Male Therapists in West Plaza, Kansas City, MO

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Chuck Whittington
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CRAADC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
West Plaza, Kansas City, MO 64112
Maybe you’ve tried everything. You’ve spent the last of your energy and hope. It feels like depression and anxiety are winning. Or drugs or alcohol are taking over. It’s a scary place to be. And can feel lonely. But you don’t have to be alone. I work with clients in this scary place and am unafraid to step into these challenges with you. You already have the strength and courage to do this. I can help you find your own way to make different choices for yourself and make your situation better.
Maybe you’ve tried everything. You’ve spent the last of your energy and hope. It feels like depression and anxiety are winning. Or drugs or alcohol are taking over. It’s a scary place to be. And can feel lonely. But you don’t have to be alone. I work with clients in this scary place and am unafraid to step into these challenges with you. You already have the strength and courage to do this. I can help you find your own way to make different choices for yourself and make your situation better.
(816) 925-4414 View (816) 925-4414
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Marty Dybicz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
West Plaza, Kansas City, MO 64112
Hello! Thanks for caring enough about yourself to look for someone who can truly help you with your challenges. I have been a professional for 46 years and can provide genuine help. I am interested to talk with you and find out what you need and want. And I'm ready to answer whatever questions you have about me and how I work with people. There is information about me in this profile and there is even more on my website. The best way to find out whether working with me feels right is to call, come in, and get started.
Hello! Thanks for caring enough about yourself to look for someone who can truly help you with your challenges. I have been a professional for 46 years and can provide genuine help. I am interested to talk with you and find out what you need and want. And I'm ready to answer whatever questions you have about me and how I work with people. There is information about me in this profile and there is even more on my website. The best way to find out whether working with me feels right is to call, come in, and get started.
(816) 760-2352 View (816) 760-2352
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Robert Shonkwiler
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Plaza, Kansas City, MO 64112
If you are struggling with your relationships, problems related to anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder, and/or addiction, I can help. My experience consists of working in private practice, a psychiatric hospital, and an in-patient drug/alcohol treatment center. My approach is getting to know you by establishing a safe, trusting, healing relationship; identifying issues you wish to work on; and working together therapeutically to resolve your problems. For additional information check my website www.counselorbobkc.com
If you are struggling with your relationships, problems related to anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder, and/or addiction, I can help. My experience consists of working in private practice, a psychiatric hospital, and an in-patient drug/alcohol treatment center. My approach is getting to know you by establishing a safe, trusting, healing relationship; identifying issues you wish to work on; and working together therapeutically to resolve your problems. For additional information check my website www.counselorbobkc.com
(816) 867-8160 View (816) 867-8160
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Jerald Payne, LSCSW, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSCSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Plaza, Kansas City, MO 64111
I work with individuals, couples and families on such issues as relationship issues, problem solving, conflict resolution, communication enhancement, anger management, drug/alcohol abuse and addiction. Many clients present with depression, bipolar disorder and other mood disorders, psychotic disorders, ADHD, childhood disorders such as conduct disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, etc. I work with adults and couples on relationship/marital issues, domestic violence, etc. I work with clients who have experienced abuse, both sexual and physical. I assist parents with parent-child relational issues and behavior modification skill development. I also assist clients with anxiety disorders, grief/loss issues and struggles with adjusting to life circumstances.
I work with individuals, couples and families on such issues as relationship issues, problem solving, conflict resolution, communication enhancement, anger management, drug/alcohol abuse and addiction. Many clients present with depression, bipolar disorder and other mood disorders, psychotic disorders, ADHD, childhood disorders such as conduct disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, etc. I work with adults and couples on relationship/marital issues, domestic violence, etc. I work with clients who have experienced abuse, both sexual and physical. I assist parents with parent-child relational issues and behavior modification skill development. I also assist clients with anxiety disorders, grief/loss issues and struggles with adjusting to life circumstances.
(816) 839-9448 View (816) 839-9448
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Francis J Manley
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
West Plaza, Kansas City, MO 64112
I enjoy working with people in a safe and supportive atmosphere where a person can open to who they really are, and discover strengths and solutions that they never knew were possible. I feel that my client and I can figure out more together than either one of us could have separately. I believe that human beings are self-healing, and it is thrilling to me to use my knowledge and experience to enliven the healing process. I work with people who are struggling with anxiety, depression, past traumatic experiences, or challenging life changes.
I enjoy working with people in a safe and supportive atmosphere where a person can open to who they really are, and discover strengths and solutions that they never knew were possible. I feel that my client and I can figure out more together than either one of us could have separately. I believe that human beings are self-healing, and it is thrilling to me to use my knowledge and experience to enliven the healing process. I work with people who are struggling with anxiety, depression, past traumatic experiences, or challenging life changes.
(816) 607-4754 View (816) 607-4754
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Justin Grotheer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, PLMFT
Verified Verified
West Plaza, Kansas City, MO 64111  (Online Only)
Hello, and welcome! I’m glad you’ve found your way to this space. Life is hard sometimes! We can all use a little help. I work to help you feel less overwhelm—and more of the joy and belonging you are searching for. I help you find a way out of distress or feeling stuck, and back to your best self. We’ll figure out the map to your best self together, and then start moving toward an increased sense of joy, strength, calm, and freedom. If that is something you’d like for yourself, contact me for a consultation. It is my honor to accompany so many wonderful people on the journey to wellness!
Hello, and welcome! I’m glad you’ve found your way to this space. Life is hard sometimes! We can all use a little help. I work to help you feel less overwhelm—and more of the joy and belonging you are searching for. I help you find a way out of distress or feeling stuck, and back to your best self. We’ll figure out the map to your best self together, and then start moving toward an increased sense of joy, strength, calm, and freedom. If that is something you’d like for yourself, contact me for a consultation. It is my honor to accompany so many wonderful people on the journey to wellness!
(816) 290-6829 View (816) 290-6829
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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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Roger Goldblatt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LSCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
West Plaza, Kansas City, MO 64111  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I work exclusively on Zoom with adults and couples anywhere in Missouri or Kansas, most especially with clients working on grief and loss, including loss from death, divorce, miscarriage, stillbirth, or other more ambiguous losses. My practice is welcoming to survivors of loved ones who have completed suicide. I work with clients with depression, or those with anxiety and panic from driving fears. I like working with clients with behavioral addictions, especially shoplifting, as well as clients wanting to address their substance addictions, especially with alcohol or marijuana.
I work exclusively on Zoom with adults and couples anywhere in Missouri or Kansas, most especially with clients working on grief and loss, including loss from death, divorce, miscarriage, stillbirth, or other more ambiguous losses. My practice is welcoming to survivors of loved ones who have completed suicide. I work with clients with depression, or those with anxiety and panic from driving fears. I like working with clients with behavioral addictions, especially shoplifting, as well as clients wanting to address their substance addictions, especially with alcohol or marijuana.
(816) 368-5095 View (816) 368-5095
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Keith L Allen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
West Plaza, Kansas City, MO 64112
I have been a psychologist for 30+ years. I am licensed as a Psychologist and Health Care Provider. I work with individuals and couples and specialize in issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and vocational issues. I also specialize in helping individuals overcome sexual difficulties, which may include low sex drive, premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, and sexual addiction. I work with couples and families on relationship issues including marital and divorce issues, parent child difficulties, and sexual difficulties as they relate to the couple's relationship.
I have been a psychologist for 30+ years. I am licensed as a Psychologist and Health Care Provider. I work with individuals and couples and specialize in issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and vocational issues. I also specialize in helping individuals overcome sexual difficulties, which may include low sex drive, premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, and sexual addiction. I work with couples and families on relationship issues including marital and divorce issues, parent child difficulties, and sexual difficulties as they relate to the couple's relationship.
(816) 934-4810 View (816) 934-4810
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Jerome A Hawkins
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, S-MFT
Verified Verified
West Plaza, Kansas City, MO 64111
To be a therapist is to be a co-laborer of change. I believe in getting in the trenches with my clients to work on the tough stuff. My greatest joy is watching clients leave my office having their awesome, life changing ah ha moments! Let's face it, sometimes in life we get stuck. Rightfully so, life is hard and sometimes we need help picking up the pieces with no judgment about our past. I believe that when we invite those stuck parts of us in to be learned and understood then, consistent progress is inevitable.
To be a therapist is to be a co-laborer of change. I believe in getting in the trenches with my clients to work on the tough stuff. My greatest joy is watching clients leave my office having their awesome, life changing ah ha moments! Let's face it, sometimes in life we get stuck. Rightfully so, life is hard and sometimes we need help picking up the pieces with no judgment about our past. I believe that when we invite those stuck parts of us in to be learned and understood then, consistent progress is inevitable.
(816) 239-2809 View (816) 239-2809
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Brandon Browning
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, PLMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Plaza, Kansas City, MO 64111
I firmly believe that everyone has within them what they need to overcome their problems, achieve their goals, and improve their lives. Sometimes, we just need some support to help us figure out who we are and what is important to us to bring about change. I strive to be a warm and caring therapist who will meet you with authenticity and “realness.” I work to strike a balance between curiosity, compassion, and challenge to establish a safe space for you to honestly explore yourself and your struggles, sit with unpleasant feelings, and develop trust in your ability to make decisions consistent with your values.
I firmly believe that everyone has within them what they need to overcome their problems, achieve their goals, and improve their lives. Sometimes, we just need some support to help us figure out who we are and what is important to us to bring about change. I strive to be a warm and caring therapist who will meet you with authenticity and “realness.” I work to strike a balance between curiosity, compassion, and challenge to establish a safe space for you to honestly explore yourself and your struggles, sit with unpleasant feelings, and develop trust in your ability to make decisions consistent with your values.
(816) 327-2605 View (816) 327-2605

Online Therapists

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Ian T Douglas
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Kansas City, MO 64106
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I provide support to individuals who are navigating the complexities of life. My passion lies in assisting those who feel overwhelmed by pornography, men who are seeking to express themselves better, and individuals struggling with the death or loss of a loved one.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I provide support to individuals who are navigating the complexities of life. My passion lies in assisting those who feel overwhelmed by pornography, men who are seeking to express themselves better, and individuals struggling with the death or loss of a loved one.
(417) 414-0333 View (417) 414-0333
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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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Stan Archie
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, MA, LPC, SATP-C, ThD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kansas City, MO 64114
As a therapist and supervisor, Stan works through an Attachment Theory lens. He values working with a treatment team, and utilizes a multidisciplinary approach, highly valuing each individual for his/her own uniqueness. He believes in a holistic approach to counseling through exploration of psychological, emotional, spiritual, and relational aspects of one's life. Therapy modalities that will be utilized in treatment include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy and Attachment Theory. He considers it a privilege to walk alongside individuals while through the healing process while reaching their goals.
As a therapist and supervisor, Stan works through an Attachment Theory lens. He values working with a treatment team, and utilizes a multidisciplinary approach, highly valuing each individual for his/her own uniqueness. He believes in a holistic approach to counseling through exploration of psychological, emotional, spiritual, and relational aspects of one's life. Therapy modalities that will be utilized in treatment include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy and Attachment Theory. He considers it a privilege to walk alongside individuals while through the healing process while reaching their goals.
(913) 747-4132 View (913) 747-4132
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Scott Thode
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Kansas City, MO 64114
My job is to help people optimize their mental health and relationships. I start with listening carefully to how my clients make sense of the world. Specifically, I will pay close attention how you identify problems, generate possible solutions, and implement choices. The past often influences how we see the present, so it might be important for us to analyze some historical context as well. However, we certainly will not dwell there. Most people want to be more rooted in the now, while also orienting themselves toward positive future aims. This is ultimately what our work will be about.
My job is to help people optimize their mental health and relationships. I start with listening carefully to how my clients make sense of the world. Specifically, I will pay close attention how you identify problems, generate possible solutions, and implement choices. The past often influences how we see the present, so it might be important for us to analyze some historical context as well. However, we certainly will not dwell there. Most people want to be more rooted in the now, while also orienting themselves toward positive future aims. This is ultimately what our work will be about.
(816) 203-0540 View (816) 203-0540
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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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Benjamin Smalley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Kansas City, MO 64109
All of us need help sometimes. Therapy is a process of making space for the changes we desire. Therapy changed my life and I'd be honored to support you and the changes you're looking for. Our relationships, including the one we have with ourselves, are essential to our overall wellness. If you're struggling with yourself, a partner or your place in the world, external support and insight goes a long way in turning things around. My therapy style is caring and professional. I offer a free initial consultation to all my clients to make sure that it's a good fit and to establish your goals.
All of us need help sometimes. Therapy is a process of making space for the changes we desire. Therapy changed my life and I'd be honored to support you and the changes you're looking for. Our relationships, including the one we have with ourselves, are essential to our overall wellness. If you're struggling with yourself, a partner or your place in the world, external support and insight goes a long way in turning things around. My therapy style is caring and professional. I offer a free initial consultation to all my clients to make sure that it's a good fit and to establish your goals.
(816) 494-2026 View (816) 494-2026
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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
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Nicholas Higgins
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kansas City, MO 64102
I work primarily with clients suffering from the effects of trauma, chronic shame, depression, and anxiety. Finding what you want in a therapist is difficult, a difficult task on top of the difficulties you are already facing. I encourage you to reach out with an email or a phone call for a free consultation so that we can determine how exactly to get you where you want to be.
I work primarily with clients suffering from the effects of trauma, chronic shame, depression, and anxiety. Finding what you want in a therapist is difficult, a difficult task on top of the difficulties you are already facing. I encourage you to reach out with an email or a phone call for a free consultation so that we can determine how exactly to get you where you want to be.
(913) 270-8005 View (913) 270-8005
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Will McElroy
MA, PLPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Kansas City, MO 64116
Immediate Weekend Availability.. Meeting someone new and not knowing what to expect? I got you...my hope is to create a relaxed and safe spot for you to work on the things you want to see change in. Trauma is heavy on your own, which is why a person who can help you shine a light into the darkness is a vital role. It would be my honor to be that person with you. We've all been through shit, allow me to help you sift through it and heal from things that have impacted you.
Immediate Weekend Availability.. Meeting someone new and not knowing what to expect? I got you...my hope is to create a relaxed and safe spot for you to work on the things you want to see change in. Trauma is heavy on your own, which is why a person who can help you shine a light into the darkness is a vital role. It would be my honor to be that person with you. We've all been through shit, allow me to help you sift through it and heal from things that have impacted you.
(816) 320-6340 View (816) 320-6340

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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.