Male Therapists in Thurston County, WA

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Ryan Olav Wathne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Olympia, WA 98501
I presently have two openings in my schedule for couples. If you have Premera or Kaiser insurance I encourage you to reach out and connect with me. If you have a curiosity about personal growth and healing, experience anxiety, depression, or are simply overwhelmed by the human experience at this time, talking about these things is my passion. I will support your effort to look inward and identify your strengths, understand and connect coping skills to patterns and your lived experience. I will partner with you to embrace more insight and clarity to accomplish your goals and see personal healing.
I presently have two openings in my schedule for couples. If you have Premera or Kaiser insurance I encourage you to reach out and connect with me. If you have a curiosity about personal growth and healing, experience anxiety, depression, or are simply overwhelmed by the human experience at this time, talking about these things is my passion. I will support your effort to look inward and identify your strengths, understand and connect coping skills to patterns and your lived experience. I will partner with you to embrace more insight and clarity to accomplish your goals and see personal healing.
(206) 201-1539 View (206) 201-1539
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Shawn Von Bargen
Counselor, MAMFT, LMHC
Verified Verified
Tumwater, WA 98512
Not accepting new clients
If you're looking here, then things are going quite right are they? Well these things happen to all of us from time to time and we all can benefit from a little help. If you're willing to come meet with me, I will sit with you and work to find ways to make life a little bit better. Together we can work towards the understanding, growth and healing that you desire.
If you're looking here, then things are going quite right are they? Well these things happen to all of us from time to time and we all can benefit from a little help. If you're willing to come meet with me, I will sit with you and work to find ways to make life a little bit better. Together we can work towards the understanding, growth and healing that you desire.
(360) 516-4688 View (360) 516-4688
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Top of the Tree Therapy PLLC
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFTA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Lacey, WA 98513  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Todd, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate (LMFTA) and Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA) dedicated to guiding individuals, couples, and families towards achieving their therapeutic goals. Grounded in empathy and evidence-based practices, my approach fosters a safe space for exploration and healing. Whether you're navigating relationship challenges, seeking individual growth, or addressing mental health concerns, I am committed to collaboratively assisting you on your journey. Through self-discovery, skill building, and acceptance, we can work towards and create, a more fulfilling life!
Hi, I'm Todd, and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate (LMFTA) and Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA) dedicated to guiding individuals, couples, and families towards achieving their therapeutic goals. Grounded in empathy and evidence-based practices, my approach fosters a safe space for exploration and healing. Whether you're navigating relationship challenges, seeking individual growth, or addressing mental health concerns, I am committed to collaboratively assisting you on your journey. Through self-discovery, skill building, and acceptance, we can work towards and create, a more fulfilling life!
(360) 531-7933 View (360) 531-7933
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Tendai Masiriri
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MS, MPA, LMSW-C, LICSW
Verified Verified
Tumwater, WA 98512  (Online Only)
The journey through life brings many great privileges. Experiencing life also means dealing with complicated circumstances such as divorce, the death of a loved one, work-related stress, and more. It is common for adults to struggle with mental health issues such as depression, mood disorders, and anxiety. Life can begin to feel “heavy.” Activities that one used to enjoy may now feel like a chore. Relationships begin to strain. One may ask themself, “where did it all go wrong?” Getting counseling helps you deal with major life issues and overcome your feelings of being overwhelmed.
The journey through life brings many great privileges. Experiencing life also means dealing with complicated circumstances such as divorce, the death of a loved one, work-related stress, and more. It is common for adults to struggle with mental health issues such as depression, mood disorders, and anxiety. Life can begin to feel “heavy.” Activities that one used to enjoy may now feel like a chore. Relationships begin to strain. One may ask themself, “where did it all go wrong?” Getting counseling helps you deal with major life issues and overcome your feelings of being overwhelmed.
(360) 526-6006 View (360) 526-6006
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David Joseph Reynolds
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Lacey, WA 98513
People generally do not seek me out until they're feeling overwhelmed, confused, or have run out of answers and resources. I semi-retired on July 1, 2021, and now provide primarily tele-health services (phone, FaceTime or Zoom) Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
People generally do not seek me out until they're feeling overwhelmed, confused, or have run out of answers and resources. I semi-retired on July 1, 2021, and now provide primarily tele-health services (phone, FaceTime or Zoom) Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
(833) 563-4094 View (833) 563-4094
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Jason Weza
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Olympia, WA 98506
Jason (he/him) has over ten years of experience working in the field of social services and behavioral health, providing direct intervention and case management. This includes working with youth and their families in therapeutic foster care settings and public schools. Jason works with children, teenagers, and adults. Employing a person-centered approach from a multicultural lens, Jason pulls from several modalities and various interventions to tailor treatment to client needs. Jason is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate working under the supervision of a state-approved supervisor.
Jason (he/him) has over ten years of experience working in the field of social services and behavioral health, providing direct intervention and case management. This includes working with youth and their families in therapeutic foster care settings and public schools. Jason works with children, teenagers, and adults. Employing a person-centered approach from a multicultural lens, Jason pulls from several modalities and various interventions to tailor treatment to client needs. Jason is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate working under the supervision of a state-approved supervisor.
(360) 526-6617 View (360) 526-6617
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Frank Hesketh, MA
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Olympia, WA 98501  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am currently not taking new clients as I slowly retire as a mental health counselor.
I am currently not taking new clients as I slowly retire as a mental health counselor.
(360) 529-3117 View (360) 529-3117
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Victor L. Steffens Jr.
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, SUDP
Verified Verified
Olympia, WA 98502
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.
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 View (360) 525-9041
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Ed Glidden
Counselor, MA, LMHCA, MHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Olympia, WA 98506
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.
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 View (360) 329-9660
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Evan Lima
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified Verified
Olympia, WA 98512
I provide treatment for depression, anxiety, trauma, adjustment difficulties, and much more. I work with you to create an individualized treatment plan to target your specific needs, while utilizing a variety of therapeutic techniques (e.g., CBT, EFT, Solution Focused, Trauma-Focused CBT). I also have extensive specialty training in psychological and neuropsychological testing, particularly with children and adolescents.
I provide treatment for depression, anxiety, trauma, adjustment difficulties, and much more. I work with you to create an individualized treatment plan to target your specific needs, while utilizing a variety of therapeutic techniques (e.g., CBT, EFT, Solution Focused, Trauma-Focused CBT). I also have extensive specialty training in psychological and neuropsychological testing, particularly with children and adolescents.
(360) 515-3241 View (360) 515-3241
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Ross Artwohl
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Olympia, WA 98506  (Online Only)
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.
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 View (360) 227-5497
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Mike Pereira
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSWA, MHP
Verified Verified
Olympia, WA 98506
Accepting new clients. The journey to healing begins with a desire to feel better. Together, we’ll work to discover what “better” looks like and what can be done to achieve it. There are many ways life shows us we are stuck in our own story; addiction, depression, anxiety, anger and many other indicators can be present when we’re experiencing such pain. How did we get here? How do we get out? What are we holding onto? Who can we not let go?
Accepting new clients. The journey to healing begins with a desire to feel better. Together, we’ll work to discover what “better” looks like and what can be done to achieve it. There are many ways life shows us we are stuck in our own story; addiction, depression, anxiety, anger and many other indicators can be present when we’re experiencing such pain. How did we get here? How do we get out? What are we holding onto? Who can we not let go?
(360) 227-6842 View (360) 227-6842
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Scott Robbins
Counselor, MEd, MA, LMHC, NCC, CMHS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tumwater, WA 98512
I am not currently accepting new clients. Scott Robbins graduated from Argosy University in Seattle, with a Masters in Counseling Psychology. Scott is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, (LMHC), Mental Health Professional (MHP) and a Children's Mental Health Specialist (CMS). Scott has 15 years' experience as a public school teacher. He also has a Masters Degree in Education with an emphasis in Instruction and Curriculum Development from Lesley College, in Cambridge Massachusetts. He has coached middle and high school football for 19 years. For 8 years he was a Young Life Area Director in both WA and CA.
I am not currently accepting new clients. Scott Robbins graduated from Argosy University in Seattle, with a Masters in Counseling Psychology. Scott is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, (LMHC), Mental Health Professional (MHP) and a Children's Mental Health Specialist (CMS). Scott has 15 years' experience as a public school teacher. He also has a Masters Degree in Education with an emphasis in Instruction and Curriculum Development from Lesley College, in Cambridge Massachusetts. He has coached middle and high school football for 19 years. For 8 years he was a Young Life Area Director in both WA and CA.
(360) 813-6408 View (360) 813-6408
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Charles Hester Cheek
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Olympia, WA 98501  (Online Only)
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.
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) 352-4029 View (253) 352-4029
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Dave Schmitz-Binnall
LMHC, CHT
Verified Verified
Lacey, WA 98503  (Online Only)
My clients tell me that my counseling style combines my intelligence, intuitive sense, gentle-ness and "real-ness" in a way that creates trust and produces results. I am non-judgemental and able to adapt my approach to any type of person and any type of need. I work well with all genders, and people from any type of background. I have an affirmative approach to LBTQ issues and challenges. Give me a call, or email me, and we can get together, at no charge, and see if we're a good fit for one another.
My clients tell me that my counseling style combines my intelligence, intuitive sense, gentle-ness and "real-ness" in a way that creates trust and produces results. I am non-judgemental and able to adapt my approach to any type of person and any type of need. I work well with all genders, and people from any type of background. I have an affirmative approach to LBTQ issues and challenges. Give me a call, or email me, and we can get together, at no charge, and see if we're a good fit for one another.
(360) 614-2504 View (360) 614-2504
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Larry R Nussbaum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Olympia, WA 98501
Almost everyone at times needs some support or coaching on their life journey. As a seasoned therapist I'd be happy to sit down with you and compasionately listen to your story and lend some hope and support. I see "crisis" as an opportunity to face and overcome the dangers around and in us and a time to open up to the radiance and mysteries of Life.
Almost everyone at times needs some support or coaching on their life journey. As a seasoned therapist I'd be happy to sit down with you and compasionately listen to your story and lend some hope and support. I see "crisis" as an opportunity to face and overcome the dangers around and in us and a time to open up to the radiance and mysteries of Life.
(316) 835-0948 View (316) 835-0948
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Greg Twiddy
Counselor, MA LMHC
Verified Verified
Olympia, WA 98502
I am currently accepting new clients in person and through telehealth, and work with individuals, couples and families. I have over 20 years of experience as a mental health counselor with a background in clinical supervision and social work. I strive to provide a very relaxed, nonjudgmental, safe space to help support clients move forward in their healing.
I am currently accepting new clients in person and through telehealth, and work with individuals, couples and families. I have over 20 years of experience as a mental health counselor with a background in clinical supervision and social work. I strive to provide a very relaxed, nonjudgmental, safe space to help support clients move forward in their healing.
(360) 517-1455 View (360) 517-1455
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David Cameron Hunter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Olympia, WA 98507  (Online Only)
Your high levels of distraction and lack of motivation are causing you to have an unaccomplished and unfulfilled life. You want your life to change but you don’t know where to start. I help adults and teens struggling with inattention and inaction to create a life with greater focus and a clearer sense of purpose. What could you accomplish if you had the ability to focus on your goals and steadily work on them until they were “all the way finished”? How might your life change? I can help you uncover what is keeping you distracted and unmotivated and offer strategies to help you have a life of accomplishment, clarity and fulfillment.
Your high levels of distraction and lack of motivation are causing you to have an unaccomplished and unfulfilled life. You want your life to change but you don’t know where to start. I help adults and teens struggling with inattention and inaction to create a life with greater focus and a clearer sense of purpose. What could you accomplish if you had the ability to focus on your goals and steadily work on them until they were “all the way finished”? How might your life change? I can help you uncover what is keeping you distracted and unmotivated and offer strategies to help you have a life of accomplishment, clarity and fulfillment.
(360) 404-7886 View (360) 404-7886
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Michael A Partee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC
Verified Verified
Rochester, WA 98579  (Online Only)
I believe that people can - and do - change and everyone is the expert of their own life. Walking along side individuals/families in their journey, I draw on skills from CBT, DBT, motivational interviewing, solution focused therapy, and relational therapy to identify and expand upon strengths and goals; increase awareness of thought patterns, emotions, and behaviors to better understand ourselves; and establish effective problem solving, conflict resolution, and communication skills. My primary objective is to work myself out of a job; reach out to find out more!
I believe that people can - and do - change and everyone is the expert of their own life. Walking along side individuals/families in their journey, I draw on skills from CBT, DBT, motivational interviewing, solution focused therapy, and relational therapy to identify and expand upon strengths and goals; increase awareness of thought patterns, emotions, and behaviors to better understand ourselves; and establish effective problem solving, conflict resolution, and communication skills. My primary objective is to work myself out of a job; reach out to find out more!
(360) 284-2902 View (360) 284-2902
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John Hicks, Life Coach, Peak Performance Coach
BS, MA, CTA, Life, Coach
Verified Verified
Lacey, WA 98503
Get The Tools, Encouragement, And A Personalized Plan To Bridge The Gap Between Where You Are And Where You Want To Be. You’ll Gain The Heightened Focus And Mental Toughness That Top Performers Use To Succeed In Life’s Biggest Moments. John understands the demands of high performance and overcoming struggles. He combines a background as the only person to serve as a Navy SEAL, Army Special Forces, and Delta Force member. With experience as a CEO, Entrepreneur, and Coach to elite performers, to help you break free from struggles and start winning at every level.
Get The Tools, Encouragement, And A Personalized Plan To Bridge The Gap Between Where You Are And Where You Want To Be. You’ll Gain The Heightened Focus And Mental Toughness That Top Performers Use To Succeed In Life’s Biggest Moments. John understands the demands of high performance and overcoming struggles. He combines a background as the only person to serve as a Navy SEAL, Army Special Forces, and Delta Force member. With experience as a CEO, Entrepreneur, and Coach to elite performers, to help you break free from struggles and start winning at every level.
(360) 347-9757 View (360) 347-9757

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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.