Male Therapists in Clifton, VA

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Philip Cerrato
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW, MDiv
Verified Verified
Clifton, VA 20124
Seek counseling is a sign of inner strength and a desire to be a better person. No matter what the reason you will feel better once you meet with me, a non-judgmental therapist. As a Clinical Social Worker and therapist I am part of a profession that is well known for helping others cope with the passages of life and meeting you where you are. All races, genders and orientations are welcome here. I will walk with you to help you overcome your challenges and assist your growth into loving kindness for yourself and others. Feel free to call me with any questions at 703.508.4578
Seek counseling is a sign of inner strength and a desire to be a better person. No matter what the reason you will feel better once you meet with me, a non-judgmental therapist. As a Clinical Social Worker and therapist I am part of a profession that is well known for helping others cope with the passages of life and meeting you where you are. All races, genders and orientations are welcome here. I will walk with you to help you overcome your challenges and assist your growth into loving kindness for yourself and others. Feel free to call me with any questions at 703.508.4578
(703) 349-7034 View (703) 349-7034
Daniel H Decker
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, LMFT
Verified Verified
Clifton, VA 20124
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
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Andrew (Andy) E. Hart
Resident in Counseling
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Clifton, VA 20124
Not accepting new clients
Each of us faces different challenges in our lives. It can be difficult to navigate them alone. We must learn to adapt to the expected and unexpected changes in life. During these times of change, it is helpful to have empathetic and caring support to understand what you are going through and find a way to adjust. Whether it is walking through the inevitable challenges of a relationship, career transitions or facing the unexpected “curve balls” of mental health and addictions, we can work together to understand how best to face them.
Each of us faces different challenges in our lives. It can be difficult to navigate them alone. We must learn to adapt to the expected and unexpected changes in life. During these times of change, it is helpful to have empathetic and caring support to understand what you are going through and find a way to adjust. Whether it is walking through the inevitable challenges of a relationship, career transitions or facing the unexpected “curve balls” of mental health and addictions, we can work together to understand how best to face them.
(571) 556-3731 View (571) 556-3731

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Synergy Counseling
Pre-Licensed Professional, QMHP, Trainee
Verified Verified
Fairfax, VA 22030
I firmly believe in the importance of collaborating with clients to help them get the results they want. I strive to work with clients in a personable and empathetic way and I work to be effective in helping clients to make positive life changes. I am committed to assisting clients in their journey towards personal growth, healing, and authenticity. I am available to work with clients, ranging from ages 13 to adults, in developing coping skills and working through issues with stress, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, developing life goals, anger, and conflict resolution.
I firmly believe in the importance of collaborating with clients to help them get the results they want. I strive to work with clients in a personable and empathetic way and I work to be effective in helping clients to make positive life changes. I am committed to assisting clients in their journey towards personal growth, healing, and authenticity. I am available to work with clients, ranging from ages 13 to adults, in developing coping skills and working through issues with stress, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, developing life goals, anger, and conflict resolution.
(571) 603-7940 View (571) 603-7940
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Antonio Kallungal
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Fairfax, VA 22030  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with worrying about whether you fit in? Have you ever at times felt ashamed for being who you are? As a therapist who works heavily with individuals in BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities, I can help. Becoming a fully integrated person is a life long journey and I am so excited to walk alongside you in this. My goal as a therapist is to help you fully realize your self worth, gain self confidence, and truly love yourself for who you are. I firmly believe that every individual deserves to love and accept themselves, and this is where I hope I can assist..
Do you struggle with worrying about whether you fit in? Have you ever at times felt ashamed for being who you are? As a therapist who works heavily with individuals in BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities, I can help. Becoming a fully integrated person is a life long journey and I am so excited to walk alongside you in this. My goal as a therapist is to help you fully realize your self worth, gain self confidence, and truly love yourself for who you are. I firmly believe that every individual deserves to love and accept themselves, and this is where I hope I can assist..
(703) 952-7034 View (703) 952-7034
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Matt Mullenix
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Fairfax, VA 20151  (Online Only)
Dealing with mental health symptoms that seem too difficult to take on alone? Do you struggle to fit in, feel misunderstood or that your voice isn't heard? Allow my warm, relaxed and non-judgmental style provide you with a safe and welcoming space to share. Together, let's explore your unique journey to help gather insight, explore emotions, and develop coping skills. Let's help you heal and regain a newfound sense of self and meaning as we set achievable goals, and cultivate resiliency in all facets of life. If you're ready for a collaborative and empowering therapeutic experience, reach out—because your well-being matters!
Dealing with mental health symptoms that seem too difficult to take on alone? Do you struggle to fit in, feel misunderstood or that your voice isn't heard? Allow my warm, relaxed and non-judgmental style provide you with a safe and welcoming space to share. Together, let's explore your unique journey to help gather insight, explore emotions, and develop coping skills. Let's help you heal and regain a newfound sense of self and meaning as we set achievable goals, and cultivate resiliency in all facets of life. If you're ready for a collaborative and empowering therapeutic experience, reach out—because your well-being matters!
(757) 996-5244 View (757) 996-5244
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Ruben C Gonzalez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Springfield, VA 22152  (Online Only)
In today’s ever changing world, the need for mental health support is vital to understanding yourself and to feel a sense of belonging and purpose. I believe taking a more holistic approach is key. Before becoming a therapist, I spent 32 years as an actor, director, and writer in the performing arts. This experience has allowed me a unique understanding of human beings and how personalities are formed and expressed through relationships. Most importantly, I have learned to build rapport with others which is a vital aspect of therapy.
In today’s ever changing world, the need for mental health support is vital to understanding yourself and to feel a sense of belonging and purpose. I believe taking a more holistic approach is key. Before becoming a therapist, I spent 32 years as an actor, director, and writer in the performing arts. This experience has allowed me a unique understanding of human beings and how personalities are formed and expressed through relationships. Most importantly, I have learned to build rapport with others which is a vital aspect of therapy.
(703) 782-3604 View (703) 782-3604
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Nathan Park
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oakton, VA 22124
How you think determines how you feel, and I want you to feel safe and secure. My goal is to provide you with the mental tools to challenge your unwanted feelings, intrusive thoughts, and to love yourself so that you can lead a sustainably emotional life. My preferred modalities are CBT, solution-focused therapy, and DBT. I specialize in providing counseling for people with trauma. Most importantly, I value our therapeutic relationship and sharing unconditional positive regard with you.
How you think determines how you feel, and I want you to feel safe and secure. My goal is to provide you with the mental tools to challenge your unwanted feelings, intrusive thoughts, and to love yourself so that you can lead a sustainably emotional life. My preferred modalities are CBT, solution-focused therapy, and DBT. I specialize in providing counseling for people with trauma. Most importantly, I value our therapeutic relationship and sharing unconditional positive regard with you.
(571) 651-8417 View (571) 651-8417
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Jack Allen Merenda
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Fairfax, VA 22030
I've been a licensed clinical psychologist since 1994, and have counseled people with a wide range of life challenges, including: anxiety, stress, depression, self-image, men's issues, having a family member with special needs, spirituality, and major life transitions. I employ an individualized blend of therapeutic skills, to explore your life challenge through compassionate listening and meaningful interaction, with the goal towards deeper understanding which guides effective action planning and follow-through.
I've been a licensed clinical psychologist since 1994, and have counseled people with a wide range of life challenges, including: anxiety, stress, depression, self-image, men's issues, having a family member with special needs, spirituality, and major life transitions. I employ an individualized blend of therapeutic skills, to explore your life challenge through compassionate listening and meaningful interaction, with the goal towards deeper understanding which guides effective action planning and follow-through.
(703) 636-2888 x7 View (703) 636-2888 x7
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Keith D Huffman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Fairfax, VA 22033  (Online Only)
My ideal client are the ones who tried therapy in the past, felt like it didn't match or work as well as they had wanted and are hesitant to try again but hold out hope that they can have the life they always wanted. One of the greatest feelings I have as a therapist is watching a client is seeing a client go from lack of confidence and hope to to a place of confidence, peace and happiness.
My ideal client are the ones who tried therapy in the past, felt like it didn't match or work as well as they had wanted and are hesitant to try again but hold out hope that they can have the life they always wanted. One of the greatest feelings I have as a therapist is watching a client is seeing a client go from lack of confidence and hope to to a place of confidence, peace and happiness.
(434) 226-5745 View (434) 226-5745
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Roger Craig Rothman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Fairfax, VA 22030
The key to successful psychotherapy is the trusting relationship which the therapist and client establish. Throughout my career, I have worked hard to welcome, listen and understand in an informal and collaborative manner. My approach with all of my clients, regardless of their age, is to focus on their strengths and to be flexible. I believe that maintaining regular communication with other care givers and family members, (where appropriate,) is key to making progress. My many years of working in the same community allows me to have a vast knowledge of local services, including other professionals.
The key to successful psychotherapy is the trusting relationship which the therapist and client establish. Throughout my career, I have worked hard to welcome, listen and understand in an informal and collaborative manner. My approach with all of my clients, regardless of their age, is to focus on their strengths and to be flexible. I believe that maintaining regular communication with other care givers and family members, (where appropriate,) is key to making progress. My many years of working in the same community allows me to have a vast knowledge of local services, including other professionals.
(703) 962-6684 View (703) 962-6684
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John Louis Ehlers III
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Springfield, VA 22015
Over the past 15 years I have learned that the change process is collaborative and requires a unified focus between therapist and client. In therapy, the most positive outcomes occur when we develop a healthy therapeutic relationship and focus on the same goals. Building this relationship allows both therapist and client to feel comfortable while cultivating positive change. I practice from a wellness perspective that states everything we experience throughout our lives is a natural part of our development as individuals. I will meet you wherever you may be emotionally knowing that your life's journey has brought you to this place.
Over the past 15 years I have learned that the change process is collaborative and requires a unified focus between therapist and client. In therapy, the most positive outcomes occur when we develop a healthy therapeutic relationship and focus on the same goals. Building this relationship allows both therapist and client to feel comfortable while cultivating positive change. I practice from a wellness perspective that states everything we experience throughout our lives is a natural part of our development as individuals. I will meet you wherever you may be emotionally knowing that your life's journey has brought you to this place.
(703) 457-9787 View (703) 457-9787
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Derek Clark
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Fairfax, VA 22033  (Online Only)
What if you could deeply connect with people, trust yourself fully, and wake up excited for life? Difficult life events led you to coping in ways that were vital for surviving in the past, but now they are holding you back from living the life you want. I offer the opportunity for change. I can help you understand these protective parts of yourself, and gain a deeper Self awareness. By working together, we can heal the parts of you that are stuck in the past, and have kept you from moving forward. These parts show up as addiction, anxiety, depression, & self sabotage to distract from the pain beneath.
What if you could deeply connect with people, trust yourself fully, and wake up excited for life? Difficult life events led you to coping in ways that were vital for surviving in the past, but now they are holding you back from living the life you want. I offer the opportunity for change. I can help you understand these protective parts of yourself, and gain a deeper Self awareness. By working together, we can heal the parts of you that are stuck in the past, and have kept you from moving forward. These parts show up as addiction, anxiety, depression, & self sabotage to distract from the pain beneath.
(571) 568-5339 View (571) 568-5339
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Eric D. Zelsdorf
Psychologist, PsyD, LCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Herndon, VA 20171
Waitlist for new clients
In addition to psychology, I have an educational/work background in engineering, including disaster management, and bring a balance of empathy and evidence-based approaches to help you resolve issues. With hands on training in community mental health, I am comfortable working with with a diverse client base, including all genders, nationalities, races, disabilities, and ages, with a wide range of emotional challenges and issues. I have experience working with trauma, depression, and anxiety. I have a personal passion for equality and I am a strong LGBTQ+ supporter.
In addition to psychology, I have an educational/work background in engineering, including disaster management, and bring a balance of empathy and evidence-based approaches to help you resolve issues. With hands on training in community mental health, I am comfortable working with with a diverse client base, including all genders, nationalities, races, disabilities, and ages, with a wide range of emotional challenges and issues. I have experience working with trauma, depression, and anxiety. I have a personal passion for equality and I am a strong LGBTQ+ supporter.
(703) 468-4137 View (703) 468-4137
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Richard Stephens
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, EdS
Verified Verified
Fairfax, VA 22030
I have experience helping individuals from varied cultural and socio-economic backgrounds struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, substance abuse, and social skills difficulties.
I have experience helping individuals from varied cultural and socio-economic backgrounds struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, substance abuse, and social skills difficulties.
(571) 450-9333 View (571) 450-9333
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Judson Richardson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, CBIS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fairfax, VA 22033  (Online Only)
Are you anxious that you might not be able to handle this big life challenge with your physical & emotional wellbeing, authenticity & integrity, and values & serenity still intact? Are you hopeful that maybe, just maybe, you can come out on the other side of it with new growth & wisdom? Are you struggling to navigate life and find fulfillment, love, & belonging as someone who's “different”, even from some of the people & communities you love most? Are you feeling overwhelmed, disconnected, unseen, unheard, or unfulfilled in your relationships? Do you wrestle with inner whispers of shame, and wonder “Am I enough? Am I good enough?"
Are you anxious that you might not be able to handle this big life challenge with your physical & emotional wellbeing, authenticity & integrity, and values & serenity still intact? Are you hopeful that maybe, just maybe, you can come out on the other side of it with new growth & wisdom? Are you struggling to navigate life and find fulfillment, love, & belonging as someone who's “different”, even from some of the people & communities you love most? Are you feeling overwhelmed, disconnected, unseen, unheard, or unfulfilled in your relationships? Do you wrestle with inner whispers of shame, and wonder “Am I enough? Am I good enough?"
(202) 968-3279 View (202) 968-3279
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Anwar Taylor
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMFT-R
Verified Verified
Fairfax, VA 22030
When we are in conflict, disconnection, or misunderstanding with a loved one, we all experience distress. Our protective strategies come alive, shutting down, criticizing, going numb, or pursuing for reconnection. We find ourselves in the same old dance, talking different relational languages we can’t seem to reconcile, having the same old fight. I help individuals and couples 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, shutting down, criticizing, going numb, or pursuing for reconnection. We find ourselves in the same old dance, talking different relational languages we can’t seem to reconcile, having the same old fight. I help individuals and couples 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) 771-2637 View (571) 771-2637
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Matthew B Gonzalez
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Chantilly, VA 20153
Dr. Matthew Gonzalez is a fully licensed clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist. He has over 30 years of experience spanning all age groups, populations, settings, and the full spectrum of mental, emotional, behavioral, and cognitive concerns. He earned his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Michigan and his Doctorate (Psy.D.) from Rutgers University. For the past 13 years, Dr. Gonzalez has worked with civilian, military, government, and intelligence community populations. Prior to that, he ran a busy private practice in both clinical and neuropsychology in Michigan.
Dr. Matthew Gonzalez is a fully licensed clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist. He has over 30 years of experience spanning all age groups, populations, settings, and the full spectrum of mental, emotional, behavioral, and cognitive concerns. He earned his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Michigan and his Doctorate (Psy.D.) from Rutgers University. For the past 13 years, Dr. Gonzalez has worked with civilian, military, government, and intelligence community populations. Prior to that, he ran a busy private practice in both clinical and neuropsychology in Michigan.
(571) 601-3608 View (571) 601-3608
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Dr. Taylor Stevens
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Fairfax, VA 22030  (Online Only)
Through compassion and a wealth of experience, I am dedicated to helping trauma survivors find paths to posttraumatic growth. I also support those facing depression, anxiety, and relational challenges. Embracing clients from diverse backgrounds and beliefs, I find immense joy in the journey of getting to know each individual. If you want a psychologist who blends flexibility with a goal-oriented, science-based approach, I would be honored to be part of your healing journey. Let's navigate this together, fostering growth and resilience along the way.
Through compassion and a wealth of experience, I am dedicated to helping trauma survivors find paths to posttraumatic growth. I also support those facing depression, anxiety, and relational challenges. Embracing clients from diverse backgrounds and beliefs, I find immense joy in the journey of getting to know each individual. If you want a psychologist who blends flexibility with a goal-oriented, science-based approach, I would be honored to be part of your healing journey. Let's navigate this together, fostering growth and resilience along the way.
(910) 764-6222 View (910) 764-6222
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Jacob Clark
Resident in Counseling, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fairfax, VA 22030  (Online Only)
My speciality is in trauma which I have published on. I use EMDR, parts work and a psychodynamic approach. I particularly appreciate working with those who were chronically stressed in their childhood & doing couples intensives. I have extensive experience working with U.S. service members, business leaders with stressful jobs, intimate partner violence, and childhoods of neglect & deprivation. I also conduct research on trauma and health psychology. I do not just, "sit and listen." I play an active role in your therapy.
My speciality is in trauma which I have published on. I use EMDR, parts work and a psychodynamic approach. I particularly appreciate working with those who were chronically stressed in their childhood & doing couples intensives. I have extensive experience working with U.S. service members, business leaders with stressful jobs, intimate partner violence, and childhoods of neglect & deprivation. I also conduct research on trauma and health psychology. I do not just, "sit and listen." I play an active role in your therapy.
(571) 556-7925 View (571) 556-7925
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.