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.

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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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Brad Creel (he/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

For years I have had a keen interest in men's issues. I currently facilitate a men's process group that meets every other week.

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David Hanna

Licensed Professional Counselor

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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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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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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Steve Harper (He)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

LPC-I, MCOUN, MED

Men's issues are often commonly misunderstood. Becoming the man we want to be is not as easy a path as we may wish. 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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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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Simon Yugler (he/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

MA

My approach to working with men draws from my training in Jungian and depth psychology. 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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Stuart Malkin

Licensed Professional Counselor

M.S., LPC

I will be forming a Men’s Process Group in the Fall 2017 or early 2018. I help men build better relationships, build skills and confidence in fully expressing themselves, and feel more holistically empowered with their masculinity.

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Matthew Geraths

Marriage and Family Therapist

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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Gudmund Lee

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

We all need a little help, but our culture often makes it hard for men in particular to find support. I love helping men live out their true selves in a radical way so they and their loved ones can experience a fuller life.

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Dan Harold LCSW (He/Him)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I have extensive experience working with Cis-Gendered people and non binary people on a range of life issues. I have worked with clients going through issues around sexual performance, self esteem, and relationship issues to sexuality, self confidence, eating issues, and more. The main point of our work will be to hear what you see and how YOUR story goes.

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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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Lucas Wenker MS LPC

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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Lolo Haha

Professional Counselor

M.A., Dipl. PW

I entered psychology through men's work where I learned to work with men who are working on their identity, deeper relationship with their emotions, and more right relationship with others in their lives. As someone socialized as male and with a radical feminist perspective, I would be a good fit for men looking to grow in this direction.

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Patrick D Harvey

Licensed Professional Counselor

Much of my work has been specifically with men over the past 20+ years. In the evolving world it has become increasingly more complicated for men to understand their place and role(s) in the world. Traditional gender roles and expectations have shifted for much of society and regardless of a person's perspective, society has different expectations of men.

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Reuben Simon

Marriage Family Therapist Intern

MA

Contemporary masculinity is as diverse as it has ever been, but still often stifling and restrictive. Being a man invites unique challenges to therapy that I feel especially qualified to address, having devoted myself to professional and inward investigation of the masculine identity. Please contact me if you would like to discuss working together.

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Slade Wolf

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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Lucius Wheeler

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

With a male gender identification comes certain social norms and expected roles. What does it mean to you to be an authentic man? For over a decade, I have been a participant in and facilitator of men's circles and rites of passage ceremonies. I take a person-centered 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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Sarah Voruz

Clinical Psychologist

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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Larissa Kaul

Professional Counselor

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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Patrick Harvey

Licensed Professional Counselor

The majority of my career has been spent assisting men (age 18-30) understand themselves in relation to their beliefs, thoughts, actions, and the ways in which they interact with others. There is no one mold for being male. Learning how to be the man you choose to be and honoring that path is a worthy and noble path to better living.

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Chris Scheiff (he/him/his)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

LPC Intern, NCC, CRC

Traditional, fixed ideologies of manhood & masculinity are embedded in our makeup from birth and give rise to issues that impact relationships, self-concept, & life satisfaction. In treating such issues, I aim to help men gain awareness/insight into their problems & achieve broader, more fulfilling life experience by utilizing mindful self-compassion, reality therapy, & nonviolent communication.

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Michael D. Jolliffe (he/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

MS

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

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Michael Viola, MA (He/Him)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

MA, LPC Intern

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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Andrew Griffes

Professional Counselor

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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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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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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Patrick Bluett (he/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

Are you caught in an anxious spiral? When men get caught in the idea of 'performance', they lose touch with the sensations that create pleasure and deepen intimate connection. The result can take us out of pleasurable experience and have devastating consequences for our relationship(s) and our personal wellbeing. I work with my clients to challenge the old paradigms and bring the focus back to connection and pleasure.

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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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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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Graham Borgman

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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Nathan Hayward

Licensed Professional Counselor

I frequently work with both men and women's Issues on better understanding the dynamic dance between the masculine and feminine attributes that reside in each of us. I tend to work a lot with women on understanding men and navigating relationship issues with male partners. I work with men on understanding power, how to address issues with anger, and what it means to be a secure, stable man.

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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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Kenny Benjamin, MA

Marriage and Family Therapist

MA, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY

I have both led and been a member of men's groups in the past. I help men who are struggling to make connections and build meaningful relationships. As men, we have not been taught that it is both ok and vital to share, to be vulnerable, and to be curious. To do these things we need to ask new questions and be open to new answers that often contradict the basic teaching we were given as kids.

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