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Some people prefer a therapist of a certain gender. While female or nonbinary therapists are well-equipped to provide high-quality therapy, you may prefer a male therapist. Some people benefit from having a male therapist, and your personal preferences are important when choosing a mental health professional.

There are many male therapists and counselors, and you can easily find a male therapist near you for in-person therapy or to meet with online. Whether you are located in downtown Antioch, the suburbs of Antioch, other nearby places such as Concord, Pittsburg, or anywhere else in California, Mental Health Match can help you easily find an experienced therapist or counselor who best meets your needs.

The Benefits of Talk Therapy with a Male Counselor

You may not be able to pinpoint a specific reason why you prefer a male counselor, but here are some of the most common reasons why people choose them:

  • You may find it more comfortable to speak with a male due to your personal experiences, no matter your own gender identity. It is important that you feel comfortable with your therapist, as the relationship you have is one of the biggest predictors of outcomes in therapy.
  • You may connect more easily with a male counselor because that is historically who you’ve opened up to and have been vulnerable with.
  • People who have suffered abuse or harassment from women may not feel comfortable sharing their feelings with a female therapist. A male therapist may feel safer.
  • It may be important to your own healing to develop a safe, compassionate connection with a man, especially if you have not had such relationships in the past.

If you are curious how gender should play a role in choosing the right therapist, check out this article about finding the right therapist for you by licensed therapist Justine Soto.

Start Therapy with a Male Therapist Today!

Regardless of your reason behind choosing a male therapist, our team can help. At Mental Health Match, we specialize in matching you with therapists and counselors who best meet your needs. To find a male therapist in your area, browse the licensed mental health professionals below or use our free therapist matching tool.

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Matthew Permuy, MA, AMFT
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Navigate current themes that present themselves in daily life, while also navigating the correlation to past events/traumas, grief/loss, anxiety, depression, life/relational transitions.


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Together, we will:

Navigate current themes that present themselves in daily life, while also navigating the correlation to past events/traumas, grief/loss, anxiety, depression, life/relational transitions.

Something to know about my approach is:

Real, honest, attentive listening, proactive feedback.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Complex Trauma
  • Depression
  • grief
  • Intergenerational trauma
  • Relationship Distress
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Matthew Permuy, MA, AMFT remote and phone therapy in California
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Gregory Gooden
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It is said you cannot un-ring a bell. In session we will make discoveries together as we explore your goals, and the patterns that create barriers to your goals.


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Together, we will:

It is said you cannot un-ring a bell. In session we will make discoveries together as we explore your goals, and the patterns that create barriers to your goals.

Something to know about my approach is:

I resonate with Humanist-Existential approach to therapy; You are the expert on your problems. As a therapist I am there to witness, guide, point out clues that may have been missed, and cheer-lead the progress as therapeutic gains are made.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addiction Counseling
  • LGBTQ+
  • Non-monogamy
  • Polyamory
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Erik Metzger
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I commend you for channeling your strength and wisdom into positive action. Asking for assistance and implementing new life skills is not easy; now is your time to achieve a respite from shame, guilt, and self-criticism.


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I commend you for channeling your strength and wisdom into positive action. Asking for assistance and implementing new life skills is not easy; now is your time to achieve a respite from shame, guilt, and self-criticism.

Something to know about my approach is:

I have worked with adults, teens, couples and families for the past ten years. Allow me to work with you on achieving insight(s) about the origins and solutions to anxiety, depression, anger, substance abuse, behavioral addictions, and work issues.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addictive behaviors
  • Anger Management
  • Exercise
  • Fitness/Weight Loss Goals
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Intimacy
  • Mindfulness meditation and spirituality
  • Nutrition
  • Partners & Family of Addiction
  • Pornography Addiction
  • Sex Addiction
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Erik Metzger remote and phone therapy in California
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Andrew Brucker
Together, we will:

Plunder the depths of your mind. Today is the day we set out on our adventure. I'll help you be more YOU. Unmask and get ready to accept yourself in a whole new way. You will explore your attachments and behaviors, and learn to stop shaming yourself.


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Together, we will:

Plunder the depths of your mind. Today is the day we set out on our adventure. I'll help you be more YOU. Unmask and get ready to accept yourself in a whole new way. You will explore your attachments and behaviors, and learn to stop shaming yourself.

Something to know about my approach is:

I have a very eclectic approach, but I primarily come from a psychodynamic lens and an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy approach. I believe you must understand the past so that you can change your future. Awareness, Acceptance, Change.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Boundaries
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Neurodivergence
  • Shame
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Andrew Brucker remote and phone therapy in California
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Timothy Walker
Together, we will:

Combining practical tools, and thoughtful discourse, I use an empathic, integrative approach. I carry specific familiarity in treating trauma, addiction issues, relationship issues, and clarifying ones identity, and meaning, in the world.


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Combining practical tools, and thoughtful discourse, I use an empathic, integrative approach. I carry specific familiarity in treating trauma, addiction issues, relationship issues, and clarifying ones identity, and meaning, in the world.

Something to know about my approach is:

We all want to be seen; to be heard; and to have space held for us. A space where we can bring down the walls that guard, and limit, us. A space to explore those parts of ourselves that up until now have been avoided, or otherwise overlooked.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Coming out of a cult
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Trauma
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Timothy Walker remote and phone therapy in California