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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 Rockford, the suburbs of Rockford, other nearby places such as DeKalb, Beloit, or anywhere else in Illinois, 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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Mark Pedigo
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Together we will explore what problems you are experiencing and the possible treatment that can best help you heal and growth. Together we will continue to monitor what is working and helping you heal. I will integrate treatment that helps best.


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Together, we will:

Together we will explore what problems you are experiencing and the possible treatment that can best help you heal and growth. Together we will continue to monitor what is working and helping you heal. I will integrate treatment that helps best.

Something to know about my approach is:

I always meet my clients where they are at and what they are needing, wanting and expect for their treatment. I have much training in a psychodynamic perspective including individual, couple and group work. I strive to do more deeper healing therapy.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Couples issues
  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Mindfulness
  • Sexuality
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Charles Wasserman
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We will accomplish the the goals that you set forth for your therapy. The therapy is for your growth, benefit and to help live a more satisfying and peaceful, productive and meaningful life


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We will accomplish the the goals that you set forth for your therapy. The therapy is for your growth, benefit and to help live a more satisfying and peaceful, productive and meaningful life

Something to know about my approach is:

I use a combination of therapeutic styles including cognitive-behavioral methods, interpersonal and relational approaches and mindfulness in a collaborative approach to meet client needs and goals

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Codependency
  • Coping with medical illnesses
  • Depression
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Social Anxiety
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IMARI CHILDS
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My approach is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I am a firm believer in that thoughts and behaviors are interwined and its the most effective approach to healing--especially depression, anxiety, adjustment, among other challenges.


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My approach is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I am a firm believer in that thoughts and behaviors are interwined and its the most effective approach to healing--especially depression, anxiety, adjustment, among other challenges.

Something to know about my approach is:

My engaging style places you front and center, you will learn about your inner workings and what it takes for positive self transformation.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjustment issues
  • Anxiety
  • Black and African American Issues
  • Depression Management
  • Executive Coaching
  • Men's Issues
  • Military Service
  • Racial Trauma
  • Stress Management
  • Veterans / Military Families
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Jeffery Siddall
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I use proven behavioral therapies to assist you to recognize your unhealthy thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. I collaborate with you to set goals, complete homework assignments, and to make changes for a healthier, calmer, and more satisfying life.


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I use proven behavioral therapies to assist you to recognize your unhealthy thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. I collaborate with you to set goals, complete homework assignments, and to make changes for a healthier, calmer, and more satisfying life.

Something to know about my approach is:

I have valuable professional and life experiences working with all ages and challenges.. I have provided counseling to people with depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, LGBTQIA affirming, and transitional life challenges.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • College Students
  • Couples Counseling
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Education
  • Emotional regulation
  • Interpersonal effectiveness
  • LGBTQ+
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Mindfulness
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Relationships
  • Wellness
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Jeffery  Siddall remote and phone therapy in Illinois
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James Searing
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Create a place where you can explore experiences known only to you. Here you can conquer your critic, reprogram negative beliefs. Therapy is honors the magic of your unique self and. discovering the talents, and abilities that lie within you.


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Together, we will:

Create a place where you can explore experiences known only to you. Here you can conquer your critic, reprogram negative beliefs. Therapy is honors the magic of your unique self and. discovering the talents, and abilities that lie within you.

Something to know about my approach is:

I view therapy as a sacred space and protected process. I'm a modern minded therapist always learning the latest in the sciences available. However, I love the art of therapy even more and strive to create a tailored approach unique to you.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addictions
  • Adult ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Depression
  • Gay Identity
  • Goals/Accountability
  • Internet Use
  • LGBTQ+
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mood Disorders
  • Mood Regulation
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychosis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Substance Use issues
  • Technology Addiction
  • Trauma Recovery
  • Video game addiction
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James Searing remote and phone therapy in Illinois