Male Therapists in Nashville, TN

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Jeremy Lehmann
Marriage & Family Therapist, MMFC/T, SEP
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203
Do you find yourself stuck in survival mode, no matter what you try? Does it feel like you’re always in overdrive or that the smallest things keep setting you off? Are you on edge even with people you know are safe? Maybe your go-to coping skills just aren’t working like they used to. Maybe this has been your default for so long that you can’t remember a time when things were different. One thing is for sure: you're ready for some lasting change. You're ready to change the patterns that are holding you down and limiting your potential. Most of all, you're ready to feel more connected to yourself and the people you care about.
Do you find yourself stuck in survival mode, no matter what you try? Does it feel like you’re always in overdrive or that the smallest things keep setting you off? Are you on edge even with people you know are safe? Maybe your go-to coping skills just aren’t working like they used to. Maybe this has been your default for so long that you can’t remember a time when things were different. One thing is for sure: you're ready for some lasting change. You're ready to change the patterns that are holding you down and limiting your potential. Most of all, you're ready to feel more connected to yourself and the people you care about.
(615) 392-3654 View (615) 392-3654
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Ira Helderman
Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37212
Together we will find the right path, and right set of practical tools, to help you overcome obstacles and become your best self. After over a decade-and-a-half working in mental health, I am skilled in the latest, evidence-based therapies available (e.g., Relational Mindfulness and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy). But no single approach works for all people at all times and, remaining flexible, we will create a safe therapeutic environment with the best combination of techniques that works for you. So many different psychotherapies exist today because there is no one approach that works at all times.
Together we will find the right path, and right set of practical tools, to help you overcome obstacles and become your best self. After over a decade-and-a-half working in mental health, I am skilled in the latest, evidence-based therapies available (e.g., Relational Mindfulness and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy). But no single approach works for all people at all times and, remaining flexible, we will create a safe therapeutic environment with the best combination of techniques that works for you. So many different psychotherapies exist today because there is no one approach that works at all times.
(615) 763-3960 View (615) 763-3960
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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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Alan C Pennington
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37220
The path to healing is learning to love yourself well. I use love, compassion, curiosity and insight to help guide you on a journey to internal healing and peace. I am doing both in person and video therapy at this time.
The path to healing is learning to love yourself well. I use love, compassion, curiosity and insight to help guide you on a journey to internal healing and peace. I am doing both in person and video therapy at this time.
(615) 422-4580 View (615) 422-4580
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Cole Johnson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37212
Our lives are stories meant to be told in full. It is in the telling of our unfiltered stories that we can begin to see things as they truly are and then work towards growth, change and healing. I believe in providing you a safe, non-judgmental and comfortable space to explore your inner and outer world. I offer to walk with you at your pace through the challenges and emotions of life, and hope to provide a source of light at your feet to help navigate unfamiliar or unstable terrains.
Our lives are stories meant to be told in full. It is in the telling of our unfiltered stories that we can begin to see things as they truly are and then work towards growth, change and healing. I believe in providing you a safe, non-judgmental and comfortable space to explore your inner and outer world. I offer to walk with you at your pace through the challenges and emotions of life, and hope to provide a source of light at your feet to help navigate unfamiliar or unstable terrains.
(615) 471-7864 View (615) 471-7864
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Dodge Rea
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203
It has been said that a good therapist is much more gardener than mechanic. I love this statement because it captures something too often missed by counselors and clients alike: We are here not to "fix" you but to help you gently prune away the old parts of you that no longer serve. Feel the difference? Whatever your reason for seeking therapy, I know that within you already is an innate capacity to heal and stretch upward if given light and a safe space to grow. So beyond giving you tools for change, my job, really, is to awaken the part of you that already knows how.
It has been said that a good therapist is much more gardener than mechanic. I love this statement because it captures something too often missed by counselors and clients alike: We are here not to "fix" you but to help you gently prune away the old parts of you that no longer serve. Feel the difference? Whatever your reason for seeking therapy, I know that within you already is an innate capacity to heal and stretch upward if given light and a safe space to grow. So beyond giving you tools for change, my job, really, is to awaken the part of you that already knows how.
(423) 273-5020 View (423) 273-5020
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Pierre Womble
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37214
Choosing a therapist is a very personal decision. Therapy is only as effective as the relationship between the therapist and client and because of this I believe the best way to determine if a therapist is right for you is to book a session and simply meet in person and to trust your instincts. My focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. I achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan.
Choosing a therapist is a very personal decision. Therapy is only as effective as the relationship between the therapist and client and because of this I believe the best way to determine if a therapist is right for you is to book a session and simply meet in person and to trust your instincts. My focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. I achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan.
(615) 570-3499 View (615) 570-3499
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Rich Gorman
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, MEd, LPC, MHSP, (temp)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37204
I work with adult individuals and couples who are experiencing anxiety, depression, addiction, grief/loss, religious trauma and/or adverse religious experiences, cancer diagnosis and treatment as well as people working through life transitions such as divorce, job loss or retirement. I also work with artists who are working through creative blocks to reconnect with their creative soul. I specialize in working with couples who feel they have lost love and connection as well as couples who have experienced infidelity. I help these adult individuals and couples find their way along the path of growth, freedom, healing and restoration.
I work with adult individuals and couples who are experiencing anxiety, depression, addiction, grief/loss, religious trauma and/or adverse religious experiences, cancer diagnosis and treatment as well as people working through life transitions such as divorce, job loss or retirement. I also work with artists who are working through creative blocks to reconnect with their creative soul. I specialize in working with couples who feel they have lost love and connection as well as couples who have experienced infidelity. I help these adult individuals and couples find their way along the path of growth, freedom, healing and restoration.
(615) 701-6879 View (615) 701-6879
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Andy Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37212
You feel tired, overwhelmed and you wish you didn't dread waking up in the morning. Your passions feel distant and hidden from you. You feel like everyone else has it figured out better than you and you keep catching yourself beating yourself up over it. It feels like nothing you do is good enough and you are constantly trying to keep up. You thought it would be different by now and you feel like it's your fault. You find yourself trying to numb the pain but deep down you know it's not helping. Something has to change.
You feel tired, overwhelmed and you wish you didn't dread waking up in the morning. Your passions feel distant and hidden from you. You feel like everyone else has it figured out better than you and you keep catching yourself beating yourself up over it. It feels like nothing you do is good enough and you are constantly trying to keep up. You thought it would be different by now and you feel like it's your fault. You find yourself trying to numb the pain but deep down you know it's not helping. Something has to change.
(615) 488-4320 View (615) 488-4320
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Harrison H Taylor
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37215
My goal is to create a safe environment for people to heal - emotionally, behaviorally and spiritually - so that they can integrate real change in their lives. I enjoy counseling families, couples and individuals of all ages - children, adolescents and adults. My main focus areas are family and marital conflict, rebuilding emotional and spiritual intimacy in relationships, divorce recovery, all kinds of addiction recovery, codependency in relationships,depression, anxiety, grief and loss, premarital counseling, emotional healing from family of origin, communication skills and parenting skills.
My goal is to create a safe environment for people to heal - emotionally, behaviorally and spiritually - so that they can integrate real change in their lives. I enjoy counseling families, couples and individuals of all ages - children, adolescents and adults. My main focus areas are family and marital conflict, rebuilding emotional and spiritual intimacy in relationships, divorce recovery, all kinds of addiction recovery, codependency in relationships,depression, anxiety, grief and loss, premarital counseling, emotional healing from family of origin, communication skills and parenting skills.
(615) 601-2586 View (615) 601-2586
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David Montgomery Harb
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
21 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37212
Hi, I’m David. As the founder and clinical director of Nashville Therapy Group, I can match you with a gifted therapist who is the best fit for your unique needs, or if you think we’re the right fit, we can work together as you make your way towards lasting positive change. As your therapist, we’ll explore your thoughts and feelings, and I’ll offer a fresh perspective using the latest evidence-based interventions. We will identify your potential for growth and challenge the beliefs and behaviors that keep you and your loved ones from experiencing happiness, harmony, and health.
Hi, I’m David. As the founder and clinical director of Nashville Therapy Group, I can match you with a gifted therapist who is the best fit for your unique needs, or if you think we’re the right fit, we can work together as you make your way towards lasting positive change. As your therapist, we’ll explore your thoughts and feelings, and I’ll offer a fresh perspective using the latest evidence-based interventions. We will identify your potential for growth and challenge the beliefs and behaviors that keep you and your loved ones from experiencing happiness, harmony, and health.
(615) 697-4781 View (615) 697-4781
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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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Brian T Murphy
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, MHSP
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37212
I am passionate about offering the best therapy experience possible by meeting clients where they are and drawing from a variety of approaches depending on the unique needs of each individual. I work with clients facing a wide range of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, spirituality concerns, gender issues, LGBTQIA concerns, chronic pain, relationship challenges, post-traumatic stress (PTSD), sexual abuse (adult), grief and mourning, professional burnout, attachment disorders, addiction and anger management.
I am passionate about offering the best therapy experience possible by meeting clients where they are and drawing from a variety of approaches depending on the unique needs of each individual. I work with clients facing a wide range of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, spirituality concerns, gender issues, LGBTQIA concerns, chronic pain, relationship challenges, post-traumatic stress (PTSD), sexual abuse (adult), grief and mourning, professional burnout, attachment disorders, addiction and anger management.
(615) 903-0451 View (615) 903-0451
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David Neil Sacks
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37203
David's Background: David Sacks is a licensed clinical psychologist and a consultant for athletes and other elite performers. He is a graduate of Stanford University (B.A. English; M.A. Education) and earned his Ph.D. from Florida State University. David completed his psychology internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Vanderbilt University Counseling Center. As a scientist-practitioner, David has published numerous articles and presented at national and international conferences. In both his therapy and consultation work, David helps others to make specific adjustments in their ways of operating and, importantly, to understand the “bigger picture” in order to achieve lasting change. He uses a strengths-based approach to allow his clients to discover the best version of themselves. David has worked with thousands of students and clients, including award-winning scholars, professional athletes, musicians, service members, and other diverse individuals and groups from all walks of life.
David's Background: David Sacks is a licensed clinical psychologist and a consultant for athletes and other elite performers. He is a graduate of Stanford University (B.A. English; M.A. Education) and earned his Ph.D. from Florida State University. David completed his psychology internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Vanderbilt University Counseling Center. As a scientist-practitioner, David has published numerous articles and presented at national and international conferences. In both his therapy and consultation work, David helps others to make specific adjustments in their ways of operating and, importantly, to understand the “bigger picture” in order to achieve lasting change. He uses a strengths-based approach to allow his clients to discover the best version of themselves. David has worked with thousands of students and clients, including award-winning scholars, professional athletes, musicians, service members, and other diverse individuals and groups from all walks of life.
(615) 640-1432 View (615) 640-1432
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Mark Diddens, LMSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37215
I treat clients who seek to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and how they relate to the world around them. Learn skills to help you build a life that aligns with your core values. Master relationships, and begin to flourish toward your personal and professional goals. I use a client-centered, strengths-based approach, to help clients realize their full potential, and to learn how to overcome stress and anxiety.
I treat clients who seek to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and how they relate to the world around them. Learn skills to help you build a life that aligns with your core values. Master relationships, and begin to flourish toward your personal and professional goals. I use a client-centered, strengths-based approach, to help clients realize their full potential, and to learn how to overcome stress and anxiety.
(615) 434-8534 View (615) 434-8534
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Tim Jackson
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, MMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37216
Accepting New Clients! Humans thrive when they feel safe, seen, and known. That is the environment I provide individuals and couples as the foundation for our work together exploring issues like relationship challenges, grief, anxiety, and depression. My goal is to assist my clients in finding hope and strength to create healthy, meaningful, and fulfilling paths more deeply connected to themselves and their relationships.
Accepting New Clients! Humans thrive when they feel safe, seen, and known. That is the environment I provide individuals and couples as the foundation for our work together exploring issues like relationship challenges, grief, anxiety, and depression. My goal is to assist my clients in finding hope and strength to create healthy, meaningful, and fulfilling paths more deeply connected to themselves and their relationships.
(629) 218-4731 View (629) 218-4731
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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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J. Gregory Briggs, Ph.D., LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37203
My private practice is different than most therapy practices. First, my personal practice is small. My role as President of The Briggs Institute, Inc. allows me to limit my caseload size. This assures that my clients receive the attention they deserve. Second, my experience in academia places me at the forefront of the field of marriage and family therapy. This means that my practice is informed by scientific research that most private practice therapists can't easily access.
My private practice is different than most therapy practices. First, my personal practice is small. My role as President of The Briggs Institute, Inc. allows me to limit my caseload size. This assures that my clients receive the attention they deserve. Second, my experience in academia places me at the forefront of the field of marriage and family therapy. This means that my practice is informed by scientific research that most private practice therapists can't easily access.
(615) 593-3999 View (615) 593-3999
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Paul Morris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nashville, TN 37212
If you feel you are standing in the way of your own progress in life, or find you are repeating patterns that are not effective, despite your efforts to change, I may be able to help. I offer a setting in which to discover your unique set of concerns and I try to help you to discover a plan that works best for you.
If you feel you are standing in the way of your own progress in life, or find you are repeating patterns that are not effective, despite your efforts to change, I may be able to help. I offer a setting in which to discover your unique set of concerns and I try to help you to discover a plan that works best for you.
(615) 538-0125 View (615) 538-0125
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Bryan Holmes
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CCTP, MDiv, MBA
Verified Verified
Nashville, TN 37220
Feeling stuck, wanting to make improvements in your life? Addictions, affairs, unhappy relationships, loss, grief, shame, sudden or permanent life changes -- I can help you gain understanding and relief, in a safe, supportive, confidential, and non-judgmental setting. It takes courage to try new ways of thinking and behaving in the quest to identify and fulfill unmet needs. I can accompany you through the process of self-discovery, self-acceptance, forgiveness, healing, personal growth and freedom.
Feeling stuck, wanting to make improvements in your life? Addictions, affairs, unhappy relationships, loss, grief, shame, sudden or permanent life changes -- I can help you gain understanding and relief, in a safe, supportive, confidential, and non-judgmental setting. It takes courage to try new ways of thinking and behaving in the quest to identify and fulfill unmet needs. I can accompany you through the process of self-discovery, self-acceptance, forgiveness, healing, personal growth and freedom.
(615) 246-0081 View (615) 246-0081
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.