice years of practical and pragmatic "life stuff;" real world, frontline experience dealing with the joys and difficulties that are part of it. I am warm, accepting, and (of course) non-judgmental with a fervent desire to create a safe space and place for you to come as you are and know you'll be held and cared for.
(913) 305-5111 View (913) 305-5111
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David Donovan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Armour Hills, Kansas City, MO 64113
I believe that mental health is a vital component in creating a complete and satisfying experience of personhood. It's as important to take care of your inner life and psychological well-being as it is to take care of your physical health. I feel that every individual is unique, and therefore every therapeutic relationship is unique. For counseling to be effective, it is essential that you find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and understood. The key ingredient for successful results in psychotherapy is a strong relationship between you and your therapist.
I believe that mental health is a vital component in creating a complete and satisfying experience of personhood. It's as important to take care of your inner life and psychological well-being as it is to take care of your physical health. I feel that every individual is unique, and therefore every therapeutic relationship is unique. For counseling to be effective, it is essential that you find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and understood. The key ingredient for successful results in psychotherapy is a strong relationship between you and your therapist.
(816) 282-6927 View (816) 282-6927
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Larry Sidney
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Armour Hills, Kansas City, MO 64113
For over 20 years, I have helped individuals, couples & families resolve their difficulties of depression, anxiety, stress, loss or grief, trauma incidents, couple/marital or relational matters by utilizing a cognitive behavioral, solution-focused treatment approach. I provide compassionate care and am genuinely concerned about the people I treat. My approach incorporates an action oriented aspect in bringing about the change that clients desire or request.
For over 20 years, I have helped individuals, couples & families resolve their difficulties of depression, anxiety, stress, loss or grief, trauma incidents, couple/marital or relational matters by utilizing a cognitive behavioral, solution-focused treatment approach. I provide compassionate care and am genuinely concerned about the people I treat. My approach incorporates an action oriented aspect in bringing about the change that clients desire or request.
(816) 521-6209 View (816) 521-6209
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Larsen K Barnds Jr
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LCMFT, LMFT
Verified Verified
Armour Hills, Kansas City, MO 64113  (Online Only)
Here you are, looking for some help-so well done, you! Sometimes part of us wants help and another part wants to "do it on our own". Therefore, it is understandable that it might be no small task to make that first call. AND since sorting thoughts, feelings, and worries can feel overwhelming, I appreciate your courage and wisdom in seeking professional assistance, because no one has to do this alone. Getting to "better" is often very collaborative. Together, we can find a healthy and safe way to discover, sort and map the confusion/worry and then move forward. When you are ready, please give me a call. I am right here.
Here you are, looking for some help-so well done, you! Sometimes part of us wants help and another part wants to "do it on our own". Therefore, it is understandable that it might be no small task to make that first call. AND since sorting thoughts, feelings, and worries can feel overwhelming, I appreciate your courage and wisdom in seeking professional assistance, because no one has to do this alone. Getting to "better" is often very collaborative. Together, we can find a healthy and safe way to discover, sort and map the confusion/worry and then move forward. When you are ready, please give me a call. I am right here.
(913) 286-7173 View (913) 286-7173
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Michael Shahan
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Armour Hills, Kansas City, MO 64113
Often times we find ourselves hurting, stuck, and confused. We all have places in our lives where we can tell ourselves one thing, but it feels impossible to actually believe what we are telling ourselves. Our fears and our worries take over our rational thoughts. We are kept from being who we really want to be. Sometimes, these fears are small, and the cost of giving into them doesn't amount to much. Other times, they are life changing and relationship shattering. We can't seem to get a grip on who we really are and our lives fall apart.
Often times we find ourselves hurting, stuck, and confused. We all have places in our lives where we can tell ourselves one thing, but it feels impossible to actually believe what we are telling ourselves. Our fears and our worries take over our rational thoughts. We are kept from being who we really want to be. Sometimes, these fears are small, and the cost of giving into them doesn't amount to much. Other times, they are life changing and relationship shattering. We can't seem to get a grip on who we really are and our lives fall apart.
(913) 274-9767 View (913) 274-9767
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Tyler Breshears
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Armour Hills, Kansas City, MO 64113  (Online Only)
I've provided therapy services for adults, teens, and children for over 8 years. I've found that the individuals who seem to flourish working with me are those who are particularly committed to understanding themselves and their struggles at a deeper level. I work to help facilitate meaningful insights and this often includes exploration of earlier relationships in a client's life. I believe that each person I work with is a unique and complex individual needing services tailored to them.
I've provided therapy services for adults, teens, and children for over 8 years. I've found that the individuals who seem to flourish working with me are those who are particularly committed to understanding themselves and their struggles at a deeper level. I work to help facilitate meaningful insights and this often includes exploration of earlier relationships in a client's life. I believe that each person I work with is a unique and complex individual needing services tailored to them.
(816) 992-5590 View (816) 992-5590
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Dr. Jason Fairman
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Armour Hills, Kansas City, MO 64113  (Online Only)
Dr. Fairman has over 20 years of clinical and leadership experience working with adolescents, adults, and older adults who are faced with issues including depression, anxiety, adjustment difficulties, and relationship challenges.
Dr. Fairman has over 20 years of clinical and leadership experience working with adolescents, adults, and older adults who are faced with issues including depression, anxiety, adjustment difficulties, and relationship challenges.
(417) 473-3967 View (417) 473-3967
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Luke Partain
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Armour Hills, Kansas City, MO 64113  (Online Only)
I know that finding a competent therapist that you connect with can be tough. I believe I can help. I have worked in outpatient and inpatient hospital settings with younger and older adults. I use a number of different skills found in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to guide therapy. I am currently certified in DBT and Addictions. My clients and I have discussed and worked on issues including addiction, anxiety, bipolar disorder, codependency, depression, dual diagnosis, grief, life transitions, life meaning, relationship/family issues, self-esteem, substance use, trauma, and PTSD.
I know that finding a competent therapist that you connect with can be tough. I believe I can help. I have worked in outpatient and inpatient hospital settings with younger and older adults. I use a number of different skills found in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to guide therapy. I am currently certified in DBT and Addictions. My clients and I have discussed and worked on issues including addiction, anxiety, bipolar disorder, codependency, depression, dual diagnosis, grief, life transitions, life meaning, relationship/family issues, self-esteem, substance use, trauma, and PTSD.
(816) 357-9153 View (816) 357-9153
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Scott Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAT, PCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Armour Hills, Kansas City, MO 64113  (Online Only)
Sex addiction doesn't have to continue ruining your life. Life may feel hopeless, and your anxiety may be higher than you've ever felt before. Yet, it doesn't have to stay this way. My clients all have two things in common: 1) They want to be here for themselves, even when others are making them, and 2) They work to achieve their goals. They come to me usually in a state of panic or depression, or some even come in when their world is chaotic and out of control. When you're ready to tackle your issues, give me a call.
Sex addiction doesn't have to continue ruining your life. Life may feel hopeless, and your anxiety may be higher than you've ever felt before. Yet, it doesn't have to stay this way. My clients all have two things in common: 1) They want to be here for themselves, even when others are making them, and 2) They work to achieve their goals. They come to me usually in a state of panic or depression, or some even come in when their world is chaotic and out of control. When you're ready to tackle your issues, give me a call.
(636) 205-1686 View (636) 205-1686
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Nate Rayburn
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Armour Hills, Kansas City, MO 64113
Hello! My name is Nate Rayburn and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Grain Valley Missouri. I have been practicing counseling in Missouri for the past eight years and look forward to being able to help you with any number of issues you may be battling.
Hello! My name is Nate Rayburn and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Grain Valley Missouri. I have been practicing counseling in Missouri for the past eight years and look forward to being able to help you with any number of issues you may be battling.
(816) 443-5279 View (816) 443-5279
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James Parker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Armour Hills, Kansas City, MO 64113
You’re searching for something, or someone to connect with, right? That’s why you’re here. Finding a therapist can be a very difficult task, especially if you are not feeling your best. You have found the courage to take the first and second steps, which is saying “I need some help and I need to find a therapist.” You are the expert on you, so you know the choices you have made and the consequences, good and bad, that come along with them. Fixating and ruminating on those choices and consequences can lead you to use unhealthy coping mechanisms, leading to you feeling trapped by old habits.
You’re searching for something, or someone to connect with, right? That’s why you’re here. Finding a therapist can be a very difficult task, especially if you are not feeling your best. You have found the courage to take the first and second steps, which is saying “I need some help and I need to find a therapist.” You are the expert on you, so you know the choices you have made and the consequences, good and bad, that come along with them. Fixating and ruminating on those choices and consequences can lead you to use unhealthy coping mechanisms, leading to you feeling trapped by old habits.
(816) 323-5069 View (816) 323-5069
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Ryan M Brennan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Armour Hills, Kansas City, MO 64113
It can be difficult to gain the support we need to face life's many challenges. Many husbands and fathers are lonely, stressed, or confused about their relationships. The role of mother caring for children or daughter for an elderly parent can feel relentless. Perhaps you have pain you've pushed away for many years making you feel trapped or lost. Counseling can provide the opportunity to safely discuss and express the things we do not or cannot share in our day to day lives. I utilize an interpersonal and solutions focused approach to help unpack your struggles, process your pain, and build practical strategies to move forward.
It can be difficult to gain the support we need to face life's many challenges. Many husbands and fathers are lonely, stressed, or confused about their relationships. The role of mother caring for children or daughter for an elderly parent can feel relentless. Perhaps you have pain you've pushed away for many years making you feel trapped or lost. Counseling can provide the opportunity to safely discuss and express the things we do not or cannot share in our day to day lives. I utilize an interpersonal and solutions focused approach to help unpack your struggles, process your pain, and build practical strategies to move forward.
(816) 281-8299 View (816) 281-8299
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Gary Wolf
Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, PLPC, NCC, CFT-I
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Armour Hills, Kansas City, MO 64113
Money is a leading cause of emotional pain and family conflict. From income discrepancies between partners to intractable sibling conflict, finances are often a point of contention. Money is also the leading cause of stress in the US, and it takes courage to address it because it usually triggers underlying issues. In a changing cultural environment, managing these issues can seem overwhelming and isolating, particularly for men. As a licensed psychotherapist shaped by an extensive career in finance, I offer a unique set of skills to help clients change unhealthy patterns from money and family life —and bring relief to the table.
Money is a leading cause of emotional pain and family conflict. From income discrepancies between partners to intractable sibling conflict, finances are often a point of contention. Money is also the leading cause of stress in the US, and it takes courage to address it because it usually triggers underlying issues. In a changing cultural environment, managing these issues can seem overwhelming and isolating, particularly for men. As a licensed psychotherapist shaped by an extensive career in finance, I offer a unique set of skills to help clients change unhealthy patterns from money and family life —and bring relief to the table.
(816) 327-2297 View (816) 327-2297
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Jake Maggard
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Armour Hills, Kansas City, MO 64113
Specializing in treating youth, individuals, couples, and families, has enabled me to help clients to better understand and process their past and current life circumstances, challenges, and barriers as they hone their ability not just survive life, but thrive in it. I am passionate about helping my clients define healthy boundaries, find healing, and grow relationships that create more fulfillment in their lives. Whether it be depression, anxiety, relational issues, divorce, separation, loss or grief, infidelity, infertility, men’s issues, performance issues, or family issues, I am here and ready to help!
Specializing in treating youth, individuals, couples, and families, has enabled me to help clients to better understand and process their past and current life circumstances, challenges, and barriers as they hone their ability not just survive life, but thrive in it. I am passionate about helping my clients define healthy boundaries, find healing, and grow relationships that create more fulfillment in their lives. Whether it be depression, anxiety, relational issues, divorce, separation, loss or grief, infidelity, infertility, men’s issues, performance issues, or family issues, I am here and ready to help!
(816) 323-8602 View (816) 323-8602
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Shawn Derritt
EdD, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Armour Hills, Kansas City, MO 64113  (Online Only)
As a certified life coach with a Masters in Counseling Psychology, I am passionate about helping individuals transform their lives. If you're feeling stuck, lost, or uncertain about your path forward, my coaching services can provide the guidance, support, and accountability you need to achieve your goals. Whether you're seeking to improve your relationships, advance your career, or find greater fulfillment and purpose, I'm here to help. With my extensive training, expertise, and compassionate approach, I can help you break through limiting beliefs, overcome obstacles, and unlock your full potential.
As a certified life coach with a Masters in Counseling Psychology, I am passionate about helping individuals transform their lives. If you're feeling stuck, lost, or uncertain about your path forward, my coaching services can provide the guidance, support, and accountability you need to achieve your goals. Whether you're seeking to improve your relationships, advance your career, or find greater fulfillment and purpose, I'm here to help. With my extensive training, expertise, and compassionate approach, I can help you break through limiting beliefs, overcome obstacles, and unlock your full potential.
(913) 398-5181 View (913) 398-5181
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.