Male Therapists in Gainesville, VA

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Christopher Bradshaw
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Gainesville, VA 20155
Not accepting new clients
All of us are on a journey. I see the role of a counselor as someone who walks with you on yours. My counseling style blends cognitive behavioral techniques with existential humanism, which allows for the implementation of evidence-based interventions without neglecting the innate humanity of every individual. My guiding principle as a counselor is to meet clients where they are and help them grow into the best version of themselves.
All of us are on a journey. I see the role of a counselor as someone who walks with you on yours. My counseling style blends cognitive behavioral techniques with existential humanism, which allows for the implementation of evidence-based interventions without neglecting the innate humanity of every individual. My guiding principle as a counselor is to meet clients where they are and help them grow into the best version of themselves.
(571) 554-5903 View (571) 554-5903
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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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Michael James Allard
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Gainesville, VA 20155
I focus on providing an environment that is understanding and productive in helping clients make progress towards their goals. I work with clients to identify underlying problems, improve self-awareness and to develop specific skills that address the client's needs. My mission is to support, educate and empower people.
I focus on providing an environment that is understanding and productive in helping clients make progress towards their goals. I work with clients to identify underlying problems, improve self-awareness and to develop specific skills that address the client's needs. My mission is to support, educate and empower people.
(571) 248-3345 View (571) 248-3345
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James Joseph Rubin, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Gainesville, VA 20155
Life can be a difficult journey. As a Licensed Professional Counselor with over twelve years of experience, I provide counseling to individuals, families, and groups consisting of adolescents, adults, couples, families, and the elderly. Helping clients increase self-empowerment is done with personal growth in self-awareness. I incorporate a creative, positive, supportive, caring approach to assist you with the issues you are encountering, whether it be mental/emotional health, family issues, education or employment stressors. As a Pastoral Counselor, I provide spiritual/religious counseling for someone's faith journey.
Life can be a difficult journey. As a Licensed Professional Counselor with over twelve years of experience, I provide counseling to individuals, families, and groups consisting of adolescents, adults, couples, families, and the elderly. Helping clients increase self-empowerment is done with personal growth in self-awareness. I incorporate a creative, positive, supportive, caring approach to assist you with the issues you are encountering, whether it be mental/emotional health, family issues, education or employment stressors. As a Pastoral Counselor, I provide spiritual/religious counseling for someone's faith journey.
(571) 297-1728 View (571) 297-1728
Phoenix Counseling Group & Play Therapy Center
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CAATS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gainesville, VA 20155
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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Richard Villa
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Gainesville, VA 20155
Richard A. Villa is a Bilingual Licensed Professional Counselor, a Master Addictions Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and a Certified School Counselor in Virginia who has been practicing since 1991. Richard has served as a Military and Family Life Counselor at various military installations both in the United States and abroad. Additionally, he has taught psychology courses at Navarro College and at Texas A&M University. Richard has also completed all coursework for his doctorate and hopes to finalize his program soon. Richard has a diverse mental health and substance abuse background and experience.
Richard A. Villa is a Bilingual Licensed Professional Counselor, a Master Addictions Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and a Certified School Counselor in Virginia who has been practicing since 1991. Richard has served as a Military and Family Life Counselor at various military installations both in the United States and abroad. Additionally, he has taught psychology courses at Navarro College and at Texas A&M University. Richard has also completed all coursework for his doctorate and hopes to finalize his program soon. Richard has a diverse mental health and substance abuse background and experience.
(571) 520-6449 View (571) 520-6449
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Chase Butala
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LPC, LCPC VA, MD WVA
Verified Verified
Gainesville, VA 20155
Chase received his Bachelor's Degree in Sociology in 2006 at the Shippensburg University, and his Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from West Virginia University in 2009. He has 15 plus years of experience in the mental health field. In 2009 he was, and remains, certified as a Rehabilitation Counselor by Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification. He worked at Timber Ridge School (Winchester, VA) for 5 years providing case management, group interventions, crisis intervention, and assisting in treatment development for adolescent males.
Chase received his Bachelor's Degree in Sociology in 2006 at the Shippensburg University, and his Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from West Virginia University in 2009. He has 15 plus years of experience in the mental health field. In 2009 he was, and remains, certified as a Rehabilitation Counselor by Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification. He worked at Timber Ridge School (Winchester, VA) for 5 years providing case management, group interventions, crisis intervention, and assisting in treatment development for adolescent males.
(540) 592-4723 View (540) 592-4723
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William Floyd Counseling Center
BCPC, MDiv
Verified Verified
Gainesville, VA 20155
Our group practice offers professional licensed counseling, certified life coaching and pastoral counseling focused on the foundations of the Bible. Our counselors includes LPCs, LCSWs along with Certified Life Coaches. Our professional team offers reasonable rates while there are free options from our Certified and Pastoral team. The practice does not accept insurance. Learn more at www.williamfloydcenter.com. The William Floyd Counseling Center is a ministry of Park Valley Church.
Our group practice offers professional licensed counseling, certified life coaching and pastoral counseling focused on the foundations of the Bible. Our counselors includes LPCs, LCSWs along with Certified Life Coaches. Our professional team offers reasonable rates while there are free options from our Certified and Pastoral team. The practice does not accept insurance. Learn more at www.williamfloydcenter.com. The William Floyd Counseling Center is a ministry of Park Valley Church.
(571) 946-8386 View (571) 946-8386
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Hypnoconsult LLC
BCH, CI, OB
Verified Verified
Gainesville, VA 20155
Tim Horn is a consulting hypnotist practicing in Northern Virginia since 1993. He runs a successful hypnosis and training center in Manassas. Tim is the only National Guild of Hypnotist's (NGH) Board Certified and Certified Instructor in Prince William County. In the past twenty years, Tim has completed additional certifications in Pain Management, Sleep Improvement, Smoking Cessation, Pediatric Hypnosis, Ultra Height and Working in the Esdaile State. Tim began his study of hypnosis after using it to overcome panic disorders and has spent the past two decades using that knowledge to help others.
Tim Horn is a consulting hypnotist practicing in Northern Virginia since 1993. He runs a successful hypnosis and training center in Manassas. Tim is the only National Guild of Hypnotist's (NGH) Board Certified and Certified Instructor in Prince William County. In the past twenty years, Tim has completed additional certifications in Pain Management, Sleep Improvement, Smoking Cessation, Pediatric Hypnosis, Ultra Height and Working in the Esdaile State. Tim began his study of hypnosis after using it to overcome panic disorders and has spent the past two decades using that knowledge to help others.
(703) 997-7597 View (703) 997-7597
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Russell A Hunter Psy D
Psychologist, PLLC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gainesville, VA 20155  (Online Only)
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience specializing in the treatment of Panic Attacks, OCD, Generalized Anxiety, and ADHD. I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults, older adults, and published a book on Panic Attacks "Attacking Panic: The Power To Be Calm." I am licensed to practice in Virginia. In my current work I have been collaboratively working with clients on issues related to OCD, major life adjustments, and identity exploration.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience specializing in the treatment of Panic Attacks, OCD, Generalized Anxiety, and ADHD. I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults, older adults, and published a book on Panic Attacks "Attacking Panic: The Power To Be Calm." I am licensed to practice in Virginia. In my current work I have been collaboratively working with clients on issues related to OCD, major life adjustments, and identity exploration.
(571) 454-8007 View (571) 454-8007
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Matt Dean
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Gainesville, VA 20156
After serving the Northern Virginia area for the last 23 years in prominent agency and home based counseling settings, I have established myself as a successful psychotherapist. While using a Cognitive Behavioral and Brief Therapy Approach, I am able to help individuals experiencing depressed moods, anxiety issues, anger management issues, loss/ grief, PTSD, abuse and relationship issues.
After serving the Northern Virginia area for the last 23 years in prominent agency and home based counseling settings, I have established myself as a successful psychotherapist. While using a Cognitive Behavioral and Brief Therapy Approach, I am able to help individuals experiencing depressed moods, anxiety issues, anger management issues, loss/ grief, PTSD, abuse and relationship issues.
(703) 468-8236 View (703) 468-8236
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Jay Farris
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC, MA, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
Gainesville, VA 20155  (Online Only)
Following 26 years of military service Jay Farris works with individuals and couples. Jay has a tremendous amount of experience in leadership, arbitration and mediation, mentoring, team building, crisis management, marriage and family therapy, as well as CBT. God has uniquely prepared Jay through his extensive life, work, ministry and educational experiences to provide support and guidance to those working toward reconciliation, healing, and the development of life skills that free them to experience and share the hope, love, joy, peace and purpose that God intends for them.
Following 26 years of military service Jay Farris works with individuals and couples. Jay has a tremendous amount of experience in leadership, arbitration and mediation, mentoring, team building, crisis management, marriage and family therapy, as well as CBT. God has uniquely prepared Jay through his extensive life, work, ministry and educational experiences to provide support and guidance to those working toward reconciliation, healing, and the development of life skills that free them to experience and share the hope, love, joy, peace and purpose that God intends for them.
(540) 905-8894 View (540) 905-8894
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Daniel Kneip
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Gainesville, VA 20155
Dan has over 15 years of experience working with a diverse and inclusive variety of individuals (adults, teenagers and children 10+) and families. Dan attempts to approach treatment holistically and believes in addressing the whole person/family system. Dan's therapeutic style could best be described as casual & personal vs. clinical & 'stuffy'; motivational vs. directive.
Dan has over 15 years of experience working with a diverse and inclusive variety of individuals (adults, teenagers and children 10+) and families. Dan attempts to approach treatment holistically and believes in addressing the whole person/family system. Dan's therapeutic style could best be described as casual & personal vs. clinical & 'stuffy'; motivational vs. directive.
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Scott Heine
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Gainesville, VA 20155
Dr. Scott Heine is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has over three decades of experience as a pastoral counselor before being further trained to specialize in clinical mental health counseling. His collaborative, compassionate approach to therapy is ideal for those struggling with past and present trauma, relationship issues, life transitions, grief & loss, anxiety, and stress. Dr. Heine recognizes that life can be messy, complicated, and painful, and he applies creativity to empower clients to find relief and hope in their unique circumstances.
Dr. Scott Heine is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has over three decades of experience as a pastoral counselor before being further trained to specialize in clinical mental health counseling. His collaborative, compassionate approach to therapy is ideal for those struggling with past and present trauma, relationship issues, life transitions, grief & loss, anxiety, and stress. Dr. Heine recognizes that life can be messy, complicated, and painful, and he applies creativity to empower clients to find relief and hope in their unique circumstances.
(571) 554-2874 View (571) 554-2874
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Taylor Naleppa
Resident in Counseling
Verified Verified
Gainesville, VA 20155  (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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Dr. Daniel M Kimonyi
LPC-R
Verified Verified
Gainesville, VA 20155
When grappling with life's relentless challenges, like grief, loss, trauma, depression, and anxiety, we can feel trapped in a seemingly unchangeable reality. In these moments, Viktor Frankl's poignant words ring true: "When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves." As your therapist, I am committed to walking alongside you and igniting this inherent transformative power within you. Together, we'll journey through these difficult times, building resilience and strength, and carving out fresh perspectives to light your way forward.
When grappling with life's relentless challenges, like grief, loss, trauma, depression, and anxiety, we can feel trapped in a seemingly unchangeable reality. In these moments, Viktor Frankl's poignant words ring true: "When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves." As your therapist, I am committed to walking alongside you and igniting this inherent transformative power within you. Together, we'll journey through these difficult times, building resilience and strength, and carving out fresh perspectives to light your way forward.
(434) 216-3704 View (434) 216-3704
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Adam Terrell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gainesville, VA 20155  (Online Only)
I am excited to begin working with anyone wanting change, and have found myself especially passionate about helping young men and adolescents find meaning and joy in life and their relationships. My mission is to provide a safe and empathetic space where individuals and families can navigate the challenges that often accompany adolescence and young adulthood, relationships, and family dynamics. I want to empower my clients to implement the changes they need to reach their goals.
I am excited to begin working with anyone wanting change, and have found myself especially passionate about helping young men and adolescents find meaning and joy in life and their relationships. My mission is to provide a safe and empathetic space where individuals and families can navigate the challenges that often accompany adolescence and young adulthood, relationships, and family dynamics. I want to empower my clients to implement the changes they need to reach their goals.
(540) 269-4523 View (540) 269-4523
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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 want you to feel safe and comfortable with us. We want the real you. We want to talk about the Elephant in the Room. 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 your 5 or 99, if you feeling stuck, then it is Time for a change. We have 15 therapists waiting to take your call.
Ellie Mental Health of Woodbridge isn’t your average therapy clinic. We want you to feel safe and comfortable with us. We want the real you. We want to talk about the Elephant in the Room. 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 your 5 or 99, if you feeling stuck, then it is Time for a change. We have 15 therapists waiting to take your call.
(703) 215-1831 View (703) 215-1831
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Bryan Carroll
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gainesville, VA 20156  (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 View (571) 336-0861
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Shariff Ruffin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Gainesville, VA 20155  (Online Only)
Have you been looking to talk to someone about challenges and everyday life? And have these challenges made you feel hopeless or not good enough or influenced you to use substances to cope? Overcoming these feelings might feel impossible to do and make you feel “stuck”.
Have you been looking to talk to someone about challenges and everyday life? And have these challenges made you feel hopeless or not good enough or influenced you to use substances to cope? Overcoming these feelings might feel impossible to do and make you feel “stuck”.
(571) 200-6980 View (571) 200-6980

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.