Men's Issues

Men sometimes face challenges unique to their gender. The term “men’s issues” can be applied to a wide range of concerns that a man might face, including male-specific health problems, impotence or other sexual issues, body image problems, stress, PTSD, domestic violence, anger management, divorce, or fatherhood. Therapists specializing in men’s issues will help to empower their clients and encourage them to combat their issues and to seek balance in life.

Local experts in Men's Issues

Steve Harper (He)

Professional Counselor

LPC, MCOUN, MED

Men's issues are often commonly misunderstood. Becoming the man we want to be is not as easy as simply choosing a path. Changing behaviors from the inside out is a process. Validating your life purpose and sense of dignity is crucial. Uncovering the mental, emotional, and intuitive obstacles is often a matter of aligning our head and heart to our soul. This is a matter of process over perfection.

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Vlasi Vlahosotiros (he/him/his)

Student Counselor

BBTRS®

I am deeply passionate about supporting the development of healthy masculinity and working with men as we navigate complex nature of what it means to be a modern man.

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Simon Yugler (he/him)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA, LPC-A, LPF

My approach to working with men draws from my training in Jungian and depth psychology, and what is now called the "mythopoetic" men's movement. I integrate masculine archetypes and mythology to help you chart your inner landscape. I also incorporate Internal Family Systems to help uncover and integrate the wounded or reactive “parts” of you that may be the source of your problems. This work extends to all sexual orientations and male-identified people.

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Lolo Halman (he/him)

Somatic Practitioner

M.A., Diploma of Process Work

Stepping into personal growth work initially through men's work, I specialize in supporting men on their journey of self-discovery, emotional exploration, and nurturing healthy relationships. With a perspective rooted in advocating for gender equality and understanding the diverse experiences of all genders, I offer compassionate guidance to men seeking personal growth and authentic connections.

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Brad Creel (he/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

I have a keen interest in men's issues and have facilitated men's process groups groups for 6 years.

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Blake Locher (he/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, CRC

Living as a man in our society comes with unique limits and opportunities. We develop and strengthen parts of ourselves to survive struggle and meet expectations of masculinity. While these parts can be incredibly effective, they can also lead to frustration, relationship issues, and unhelpful coping strategies. Specializing in Men's Issues means creating a space that's to comfortably explore these issues, while becoming better at addressing feelings, meeting needs, and connecting with others.

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Lucas Wenker MS LPC (he/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

I enjoy working with men and exploring what masculinity means for the individual and for society as a whole. I find that many men struggle with having an emotional language. Helping men be better versions of themselves for their loved ones and families is wonderful work I enjoy.

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Leif Moa-Anderson (He/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, LMHC

I have participated in several men's groups and was elected leader of the men's group at my graduate school my second year. I have spent many years working through my own issues with masculinity and have found comfortable place with it, but I know from personal experience that the journey is not easy. Cultural ideas about masculinity are changing and much of what used to be taught about being a man is now seen as negative, but it is still possible to be a good man and I can help with that.

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Sam Wilson

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW, LCSW-C

'Men's issues' is a broad umbrella. Men often face overlapping issues such as chronic anger, role strain, dysfunctional stress-management strategies, sexual performance issues, social isolation, and difficulty finding healthy and satisfying outlets. I have experience sorting out these issues and connecting you with your power and intention.

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Travis Wright (he/him)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA

I have worked with men over the years in most of stages of their development. With this work I find exploring cultural and social perspectives along with the pressures of being male very helpful. Exploring male roles and finding deeper connections to who you really are is a core of the work that I focus on. Because of my humanistic and existential perspective exploring "what is a man" can be quite interesting and illuminating as well.

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Mitch Bacon, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Men's work is an area of focus within my practice. Many men have been conditioned to experience emotions in an unhealthy manner. I work with men of all kinds to become more aware and grounded in who they are within their masculinity. Additionally, by meeting in my yurt office and being able to go outdoors into the garden, I offer an alternative to the traditional talk therapy setting.

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Michael Running (he/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, MS, NCC

I enjoy working one-on-one and in groups with men, whether they struggle with emotional awareness or regulation, relationship issues, life purpose, complex PTSD symptoms, or the like. I offer a safe, curious, and caring relational space to explore what it is like to be you and what might be holding you back from the life you wish for.

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Matthew Geraths (They/Him)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LMFT

I major component of my work is helping male identified folk cultivate a masculinity that does not incorporate toxic elements such as misogyny, violence or isolation

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Gabriel Trees (He / Him)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

Masters of Arts, Marriage, Couple & Family Therapy

These days understanding what it means “to be a man” can be full of mixed messages. Typically, these "rules" of masculinity come from the environments men developed in but were internalized so young that it can seem like they are the natural or correct way. I work with men to examine many of the expectations they contend with and decide what should be embraced or left behind.

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Jed Rendleman (he/him)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

MFT

Both women and men suffer because of patriarchal systems that reinforce toxic masculinity. Many men are led to believe that masculinity itself is toxic. This, of course, is untrue and leaves men feeling even more isolated, ashamed, and confused. So what does "positive" masculinity look like? What does it mean to be a good man? I work with male-identifying folks both individually and in men's groups to explore these questions in a safe, gender-affirming, healing space.

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Aaron Buchholz

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Masculinity, emotional vulnerability, anger, self-respect, intimacy, courage, and reason. I offer a space to examine what that might mean in your life.

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Jordan Curtis (He/him)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA, NCC

I help men navigate the complexity & nuance of their experience within the current complicated culture of masculinity, postmodernism, and patriarchy. I understand that men are often not what they appear to be & hold the unfolding of men's personal growth as sacred and tender. Together we can explore your relationship to power, sex, assertiveness, anger, & anything else. As a gender-fluid human, & a man who has embraced my assigned gender, I hope that I can be an ally to you on your journey.

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Casey Campbell, LPC (He/Him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

Men are being asked by our society to engage in a delicate balancing act of change that requires they break out of calcified conceptions of traditional masculinity and settle into a new form that leaves behind destructive values and embraces the best men have to offer. I love helping men identify what being a man means and then striving to be the best man they can.

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Graham Borgman (He/him/his)

Licensed Professional Counselor

The rites of passage which have existed in nearly every culture across time and place and function to provide the male-identified person with a coherent understanding of how to organize one's life have all but vanished for many of us. An impoverished mythology of heroic economic achievement has come to fill this void, providing many with a vague emotional undercurrent of longing and frustration.

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Carol Walnum, Certified Jungian Analyst, MA (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, Certified Jungian Analyst

In the American society, men or those who identify as male, experience far different rites of passage and expectations than those of women. Changing expectations in society bring pressure and stressors. Early abuse or difficulties may travel into adulthood making work, relationship, and balance in life even more challenging. Finding what the masculine means to you, finding a stronger identity, believing in yourself are essential.

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David Hanna (he/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

Being a man in this culture is not easy. There's a myriad of mixed messages about how we are supposed to act, think, feel, not-feel and behave. Our roles seem to be increasingly narrowed, as advertisers and media outlets continue to target our insecurities, therefore our sense of personal power can begin to diminish. I work with men to help them identify and understand their authentic selves.

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Alex MacLeod (he/him)

Professional Counselor Associate

MS, NCC, CRC

Even as the primary beneficiaries of patriarchy, men suffer under it. Much of this suffering comes from a disconnection with the self, taught during childhood and reinforced throughout adolescence and adulthood. Most of my clinical experience has been in working with men on a variety of issues including boundary setting, navigating gender roles, accountability, harm and repair, trauma and recovery, loneliness, and slowing down from ‘doing’ to ‘being.’

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Michael Viola (He/Him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, MA, BA

Men need support. Men have feelings and need to feel and share them. Feeling vulnerable is part of that process. What are the imprints you've inherited as a man and how may they be preventing you from living and feeling vital and empowered? The fact that I have gone there myself allows me to hold the energy permitting my clients to go there as well.

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Michael D. Jolliffe (he/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MS

Special education and personal experience with men's issues, including GBT+ relationships and sexuality.

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Day Adams (he/him)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

MA

Men face a particular array of challenges these days. It's helpful to have a space to talk with another man about those challenges and what might be done.

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Slade Wolf (he/him/his)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

I have worked with men for over a decade to build the skills they need to live healthy lives and have happy, intimate relationships.

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Andrew Griffes

Professional Counselor

MA

Traditional gender roles have become outdated in many ways, leaving men without a rooted sense of healthy manhood. I work with men to strip away remnants of a culture of oppressive 'manliness' to find authentic power, sensitivity, and expression.

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Stuart Malkin (he/him/they)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MS, LPC

I help men build better relationships, build skills and confidence in fully expressing themselves, and feel more holistically empowered with their masculinity. In the past, I have facilitated a men's process group exploring all of these issues and more.

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Mike Revell (he/his/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

Our society hasn't taught men to connect with their own feelings. This leads to chronic feelings of disconnection, dullness, anger, and unhealthy behaviors. I will help you to better know how to read your emotions because they are trying to tell you something about the world around you and who you are within it.

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James Whalen (He/Him)

Professional Counselor Associate

R7227

I specialize in working with people who identify as male, and am interested in exploring the intersection between your own concepts of masculinity, society's expectations, and mental health. I enjoy helping men find ways to relate to and regulate emotion that utilize the strength and resilience that masculinity can provide, while also recognizing the ways that expectations of men and the ways we relate to emotion can harm us. I am also comfortable addressing concerns about male sexual health.

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Andrew Conner (He/Him/His)

Marriage and Family Therapist

MA

I believe that it is important for men to reexamine the standards of masculinity that have been put forth by our cultures. I offer a non-judgmental space for male-identified persons to process their feelings regarding their place in a changing world. I take inspiration from Robert Bly, Joseph Campbell, Robert A. Johnson, and the mythopoetic men's movement.

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Carolyn Peterson (she/her/hers)

Clinical Psychologist

PhD

I work with men to empower them to overcome barriers to seeking help, cultivate self-compassion, and develop healthier emotional expression, ultimately leading to greater fulfillment and connection in their lives. My approach focuses on helping recognize and challenge unhelpful narratives that contribute to feelings of shame and disconnection. I'm familiar with the presentation of cooccurring disorders in men and how this may present differently than in women.

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Art Chaklader (He/Him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, NCC

The identity of man seems to have changed so much in modern times. It sometimes seems feels completely out of place today. Men's roles in work, relationships, even hobbies have been impacted. This is the place where we reconnect with your goals and dreams, and find actual workable ways of reaching them. No matter what place you are in life, there is always hope of moving forward.

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Lucius Wheeler (He/him/his)

Licensed Professional Counselor

With a male gender identification comes certain social norms and expected roles. What does it mean to you to be authentically yourself in a male body? For over a decade, I have been a participant in and facilitator of men's circles and rites of passage ceremonies. In groups and individual sessions, I take an experiential, relational approach to men's work, helping you to connect with your inner wisdom so you can craft a life of integrity, meaning, and purpose.

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Adam Benjamin

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I have a particular interest in working with men to overcome the legacy of toxic masculinity and the persistent burden of shame that it engenders.

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Jeremy Jones (They/them)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, CADC-II, BC-TMH

Suicide for males is on the rise significantly in the United States. This has been related to the struggle of males being able to reach out for help and support due to barriers related to social stigma or previously held notions about the counseling process. I work to normalize and validate male struggles and toxic male messages through all aspects of treatment.

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Josiah Biles

Student Counselor

Graduate Student Intern

I work with men in regards to pornography addictions, sexual difficulties, emotional and physical burnout, anger, and the anxiety and depression which often accompany the difficulties listed above. I provide a non-judgmental and supportive space, while also helping clients work through the resistance they might have to taking the steps necessary to see positive change.

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Larissa Kaul

Somatic Practitioner

I have been specializing in men's issues since interning with Allies in Change during my final year of graduate school. Allies in Change is an abuse intervention organization, and trained me extensively on the mental wellness issues that men face.

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Ryan Grassmann, M.A., LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

As men, we're being asked to change, and we are. With effort and focused commitment, we can achieve a much more enriched way of life; a life that's free of emotional restriction. This work is best done individually with a therapist AND in a supportive group of other men. I facilitate a quarterly 10 week men's support group called Modern Man. 6-7 men work together for 10 weeks. We process and resolve issues involved contemporary masculine life. Please see my website for more information.

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Sarah Voruz (she/her)

Clinical Psychologist

PsyD

Through my work at Allies in Change, I came to understand how the societal expectation that boys 'toughen up' and hide their emotions can lead to a host of difficulties as an adult, including depression, unfulfilling relationships, substance abuse, and other ineffective coping strategies. My training and experience has taught me how to help men reconnect with themselves and others.

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Jonathan E Scarboro (he/him)

Professional Counselor Associate

MS, NCC

Men in this culture are socialized — often brutally — to disconnect from their feelings at an early age, and this is reinforced both covertly and overtly throughout adolescence and adulthood. We peel back the layers of shitty enculturation and trauma to unearth parts that have been shut away for years or decades. However painful, this process is a necessary part of healing and can deepen the quality of your relationships with your community, other men, your partner(s), and yourself.

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Christopher Marquardt (he/his/they/them)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

I recognize the unique social constructs and constraints present for a man in our modern society. I encourage my male clients to accept their maleness and work towards a more holistic version of themselves.

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sandeep kumar

Licensed Professional Counselor

Feminism has rightly challenged women's oppression. However, patriarchy impacts men as well as women. Gender roles are shifting in our society, and I offer a space to unpack and examine what that might mean in your life and how you can live a more authentic life, free of social expectations.

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