Male Therapists in Houston Heights, Houston, TX

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Sean Ryan MacKay
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MEd, LPC-A, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Houston Heights, Houston, TX 77008
There is nothing more isolating than feeling like you’re alone in your experiences—constantly Googling what “normal” would feel like. Your life feels everything but normal, and in an attempt to make your life seem like everything’s fine, you don’t talk about your anxiety. You don’t talk about the crippling stress you feel at work. You don’t talk about how you haven’t eaten today. You desperately want to feel normal, and you want everyone to think everything is okay. But you are far from okay. You constantly wonder if other people feel the way you do.
There is nothing more isolating than feeling like you’re alone in your experiences—constantly Googling what “normal” would feel like. Your life feels everything but normal, and in an attempt to make your life seem like everything’s fine, you don’t talk about your anxiety. You don’t talk about the crippling stress you feel at work. You don’t talk about how you haven’t eaten today. You desperately want to feel normal, and you want everyone to think everything is okay. But you are far from okay. You constantly wonder if other people feel the way you do.
(713) 804-7374 View (713) 804-7374
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Paul LePhuoc
Psychologist, PhD, CGP
Verified Verified
Houston Heights, Houston, TX 77007
I help my patients address questions like "How can I have more satisfying relationships?" and "How can I find more flow in love and work?" I have a deep passion for working with people to uncover and rework unsatisfying relationship patterns. I believe healthy people seek therapy for various reasons throughout life, and psychotherapy can help you find a more genuine and integrated way of living and relating to others. I am a psychologist who is committed to my own personal growth and ongoing training. I also have a profound appreciation for 12 step approaches and insight oriented approaches.
I help my patients address questions like "How can I have more satisfying relationships?" and "How can I find more flow in love and work?" I have a deep passion for working with people to uncover and rework unsatisfying relationship patterns. I believe healthy people seek therapy for various reasons throughout life, and psychotherapy can help you find a more genuine and integrated way of living and relating to others. I am a psychologist who is committed to my own personal growth and ongoing training. I also have a profound appreciation for 12 step approaches and insight oriented approaches.
(832) 529-6991 View (832) 529-6991
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David Ventimiglia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston Heights, Houston, TX 77007  (Online Only)
Sometimes the hardest step is the first step. I look forward to working together to create a safe environment which will allow a meaningful exploration of your thoughts and feelings, to build trust and confidence in reaching your goals and make life-long changes.
Sometimes the hardest step is the first step. I look forward to working together to create a safe environment which will allow a meaningful exploration of your thoughts and feelings, to build trust and confidence in reaching your goals and make life-long changes.
(832) 895-8027 View (832) 895-8027
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Tim Flynn
LPC Associate, LPC-A, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston Heights, Houston, TX 77008
Do you feel a knot in your stomach, get aggravated with family and coworkers when you'd rather feel relaxed and connected? Many of us struggle to manage stress or conflict at work and at home. What if it were possible to enjoy our relationships and handle conflict with grace and ease? If your struggling at work, in your relationships or just feel something is not quite right or as good as it could be in your life therapy could be helpful. Many of my clients report relief after just a few sessions.
Do you feel a knot in your stomach, get aggravated with family and coworkers when you'd rather feel relaxed and connected? Many of us struggle to manage stress or conflict at work and at home. What if it were possible to enjoy our relationships and handle conflict with grace and ease? If your struggling at work, in your relationships or just feel something is not quite right or as good as it could be in your life therapy could be helpful. Many of my clients report relief after just a few sessions.
(832) 743-1075 View (832) 743-1075
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Dr. Orion Mosko
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
Houston Heights, Houston, TX 77007
Psychotherapy Services: I provide outpatient psychotherapy services to adolescents, adults, and couples. My areas of specialty include: depth psychotherapy utilizing Mentalization-Based Treatment, Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy, men's issues, recovery from marital infidelity, and psychotherapy for members of the "helping professions" (i.e., psychotherapists, educators, administrators, etc.). I offer help addressing important problems (e.g., clinically significant anxiety, depression, marital conflict, and professional performance challenges), and facilitating clients' personal growth and spiritual development (e.g., achieving greater levels of work-life balance, intimacy in interpersonal relationships, and personal and relational fulfillment and meaning in life).
Psychotherapy Services: I provide outpatient psychotherapy services to adolescents, adults, and couples. My areas of specialty include: depth psychotherapy utilizing Mentalization-Based Treatment, Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy, men's issues, recovery from marital infidelity, and psychotherapy for members of the "helping professions" (i.e., psychotherapists, educators, administrators, etc.). I offer help addressing important problems (e.g., clinically significant anxiety, depression, marital conflict, and professional performance challenges), and facilitating clients' personal growth and spiritual development (e.g., achieving greater levels of work-life balance, intimacy in interpersonal relationships, and personal and relational fulfillment and meaning in life).
(832) 626-2354 View (832) 626-2354
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Javier Reyes
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCDC
Verified Verified
Houston Heights, Houston, TX 77007
Feeling caught in the struggles of dependency can be overwhelming, yet within you lies a hope for change. You seek understanding, a judgment-free space, and real strategies to turn your life around. Your aim is not just to break free but to find balance, heal relationships, and embrace your potential.
Feeling caught in the struggles of dependency can be overwhelming, yet within you lies a hope for change. You seek understanding, a judgment-free space, and real strategies to turn your life around. Your aim is not just to break free but to find balance, heal relationships, and embrace your potential.
(346) 553-1394 View (346) 553-1394
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Josh Baird
LPC Intern
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston Heights, Houston, TX 77008
Have you ever felt that life has become too much to bear? That the worries of the world are compounded by your own independent search for emotional soothing and validation? As a human being experiencing this crazy ride we call life, I say YES! I don't know who wouldn't be chomping at the bit for some professional guidance. I found mine, and with my education as a graduate student at the University of Houston, it has become my mission to share that path towards a calmer, emotionally strengthened life with you.
Have you ever felt that life has become too much to bear? That the worries of the world are compounded by your own independent search for emotional soothing and validation? As a human being experiencing this crazy ride we call life, I say YES! I don't know who wouldn't be chomping at the bit for some professional guidance. I found mine, and with my education as a graduate student at the University of Houston, it has become my mission to share that path towards a calmer, emotionally strengthened life with you.
(346) 486-2998 x717 View (346) 486-2998 x717
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Ruben P Martinez
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston Heights, Houston, TX 77007
Waitlist for new clients
Greetings, my clinical training is in Cognitive Behavior Therapy which assists in understanding personal struggles linked to the way we think and process our daily thoughts, worries and fears, which can lead to cyclical maladaptive behaviors. My emphasis is also in understanding the importance sleep cycles, mindfulness, nutrition, and exercise as part of our overall mental health. Although I completed my PhD in Clinical Psychology in 2006, I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 1994, working in the mental health field since 1986.
Greetings, my clinical training is in Cognitive Behavior Therapy which assists in understanding personal struggles linked to the way we think and process our daily thoughts, worries and fears, which can lead to cyclical maladaptive behaviors. My emphasis is also in understanding the importance sleep cycles, mindfulness, nutrition, and exercise as part of our overall mental health. Although I completed my PhD in Clinical Psychology in 2006, I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 1994, working in the mental health field since 1986.
(281) 336-0525 View (281) 336-0525
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Daniel Garcia
Psychologist, PhD, MTS
Verified Verified
Houston Heights, Houston, TX 77007
I am a bilingual Psychologist and Lacanian Psychoanalyst practicing in Houston, TX. I am the Executive Director of The MendCenter, a mental health clinic that treats chronic and severe forms of mental illness. I understand that psychological treatment is an important personal investment and that it can be a daunting task. Patients often have difficulty knowing where to begin and wonder what is being treated and how long it will take to treat. Therefore, I encourage you to ask as many questions of me as you may have and take some time to review my approach to treatment at: www.mendcenter.org . I look forward to hearing from you soon.
I am a bilingual Psychologist and Lacanian Psychoanalyst practicing in Houston, TX. I am the Executive Director of The MendCenter, a mental health clinic that treats chronic and severe forms of mental illness. I understand that psychological treatment is an important personal investment and that it can be a daunting task. Patients often have difficulty knowing where to begin and wonder what is being treated and how long it will take to treat. Therefore, I encourage you to ask as many questions of me as you may have and take some time to review my approach to treatment at: www.mendcenter.org . I look forward to hearing from you soon.
(832) 536-9160 View (832) 536-9160
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Thad Martin Cox
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Houston Heights, Houston, TX 77008
Not accepting new clients
Whether one seeks relief from anxiety, trauma, relational impasses, or life disillusionment, therapy can help. It is unfortunate that insufficiently engaged approaches to therapy, prohibitive rates, and the unconscionable reluctance of most clinicians to accept insurance fail so many clients, who in good faith seek to discover a healing of heart and mind. As a psychodynamic therapist, I view my role as an empathic change agent employed to help bring about a fuller knowledge of self and a more liberated experience of life and relationship. I also supervise highly promising interns from NWU available for as low as $15-30 per session.
Whether one seeks relief from anxiety, trauma, relational impasses, or life disillusionment, therapy can help. It is unfortunate that insufficiently engaged approaches to therapy, prohibitive rates, and the unconscionable reluctance of most clinicians to accept insurance fail so many clients, who in good faith seek to discover a healing of heart and mind. As a psychodynamic therapist, I view my role as an empathic change agent employed to help bring about a fuller knowledge of self and a more liberated experience of life and relationship. I also supervise highly promising interns from NWU available for as low as $15-30 per session.
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Joe Lenhoff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CDWF
Verified Verified
Houston Heights, Houston, TX 77007
Waitlist for new clients
THERApY SUCkS! Not really. . . but it can be uncomfortable. I can help. I currently have a waitlist for new clients for standard therapy sessions, however I am taking new client "intensives". An intensive session is an efficient and novel approach to trauma therapy where we spend anywhere from 2 to 4 hours in focused sessions. Additionally, I offer 1-day, 2-day, and 3-day intensive sessions working with EMDR and/or ART. I am trained in EMDR (through an EMDRIA approved training) and Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), a relatively new, evidence-based therapy for PTSD and trauma. Reach out for a free consult to learn more.
THERApY SUCkS! Not really. . . but it can be uncomfortable. I can help. I currently have a waitlist for new clients for standard therapy sessions, however I am taking new client "intensives". An intensive session is an efficient and novel approach to trauma therapy where we spend anywhere from 2 to 4 hours in focused sessions. Additionally, I offer 1-day, 2-day, and 3-day intensive sessions working with EMDR and/or ART. I am trained in EMDR (through an EMDRIA approved training) and Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), a relatively new, evidence-based therapy for PTSD and trauma. Reach out for a free consult to learn more.
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Houston OCD & Anxiety
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, LPC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston Heights, Houston, TX 77008
Hi, my name is Keaton Soileau and at Houston OCD and Anxiety, under the supervision of Saharah Shrout, Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor, I specialize in helping adolescents and young adults with OCD and anxiety improve their overall quality of life and functioning. My ideal client is simply one that is committed to treatment and willing to work collaboratively towards their own unique goals. I provide individual one on one sessions in person and online, as well as intensive outpatient therapy (multiple or extended sessions per week) for those seeking a higher level of care.
Hi, my name is Keaton Soileau and at Houston OCD and Anxiety, under the supervision of Saharah Shrout, Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor, I specialize in helping adolescents and young adults with OCD and anxiety improve their overall quality of life and functioning. My ideal client is simply one that is committed to treatment and willing to work collaboratively towards their own unique goals. I provide individual one on one sessions in person and online, as well as intensive outpatient therapy (multiple or extended sessions per week) for those seeking a higher level of care.
(346) 707-3049 View (346) 707-3049
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Craig A Ellis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston Heights, Houston, TX 77008
Joseph Campbell once said, "The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are." As a therapist, I believe there can be no greater goal than to help you become your authentic self. By acknowledging you as the expert in your own life, and not imposing my own ideas of who you "should" be, my role is to help you work through any old survival strategies, reactive patterns, and physical/emotional traumas that prevent you from being the person you were meant to be, and living the life you were meant to live.
Joseph Campbell once said, "The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are." As a therapist, I believe there can be no greater goal than to help you become your authentic self. By acknowledging you as the expert in your own life, and not imposing my own ideas of who you "should" be, my role is to help you work through any old survival strategies, reactive patterns, and physical/emotional traumas that prevent you from being the person you were meant to be, and living the life you were meant to live.
(713) 234-6259 View (713) 234-6259
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Troy Gremillion Psychotherapist And Life Coach
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston Heights, Houston, TX 77008
Who really gets you? Not feeling heard or appreciated? Lonely? Time to be bold? Change is hard and can be scary, but we change by taking one small step. That takes courage. Asking for help is really okay. I offer a caring and safe space in which you get to explore your emotional needs, overcome limiting and perfectionistic beliefs, and create a vision for a richer and more meaningful life. My approach to therapy is collaborative, holistic, non-authoritarian and respectful, and I take into consideration your relationships, family traditions, work life, cultural and spiritual beliefs, and social and sexual identities -- in short, your STORY!
Who really gets you? Not feeling heard or appreciated? Lonely? Time to be bold? Change is hard and can be scary, but we change by taking one small step. That takes courage. Asking for help is really okay. I offer a caring and safe space in which you get to explore your emotional needs, overcome limiting and perfectionistic beliefs, and create a vision for a richer and more meaningful life. My approach to therapy is collaborative, holistic, non-authoritarian and respectful, and I take into consideration your relationships, family traditions, work life, cultural and spiritual beliefs, and social and sexual identities -- in short, your STORY!
(713) 396-1697 View (713) 396-1697
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Edward John Wilson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, CHT, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston Heights, Houston, TX 77008
My more than 35 years in clinical practice gives me skills that only come with experience. As a therapist who has done my own fair share of healing work, I see adults of all ages regarding a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, life transitions, life stressors & identity exploration. I like to work with people to help them create the kind of life they want to live. With my more than three decades of experience, I've worked with a wide variety of additional types of issues. So it's almost as if I've heard just about every type of issue that might exist.
My more than 35 years in clinical practice gives me skills that only come with experience. As a therapist who has done my own fair share of healing work, I see adults of all ages regarding a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, life transitions, life stressors & identity exploration. I like to work with people to help them create the kind of life they want to live. With my more than three decades of experience, I've worked with a wide variety of additional types of issues. So it's almost as if I've heard just about every type of issue that might exist.
(281) 712-6248 View (281) 712-6248
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Christopher J Jenkin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Houston Heights, Houston, TX 77008
Starting my career in 1993, I have worked with individuals from all walks of life. I believe that at the core of every human being is the desire for growth and self-discovery. We are each born unique, and yet we spend our lives being told by others how to live and behave like everyone else. Over time, the process of forgetting the authentic self leads one to experience emotional distress that is uniquely personal. Whether dealing with life changes, relationship issues, or disabling mental illness, working with a competent psychotherapist can facilitate the process of overcoming obstacles and developing a more fulfilling life.
Starting my career in 1993, I have worked with individuals from all walks of life. I believe that at the core of every human being is the desire for growth and self-discovery. We are each born unique, and yet we spend our lives being told by others how to live and behave like everyone else. Over time, the process of forgetting the authentic self leads one to experience emotional distress that is uniquely personal. Whether dealing with life changes, relationship issues, or disabling mental illness, working with a competent psychotherapist can facilitate the process of overcoming obstacles and developing a more fulfilling life.
(713) 766-1196 View (713) 766-1196
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Dr. Ty David Lerman
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S, CST, QTAP, CHT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston Heights, Houston, TX 77008
Finding the right therapist is sometimes the hardest part of the counseling process. The challenge of matching a therapist's personality and approach to counseling with a client's needs can sometimes feel like trial and error, but is a vital part of the process. I believe that the start of any new relationship, therapeutic or otherwise, begins with building rapport and simply becoming comfortable with each other. Once established, the real work can begin.
Finding the right therapist is sometimes the hardest part of the counseling process. The challenge of matching a therapist's personality and approach to counseling with a client's needs can sometimes feel like trial and error, but is a vital part of the process. I believe that the start of any new relationship, therapeutic or otherwise, begins with building rapport and simply becoming comfortable with each other. Once established, the real work can begin.
(832) 924-3736 View (832) 924-3736
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John Raymond Barnett
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston Heights, Houston, TX 77008
If you're feeling burdened by unresolved conflict or are finding it difficult to forgive and release resentments, I can help. I completed a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Houston - Clear Lake in 1997. I have been practicing as a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2000 and have worked in the mental health field for 25 years. Former Credentialed Distinguished Mediator with over 15 years of experience conducting reconciliation mediations and coaching others in conflict resolution.
If you're feeling burdened by unresolved conflict or are finding it difficult to forgive and release resentments, I can help. I completed a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Houston - Clear Lake in 1997. I have been practicing as a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2000 and have worked in the mental health field for 25 years. Former Credentialed Distinguished Mediator with over 15 years of experience conducting reconciliation mediations and coaching others in conflict resolution.
(281) 205-8292 View (281) 205-8292
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Ben Carrettin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, MAC, LPC-S, CISM
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Houston Heights, Houston, TX 77008
Facing unexpected changes or maybe at a critical turning point in your life? Are you feeling overwhelmed? Struggling with challenges you never expected? I'm a Nationally Board Certified and licensed professional with over 25 years of experience. I help people struggling with Depression, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Work/Life Balance, Grief, Addiction Recovery, Cancer Resilience, Cardiac and, Organ Transplant Patients, Medical Professionals, Cross-Cultural conflict, Clergy, Traumatic Events/Exposure (CISM) and a variety of challenging Life Transitions.
Facing unexpected changes or maybe at a critical turning point in your life? Are you feeling overwhelmed? Struggling with challenges you never expected? I'm a Nationally Board Certified and licensed professional with over 25 years of experience. I help people struggling with Depression, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Work/Life Balance, Grief, Addiction Recovery, Cancer Resilience, Cardiac and, Organ Transplant Patients, Medical Professionals, Cross-Cultural conflict, Clergy, Traumatic Events/Exposure (CISM) and a variety of challenging Life Transitions.
(832) 529-6839 View (832) 529-6839
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Sean Alexander
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston Heights, Houston, TX 77008  (Online Only)
I would like to take the opportunity to welcome you to a place of healing and growth. One of the leading principles that guide my practice is helping you rediscover your personal power to direct your own life in a meaningful and healthy way. So many different types of hardships can rob a person from recognizing their personal power. They can come to believe they have no choices. Trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, abuse, loss, illness, addiction and other hardships can cause a person to live day to day in an endless cycle of struggle. Common life stressors like college, job, divorce, or retirement can be hard to manage as well.
I would like to take the opportunity to welcome you to a place of healing and growth. One of the leading principles that guide my practice is helping you rediscover your personal power to direct your own life in a meaningful and healthy way. So many different types of hardships can rob a person from recognizing their personal power. They can come to believe they have no choices. Trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, abuse, loss, illness, addiction and other hardships can cause a person to live day to day in an endless cycle of struggle. Common life stressors like college, job, divorce, or retirement can be hard to manage as well.
(281) 559-7769 View (281) 559-7769
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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.