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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 Santa Barbara, the suburbs of Santa Barbara, other nearby places such as Ventura, Lompoc, 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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Chris Datiles
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Help you learn about your needs and how to communicate boundaries so that you can navigate loss, change, and burnout from a place of self-compassion. We'll make meaning together about your values, life experiences, and what you envision for yourself.


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Help you learn about your needs and how to communicate boundaries so that you can navigate loss, change, and burnout from a place of self-compassion. We'll make meaning together about your values, life experiences, and what you envision for yourself.

Something to know about my approach is:

Therapy with me is an opportunity to practice how you want to show up in relationships with yourself and with others. My style is collaborative, integrates mutual feedback and mindfulness techniques, and is grief and trauma informed.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief counseling
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Racial Trauma
  • Relationship issues
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Sex Therapy
  • Stress
  • Trauma
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Chris Datiles remote and phone therapy in California
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Harvey Hyman
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Clients are welcome to voice all trauma-related issues including self-criticism, fear of failure, shame, social avoidance, loneliness, anger, dissociation, urges to self-harm, and even suicidal thoughts.


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Clients are welcome to voice all trauma-related issues including self-criticism, fear of failure, shame, social avoidance, loneliness, anger, dissociation, urges to self-harm, and even suicidal thoughts.

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach focuses on helping adults understand the impact of and heal their childhood traumas. This enables them to feel and function better; and stop experiencing the symptoms and coping mechanisms that cause them distress and hopelessness.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • developmental trauma
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
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Harvey Hyman 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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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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Gregory Gooden remote and phone therapy in California
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Elizabeth Turin
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I use a holistic approach and consider biological, psychological, and social aspects of a client's life to determine the best treatment paradigms.


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I use a holistic approach and consider biological, psychological, and social aspects of a client's life to determine the best treatment paradigms.

Something to know about my approach is:

deal client is someone who desires a partner in addressing their mental health. I view the patient-doctor relationship as a shared decision making process that will facilitate an individually tailored approach to achieve optimal mental health.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
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Elizabeth Turin remote and phone therapy in California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey
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Sheldon Cohen
Together, we will:

EXPLORE YOUR IDENTITY, DEVELOP A HEIGHTENED SENSE OF SELF, BUILD CONFIDENCE AND SELF ESTEEM. WE WILL COLLABORATE TOGETHER TO EXPLORE WHAT YOU FEEL IS REALLY GETTING IN YOUR WAY FROM GROWTH.


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Together, we will:

EXPLORE YOUR IDENTITY, DEVELOP A HEIGHTENED SENSE OF SELF, BUILD CONFIDENCE AND SELF ESTEEM. WE WILL COLLABORATE TOGETHER TO EXPLORE WHAT YOU FEEL IS REALLY GETTING IN YOUR WAY FROM GROWTH.

Something to know about my approach is:

I HAVE A FOCUS ON EARLY CHILDHOOD ATTACHMENTS. THE PERSPECTIVE BEING, EXPLORING EARLY ADOLESCENCE AND PARENTAL ATTACHMENTS WOULD HELP YOU IDENTIFY YOUR CORE ISSUES.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Childhood Issues
  • Couples issues
  • Couples Therapy
  • Depression
  • Exploring Attachment Styles
  • Males with mental health challenges
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Recovery
  • Substance Use
  • Trauma
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Sheldon Cohen remote and phone therapy in California