Male Therapists in Davidson County, TN

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Panacea Mind-Body Center, LLC
Counselor, PhD, MA, MEd, LPC/NPT, EMDR
Verified Verified
Hermitage, TN 37076
As a psychotherapist for more than 30 years, I believe that therapeutic alliance between a therapist and client is most essential for successful treatment outcomes. It establishes trust, encourages collaboration, and reinforces realistic expectations that enable clients to achieve their unique abilities, strength, positive traits, talent, gifts and skills and should not be defined by their circumstances or diagnosis. While I cannot change the past, we can at least work together to figure out ways to promote values, unconditional self-acceptance, set goals that would lead to growth and development and overall wellbeing.
As a psychotherapist for more than 30 years, I believe that therapeutic alliance between a therapist and client is most essential for successful treatment outcomes. It establishes trust, encourages collaboration, and reinforces realistic expectations that enable clients to achieve their unique abilities, strength, positive traits, talent, gifts and skills and should not be defined by their circumstances or diagnosis. While I cannot change the past, we can at least work together to figure out ways to promote values, unconditional self-acceptance, set goals that would lead to growth and development and overall wellbeing.
(615) 208-6460 View (615) 208-6460
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Adam McCravy
Licensed Professional Counselor, Ed S, LPC, MHSP, (TEMP)
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37203
As a therapist, my approach to counseling is relational, collaborative, and hopeful. Regardless of the challenge that you are facing, I deeply believe that you already have in you everything you need to overcome it. Nothing is missing. You have what it takes. But sometimes there are obstacles standing in the way. My role as a therapist is to help remove the obstacles so that you can access the inner strength and ability that you already possess. It takes courage to say that something isn't working or that you want more or better from your life. It's my privilege as a therapist to join people as they do just that.
As a therapist, my approach to counseling is relational, collaborative, and hopeful. Regardless of the challenge that you are facing, I deeply believe that you already have in you everything you need to overcome it. Nothing is missing. You have what it takes. But sometimes there are obstacles standing in the way. My role as a therapist is to help remove the obstacles so that you can access the inner strength and ability that you already possess. It takes courage to say that something isn't working or that you want more or better from your life. It's my privilege as a therapist to join people as they do just that.
(615) 219-0837 View (615) 219-0837
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Sean Coyle
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37207
I help clients struggling with anxiety, depression, relationships, PTSD/trauma, motivation & life adjustments. It is not uncommon to find ourselves stuck or overwhelmed. We've often learned to neglect ourselves, our needs, and feel unable to call upon others when we need help. Many of us battle with feelings of shame and speak to ourselves in a critical voice. I believe this often comes from a place of wounding from our past that drives us further away from our true, authentic self. When we can learn how to care for ourselves in the way we needed in the past, we can shift our beliefs of ourselves and who we are in relation to others
I help clients struggling with anxiety, depression, relationships, PTSD/trauma, motivation & life adjustments. It is not uncommon to find ourselves stuck or overwhelmed. We've often learned to neglect ourselves, our needs, and feel unable to call upon others when we need help. Many of us battle with feelings of shame and speak to ourselves in a critical voice. I believe this often comes from a place of wounding from our past that drives us further away from our true, authentic self. When we can learn how to care for ourselves in the way we needed in the past, we can shift our beliefs of ourselves and who we are in relation to others
(615) 576-3751 View (615) 576-3751
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Tim Hollar
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPCMHSP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203
When things feel off or when you are not going in a direction that feels authentic you can feel or see it. I approach therapy through a lens of strength, the strength to be vulnerable, to take ownership of your story, and to learning about yourself to act out your values with integrity. My experience as a therapist has shown me any change can evoke grief, and that acceptance when things cannot or will not change can be hard too. Individual therapy can provide support for grief, depression, isolation, and anxiety. Couples therapy can strengthen connection and dreams in your relationship. You don’t need to be alone in your journey.
When things feel off or when you are not going in a direction that feels authentic you can feel or see it. I approach therapy through a lens of strength, the strength to be vulnerable, to take ownership of your story, and to learning about yourself to act out your values with integrity. My experience as a therapist has shown me any change can evoke grief, and that acceptance when things cannot or will not change can be hard too. Individual therapy can provide support for grief, depression, isolation, and anxiety. Couples therapy can strengthen connection and dreams in your relationship. You don’t need to be alone in your journey.
(615) 551-9427 View (615) 551-9427
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Chuck Hearn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37205
If you are looking for an experienced therapist, I have over 35 years working professionally in the Mental Health field. This includes working in hospital/treatment settings for family and personal addiction recovery, working at a community mental health center and 6 years working in a family counseling agency doing individual, family and group therapy. For the last 25 years, I have been in private practice seeing individual adults, currently through telehealth.
If you are looking for an experienced therapist, I have over 35 years working professionally in the Mental Health field. This includes working in hospital/treatment settings for family and personal addiction recovery, working at a community mental health center and 6 years working in a family counseling agency doing individual, family and group therapy. For the last 25 years, I have been in private practice seeing individual adults, currently through telehealth.
(615) 544-6620 View (615) 544-6620
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Jack Simon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37215
I bring a direct, yet compassionate approach to therapy. I am a firm believer in the power of utilizing humor and the importance of framing all goals in the reality of the client. I work best with individuals who focus on a journey of integrity versus a supposed destination of perfection. My ideal clients include individuals who are both new to the world of mental health as well as seasoned veterans who are looking to do some serious digging into their sense of self. These individuals are not looking for a cookie cutter version of happiness, but rather an honest exploration of truth and understanding of their own experience.
I bring a direct, yet compassionate approach to therapy. I am a firm believer in the power of utilizing humor and the importance of framing all goals in the reality of the client. I work best with individuals who focus on a journey of integrity versus a supposed destination of perfection. My ideal clients include individuals who are both new to the world of mental health as well as seasoned veterans who are looking to do some serious digging into their sense of self. These individuals are not looking for a cookie cutter version of happiness, but rather an honest exploration of truth and understanding of their own experience.
(615) 378-2606 View (615) 378-2606
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Kegan York
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37216
The clients that have had the most success in my counseling and coaching have three traits: 1) Life is not going how they wish it would. 2) They are tired of that feeling. 3) They are motivated to change their life to begin the journey towards their dreams. If you are struggling and are not sure where to turn next, let me help you reassess and reposition your life for the success and dreams you want.
The clients that have had the most success in my counseling and coaching have three traits: 1) Life is not going how they wish it would. 2) They are tired of that feeling. 3) They are motivated to change their life to begin the journey towards their dreams. If you are struggling and are not sure where to turn next, let me help you reassess and reposition your life for the success and dreams you want.
(615) 709-6142 View (615) 709-6142
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Tyson Marlow
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37208
Hello! I am greatly invested in social justice in all facets, particularly through therapeutic practice and healing, where my interests include exploring and understanding internalized oppression and it’s affects on marginalized communities, mental health counseling outcomes for men, and dismantling harmful stigmas in marginalized communities surrounding mental health. I am incredibly excited to be working under exceptional supervisors and clinicians who will help me begin this journey into the mental health field.
Hello! I am greatly invested in social justice in all facets, particularly through therapeutic practice and healing, where my interests include exploring and understanding internalized oppression and it’s affects on marginalized communities, mental health counseling outcomes for men, and dismantling harmful stigmas in marginalized communities surrounding mental health. I am incredibly excited to be working under exceptional supervisors and clinicians who will help me begin this journey into the mental health field.
(629) 263-7851 View (629) 263-7851
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Walker Duncan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37215
Wow! There are a LOT of therapists, right? Unless the criteria were super narrow, this list is likely a little overwhelming—a lot of acronyms, a lot of jargon and friendly smiles; maybe fewer cardigans than expected. It’s a lot to consider. For many of us, scrolling through lists like this can feel like running in quicksand. And if you tend to be hard on yourself, it's all the more difficult. Whether you're navigating major life shifts, struggling but still trying to pin down why, or just at a loss and unsure of where/how to start, stick with it. It's OK to take your time. There are lots of people on here who can help.
Wow! There are a LOT of therapists, right? Unless the criteria were super narrow, this list is likely a little overwhelming—a lot of acronyms, a lot of jargon and friendly smiles; maybe fewer cardigans than expected. It’s a lot to consider. For many of us, scrolling through lists like this can feel like running in quicksand. And if you tend to be hard on yourself, it's all the more difficult. Whether you're navigating major life shifts, struggling but still trying to pin down why, or just at a loss and unsure of where/how to start, stick with it. It's OK to take your time. There are lots of people on here who can help.
(615) 392-4594 View (615) 392-4594
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Chris O'Rear
Pastoral Counselor, MDiv, MMFT, LCPT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37205
I seek to be open and inclusive with each client. I am trained in in-depth psychotherapy and enjoy exploring the deeper roots of presenting problems with a goal of practical application of insight. I am a licensed Clinical Pastoral Therapist & clinical supervisor with over 25 years of experience. I particularly like working with couples in crisis. I have experience with clergy and clergy families, therapists, spiritual issues & issues of faith, Addiction Recovery, Anxiety, Depression, Grief & loss, Dilemmas in parenting, Premarital counseling, Relationship issues, Self-image issues, Stress & Trauma among other presenting issues.
I seek to be open and inclusive with each client. I am trained in in-depth psychotherapy and enjoy exploring the deeper roots of presenting problems with a goal of practical application of insight. I am a licensed Clinical Pastoral Therapist & clinical supervisor with over 25 years of experience. I particularly like working with couples in crisis. I have experience with clergy and clergy families, therapists, spiritual issues & issues of faith, Addiction Recovery, Anxiety, Depression, Grief & loss, Dilemmas in parenting, Premarital counseling, Relationship issues, Self-image issues, Stress & Trauma among other presenting issues.
(615) 645-2147 x701 View (615) 645-2147 x701
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Matt Reid
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37208
Hi, I’m Matt (he/him). I am trained as a Marriage and Family Therapist, which means I think a lot about how relationships shape our experience. This certainly includes relationships with partners, family, and friends, but also our relationships with self and the systems in which we live. Finding balance and harmony in these relationships can be challenging, if not overwhelming. I count it as a joy and privilege to be invited to ally with you in this pursuit.
Hi, I’m Matt (he/him). I am trained as a Marriage and Family Therapist, which means I think a lot about how relationships shape our experience. This certainly includes relationships with partners, family, and friends, but also our relationships with self and the systems in which we live. Finding balance and harmony in these relationships can be challenging, if not overwhelming. I count it as a joy and privilege to be invited to ally with you in this pursuit.
(615) 239-0090 View (615) 239-0090
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Dr. Tom Essary at Adhibitus LLC
Pastoral Counselor, PhD, MaCR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Joelton, TN 37080
It is my desire to assist families and individuals who are interested in improving their self-esteem, emotional intelligence, and spiritual well-being. Life is easier and more satisfying when we are at peace with ourselves. It is very important that everyone knows that there is Christian counseling and then there is secular psychology counseling. Adhibitus llc is a Christian Counseling group. At Adhibitus LLC we believe counseling should involve praying about the client’s difficulties and looking to the authority of the Bible for guidance. In this way, Adhibitus LLC seek to encourage clients to build a dependency on God.
It is my desire to assist families and individuals who are interested in improving their self-esteem, emotional intelligence, and spiritual well-being. Life is easier and more satisfying when we are at peace with ourselves. It is very important that everyone knows that there is Christian counseling and then there is secular psychology counseling. Adhibitus llc is a Christian Counseling group. At Adhibitus LLC we believe counseling should involve praying about the client’s difficulties and looking to the authority of the Bible for guidance. In this way, Adhibitus LLC seek to encourage clients to build a dependency on God.
(615) 235-5399 View (615) 235-5399
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Jaden Tabb
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hermitage, TN 37076
My role is to provide unconditional positive support for you during your therapy journey. I believe therapy works best when you are active in the session and we work together to develop your goals. I will bring genuineness, compassion, and sometimes humor to my sessions.
My role is to provide unconditional positive support for you during your therapy journey. I believe therapy works best when you are active in the session and we work together to develop your goals. I will bring genuineness, compassion, and sometimes humor to my sessions.
(629) 295-8517 View (629) 295-8517
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Tozia Ware
Pre-Licensed Professional, EdS, LPC, MHSP(t), NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37216
You're carrying the weight of navigating a world that often feels like it wasn't built for you. It can be brutal, the constant feeling of being on edge, the unseen barriers you face daily, and the overwhelming expectation to fit the “mold”. You're not alone. I'm here to help you heal, reclaim your life, and thrive. I understand that navigating these challenges can be incredibly difficult and that they can leave deep emotional scars. As a therapist working with individuals facing these issues, I deeply understand how these challenges can manifest and uniquely impact your life, and I recognize the interconnectedness between them.
You're carrying the weight of navigating a world that often feels like it wasn't built for you. It can be brutal, the constant feeling of being on edge, the unseen barriers you face daily, and the overwhelming expectation to fit the “mold”. You're not alone. I'm here to help you heal, reclaim your life, and thrive. I understand that navigating these challenges can be incredibly difficult and that they can leave deep emotional scars. As a therapist working with individuals facing these issues, I deeply understand how these challenges can manifest and uniquely impact your life, and I recognize the interconnectedness between them.
(615) 492-3564 View (615) 492-3564
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Brandon D. Macon
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37204
I accept Cigna and Aetna insurances. I offer a sliding scale fee ranging as low as $60. I wish to challenge certain stereotypes around mental health and invite anyone, regardless of their race and/or gender to reach out for psychological services if needed. I work with clients demonstrating a range of mental health concerns, including: anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, mood and personality disorders, life transitions and stress. My preference of clients is not limited to their race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation, but their devotion to their own mental well being.
I accept Cigna and Aetna insurances. I offer a sliding scale fee ranging as low as $60. I wish to challenge certain stereotypes around mental health and invite anyone, regardless of their race and/or gender to reach out for psychological services if needed. I work with clients demonstrating a range of mental health concerns, including: anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, mood and personality disorders, life transitions and stress. My preference of clients is not limited to their race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation, but their devotion to their own mental well being.
(615) 857-3281 View (615) 857-3281
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Benjamin Dixon
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37214
Choosing a therapist can be intimidating. I work to create a safe, supportive, and confidential space for you to take that step. I offer an authentic and personal connection with my clients so they can express and process their unique journey. Many of my clients struggle with emotional expression, connections with others, relationship issues, and trauma. I also have experience in addictions and family issues.
Choosing a therapist can be intimidating. I work to create a safe, supportive, and confidential space for you to take that step. I offer an authentic and personal connection with my clients so they can express and process their unique journey. Many of my clients struggle with emotional expression, connections with others, relationship issues, and trauma. I also have experience in addictions and family issues.
(615) 845-6742 View (615) 845-6742
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Cody Beatus
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203
As a post-master’s therapist at Nashville Center for Trauma and Psychotherapy, my goal is to establish a relationship with you based on warmth, acceptance, and understanding that provides you a safe place in which to explore your life and begin to heal. I take a holistic, trauma-informed, integrative approach to counseling that is firmly rooted in a person-centered perspective. I see my clients as being experts on themselves, and I am honored to be a part of their journey. I seek to tailor my work with each client to fit each client’s individual needs.
As a post-master’s therapist at Nashville Center for Trauma and Psychotherapy, my goal is to establish a relationship with you based on warmth, acceptance, and understanding that provides you a safe place in which to explore your life and begin to heal. I take a holistic, trauma-informed, integrative approach to counseling that is firmly rooted in a person-centered perspective. I see my clients as being experts on themselves, and I am honored to be a part of their journey. I seek to tailor my work with each client to fit each client’s individual needs.
(615) 461-4771 View (615) 461-4771
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Chad Douglas Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MPA
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37212
Welcome! You came here today for a reason. Maybe that’s an individual struggle, a relational conflict, you find yourself stuck in a transition or season of life, or you’re simply searching for ways to balance it all. I will help you understand the “why” and figure out the “how” as together we'll navigate your unique challenges to achieve a life of peace, purpose, and authenticity. My approach is collaboratively tailored to fit you, integrating evidence-based tools that work. We will go at your pace, but I will challenge you when needed. Most of all, you will feel heard, understood, and respected in our time together.
Welcome! You came here today for a reason. Maybe that’s an individual struggle, a relational conflict, you find yourself stuck in a transition or season of life, or you’re simply searching for ways to balance it all. I will help you understand the “why” and figure out the “how” as together we'll navigate your unique challenges to achieve a life of peace, purpose, and authenticity. My approach is collaboratively tailored to fit you, integrating evidence-based tools that work. We will go at your pace, but I will challenge you when needed. Most of all, you will feel heard, understood, and respected in our time together.
(615) 544-6639 View (615) 544-6639
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Ben Cook
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37215
I specialize in treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Anxiety, Depression, Substance Abuse, and working with couples on relationships. I work with adolescents and adults and provide therapy for people who feel like these issues are getting in the way of their goals, impacting their lives negatively, and feel stuck. My goal is to understand the obstacles that are holding you back and help you make the changes that you desire in your life. Change is hard and I'm here to provide guidance, techniques, strategies, and tools that you can use to begin making a difference in your life.
I specialize in treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Anxiety, Depression, Substance Abuse, and working with couples on relationships. I work with adolescents and adults and provide therapy for people who feel like these issues are getting in the way of their goals, impacting their lives negatively, and feel stuck. My goal is to understand the obstacles that are holding you back and help you make the changes that you desire in your life. Change is hard and I'm here to provide guidance, techniques, strategies, and tools that you can use to begin making a difference in your life.
(615) 900-2092 View (615) 900-2092
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Reid Horn
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Hermitage, TN 37076
At Horn Counseling, we are looking to work with individuals that are motivated to live the life they truly want, personally, in their relationships and community.
At Horn Counseling, we are looking to work with individuals that are motivated to live the life they truly want, personally, in their relationships and community.
(615) 265-6782 View (615) 265-6782

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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.