Male Therapists in Portland, OR

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Glenn Goldman
MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97213
Life's difficulties provide us with an opportunity for healing and personal growth. My counseling practice helps people take advantage of these opportunities by encouraging self-knowledge and understanding. Whether you are struggling with new, unexpected pain or you want to work on a long-standing issue, I can provide you with the professional guidance to help you through grief and loss, anxiety and worry, depression, destructive anger patterns, addictive behaviors, relationship problems, family of origin issues, childhood sexual abuse, sexual identity issues, recovery from harmful religious indoctrination, and spiritual struggles.
Life's difficulties provide us with an opportunity for healing and personal growth. My counseling practice helps people take advantage of these opportunities by encouraging self-knowledge and understanding. Whether you are struggling with new, unexpected pain or you want to work on a long-standing issue, I can provide you with the professional guidance to help you through grief and loss, anxiety and worry, depression, destructive anger patterns, addictive behaviors, relationship problems, family of origin issues, childhood sexual abuse, sexual identity issues, recovery from harmful religious indoctrination, and spiritual struggles.
(971) 832-9952 View (971) 832-9952
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William Walker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97202  (Online Only)
I provide a supportive and compassionate environment to give my clients space to process past trauma, current stress, and anxiety about the future. My practice integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Polyvagal Theory, mindfulness training, and Eye Movement Reprocessing and Desensitization (EMDR). Using these frameworks we will examine how past experiences impact your current functioning. We will identify traumatic experiences, dysfunctional thoughts and destructive behavior patterns. Then use EMDR and talk therapy to shift the beliefs that reinforce these habits to relieve psychological and emotional suffering.
I provide a supportive and compassionate environment to give my clients space to process past trauma, current stress, and anxiety about the future. My practice integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Polyvagal Theory, mindfulness training, and Eye Movement Reprocessing and Desensitization (EMDR). Using these frameworks we will examine how past experiences impact your current functioning. We will identify traumatic experiences, dysfunctional thoughts and destructive behavior patterns. Then use EMDR and talk therapy to shift the beliefs that reinforce these habits to relieve psychological and emotional suffering.
(503) 966-9159 View (503) 966-9159
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Mark Schorr
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CADCI, LMHC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97239
The greatest joy comes when clients break free of painful patterns and move to feeling comfortable with life. I've been a counselor for 25 years, with extensive experience helping those struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, and addictions. Getting at underlying issues of shame, loss of control and grief changes lives. When therapy works there's more than just insight; clients feel it in their heart as well as their head. Those around them see that they have a life worth living with more happiness and better handling of the inevitable potholes.
The greatest joy comes when clients break free of painful patterns and move to feeling comfortable with life. I've been a counselor for 25 years, with extensive experience helping those struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, and addictions. Getting at underlying issues of shame, loss of control and grief changes lives. When therapy works there's more than just insight; clients feel it in their heart as well as their head. Those around them see that they have a life worth living with more happiness and better handling of the inevitable potholes.
(503) 379-9857 View (503) 379-9857
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Josiah Biles
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97239
Hello! I am excited to meet you and work with you towards meeting your mental health goals. A little about me: I am a pre-licensed therapist working towards my master's degree in counseling at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. I am an avid runner, reader, and sourdough bread enthusiast, and enjoy getting outdoors with my spouse and toddler. I enjoy working with clients along a wide spectrum of issues, including anxiety, depression, life transitions, anger, and trauma.
Hello! I am excited to meet you and work with you towards meeting your mental health goals. A little about me: I am a pre-licensed therapist working towards my master's degree in counseling at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. I am an avid runner, reader, and sourdough bread enthusiast, and enjoy getting outdoors with my spouse and toddler. I enjoy working with clients along a wide spectrum of issues, including anxiety, depression, life transitions, anger, and trauma.
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Dr. Brad Schultz
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97221  (Online Only)
Dr. Brad Schultz is a licensed Psychologist in Oregon, Washington, and Hawaii. He is the Director of Operations at Collective Care Clinic, LLC (Intensive Outpatient Program, Partial Hospitalization Program). He is an expert in the treatment of OCD and Anxiety-related disorders uses up-to-date evidence- based treatment modalities: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (E/RP), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). He seeks to create a supportive, curious, and relational space in order to target your main areas of concern.
Dr. Brad Schultz is a licensed Psychologist in Oregon, Washington, and Hawaii. He is the Director of Operations at Collective Care Clinic, LLC (Intensive Outpatient Program, Partial Hospitalization Program). He is an expert in the treatment of OCD and Anxiety-related disorders uses up-to-date evidence- based treatment modalities: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (E/RP), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). He seeks to create a supportive, curious, and relational space in order to target your main areas of concern.
(503) 809-5899 View (503) 809-5899
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Gary Moran
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97214  (Online Only)
Do you feel alone in your relationships, or are you having difficulty connecting with others at all? Are you wanting to live a life of meaning and purpose, but don't know how to find it? If you are wanting better connections with those around you, and want to step into living a whole, healthy life, you don't need to suffer. I'd love to work with you. I especially enjoy working with male-identified clients who are highly motivated to take a risk and make a change in their lives. (Note: I am best reached via email.)
Do you feel alone in your relationships, or are you having difficulty connecting with others at all? Are you wanting to live a life of meaning and purpose, but don't know how to find it? If you are wanting better connections with those around you, and want to step into living a whole, healthy life, you don't need to suffer. I'd love to work with you. I especially enjoy working with male-identified clients who are highly motivated to take a risk and make a change in their lives. (Note: I am best reached via email.)
(971) 314-4870 View (971) 314-4870
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Ryan Leiderman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97214  (Online Only)
Now accepting new clients. I help people seeking greater peace, joy, and clarity in their lives. I have experience helping adults and adolescents dealing with struggles like anxiety, depression, substance misuse, existential concerns, and relationship problems. If you are new to counseling or returning to the path, I congratulate you on taking this step and welcome you to contact me for a free 15 minute consultation.
Now accepting new clients. I help people seeking greater peace, joy, and clarity in their lives. I have experience helping adults and adolescents dealing with struggles like anxiety, depression, substance misuse, existential concerns, and relationship problems. If you are new to counseling or returning to the path, I congratulate you on taking this step and welcome you to contact me for a free 15 minute consultation.
(503) 713-6871 View (503) 713-6871
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Brandon Houston
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97220  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I wish to honor the struggle bringing you to therapy while holding the possibility for real, long lasting transformation. My intention is to create a space where you feel safe and capable of holding your experiences in new ways. From this space of self-acceptance, we will begin to explore the ways in which your natural expression has been distorted. In essence, you will recognize and work with the blocks limiting your life.
I wish to honor the struggle bringing you to therapy while holding the possibility for real, long lasting transformation. My intention is to create a space where you feel safe and capable of holding your experiences in new ways. From this space of self-acceptance, we will begin to explore the ways in which your natural expression has been distorted. In essence, you will recognize and work with the blocks limiting your life.
(971) 234-9578 View (971) 234-9578
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Zach Meints
Clinical Social Work Associate, CSWA
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97266  (Online Only)
As a therapist, I’m inspired by being a part of the growth and healing process. Personally and professionally, I value bringing more kindness, vulnerability, self-compassion and creativity to the world. I enjoy working with a large range of clients and I specialize in helping clients heal from depression and anxiety, improve their interpersonal skills and overcome unwanted habits. I focus on creating a therapeutic atmosphere where people can truly feel safe, grounded, and open to exploration. Working with me means we will explore evidence based approaches and techniques, in a flexible way with attention to your needs.
As a therapist, I’m inspired by being a part of the growth and healing process. Personally and professionally, I value bringing more kindness, vulnerability, self-compassion and creativity to the world. I enjoy working with a large range of clients and I specialize in helping clients heal from depression and anxiety, improve their interpersonal skills and overcome unwanted habits. I focus on creating a therapeutic atmosphere where people can truly feel safe, grounded, and open to exploration. Working with me means we will explore evidence based approaches and techniques, in a flexible way with attention to your needs.
(503) 739-9095 View (503) 739-9095
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Mark Owens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97205
Waitlist for new clients
Confidence, connection, and clarity. Good therapy makes these qualities more available to you. With respectful attention, I offer help to meet personal challenges, strengthen relationships, and stand your ground. I aim to understand your concerns with sophistication and insight. I believe that vitality, purpose, and enjoyment can be a regular part of life.
Confidence, connection, and clarity. Good therapy makes these qualities more available to you. With respectful attention, I offer help to meet personal challenges, strengthen relationships, and stand your ground. I aim to understand your concerns with sophistication and insight. I believe that vitality, purpose, and enjoyment can be a regular part of life.
(503) 985-6917 View (503) 985-6917
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Donald D. Cohen, Ph.D.
Psychologist, MSW, PhD
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97205
I am interested in helping people with primary attachment issues. I work with couples dealing directly with their attachment problems with each other. I work with individuals who are looking internally to figure out their obstacles to developing intimate partnerships. In both my individual and couples work I usually explore the family of origin as one source of understanding and improving love relationships. My style is collaborative and exploratory while I maintain a hopefully transparent point of view. I look at psychotherapy as an unusual conversation where both people are focused on one to help that person grow and change.
I am interested in helping people with primary attachment issues. I work with couples dealing directly with their attachment problems with each other. I work with individuals who are looking internally to figure out their obstacles to developing intimate partnerships. In both my individual and couples work I usually explore the family of origin as one source of understanding and improving love relationships. My style is collaborative and exploratory while I maintain a hopefully transparent point of view. I look at psychotherapy as an unusual conversation where both people are focused on one to help that person grow and change.
(503) 336-9737 View (503) 336-9737
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Korel Ponti-Foss
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97203
My goal is to help you regain purpose, be more authentic, and enjoy life and your relationships again. I am trained in Brainspotting therapy which provides a brain-body processing option for difficult-to-change ongoing challenges that talk therapy has not been able to change. Brainspotting is useful for such things as difficult to treat trauma, anxiety, depression, or impulse control, as well as improving things such as performance anxiety, physical pain, and addiction. I also offer a LGBTQ and polyamorous safe counseling experience and provide informed relationship and family counseling for these communities.
My goal is to help you regain purpose, be more authentic, and enjoy life and your relationships again. I am trained in Brainspotting therapy which provides a brain-body processing option for difficult-to-change ongoing challenges that talk therapy has not been able to change. Brainspotting is useful for such things as difficult to treat trauma, anxiety, depression, or impulse control, as well as improving things such as performance anxiety, physical pain, and addiction. I also offer a LGBTQ and polyamorous safe counseling experience and provide informed relationship and family counseling for these communities.
(971) 252-5948 View (971) 252-5948
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Daniel Gilbride, LPC, Private Practice
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MRC, LPC
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97219  (Online Only)
I believe each individual has both the capacity and the right to change and to grow. It is my duty to be aware of the whole person and never to reduce him or her to a mental health challenge or diagnosis. Whole people have their own set of circumstances physically, emotionally, educationally and spiritually as well as other facets. I subscribe to a meta-approach. I employ multiple types of treatment modalities. I take these and with the person being served, weave a set of treatments that will best address whatever needs are being presented as obstacles to thriving.
I believe each individual has both the capacity and the right to change and to grow. It is my duty to be aware of the whole person and never to reduce him or her to a mental health challenge or diagnosis. Whole people have their own set of circumstances physically, emotionally, educationally and spiritually as well as other facets. I subscribe to a meta-approach. I employ multiple types of treatment modalities. I take these and with the person being served, weave a set of treatments that will best address whatever needs are being presented as obstacles to thriving.
(503) 925-5037 View (503) 925-5037
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George Lewis
Professional Counselor Associate, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97206
People seek therapy for many reasons, but one thing just about everyone entering therapy has in common is a feeling that something needs to change for life to become more fulfilling. Whether you’re encountering difficulties in personal relationships, grief and loss, work-related stress, a life transition, low self-esteem, the emotional impacts of traumatic experiences, or struggling with constellations of symptoms commonly referred to as “depression” or “anxiety,” I honor your individuality and tailor my approach to meeting your unique needs.
People seek therapy for many reasons, but one thing just about everyone entering therapy has in common is a feeling that something needs to change for life to become more fulfilling. Whether you’re encountering difficulties in personal relationships, grief and loss, work-related stress, a life transition, low self-esteem, the emotional impacts of traumatic experiences, or struggling with constellations of symptoms commonly referred to as “depression” or “anxiety,” I honor your individuality and tailor my approach to meeting your unique needs.
(503) 893-8055 View (503) 893-8055
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Jeff Whritenour
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97209
I assist adults and couples with psycho-spiritual practices, relationships, parenting, life transitions, anxiety/depression, and loss. My practice is oriented toward psychological and spiritual integration. Through a combination of mindfulness, somatic and systems therapies, clients develop deeper relationship with all aspects of themself. Together, we'll help you access more Love and appreciation for parts of yourself you may judge harshly; and look for guidance from the Wisdom that you already embody.
I assist adults and couples with psycho-spiritual practices, relationships, parenting, life transitions, anxiety/depression, and loss. My practice is oriented toward psychological and spiritual integration. Through a combination of mindfulness, somatic and systems therapies, clients develop deeper relationship with all aspects of themself. Together, we'll help you access more Love and appreciation for parts of yourself you may judge harshly; and look for guidance from the Wisdom that you already embody.
(503) 567-4975 View (503) 567-4975
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Ryan T Samples
Professional Counselor Associate, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97223
Have growing anxiety and stress that is becoming unmanageable? Feeling angry? Feeling stuck in the past or numb in the present? Having trouble sleeping? Find yourself being over critical of yourself? In a messy relationship and unsure what you can or want to do? Maybe frustrated with work and curious about a new career path but not sure where to start? It is not hard to find people around us who want to tell us what to think and how to act. What is hard to find is a space that is quiet and safe, that allows us the ability to recognize our own feelings and align them with our own thoughts.
Have growing anxiety and stress that is becoming unmanageable? Feeling angry? Feeling stuck in the past or numb in the present? Having trouble sleeping? Find yourself being over critical of yourself? In a messy relationship and unsure what you can or want to do? Maybe frustrated with work and curious about a new career path but not sure where to start? It is not hard to find people around us who want to tell us what to think and how to act. What is hard to find is a space that is quiet and safe, that allows us the ability to recognize our own feelings and align them with our own thoughts.
(503) 868-0513 View (503) 868-0513
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Matty Byloos
Professional Counselor Associate
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97215
I work with a range of issues (depression, anxiety, addiction, creativity/inspiration, relationships, job stress, grief/loss) and offer both long- and short-term therapy. I work collaboratively with clients to understand their current experience and to identify realistic steps to facilitate change in order to better serve life goals. I encourage active engagement in treatment to better support greater and long-term desired change and will serve as an advocate on your behalf in these pursuits.
I work with a range of issues (depression, anxiety, addiction, creativity/inspiration, relationships, job stress, grief/loss) and offer both long- and short-term therapy. I work collaboratively with clients to understand their current experience and to identify realistic steps to facilitate change in order to better serve life goals. I encourage active engagement in treatment to better support greater and long-term desired change and will serve as an advocate on your behalf in these pursuits.
(971) 247-1508 View (971) 247-1508
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Kit Kryger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97202
Everyone goes through challenges situations in life and while you my have successfully navigated through other difficulties you've faced, there's nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when you need it, in fact, therapy is for people who have enough self-awareness to realize they need a helping hand, and that is something to be admired. If you struggle with anxiety, depression, marital/relational difficulties and are committed to making long lasting changes in your life by acquiring the long-lasting benefits and tools you need to avoid triggers, re-direct damaging patterns, and overcome those challenges-take the first step.
Everyone goes through challenges situations in life and while you my have successfully navigated through other difficulties you've faced, there's nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when you need it, in fact, therapy is for people who have enough self-awareness to realize they need a helping hand, and that is something to be admired. If you struggle with anxiety, depression, marital/relational difficulties and are committed to making long lasting changes in your life by acquiring the long-lasting benefits and tools you need to avoid triggers, re-direct damaging patterns, and overcome those challenges-take the first step.
(971) 351-2323 View (971) 351-2323
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Gregory Kaplan
Professional Counselor Associate, MA, PhD
Verified Verified
Portland, OR 97239
Therapy provides a connection and opportunity to grow and change within challenging circumstances. My clients experience(d) abuse, neglect, or oppression; grieve unbearable loss; seek to modulate anger or battle low self-esteem; question religious/spiritual/political values; navigate conflict; express themselves creatively; integrate a transformative event (e.g. plant medicine); and unlearn their gender or racial conditioning. You can correct course from historical patterns. Men, families, highly sensitive people, exvangelicals, and relatives of someone with a personality disorder are among clients I have worked well with.
Therapy provides a connection and opportunity to grow and change within challenging circumstances. My clients experience(d) abuse, neglect, or oppression; grieve unbearable loss; seek to modulate anger or battle low self-esteem; question religious/spiritual/political values; navigate conflict; express themselves creatively; integrate a transformative event (e.g. plant medicine); and unlearn their gender or racial conditioning. You can correct course from historical patterns. Men, families, highly sensitive people, exvangelicals, and relatives of someone with a personality disorder are among clients I have worked well with.
(503) 483-6695 View (503) 483-6695
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Kevin Menasco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Portland, OR 97202  (Online Only)
I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), an evidence based treatment designed to work with individuals and families affected by all specialties and issues listed on my page. Treating challenges like anxiety, depression and OCD, requires a collaborative and supportive process tailored to each individual. With the right treatment it is possible to see significant changes in symptoms so you can spend more time pursing what is most important to you. I offer telehealth based appointments within the states of Oregon, Vermont, and New Hampshire and offer in-person appointments within the Portland, OR area.
I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), an evidence based treatment designed to work with individuals and families affected by all specialties and issues listed on my page. Treating challenges like anxiety, depression and OCD, requires a collaborative and supportive process tailored to each individual. With the right treatment it is possible to see significant changes in symptoms so you can spend more time pursing what is most important to you. I offer telehealth based appointments within the states of Oregon, Vermont, and New Hampshire and offer in-person appointments within the Portland, OR area.
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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.