Male Therapists in Grand Forks, ND

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Ross Mickelson
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Grand Forks, ND 58201
My name is Ross, and I am a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC) in the state of North Dakota. I graduated with my master's in counseling from the University of Mary in 2019. I currently enrolled in a doctorate program, pursuing training to become a clinical psychologist. I have 4 years' experience working as a licensed counselor and 7 total years as a mental health provider. All of my prior experience has been working with individuals with depression, anxiety, self-harm behavior, suicidal ideation, and other mood and personality disorders.
My name is Ross, and I am a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC) in the state of North Dakota. I graduated with my master's in counseling from the University of Mary in 2019. I currently enrolled in a doctorate program, pursuing training to become a clinical psychologist. I have 4 years' experience working as a licensed counselor and 7 total years as a mental health provider. All of my prior experience has been working with individuals with depression, anxiety, self-harm behavior, suicidal ideation, and other mood and personality disorders.
(701) 929-7288 View (701) 929-7288
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Darren Carter
Counselor, MS, MEd, LPCC, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grand Forks, ND 58201
Welcome to my profile! My name is Darren and I'm a licensed therapist in North Dakota and Minnesota. I specialize in OCD and anxiety disorders, and I have expertise working with several other mental health conditions listed in my profile. Heightened levels of distress can cause disruptions and impairment in our lives and create maladaptive behaviors over time. At Carter Clinical Counseling, I collaborate with clients to work toward their treatment goals for the reduction and elimination of symptoms. As a client, your treatment will be of the utmost importance to me and you'll be treated with dignity and respect.
Welcome to my profile! My name is Darren and I'm a licensed therapist in North Dakota and Minnesota. I specialize in OCD and anxiety disorders, and I have expertise working with several other mental health conditions listed in my profile. Heightened levels of distress can cause disruptions and impairment in our lives and create maladaptive behaviors over time. At Carter Clinical Counseling, I collaborate with clients to work toward their treatment goals for the reduction and elimination of symptoms. As a client, your treatment will be of the utmost importance to me and you'll be treated with dignity and respect.
(701) 291-8719 View (701) 291-8719
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Jerry Crimmins
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified Verified
Grand Forks, ND 58202  (Online Only)
Some of us simply communicate and convey our thoughts more effectively in writing. The face to face setting can be overwhelming at times. And some of us have incredibly busy lives that do not lend themselves to weekly in office therapy sessions. Or we need more help taking the skills that we are learning in therapy and applying them effectively outside of the session. And who has not had the experience where something major has happened in their lives, but they have to wait days or a week or more for their next therapy session?
Some of us simply communicate and convey our thoughts more effectively in writing. The face to face setting can be overwhelming at times. And some of us have incredibly busy lives that do not lend themselves to weekly in office therapy sessions. Or we need more help taking the skills that we are learning in therapy and applying them effectively outside of the session. And who has not had the experience where something major has happened in their lives, but they have to wait days or a week or more for their next therapy session?
(701) 291-8862 View (701) 291-8862
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Garrett Pollert
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Grand Forks, ND 58201
I am a clinical psychologist able to treat a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, binge eating, and trauma. All treatments are based on Cognitive Behavior Therapy principles and are structured individually to your needs. I provide an open, safe, non-judgmental space where we can collaboratively work to reduce your symptoms and improve your life. In treatment, we set individualized goals, create a treatment plan specific to your needs, and focus on the most effective and up-to-date treatment methods for the difficulties you've been experiencing.
I am a clinical psychologist able to treat a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, binge eating, and trauma. All treatments are based on Cognitive Behavior Therapy principles and are structured individually to your needs. I provide an open, safe, non-judgmental space where we can collaboratively work to reduce your symptoms and improve your life. In treatment, we set individualized goals, create a treatment plan specific to your needs, and focus on the most effective and up-to-date treatment methods for the difficulties you've been experiencing.
(405) 356-6045 View (405) 356-6045

Online Therapists

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Tim Clark
Counselor, LPCC, LMAC
Verified Verified
Fargo, ND 58104
Dealing with overwhelming stress is terrible. How many times have you “not made the smart choice” to cope with anxiety, stress or sadness? How often do you say to yourself “I hate feelings”? Do you often think “what is wrong with me, I know that was a terrible idea. I don’t even know what I was thinking?”. Maybe you even wonder if you are beyond helping, or that you have no idea where to start. Well, you might not be able to change things happening in your life, but you can change how you adapt and view those stressors.
Dealing with overwhelming stress is terrible. How many times have you “not made the smart choice” to cope with anxiety, stress or sadness? How often do you say to yourself “I hate feelings”? Do you often think “what is wrong with me, I know that was a terrible idea. I don’t even know what I was thinking?”. Maybe you even wonder if you are beyond helping, or that you have no idea where to start. Well, you might not be able to change things happening in your life, but you can change how you adapt and view those stressors.
(701) 436-1167 View (701) 436-1167
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John Perez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC-S, CCMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Fargo, ND 58104
Around 40% of the effectiveness of therapy is your relationship with your therapist! The next 30% is your own coping skill set. I pride myself in being a down to earth, relatable counselor, and I enjoy collaborating with my clients for their mental health care! With 18 years of well-rounded experience in the field, I use a combination of theories and techniques to first build a trusting and empowering relationship and then work together to reduce the suffering that comes from mental health issues or life's stressors. I believe clients are looking for connection and for a counselor they can relate to, to help with their problems!
Around 40% of the effectiveness of therapy is your relationship with your therapist! The next 30% is your own coping skill set. I pride myself in being a down to earth, relatable counselor, and I enjoy collaborating with my clients for their mental health care! With 18 years of well-rounded experience in the field, I use a combination of theories and techniques to first build a trusting and empowering relationship and then work together to reduce the suffering that comes from mental health issues or life's stressors. I believe clients are looking for connection and for a counselor they can relate to, to help with their problems!
(701) 561-0783 View (701) 561-0783
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Pfeifer Counseling Services
Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Fargo, ND 58104
If I were a baker or a mechanic, then who I am as a person wouldn't matter, as long as the donuts are good or your car gets fixed. However, with counseling, how you feel about your counselor matters significantly. Being a good fit is a necessity. I hope that this brief narrative gives you an idea of what working with me might look like so that you can make an informed decision if I'd be an appropriate fit for what you need. I value the science behind what we feel and why we feel it. I value humor. I value unconditional regard for those I serve. These are integral to my work.
If I were a baker or a mechanic, then who I am as a person wouldn't matter, as long as the donuts are good or your car gets fixed. However, with counseling, how you feel about your counselor matters significantly. Being a good fit is a necessity. I hope that this brief narrative gives you an idea of what working with me might look like so that you can make an informed decision if I'd be an appropriate fit for what you need. I value the science behind what we feel and why we feel it. I value humor. I value unconditional regard for those I serve. These are integral to my work.
(701) 253-1297 View (701) 253-1297
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Y-Knot Psychotherapy, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, MDiv, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Fargo, ND 58102  (Online Only)
Rev. Dr. Steven R. Giddens is a Lacanian Psychoanalyst who holds an LPC in ND and is an Ordained Minister in the United Church of Christ (UCC). Rev. Dr. Giddens is a Psychoanalyst Member of The School of Psychoanalysis of the Forums of the Lacanian Field (SPFLF). A member of the Colorado Analytic Forum of the Lacanian Field and member of the Clinical College of Colorado in Denver, CO.
Rev. Dr. Steven R. Giddens is a Lacanian Psychoanalyst who holds an LPC in ND and is an Ordained Minister in the United Church of Christ (UCC). Rev. Dr. Giddens is a Psychoanalyst Member of The School of Psychoanalysis of the Forums of the Lacanian Field (SPFLF). A member of the Colorado Analytic Forum of the Lacanian Field and member of the Clinical College of Colorado in Denver, CO.
(701) 929-7581 View (701) 929-7581
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Earl Truitt Wood
MA, LAPC
Verified Verified
Fargo, ND 58103  (Online Only)
It is important that my client wants to change and is motivated to do so. I use honesty and directness within session as strengths and celebrate clients for who they are. My ideal client is someone who is searching for more in life and wants someone to come alongside them to ask the hard questions, or to make the tough observations. I like to challenge clients to be the best they can be, for we all can do better, we can all be better; present company included. Growth and healing are a journey, not a destination. Faith is important and I welcome discussions of all faith/ideologies.
It is important that my client wants to change and is motivated to do so. I use honesty and directness within session as strengths and celebrate clients for who they are. My ideal client is someone who is searching for more in life and wants someone to come alongside them to ask the hard questions, or to make the tough observations. I like to challenge clients to be the best they can be, for we all can do better, we can all be better; present company included. Growth and healing are a journey, not a destination. Faith is important and I welcome discussions of all faith/ideologies.
(701) 712-6294 View (701) 712-6294
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Justin Boseck
Psychologist, PhD, LP, ABPdN, CBIS, CIC, NCSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fargo, ND 58103
Dr. Boseck specializes in the assessment of neurodevelopmental, acquired, and psychiatric disorders including Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, brain injury, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, learning disorders, and mood and behavioral dysregulation disorders, among others.
Dr. Boseck specializes in the assessment of neurodevelopmental, acquired, and psychiatric disorders including Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, brain injury, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, learning disorders, and mood and behavioral dysregulation disorders, among others.
(701) 253-1632 View (701) 253-1632
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Paul Afanasi Polanski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CFRC, MBA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fargo, ND 58103
I want you to imagine leaving your home in the morning, navigating the busy roads to work. You’re tired, barely focused and dreading the day ahead. You pull into the parking lot of your employer, taking a deep breath. You grab your work things and walk towards the office. You stop, frozen in the sea of mental waves, a thousand thoughts crashing into one another, unable to organize them. Everything stops for a moment, a beacon of clarity forms in the distance and you’re able to hear one calm thought. You ask yourself “am I on the right path?”
I want you to imagine leaving your home in the morning, navigating the busy roads to work. You’re tired, barely focused and dreading the day ahead. You pull into the parking lot of your employer, taking a deep breath. You grab your work things and walk towards the office. You stop, frozen in the sea of mental waves, a thousand thoughts crashing into one another, unable to organize them. Everything stops for a moment, a beacon of clarity forms in the distance and you’re able to hear one calm thought. You ask yourself “am I on the right path?”
(701) 291-7950 View (701) 291-7950
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Chad Joseph Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Fargo, ND 58104
My name is Chad Brown and I would really like to help you. I am a licensed clinical social worker with 20 plus years of experience working with individuals of all ages, treating a wide range of mental health concerns with expertise in working with Anxiety Disorders, including Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, Adjustment to Life Stressors, Self-esteem Issues, Grief and Loss, Anger, and ADHD. I do have a special interest and experience working with Self-Injury, Suicidal Ideation and Behaviors.
My name is Chad Brown and I would really like to help you. I am a licensed clinical social worker with 20 plus years of experience working with individuals of all ages, treating a wide range of mental health concerns with expertise in working with Anxiety Disorders, including Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, Adjustment to Life Stressors, Self-esteem Issues, Grief and Loss, Anger, and ADHD. I do have a special interest and experience working with Self-Injury, Suicidal Ideation and Behaviors.
(701) 248-7586 View (701) 248-7586
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Allen Irish-Zabolotny
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS, LPC, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
Fargo, ND 58104
My name is Allen and I want to thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, or feeling connected to others I would like to help. Many of my clients come to me because they no longer want to feel the way they do and simply want to feel better, have less anxiety, and to be confident to live the life they want. Some seek me out to utilize EMDR as a way to overcome their struggles. No matter what you may be struggling with, A2Z is here to help you through those struggles. Give me a call and leaving a voicemail will ensure a return call, as I may be with another client.
My name is Allen and I want to thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, or feeling connected to others I would like to help. Many of my clients come to me because they no longer want to feel the way they do and simply want to feel better, have less anxiety, and to be confident to live the life they want. Some seek me out to utilize EMDR as a way to overcome their struggles. No matter what you may be struggling with, A2Z is here to help you through those struggles. Give me a call and leaving a voicemail will ensure a return call, as I may be with another client.
(701) 205-1238 View (701) 205-1238
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Austen McFarren
Counselor, MS, ND LPCC, MN LPCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Fargo, ND 58104
Whether you were born with a genetic condition, or have had an injury in the last year, living with a disability that causes ongoing pain can seem hopeless. If your pain is impacting your relationships with family and friends, you're not alone. If your conditions interfere with your ability to do ever day tasks, you are worthy. If the quality of your life feels at the mercy of others, you can experience stability. If you are looking for someone who has experienced a similar path and has found a life worth living, start your therapy journey now.
Whether you were born with a genetic condition, or have had an injury in the last year, living with a disability that causes ongoing pain can seem hopeless. If your pain is impacting your relationships with family and friends, you're not alone. If your conditions interfere with your ability to do ever day tasks, you are worthy. If the quality of your life feels at the mercy of others, you can experience stability. If you are looking for someone who has experienced a similar path and has found a life worth living, start your therapy journey now.
(701) 394-5814 View (701) 394-5814
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Brian David Anderson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Fargo, ND 58103
I am a Licensed Master Social Worker and a Marine Corps veteran experienced in using a variety of theories (including CBT & ACT) to help clients dealing with symptoms such as anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and relationship issues. My background includes experience at North Central Human Services, The Domestic Crisis Center, and North Dakota State University Counseling Center.
I am a Licensed Master Social Worker and a Marine Corps veteran experienced in using a variety of theories (including CBT & ACT) to help clients dealing with symptoms such as anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and relationship issues. My background includes experience at North Central Human Services, The Domestic Crisis Center, and North Dakota State University Counseling Center.
(701) 248-4892 View (701) 248-4892
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James D Cronin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Fargo, ND 58103
Hello, I’m James Cronin. I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in North Dakota and Minnesota. More importantly, I’m in the business of helping people! For over 20 years I have worked passionately with individuals, couples and families to improve quality of life, reduce stress and navigate relationships. I believe every person is important! I believe people are capable of exploring life experiences to discover how their strengths can open doors to amazing opportunities for growth. If you are ready to start the journey of improving relationships and understanding yourself more completely don't hesitate to contact me.
Hello, I’m James Cronin. I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in North Dakota and Minnesota. More importantly, I’m in the business of helping people! For over 20 years I have worked passionately with individuals, couples and families to improve quality of life, reduce stress and navigate relationships. I believe every person is important! I believe people are capable of exploring life experiences to discover how their strengths can open doors to amazing opportunities for growth. If you are ready to start the journey of improving relationships and understanding yourself more completely don't hesitate to contact me.
(701) 809-9121 View (701) 809-9121
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Jerry Crimmins
Psychologist, PsyD, LP
Verified Verified
Fargo, ND 58102  (Online Only)
Some of us simply communicate and convey our thoughts more effectively in writing. The face to face setting can be overwhelming at times. And some of us have incredibly busy lives that do not lend themselves to weekly in office therapy sessions. Or we need more help taking the skills that we are learning in therapy and applying them effectively outside of the session. And who has not had the experience where something major has happened in their lives, but they have to wait days or a week or more for their next therapy session?
Some of us simply communicate and convey our thoughts more effectively in writing. The face to face setting can be overwhelming at times. And some of us have incredibly busy lives that do not lend themselves to weekly in office therapy sessions. Or we need more help taking the skills that we are learning in therapy and applying them effectively outside of the session. And who has not had the experience where something major has happened in their lives, but they have to wait days or a week or more for their next therapy session?
(651) 412-4521 View (651) 412-4521

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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.