Male Therapists in Seattle, WA

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Will Vitale
Counselor, LMHC, MA, MEd
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98107
I work with young adults in their 20s and 30s who are navigating the transitions and tasks of early adulthood such as moves, breakups, career issues, and processing past traumas; teens dealing with the pressures of highschool; and parents who want to decrease conflict and improve their relationships with their kids. I also help people process past experiences of living in residential treatment settings, especially "troubled teen industry" survivors. While not all of my clients have ADHD, I specialize in working with both adults and youth who are diagnosed with ADHD.
I work with young adults in their 20s and 30s who are navigating the transitions and tasks of early adulthood such as moves, breakups, career issues, and processing past traumas; teens dealing with the pressures of highschool; and parents who want to decrease conflict and improve their relationships with their kids. I also help people process past experiences of living in residential treatment settings, especially "troubled teen industry" survivors. While not all of my clients have ADHD, I specialize in working with both adults and youth who are diagnosed with ADHD.
(206) 825-5669 View (206) 825-5669
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David Bradshaw
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98102  (Online Only)
I'm David Bradshaw, I am from Washington State, and I currently live in Birch Bay WA. I was born in 1990, I'm an avid reader, I also enjoy Chess, Meditation, Backpacking, Hunting, and Boxing. I'm a bit of a nerd as well, and I build my own desktop computers. I would say the Pasayten Wilderness Area is one of my happy places. I practice Adlerian Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I work with clients aged 12 and up, including adults and couples. I am also a Clinical Supervisor and can train new counselors helping them earn hours toward their licensure.
I'm David Bradshaw, I am from Washington State, and I currently live in Birch Bay WA. I was born in 1990, I'm an avid reader, I also enjoy Chess, Meditation, Backpacking, Hunting, and Boxing. I'm a bit of a nerd as well, and I build my own desktop computers. I would say the Pasayten Wilderness Area is one of my happy places. I practice Adlerian Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. I work with clients aged 12 and up, including adults and couples. I am also a Clinical Supervisor and can train new counselors helping them earn hours toward their licensure.
(360) 227-5914 View (360) 227-5914
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Nick Duran
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98104  (Online Only)
I meet clients where they are and offer treatment that is LGBTQIA+ affirming and culturally responsive. I am devoted to working with individuals facing various issues, including anxiety, depression, bipolar, ADHD, grief, and life transitions. I believe clients are the experts of their lived experience, and therapy is an investment in one’s success and empowerment.
I meet clients where they are and offer treatment that is LGBTQIA+ affirming and culturally responsive. I am devoted to working with individuals facing various issues, including anxiety, depression, bipolar, ADHD, grief, and life transitions. I believe clients are the experts of their lived experience, and therapy is an investment in one’s success and empowerment.
(253) 893-8454 View (253) 893-8454
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Derek McClure
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98126
Waitlist for new clients
Experiencing challenges and distress is an inherent aspect of life, as is our ability to access the resources and strengths to meet these challenges. We have developed patterned ways of being and thinking that may not serve us the way they used to resulting in anxiety, restlessness, depression, withdrawal, sleep disruption, relational conflict, loss of interest in life, or dissatisfaction with work to name a few. I view therapy as a hopeful process of self-discovery and meaning-making that leads to lasting changes including improved mental and emotional well-being and behavior change. I offer individual therapy for adults and teens.
Experiencing challenges and distress is an inherent aspect of life, as is our ability to access the resources and strengths to meet these challenges. We have developed patterned ways of being and thinking that may not serve us the way they used to resulting in anxiety, restlessness, depression, withdrawal, sleep disruption, relational conflict, loss of interest in life, or dissatisfaction with work to name a few. I view therapy as a hopeful process of self-discovery and meaning-making that leads to lasting changes including improved mental and emotional well-being and behavior change. I offer individual therapy for adults and teens.
(206) 866-6299 View (206) 866-6299
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Doug Schrepferman
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98107
The human condition is a complex one. Life’s complexities can create barriers from living to our fullest potential. Many of us encounter struggles with inner anxieties, self-criticism, avoidance, or fears of failure. We judge who we are based on how we are perceived by others, neglecting what we value within ourselves. In moments, we may feel like we have to hide parts of ourselves from others or busy ourselves to divert our attention from the challenges that life continually throws at our feet.
The human condition is a complex one. Life’s complexities can create barriers from living to our fullest potential. Many of us encounter struggles with inner anxieties, self-criticism, avoidance, or fears of failure. We judge who we are based on how we are perceived by others, neglecting what we value within ourselves. In moments, we may feel like we have to hide parts of ourselves from others or busy ourselves to divert our attention from the challenges that life continually throws at our feet.
(206) 429-6317 View (206) 429-6317
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MacPherson Pacific Counseling Services
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, SUDP, CSAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98103
I am the director of MacPherson Pacific Counseling Services, a dynamic new option in the treatment of chemical dependency, problem gambling, and sex addiction in the Seattle area. Your experience will be individualized and goal focused. You will develop the tools to reclaim your life from addiction and compulsive behavior and begin to develop a path towards healing and wholeness for both yourself and your support network of family and loved ones. In both individual sessions and groups with others also walking the healing path you will challenge yourself, access reservoirs of strength within yourself, learn to connect, and you will grow.
I am the director of MacPherson Pacific Counseling Services, a dynamic new option in the treatment of chemical dependency, problem gambling, and sex addiction in the Seattle area. Your experience will be individualized and goal focused. You will develop the tools to reclaim your life from addiction and compulsive behavior and begin to develop a path towards healing and wholeness for both yourself and your support network of family and loved ones. In both individual sessions and groups with others also walking the healing path you will challenge yourself, access reservoirs of strength within yourself, learn to connect, and you will grow.
(206) 558-9014 View (206) 558-9014
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Aaron McClain
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98109  (Online Only)
I work with men who have difficulty identifying with their feelings, struggle with depression and anxiety, or have issues with their work/life balance. My clients typically struggle with expressing themselves in their relationships. They feel lonely, hopeless, and isolated. They are overworked and under loved. In our work together, I will give you support, feedback and insight, and constructively challenge patterns and beliefs that may be getting in your way. Together we can strive to understand the roots of the struggles you are experiencing in your life.
I work with men who have difficulty identifying with their feelings, struggle with depression and anxiety, or have issues with their work/life balance. My clients typically struggle with expressing themselves in their relationships. They feel lonely, hopeless, and isolated. They are overworked and under loved. In our work together, I will give you support, feedback and insight, and constructively challenge patterns and beliefs that may be getting in your way. Together we can strive to understand the roots of the struggles you are experiencing in your life.
(765) 629-4592 View (765) 629-4592
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Matthew Vogler
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98125
Dr. Vogler is a licensed clinical psychologist offering assessments for children, adolescents, and young adults. He takes a comprehensive, neuropsychological approach to his evaluations which consists of cognitive, academic, and social-emotional functioning. Based on the referral and the needs of the client, his assessments may include attention, executive functioning, learning/memory, personality, sensory, motor, and visuospatial components.
Dr. Vogler is a licensed clinical psychologist offering assessments for children, adolescents, and young adults. He takes a comprehensive, neuropsychological approach to his evaluations which consists of cognitive, academic, and social-emotional functioning. Based on the referral and the needs of the client, his assessments may include attention, executive functioning, learning/memory, personality, sensory, motor, and visuospatial components.
(206) 203-8011 View (206) 203-8011
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Michael Kaufman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW, MHP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98103
I have been a child and family therapist since 2009, and volunteered in the field of grief and loss for 14 years, working with grieving children (ages 3 to 18) who lost a loved one. I'm client-centered and strengths-based, and believe my job is to try to understand how my client's brain works, to best assist each individual understand her/ himself. I have learned from the last 9 years working with a wide variety of amazing individuals that I must be very creative and flexible. I'm grateful for how much I have and continue to learn from my clients.
I have been a child and family therapist since 2009, and volunteered in the field of grief and loss for 14 years, working with grieving children (ages 3 to 18) who lost a loved one. I'm client-centered and strengths-based, and believe my job is to try to understand how my client's brain works, to best assist each individual understand her/ himself. I have learned from the last 9 years working with a wide variety of amazing individuals that I must be very creative and flexible. I'm grateful for how much I have and continue to learn from my clients.
(253) 201-4196 View (253) 201-4196
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Ben Bjorgaard
Counselor, PhDc, MA, LMHC, LMFTA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98115
By addressing troubling thoughts and feelings, self-sabotaging behaviors, and traumas, life can be made more manageable, productive, and fulfilling. Feelings such as grief, shame, anxiety, sadness, and anger often signal that something needs to change. Listening to and working with these feelings—some that consume us and others that gently nudge us—can move us forward. Through this, we sometimes discover that our everyday dilemmas are part of larger patterns waiting to be resolved as a whole.
By addressing troubling thoughts and feelings, self-sabotaging behaviors, and traumas, life can be made more manageable, productive, and fulfilling. Feelings such as grief, shame, anxiety, sadness, and anger often signal that something needs to change. Listening to and working with these feelings—some that consume us and others that gently nudge us—can move us forward. Through this, we sometimes discover that our everyday dilemmas are part of larger patterns waiting to be resolved as a whole.
(206) 752-6650 View (206) 752-6650
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Chad Hara
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98102  (Online Only)
Life is often scary and filled with unpredictable pain. My job is to be present with you as we work through those difficult experiences together. As an identifying queer, Asian-American, cis-man I believe identity is a crucial part of understanding one’s self. This knowledge is the first step to change.
Life is often scary and filled with unpredictable pain. My job is to be present with you as we work through those difficult experiences together. As an identifying queer, Asian-American, cis-man I believe identity is a crucial part of understanding one’s self. This knowledge is the first step to change.
(425) 842-3681 View (425) 842-3681
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Michael J Rubbinaccio
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, LMFTA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98101
For nearly 25 years in HR and communications, I have helped corporations with communication and relationship issues with employees. I now help individuals and relationships directly with life challenges. I believe communication is central to how we interact with the world and how the world interacts with us--from our loved ones at home to strangers on the street--and it informs how I do therapy. I use Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) while drawing on communications theory, and an Integrated Couples Therapy perspective, taking parts of EFT and Gottman Therapy, for a phased approach to relationship therapy.
For nearly 25 years in HR and communications, I have helped corporations with communication and relationship issues with employees. I now help individuals and relationships directly with life challenges. I believe communication is central to how we interact with the world and how the world interacts with us--from our loved ones at home to strangers on the street--and it informs how I do therapy. I use Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) while drawing on communications theory, and an Integrated Couples Therapy perspective, taking parts of EFT and Gottman Therapy, for a phased approach to relationship therapy.
(206) 590-3900 View (206) 590-3900
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Richard Meeks
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98115
Draw upon your courage to greet the tasks of work, friendship, and intimacy. Overcome the slings and arrows of life's inevitable misfortune and suffering that is set in the snares of Fear, Anger, and Despair. Encouragement fosters hopeful striving and nourishes meaningful life. Courage grows through relationship. I bring the wisdom of encouragement through authenticity, understanding, and compassion born from my lifetime of study, personal experience, and professional practice.
Draw upon your courage to greet the tasks of work, friendship, and intimacy. Overcome the slings and arrows of life's inevitable misfortune and suffering that is set in the snares of Fear, Anger, and Despair. Encouragement fosters hopeful striving and nourishes meaningful life. Courage grows through relationship. I bring the wisdom of encouragement through authenticity, understanding, and compassion born from my lifetime of study, personal experience, and professional practice.
(206) 489-3763 View (206) 489-3763
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Jonny J Hiett
Counselor, LMHC, MHP
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98119
My name is Jonny Hiett. I am a licensed mental health counselor in the Seattle area. I moved to Washington to train at The Seattle School in relationally focused therapeutic approaches to counseling. Since then, I have worked multiple years in community mental health, supporting clients as they work to better their mental wellbeing. As I have practiced, I have become even more passionate in working with LGBTQ+ specific issues, religious harm, neurodivergence, attachment, depression, anxiety, identity, and trauma. I take an intersectional approach to therapy, focusing on the whole person to best meet their goals.
My name is Jonny Hiett. I am a licensed mental health counselor in the Seattle area. I moved to Washington to train at The Seattle School in relationally focused therapeutic approaches to counseling. Since then, I have worked multiple years in community mental health, supporting clients as they work to better their mental wellbeing. As I have practiced, I have become even more passionate in working with LGBTQ+ specific issues, religious harm, neurodivergence, attachment, depression, anxiety, identity, and trauma. I take an intersectional approach to therapy, focusing on the whole person to best meet their goals.
(206) 672-2547 View (206) 672-2547
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Christopher John Olsen
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98112
Let's get started, call me so you can start getting relief from your pain, confusion or fear. I provide psychotherapy and counseling for adults, teens, children and couples. A sign that therapy would be helpful is the presence of recurring pain in relationships, lack of intimacy, loss of friendships, work or career dissatisfaction, shame, physical symptoms or lack of meaning in your life.
Let's get started, call me so you can start getting relief from your pain, confusion or fear. I provide psychotherapy and counseling for adults, teens, children and couples. A sign that therapy would be helpful is the presence of recurring pain in relationships, lack of intimacy, loss of friendships, work or career dissatisfaction, shame, physical symptoms or lack of meaning in your life.
(206) 966-4413 View (206) 966-4413
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Marc Turkel
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98112
I've lived in the PNW for 25 years via Miami and originally, from New York City. I received a BFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology and worked as a professional photographer. In Seattle, I worked for Microsoft and lead self-actualization seminars before earning a Masters in Existential Psychology from Seattle University, I practice Existential Integrative therapy and also study mindfulness and eastern philosophy. I'm interested in the ways these converge, how people construct meaning and how it relates to their as-lived experience; and how clients use this capacity to generate self-awareness and walk a new pathway forward.
I've lived in the PNW for 25 years via Miami and originally, from New York City. I received a BFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology and worked as a professional photographer. In Seattle, I worked for Microsoft and lead self-actualization seminars before earning a Masters in Existential Psychology from Seattle University, I practice Existential Integrative therapy and also study mindfulness and eastern philosophy. I'm interested in the ways these converge, how people construct meaning and how it relates to their as-lived experience; and how clients use this capacity to generate self-awareness and walk a new pathway forward.
(206) 202-0475 View (206) 202-0475
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Justin Barrante
Counselor, MA, MACS, LMHC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98125
There are seasons when our struggles are more than we can hold alone. Though it may take time, it is very possible to work toward deeper kindness, strength & healing. What struggle do you hold today?
There are seasons when our struggles are more than we can hold alone. Though it may take time, it is very possible to work toward deeper kindness, strength & healing. What struggle do you hold today?
(206) 350-5603 View (206) 350-5603
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Will Dowd Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98109
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.
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 View (206) 312-2326
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Ken Safley - Trauma And Anxiety Therapist
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98105
Everyone experiences difficulty and pain, and for many of us these stressors also prevent us from leading our most fulfilling lives. Oftentimes we may not even know why we feel or act a certain way, only that there must be a better option. I work with those 18+ who are trying to overcome these challenges to live effective and fulfilled lives, whatever their circumstance. I work with those 18+ who are trying to overcome these challenges to live effective and fulfilled lives, whatever their circumstance. I use a Humanistic approach in therapy, focusing on understanding your perspective to collaboratively achieve your goals.
Everyone experiences difficulty and pain, and for many of us these stressors also prevent us from leading our most fulfilling lives. Oftentimes we may not even know why we feel or act a certain way, only that there must be a better option. I work with those 18+ who are trying to overcome these challenges to live effective and fulfilled lives, whatever their circumstance. I work with those 18+ who are trying to overcome these challenges to live effective and fulfilled lives, whatever their circumstance. I use a Humanistic approach in therapy, focusing on understanding your perspective to collaboratively achieve your goals.
(206) 785-1953 View (206) 785-1953
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Case E Lovell
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98101
You're independent, driven, and you don't often ask for help. You like to tackle your problems head-on, but you don't know how to fix this problem. You've always been your own harshest critic, and that has helped you succeed in the past, but now that voice has turned on you and is tearing you down. On the outside, everything looks fine, but on the inside you're drowning. You feel stuck, overwhelmed, and unable to control your feelings. You don't know how to make this better.
You're independent, driven, and you don't often ask for help. You like to tackle your problems head-on, but you don't know how to fix this problem. You've always been your own harshest critic, and that has helped you succeed in the past, but now that voice has turned on you and is tearing you down. On the outside, everything looks fine, but on the inside you're drowning. You feel stuck, overwhelmed, and unable to control your feelings. You don't know how to make this better.
(206) 279-6643 View (206) 279-6643
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.