Male Therapists in South Plaza, Kansas City, MO

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Derek Keath Faulkner
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
South Plaza, Kansas City, MO 64112
Do you feel alone, and like no one cares? I care about you and your well being. I want to help you win against the struggles you are facing. You are capable of more than you think and I want to bring out the best in you. I am confident that i can help you. I want to be a shoulder to lean on emotionally as well as to cry on. I love working with new people, of all differences, and diversities. Given the chance, I would love to serve and care for you in your time of need.
Do you feel alone, and like no one cares? I care about you and your well being. I want to help you win against the struggles you are facing. You are capable of more than you think and I want to bring out the best in you. I am confident that i can help you. I want to be a shoulder to lean on emotionally as well as to cry on. I love working with new people, of all differences, and diversities. Given the chance, I would love to serve and care for you in your time of need.
(816) 253-8421 View (816) 253-8421
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Michael Shahan
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
South Plaza, Kansas City, MO 64112
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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Ryan Allison
MA, PsyA
Verified Verified
South Plaza, Kansas City, MO 64112
A Nationally-Certified Psychoanalyst, I have been in the private practice of individual and group psychotherapy, couples therapy and psychoanalysis for the past 12 years. I have worked with a wide range of issues and have successfully treated a wide range of problems. These include (to name a few) depression, anxiety, eating disorders,problems of life, couples and group therapy, recovering from divorce or separation, substance abuse, sexual abuse, and sexual dysfunction. In addition to my clinical work, I am also a Professor, and serve as Secretary of the local division (39) of the American Psychological Association (KCAPP).
A Nationally-Certified Psychoanalyst, I have been in the private practice of individual and group psychotherapy, couples therapy and psychoanalysis for the past 12 years. I have worked with a wide range of issues and have successfully treated a wide range of problems. These include (to name a few) depression, anxiety, eating disorders,problems of life, couples and group therapy, recovering from divorce or separation, substance abuse, sexual abuse, and sexual dysfunction. In addition to my clinical work, I am also a Professor, and serve as Secretary of the local division (39) of the American Psychological Association (KCAPP).
(913) 601-8006 View (913) 601-8006
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David Donovan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
South Plaza, Kansas City, MO 64112
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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Jonathan Kindler
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
South Plaza, Kansas City, MO 64112
People get stuck. We can work together to help you find your way. We will first start with stabilizing presenting concerns then team together to resolve underlying issues. Through our collaboration we will build resilience and capacity to respond to life. Let's figure this out.
People get stuck. We can work together to help you find your way. We will first start with stabilizing presenting concerns then team together to resolve underlying issues. Through our collaboration we will build resilience and capacity to respond to life. Let's figure this out.
(816) 479-2997 View (816) 479-2997
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Paul W Anderson - Certified Medicare Counselor
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Plaza, Kansas City, MO 64112  (Online Only)
Living can get in the way of living. Transitions, losses, medical or financial challenges are the kinds of life events that create stress and in turn anxiety and depression. Unmanaged loneliness and grief can eat the heart out of a person's joy in living. Quality of life erodes, tension increases. Family relationships, marriage, parenting and friendships can all be affected. Seniors are especially vulnerable to getting stuck in toxic places in life. I will work with you to find relief and restore meaning in life. Counseling offers hope for finding healing and repair. I am a Medicare certified therapist. Give me a call or email.
Living can get in the way of living. Transitions, losses, medical or financial challenges are the kinds of life events that create stress and in turn anxiety and depression. Unmanaged loneliness and grief can eat the heart out of a person's joy in living. Quality of life erodes, tension increases. Family relationships, marriage, parenting and friendships can all be affected. Seniors are especially vulnerable to getting stuck in toxic places in life. I will work with you to find relief and restore meaning in life. Counseling offers hope for finding healing and repair. I am a Medicare certified therapist. Give me a call or email.
(913) 318-5241 View (913) 318-5241
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The Forge Initiative, Inc.
Verified Verified
South Plaza, Kansas City, MO 64112
Our counselors strive to provide counseling to men that is biblically sound and applicable to all of life's unique challenges. In the midst of the questions, troubles, and problems of life, we are here to offer help, healing, and hope. Our team has advanced degrees and decades of experience in Christian counseling and desire to offer compassionate care and guidance to help resolve difficulties, comfort sorrow, ease pain, and provide guidance for making wise decisions. We also have years of experience working in banking, engineering, and in the non-profit world, giving us unique insight into issues men face.
Our counselors strive to provide counseling to men that is biblically sound and applicable to all of life's unique challenges. In the midst of the questions, troubles, and problems of life, we are here to offer help, healing, and hope. Our team has advanced degrees and decades of experience in Christian counseling and desire to offer compassionate care and guidance to help resolve difficulties, comfort sorrow, ease pain, and provide guidance for making wise decisions. We also have years of experience working in banking, engineering, and in the non-profit world, giving us unique insight into issues men face.
(913) 392-3147 View (913) 392-3147
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Brenton Guice
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PLPC, RDH
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
South Plaza, Kansas City, MO 64112
Navigating the complexities of adulthood can be daunting. Perhaps you're grappling with grief, wrestling with anxiety, or carrying the weight of unhealed trauma. Maybe you are struggling to radically accept your existing or newly discovered sexual and/or gender identity(ies). You may even experience dental fear and anxiety which has prevented you from getting the care you deserve. Your journey is unique, and I am here to offer tailored support that embraces your individuality.
Navigating the complexities of adulthood can be daunting. Perhaps you're grappling with grief, wrestling with anxiety, or carrying the weight of unhealed trauma. Maybe you are struggling to radically accept your existing or newly discovered sexual and/or gender identity(ies). You may even experience dental fear and anxiety which has prevented you from getting the care you deserve. Your journey is unique, and I am here to offer tailored support that embraces your individuality.
(816) 653-3552 View (816) 653-3552
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Justin Mann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
South Plaza, Kansas City, MO 64112  (Online Only)
Justin Mann is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has 8 years of experience in the mental health field. Justin specializes in helping people overcome their struggles with depression, anxiety, substance use, and trauma. He also specializes in couples counseling and family therapy. Justin enjoys playing music and spending time with his wife and two sons. Justin completed his Master of Social Work (MSW) at Saint Louis University, where he graduated as part of the Phi Alpha Honor Society. He has certifications in Co-Occurring Disorders and Medication Assisted Recovery.
Justin Mann is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has 8 years of experience in the mental health field. Justin specializes in helping people overcome their struggles with depression, anxiety, substance use, and trauma. He also specializes in couples counseling and family therapy. Justin enjoys playing music and spending time with his wife and two sons. Justin completed his Master of Social Work (MSW) at Saint Louis University, where he graduated as part of the Phi Alpha Honor Society. He has certifications in Co-Occurring Disorders and Medication Assisted Recovery.
(417) 216-6071 View (417) 216-6071
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Michael Sieger
Counselor, LCPC, LPC
Verified Verified
South Plaza, Kansas City, MO 64112  (Online Only)
The fact that you're here searching for a counselor is a good sign. It means you are starting to realize it's okay to ask for help. I have experience working with adults possessing a variety of perspectives, personalities, and life situations. As a result, I have developed a great appreciation for the human experience. I enjoy working with individuals who experience anxiety, depression, and the lingering effects of trauma. I have special interest in teaching assertive communication and in helping people with social anxiety.
The fact that you're here searching for a counselor is a good sign. It means you are starting to realize it's okay to ask for help. I have experience working with adults possessing a variety of perspectives, personalities, and life situations. As a result, I have developed a great appreciation for the human experience. I enjoy working with individuals who experience anxiety, depression, and the lingering effects of trauma. I have special interest in teaching assertive communication and in helping people with social anxiety.
(913) 675-1961 View (913) 675-1961

Online Therapists

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Adam Lynch
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Kansas City, MO 64153
The heart and soul of how I help others is as a counselor who meets clients where they are in life, relationships, struggles, and so on - with the goal of gaining your trust and helping move you through discouraging and challenging circumstances, while sharing in God's reality for your life. I believe in the value of working through personal problems and issues in the context of stronger relationships. I will help you with this on a personal level, and in the process of restoring health and relationships with whomever you are intending to build this restored relationship with.
The heart and soul of how I help others is as a counselor who meets clients where they are in life, relationships, struggles, and so on - with the goal of gaining your trust and helping move you through discouraging and challenging circumstances, while sharing in God's reality for your life. I believe in the value of working through personal problems and issues in the context of stronger relationships. I will help you with this on a personal level, and in the process of restoring health and relationships with whomever you are intending to build this restored relationship with.
(816) 307-3814 View (816) 307-3814
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Adolescent and adult clients seeking group treatment for depression, adjustment disorders and anxiety (generalized anxiety, social anxiety etc.).
Adolescent and adult clients seeking group treatment for depression, adjustment disorders and anxiety (generalized anxiety, social anxiety etc.).
(816) 327-9134 View (816) 327-9134
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Phillip Klever
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSW
Verified Verified
Kansas City, MO 64112
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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Dr. Marcellis D Washington
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LCPC, LPC
Verified Verified
Kansas City, MO 64118
I believe that understanding your own story is one of the bravest, most courageous things you can do. Everyone has their own unique journey and story to tell but the way we deal with certain roadblocks is not always as straightforward. Taking that story and turning it into your strength is an even bigger feat. It is a testament to our growth and courage to actively work to understand our emotions and create positive change. I am eager to hear your story and learn about your strengths, and the troubles that keep you up at night. You can count on me to have real conversations that guide you through these hardships.
I believe that understanding your own story is one of the bravest, most courageous things you can do. Everyone has their own unique journey and story to tell but the way we deal with certain roadblocks is not always as straightforward. Taking that story and turning it into your strength is an even bigger feat. It is a testament to our growth and courage to actively work to understand our emotions and create positive change. I am eager to hear your story and learn about your strengths, and the troubles that keep you up at night. You can count on me to have real conversations that guide you through these hardships.
(816) 323-5693 View (816) 323-5693
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Crossroads Haven Counseling
Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Kansas City, MO 64116
Welcome to our Crossroads Haven Counseling page! We offer compassionate and personalized mental health support to individuals, couples, and families in Kansas City and beyond. Our practice is founded on the belief that everyone deserves a safe space to navigate life's challenges and gain resilience.
Welcome to our Crossroads Haven Counseling page! We offer compassionate and personalized mental health support to individuals, couples, and families in Kansas City and beyond. Our practice is founded on the belief that everyone deserves a safe space to navigate life's challenges and gain resilience.
(913) 513-4212 View (913) 513-4212
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Richard Abloff
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
Kansas City, MO 64113
My aim is to help individuals and couples who are experiencing repetitive, entrenched patterns of problems or symptoms. These problems may appear in the realm of mood (emotions), behavior, or be physically lodged (psychosomatic). Disturbances such as these are often found to have their roots in templates formed earlier in life, but exert force upon present-day perceptions, emotions, cognitions, and interpersonal life. My role is to facilitate an in-depth understanding of the understructure of these mental and emotional constellations (usually out of awareness) which uphold and perpetuate the problems and patterns in need of modification or relief.
My aim is to help individuals and couples who are experiencing repetitive, entrenched patterns of problems or symptoms. These problems may appear in the realm of mood (emotions), behavior, or be physically lodged (psychosomatic). Disturbances such as these are often found to have their roots in templates formed earlier in life, but exert force upon present-day perceptions, emotions, cognitions, and interpersonal life. My role is to facilitate an in-depth understanding of the understructure of these mental and emotional constellations (usually out of awareness) which uphold and perpetuate the problems and patterns in need of modification or relief.
(816) 444-7890 View (816) 444-7890
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Matthew L Baker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kansas City, MO 64110
Change is possible. Just because you've done the same thing over and over, doesn't mean today can't be different. Most of us know what change that we'd like to make. However, our instincts are to cling to what gets us through the day and avoid meaningful change. The good news is that we can learn to act effectively to welcome change instead of push it away. At times, we need help to face the places where we need to improve. Positive change does not happen overnight. My goal is to find what what works. I focus on evidence-based and practical strategies to help my clients improve their lives and emotional well-being.
Change is possible. Just because you've done the same thing over and over, doesn't mean today can't be different. Most of us know what change that we'd like to make. However, our instincts are to cling to what gets us through the day and avoid meaningful change. The good news is that we can learn to act effectively to welcome change instead of push it away. At times, we need help to face the places where we need to improve. Positive change does not happen overnight. My goal is to find what what works. I focus on evidence-based and practical strategies to help my clients improve their lives and emotional well-being.
(816) 720-5250 View (816) 720-5250
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Adam Lynch
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Kansas City, MO 64116
We are not meant to live life alone, but rather deeply involved in relationships. Some of these relationships are highly successful, while others have come with great loss, significant struggle or just the every day difficulty of learning to live and enjoy life with another person. I believe in the value of working through personal problems in the context of building stronger relationships. I will help you work through this on a personal level or with whomever you are needing to have a restored relationship with.
We are not meant to live life alone, but rather deeply involved in relationships. Some of these relationships are highly successful, while others have come with great loss, significant struggle or just the every day difficulty of learning to live and enjoy life with another person. I believe in the value of working through personal problems in the context of building stronger relationships. I will help you work through this on a personal level or with whomever you are needing to have a restored relationship with.
(816) 327-7967 View (816) 327-7967
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Caleb Adegoke
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-T, CIT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kansas City, MO 64109
Hello, my name is Caleb and the reason I love counseling is because It brings me immense joy to support people in their journey towards becoming the best versions of themselves. I strongly believe that people are inherently good, but life can be challenging and sometimes it can be difficult to see the good in ourselves. Although we cannot change our past circumstances or experiences.
Hello, my name is Caleb and the reason I love counseling is because It brings me immense joy to support people in their journey towards becoming the best versions of themselves. I strongly believe that people are inherently good, but life can be challenging and sometimes it can be difficult to see the good in ourselves. Although we cannot change our past circumstances or experiences.
(816) 208-0994 View (816) 208-0994
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Larry McDaniel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Kansas City, MO 64153
As the Founder of Coyote Hill (coyotehill.org) I have worked with foster children and families in crisis for over 33 years. My counseling focus is on working with youth and adults address anger management, stress, anxiety, trauma and PTSD, grief, religious trauma, and other behavioral and relationship issues with specialized therapeutic approaches that can significantly impact individuals' lives, helping them to heal and grow. In a world that often demands us to mask our struggles, having a space where your feelings are validated, and your experiences are understood can be transformative.
As the Founder of Coyote Hill (coyotehill.org) I have worked with foster children and families in crisis for over 33 years. My counseling focus is on working with youth and adults address anger management, stress, anxiety, trauma and PTSD, grief, religious trauma, and other behavioral and relationship issues with specialized therapeutic approaches that can significantly impact individuals' lives, helping them to heal and grow. In a world that often demands us to mask our struggles, having a space where your feelings are validated, and your experiences are understood can be transformative.
(573) 749-5299 View (573) 749-5299
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.