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Dr. Nicole Bryant

REMOTE ACROSS CALIFORNIA

Dr. Nicole Bryant

University of Denver, MSW and Grand Canyon University, EdD
Years in practice: 12
Offers:  Remote Therapy

My approach when working with participants is to keep things low-key. The worst thing is an overly clinical therapist! I do my best to get on your level and to converse in the way you’d like to converse. I listen and then inform you of blind spots as needed. It helps clients remain comfortable yet always have that “aha” moment.

Specialties: Depression, anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, relationship conflict

Therapies: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, Brief Therapy Interventions, Rapid Trauma Resolution

REMOTE ACROSS CALIFORNIA
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Dr. Troy Piwowarski

Oakland, California

Dr. Troy Piwowarski

PsyD, Michigan School of Professional Psychology
Years in practice: 16

I provide individual and group therapy for men in their 20s-50s who have done therapy before and are looking to go deeper.  As an individual therapist, I like to be actively involved and give feedback about what I’m noticing in the here-and-now.  This gives us a portal into understanding how you get tripped up and where you can lean into a fuller, deeper way of living. My men’s groups are long-term process groups that primarily focus on relationships between members.  Group is all about practicing direct, authentic contact and exploring your blocks to getting closer with others.

Oakland, California
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Erik Karff

San Francisco, California

Erik Karff

MA in Counseling Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies
Years in practice: 7
Offers:  Remote Therapy

I work with primarily men who are struggling with self-esteem, pervasive self-critics, loss, and social anxiety. Many of my clients are identified as gay, queer, and QTPOC.

San Francisco, California
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John Bucher

San Diego, California

John Bucher

MSW, Virginia Commonwealth University
Years in practice: 11
Offers:  Remote Therapy

I know firsthand how hard it can be to set aside society’s expectations of traditional masculinity and admit that it might be time to ask for help. As men, we are conditioned to try and solve life’s many complexities on our own, but the truth is reaching out for help shows immense strength, not weakness.

Perhaps you found my profile because you are considering therapy, and for that I applaud you. You have taken the first step toward healing and that is an incredible start. Maybe you still feel uncomfortable with the idea of therapy or you found me by accident. In that case, I sincerely look forward to answering your questions about how this could help improve your life as well. Either way, I am glad that you are here.

San Diego, California
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Jacob Sims

Oakland, California

Jacob Sims

MA, Counseling Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies
Years in practice: 3
Offers:  Remote Therapy

Depression. Anxiety. Low self-esteem. Relational issues. These are common issues that people face when it comes to mental health challenges, which are enough to make life difficult. Chances are your relationships and most importantly your relationship with yourself have been greatly impacted by these factors. There’s this sense that something has to change, but you might not know where to begin. Together we embark on this journey of uncovering just how you got here and discovering where you want to go.

Oakland, California
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Dr. Jesse Zlotnik

San Diego, California

Dr. Jesse Zlotnik

PsyD, The California School of Professional Psychology
Years in practice: 16
Offers:  Remote Therapy

I provide support for the unique challenges of men dealing with stage of life issues, marital problems, divorce, parenting and career transitions. My approach is solution focused and applies cognitive behavioral and person-centered interventions. Please contact me for a free 15-minute consultation.

San Diego, California
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Leann Ravenel

San Francisco, California

Leann Ravenel

MA, Lesley University
Years in practice: 20

I have been a mental health provider for nearly 20 years. I absolutely love what I do! I was trained psychoanalytically but also use a humanistic, client-centered and eclectic approach to therapy. I am a warm, caring and engaging therapist. I enjoy working with male clients and have had tremendous success in treating men with depression, anxiety and relationship issues.

Thank you.

San Francisco, California
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Dr. Philip Lance

Los Angeles, California

Dr. Philip Lance

PhD in Clinical Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute
Years in practice: 13
Offers:  Remote Therapy

I am a clinical psychologist with a specialty in psychoanalysis and LGBTQ affirmative psychotherapy. I can be helpful with dating, relationships, marriage issues, work, career changes, intimacy, and sexuality. I work with many academics, students, writers, filmmakers, and healthcare professionals.

Los Angeles, California
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Bruce Hearn

San Francisco, California

Bruce Hearn

MA in Counseling, Wright Institute, Berkeley, CA
Years in practice: 14
Offers:  Remote Therapy

I work with men who struggle in relationships. You might have lost your self-confidence, or are feeling down, having encountered obstacles that seem too much to deal with. I’ll help you to draw on and develop your own strengths so that you can get moving again.

San Francisco, California
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Adam Kaufman

San Francisco, California

Adam Kaufman

MSW, New York University
Years in practice: 16
Offers:  Remote Therapy

I HELP MILLENNIAL AND GEN X PROFESSIONALS CONSCIOUSLY GET WHAT THEY WANT (IN LIFE AND RELATIONSHIPS). Life is overwhelming. Between work, relationships, and technology calling for your attention at every moment, it’s extremely difficult to remain calm and grounded. We can lose our sense of purpose and passion.

Unlike other therapists who merely sit and listen, I take an active and engaged approach. You may find yourself in a guided meditation or a role-play exercise. There may be optional homework assignments. We’ll tune into exactly what you need. I’m here to support you to find your unique, confident voice.

San Francisco, California
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Dr. Aleksandra Drecun

San Diego, California

Dr. Aleksandra Drecun

PsyD in Marriage and Family Therapy, Alliant University San Diego
Years in practice: 23
Offers:  Remote Therapy

My therapeutic style emanates warmth, compassion and professionalism. My approach is collaborative, empowering, authentic and client-centered.

San Diego, California
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Dr. Derek Novacek

Los Angeles, California

Dr. Derek Novacek

PhD in Clinical Psychology, Emory University
Years in practice: 5
Offers:  Remote Therapy

Dr. Derek Novacek (PSB94025428) offers expertise in evidence-based treatments for anxiety, depression, and interpersonal stressors. He practices a collaborative and strengths-based approach that integrates sociocultural factors as appropriate. While seeing clients at Therapy Lab, Dr. Novacek also works at the Los Angeles VA Clinic. He completed his clinical internship at UCLA and postdoctoral fellowship at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center. Dr. Novacek works clinically with the supervision of Dr. Valencia Harriott (CA #32507) as he completes his final steps towards licensure.

Los Angeles, California
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Dr. Eric van der Voort

San Diego, California

Dr. Eric van der Voort

PsyD, American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University
Years in practice: 9
Offers:  Remote Therapy

As a sex-positive, kink-affirming, and LGBTQ+ inclusive psychologist in San Diego, I work individually with men in their 20s-40s on issues like anxiety, depression, sexual concerns, relationship stress, substance use, and grief. My approach to therapy is collaborative, empowering, and evidence-based, and clients find me to be active, compassionate, genuine, and nonjudgmental. I offer a safe environment to help unburden you from difficult thoughts, painful feelings, and unhelpful patterns, so that you can gain new coping skills, discover more helpful ways of thinking, and explore new ways of living a fulfilling life.

San Diego, California
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Niku (Nick) Shah

Oakland, California

Niku (Nick) Shah

MA in Integral Counseling Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies
Years in practice: 5
Offers:  Remote Therapy

My practice can help you take stock of childhood messages you learned around toxic masculinity and heteronormativity so you can truly let go of what is no longer serving a purpose in your life. Depression, suicidal thoughts, self harming, addiction and going through tough periods in your relationships can be challenging. You don’t have to do it alone. Therapy can help you heal old relational trauma that is causing you distress, so you can be your best self at work, with friends and loved ones and in your intimate relationships.

Oakland, California
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Tomiko D. Mackey

REMOTE ACROSS CALIFORNIA

Tomiko D. Mackey

MSW, California State University Long Beach
Years in practice: 25+
Offers:  Remote Therapy

My integrative approach to therapy is tailored to your unique and specific needs. This therapeutic style helps you explore core beliefs about yourself and facilitates growth towards inner strength and resilience. Through empathy, warmth and positive self-regard, I create space for you to believe and trust in yourself.

I have more than 20 years experience working with those who have experienced trauma, depression and anxiety. I use a combination of evidence-based therapies which include: cognitive behavioral therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and ego state therapy. I look forward to working with you on your healing journey!

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