Male Therapists in Conover, NC

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Randy Withers
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, NCC, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Conover, NC 28613
Feeling stuck, burnt-out, and unmotivated? You are not alone. Lots of folks are struggling out there. Men in particular. I specialize in men's issues and understand the unique challenges they face in seeking help. Don't let misconceptions about therapy keep you from finding peace. Imagine breaking free from the limitations holding you back, rediscovering purpose, and finding joy again. You deserve a better quality of life. Book an appointment with me today and take the first step towards getting UNSTUCK. Don't wait any longer to invest in yourself and your well-being. Let's work together towards positive change!
Feeling stuck, burnt-out, and unmotivated? You are not alone. Lots of folks are struggling out there. Men in particular. I specialize in men's issues and understand the unique challenges they face in seeking help. Don't let misconceptions about therapy keep you from finding peace. Imagine breaking free from the limitations holding you back, rediscovering purpose, and finding joy again. You deserve a better quality of life. Book an appointment with me today and take the first step towards getting UNSTUCK. Don't wait any longer to invest in yourself and your well-being. Let's work together towards positive change!
(828) 705-3490 View (828) 705-3490
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Renovo Christian Counseling
Marriage & Family Therapist, MRE, MFS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Conover, NC 28613
Mike Nichols, MRE, MFS, LMFT - The mission of Renovo Christian Counseling is to help bring renewal and restoration to your life and relationships. It is to partner with you to discover and apply practical and enduring solutions to the issues with which you struggle. Whatever the need that motivates you to seek counsel, I believe you can achieve healing, growth and change. It is my calling to help couples and individuals in that endeavor.
Mike Nichols, MRE, MFS, LMFT - The mission of Renovo Christian Counseling is to help bring renewal and restoration to your life and relationships. It is to partner with you to discover and apply practical and enduring solutions to the issues with which you struggle. Whatever the need that motivates you to seek counsel, I believe you can achieve healing, growth and change. It is my calling to help couples and individuals in that endeavor.
(828) 394-2759 View (828) 394-2759

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Brenton Queen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LCAS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Hickory, NC 28601
My ideal client is someone who is ready for new results. I love helping people create what is really important for their life, and I am committed to being someone who can push them to have it. The most successful couples I work with have struggled with infidelity, considered divorce, or lost the fireworks in their marriage. The most successful individuals I work with have struggled with anxiety, addiction, intimacy issues, death/loss, or finding a purpose. All of my clients who succeed are open to exploring new ideas and hungry for change. Our conversations are action-oriented and results driven. Most of our sessions are fun.
My ideal client is someone who is ready for new results. I love helping people create what is really important for their life, and I am committed to being someone who can push them to have it. The most successful couples I work with have struggled with infidelity, considered divorce, or lost the fireworks in their marriage. The most successful individuals I work with have struggled with anxiety, addiction, intimacy issues, death/loss, or finding a purpose. All of my clients who succeed are open to exploring new ideas and hungry for change. Our conversations are action-oriented and results driven. Most of our sessions are fun.
(828) 835-2229 View (828) 835-2229
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Todd E Byrd
MDiv, MA, LCMHC, NCC, CSAT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Hickory, NC 28601
My work is focused on helping older adolescents and men deal with life's challenges, struggles, and difficulties with particular emphasis and attention to the unique concerns and needs of men. I provide individual, marital and family counseling, counseling for relationship concerns, men's issues, adjustment disorders, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, spirituality, communication, intimacy, attachment, self-esteem difficulties, and trauma work.
My work is focused on helping older adolescents and men deal with life's challenges, struggles, and difficulties with particular emphasis and attention to the unique concerns and needs of men. I provide individual, marital and family counseling, counseling for relationship concerns, men's issues, adjustment disorders, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, spirituality, communication, intimacy, attachment, self-esteem difficulties, and trauma work.
(828) 476-4297 View (828) 476-4297
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Richard Donlavage
Counselor, LMHC, LCMHC, RPT, NCC
Verified Verified
Hickory, NC 28602
As a Register Play Therapist, I utilize the power of play to create a welcoming and creative environment for my clients. Families often call me due to feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. I utilize evidenced based practices grounded in play to help your family sort through these challenges and explore solutions. “We speak with more than our mouths. We listen with more than our ears.” Mr. Rogers
As a Register Play Therapist, I utilize the power of play to create a welcoming and creative environment for my clients. Families often call me due to feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. I utilize evidenced based practices grounded in play to help your family sort through these challenges and explore solutions. “We speak with more than our mouths. We listen with more than our ears.” Mr. Rogers
(828) 330-8625 View (828) 330-8625
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John E. Dyson
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MS/EdS, NCC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Hickory, NC 28602
I believe that authentic relationships bring about the change that people are seeking. I provide unconditional positive regard in a safe space in order for clients to begin to reach their full potential. I work with older teens and adults regarding a wide range of issues. I provide services in the areas of relationships, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, parenting support, leadership, career counseling, college students and other areas. My theoretical orientation includes elements of Person-Centered and Reality therapies and may also include cognitive and behavioral therapies along with other modalities.
I believe that authentic relationships bring about the change that people are seeking. I provide unconditional positive regard in a safe space in order for clients to begin to reach their full potential. I work with older teens and adults regarding a wide range of issues. I provide services in the areas of relationships, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, parenting support, leadership, career counseling, college students and other areas. My theoretical orientation includes elements of Person-Centered and Reality therapies and may also include cognitive and behavioral therapies along with other modalities.
(828) 332-5348 View (828) 332-5348
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John L Adriatico
Licensed Professional Counselor, MBA, MA, MFT, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hickory, NC 28601  (Online Only)
Life is a journey and sometimes we struggle with its trials. I offer a holistic approach to counseling and help adults, children, teens, families, and couples. If you or a love one is struggling with depression, ADHD, anxiety, marriage difficulties, addictions, Domestic Violence (verbal, physical, financial, and emotional abuse), family or friends that are abusive, grief and loss, self-esteem problems, divorce, spirituality, and parenting difficulties there is hope at: Counsel For Hope.
Life is a journey and sometimes we struggle with its trials. I offer a holistic approach to counseling and help adults, children, teens, families, and couples. If you or a love one is struggling with depression, ADHD, anxiety, marriage difficulties, addictions, Domestic Violence (verbal, physical, financial, and emotional abuse), family or friends that are abusive, grief and loss, self-esteem problems, divorce, spirituality, and parenting difficulties there is hope at: Counsel For Hope.
(704) 981-4378 View (704) 981-4378
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Clifford Wilson
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Catawba, NC 28609
Clifford Wilson, LMHC Clifford Wilson is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina who has been practicing since 1998. He has a Master's Degree in Counseling Education. Clifford's personal philosophy is eclectic in nature. He incorporates different theoretical approaches in helping the client depending on age and problems of the client. One of the theories he uses is Solution-Focus Therapy, a cognitive approach which address how we think. Clifford believes we can focus too much time and energy on the problem itself versus on finding solution(s). Another theory he might use is Person-Centered Therapy.
Clifford Wilson, LMHC Clifford Wilson is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina who has been practicing since 1998. He has a Master's Degree in Counseling Education. Clifford's personal philosophy is eclectic in nature. He incorporates different theoretical approaches in helping the client depending on age and problems of the client. One of the theories he uses is Solution-Focus Therapy, a cognitive approach which address how we think. Clifford believes we can focus too much time and energy on the problem itself versus on finding solution(s). Another theory he might use is Person-Centered Therapy.
(980) 393-2128 View (980) 393-2128
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Randall Harrell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA
Verified Verified
Hickory, NC 28602
Waitlist for new clients
You have not felt like yourself for a while. You feel trapped in a cycle of anxiety, frustration, confusion, exhaustion, and maybe even feel stuck. You may not know when it all started, but you know that you are now ready to initiate lasting change in a meaningful way. As well as learn and develop skills that initiate change in a positive direction.
You have not felt like yourself for a while. You feel trapped in a cycle of anxiety, frustration, confusion, exhaustion, and maybe even feel stuck. You may not know when it all started, but you know that you are now ready to initiate lasting change in a meaningful way. As well as learn and develop skills that initiate change in a positive direction.
(980) 400-6294 View (980) 400-6294
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J Grey Johnson
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS, CCS
Verified Verified
Morganton, NC 28655
My ideal client is someone that is working to make changes in their life even if they are not sure what those changes should be.
My ideal client is someone that is working to make changes in their life even if they are not sure what those changes should be.
(828) 415-5466 View (828) 415-5466
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Mike Vannoy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LCMHCS, LCAS, CCS
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Hickory, NC 28601
I am well versed in a number of theoretical approaches, utilizing an integrated strategy designed to meet your needs best. I treat adults, and families. I am very well suited to work with a wide spectrum of populations including both mental health and addiction issues. Most of my patients find that I am a good listener with empathic and genuine qualities. I am dedicated to my work and believe in meeting my patients where they are in relation to our work together. If you are looking for a therapist who is versatile, experienced, and open to a variety of issues I might be a good fit for you.
I am well versed in a number of theoretical approaches, utilizing an integrated strategy designed to meet your needs best. I treat adults, and families. I am very well suited to work with a wide spectrum of populations including both mental health and addiction issues. Most of my patients find that I am a good listener with empathic and genuine qualities. I am dedicated to my work and believe in meeting my patients where they are in relation to our work together. If you are looking for a therapist who is versatile, experienced, and open to a variety of issues I might be a good fit for you.
(828) 471-6810 View (828) 471-6810
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John Wepner
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Hickory, NC 28601
I seek to build a collaborative working environment with my clients that respects the inner trouble one experiences, seeks a deeper understanding of where that comes from, and builds toward embodied vitality and self-acceptance. I work with adults and teenagers dealing with anxiety, depression, self-esteem & confidence issues, family and relationship issues, grief and loss, existential issues, life changes, and stress. Healing, growth, and change come about gradually through consistent and sustained effort; it requires learning to think, feel, act in new ways, and see oneself with new perspectives.
I seek to build a collaborative working environment with my clients that respects the inner trouble one experiences, seeks a deeper understanding of where that comes from, and builds toward embodied vitality and self-acceptance. I work with adults and teenagers dealing with anxiety, depression, self-esteem & confidence issues, family and relationship issues, grief and loss, existential issues, life changes, and stress. Healing, growth, and change come about gradually through consistent and sustained effort; it requires learning to think, feel, act in new ways, and see oneself with new perspectives.
(828) 360-8192 View (828) 360-8192
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Greg G Bright
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA, CADC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hickory, NC 28602
As we journey through life, we can face multiple challenges. Sometimes we can solve these challenges and become stronger. Sometimes the challenges can feel overwhelming, and we can feel like we are no longer in control of our thoughts, our emotions, our lives. It is at these times when we may need help in overcoming these challenges; challenges like depression, anxiety, grief or loss, unresolved trauma, sleep disturbances, anger, or even alcohol or substance use concerns.
As we journey through life, we can face multiple challenges. Sometimes we can solve these challenges and become stronger. Sometimes the challenges can feel overwhelming, and we can feel like we are no longer in control of our thoughts, our emotions, our lives. It is at these times when we may need help in overcoming these challenges; challenges like depression, anxiety, grief or loss, unresolved trauma, sleep disturbances, anger, or even alcohol or substance use concerns.
(828) 675-7918 View (828) 675-7918
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William Karslake
Counselor, LCMHCA, LCASA
Verified Verified
Hickory, NC 28601
The majority of my clients come to me with symptoms that respond well to LENS Neurofeedback therapy. LENS has been extremely effective for treating Anxiety, ADD/ADHD, Depression and symptoms of Concussion such as feelings of Overwhelm, Brain Fog, Explosiveness. Substance abuse treatment is the second most common reason clients come to me. I offer support and direction for my client's transition to a clean and sober life from the prospective of someone who has been successful in his own recovery for over 20 years. LENS Neurofeedback is also increasingly being used in addictions treatment as it improves motivation and self-esteem.
The majority of my clients come to me with symptoms that respond well to LENS Neurofeedback therapy. LENS has been extremely effective for treating Anxiety, ADD/ADHD, Depression and symptoms of Concussion such as feelings of Overwhelm, Brain Fog, Explosiveness. Substance abuse treatment is the second most common reason clients come to me. I offer support and direction for my client's transition to a clean and sober life from the prospective of someone who has been successful in his own recovery for over 20 years. LENS Neurofeedback is also increasingly being used in addictions treatment as it improves motivation and self-esteem.
(828) 639-8371 View (828) 639-8371
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Aaron Horn
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hickory, NC 28601
Everyone has times in their life that they need to talk to someone. Throughout my career, I have worked with a broad range of people-children, individuals, and couples. I understand what it is like to be in search of answers. I recognize that anxiety and stress impact families as well as individuals. My life experiences have taught me to look at each client as an individual with their own needs and strengths. I believe that therapy can help us find specific solutions to our problems- whether those struggles are internal, external, personal, or relationally oriented.
Everyone has times in their life that they need to talk to someone. Throughout my career, I have worked with a broad range of people-children, individuals, and couples. I understand what it is like to be in search of answers. I recognize that anxiety and stress impact families as well as individuals. My life experiences have taught me to look at each client as an individual with their own needs and strengths. I believe that therapy can help us find specific solutions to our problems- whether those struggles are internal, external, personal, or relationally oriented.
(828) 385-5134 View (828) 385-5134
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Russell Goodwin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Hickory, NC 28601  (Online Only)
I am a solutions-focused Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) licensed in North Carolina since 2009. I have extensive experience working with adult populations and, in particular, those who struggle with depression, anxiety, and existential concerns. I hold a masters degree in professional counseling as well as masters degrees in two other disciplines (business, education). I am active in higher education having served as an undergraduate human services instructor since 2009.
I am a solutions-focused Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) licensed in North Carolina since 2009. I have extensive experience working with adult populations and, in particular, those who struggle with depression, anxiety, and existential concerns. I hold a masters degree in professional counseling as well as masters degrees in two other disciplines (business, education). I am active in higher education having served as an undergraduate human services instructor since 2009.
(828) 827-1936 View (828) 827-1936
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Brian S Hissom
Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
Hickory, NC 28601
I believe that each of us has the potential to achieve most all of the goals that we have. When emotions or behaviors prevent you from reaching your potential, counseling can be very helpful. My goal is to provide quality, effective, confidential evaluation and counseling services while maintaining excellent relationships with physicians and other professionals who may also be helping you. I specialize in working with adolescents and adults with emotional, behavioral, relationship difficulties. I also provide pre-surgical assessments for bariatric and pain management surgeries.
I believe that each of us has the potential to achieve most all of the goals that we have. When emotions or behaviors prevent you from reaching your potential, counseling can be very helpful. My goal is to provide quality, effective, confidential evaluation and counseling services while maintaining excellent relationships with physicians and other professionals who may also be helping you. I specialize in working with adolescents and adults with emotional, behavioral, relationship difficulties. I also provide pre-surgical assessments for bariatric and pain management surgeries.
(828) 348-1898 View (828) 348-1898
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Ken Doyle
Counselor, MA, LCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Hickory, NC 28602
My ideal client is anyone who is in need of help, wants to make a change, or interested in bettering their lives. Anyone looking for a therapist who is understanding, accepting, and cares about their overall forward progress.
My ideal client is anyone who is in need of help, wants to make a change, or interested in bettering their lives. Anyone looking for a therapist who is understanding, accepting, and cares about their overall forward progress.
(828) 268-3778 View (828) 268-3778
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Stephen McAlister
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, LCAS
Verified Verified
Hickory, NC 28601  (Online Only)
I am an advocate for empowering secret-holders to let go of their burdens to create new freedom. Whether it's dealing with the shame of substance abuse issues, fear surrounding sexual identity concerns, underlying dread from childhood traumas, or ongoing guilt of "forgotten crimes" from the past. I offer a safe space to put your story to rest. Working together, we create a new story that gives you authenticity, community, and possibility.
I am an advocate for empowering secret-holders to let go of their burdens to create new freedom. Whether it's dealing with the shame of substance abuse issues, fear surrounding sexual identity concerns, underlying dread from childhood traumas, or ongoing guilt of "forgotten crimes" from the past. I offer a safe space to put your story to rest. Working together, we create a new story that gives you authenticity, community, and possibility.
(828) 759-5160 View (828) 759-5160
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Travis Shay Glass
Counselor, MS, LCMHC, CBIS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hickory, NC 28601
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in counseling individuals with neurological conditions, including traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-concussive syndrome, stroke, etc. The brain serves as the central processing organ, influencing nearly every aspect of an individual’s life. The consequences are rarely confined to a specific set of issues. Instead, cognitive, physical, sensory, and emotional challenges can intertwine impacting various components on a person's life. I empower individuals to build resilience and adapt to the changes they may experience. I help individuals reclaim their emotional well-being and adapt to new chapters in their lives.
I specialize in counseling individuals with neurological conditions, including traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-concussive syndrome, stroke, etc. The brain serves as the central processing organ, influencing nearly every aspect of an individual’s life. The consequences are rarely confined to a specific set of issues. Instead, cognitive, physical, sensory, and emotional challenges can intertwine impacting various components on a person's life. I empower individuals to build resilience and adapt to the changes they may experience. I help individuals reclaim their emotional well-being and adapt to new chapters in their lives.
(828) 677-2880 View (828) 677-2880

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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.