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

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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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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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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Simon Yugler (he/him)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA

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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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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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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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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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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Brad Creel (he/him)

Professional Counselor Associate

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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Steve Harper (He)

Professional Counselor Associate

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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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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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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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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David Hanna (he/him)

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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Lolo Haha (he/him)

Somatic Practitioner

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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Lucius Wheeler (He/him/his)

Professional Counselor Associate

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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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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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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Patrick Bluett (he/him)

Professional Counselor Associate

When men get caught in the idea of 'performance', they lose touch with the sensations that create pleasure and deepen intimate connection. When we are absent from pleasurable experience there can be 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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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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Michael D. Jolliffe (he/him)

Professional Counselor Associate

MS

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

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Dan Harold LCSW (He/Him)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Gender is a human concept created by humans through our language and our cultures. Gender is an open ended concept in my practice, you are the author/writer of your story. Self esteem, career related issues, relationship issues, sexual health, self confidence, body/food/eating experiences, and gender identity are also areas I have experience with from a "gender" point of view. I look forward to hearing your story.

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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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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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David Hayden (He/Him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

Men encounter a host of issues within our current culture, from intense depression to complex relational struggles. I work with men to begin to build a more integrated understanding of themselves, outside of the "traditional" cognitive framework so many men have been indoctrinated into.

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Chris Scheiff (he/him/his)

Professional Counselor Associate

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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Stuart Malkin

Licensed Professional Counselor

MS, 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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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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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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Michael Viola, MA (He/Him)

Professional Counselor Associate

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 Conner (He/Him/His)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

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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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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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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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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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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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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