Male Therapists in Bristow, VA

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Thomas Saunders
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Bristow, VA 20136
My name is Tommy Saunders. Please call me Tommy. I am a licensed therapist with 10 years of experience working with adults. I have worked with a wide variety of individuals experiencing many different types of mental health issues, but my specialties include trauma, PTSD, and substance abuse. I also have experience working with the active-duty military and veteran population. I am trained in Prolonged Exposure therapy for my clients with trauma, and I always use a client-centered approach. I believe that therapy is most effective when it feels like a normal conversation.
My name is Tommy Saunders. Please call me Tommy. I am a licensed therapist with 10 years of experience working with adults. I have worked with a wide variety of individuals experiencing many different types of mental health issues, but my specialties include trauma, PTSD, and substance abuse. I also have experience working with the active-duty military and veteran population. I am trained in Prolonged Exposure therapy for my clients with trauma, and I always use a client-centered approach. I believe that therapy is most effective when it feels like a normal conversation.
(757) 993-8283 View (757) 993-8283
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Brendon Cunningham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR CT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristow, VA 20136  (Online Only)
As a licensed clinical social worker, I strongly believe that the relationship between the therapist and the client is imperative to the client meeting their personal goals.
As a licensed clinical social worker, I strongly believe that the relationship between the therapist and the client is imperative to the client meeting their personal goals.
(571) 621-7733 View (571) 621-7733
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Ken Richard Thau
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCSW-C, MSW, JD
Verified Verified
Bristow, VA 20136  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 32 years of experience in private practice, CMH centers, the public school system and the legal system. I offer solution focused approaches to therapy with the objective of obtaining results. I work with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. My primary approach is cognitive behavioral therapy which is considered to be one of the most effective evidence based therapies according to the NIMH. I work with my clients to identify the factors contributing to the problems they are experiencing and collaboratively we implement realistic strategies that produce change.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 32 years of experience in private practice, CMH centers, the public school system and the legal system. I offer solution focused approaches to therapy with the objective of obtaining results. I work with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. My primary approach is cognitive behavioral therapy which is considered to be one of the most effective evidence based therapies according to the NIMH. I work with my clients to identify the factors contributing to the problems they are experiencing and collaboratively we implement realistic strategies that produce change.
(301) 329-8049 View (301) 329-8049
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Mark Murphy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Bristow, VA 20136
I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor for over 20 years. I have worked with men, women, teens, and families on various issues. Sometimes that work involved helping them through a particular incident or life change that overwhelmed them. Other times, our work centered around longstanding topics of depression, anxiety, trauma, and addiction. With years of both institutional and outpatient experience, I enjoy helping people move from a place they can no longer tolerate to one where they feel happier and more effective. I also provide clinical supervision for LPC residents.
I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor for over 20 years. I have worked with men, women, teens, and families on various issues. Sometimes that work involved helping them through a particular incident or life change that overwhelmed them. Other times, our work centered around longstanding topics of depression, anxiety, trauma, and addiction. With years of both institutional and outpatient experience, I enjoy helping people move from a place they can no longer tolerate to one where they feel happier and more effective. I also provide clinical supervision for LPC residents.
(571) 601-1859 View (571) 601-1859
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Robin Jahanian
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CSAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristow, VA 20136
Therapy can be a great opportunity for hope, healing, and change to take place in your life. Whether it's a stressful set of life circumstances or an area in your life that you're struggling with, I look forward to working together with you to help you find what you are looking for. My diverse professional background has given me the privelege of working with a wide range of clients, such as those experiencing life changes/transitions, anxiety, stress, depression, and addiction. I seem to work mainly with male adolescents, adults and their families. Evaluation and referral services for mental health or addiction.
Therapy can be a great opportunity for hope, healing, and change to take place in your life. Whether it's a stressful set of life circumstances or an area in your life that you're struggling with, I look forward to working together with you to help you find what you are looking for. My diverse professional background has given me the privelege of working with a wide range of clients, such as those experiencing life changes/transitions, anxiety, stress, depression, and addiction. I seem to work mainly with male adolescents, adults and their families. Evaluation and referral services for mental health or addiction.
(703) 468-0675 View (703) 468-0675
Daniel H Decker
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Bristow, VA 20136
All my therapeutic expertise is centered on the development of the client's goals and objectives. I offer a variety of treatment strategies to accomodate the needs of the individual based on personality, resources and time constraints.
All my therapeutic expertise is centered on the development of the client's goals and objectives. I offer a variety of treatment strategies to accomodate the needs of the individual based on personality, resources and time constraints.
(703) 369-2643 View (703) 369-2643
Phoenix Counseling Group & Play Therapy Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CAATS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristow, VA 20136
At Phoenix Family Counseling & Play Therapy Center, PLLC we focus on helping children, adolescents and adults overcome the difficulties they are facing in life. We work with individuals, couples, families and groups. We are experienced in working to help our clients resolve issues depression, anxiety, relationship problems, divorce and remarriage, addiction, Adult Children of Alcoholics/Addicts, Children of Alcoholics/Addicts, school problems, anger problems, family conflict, ADHD and Asperger's Syndrome/High Functioning Autism. We use a variety of treatment methods that focus on changing negative thingking patterns and enhancing strenghts. We conduct workshops to the community on several topics.
At Phoenix Family Counseling & Play Therapy Center, PLLC we focus on helping children, adolescents and adults overcome the difficulties they are facing in life. We work with individuals, couples, families and groups. We are experienced in working to help our clients resolve issues depression, anxiety, relationship problems, divorce and remarriage, addiction, Adult Children of Alcoholics/Addicts, Children of Alcoholics/Addicts, school problems, anger problems, family conflict, ADHD and Asperger's Syndrome/High Functioning Autism. We use a variety of treatment methods that focus on changing negative thingking patterns and enhancing strenghts. We conduct workshops to the community on several topics.
(571) 248-7249 View (571) 248-7249
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Andrew Morton
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, RIC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bristow, VA 20136
I am a Resident in Counseling approved by the Virginia Board of Counseling working towards becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor. After a twenty-one-year military career I now serve as both a mental health therapist and advocate - committed to mental health initiatives and access across all populations. No matter the origin or circumstances- trauma, transitions, and the everyday challenges within our lives can be debilitating- keeping us from achieving the fulfilling lives we deserve.
I am a Resident in Counseling approved by the Virginia Board of Counseling working towards becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor. After a twenty-one-year military career I now serve as both a mental health therapist and advocate - committed to mental health initiatives and access across all populations. No matter the origin or circumstances- trauma, transitions, and the everyday challenges within our lives can be debilitating- keeping us from achieving the fulfilling lives we deserve.
(571) 556-9759 View (571) 556-9759
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Ruben Jose Molina Pre-Licensed Professional
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bristow, VA 20136
I believe that balance is essential to living life to the fullest. My goal is to help children, adolescents, and adults, to learn to navigate through difficult circumstances, instill hope and motivate them to go after their life goals. It is my genuine desire to enter into the broken life of a person and become a bridge through which they can walk to the other side of their brokenness with a new perspective. I am bilingual for people who prefer to converse in Spanish.
I believe that balance is essential to living life to the fullest. My goal is to help children, adolescents, and adults, to learn to navigate through difficult circumstances, instill hope and motivate them to go after their life goals. It is my genuine desire to enter into the broken life of a person and become a bridge through which they can walk to the other side of their brokenness with a new perspective. I am bilingual for people who prefer to converse in Spanish.
(571) 377-8914 View (571) 377-8914

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William “Will” Brown
Resident in Counseling, RIC
Verified Verified
Manassas, VA 20109
The decision to start therapy is a major step on the path to improving your life and making constructive changes. As a compassionate therapist, my goal is to learn your story, explore your challenges and give you the tools to achieve meaningful progress on your journey.
The decision to start therapy is a major step on the path to improving your life and making constructive changes. As a compassionate therapist, my goal is to learn your story, explore your challenges and give you the tools to achieve meaningful progress on your journey.
(571) 777-0057 View (571) 777-0057
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Douglas R McCracken
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MAATS
Verified Verified
Gainesville, VA 20155
My practice consists of adults and adolescents with mood disorders, grief and life issues. I offer a unique blend of Christian counseling with a cognitive behavorial model. Relationaly motivated to help those that enter my practice.
My practice consists of adults and adolescents with mood disorders, grief and life issues. I offer a unique blend of Christian counseling with a cognitive behavorial model. Relationaly motivated to help those that enter my practice.
(571) 317-2418 View (571) 317-2418
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2nd Chance Counseling & Family Services
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Manassas, VA 20111  (Online Only)
Throughout life, we can experience many unexpected situations and circumstances that shape how we view the world and the people around us. At times, it can feel like "life has dealt us a bad hand" from the various disappointments, traumas, family conflicts, and relationship issues that we've experienced. Together, through a collaborative effort, we can embark upon a therapeutic journey of self-discovery, self-awareness, and internal healing that can help us find meaning and purpose from the chaotic and painful circumstances.
Throughout life, we can experience many unexpected situations and circumstances that shape how we view the world and the people around us. At times, it can feel like "life has dealt us a bad hand" from the various disappointments, traumas, family conflicts, and relationship issues that we've experienced. Together, through a collaborative effort, we can embark upon a therapeutic journey of self-discovery, self-awareness, and internal healing that can help us find meaning and purpose from the chaotic and painful circumstances.
(619) 367-8097 View (619) 367-8097
Acadian Health Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Haymarket, VA 20169
We are dedicated to providing excellence with the highest quality mental health professionals. Each of our providers have specialized in distinct areas of care and provide unique forms of evidenced based techniques. This offers you variety and enables us to tailor to your specific needs. We believe in a multidisciplinary approach to mental health which involves Licensed Professional Counselors, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Psychologists, Social Workers and Acupuncturist.
We are dedicated to providing excellence with the highest quality mental health professionals. Each of our providers have specialized in distinct areas of care and provide unique forms of evidenced based techniques. This offers you variety and enables us to tailor to your specific needs. We believe in a multidisciplinary approach to mental health which involves Licensed Professional Counselors, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Psychologists, Social Workers and Acupuncturist.
(571) 487-8206 View (571) 487-8206
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Anwar Taylor
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMFT-R
Verified Verified
Manassas, VA 20110
When we are in conflict, disconnection, or misunderstanding with a loved one, we all experience distress. Our protective strategies come alive- we shut down, criticize, go numb, or pursue for reconnection. We find ourselves in the same old dance, talking different relational languages we can’t seem to reconcile, and having the same old fight. I help individuals, couples, and families talk about what is happening inside them, identify needs, and understand what is at the core of any recurring patterns. I make space for all the ways life has shaped each of you, how this impacts your interactions, and where the misses are taking place.
When we are in conflict, disconnection, or misunderstanding with a loved one, we all experience distress. Our protective strategies come alive- we shut down, criticize, go numb, or pursue for reconnection. We find ourselves in the same old dance, talking different relational languages we can’t seem to reconcile, and having the same old fight. I help individuals, couples, and families talk about what is happening inside them, identify needs, and understand what is at the core of any recurring patterns. I make space for all the ways life has shaped each of you, how this impacts your interactions, and where the misses are taking place.
(571) 496-9933 View (571) 496-9933
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Ziho David Park
Resident in Counseling, MA, CSAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manassas, VA 20109
Do you feel overwhelmed or exhausted in life? Are you struggling with anxiety, depression or substance abuse? Are you seeking a positive change in your life? Maybe you are feeling confused, lost or stuck along your journey through life. Have these issues overwhelmed your ability to cope? Whatever your struggles may be, I offer a safe space for self growth and I will support you to reach the goals you identify, overcome challenges, identify coping strategies and grow your potential.
Do you feel overwhelmed or exhausted in life? Are you struggling with anxiety, depression or substance abuse? Are you seeking a positive change in your life? Maybe you are feeling confused, lost or stuck along your journey through life. Have these issues overwhelmed your ability to cope? Whatever your struggles may be, I offer a safe space for self growth and I will support you to reach the goals you identify, overcome challenges, identify coping strategies and grow your potential.
(571) 554-6498 View (571) 554-6498
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Ellie Mental Health of Woodbridge
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Gainesville, VA 20155
Ellie Mental Health of Woodbridge isn’t your average therapy clinic. We will help you wherever you are located. We have Immediate Availability for Tele-Health Therapy and evening hours for those in school or who work. Whether telehealth or in person, we want you to feel safe, relaxed and real. Anyone, from 5 to 99, children, teens and adults can be authentic where you’re at in your mental health. Has it been a tough week with family and friends? Are you struggling at work? Are your kids overwhelmed at school? Do you feel STUCK? Call us, Let us know, we can help! We are filling the gap between surviving and thriving.
Ellie Mental Health of Woodbridge isn’t your average therapy clinic. We will help you wherever you are located. We have Immediate Availability for Tele-Health Therapy and evening hours for those in school or who work. Whether telehealth or in person, we want you to feel safe, relaxed and real. Anyone, from 5 to 99, children, teens and adults can be authentic where you’re at in your mental health. Has it been a tough week with family and friends? Are you struggling at work? Are your kids overwhelmed at school? Do you feel STUCK? Call us, Let us know, we can help! We are filling the gap between surviving and thriving.
(703) 215-1831 View (703) 215-1831
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Bryan Carroll
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manassas, VA 20110  (Online Only)
I provide online, telehealth counseling for individuals in Virginia. I work with individuals, families, groups, and couples’ of all ages. I work with clients with a wide range of issues, including (but not limited to): Depression, Anxiety, Gender Dysphoria, Racial Identity, Transgender (any age), Self-Esteem, PTSD, and other mental health concerns. I use a variety of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Play Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and Motivational Interviewing.
I provide online, telehealth counseling for individuals in Virginia. I work with individuals, families, groups, and couples’ of all ages. I work with clients with a wide range of issues, including (but not limited to): Depression, Anxiety, Gender Dysphoria, Racial Identity, Transgender (any age), Self-Esteem, PTSD, and other mental health concerns. I use a variety of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Play Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and Motivational Interviewing.
(571) 336-0861 x701 View (571) 336-0861 x701
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Andre Allsopp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Nokesville, VA 20181
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Working with over 16 years of experience with adults 18 years of age and older who struggle with Depression, Anxiety, and extreme life-changing events. My experience tells me that there is not a "cookie-cutter" approach to therapy and every individual/couple is equally as unique as they are similar. That is why I have an eclectic approach to therapy, utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from a strengths-based perspective, always considering the person(s) in their environment.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Working with over 16 years of experience with adults 18 years of age and older who struggle with Depression, Anxiety, and extreme life-changing events. My experience tells me that there is not a "cookie-cutter" approach to therapy and every individual/couple is equally as unique as they are similar. That is why I have an eclectic approach to therapy, utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from a strengths-based perspective, always considering the person(s) in their environment.
(804) 206-5975 View (804) 206-5975
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Taylor Naleppa
Resident in Counseling
Verified Verified
Nokesville, VA 20181  (Online Only)
Taylor is a seasoned professional with 8 years in mental and behavioral health, crisis intervention, and management. His diverse interventions span home, school, residential, and community settings. Acceptance and mindfulness define Taylor's approach. Whether facing personal challenges, seeking relationship support, or on a transformative journey, Taylor extends an unwaveringly compassionate welcome. As a former Registered Behavioral Technician, Residential Treatment Center Case Manager, Therapeutic Day Treatment Specialist and current School Counselor, his extensive background uniquely addresses the intricacies of mental wellness.
Taylor is a seasoned professional with 8 years in mental and behavioral health, crisis intervention, and management. His diverse interventions span home, school, residential, and community settings. Acceptance and mindfulness define Taylor's approach. Whether facing personal challenges, seeking relationship support, or on a transformative journey, Taylor extends an unwaveringly compassionate welcome. As a former Registered Behavioral Technician, Residential Treatment Center Case Manager, Therapeutic Day Treatment Specialist and current School Counselor, his extensive background uniquely addresses the intricacies of mental wellness.
(703) 544-7993 x701 View (703) 544-7993 x701
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Andrew Wynn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW
Verified Verified
Sudley Springs, VA 20109
I wish life were as easy as the old song, "nothing but Blue Skies from now on". However, some of life's challenges are complex and we can often find ourselves stuck under gray skies. It would be my privilege to partner with you while we figure out how to get you and your loved ones unstuck.
I wish life were as easy as the old song, "nothing but Blue Skies from now on". However, some of life's challenges are complex and we can often find ourselves stuck under gray skies. It would be my privilege to partner with you while we figure out how to get you and your loved ones unstuck.
(571) 568-8163 View (571) 568-8163

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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.