Male Therapists in Olympia, WA

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Bill Stoner
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Many of the people in my practice (especially men ) would never consider therapy as an option, but yet, here they are.
Good therapy is based on a good therapeutic relationship. There are no "right" answers; only answers that are right for you. In a safe and supportive environment, we can focus on how you see the world and how the world sees you, improve communication and identify self-needs, rediscover your unique gifts and role in life, and create and maintain healthy boundaries. I am a member of MAPS.org, the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies and can assist with integration of psychedelic experiences.
(360) 526-6854
Olympia, WA 98506
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Paley Burlin
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I specialize in helping men who struggle with isolation, feelings of anxiety and depression, blocks to intimacy, addiction to pornography, lack of male friends, a feeling of being lost or without a deep sense of purpose, or feeling numb and disconnected from life. As men , we are socialized to keep everything to ourselves, which makes it hard for us to admit when we're lonely and hurting and in need of support. Many of us grew up with fathers that were either absent, abusive, or detached from us emotionally, leaving us without a respectable model of masculinity to inspire us. This leaves us without much direction in life.
(206) 208-7344
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Olympia, WA 98502
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Richard VanCleave
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Are you looking for an experienced counselor willing to help you navigate life’s challenges? Therapy is an investment in your future but finding the right counselor can be a daunting task. If you’re interested in working with a therapist who will listen and offer effective solutions tailored to your specific situation, I may be the counselor you’re looking for.
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Olympia, WA 98501
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David Nixon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Verified
***Now accepting new clients*** I take a client-centered approach to therapy. It’s not about making a diagnosis, but rather creating a therapeutic alliance, discovering what you want to work on, and how you want to get there. I’ll walk alongside you, toolbox in hand, ready to assist - helping you clear any obstacles on your path to experiencing life to its fullest. I provide therapy for individuals age 18 and older with issues related to: depression, anxiety, PTSD, veterans & families, adult survivors of abuse and neglect, addiction/substance use, codependence, life transitions, aging, and sleep disorders.
(360) 215-3871
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Olympia, WA 98502
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David K Bulindah
Counselor, MS, LMHCA, MHP
Verified
Verified
As an immigrant I work very closely with immigrant populations to address the cultural challenges and positive ways of resolving mental health issues.
(302) 339-0579
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Olympia, WA 98513
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Ed Brendler
Counselor, PsyD, LMHC
Verified
Verified
The practice of therapy is often the practice of relationship in a safe, structured, and contained environment. My clients deal with issues related to trauma, depression, anxiety, ADD, ADHD, relationship, sexual orientation and gender identity. Each client comes in with a different story, background, and constellation of experiences and capabilities. When we engage and work together, it is that connection that leads to therapeutic change.
(360) 499-0459
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Olympia, WA 98502
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Daniel Barash
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
A down-to-earth approach is often what is needed to get to the heart of the struggles in our lives... Psychospiritual growth, relationship issues and somatic (body) awareness are at the core of my working with people. Together we will co-create a sacred space where the depths of your feelings and concerns can be safely explored, processed, and supported. My role will be to accompany and intuitively guide you on this unfolding, transformational journey.
(360) 810-5493
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Olympia, WA 98502
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Mind Over Matter Hypnotherapy
CHT
Verified
Verified
At Mind Over Matter Hypnotherapy we take a client centered approach to our sessions personalizing each session to the wants and needs of our clients in order to get directly to the root of the issue.
(360) 763-0435
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Olympia, WA 98501
Not accepting new clients
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Better Together Counseling & Educational Services
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified
Verified
UPDATE: We are currently full and not taking new patients. We will update this page when that changes.
(360) 763-0496
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Olympia, WA 98506
Not accepting new clients
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Ben Lucal
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
12 Endorsed
Verified
12 Endorsed
It is a gift to witness and collaborate as my clients experiment, test-run, practice, and play. My style is warm and I occasionally attempt humor. It takes bravery to enter into conversation about change, much less try on new behaviors. Common topics I work with include: cultivating satisfying relationships, life transitions, anti-oppression, stress, anger, grief, sexual and gender identity, polyamory, wealth and identity, shame, and integrity. I also counsel and consult on recovery from experiences of undue influence, coercion and exploitation, such as those common with con-artists and groups with cult-like features.
(360) 207-1809
Olympia, WA 98502
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Ed Glidden
Counselor, MA, LMHCA, MHP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in men 's issues but have experience working with all genders and ages.
I am an existentialist therapist specializing in supporting clients through interpersonal crisis, anger management, life changes, and role clarification. It is my goal to help each person live a satisfying life. I work from a person-centered approach and strive to help clients clarify and find meaning in their lives. I believe in the sanctity of the therapeutic relationship and strive to meet the needs of my clients. I also focus on addressing trauma through the practice of Somatic Experiencing.
(360) 329-9660
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Olympia, WA 98506
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Cal Ledbetter
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Free yourself from the anxiety trap! Anxiety, panic, worry and stress can hold people back from performing in life. It can hold people back in school, from getting the job they want, getting promoted, and flourishing in relationships. Trying to escape anxiety can lead people to doing things they wouldn't normally do. When people are frozen with fear they are not living life fully as their authentic selves. Working with a therapist can break you free from anxiety. I've helped so many people work through these feelings to go on to be more successful in their lives.
(206) 785-2980
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Olympia, WA 98506
Not accepting new clients
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Ross Artwohl
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
The LICSW is the top tier of licensure for the profession of social work. It signifies expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of emotional and mental disorders based on advanced knowledge of human development, the causation and treatment of psychopathology, psychotherapeutic treatment practices, and social work practice as defined in advanced social work. I've practiced as a therapist for 17 years which allows me to guide therapy quickly toward the results you deserve.
(360) 227-5497
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Olympia, WA 98502
Not accepting new clients
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Victor L. Steffens Jr.
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, CDP
Verified
Verified
Victor L. Steffens, Jr., Ph.D., LMHC, CDP: My interests in psychotherapy and healing are broad and much of my training as a psychotherapist is as well: significant training in Psychodynamic/Psychoanalysis, EMDR, Gestalt Psychotherapy, Psychodrama/Sociometry/Group psychotherapy and a number of different modalities that include a cognitive behavioral perspective. My areas of focus in treatment include: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and other anxiety disorders; Drug and Alcohol use disorders including Co-occurring disorders (Dual Diagnosis); Mood disorders (Depression, Bi-Polar), Personality Disorders, and Adjustment Disorders, I primarily treat adults ages 18-75 and adolescents, in addition to couples.
(360) 525-9041
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Olympia, WA 98502
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Kade Rucker
Counselor, LPC, LMHC, NCC, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Adjustments and transitions in life can cause you to feel overwhelmed, anxious, insecure, and unsure of yourself. You may struggle with your personal identity as you move through life and have new experiences. Despite these challenges, you are trying to do what you can to be your best self. You want to connect with others, develop deep and lasting relationships, form a stronger sense of self, and be comfortable with who you are. You want to feel empowered - to feel strong, confident, and in control of your life!
(360) 207-2282
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Olympia, WA 98501
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Christopher Franklin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
You know there is more of who you truly are, under the surface, waiting to be unlocked. You sense that you have old beliefs or conditioning or fears, picked up from other people or culture, that hold you back from feeling truly open and free and comfortable with yourself. Yet, maybe you can't quite figure out how to break free from these feelings...from these limitations that you didn't ask for. There is nothing wrong with you. Things have just happened to you in life. If you're reading this, then perhaps you're at a place where you're ready to step more fully into your self...a place where there is more compassion and freedom.
(360) 472-4795
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Olympia, WA 98506
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Craig Smith
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, MHCA
Verified
Verified
People might come to therapy because they are dissatisfied with where they are in life, or they feel maddened and drained by intrusive thoughts, or pain and loss in all its forms makes life feel intolerable and meaningless.  Panic can make it diffuclt to focus. There might feel like an overwhelming amount of choices, and each choice with a host of pros and cons, with none of the choices standing out.  Or the feeling of being trapped makes it difficult to see any choice at all.   Often times it can feel as if time is working against us.  Navigating one's own lives can feel overwhelming.
(360) 685-7714 x1
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Olympia, WA 98501
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Joel A Swan
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I seek to provide the opportunity and support for healthy change, personal growth and healing. Together we will identify specific areas in your life you would like to explore, and then create a plan to work towards positive, lasting change. I will also help you build skills to manage your current stress and better handle current and future challenges.
(253) 300-0527
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Olympia, WA 98502
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Arnold R Camacho
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC, MHP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Do you often find yourself lost, anxious, and unsure? I am a good listener and passionate about issues such as feelings of anxiety, boundary setting, low self-esteem, grief, and trauma. Give me a try, what's the "best" that could happen?
(360) 230-5785
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Olympia, WA 98502
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Traverse Therapy Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSWA
Verified
Verified
Traverse Therapy Services is accepting new clients. My name is Ali. Do you have problems with your significant other, friends, or family? Do you feel a lack of motivation or confidence? Does it feel like your mind is constantly racing? Do you think a change is necessary to get back on track and feel like the person you want to be? These thoughts and feelings can sometimes leave us overwhelmed, confused, lethargic, and even hopeless. If you are having any of these thoughts or feelings, discussing them in therapy can help you become the person you want to be.
(360) 401-8767
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Olympia, WA 98502
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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.