Male Therapists in McLean, VA

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Geoff Michaelson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
McLean, VA 22101  (Online Only)
Are you stressed, anxious, depressed, or feel out of control?Whether a parent concerned about a child, an adult, or couple, we can work together on your concerns. Do you want help with smoking, chronic pain, public speaking, phobias or sexual problems? We can develop a program to address these problems.If you are an executive or professional a coaching plan for career and business goals may help. Perhaps you want to write a book or perform better at a sport. We will approach your future with a problem solving, empathic and supportive approach. Warm regards! Geoff Michaelson,Ph.D.
Are you stressed, anxious, depressed, or feel out of control?Whether a parent concerned about a child, an adult, or couple, we can work together on your concerns. Do you want help with smoking, chronic pain, public speaking, phobias or sexual problems? We can develop a program to address these problems.If you are an executive or professional a coaching plan for career and business goals may help. Perhaps you want to write a book or perform better at a sport. We will approach your future with a problem solving, empathic and supportive approach. Warm regards! Geoff Michaelson,Ph.D.
(703) 883-1770 View (703) 883-1770
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Tilmer Engebretson
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
McLean, VA 22102
I work in a cognitive behavioral conceptual framework and use a range of skills and tools to help people feel better, improve functioning, and better cope with life's difficulties. These difficulties may involve stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, bipolar disorder, OCD, anger, coping with cancer or other chronic illnesses, marital distress, interpersonal problems, or trauma/PTSD. In the process of our interactive work together, we will clarify what processes are disruptive and help you learn ways to better adjust, cope, and deal with those difficulties. In this way, stress is reduced and life satisfaction is enhanced.
I work in a cognitive behavioral conceptual framework and use a range of skills and tools to help people feel better, improve functioning, and better cope with life's difficulties. These difficulties may involve stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, bipolar disorder, OCD, anger, coping with cancer or other chronic illnesses, marital distress, interpersonal problems, or trauma/PTSD. In the process of our interactive work together, we will clarify what processes are disruptive and help you learn ways to better adjust, cope, and deal with those difficulties. In this way, stress is reduced and life satisfaction is enhanced.
(571) 248-1968 View (571) 248-1968
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Bennett Crawford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
McLean, VA 22101
I specialize in working with teens and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, adjustment, and trauma. Many people I work with feel stuck in their lives and have lost their sense of direction, purpose, and meaning. Filled with negative self-judgement, fear, anxiety, disconnection and hopelessness, they are looking to find a deep sense of peace, inspiration, and empowerment to live the life they really long for.
I specialize in working with teens and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, adjustment, and trauma. Many people I work with feel stuck in their lives and have lost their sense of direction, purpose, and meaning. Filled with negative self-judgement, fear, anxiety, disconnection and hopelessness, they are looking to find a deep sense of peace, inspiration, and empowerment to live the life they really long for.
(571) 410-2878 View (571) 410-2878
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Zach Lehman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
McLean, VA 22101
Thank you for viewing my profile. I am currently booked and unavailable to see new clients... If you are an adult with anxiety or low self-esteem or if you are feeling stuck and unable to make progress, I can offer you insights, support, and practical strategies needed to overcome these challenges.
Thank you for viewing my profile. I am currently booked and unavailable to see new clients... If you are an adult with anxiety or low self-esteem or if you are feeling stuck and unable to make progress, I can offer you insights, support, and practical strategies needed to overcome these challenges.
(703) 372-9441 View (703) 372-9441
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Sunstone Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
McLean, VA 22101
DAYTIME AVAILABILITY. TRICARE CERTIFIED. LICENSED IN VA & DC: Do you need a compassionate, balanced male perspective on your relationship? Are you looking for ways to rekindle the passion you once had for your partner? Will your partner only attend counseling with a male therapist? Are you dealing with significant anger issues that are pulling you apart or damaging your life? Well, I am your therapist! I am also great with children (Play Therapy) and adolescence dealing with behavioral issues such as ADHD. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 15 years of experience who is available to all clients with any issues.
DAYTIME AVAILABILITY. TRICARE CERTIFIED. LICENSED IN VA & DC: Do you need a compassionate, balanced male perspective on your relationship? Are you looking for ways to rekindle the passion you once had for your partner? Will your partner only attend counseling with a male therapist? Are you dealing with significant anger issues that are pulling you apart or damaging your life? Well, I am your therapist! I am also great with children (Play Therapy) and adolescence dealing with behavioral issues such as ADHD. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 15 years of experience who is available to all clients with any issues.
(703) 935-0015 View (703) 935-0015
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David L Trautmann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
McLean, VA 22101
It’s been my lifelong desire and a source of deep personal satisfaction to be able to assist people who are in distress find ways to resolve the life struggles and challenges they are having, and I have enjoyed helping others as we all deserve to be helped. From an early age I have known, and have come increasingly to understand, how key our understandings and attitudes, choices and behaviors are to our happiness and success, sense of well-being and happiness in all areas of life. If you want that, or just want to stop hurting and feeling bad and to have better relations with the people in your life, I am most happy to assist!
It’s been my lifelong desire and a source of deep personal satisfaction to be able to assist people who are in distress find ways to resolve the life struggles and challenges they are having, and I have enjoyed helping others as we all deserve to be helped. From an early age I have known, and have come increasingly to understand, how key our understandings and attitudes, choices and behaviors are to our happiness and success, sense of well-being and happiness in all areas of life. If you want that, or just want to stop hurting and feeling bad and to have better relations with the people in your life, I am most happy to assist!
(571) 317-2294 View (571) 317-2294
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Walker Milligan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
McLean, VA 22101
The most transformative gifts you can give yourself are self-exploration and radical compassion. You and I can work together to develop these and other tools.
The most transformative gifts you can give yourself are self-exploration and radical compassion. You and I can work together to develop these and other tools.
(703) 215-3501 View (703) 215-3501
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Eric McClerren
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
McLean, VA 22101
Historically, you've succeeded at just about everything you do. But whether you are a senior executive, a professional athlete, or a stay-at-home mom, we all eventually hit a wall. The anxiety becomes intense enough that we think others are starting to notice. The depression gets harder to beat on our own. Someone uses the word "addiction" for the first time. We all want to excel at work and feel connected at home, but sometimes we just feel stuck.
Historically, you've succeeded at just about everything you do. But whether you are a senior executive, a professional athlete, or a stay-at-home mom, we all eventually hit a wall. The anxiety becomes intense enough that we think others are starting to notice. The depression gets harder to beat on our own. Someone uses the word "addiction" for the first time. We all want to excel at work and feel connected at home, but sometimes we just feel stuck.
(571) 200-7750 View (571) 200-7750
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Matthew Ryan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
McLean, VA 22101
I have been in the psychology/counseling field since 2002. I am currently a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Commonwealth of Virginia, National Certified Counselor (NCC). As a former NCAA D1 athlete, I feel strongly that exercise is an important component to a healthy mind, body, and soul. I have a sharp interest incorporating this philosophy in my workings as a licensed mental health therapist. I currently am a therapist in McLean, Va working for Ryan Counseling, PLLC. I was nominated and featured in 2012, 2014, 2017, 2022 Northern Virginia Magazine "Top Doctors."
I have been in the psychology/counseling field since 2002. I am currently a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Commonwealth of Virginia, National Certified Counselor (NCC). As a former NCAA D1 athlete, I feel strongly that exercise is an important component to a healthy mind, body, and soul. I have a sharp interest incorporating this philosophy in my workings as a licensed mental health therapist. I currently am a therapist in McLean, Va working for Ryan Counseling, PLLC. I was nominated and featured in 2012, 2014, 2017, 2022 Northern Virginia Magazine "Top Doctors."
(703) 291-1738 View (703) 291-1738
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Brian Jacobs
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
McLean, VA 22101
My treatment approach combines the latest advances in Western neuroscience with evidence-based mindfulness practices rooted in Eastern philosophies. I primarily utilize two complementary modalities - Experiential Dynamic Therapy (EDT) and Internal Family Systems (IFS). These are evidenced based and trauma-informed treatments that aim to address the root causes of psychological suffering rather than simply addressing the outlying symptoms.
My treatment approach combines the latest advances in Western neuroscience with evidence-based mindfulness practices rooted in Eastern philosophies. I primarily utilize two complementary modalities - Experiential Dynamic Therapy (EDT) and Internal Family Systems (IFS). These are evidenced based and trauma-informed treatments that aim to address the root causes of psychological suffering rather than simply addressing the outlying symptoms.
(571) 451-0218 View (571) 451-0218
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Jose L Diaz
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
McLean, VA 22102  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Jose L. Diaz, a Licensed Counselor in Virginia with 16 years of experience, I have had the privilege to to meet a variety of people in some of the most challenging times of their lives. Being able to be an intimate part of clients lives, and connecting with their challenges, pain and suffering has allowed me to understand individuals beyond my clinical abilities. I have always remembered the human component that we all possess and the resiliency possessed, is what we use to leverage the recovery and healing towards your well-being. I sincerely appreciate and respect being allowed into your life.
Hello, I'm Jose L. Diaz, a Licensed Counselor in Virginia with 16 years of experience, I have had the privilege to to meet a variety of people in some of the most challenging times of their lives. Being able to be an intimate part of clients lives, and connecting with their challenges, pain and suffering has allowed me to understand individuals beyond my clinical abilities. I have always remembered the human component that we all possess and the resiliency possessed, is what we use to leverage the recovery and healing towards your well-being. I sincerely appreciate and respect being allowed into your life.
(703) 688-8339 View (703) 688-8339
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W. R. Nay
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
McLean, VA 22102  (Online Only)
I am a professor (University of Illinois, currently: Georgetown Medical School) and in private practice. As a teacher of tools, skills and strategies, my clients quickly learn new, more effective behaviors to reduce discomfort and be more successful. My approach is not so much placing a label on people but in offering ideas for what they can DO NOW and in the future to learn and implement new successful behaviors. I enjoy working with mood, anxiety, anger and behavioral problems for all the ages. My approach is pragmatic, behavioral and usually is short-term to achieve well-defined results.
I am a professor (University of Illinois, currently: Georgetown Medical School) and in private practice. As a teacher of tools, skills and strategies, my clients quickly learn new, more effective behaviors to reduce discomfort and be more successful. My approach is not so much placing a label on people but in offering ideas for what they can DO NOW and in the future to learn and implement new successful behaviors. I enjoy working with mood, anxiety, anger and behavioral problems for all the ages. My approach is pragmatic, behavioral and usually is short-term to achieve well-defined results.
(703) 468-8142 View (703) 468-8142
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Jason N Steele
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
McLean, VA 22101
Is the trauma in your past making your present difficult? Are you having trouble connecting with your child? Have you adopted a child and find that simply providing a loving home does not seem to be enough? Call so that we can talk about your struggles with anxiety, depression, family relationships or history of being abused. I want to work with you to find hope and healing.
Is the trauma in your past making your present difficult? Are you having trouble connecting with your child? Have you adopted a child and find that simply providing a loving home does not seem to be enough? Call so that we can talk about your struggles with anxiety, depression, family relationships or history of being abused. I want to work with you to find hope and healing.
(804) 215-3839 View (804) 215-3839
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Erwin J Reyna
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
McLean, VA 22102  (Online Only)
Erwin Reyna is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Masters of Social Work from Fordham University in NYC. He served 12 years in the United States Marine Corps and continues to serve his community by providing mentorship and guidance to individuals and families going through crisis.
Erwin Reyna is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Masters of Social Work from Fordham University in NYC. He served 12 years in the United States Marine Corps and continues to serve his community by providing mentorship and guidance to individuals and families going through crisis.
(571) 351-1152 View (571) 351-1152
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Nicholas B Liappis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
McLean, VA 22101
To get to know me better than I could describe, read my 14 unsolicited 5-star REVIEWS on my Google listing. PC users, click the 'Website' button to left. Mobile users, scroll down and click on the 'My Website' link. I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor native to McLean, VA. For 24 years I’ve had the opportunity to use my training, skills and experience to make a positive difference in the lives of many, from young children (5+ yo); to tweens and teens; and to adults. By meeting people where they are and not where they are expected to be, I empower my clients to lift themselves up to a place in life where they want to be.
To get to know me better than I could describe, read my 14 unsolicited 5-star REVIEWS on my Google listing. PC users, click the 'Website' button to left. Mobile users, scroll down and click on the 'My Website' link. I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor native to McLean, VA. For 24 years I’ve had the opportunity to use my training, skills and experience to make a positive difference in the lives of many, from young children (5+ yo); to tweens and teens; and to adults. By meeting people where they are and not where they are expected to be, I empower my clients to lift themselves up to a place in life where they want to be.
(571) 290-2170 View (571) 290-2170
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Jonathan DeRight
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP-CN
Verified Verified
McLean, VA 22101
Do you or your family worry about your thinking abilities? Have you always wondered whether your diagnosis is accurate or wished that you had a more comprehensive evaluation of your symptoms? I perform neuropsychological and psychological evaluations that integrate various cognitive and emotional traits into a personalized and thorough evaluation. I regularly perform forensic neuropsychological and psychological evaluations for the court system. As a board certified neuropsychologist, I often perform cognitive testing to assess skills such as intelligence, attention, processing speed, executive functioning, language, and memory.
Do you or your family worry about your thinking abilities? Have you always wondered whether your diagnosis is accurate or wished that you had a more comprehensive evaluation of your symptoms? I perform neuropsychological and psychological evaluations that integrate various cognitive and emotional traits into a personalized and thorough evaluation. I regularly perform forensic neuropsychological and psychological evaluations for the court system. As a board certified neuropsychologist, I often perform cognitive testing to assess skills such as intelligence, attention, processing speed, executive functioning, language, and memory.
(703) 810-7283 View (703) 810-7283
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Rob Wakeley LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
McLean, VA 22102  (Online Only)
Go to my website to schedule an appointment. www.robwakeley.com. You can also book directly through headway.com. My ideal client is one who has a strong desire to make meaningful changes in their life. Courage and a desire to work hard are integral. If you're willing to to put in the time and effort, then I am too. I no longer provide under age 18, couples or marriage counseling. No FREE introductory session - surprisingly I get this request frequently.
Go to my website to schedule an appointment. www.robwakeley.com. You can also book directly through headway.com. My ideal client is one who has a strong desire to make meaningful changes in their life. Courage and a desire to work hard are integral. If you're willing to to put in the time and effort, then I am too. I no longer provide under age 18, couples or marriage counseling. No FREE introductory session - surprisingly I get this request frequently.
(208) 273-9331 View (208) 273-9331
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Rafee Al-Mansur
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CSAT-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
McLean, VA 22101
I am a Marriage and Family Therapy providing individual, couple, and family therapy in McLean, Virginia. I obtained my Bachelor's degree in Sociology from Johns Hopkins University, and my Master's degree in Couple and Family Therapy from the University of Maryland. I am currently a candidate in training to become a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist. I also teach free 6-week workshops for couples on communication and managing financial stress through the Together Program (TogetherProgram.org).
I am a Marriage and Family Therapy providing individual, couple, and family therapy in McLean, Virginia. I obtained my Bachelor's degree in Sociology from Johns Hopkins University, and my Master's degree in Couple and Family Therapy from the University of Maryland. I am currently a candidate in training to become a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist. I also teach free 6-week workshops for couples on communication and managing financial stress through the Together Program (TogetherProgram.org).
(703) 810-3935 View (703) 810-3935
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Kyle Standiford
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
McLean, VA 22102
Waitlist for new clients
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in individual and family therapy with adolescents and young adults. I have experience helping individuals from varied cultural and socio-economic backgrounds struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, sexual abuse and offenses, gang involvement, substance abuse, and social skills difficulties. I use a variety of modalities, including CBT, REBT, motivational interviewing, and psychodynamic therapy, as well as conducting psychological testing and evaluations. Prior to becoming a psychologist, I worked as a mentor and youth and high school sports coach in VA, MD, and FL.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in individual and family therapy with adolescents and young adults. I have experience helping individuals from varied cultural and socio-economic backgrounds struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, sexual abuse and offenses, gang involvement, substance abuse, and social skills difficulties. I use a variety of modalities, including CBT, REBT, motivational interviewing, and psychodynamic therapy, as well as conducting psychological testing and evaluations. Prior to becoming a psychologist, I worked as a mentor and youth and high school sports coach in VA, MD, and FL.
(571) 946-2518 x6 View (571) 946-2518 x6
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Roger Craig Rothman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
McLean, VA 22101
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
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.