Male Therapists in Springfield, VA

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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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Aundi Barabino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Springfield, VA 22150  (Online Only)
Welcome! I’m Aundi, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker dedicated to helping adults and teens navigate transitions and stress in their lives. I love working with those who are ready to make a change in their lives. My goal as a practitioner is to provide a safe space where you can express yourself and to empower you with the skills to positively impact your life.
Welcome! I’m Aundi, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker dedicated to helping adults and teens navigate transitions and stress in their lives. I love working with those who are ready to make a change in their lives. My goal as a practitioner is to provide a safe space where you can express yourself and to empower you with the skills to positively impact your life.
(888) 585-5409 View (888) 585-5409
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Dwayne Wright
Supervisee in Clinical Social Work, MSW, LMHP-S
Verified Verified
Springfield, VA 22151
I am a LMHP-S in the state of Virginia. I have worked in mental health for over nineteen years as a Case Worker, and DSP in Washington DC as well as Northern Virginia. I have worked with MH and ID adults/teenagers. I specialize in anxiety, depression, coping skills, PTSD, racial trauma and trauma. I work with clients on where they are in reference to baseline and how I can help them achieve their goals. This is person-centered therapy. Collaborations with other providers as well as support system is always encouraged for treatment efficiency.
I am a LMHP-S in the state of Virginia. I have worked in mental health for over nineteen years as a Case Worker, and DSP in Washington DC as well as Northern Virginia. I have worked with MH and ID adults/teenagers. I specialize in anxiety, depression, coping skills, PTSD, racial trauma and trauma. I work with clients on where they are in reference to baseline and how I can help them achieve their goals. This is person-centered therapy. Collaborations with other providers as well as support system is always encouraged for treatment efficiency.
(571) 520-7645 View (571) 520-7645
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Scott Bryan Moshen
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
Springfield, VA 22152
Hey there, Thanks for peeking at my profile. Finding the right clinician can be quite a task. You want someone with serious expertise, a therapist who can change your life by creating a safe space for you to open up. Over time, we will tap into more than just your mind - your gut, lungs, and heart will join the conversation. Rediscovering authentic connection with our emotions is crucial. I believe in various therapeutic approaches, yet a client-clinician bond rooted in authenticity makes the real difference. My goal is to truly understand you - your fears, your dreams, what makes you tick.
Hey there, Thanks for peeking at my profile. Finding the right clinician can be quite a task. You want someone with serious expertise, a therapist who can change your life by creating a safe space for you to open up. Over time, we will tap into more than just your mind - your gut, lungs, and heart will join the conversation. Rediscovering authentic connection with our emotions is crucial. I believe in various therapeutic approaches, yet a client-clinician bond rooted in authenticity makes the real difference. My goal is to truly understand you - your fears, your dreams, what makes you tick.
(703) 420-5860 View (703) 420-5860
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Robert Phillips
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Springfield, VA 22153
My name is Robert Phillips. I hold an LPC license from the state of Virginia and am a Certified Substance Abuse Professional with CSAC - A certificate. My approach is to build a strong therapeutic relationship, stay focused on the client in the present moment without judgment, help people gain skills and tools for managing complicated situations, and encourage a spirit of openness, curiosity, and acceptance to help individuals understand they can choose to respond rationally and control behaviors
My name is Robert Phillips. I hold an LPC license from the state of Virginia and am a Certified Substance Abuse Professional with CSAC - A certificate. My approach is to build a strong therapeutic relationship, stay focused on the client in the present moment without judgment, help people gain skills and tools for managing complicated situations, and encourage a spirit of openness, curiosity, and acceptance to help individuals understand they can choose to respond rationally and control behaviors
(757) 993-4881 View (757) 993-4881
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Healing Touch Counseling and Wellness, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC, LMHC, CSAT, ACS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Springfield, VA 22150
Where did things go so wrong? Your marriage used to be a source of strength and comfort. Now, it feels like a cage that you can’t escape from. You and your husband avoid each other – staying late at work, running unnecessary chores, and always taking the long way home. When you do spend time together, it feels more like being around a hostile roommate than your “soulmate.” A part of you wants to just call it quits – cut your losses and start over. But what about the kids? What about the future you’ve worked so hard to build? You’re not ready to throw in the towel yet, but you don’t if there’s a way forward. It feels hopeless.
Where did things go so wrong? Your marriage used to be a source of strength and comfort. Now, it feels like a cage that you can’t escape from. You and your husband avoid each other – staying late at work, running unnecessary chores, and always taking the long way home. When you do spend time together, it feels more like being around a hostile roommate than your “soulmate.” A part of you wants to just call it quits – cut your losses and start over. But what about the kids? What about the future you’ve worked so hard to build? You’re not ready to throw in the towel yet, but you don’t if there’s a way forward. It feels hopeless.
(571) 200-7119 View (571) 200-7119
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Cory Groman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Springfield, VA 22150
He has worked with various populations, including adolescents, children, couples, and adults. He has experience with a broad spectrum of conditions/issues, including (but not limited to): addictions, crises of meaning, career advancement/discernment, depression, anxiety, social anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, anger management, mood issues, relational issues, parent/child issues, Christian issues, decision making, identifying purpose and ADHD. Theoretical perspectives include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused, Narrative, and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy.
He has worked with various populations, including adolescents, children, couples, and adults. He has experience with a broad spectrum of conditions/issues, including (but not limited to): addictions, crises of meaning, career advancement/discernment, depression, anxiety, social anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, anger management, mood issues, relational issues, parent/child issues, Christian issues, decision making, identifying purpose and ADHD. Theoretical perspectives include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused, Narrative, and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy.
(804) 626-5510 View (804) 626-5510
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Kaimare Laird
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Springfield, VA 22152
Kaimare, known to many as Kai, I was born and raised in the southern most isles of the Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago. Devoted to supporting others grow and overcome any challenges they face, I began my career within the field of mental health in 2013 and have gained experience in a variety of clinical roles especially in an outpatient therapy setting where I have worked with hundreds of individuals managing challenges with depression, anxiety, self esteem and more.
Kaimare, known to many as Kai, I was born and raised in the southern most isles of the Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago. Devoted to supporting others grow and overcome any challenges they face, I began my career within the field of mental health in 2013 and have gained experience in a variety of clinical roles especially in an outpatient therapy setting where I have worked with hundreds of individuals managing challenges with depression, anxiety, self esteem and more.
(571) 605-6365 View (571) 605-6365
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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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Jonathan DeRight
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP-CN
Verified Verified
Springfield, VA 22015
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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Roger Craig Rothman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Springfield, VA 22152
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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Thomas I Knedler
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Springfield, VA 22152
Are you tired of not living up to your potential? Are situations from your past not allowing you to live in the moment or prepare for your future? Do you feel misunderstood and unappreciated? Do you want to learn to value "you"? You are an unique individual, and you deserve therapy that is tailored to your specific needs. I will work with you to try to help you achieve your goals and address your concerns in a manner that is effective for you within a warm and nonjudgmental atmosphere. We will work as a team as you are the expert on you!
Are you tired of not living up to your potential? Are situations from your past not allowing you to live in the moment or prepare for your future? Do you feel misunderstood and unappreciated? Do you want to learn to value "you"? You are an unique individual, and you deserve therapy that is tailored to your specific needs. I will work with you to try to help you achieve your goals and address your concerns in a manner that is effective for you within a warm and nonjudgmental atmosphere. We will work as a team as you are the expert on you!
(703) 352-3822 x1015 View (703) 352-3822 x1015
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Steven Milgrim
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LSATP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Springfield, VA 22150
In mental health since 1987, I have been in private practice since 2000. I offer competence and caring in a supportive, safe, inclusive and confidential environment. My varied experience offers me insight into a wide range of areas. I custom craft a growth and learning experience for each individual, family and intimate relationship. Special training in the areas of substance abuse and couples counseling allows me to work with challenging and difficult issues with skill and caring. I promise to provide each client with the maximum potential for growth and healing. Please call me at (703) 499-9889 to speak to me directly.
In mental health since 1987, I have been in private practice since 2000. I offer competence and caring in a supportive, safe, inclusive and confidential environment. My varied experience offers me insight into a wide range of areas. I custom craft a growth and learning experience for each individual, family and intimate relationship. Special training in the areas of substance abuse and couples counseling allows me to work with challenging and difficult issues with skill and caring. I promise to provide each client with the maximum potential for growth and healing. Please call me at (703) 499-9889 to speak to me directly.
(540) 315-3448 View (540) 315-3448
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Adam J Sowa
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Springfield, VA 22152
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), pediatric psychology, and family therapy. I work with children and families on a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, attention disorders/executive dysfunction, stress, coping with medical illness, learning disabilities, neuropsychological challenges, and developmental issues. I can assist with interpreting and implementing treatment plans and related recommendations in consultation with parents, teachers, and other professionals (e.g., medical doctors, speech-language therapists, tutors).
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), pediatric psychology, and family therapy. I work with children and families on a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, attention disorders/executive dysfunction, stress, coping with medical illness, learning disabilities, neuropsychological challenges, and developmental issues. I can assist with interpreting and implementing treatment plans and related recommendations in consultation with parents, teachers, and other professionals (e.g., medical doctors, speech-language therapists, tutors).
(571) 389-8970 View (571) 389-8970
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Dougan and Walden Wellness, PLLC
Psychologist, PsyD, LCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Springfield, VA 22150
Are you feeling stressed, depressed, or in pain? We all have our own challenges to overcome. I am passionate about helping each individual who walks into my office. I work with individuals and couples with mood, anxiety, or trauma symptoms. I believe a collaborative approach provides a safe space, which allows you to express thoughts and feelings , allows us to work on goals, and provides the opportunity to explore deeper aspects of life. We will approach your path to change with an empathetic, positive approach. We will work together to develop an approach to address your goals.
Are you feeling stressed, depressed, or in pain? We all have our own challenges to overcome. I am passionate about helping each individual who walks into my office. I work with individuals and couples with mood, anxiety, or trauma symptoms. I believe a collaborative approach provides a safe space, which allows you to express thoughts and feelings , allows us to work on goals, and provides the opportunity to explore deeper aspects of life. We will approach your path to change with an empathetic, positive approach. We will work together to develop an approach to address your goals.
(804) 409-3664 View (804) 409-3664
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Brian Ede
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Springfield, VA 22150
Life's journey can rough. Not every path is smooth or easy and many are difficult and even dangerous. There are times we need someone to walk with us; perhaps help us find a new direction. Having someone that understands because they've been there, makes all the difference in the world. Brian Ede is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the Commonwealth of Virginia, who has 30 years of experience working alongside individuals, couples and families seeking help with depression, anxiety, addiction, life transitions, relationship issues, men's issues, trauma and PTSD.
Life's journey can rough. Not every path is smooth or easy and many are difficult and even dangerous. There are times we need someone to walk with us; perhaps help us find a new direction. Having someone that understands because they've been there, makes all the difference in the world. Brian Ede is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the Commonwealth of Virginia, who has 30 years of experience working alongside individuals, couples and families seeking help with depression, anxiety, addiction, life transitions, relationship issues, men's issues, trauma and PTSD.
(571) 568-5250 View (571) 568-5250
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Tommy Frye
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Springfield, VA 22150
Tommy Frye, PhD, is a Licensed Professional Counselor with 25 years of experience in addressing individual issues such as anxiety, depression, grief, coping with traumatic experiences, and decreasing negative behaviors. Tommy has extensive experience with family issues, including conflicts with parents and children, escalated trouble due to financial problems, and substance abuse impact on the whole family. Tommy enjoys counseling couples and feels that it is one of his varied strengths. He is an Army Veteran with ample experience assisting his clients navigate through life's stressors.
Tommy Frye, PhD, is a Licensed Professional Counselor with 25 years of experience in addressing individual issues such as anxiety, depression, grief, coping with traumatic experiences, and decreasing negative behaviors. Tommy has extensive experience with family issues, including conflicts with parents and children, escalated trouble due to financial problems, and substance abuse impact on the whole family. Tommy enjoys counseling couples and feels that it is one of his varied strengths. He is an Army Veteran with ample experience assisting his clients navigate through life's stressors.
(571) 568-7720 View (571) 568-7720
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Jerry L Mize
Resident in Counseling, MA, MEd, NCC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Springfield, VA 22156
I welcome individuals and couples who are struggling with sex/intimacy, anxiety, trauma, and identity. Navigating life's challenges can often feel isolating. If you've ever felt hesitant or unsure about discussing topics that many consider unconventional or taboo, know that you've found a welcoming space here. We could also work on processing traumas and anxiety, and building your coping toolbox. I'm also a strong advocate (and part of) the LGBTQIA+ community, poly aware, and kink/BDSM aware. I'm continuously updating my knowledge to stay informed of the latest insights, ensuring that I offer relevant and evidence-based approaches.
I welcome individuals and couples who are struggling with sex/intimacy, anxiety, trauma, and identity. Navigating life's challenges can often feel isolating. If you've ever felt hesitant or unsure about discussing topics that many consider unconventional or taboo, know that you've found a welcoming space here. We could also work on processing traumas and anxiety, and building your coping toolbox. I'm also a strong advocate (and part of) the LGBTQIA+ community, poly aware, and kink/BDSM aware. I'm continuously updating my knowledge to stay informed of the latest insights, ensuring that I offer relevant and evidence-based approaches.
(804) 259-0679 View (804) 259-0679
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The Counseling Collective LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Springfield, VA 22015  (Online Only)
Imagine standing at the edge of a vast, beautiful forest. This forest represents your journey towards healing and self-discovery. It's natural to feel a mix of apprehension and curiosity as you gaze into its depths. The path may not always be clear, and the journey may have its twists and turns, but the beauty and strength you'll discover within yourself are worth every step. As your therapist, think of me not just as a guide, but as a fellow traveler who respects and understands the complexity of your journey. I am here to walk beside you, offering a lantern of insight and a compass of expertise to help and navigate the path ahead.
Imagine standing at the edge of a vast, beautiful forest. This forest represents your journey towards healing and self-discovery. It's natural to feel a mix of apprehension and curiosity as you gaze into its depths. The path may not always be clear, and the journey may have its twists and turns, but the beauty and strength you'll discover within yourself are worth every step. As your therapist, think of me not just as a guide, but as a fellow traveler who respects and understands the complexity of your journey. I am here to walk beside you, offering a lantern of insight and a compass of expertise to help and navigate the path ahead.
(804) 993-8476 View (804) 993-8476
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Kyle Stephan
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW
Verified Verified
Springfield, VA 22153
I specialize in the relationships we have with ourselves, partners, children, and families. Whether a child or adult, our behaviors can always be made sense of when seen as a bid for connection, security, co-regulation, or validation. Where responses feel disruptive, defiant, shut down, withdrawn, critical, or overwhelming, they are a protest against disconnection or change, indications of a missed need, or a signal that whatever is happening is outside of a capacity to cope at that moment. I make space for everyone’s resourceful, brilliant, and sometimes limiting patterns, emotions, needs, protectors, and adaptations.
I specialize in the relationships we have with ourselves, partners, children, and families. Whether a child or adult, our behaviors can always be made sense of when seen as a bid for connection, security, co-regulation, or validation. Where responses feel disruptive, defiant, shut down, withdrawn, critical, or overwhelming, they are a protest against disconnection or change, indications of a missed need, or a signal that whatever is happening is outside of a capacity to cope at that moment. I make space for everyone’s resourceful, brilliant, and sometimes limiting patterns, emotions, needs, protectors, and adaptations.
(540) 264-3085 View (540) 264-3085
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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.