Male Therapists in Belmont, NC

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Montcross Counseling Center
Pastoral Counselor, MDiv, FBPPCA
Verified Verified
Belmont, NC 28012  (Online Only)
Living and enjoying your life with greater degrees of wholeness, love, freedom and creativity is possible. But you feel stuck in unhealthy patterns of relating to yourself and others. Maybe a traumatic event or life history keeps you frozen in time and in distress. Perhaps your sense of wonder and awe at being alive is diminished and you long for meaning. Maybe you find that you're living through a maze of symptoms like depression and anxiety. You wonder if it's safe enough to talk to someone and be heard in a non-judgmental way.
Living and enjoying your life with greater degrees of wholeness, love, freedom and creativity is possible. But you feel stuck in unhealthy patterns of relating to yourself and others. Maybe a traumatic event or life history keeps you frozen in time and in distress. Perhaps your sense of wonder and awe at being alive is diminished and you long for meaning. Maybe you find that you're living through a maze of symptoms like depression and anxiety. You wonder if it's safe enough to talk to someone and be heard in a non-judgmental way.
(704) 327-3827 View (704) 327-3827
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Dr. Gregory S Phipps
Counselor, PhD, LCMHC, NCC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Belmont, NC 28012
Now accepting new clients in-person and online. I serve and support individuals dealing with mental health concerns, developmental issues, and life transitions. I believe all individuals have inherent worth, seek meaning/purpose, and strive to be their best selves. My job is to work with you and help you empower yourself to understand and enact these principles. I am heavily strength-based, meaning I try to help you find your personal strengths and skills, so you can learn to manage life's many challenges well. I draw ideas and techniques from Adlerian Individual Psychology, CBT, expressive arts, and narrative therapy.
Now accepting new clients in-person and online. I serve and support individuals dealing with mental health concerns, developmental issues, and life transitions. I believe all individuals have inherent worth, seek meaning/purpose, and strive to be their best selves. My job is to work with you and help you empower yourself to understand and enact these principles. I am heavily strength-based, meaning I try to help you find your personal strengths and skills, so you can learn to manage life's many challenges well. I draw ideas and techniques from Adlerian Individual Psychology, CBT, expressive arts, and narrative therapy.
(336) 804-8326 View (336) 804-8326
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Kris Bryan Smetak
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Belmont, NC 28012
Are you tired of dealing with your anxiety? Has it gotten worse since COVID? Have you been feeling more depressed lately? Do you want to feel better and manage your feelings more effectively? Do you want more awareness and understanding in your relationships?
Are you tired of dealing with your anxiety? Has it gotten worse since COVID? Have you been feeling more depressed lately? Do you want to feel better and manage your feelings more effectively? Do you want more awareness and understanding in your relationships?
(704) 703-4900 View (704) 703-4900
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Chris Holloman
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCMHC, GCDF
Verified Verified
Belmont, NC 28012  (Online Only)
I understand that it can be difficult to take the first step towards counseling. I’m here to help with what you are experiencing, and I welcome the opportunity to assist you with your needs. In my work, I strive authentically to help my clients to achieve their goals. I accept you where you are nonjudgmentally, work with you to identify practical strategies to overcome struggles you are encountering, and help you to gather tools needed to thrive in life. I’m happy to serve as a safe place to assist you in getting to the places where you’d like to go.
I understand that it can be difficult to take the first step towards counseling. I’m here to help with what you are experiencing, and I welcome the opportunity to assist you with your needs. In my work, I strive authentically to help my clients to achieve their goals. I accept you where you are nonjudgmentally, work with you to identify practical strategies to overcome struggles you are encountering, and help you to gather tools needed to thrive in life. I’m happy to serve as a safe place to assist you in getting to the places where you’d like to go.
(704) 459-5455 View (704) 459-5455
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Steve Blahitka
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFT-A, LCAS-R
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Belmont, NC 28012
Have you been thinking that maybe it would be easier if you just weren't here anymore? It's awful, isn't it? Well, if you are going through hell... keep going. You made it this far. And even though it may seem like things will never get better, I'm here to listen, validate, and help you find a way out.
Have you been thinking that maybe it would be easier if you just weren't here anymore? It's awful, isn't it? Well, if you are going through hell... keep going. You made it this far. And even though it may seem like things will never get better, I'm here to listen, validate, and help you find a way out.
(704) 742-2690 View (704) 742-2690
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David Oakes Kneen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Belmont, NC 28012
I love being a biblical counselor because I love seeing God bring hope and change into the tender and difficult places of our relationships, emotions, and pains of life. It is such a privilege to be invited into the lives of my clients. I see clients with marital, parenting, and other relationship struggles. I see them as they are coping with trauma, grief, and the usual transitions and struggles of life. I see them as they engage with anxiety, depression, or the weight of guilt and shame. I would be thrilled to join you, for a time, along your path.
I love being a biblical counselor because I love seeing God bring hope and change into the tender and difficult places of our relationships, emotions, and pains of life. It is such a privilege to be invited into the lives of my clients. I see clients with marital, parenting, and other relationship struggles. I see them as they are coping with trauma, grief, and the usual transitions and struggles of life. I see them as they engage with anxiety, depression, or the weight of guilt and shame. I would be thrilled to join you, for a time, along your path.
(704) 469-4235 View (704) 469-4235
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Justin D Feasel Dipl.Ac L.ac Lcsw Cch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, DiplAc, LAC
Verified Verified
14 Endorsed
Belmont, NC 28012
I'm a therapist with a focus on helping people find relief from anxiety, stress, PTSD, and trauma. I use a unique method called Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) to achieve this. NET helps address underlying anxieties and traumas held within your mind and body, and it often provides lasting relief in as few as one session. This is a stark contrast to traditional talk therapy, which can be time-consuming, expensive, and slow-moving. As a licensed acupuncturist and the leading NET provider in the area, I'm committed to helping you find resolution quickly. My goal is to completely address your concerns in 5 sessions or less.
I'm a therapist with a focus on helping people find relief from anxiety, stress, PTSD, and trauma. I use a unique method called Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) to achieve this. NET helps address underlying anxieties and traumas held within your mind and body, and it often provides lasting relief in as few as one session. This is a stark contrast to traditional talk therapy, which can be time-consuming, expensive, and slow-moving. As a licensed acupuncturist and the leading NET provider in the area, I'm committed to helping you find resolution quickly. My goal is to completely address your concerns in 5 sessions or less.
(980) 201-2582 View (980) 201-2582
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Kelly Justin Busher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA, PSS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Belmont, NC 28012
Saturday appointments & online scheduling! Hello, I am an empathetic therapist focused on improving the lives of my clients working with teens(15+) and adults! I am warm, genuine, and down to earth. I connect with clients providing a safe, nurturing, and inclusive environment for us to talk. I am passionate about and enjoy art with a background in graphic design, painting and visual arts. If desired, we can include art in your therapy sessions. In my free time I enjoy being outdoors gardening, hiking, and spending time with family.
Saturday appointments & online scheduling! Hello, I am an empathetic therapist focused on improving the lives of my clients working with teens(15+) and adults! I am warm, genuine, and down to earth. I connect with clients providing a safe, nurturing, and inclusive environment for us to talk. I am passionate about and enjoy art with a background in graphic design, painting and visual arts. If desired, we can include art in your therapy sessions. In my free time I enjoy being outdoors gardening, hiking, and spending time with family.
(704) 610-1833 View (704) 610-1833
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Steven C. Land
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Belmont, NC 28012
I enjoy working with individuals who want to find out who they are and where they want to go. I specialize in working with people going through major life transitions, desire to have a stronger sense of identity, and asking serious questions about their view of life. Because of this, I specialize in working with those who are in the LGBTQ+ community, Gen Z and Millennials, and those impacted by major changes such as moving away from home, divorce, job changes, and more. Further, I work closely with those going through spiritual questioning, no matter their faith.
I enjoy working with individuals who want to find out who they are and where they want to go. I specialize in working with people going through major life transitions, desire to have a stronger sense of identity, and asking serious questions about their view of life. Because of this, I specialize in working with those who are in the LGBTQ+ community, Gen Z and Millennials, and those impacted by major changes such as moving away from home, divorce, job changes, and more. Further, I work closely with those going through spiritual questioning, no matter their faith.
(980) 414-8383 View (980) 414-8383
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Russ Keeney
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Belmont, NC 28012
I have been practicing counseling in NC for the last 18 years and have experience with couples, adolescents, and adults. My goal in counseling is to help you discover your ability to self-regulate your emotions in a safe and nurturing atmosphere. I invite people to look inward to integrate their own individual values in order to become whole in body, mind, and spirit. Along life's journey, we all need occasional assistance to help deal with the stressors of life and to reclaim the fullness that life can offer. I am committed to assisting you to find that place.
I have been practicing counseling in NC for the last 18 years and have experience with couples, adolescents, and adults. My goal in counseling is to help you discover your ability to self-regulate your emotions in a safe and nurturing atmosphere. I invite people to look inward to integrate their own individual values in order to become whole in body, mind, and spirit. Along life's journey, we all need occasional assistance to help deal with the stressors of life and to reclaim the fullness that life can offer. I am committed to assisting you to find that place.
(704) 230-4082 View (704) 230-4082

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Robert Edward Gorlach
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gastonia, NC 28054
My ideal client is anyone who is in distress. I was struck recently by the assertion that all manner of psychological disturbance has its roots in trauma. With that in mind, their issues condense to navigating their life challenges in a relaxed body with intentions focused on where they would like to be, rather than where they are.
My ideal client is anyone who is in distress. I was struck recently by the assertion that all manner of psychological disturbance has its roots in trauma. With that in mind, their issues condense to navigating their life challenges in a relaxed body with intentions focused on where they would like to be, rather than where they are.
(704) 270-3693 View (704) 270-3693
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Boyce L Smith
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA, LCAS, CCS, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gastonia, NC 28054
Taking the step to seek out counseling takes tremendous courage and vulnerability. My approach in counseling is holistic and takes into account the whole body, mind, and spirit. As a therapist I treat individuals, couples, and families regardless of race, age, sexuality, gender, religion, or ethnicity. Both professionally and personally, I believe that we all have what is necessary for true growth and change. Join me on the journey of exploring your needs and goals to help you accomplish a desired outcome.
Taking the step to seek out counseling takes tremendous courage and vulnerability. My approach in counseling is holistic and takes into account the whole body, mind, and spirit. As a therapist I treat individuals, couples, and families regardless of race, age, sexuality, gender, religion, or ethnicity. Both professionally and personally, I believe that we all have what is necessary for true growth and change. Join me on the journey of exploring your needs and goals to help you accomplish a desired outcome.
(704) 703-3298 View (704) 703-3298
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Edward Blevins
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT , LCAS , CCS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Gastonia, NC 28056  (Online Only)
Life can bring both positive and negative experiences as we navigate through time. The negative experiences can change the course of one’s life. Journey to Better Living Counseling and Consultation is here to help individuals readjust their life’s journey and become better at living. My name is Edward Blevins and I’m the owner and lead therapist of Journey to Better Living. I recognize the significant role the family system plays in the development of the individual and emphasize understanding clients through the lens of their family interactions. I help clients obtain greater awareness and develop skills to live life better. It
Life can bring both positive and negative experiences as we navigate through time. The negative experiences can change the course of one’s life. Journey to Better Living Counseling and Consultation is here to help individuals readjust their life’s journey and become better at living. My name is Edward Blevins and I’m the owner and lead therapist of Journey to Better Living. I recognize the significant role the family system plays in the development of the individual and emphasize understanding clients through the lens of their family interactions. I help clients obtain greater awareness and develop skills to live life better. It
(704) 800-0856 View (704) 800-0856
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Quincy Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gastonia, NC 28054  (Online Only)
Next-day appointments available! Another day of arguments, misunderstandings, and frustration. Feeling overwhelmed and underappreciated. It feels like you are just going through the motions in your marriage and not finding true fulfillment. You are finding that your time at work is more enjoyable than your time at home. These experiences lead you to ask yourself questions like, “Do I still want this relationship? Did I choose the wrong person?” Just thinking about spending the rest of your life in a horrible or mediocre marriage makes you sick to your stomach and causes dread. All you want is to feel loved, heard, and appreciated.
Next-day appointments available! Another day of arguments, misunderstandings, and frustration. Feeling overwhelmed and underappreciated. It feels like you are just going through the motions in your marriage and not finding true fulfillment. You are finding that your time at work is more enjoyable than your time at home. These experiences lead you to ask yourself questions like, “Do I still want this relationship? Did I choose the wrong person?” Just thinking about spending the rest of your life in a horrible or mediocre marriage makes you sick to your stomach and causes dread. All you want is to feel loved, heard, and appreciated.
(910) 557-9546 View (910) 557-9546
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Steve D Wright
Counselor, MA , LCMHCA
Verified Verified
Gastonia, NC 28056
Are you feeling stuck and in need of answers and support? I understand that reaching out for help can be intimidating, but as your counselor, my main objective is to meet you where you are. Through counseling, you can learn to cultivate hope and establish healthy thinking patterns. Do you often feel powerless, unable to take control of your life? Are negative thoughts blocking your path to happiness and joy? Are you tired of the irrational thinking patterns that affect your relationships?
Are you feeling stuck and in need of answers and support? I understand that reaching out for help can be intimidating, but as your counselor, my main objective is to meet you where you are. Through counseling, you can learn to cultivate hope and establish healthy thinking patterns. Do you often feel powerless, unable to take control of your life? Are negative thoughts blocking your path to happiness and joy? Are you tired of the irrational thinking patterns that affect your relationships?
(704) 751-1967 View (704) 751-1967
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Mark C Harol
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS, LCM, NCC
Verified Verified
Mount Holly, NC 28120  (Online Only)
My professional mission is centered on supporting individuals in cultivating healthy relationships and achieving fulfilling lives. Whether you're grappling with depression, anxiety, anger management, or navigating challenging circumstances that leave you feeling adrift, I'm here to assist. My focus is supportive, practical, and centered around your healing. With specialized training in Sex Therapy and sex addiction, I bring extensive expertise to addressing these sensitive areas.
My professional mission is centered on supporting individuals in cultivating healthy relationships and achieving fulfilling lives. Whether you're grappling with depression, anxiety, anger management, or navigating challenging circumstances that leave you feeling adrift, I'm here to assist. My focus is supportive, practical, and centered around your healing. With specialized training in Sex Therapy and sex addiction, I bring extensive expertise to addressing these sensitive areas.
(980) 350-2013 View (980) 350-2013
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Joseph Lefcoski
Psychological Associate, LPA-HSP, MA
Verified Verified
Gastonia, NC 28054
Experience, experience, experience. As a psychologist with over 35 years serving adults, children, adolescents, couples, and families, I understand that "well begun is half done" which points to the importance of respecting each individual's unique starting point in therapy. I have a distinct health orientation based in science which suggests that most emotional distress is ultimately stress-related. Therefore, emotional balance and well-being is inherently available to most individuals. Ultimately, most of us find that quality emotional work pays off.
Experience, experience, experience. As a psychologist with over 35 years serving adults, children, adolescents, couples, and families, I understand that "well begun is half done" which points to the importance of respecting each individual's unique starting point in therapy. I have a distinct health orientation based in science which suggests that most emotional distress is ultimately stress-related. Therefore, emotional balance and well-being is inherently available to most individuals. Ultimately, most of us find that quality emotional work pays off.
(704) 209-9354 View (704) 209-9354
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Gerald Evariste
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gastonia, NC 28054
It is my belief that within each of us, the mind, body, and spirit work in unison to maintain a sense of balance and wellness. However, there are times when we may encounter challenges and unanticipated events that may cause a disturbance in these areas, which may be evidenced by undesirable thoughts, feelings or behaviors. I have the required training, licensure and experience to practice individual, group, and marriage/family counseling with all age groups encompassing a general range of presenting problems/concerns.
It is my belief that within each of us, the mind, body, and spirit work in unison to maintain a sense of balance and wellness. However, there are times when we may encounter challenges and unanticipated events that may cause a disturbance in these areas, which may be evidenced by undesirable thoughts, feelings or behaviors. I have the required training, licensure and experience to practice individual, group, and marriage/family counseling with all age groups encompassing a general range of presenting problems/concerns.
(704) 703-9409 View (704) 703-9409
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Harris Counseling and Consulting PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP, EMDR, MSW
Verified Verified
Gastonia, NC 28054  (Online Only)
I have been successfully treating clients in therapy for over twenty years. The clients I work with prior to enrolling in treatment express that they feel frustrated, ignored and helpless. I provide individual, couple, and family telehealth therapy. I have treated clients who have experienced physical, emotional, and sexual trauma. I also treat clients with anxiety, anger, communication, depression, and men's issues. My clients see significant improvement and develop tools and skills over time in treatment. I'm very proactive in my person centered approach.
I have been successfully treating clients in therapy for over twenty years. The clients I work with prior to enrolling in treatment express that they feel frustrated, ignored and helpless. I provide individual, couple, and family telehealth therapy. I have treated clients who have experienced physical, emotional, and sexual trauma. I also treat clients with anxiety, anger, communication, depression, and men's issues. My clients see significant improvement and develop tools and skills over time in treatment. I'm very proactive in my person centered approach.
(704) 610-2965 View (704) 610-2965
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Joseph Lee Royalty
Counselor, MAEdS, LCMHCA, LPN
Verified Verified
Mount Holly, NC 28120  (Online Only)
Hello! I'm glad you are here! I am pleased to announce that I am accepting new patients and Etna insurance now. The first step in getting mentally healthy is accepting you need help. The next is finding a counselor that listens, understands and is nonjudgmental. I meet people where they are in life. I enjoy the healing process of counseling and the personal growth that occurs when working with clients. Have you been suffering from high amounts of stress, habitual anxiety and depressed moods that result in emotional and physical fatigue? You are not alone, I understand, and I can help!
Hello! I'm glad you are here! I am pleased to announce that I am accepting new patients and Etna insurance now. The first step in getting mentally healthy is accepting you need help. The next is finding a counselor that listens, understands and is nonjudgmental. I meet people where they are in life. I enjoy the healing process of counseling and the personal growth that occurs when working with clients. Have you been suffering from high amounts of stress, habitual anxiety and depressed moods that result in emotional and physical fatigue? You are not alone, I understand, and I can help!
(704) 396-5760 View (704) 396-5760

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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.