Male Therapists in Wayne County, NY

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Brian Philip Decker
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Ontario, NY 14519
I am eager to help individuals who feel stuck and emotionally overwhelmed. I want to help people see that there is hope through even the most hopeless of times. I have felt called to help people out of the dark corners of life so they can start living renewed lives.
I am eager to help individuals who feel stuck and emotionally overwhelmed. I want to help people see that there is hope through even the most hopeless of times. I have felt called to help people out of the dark corners of life so they can start living renewed lives.
(315) 951-4017 View (315) 951-4017
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Steven T Parshall
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Williamson, NY 14589
Life throws many different challenges at us, sometimes we just need to reset and seek some support to help us navigate confidently. Relationship issues, grief and loss, trauma, anxiety, self-esteem, and family challenges are all real issues that need our greatest attention. As a licensed mental health counselor, I will collaborate with my clients to identify their existing strengths, create and/or operationalize coping skills and mechanisms that will help them navigate life's challenging times.
Life throws many different challenges at us, sometimes we just need to reset and seek some support to help us navigate confidently. Relationship issues, grief and loss, trauma, anxiety, self-esteem, and family challenges are all real issues that need our greatest attention. As a licensed mental health counselor, I will collaborate with my clients to identify their existing strengths, create and/or operationalize coping skills and mechanisms that will help them navigate life's challenging times.
(315) 915-5753 View (315) 915-5753
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Kevin A Dickes
Mental Health Counselor, MS, MHC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Williamson, NY 14589
Each day we have a chance to strive to live a life that is authentic and genuine, a life that represents and reflects who we are as people. Oftentimes, that authentic and genuine person becomes derailed and buried beneath the weight of life stressors. These stressors present in the form of anxiety, depression, trauma, interpersonal conflicts, relationship conflicts, grief/loss, loss of meaning/purpose, and beyond. Sometimes the assistance of a helping hand, an open ear, and an attuned mind is all that's needed to help us return to living as our authentic selves.
Each day we have a chance to strive to live a life that is authentic and genuine, a life that represents and reflects who we are as people. Oftentimes, that authentic and genuine person becomes derailed and buried beneath the weight of life stressors. These stressors present in the form of anxiety, depression, trauma, interpersonal conflicts, relationship conflicts, grief/loss, loss of meaning/purpose, and beyond. Sometimes the assistance of a helping hand, an open ear, and an attuned mind is all that's needed to help us return to living as our authentic selves.
(315) 595-5078 View (315) 595-5078
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Steven Wolbeck
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sodus, NY 14551
Hello, my name is Steven Wolbeck, LCSW and my approach is walking beside people using insight, contemporary psychoanalysis, dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavior therapy and faith based interventions. My specialties are characterized in three main areas: anxiety, emotional disturbance and spirituality in an eclectic framework to cultivate a match between personal needs and interventions that work. I work with adults of all ages who are seeking assistance with anxiety, depression, life transitions, personal development and trauma.
Hello, my name is Steven Wolbeck, LCSW and my approach is walking beside people using insight, contemporary psychoanalysis, dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavior therapy and faith based interventions. My specialties are characterized in three main areas: anxiety, emotional disturbance and spirituality in an eclectic framework to cultivate a match between personal needs and interventions that work. I work with adults of all ages who are seeking assistance with anxiety, depression, life transitions, personal development and trauma.
(646) 466-6939 View (646) 466-6939
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Thomas E Whitt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Macedon, NY 14502
Relationships are blessings in our lives but often a source of deep pain. I see so many children, families, and couples distressed with life: unable to experience the blessings; and unable to find peace and satisfaction. In those situations, communication patterns are often marked with defensiveness, criticism, and sometimes even contempt. Sometimes families and couples have stopped talking altogether, unable to find the caring and understanding that once filled their relationships. My practice specializes in Couples/Family relationships and communication challenges - helping folks learn to listen, understand, and love.
Relationships are blessings in our lives but often a source of deep pain. I see so many children, families, and couples distressed with life: unable to experience the blessings; and unable to find peace and satisfaction. In those situations, communication patterns are often marked with defensiveness, criticism, and sometimes even contempt. Sometimes families and couples have stopped talking altogether, unable to find the caring and understanding that once filled their relationships. My practice specializes in Couples/Family relationships and communication challenges - helping folks learn to listen, understand, and love.
(585) 332-5611 View (585) 332-5611
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Gregory Duffy
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Ontario, NY 14519
As a counselor, I value having the opportunity to support those who are feeling down, depleted, or out of sync with their lives. I help engage clients in personal reflection and provide encouragement through times of transition and change. I work to build motivation for clients needing to move out of hopelessness. I am an experienced clinician who prioritizes providing a safe, compassionate, and respectful space for clients to grow. I specialize in addressing anxiety, depression, grief, life transitions, and autism supports. My approach blends cognitive behavioral therapy skills with supportive, person-centered discussions.
As a counselor, I value having the opportunity to support those who are feeling down, depleted, or out of sync with their lives. I help engage clients in personal reflection and provide encouragement through times of transition and change. I work to build motivation for clients needing to move out of hopelessness. I am an experienced clinician who prioritizes providing a safe, compassionate, and respectful space for clients to grow. I specialize in addressing anxiety, depression, grief, life transitions, and autism supports. My approach blends cognitive behavioral therapy skills with supportive, person-centered discussions.
(585) 645-0505 View (585) 645-0505

Online Therapists

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Avi Afek
Counselor, LMHC, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Buffalo, NY 14223  (Online Only)
We can't always choose our burdens, but we can choose how we carry them. Some of us learned the only way to protect ourselves was to isolate, not getting out of bed, endlessly scrolling, and pulling away from the world. Some learned to be on alert, plan for the worst, be ready to fight, and never let their guard down. The good news is we aren't destined to repeat the same patterns for the rest of our lives. Learning to trust ourselves and protecting ourselves in healthy ways rather than harmful ways is possible. Change, stability, and peace are within reach.
We can't always choose our burdens, but we can choose how we carry them. Some of us learned the only way to protect ourselves was to isolate, not getting out of bed, endlessly scrolling, and pulling away from the world. Some learned to be on alert, plan for the worst, be ready to fight, and never let their guard down. The good news is we aren't destined to repeat the same patterns for the rest of our lives. Learning to trust ourselves and protecting ourselves in healthy ways rather than harmful ways is possible. Change, stability, and peace are within reach.
(716) 340-0620 View (716) 340-0620
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Dr. Mitch and Lisa Marriages/Couples Workshops
PsyD, MSW, Life, Coach
Verified Verified
Syracuse, NY 13202
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Several Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Simply Does Not Work). During these 2 to 4 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
Relationships in Crisis: We Have Several Private Couples/Marriage Workshops & Individual Sessions, in order to Rapidly Accelerate Your Healing & Your Communication Process (Traditional 45 min. session Simply Does Not Work). During these 2 to 4 weeks, we will see both of you Together & Individually, as well as Help each of you Learn the Art of Empathy, Sensitivity & Compassion. These Workshops are Informative & Powerful, in order to Accelerate the Healing Process & Stop any further Damage from Occurring. In Addition, Our Success RATE is 85% of Our Couples that have Successfully Completed Our Couples Workshops or Alcohol Treatment.
(315) 902-7675 View (315) 902-7675
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Dr. Ernesto Michelucci
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsford, NY 14534
As a clinical psychologist, I can help you with relationship difficulties, managing important life transitions, minimizing depression and anxiety, and managing stress. In my profession, there is no worthwhile "cookie cutter" approach, therefore your personality and coping styles will be a key focus in my work with you towards developing new perspectives and new skills. My main goal is to keep learning and help my clients do the same. I now offer video online services. Please, contact me at 585-615-5036 or at emichelucci@gmail.com with any questions.
As a clinical psychologist, I can help you with relationship difficulties, managing important life transitions, minimizing depression and anxiety, and managing stress. In my profession, there is no worthwhile "cookie cutter" approach, therefore your personality and coping styles will be a key focus in my work with you towards developing new perspectives and new skills. My main goal is to keep learning and help my clients do the same. I now offer video online services. Please, contact me at 585-615-5036 or at emichelucci@gmail.com with any questions.
(585) 598-9661 View (585) 598-9661
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James D Thauer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Williamsville, NY 14221
Hi, I'm James and I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I specialize in working with couples to improve communication, conflict resolution, connection, and infidelity. I also work with individuals who have concerns such as anxiety, depression, divorce, navigating family dynamics, loss, self-esteem, and a variety of other intra-personal concerns. I work collaboratively with clients to set goals, identify problematic patterns, increase awareness of patterns, and change or break those patterns. I have a down to earth approach and avoid the use of jargon. I make therapy approachable for even the biggest of skeptics.
Hi, I'm James and I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I specialize in working with couples to improve communication, conflict resolution, connection, and infidelity. I also work with individuals who have concerns such as anxiety, depression, divorce, navigating family dynamics, loss, self-esteem, and a variety of other intra-personal concerns. I work collaboratively with clients to set goals, identify problematic patterns, increase awareness of patterns, and change or break those patterns. I have a down to earth approach and avoid the use of jargon. I make therapy approachable for even the biggest of skeptics.
(716) 466-5358 View (716) 466-5358
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Richard K Chapman V
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Syracuse, NY 13219
Do you ever feel as though the natural approach we take to overcoming stress or “symptoms” ends up with us spinning our wheels, trying to avoid thoughts or feelings? Maybe what we really need to practice is inviting them in and fully experiencing the present moment. I have dedicated my career to helping clients overcome what life throws at them. It can be rejuvenating to try something completely new, a complete 180 to the way we were taught to interact with our inner world
Do you ever feel as though the natural approach we take to overcoming stress or “symptoms” ends up with us spinning our wheels, trying to avoid thoughts or feelings? Maybe what we really need to practice is inviting them in and fully experiencing the present moment. I have dedicated my career to helping clients overcome what life throws at them. It can be rejuvenating to try something completely new, a complete 180 to the way we were taught to interact with our inner world
(315) 329-6010 View (315) 329-6010
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RNR Counseling Services LCSW, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
West Seneca, NY 14224
My name is Rich Rutherford, LCSW therapist and owner of RNR Counseling Services. I am available in the evening Mon-Thurs and on Sat and Sun if needed for sessions. I have provided therapy to both children and adults in my career with great success. I enjoy working with children on self-esteem and bullying issues as well as working with children to improve school performance and overall family functioning. I enjoy helping adults process trauma and develop coping skills. I currently take Aetna and Cigna insurances as well as private pay. I hope to get credentialed to take other insurances in the near future.
My name is Rich Rutherford, LCSW therapist and owner of RNR Counseling Services. I am available in the evening Mon-Thurs and on Sat and Sun if needed for sessions. I have provided therapy to both children and adults in my career with great success. I enjoy working with children on self-esteem and bullying issues as well as working with children to improve school performance and overall family functioning. I enjoy helping adults process trauma and develop coping skills. I currently take Aetna and Cigna insurances as well as private pay. I hope to get credentialed to take other insurances in the near future.
(716) 567-8303 View (716) 567-8303
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Paul R Wilson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Rochester, NY 14605
Dealing with trauma, depression, and anxiety can be incredibly challenging. The consequences of trauma often include struggling with long-term depression & anxiety. Moreover, one can just feel overwhelmed from everyday societal pressures like interpersonal issues, financial stress and the climate crisis. Everyone deserves a safe space to explore their thoughts and feelings without judgment and I am here to help you do that.
Dealing with trauma, depression, and anxiety can be incredibly challenging. The consequences of trauma often include struggling with long-term depression & anxiety. Moreover, one can just feel overwhelmed from everyday societal pressures like interpersonal issues, financial stress and the climate crisis. Everyone deserves a safe space to explore their thoughts and feelings without judgment and I am here to help you do that.
(585) 634-3352 View (585) 634-3352
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Andrew Schaus
MEd, MHC-P
Verified Verified
Amherst, NY 14221
Do you feel like you are treating water and can just barely keeping your head above water? I want to share with you that you are not alone in this feeling. Many people feel this way and it is okay to ask for help. I am a counselor who works with individuals, couples, and families to help address a variety of issues that have affected a person’s day-to-day life. I believe that in order for healing and progress to be made we must work together as a team, creating a safe place free of judgment.
Do you feel like you are treating water and can just barely keeping your head above water? I want to share with you that you are not alone in this feeling. Many people feel this way and it is okay to ask for help. I am a counselor who works with individuals, couples, and families to help address a variety of issues that have affected a person’s day-to-day life. I believe that in order for healing and progress to be made we must work together as a team, creating a safe place free of judgment.
(716) 588-2958 x112 View (716) 588-2958 x112
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Evolution Mental Health Counseling
Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified Verified
Johnson City, NY 13790
While we accommodate all problems at Evolution Mental Health Counseling, I, Eli Kassis, find the most reward in helping couples attain their goals. My clients overall happiness is very important to me. I find my work most rewarding when it positively enriches their life. Our offices are confidential, sound proofed, and provide a soothing atmosphere conducive to relaxation. With 8 counselors to choose from. We can get you in right away at the time that works best for you.
While we accommodate all problems at Evolution Mental Health Counseling, I, Eli Kassis, find the most reward in helping couples attain their goals. My clients overall happiness is very important to me. I find my work most rewarding when it positively enriches their life. Our offices are confidential, sound proofed, and provide a soothing atmosphere conducive to relaxation. With 8 counselors to choose from. We can get you in right away at the time that works best for you.
(607) 229-1521 View (607) 229-1521
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Mitchell Bobrow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Ithaca, NY 14850
When life becomes more of a mystery to embrace than a series of problems to solve, a shift or crack occurs in our perspective. This crack allows the light and miracle of peace and intimacy to gently blossom. Leaning into mystery and discovering intimacy has been at the core of both my personal and professional journey. Of course, life is always going to be a series of problems to solve. That’s the content of our lives. But when mystery is the lens or context from which these problems are viewed, the problems look and feel differently. We start noticing options. Transformation becomes accessible.
When life becomes more of a mystery to embrace than a series of problems to solve, a shift or crack occurs in our perspective. This crack allows the light and miracle of peace and intimacy to gently blossom. Leaning into mystery and discovering intimacy has been at the core of both my personal and professional journey. Of course, life is always going to be a series of problems to solve. That’s the content of our lives. But when mystery is the lens or context from which these problems are viewed, the problems look and feel differently. We start noticing options. Transformation becomes accessible.
(607) 527-2190 View (607) 527-2190
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Timothy M Pieczonka
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Amherst, NY 14228
We all face changes in our daily lives, it just depends on where those challenges come from and how you handle them. Sometimes family, friends or other areas cause one to struggle and seek guidance. Other times it is about improving a break-down in communication between parent and child, by improving interactions and communication. I understand the importance of setting reasonable expectations and helping the family to reach success as quickly as possible. I am a skilled therapist, with over ten years of experience, offering a safe place to explore challenges and make potential life changes.
We all face changes in our daily lives, it just depends on where those challenges come from and how you handle them. Sometimes family, friends or other areas cause one to struggle and seek guidance. Other times it is about improving a break-down in communication between parent and child, by improving interactions and communication. I understand the importance of setting reasonable expectations and helping the family to reach success as quickly as possible. I am a skilled therapist, with over ten years of experience, offering a safe place to explore challenges and make potential life changes.
(716) 293-0035 View (716) 293-0035
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Jody Babb
Counselor, MSEd, LMHC, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Rochester, NY 14624  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with everyday life stressors? Perhaps you have anxiety, depression, or just not feeling like your usual self. Do you have racing thoughts, loss of sleep, lack of motivation? Maybe you are telling yourself "life has been more overwhelming than usual, I just want things to be different." You might say you are ok but you feel like you are wearing a mask, and you have a hard time functioning. Are your relationships suffering? Are you feeling like you don't want to get out of bed or go to work? Lost that spiritual connection? Maybe, you want to learn healthier ways to cope. Today you take back your life!
Are you struggling with everyday life stressors? Perhaps you have anxiety, depression, or just not feeling like your usual self. Do you have racing thoughts, loss of sleep, lack of motivation? Maybe you are telling yourself "life has been more overwhelming than usual, I just want things to be different." You might say you are ok but you feel like you are wearing a mask, and you have a hard time functioning. Are your relationships suffering? Are you feeling like you don't want to get out of bed or go to work? Lost that spiritual connection? Maybe, you want to learn healthier ways to cope. Today you take back your life!
(585) 312-6971 View (585) 312-6971
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Ryan Phillips
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Buffalo, NY 14213  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Throughout the course of life, one is bound to combat various obstacles. With support and guidance, anyone can overcome these difficulties. Beginning the journey of therapy is a monumental step towards wellness. It requires true vulnerability to allow someone to listen to your experiences. This is one of the reasons I thoroughly enjoy providing therapy. My goal is to assist you in achieving wellness through a collaborative approach designed specifically for you.
Throughout the course of life, one is bound to combat various obstacles. With support and guidance, anyone can overcome these difficulties. Beginning the journey of therapy is a monumental step towards wellness. It requires true vulnerability to allow someone to listen to your experiences. This is one of the reasons I thoroughly enjoy providing therapy. My goal is to assist you in achieving wellness through a collaborative approach designed specifically for you.
(716) 403-0996 View (716) 403-0996
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David G. Markham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Brockport, NY 14420
I use a short term, practical psychotherapy approach. I believe that all human beings have problems at various points in their lives and that these problems can best be dealt with in an objective, honest, and caring climate. Labeling, stigmatizing and categorizing people often makes problems worse. Objective, and yet personal, individualized treatment approaches are always taken. While the goal of therapy is to minimize, if not eliminate, the problems people struggle against, it is also important to recognize, acknowledge, and enhance people's talents, abilities, and strengths. Client confidentiality is rigorously maintained at all times.
I use a short term, practical psychotherapy approach. I believe that all human beings have problems at various points in their lives and that these problems can best be dealt with in an objective, honest, and caring climate. Labeling, stigmatizing and categorizing people often makes problems worse. Objective, and yet personal, individualized treatment approaches are always taken. While the goal of therapy is to minimize, if not eliminate, the problems people struggle against, it is also important to recognize, acknowledge, and enhance people's talents, abilities, and strengths. Client confidentiality is rigorously maintained at all times.
(585) 596-8250 View (585) 596-8250

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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.