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Are you having a tough time navigating life as a man? We guarantee that you’re not the only one - many men struggle with social ideas of masculinity. Your preconceived notions about male gender roles and social norms can drive you to think and act in ways that don’t serve you. They can lead to uncomfortable interactions, destructive behaviour, and even mental issues - also known as toxic masculinity.

A licensed therapist who specializes in working with men and masculinity can help you explore yourself so you can express your masculinity in a healthy, authentic way. 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.

Signs You Should Consider Toxic Masculinity Therapy

Here are some signs that you should consider therapy for toxic masculinity:

  • You act in ways you think society wants, rather than what feels authentic.
  • You are aggressive and stoic, even when you don’t want to be.
  • You ignore or repress your emotions in ways that feel harmful.
  • You have difficult relationships or feel like you can’t get along with partners of another gender.
  • You simply want to explore your masculine side.

If any of the above describes you, we recommend seeking out a therapist trained to work with men and masculinity. The concept of toxic masculinity may be difficult to understand. To learn more about it, read licensed therapist Miranda Campbell’s article on getting help for toxic masculinity.

Change Your Life with Male-Focused Therapy!

A masculinity therapist will not only help you break away from arbitrary male gender roles, but they’ll give you the tools you need to be the man you want to be. With Mental Health Match, finding a qualified masculinity therapist is easy! Start by browsing male-focused experts below or by using our free therapist matching tool.

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Adam Kaufman
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I HELP MILLENNIAL AND GEN X PROFESSIONALS CONSCIOUSLY GET WHAT THEY WANT (IN LIFE AND RELATIONSHIPS). My expertise is anxiety, relationship/dating/sexual challenges, work/life balance issues, and existential/spiritual concerns.


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I HELP MILLENNIAL AND GEN X PROFESSIONALS CONSCIOUSLY GET WHAT THEY WANT (IN LIFE AND RELATIONSHIPS). My expertise is anxiety, relationship/dating/sexual challenges, work/life balance issues, and existential/spiritual concerns.

Something to know about my approach is:

You may find yourself in a guided meditation or a role-play exercise. Sometimes there is homework. We’ll tune into exactly what you need. I’m here to support you to find your unique, confident voice. The work is to discover your unique truth.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Dating and Romance
  • Existential Issues
  • Financial Concerns
  • LGBTQ+
  • Men's Issues
  • Mindfulness
  • Mindfulness meditation and spirituality
  • Non-monogamy
  • Open Relationships
  • Polyamory
  • Relationship issues
  • Sexual Issues
  • Sexuality
  • Social Anxiety
  • Working Professionals
  • Work-Life Balance
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Brandon Cassels
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Let's identify what brought you to this page and how I can support you as best as possible. My goal in therapy is to offer my client a fresh outlook and useful tools in order to tackle life’s challenges with increased confidence and grace.


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Let's identify what brought you to this page and how I can support you as best as possible. My goal in therapy is to offer my client a fresh outlook and useful tools in order to tackle life’s challenges with increased confidence and grace.

Something to know about my approach is:

My style is genuine, honest, and to the point. I have a lighthearted, straightforward approach, and I believe in meeting you exactly where you are at using warmth, compassion, intellect, and good common sense to support you on your personal journey.

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  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Sexuality
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Kamal Ahmed
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Find out what's keeping you stuck so we can help you get unstuck and move in the direction you're looking to get back on to.


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Find out what's keeping you stuck so we can help you get unstuck and move in the direction you're looking to get back on to.

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I use a "whatever works" approach. For some people, process work can be useful. For others it can be skills based. I like to use both approaches to help people move from being stuck in insecurity to confidence and calm.

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  • Athletes
  • College Students
  • Men's Issues
  • Persistant Depressive Disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Teen issues
  • Test/Performance Anxiety
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Kamal Ahmed remote and phone therapy in California
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Eric van der Voort
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Work to find ways for to to better manage stress and painful feelings, examine and challenge unhelpful thinking, explore new ways of interacting with yourself and others, and create more purpose & pleasure in your life (both in & out of the bedroom)!


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Work to find ways for to to better manage stress and painful feelings, examine and challenge unhelpful thinking, explore new ways of interacting with yourself and others, and create more purpose & pleasure in your life (both in & out of the bedroom)!

Something to know about my approach is:

I am collaborative, empowering, kink-affirming, and evidence-based in my work. I draw primarily from CBT, Motivational Interviewing, ACT, DBT, psychodynamic, humanistic, and sex therapy models when conceptualizing and treating individuals.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol Use Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Communication Issues
  • Compulsive Sexuality / Hypersexuality
  • COVID 19 Stress and Anxiety
  • Front Line Workers
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • grief
  • Grief counseling
  • Guilt
  • Healthcare workers
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • High-Functioning Depression
  • Kink Community
  • Out of Control Sexual Behavior
  • Pornography Addiction
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sex Anxiety
  • Sex problems
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Health Issues
  • Sexual Issues
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
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Keaujahne (Kay) Polk
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Facilitate safe space, Set and accomplish your goals , learn coping skills that fit for you, connect better with yourself and others, and make effective changes wherever you see fit in your life.


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Facilitate safe space, Set and accomplish your goals , learn coping skills that fit for you, connect better with yourself and others, and make effective changes wherever you see fit in your life.

Something to know about my approach is:

I can be structured and flexible. I work based on what your need is in the moment. I aim to be collaborative and will highlight opportunities to grow. I love to help my clients build self compassion by learning to honor their needs unapologetically.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • BIPOC
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Black and African American Issues
  • Black Female Issues
  • Black Male Issues
  • Borderline Personality
  • Depression
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Social Anxiety
  • Trauma
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Keaujahne (Kay) Polk remote and phone therapy in California