Male Therapists in Bellows Falls, VT

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Christopher Hinds
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, ACSW
Verified Verified
Bellows Falls, VT 05101
I am a firm, sensitive and client-focused therapist with many years of experience helping young people and adults from all types of backgrounds throughout the Northeast and Southeast. I received my MSW from Boston University, with advanced clinical training at the Yale University School of Medicine; where I was selected to work as a Family Therapist at the Yale Psychiatric Institute; a pre-eminent teaching hospital; when I was 32. I help clients with individual, family and/or marital and relationship issues, mental health and serious mounting chemical dependency problems.
I am a firm, sensitive and client-focused therapist with many years of experience helping young people and adults from all types of backgrounds throughout the Northeast and Southeast. I received my MSW from Boston University, with advanced clinical training at the Yale University School of Medicine; where I was selected to work as a Family Therapist at the Yale Psychiatric Institute; a pre-eminent teaching hospital; when I was 32. I help clients with individual, family and/or marital and relationship issues, mental health and serious mounting chemical dependency problems.
(802) 644-3688 View (802) 644-3688
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Norm Skorstad
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellows Falls, VT 05101
Not accepting new clients
I work collaboratively with adults and children dealing with issues such as trauma and loss, ADHD, anxiety and depression, and chronic pain, utilizing a pragmatic strength-based approach. Certified in EMDR, I also draw upon other mind-body modalities, such as Mindfulness Meditation, DBT, and attachment theory. My approach is grounded in spirituality and informed by over 30 years of participating in and leading mens groups. And it is characterized by a compassionate problem-solving attitude, and fueled by dogged determination and persistant stick-to-it-iveness. I teach clients stress-reduction techniques they can practice at home.
I work collaboratively with adults and children dealing with issues such as trauma and loss, ADHD, anxiety and depression, and chronic pain, utilizing a pragmatic strength-based approach. Certified in EMDR, I also draw upon other mind-body modalities, such as Mindfulness Meditation, DBT, and attachment theory. My approach is grounded in spirituality and informed by over 30 years of participating in and leading mens groups. And it is characterized by a compassionate problem-solving attitude, and fueled by dogged determination and persistant stick-to-it-iveness. I teach clients stress-reduction techniques they can practice at home.
(802) 257-0700 View (802) 257-0700
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Vincent Buckholz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Bellows Falls, VT 05101
Now Accepting New "In Person" and "Tele-Health/ Online" Clients: We are all working as hard as we can to create a quality of life that we can enjoy and share with others. There are times however, when we can use some neutral, non-judgmental assistance with finding and cultivating the changes we need to improve that quality of life. I offer you that environment to consider your potential for change. I provide a collaborative approach to assist you with moving towards structured thinking, while developing resources and resilience to provide a pathway for improving your overall quality of life, as you envision it.
Now Accepting New "In Person" and "Tele-Health/ Online" Clients: We are all working as hard as we can to create a quality of life that we can enjoy and share with others. There are times however, when we can use some neutral, non-judgmental assistance with finding and cultivating the changes we need to improve that quality of life. I offer you that environment to consider your potential for change. I provide a collaborative approach to assist you with moving towards structured thinking, while developing resources and resilience to provide a pathway for improving your overall quality of life, as you envision it.
(802) 448-1351 View (802) 448-1351
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Pete Martyn
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bellows Falls, VT 05101
I strongly believe that each of my clients is the expert on their own life and experiences -- while acknowledging that all of us have times where we can feel like anything but that! Whether you are seeking therapy out of a desire for self-care, self-improvement, or self-discovery, I would welcome the chance to work with you. My role is not to provide advice or to tell you how things are, but to aid you and support you in exploring your own mind and feelings as we work towards your goals. We cannot change the past, but we can find new ways to relate to it, and in doing so, shape our future into whatever we want it to be.
I strongly believe that each of my clients is the expert on their own life and experiences -- while acknowledging that all of us have times where we can feel like anything but that! Whether you are seeking therapy out of a desire for self-care, self-improvement, or self-discovery, I would welcome the chance to work with you. My role is not to provide advice or to tell you how things are, but to aid you and support you in exploring your own mind and feelings as we work towards your goals. We cannot change the past, but we can find new ways to relate to it, and in doing so, shape our future into whatever we want it to be.
(802) 689-1184 View (802) 689-1184

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Jon Schottland
Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
Putney, VT 05346
As a psychosynthesis trained counselor, my work with clients emphasizes and supports a process of self discovery, healing and personal fulfillment. Psychosynthesis offers specific methods and tools to help a person overcome obstacles, attune to their own inner voice, and move towards a greater sense of purpose and meaning. Clients discover new possibilities for living, working and relating to the world from a healthier, more authentic sense of self.
As a psychosynthesis trained counselor, my work with clients emphasizes and supports a process of self discovery, healing and personal fulfillment. Psychosynthesis offers specific methods and tools to help a person overcome obstacles, attune to their own inner voice, and move towards a greater sense of purpose and meaning. Clients discover new possibilities for living, working and relating to the world from a healthier, more authentic sense of self.
(802) 727-4581 View (802) 727-4581
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Michael Gerhard Martin
MSW, MFA
Verified Verified
Saxtons River, VT 05154  (Online Only)
I have decades of experience motivating creative people to chase their dreams--writers, artists, artisans, tradespeople, farmers, and philosophers, I'm here for you!
I have decades of experience motivating creative people to chase their dreams--writers, artists, artisans, tradespeople, farmers, and philosophers, I'm here for you!
(802) 736-6081 View (802) 736-6081
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Damon Waitkus
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Putney, VT 05346
I believe that the most healing, transformative therapeutic work occurs when there is an authentic relationship between therapist and client. I provide an environment which fundamentally supports a feeling of safety by witnessing you where you are with curiosity and without judgment. For many people, feeling safe also involves being able to set their own pace in therapy.
I believe that the most healing, transformative therapeutic work occurs when there is an authentic relationship between therapist and client. I provide an environment which fundamentally supports a feeling of safety by witnessing you where you are with curiosity and without judgment. For many people, feeling safe also involves being able to set their own pace in therapy.
(802) 689-1141 View (802) 689-1141
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Flynn Johnson
Counselor, MA, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Putney, VT 05346
Through various techniques, my orientation is to help you access your spiritual essence, your true nature. Sourcing this essence will allow you to get in touch with the wounded parts of yourself with compassion and insight, rather than judgment and rejection. Seeing clearly with compassion into your habitual reactive patterns of thinking, feeling, and acting will expand your awareness and open you up to new possibilities of healing and living. The guiding question is: How can you more deeply and more tenderly embrace your human experience?
Through various techniques, my orientation is to help you access your spiritual essence, your true nature. Sourcing this essence will allow you to get in touch with the wounded parts of yourself with compassion and insight, rather than judgment and rejection. Seeing clearly with compassion into your habitual reactive patterns of thinking, feeling, and acting will expand your awareness and open you up to new possibilities of healing and living. The guiding question is: How can you more deeply and more tenderly embrace your human experience?
(802) 276-4173 View (802) 276-4173
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Bill Warriner
Counselor, LCMHC, LADC, MDiv
Verified Verified
Putney, VT 05346
I usually find that clients managing anxiety, depression, loss and/or addiction are first looking for a compassionate listener with the experience and knowledge that facilitates emerging inner strength. My approach is compassionate, non-judgmental and professional. Frequently my clients have issues with drugs or alcohol and I may work also with their partners, family, or concerned friends. I feel it is critical for everyone involved to know that they are not alone in their struggles, that support and guidance are available and that therapy has helped people feel better than they thought possible.
I usually find that clients managing anxiety, depression, loss and/or addiction are first looking for a compassionate listener with the experience and knowledge that facilitates emerging inner strength. My approach is compassionate, non-judgmental and professional. Frequently my clients have issues with drugs or alcohol and I may work also with their partners, family, or concerned friends. I feel it is critical for everyone involved to know that they are not alone in their struggles, that support and guidance are available and that therapy has helped people feel better than they thought possible.
(802) 392-4165 View (802) 392-4165

Online Therapists

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Alan Rawls
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Shelburne, VT 05482
I work with individuals, couples, and families who wish for some kind of change in their lives. Common therapeutic goals for the people I work with include, a desire for increased closeness with family and friends, the ability to experience feelings more clearly, a stronger sense of self-worth, and more effective communication within families. People often wish to develop the ability to tolerate individual and collective pain, without doing themselves and each other harm. Most are seeking compassion and understanding. My commitment is to offering that compassion, and to supporting people in achieving their own understanding.
I work with individuals, couples, and families who wish for some kind of change in their lives. Common therapeutic goals for the people I work with include, a desire for increased closeness with family and friends, the ability to experience feelings more clearly, a stronger sense of self-worth, and more effective communication within families. People often wish to develop the ability to tolerate individual and collective pain, without doing themselves and each other harm. Most are seeking compassion and understanding. My commitment is to offering that compassion, and to supporting people in achieving their own understanding.
(802) 327-7732 View (802) 327-7732
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Rafe Halsey
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified Verified
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Waitlist for new clients
Are you someone that's looking to make changes in your life, to move through a difficult transition, to heal or to grow? Are you looking to increase your ability to connect to others or yourself? Do you need support in the process? Are you looking to shift your feelings and thoughts about a situation, a relationship, your family, substances, vices or your self?
Are you someone that's looking to make changes in your life, to move through a difficult transition, to heal or to grow? Are you looking to increase your ability to connect to others or yourself? Do you need support in the process? Are you looking to shift your feelings and thoughts about a situation, a relationship, your family, substances, vices or your self?
(413) 331-7842 View (413) 331-7842
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Mark Pehle
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Williamstown, VT 05679
Life can present us with very difficult situations and painful experiences. Sometimes we feel stuck. Coping skills that helped in the past may simply not help enough or even make things more difficult. In my practice, I work to provide a safe place in which you and I can build trust and explore together what you are dealing with. As we build a shared understanding of what you are facing and how your situation fits into the greater context of your life, we can work together to identify ways to respond that help you move forward.
Life can present us with very difficult situations and painful experiences. Sometimes we feel stuck. Coping skills that helped in the past may simply not help enough or even make things more difficult. In my practice, I work to provide a safe place in which you and I can build trust and explore together what you are dealing with. As we build a shared understanding of what you are facing and how your situation fits into the greater context of your life, we can work together to identify ways to respond that help you move forward.
(802) 236-8228 View (802) 236-8228
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Paul Eddy
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, MBA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond, VT 05477  (Online Only)
I believe that every one of us has the right to a positive life, healthy relationships, and a positive self-image. I believe that we have the capacity to achieve this life, especially when we receive the support that we need. I offer a warm, safe, genuine, supportive space where you may feel free to explore the issues that are most important to you without judgment. I offer compassion, unconditional acceptance, and the belief that feeling better is possible.
I believe that every one of us has the right to a positive life, healthy relationships, and a positive self-image. I believe that we have the capacity to achieve this life, especially when we receive the support that we need. I offer a warm, safe, genuine, supportive space where you may feel free to explore the issues that are most important to you without judgment. I offer compassion, unconditional acceptance, and the belief that feeling better is possible.
(802) 278-6762 View (802) 278-6762
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Rick Barnett
Psychologist, PsyD, MA, MS, LADC
Verified Verified
Stowe, VT 05672
Expanding my practice to include Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy. Consultation available for psychedelic medicine preparation and integration. I convey understanding and optimism which may enhance a sense of meaning, awareness, and hope. I offer secure Online and Text-Based Consultations using various platforms. Some insurance accepted. Some prefer self-payment outside of insurance for privacy. Monthly subscription for text-based option using SIGNAL app.
Expanding my practice to include Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy. Consultation available for psychedelic medicine preparation and integration. I convey understanding and optimism which may enhance a sense of meaning, awareness, and hope. I offer secure Online and Text-Based Consultations using various platforms. Some insurance accepted. Some prefer self-payment outside of insurance for privacy. Monthly subscription for text-based option using SIGNAL app.
(802) 222-0105 View (802) 222-0105
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Nicolas L. Nyirjesy
Counselor, MS, LCMHC, LADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Burlington, VT 05403
NEW openings....I draw from a humanistic perspective that puts the quality of the therapeutic relationship first. The mind is resilient to stressors and traumas, exquisitely so, and therapy is a restorative space that promotes health and psychological flexibility. I am expert at tuning into and facilitating rich and textured conversations. My formal education, training, and reading in the subject of psychology is extensive- but the balance of a therapy is in how we manage "content and process" together. The art and science of psychotherapy has been my passion for 10 plus years. It is an absolute honor to witness and hold space.
NEW openings....I draw from a humanistic perspective that puts the quality of the therapeutic relationship first. The mind is resilient to stressors and traumas, exquisitely so, and therapy is a restorative space that promotes health and psychological flexibility. I am expert at tuning into and facilitating rich and textured conversations. My formal education, training, and reading in the subject of psychology is extensive- but the balance of a therapy is in how we manage "content and process" together. The art and science of psychotherapy has been my passion for 10 plus years. It is an absolute honor to witness and hold space.
(802) 613-0968 View (802) 613-0968
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Glenn Soberman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Moretown, VT 05660
You have struggled for so long to overcome your suffering and have tried various coping strategies – overeating, perhaps overdrinking, overworking, and numbing out. Maybe, you even tried individual therapy. Has any of this helped? Hopefully, your effort has sometimes taken the edge off your suffering, but you still feel ashamed and guilty while thinking, “What’s wrong with me?” Why can’t I stop feeling, thinking, and acting this way? You deserve credit for not giving up and keeping a glimmer of hope alive that change is possible despite not finding a solution to your pain and suffering. But something has to change.
You have struggled for so long to overcome your suffering and have tried various coping strategies – overeating, perhaps overdrinking, overworking, and numbing out. Maybe, you even tried individual therapy. Has any of this helped? Hopefully, your effort has sometimes taken the edge off your suffering, but you still feel ashamed and guilty while thinking, “What’s wrong with me?” Why can’t I stop feeling, thinking, and acting this way? You deserve credit for not giving up and keeping a glimmer of hope alive that change is possible despite not finding a solution to your pain and suffering. But something has to change.
(845) 271-2179 View (845) 271-2179
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Douglas Engel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, LICSW, MPS, BA
Verified Verified
Middlebury, VT 05753
For the past 30 years I have worked with a wide range of clients ranging from children and adolescents to older adults. I have a post graduate degree in family therapy from the Ackerman Institute in New York City, the most respected family therapy training program in the country. Currently I work with folks 17 - 80 and particularly enjoy marriage counseling and helping individuals and couples with sexual issues. I've helped individuals struggling with depression, grief, anger issues, anxiety and the effects of past trauma.
For the past 30 years I have worked with a wide range of clients ranging from children and adolescents to older adults. I have a post graduate degree in family therapy from the Ackerman Institute in New York City, the most respected family therapy training program in the country. Currently I work with folks 17 - 80 and particularly enjoy marriage counseling and helping individuals and couples with sexual issues. I've helped individuals struggling with depression, grief, anger issues, anxiety and the effects of past trauma.
(802) 348-2136 View (802) 348-2136
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Justin Marchese
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Burlington, VT 05401
I see individuals, couples, and families. My goal is to provide clients a safe, supportive therapeutic relationship to talk, feel, heal, and change. Life challenges present us with opportunities for new chapters, new growth. Helping you reach your therapy goals is of utmost importance to me. You do not need to be controlled by the past, yet do you often use old behaviors in situations wanting a new response? Are you suffering from depression, anxieties, relationship problems, fears, self-doubts, or "irrational" worries? Together we will explore ways to help you live with more awareness, more freely, and with more energy for your present.
I see individuals, couples, and families. My goal is to provide clients a safe, supportive therapeutic relationship to talk, feel, heal, and change. Life challenges present us with opportunities for new chapters, new growth. Helping you reach your therapy goals is of utmost importance to me. You do not need to be controlled by the past, yet do you often use old behaviors in situations wanting a new response? Are you suffering from depression, anxieties, relationship problems, fears, self-doubts, or "irrational" worries? Together we will explore ways to help you live with more awareness, more freely, and with more energy for your present.
(617) 996-7264 View (617) 996-7264
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Luke Heath, MA, LLC
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Burlington, VT 05403
In addition to weekday hours, I do have weekend sessions that open occasionally. I specialize in meaning and perspective. Seeing the world even in a slightly new way creates opportunities to think, feel, and act differently. I aim to build self-esteem while helping clients with insight, clarity, purpose, and relief. When appropriate I like using humor. Laughing is medicinal. Humor helps makes sense of human life.
In addition to weekday hours, I do have weekend sessions that open occasionally. I specialize in meaning and perspective. Seeing the world even in a slightly new way creates opportunities to think, feel, and act differently. I aim to build self-esteem while helping clients with insight, clarity, purpose, and relief. When appropriate I like using humor. Laughing is medicinal. Humor helps makes sense of human life.
(802) 566-5654 View (802) 566-5654
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Michael C. Hunter
Counselor, LCMHC, LADC
Verified Verified
Shelburne, VT 05482
Adolescence and young adulthood is a difficult time of transformation and change for both young people and their families. The process of identity formation and separation/individuation from the family system can sometimes involve conflict and relational strain for all members of the family. Acting out behaviors, both externally (aggression, disrespect, substance use) and internally (withdrawal, isolation, self harm) can be unhealthy ways of expressing that individuality. Increased rigidity, control and consequence sometimes makes things worse. It's a complicated time with complicated solutions that are different for everyone.
Adolescence and young adulthood is a difficult time of transformation and change for both young people and their families. The process of identity formation and separation/individuation from the family system can sometimes involve conflict and relational strain for all members of the family. Acting out behaviors, both externally (aggression, disrespect, substance use) and internally (withdrawal, isolation, self harm) can be unhealthy ways of expressing that individuality. Increased rigidity, control and consequence sometimes makes things worse. It's a complicated time with complicated solutions that are different for everyone.
(802) 500-7081 View (802) 500-7081

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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.