Male Therapists in Arlington County, VA

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Jared Neslen
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22209
We all have a story and experience to share. I am here to sit with you in yours. I believe in compassion and personal empowerment as the doorway to change and real growth. If you are struggling with expressing emotions, managing behavior, speaking up for yourself, finding personal value, struggles in your relationship or with your confidence, identity, or faith, you do not have to do so alone. I believe in providing you with a safe place to explore, set goals, and to be heard.
We all have a story and experience to share. I am here to sit with you in yours. I believe in compassion and personal empowerment as the doorway to change and real growth. If you are struggling with expressing emotions, managing behavior, speaking up for yourself, finding personal value, struggles in your relationship or with your confidence, identity, or faith, you do not have to do so alone. I believe in providing you with a safe place to explore, set goals, and to be heard.
(571) 429-3932 x105 View (571) 429-3932 x105
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Alex Holt
Resident in Counseling, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22209  (Online Only)
Feeling stuck? Let's find a way to get unstuck. Therapy is a journey of self-discovery and personal growth that can help you enhance your relationships and foster deeper connections with others and, critically, with yourself. If you're looking at this page, it means you've already taken the first step towards healing, and I want to commend you for that and encourage you to continue. Together, we can establish a genuine and trusting relationship, providing a safe space for you to explore your inner world and unleash your potential.
Feeling stuck? Let's find a way to get unstuck. Therapy is a journey of self-discovery and personal growth that can help you enhance your relationships and foster deeper connections with others and, critically, with yourself. If you're looking at this page, it means you've already taken the first step towards healing, and I want to commend you for that and encourage you to continue. Together, we can establish a genuine and trusting relationship, providing a safe space for you to explore your inner world and unleash your potential.
(571) 946-7505 View (571) 946-7505
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Dr. Adam Arthur Johnson
EdD, MEd
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22206  (Online Only)
My ideal client is a young adult experiencing challenges in college, or transitioning into college, and has a condition/s that can affect learning such as executive functioning challenges, ADHD, autism, dyslexia, processing disorders (auditory, visual, language), intellectual disability, PTSD and/or 2e as well as mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, and/or schizophrenia. Their goals are to achieve their educational objectives, which generally involves completing a college degree, and to experience increased self-esteem, joy, motivation, and student success.
My ideal client is a young adult experiencing challenges in college, or transitioning into college, and has a condition/s that can affect learning such as executive functioning challenges, ADHD, autism, dyslexia, processing disorders (auditory, visual, language), intellectual disability, PTSD and/or 2e as well as mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, and/or schizophrenia. Their goals are to achieve their educational objectives, which generally involves completing a college degree, and to experience increased self-esteem, joy, motivation, and student success.
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Dr. Juan Carlos Couto
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22205  (Online Only)
Are anxiety and depression holding you back from what truly matters to you? Starting therapy can be a valuable tool in navigating life's challenges. As your therapist, I offer unwavering support and practical tools to help you navigate through these obstacles, empowering you to lead a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Together, we'll create a safe, collaborative, and non-judgmental space where you can freely explore your concerns and overcome barriers. By uncovering patterns from your past and present experiences, you'll gain valuable insights and self-awareness, enabling you to make positive changes and live the life you desire.
Are anxiety and depression holding you back from what truly matters to you? Starting therapy can be a valuable tool in navigating life's challenges. As your therapist, I offer unwavering support and practical tools to help you navigate through these obstacles, empowering you to lead a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Together, we'll create a safe, collaborative, and non-judgmental space where you can freely explore your concerns and overcome barriers. By uncovering patterns from your past and present experiences, you'll gain valuable insights and self-awareness, enabling you to make positive changes and live the life you desire.
(703) 686-8468 View (703) 686-8468
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Daniel Menely
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, BCC
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22201  (Online Only)
Couples who begin to work with me are often arguing over trivial matters, wondering why gridlock is happening now when it never used to.The same issues keep coming up, and processing it only leaves you feeling exhausted and isolated. Nothing changes and the conflict involves pointing fingers, bringing up past wrongs, and tearing each other down. Money-related fights may add strain, perhaps alongside issues involving alcohol, pornography, or betrayal. Intimacy is lacking, leaving you both feeling unloved. What if you had the tools to fix your relationship? A playbook for the hard times but also a playbook to have way more good times?
Couples who begin to work with me are often arguing over trivial matters, wondering why gridlock is happening now when it never used to.The same issues keep coming up, and processing it only leaves you feeling exhausted and isolated. Nothing changes and the conflict involves pointing fingers, bringing up past wrongs, and tearing each other down. Money-related fights may add strain, perhaps alongside issues involving alcohol, pornography, or betrayal. Intimacy is lacking, leaving you both feeling unloved. What if you had the tools to fix your relationship? A playbook for the hard times but also a playbook to have way more good times?
(703) 596-2818 View (703) 596-2818
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Thomas Franco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22209
Stop and think about it! Do you feel anxious, unfulfilled, or have difficulty reaching your goals? Are you feeling depressed, perhaps experiencing suicide ideation? Depression is very difficult to manage on your own, and you won't have to when I am your therapist. Whether you are an adolescent or adult, you will have coping tools I will share with you during our sessions together at your disposal to help you feel more empowered and in greater control of your life. Would you like to become more self-aware? Our focus on mindfulness will facilitate your journey of self-realization.
Stop and think about it! Do you feel anxious, unfulfilled, or have difficulty reaching your goals? Are you feeling depressed, perhaps experiencing suicide ideation? Depression is very difficult to manage on your own, and you won't have to when I am your therapist. Whether you are an adolescent or adult, you will have coping tools I will share with you during our sessions together at your disposal to help you feel more empowered and in greater control of your life. Would you like to become more self-aware? Our focus on mindfulness will facilitate your journey of self-realization.
(646) 762-0477 View (646) 762-0477
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Freddy Chacon
Pre-Licensed Professional, MBA, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22207
You have been looking at therapist profiles for a long time. You're tired of struggling with symptoms or experiences of anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, low self-esteem, behavioral disorders, academic and career struggles, or cultural issues. You are ready to unpack your baggage, understand yourself, feel more in control, and turn things around for your own well-being.
You have been looking at therapist profiles for a long time. You're tired of struggling with symptoms or experiences of anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, low self-esteem, behavioral disorders, academic and career struggles, or cultural issues. You are ready to unpack your baggage, understand yourself, feel more in control, and turn things around for your own well-being.
(703) 343-9138 View (703) 343-9138
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John Rooney
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22206  (Online Only)
You are struggling. Maybe this is something you have grappled with for a long time, or maybe this is something that you have recently found yourself struggling with? Maybe this is about changes in your outside world, your internal world or both? You have already tried to address this, but it is still a problem. We will work together to identify and explore your behaviors, beliefs, feelings, and thoughts that have become problematic for you, As you gain more insight into yourself you will be better able to make more deliberate choices rather than fallback on your old ways of being, ways that probably worked well in your past.
You are struggling. Maybe this is something you have grappled with for a long time, or maybe this is something that you have recently found yourself struggling with? Maybe this is about changes in your outside world, your internal world or both? You have already tried to address this, but it is still a problem. We will work together to identify and explore your behaviors, beliefs, feelings, and thoughts that have become problematic for you, As you gain more insight into yourself you will be better able to make more deliberate choices rather than fallback on your old ways of being, ways that probably worked well in your past.
(571) 339-0292 View (571) 339-0292
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Roland Scheppske
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LPC-R
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22207
With over 12 years in the medical field, Roland utilizes the relationship between the client and therapist to facilitate forward growth and healing, with the goal of becoming the best version of themselves. Roland uses a variety of therapeutic approaches, including experiential and reality-based approaches to highlight implementing changes in the here & now. As a big proponent of creating connections, Roland makes the therapy setting conversational and comfortable to promote safety and collaboration in the therapeutic space.
With over 12 years in the medical field, Roland utilizes the relationship between the client and therapist to facilitate forward growth and healing, with the goal of becoming the best version of themselves. Roland uses a variety of therapeutic approaches, including experiential and reality-based approaches to highlight implementing changes in the here & now. As a big proponent of creating connections, Roland makes the therapy setting conversational and comfortable to promote safety and collaboration in the therapeutic space.
(571) 470-5428 View (571) 470-5428
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Michael Joseph Brenneis
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22204
I am an interactive therapist who uses the therapeutic relationship as the entry point for exploring the thoughts, feelings, and habits that have become difficult for the client. I believe that people are natural learners who have become who they are through what they have learned from experience, and that psychotherapy is a focused and intentional way of continuing to learn about life, self, and relationship in ways that help a person move toward more effective and satisfying ways of living. I am optimistic, as I believe that as long as we are talking there is always hope for improvement.
I am an interactive therapist who uses the therapeutic relationship as the entry point for exploring the thoughts, feelings, and habits that have become difficult for the client. I believe that people are natural learners who have become who they are through what they have learned from experience, and that psychotherapy is a focused and intentional way of continuing to learn about life, self, and relationship in ways that help a person move toward more effective and satisfying ways of living. I am optimistic, as I believe that as long as we are talking there is always hope for improvement.
(703) 957-7419 View (703) 957-7419
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David Glass
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22209
Looking for help is never easy. Especially in these stressful times and if you may well be meeting a new therapist on line rather than in person. Still, life problems can reach a crisis point when one knows they need to reach out for help. Whether or not you have been in therapy before, with the right help you can make real, positive changes in your feelings, your behavior and your relationships, bringing more satisfaction and joy into your life.
Looking for help is never easy. Especially in these stressful times and if you may well be meeting a new therapist on line rather than in person. Still, life problems can reach a crisis point when one knows they need to reach out for help. Whether or not you have been in therapy before, with the right help you can make real, positive changes in your feelings, your behavior and your relationships, bringing more satisfaction and joy into your life.
(703) 957-7303 View (703) 957-7303
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Mark F. Yapelli
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22209
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who provides therapy for adults and adolescents. I help many different types of people with many different types of problems. But, for most people, my overarching goal is to help them learn to live life as authentically as possible. We all learned strategies for coping with pain when we were younger, and even classic psychological "problems" are typically rooted in doing the best we can to cope with struggles. But these strategies (eg worrying, perfectionism, avoidance, numbness, 'toughness,') can also keep us from getting what we want as we get older, and don't allow our true self to flourish.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist who provides therapy for adults and adolescents. I help many different types of people with many different types of problems. But, for most people, my overarching goal is to help them learn to live life as authentically as possible. We all learned strategies for coping with pain when we were younger, and even classic psychological "problems" are typically rooted in doing the best we can to cope with struggles. But these strategies (eg worrying, perfectionism, avoidance, numbness, 'toughness,') can also keep us from getting what we want as we get older, and don't allow our true self to flourish.
(703) 596-1924 View (703) 596-1924
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Zeyad Layous
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22209
Waitlist for new clients
My approach to therapy is open, supportive, and fosters curiosity instead of judgment. I work to help clients achieve insight about the origins of symptoms, while at the same time providing ways to cope with distressing emotions in the present. Our lives can be full of challenges that leave us feeling sad, overwhelmed, alone, and afraid. Sometimes we are unable to understand why we harbor such feelings. Therapy allows us to sort through our emotions, unhelpful behaviors, and negative self-beliefs so that we can continue on with more clarity, self-assurance, purpose, and happiness.
My approach to therapy is open, supportive, and fosters curiosity instead of judgment. I work to help clients achieve insight about the origins of symptoms, while at the same time providing ways to cope with distressing emotions in the present. Our lives can be full of challenges that leave us feeling sad, overwhelmed, alone, and afraid. Sometimes we are unable to understand why we harbor such feelings. Therapy allows us to sort through our emotions, unhelpful behaviors, and negative self-beliefs so that we can continue on with more clarity, self-assurance, purpose, and happiness.
(571) 748-3874 View (571) 748-3874
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Zack Goldman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22203  (Online Only)
Life is a journey filled with twists, turns, and unexpected challenges. The hurdles that we face on this journey make it common to feel lost, overwhelmed, or confused, but the commonality of these feelings does not make them any less intense. I understand the profound impact that life's challenges can have, and I have had the privilege of helping numerous people through some of their most difficult times.
Life is a journey filled with twists, turns, and unexpected challenges. The hurdles that we face on this journey make it common to feel lost, overwhelmed, or confused, but the commonality of these feelings does not make them any less intense. I understand the profound impact that life's challenges can have, and I have had the privilege of helping numerous people through some of their most difficult times.
(703) 520-6446 View (703) 520-6446
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Aaron M Valdes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22202
I have over 25 years of experience as a therapist and mental health professional in the Northern Virginia region. I specialize in child and adolescent issues and I have supported parents with skill-building throughout my career. If you are an individual struggling with day to day challenges, I can help you identify new skills and use your strengths to meet your needs. I am fully bilingual in Spanish and can conduct sessions is Spanish if preferred. For professionals seeking your VA license, I am a certified supervisor with extensive experience providing clinical supervision to meet your requirements as a Resident in Counseling.
I have over 25 years of experience as a therapist and mental health professional in the Northern Virginia region. I specialize in child and adolescent issues and I have supported parents with skill-building throughout my career. If you are an individual struggling with day to day challenges, I can help you identify new skills and use your strengths to meet your needs. I am fully bilingual in Spanish and can conduct sessions is Spanish if preferred. For professionals seeking your VA license, I am a certified supervisor with extensive experience providing clinical supervision to meet your requirements as a Resident in Counseling.
(571) 200-4668 View (571) 200-4668
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Eric Limegrover
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22201
Dr. Eric Limegrover is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Dr. Limegrover has training and experience in individual, group, substance abuse, and couples counseling. He helps clients gain insight and coping, improve communication, and relationship issues, as well as manage work and family issues. He speaks openly and gives honest feedback. His training and experience include clients in age ranges from adolescence to adulthood primarily with normal situational and developmental issues.
Dr. Eric Limegrover is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Dr. Limegrover has training and experience in individual, group, substance abuse, and couples counseling. He helps clients gain insight and coping, improve communication, and relationship issues, as well as manage work and family issues. He speaks openly and gives honest feedback. His training and experience include clients in age ranges from adolescence to adulthood primarily with normal situational and developmental issues.
(571) 548-4088 View (571) 548-4088
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Aaron J. Dodini
Psychologist, PhD, MS, MA, LMFT, CGP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22209
At Dodini Behavioral Health we are committed to personal growth & development, and living well with balance. We believe that psychotherapy can be very helpful to some in their pursuit of happiness and a remittance of symptoms like depression, anxiety, or relationship difficulty that keep them distracted from living the life they want. We're interpersonal in our style which fits our overarching philosophy that many of our issues develop and or are maintained in the context of our relationships. It makes sense to us that the best way to address these issues is in the context of a therapeutic relationship.
At Dodini Behavioral Health we are committed to personal growth & development, and living well with balance. We believe that psychotherapy can be very helpful to some in their pursuit of happiness and a remittance of symptoms like depression, anxiety, or relationship difficulty that keep them distracted from living the life they want. We're interpersonal in our style which fits our overarching philosophy that many of our issues develop and or are maintained in the context of our relationships. It makes sense to us that the best way to address these issues is in the context of a therapeutic relationship.
(571) 200-4380 x101 View (571) 200-4380 x101
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Adam J. Maddeny
JDR, CCF, MBA, MS
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22206
Do you love your partner yet hate your recurring conflicts? You ask yourself “why” only to come up empty-handed, or blaming your partner. It is not a mystery. A tandem approach to relationship conflict management and resolution is in order: effective communication leading to understanding and conflict management through principled collaborative negotiation. You and your partner are evolving beings. The resulting friction in the form of arguments/fights can be addressed by learning strategies to allow flexibility for growth while strengthening the foundation of your togetherness.
Do you love your partner yet hate your recurring conflicts? You ask yourself “why” only to come up empty-handed, or blaming your partner. It is not a mystery. A tandem approach to relationship conflict management and resolution is in order: effective communication leading to understanding and conflict management through principled collaborative negotiation. You and your partner are evolving beings. The resulting friction in the form of arguments/fights can be addressed by learning strategies to allow flexibility for growth while strengthening the foundation of your togetherness.
(571) 497-4699 View (571) 497-4699
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Matt Levine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Arlington, VA 22201
Summit Counseling provides child, adolescent, couples, and family therapy, eliciting strengths to achieve one's potential and well-being. Our clinicians are experienced working with a diverse population. We gently expose deeper issues that cause pain and process them in a compassionate way. We help clients generate their own positive experiences to further their behavior changes. We help clients stuck with negative thinking patterns. We work with clients struggling to accept change.
Summit Counseling provides child, adolescent, couples, and family therapy, eliciting strengths to achieve one's potential and well-being. Our clinicians are experienced working with a diverse population. We gently expose deeper issues that cause pain and process them in a compassionate way. We help clients generate their own positive experiences to further their behavior changes. We help clients stuck with negative thinking patterns. We work with clients struggling to accept change.
(571) 777-0374 View (571) 777-0374
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Rolando J. Díaz
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Arlington, VA 22209
My practice serves a wide variety of persons, emphasizing depression and anxiety. I work with children as young as six, but the majority of my practice now centers on work with adolescents and adults. My client and I try to develop a collaborative relationship that incorporates various elements, including expectations for outcome, open communication with my client, and the creation of an environment that fosters trust. I favor a pragmatic, experience-based approach that emphasizes coping skills, resilience, and each person's strengths. I also emphasize an understanding and respect for the role that emotions play in decision-making.
My practice serves a wide variety of persons, emphasizing depression and anxiety. I work with children as young as six, but the majority of my practice now centers on work with adolescents and adults. My client and I try to develop a collaborative relationship that incorporates various elements, including expectations for outcome, open communication with my client, and the creation of an environment that fosters trust. I favor a pragmatic, experience-based approach that emphasizes coping skills, resilience, and each person's strengths. I also emphasize an understanding and respect for the role that emotions play in decision-making.
(703) 596-1324 View (703) 596-1324

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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.