Men's Issues Therapists in Westlake, Seattle, WA

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D. Wayne Smith
Counselor, MD, MBA, LMHCA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello. I am delighted that you are interested to know more about who I am as a soul mechanic. Life can be challenging, and trauma can derail us from becoming who we long to be. My motivation in serving clients to the highest of my abilities is rooted in knowing that soul work is an essential element in completing our life’s work. I possess a powerful inherent belief that no one rises to low expectations, and I am committed to challenging negative self-talk, poor self images, diminished personal vision and accountability, and catastrophic thought processes.
(425) 406-3157
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Westlake
Seattle, WA 98109
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Joseph Losi Certified EFT Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
As a fully certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist, and a Level 2 EFT Individual Therapist Joseph's approach is rooted in Attachment Theory. Joseph assists his clients to become fully aware of unrecognized, unshared, connective primary emotions and reactive, disconnecting secondary emotions. He helps couples, men, and women cultivate greater awareness and acceptance of emotion. With empathic support he will help you develop the ability to communicate primary and secondary emotion in powerful ways that will foster increased intimacy with partners, spouses, and others.
(253) 777-1620
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Westlake
Seattle, WA 98109
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Peter Hannah MA LMHC
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
10 Endorsed
Verified
10 Endorsed
I Am Accepting New Clients - I work with men on the internal issues that are showing up in their lives. When relationships fray, affairs or divorce happens, layoffs, depression, stress, anger or numbness rear their ugly heads - it can be time to stop and figure out what needs to be addressed. As a man - a father, a son, a husband, a brother, a friend myself - I am acutely aware of the internal worlds of men, and the external rules that often keep us from talking about what is going on inside.
(425) 842-3454
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Westlake
Seattle, WA 98109
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Nathan Fritz
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
As someone who has worked helping others in various capacities for over 25 years, I bring a great deal of experience to my work as a mental health counselor. In this time I have obtained great insight into the struggles inherent to both individuals and families. In my work as a counselor I utilize these skills and insight to help people of all ages, identities, and walks of life. My approach to counseling is not confined to one specific framework but incorporates a variety of modalities tailored to each client's unique needs. I am humanistic in style and often utilize mindfulness based strategies for increased insight and awareness.
(206) 858-1177
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Westlake
Seattle, WA 98109
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Ken Peer
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
**Current Openings** During this unusual time we are all in, I invite you to come and risk finding a different, more connected way of living. Together we will spend time looking at the specific issues that brought you into therapy, as well as explore the nature of your relationships with important people in your life. We will consider together how your way of relating with yourself and others impacts your life and the relationships around you. I believe that we are all looking for our true selves--who we are at our deepest, most profound "self"--and I look forward to beginning that journey with you.
(206) 535-1480
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Westlake
Seattle, WA 98109
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Dan Woodard
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
If you are browsing through this website then you're most likely trying to find help with something in your life that you've been struggling with for for years. Maybe it's depression or anxiety and you need help trying to manage it, someone to hold it with you. Perhaps you have a hard time staying in a relationship for any length of time? Or maybe you're holding onto the secret of sexual abuse as a child or teen and have never told anyone. Sometimes things shatter and we don't know why, but it does. Life shatters us. I would love the privilege of walking with you. We can do it together. You don't have to do it alone anymore.
(206) 557-3989
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Westlake
Seattle, WA 98109
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D. Michael Louderback
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
7 Endorsed
Verified
7 Endorsed
We are all alive and trying to learn something about living; we live the way that we feel. We do this automatically (and whether we know it or not) in relationship: in relating to our self and to others. Therefore, my philosophy is everything is emotional and relational and mindful; everything matters.
(206) 580-8338
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Westlake
Seattle, WA 98109
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Laura Merritt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Looking for a holistic therapist? I offer a holistic approach to therapy, grounded in science-based treatments and mindfulness. This approach involves exploring, untangling and reworking thinking patterns, developing and nurturing mind-body connection and developing awareness and connection to the nervous system while using techniques like mindfulness, meditation and breathwork, helping clients build resilience and find meaning and a purpose in their life. For couples, I operate from the foundation of the science and research oriented Gottman approach..
(425) 522-8229
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Westlake
Seattle, WA 98109
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Brian Pendergast
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
My practice is geared towards working through issues related to emotional/relational violence and trauma caused by abuse (physical, sexual, emotional). I also work with clients who have found themselves depressed and/or anxious due to some of these problems in their history. I believe in helping you find new ways of relating to yourself and others that foster wholeness, peace and honesty. My approach is couched in a mixture of kindness and truth, the goal being for you to see yourself more clearly with a greater sense of love and esteem, leading to increased contentment in life and relationships.
(253) 655-2317
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Westlake
Seattle, WA 98109
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Cahanin Counseling
Counselor, EdD, LCPC, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I am here to help you and to listen. We can work together to better understand the challenges in your life. Through talking, things will get better. Today, you are one step closer to a new you where you can feel empowered and go on that positive path to growth and well-being. As a therapist, my goal is to help you lead a life that is worth celebrating. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
(301) 755-9469
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Westlake
Seattle, WA 98109
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Jen Graves
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
It’s hard to be a person. Even when life is at its most joyful, our relationships, our pasts, and the constant presence of change can be overwhelming, confusing, or defeating. I’m here to help with that. Therapy is my second career. I chose this work because I believe everybody deserves nonjudgmental support, whether they are in crisis, preparing for change, or simply stuck. I have seen what can happen when pain has no witness. I have also experienced the transformations that can take place when hurt and struggle are seen, heard, and met with compassion, understanding, and perspective.
(206) 888-6251
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Westlake
Seattle, WA 98109
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Charles Hester Cheek
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
My goal is to assist you in recognizing your inherent strengths that have been developed as a result of your unique experiences. Everyone comes to this moment with their own set of beliefs, values, morals, and expectations. You are stronger than you think. You are more capable than you think. Oftentimes individuals, couples, and families may not recognize their own resilience and their ability to break toxic cycles that may exist within relationships. Sometimes experiences can overwhelm us, and make us feel that we don’t know the way forward. The process of therapy is turning those overwhelming feelings into a road map.
(253) 319-3042
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Westlake
Seattle, WA 98109
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Jennifer Bielenberg
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I am a licensed psychologist who provides telehealth services to California, Washington State, and PSYPACT state residents. While I've spent much of my specialist practice at the intersection of substance use, PTSD, and co-occurring disorders in adults (18+), my generalist training has also prepared me to support those experiencing anxiety, depression, perfectionism, boundary issues, deep wisdom experiences of grief and relational transitions, and overworking/burnout related to high-pressure or exploitative work environments. I regularly engage in culturally responsive training to support members of marginalized groups.
(425) 230-5819
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Westlake
Seattle, WA 98109
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Justin Pere
Counselor, LMHC, CST, CGT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
All 8 of us in our practice - Sheila, Mary-lynn, Bill, Hanna, Corey, Lisa, Sara and I - can help you, with couples often reaching out to our website, www.ClarityCounselingSeattle.com, for help with reducing fighting/conflict, emotional distance, and sexual disconnection, and are wanting to enhance their closeness, communication, and emotional & sexual intimacy. The individuals who often seek us out are looking to feel less stress, less worry, less depression/anxiety, and wanting to experience more joy, contentment, and peace within themselves.
(206) 855-3934
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Westlake
Seattle, WA 98109
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Jeffrey Serage
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
My ideal client is someone who has an intention to change. During my 31 years as a practicing therapist I have encountered a wide range of issues. Having worked with a large number of clients to the point of solution, I have concluded that in the end, the core of helping people is to listen. Effective listening gives me a deep understanding of their current situation. I can then gently point them toward getting more of what they want. My experience and compassion have often proven to be crucial elements for our success. This is the work of my life.
(206) 707-9303
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Westlake
Seattle, WA 98109
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Fredric Matteson
Counselor, CMHC
Verified
Verified
For 25 years I worked with over 16,000 suicidal patients on the mental health unit of St. Francis Hospital with my office partner, Psychiatrist Dr. Sunida Bintasan, From observing their common patterns, I created an educational program (for persons with issues of deep despair, hopelessness, depression, feeling "LOST" & "TRAPPED" & "STUCK", and often with recurrent suicidal thinking) called Contextual-Conceptual Therapy (CCT). Combining expressive arts techniques, education, and therapy using "maps, models, & metaphors", it helps clients discover the roots of their deep despair, feeling trapped & lost, and/or suicidal thinking.
(206) 966-6954
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Westlake
Seattle, WA 98104
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Will Dowd Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
Hi, I'm Will. I'm glad you are here. Seeking help can be overwhelming when you are struggling just to get through the day. I hope to make the process a little easier for you. I have lots of experience working with all kinds of people suffering from depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, unwanted substance use, bipolar disorder, relationship issues and more. You want to feel better, to stop worrying about the future and rehashing the past, to move through what keeps you stuck in distress, to feel freedom, and some measure of peace. I am confident that therapy can help.
(206) 312-2326
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Westlake
Seattle, WA 98109
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Carl Allen Tippins
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Someone in my family was asking me recently "What is the most important consideration when looking for a therapist? " The fit, the feel, the vibe you have with the therapist really is best way to decide if this is a good match. A good fit, you will work well together. We will work with the issues that you are currently experiencing, noticing the internal roots of conflict, and finding ways to make meaningful and purposeful shifts or changes in your life. Experiencing difficulties from depression, relationship endings, truama, abuse, addictions, let's talk. - My practice is typically full but can offer wait list for new consultations
(253) 214-9352
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Westlake
Seattle, WA 98109
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Alexandria Scalone
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am a play therapist who specializes in child and parent/caregiver relationships. You or your child may be experiencing BIG feelings, a life transition, and/or parenting struggles. I have experience working with disabilities, trauma, and life transitions. I am silly and utilize metaphors and toys through play as a means of communication. My therapy sessions are often experiential—I believe that play, art, music, and movement are natural forms of self-expression for children and youth. I am a neurodivergent and LBGTQIA+ affirming therapist.
(425) 517-2647
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Westlake
Seattle, WA 98109
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Sean Orpen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CST
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
As a therapist that works with couples and individuals, with a focus on intimacy and sexuality, I often work with people seeking deeper and more nourishing connections in their relationships and lives. Connection requires the courage to move into vulnerability and honesty to live one's truth about what they really need from their relationships. This is where I can help! I serve as a guide for individuals and couples in stepping into their own lives, to ask for what they need and to be present in and for their relationships.
(360) 529-4728
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Westlake
Seattle, WA 98109
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Men's Issues Therapists

Is therapy for men different than it is for women?

Therapeutic treatments and types are the same for men as they are for women, with the same protocols followed and the same strategies employed. Discussing one’s feelings and emotions is an integral part of most therapies, and some men find doing so more challenging. Therapists can help clients through the process; some specialize in treating men for this reason.

How do you encourage a man to go to therapy?

It’s helpful to express your concern and love for the person while framing therapy as a tool for improving their life. Offering specific examples of how an individual’s behavior affected either himself or others should be done with compassion and with empathy. It may be useful to devise a game plan—breaking the process down into parts, such as finding a therapist, making appointments, and looking into insurance coverage.

How can men prepare for therapy?

Men can prepare for therapy by approaching the process with an open mind, being willing to talk about their challenges, and giving treatment the time to work. Before a session, an individual may want to reflect on how they’ve felt since the last session and what’s happened in their lives. It can be useful for men who struggle to recall their emotional states to write down notes between sessions about their response to a given event or how they were feeling at a particular time.

What should men know about the process of therapy?

One of the most common reasons men don’t seek therapy is the notion that there’s something wrong with them if they do. Men should know that just because they’re seeking therapy doesn’t mean they’re mentally ill or damaged in some way. In the same way people work on their bodies through exercise or a craft through practice, therapy can be a way to improve the mental and emotional skills needed to be productive and effective partners, employees, and people in all realms of life.