Male Therapists in La Crosse County, WI

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Gregg Scharf
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CSAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
La Crosse, WI 54601
I am accepting new clients. I have experience working in a variety of clinical settings treating both mental health and addiction issues simultaneously or separately. I offer court-ordered alcohol and drug assessments, DOT assessments as a certified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP), as well as attorney-ordered assessments. What makes my approach unique, is my ability to adapt treatment to fit your specific needs thereby making a complicated process a little more manageable. When the client can wrap their mind around the problem in a way they've never considered is the beginning point for effective and meaningful therapy.
I am accepting new clients. I have experience working in a variety of clinical settings treating both mental health and addiction issues simultaneously or separately. I offer court-ordered alcohol and drug assessments, DOT assessments as a certified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP), as well as attorney-ordered assessments. What makes my approach unique, is my ability to adapt treatment to fit your specific needs thereby making a complicated process a little more manageable. When the client can wrap their mind around the problem in a way they've never considered is the beginning point for effective and meaningful therapy.
(608) 466-4762 View (608) 466-4762
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Coulee Psychological Services, LLC
Psychologist, PhD, LP, NCSP
Verified Verified
La Crosse, WI 54601
My ideal client would be anyone in elementary, middle school, high school or post-secondary or early employment. When asked or when I introduced myself, I would label myself as a "school doctor" (rather than a medical doctor) who specializes in all things related to school including, but not limited to academic expectations or challenges; getting along with others through social connections or behavior choices, emotional adjustment or coping with stressors. Usually there is a gap between where you are and where you would like to be and it is our job to work together and move towards reducing that gap.
My ideal client would be anyone in elementary, middle school, high school or post-secondary or early employment. When asked or when I introduced myself, I would label myself as a "school doctor" (rather than a medical doctor) who specializes in all things related to school including, but not limited to academic expectations or challenges; getting along with others through social connections or behavior choices, emotional adjustment or coping with stressors. Usually there is a gap between where you are and where you would like to be and it is our job to work together and move towards reducing that gap.
(608) 465-4714 View (608) 465-4714
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Stein Counseling & Consulting Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, BCC, BCPCC, NMT L 3
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Onalaska, WI 54650
I help marriages on the verge of divorce, parents whose children are a mystery or having behavioral/emotional problems, and individuals who struggle with depression, trauma and anxiety. My success rate for saving marriages on the brink of divorce is approximately 80%. I believe my extensive training in Gottman marriage therapy Level 1 and 2, solution focused therapy, trauma, stress, and attachment theory and measures (AAI, Ainsworth Infant Scales, Circle of Security, Attachment Storytelling Completion Task,Mac Arthur Preschool Method) provides me unique insight into how relationships work. Dr. Bruce Perry was also my mentor.
I help marriages on the verge of divorce, parents whose children are a mystery or having behavioral/emotional problems, and individuals who struggle with depression, trauma and anxiety. My success rate for saving marriages on the brink of divorce is approximately 80%. I believe my extensive training in Gottman marriage therapy Level 1 and 2, solution focused therapy, trauma, stress, and attachment theory and measures (AAI, Ainsworth Infant Scales, Circle of Security, Attachment Storytelling Completion Task,Mac Arthur Preschool Method) provides me unique insight into how relationships work. Dr. Bruce Perry was also my mentor.
(608) 509-7370 x222 View (608) 509-7370 x222
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Chris Newton
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
La Crosse, WI 54601
Waitlist for new clients
Over the course of an individual's life, new events can lead to a disruption in the ability to effectively cope with stressors that may have once been handled effectively. As such, my professional focus is on helping clients who have been through a traumatic/stressful event heal more effectively so that they may resume their lives in a healthier and happier manner. I work primarily from a Cognitive-Behavioral and Strength-based approach, and specific mental health concerns I specialize in include, but are not limited to, Relationship Difficulties, Parenting, Addiction, Depression/Anxiety, Trauma/PTSD, and Grief.
Over the course of an individual's life, new events can lead to a disruption in the ability to effectively cope with stressors that may have once been handled effectively. As such, my professional focus is on helping clients who have been through a traumatic/stressful event heal more effectively so that they may resume their lives in a healthier and happier manner. I work primarily from a Cognitive-Behavioral and Strength-based approach, and specific mental health concerns I specialize in include, but are not limited to, Relationship Difficulties, Parenting, Addiction, Depression/Anxiety, Trauma/PTSD, and Grief.
(608) 530-0575 View (608) 530-0575
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George Lough
Psychologist, PhD, SEP, NARM
Verified Verified
La Crosse, WI 54601  (Online Only)
For over forty years I've helped individuals and couples heal their emotional wounds. If you grew up in a dysfunctional family, the traumatic effects of that environment, such as anxiety, depression, anger, and relationship problems, are with you to this day. To have the fully functioning life you want, it is essential to recover from the neglect, abuse, and lack of parental attunement from which you may have suffered in your early years. I'll collaborate with you to help you understand how your past affects your present, and how you can make the changes you need to improve your life and relationships.
For over forty years I've helped individuals and couples heal their emotional wounds. If you grew up in a dysfunctional family, the traumatic effects of that environment, such as anxiety, depression, anger, and relationship problems, are with you to this day. To have the fully functioning life you want, it is essential to recover from the neglect, abuse, and lack of parental attunement from which you may have suffered in your early years. I'll collaborate with you to help you understand how your past affects your present, and how you can make the changes you need to improve your life and relationships.
(608) 523-9041 View (608) 523-9041
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Peaceful Journey Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
La Crosse, WI 54601
Every one of us is on a very personal journey through life and we all face unexpected challenges from time to time. Your road ahead may seem impossible to navigate and may even feel overwhelming. In these moments it's good to have help available and accessible. It's never easy to ask for assistance but that is the first and most important step in getting back what now seems lost and out of reach.
Every one of us is on a very personal journey through life and we all face unexpected challenges from time to time. Your road ahead may seem impossible to navigate and may even feel overwhelming. In these moments it's good to have help available and accessible. It's never easy to ask for assistance but that is the first and most important step in getting back what now seems lost and out of reach.
(608) 433-9741 View (608) 433-9741
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Alex Diciaula
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
La Crosse, WI 54601
Welcome! Thank you for being here. I am Alex, and I'm here to be your "professional friend." It's my goal to meet you where you're at, hold space, and open doors for you; it's up to you to walk through them. Whether you do or don't, I'm here regardless with empowerment and enthusiasm to be here with you. Whether you're anxious, bored, confused, depressed, stressed, struggling with trauma, or just want to learn general coping skills, I am here and ready to serve you with compassionate optimism and unconditional acceptance.
Welcome! Thank you for being here. I am Alex, and I'm here to be your "professional friend." It's my goal to meet you where you're at, hold space, and open doors for you; it's up to you to walk through them. Whether you do or don't, I'm here regardless with empowerment and enthusiasm to be here with you. Whether you're anxious, bored, confused, depressed, stressed, struggling with trauma, or just want to learn general coping skills, I am here and ready to serve you with compassionate optimism and unconditional acceptance.
(608) 979-7238 View (608) 979-7238
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Jay Clark
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LPCC
Verified Verified
La Crosse, WI 54601
I believe that most people are naturally inclined toward growth and healing. People move toward self-actualization when life circumstances are right. I work with my clients to identify personal strengths and situational barriers for the purpose of maximizing potential. I have over 15 years of experience in the counseling field. I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults on a variety of personal and interpersonal issues. Feel free to contact me if you would like to make an appointment or if you have questions of any kind.
I believe that most people are naturally inclined toward growth and healing. People move toward self-actualization when life circumstances are right. I work with my clients to identify personal strengths and situational barriers for the purpose of maximizing potential. I have over 15 years of experience in the counseling field. I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults on a variety of personal and interpersonal issues. Feel free to contact me if you would like to make an appointment or if you have questions of any kind.
(608) 302-6917 View (608) 302-6917
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Timothy Hanson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
La Crosse, WI 54601  (Online Only)
Embrace your life story in order to support change that directs you toward growth and a meaningful life. I work to educate and challenge individuals as they make present moment choices that fit their individual life needs. Get strong to stay strong!
Embrace your life story in order to support change that directs you toward growth and a meaningful life. I work to educate and challenge individuals as they make present moment choices that fit their individual life needs. Get strong to stay strong!
(608) 557-5319 View (608) 557-5319
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Samuel Mahr
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPCC, LPC
Verified Verified
La Crosse, WI 54601
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and young adults age 12 through adulthood. My clinical experience is working in a community based setting to provide individual, family, and group therapy to teenagers and young adults. As a therapist, I have had worked with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, grief, suicidality, trauma, and much more.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and young adults age 12 through adulthood. My clinical experience is working in a community based setting to provide individual, family, and group therapy to teenagers and young adults. As a therapist, I have had worked with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, grief, suicidality, trauma, and much more.
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Daniel Dashner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
La Crosse, WI 54601
My name is Dan Dashner. I am dually licensed in the treatment of mental health and substance use disorders. As a therapist, I prefer to look beyond labels and identify and resolve root causes for emotional pain and suffering. Clients I work with are typically individuals, couples, and families who are experiencing some form of emotional discomfort, or emotional pain. Sometimes this is stress brought on by recent changes to work, family, or significant relationships. Other times the focus of therapy is with clients who've made repeated but unsuccessful attempts at resolving a persistent condition.
My name is Dan Dashner. I am dually licensed in the treatment of mental health and substance use disorders. As a therapist, I prefer to look beyond labels and identify and resolve root causes for emotional pain and suffering. Clients I work with are typically individuals, couples, and families who are experiencing some form of emotional discomfort, or emotional pain. Sometimes this is stress brought on by recent changes to work, family, or significant relationships. Other times the focus of therapy is with clients who've made repeated but unsuccessful attempts at resolving a persistent condition.
(414) 348-5792 View (414) 348-5792
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Anthony F Werth Jr
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
La Crosse, WI 54601
Anthony is a licensed psychotherapist with 26 years of clinical experience practicing cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, holistic psychotherapy. Anthony is aware that this is not everyone's cup of tea. He has worked as a clinical operations supervisor/director for outpatient mental health clinics, AODA programs, and corrections facilities. Most of Anthony's career has been addressing substance addictions, adjustment disorders, and trauma recovery. Anthony has experienced a diverse work history that includes service in the US Navy, as a paramedic, police officer, and crisis worker.
Anthony is a licensed psychotherapist with 26 years of clinical experience practicing cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, holistic psychotherapy. Anthony is aware that this is not everyone's cup of tea. He has worked as a clinical operations supervisor/director for outpatient mental health clinics, AODA programs, and corrections facilities. Most of Anthony's career has been addressing substance addictions, adjustment disorders, and trauma recovery. Anthony has experienced a diverse work history that includes service in the US Navy, as a paramedic, police officer, and crisis worker.
(414) 626-1097 View (414) 626-1097
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George Lough
Psychologist, PhD, SEP, NARM
Verified Verified
La Crosse, WI 54601  (Online Only)
If you grew up in a dysfunctional family it is essential to understand and heal from the emotional wounds you suffered in that environment. You internalized bad relationship styles. Your wounds may appear in the form of excessive fears, unexplained sadness, inappropriate expressions of anger and an inability to be creative. Facing the truth about your emotional wounds can give you the freedom to be your true self. In our therapy I'll provide you with the support and guidance you need, bringing a spiritual perspective, giving you an understanding of how your past affects your present.
If you grew up in a dysfunctional family it is essential to understand and heal from the emotional wounds you suffered in that environment. You internalized bad relationship styles. Your wounds may appear in the form of excessive fears, unexplained sadness, inappropriate expressions of anger and an inability to be creative. Facing the truth about your emotional wounds can give you the freedom to be your true self. In our therapy I'll provide you with the support and guidance you need, bringing a spiritual perspective, giving you an understanding of how your past affects your present.
(323) 629-8121 View (323) 629-8121
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Daniel Farm
Pastoral Counselor, DMin, BCPC, MDiv
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
La Crosse, WI 54601
Life and relationships can be hard at times and sometimes we just need an objective person to walk with us and provide wisdom, encouragement and a listening ear. I am all about being non-judgmental, caring, and compassionate to every client and I deeply care about your experience. So if you have reached the point of feeling helpless with nowhere else to turn, please don't give up, I am here to serve you. I take a faith based approach and believe there is hope for your situation.
Life and relationships can be hard at times and sometimes we just need an objective person to walk with us and provide wisdom, encouragement and a listening ear. I am all about being non-judgmental, caring, and compassionate to every client and I deeply care about your experience. So if you have reached the point of feeling helpless with nowhere else to turn, please don't give up, I am here to serve you. I take a faith based approach and believe there is hope for your situation.
(507) 800-0137 View (507) 800-0137
Lamont Preston McPheron
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
La Crosse, WI 54601
(608) 650-5061 View (608) 650-5061
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Root Counseling Services
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
La Crosse, WI 54601
Not accepting new clients
I know life can really knock you down at times. I’ve been there! It affects our relationships, school, work, goals and dreams, and can leave us feeling lost. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I am extensively trained to understand relationship dynamics and the hardships that can affect them. I can help individuals, couples, and families overcome the challenges they face. I can help support, guide, and coach you to learn new ways of relating to yourself, and the people in your life so that you can improve those relationships.
I know life can really knock you down at times. I’ve been there! It affects our relationships, school, work, goals and dreams, and can leave us feeling lost. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I am extensively trained to understand relationship dynamics and the hardships that can affect them. I can help individuals, couples, and families overcome the challenges they face. I can help support, guide, and coach you to learn new ways of relating to yourself, and the people in your life so that you can improve those relationships.
(507) 204-3980 View (507) 204-3980

Online Therapists

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Jolin Mitchel
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CRC
Verified Verified
Middleton, WI 53562
I can assist with depression, bipolar, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, disability, life transitions, relationship issues, identity issues, and more. My educational background includes the study of rehabilitation psychology and gender & sexuality studies.
I can assist with depression, bipolar, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, disability, life transitions, relationship issues, identity issues, and more. My educational background includes the study of rehabilitation psychology and gender & sexuality studies.
(608) 405-6388 View (608) 405-6388
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Charles Kaltenberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
River Falls, WI 54022  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy is meeting you where you are at and letting you know you are not alone. I create a safe space to explore and process the issues you are facing and work to establish a stronger sense of well being. By challenging perspectives that do not serve you, we can empower change.
My approach to therapy is meeting you where you are at and letting you know you are not alone. I create a safe space to explore and process the issues you are facing and work to establish a stronger sense of well being. By challenging perspectives that do not serve you, we can empower change.
(651) 349-4146 View (651) 349-4146
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Endeavor Psychological Services, LLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Middleton, WI 53562
I have worked for over 20 years in inpatient mental health facilities and in the community serving individuals with a range of psychological issues and sexually problematic behaviors. I have experience assessing and treating people with sex offending histories, sexually compulsive behavior, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship problems and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
I have worked for over 20 years in inpatient mental health facilities and in the community serving individuals with a range of psychological issues and sexually problematic behaviors. I have experience assessing and treating people with sex offending histories, sexually compulsive behavior, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship problems and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
(608) 820-8183 View (608) 820-8183
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Tom J. Gozinske
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Muscoda, WI 53573
Life is difficult; circumstances challenge each of us and, at some point, we need someone with whom to talk. If you find yourself in this position, and are willing to invest the time and do the work, I would be honored to work with you. Everyone is comprised of biological, psychological, sociological, and spiritual components. If one of those parts are missing or damaged, that person will not be whole, and will experience difficulties. Let us explore this together. For further information, please visit www.SolidRockCounseling.net.
Life is difficult; circumstances challenge each of us and, at some point, we need someone with whom to talk. If you find yourself in this position, and are willing to invest the time and do the work, I would be honored to work with you. Everyone is comprised of biological, psychological, sociological, and spiritual components. If one of those parts are missing or damaged, that person will not be whole, and will experience difficulties. Let us explore this together. For further information, please visit www.SolidRockCounseling.net.
(608) 736-1663 View (608) 736-1663

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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.