Therapists in California
I am a licensed clinical social worker with over ten years of experience. As a therapist, I’m not here to judge you or tell you what’s wrong. Instead, I am here to help you uncover your hidden strengths and harness those abilities to address any challenges or roadblocks you may face. You don’t have to do it alone; we can walk this path together.
Many difficulties stem from our relationships, with both ourselves and others. My work with men is direct, yet warm, empathetic, & understanding. Together we navigate how to process the blocks obstructing your view & ability to move forward. We will explore life events from the past, as behavior patterns emerge in the here-and-now. As this self-awareness develops, clients can lead more joyful & connected lives. I cater sessions to each unique individual using real-life examples & the material you provide to deepen your own understanding of YOU. Complimentary consultation visit is available to all prospective clients. AJ is employed & supervised by Marina Chatterton, LCSW #26126
Dr. Troy Piwowarski
Dr. Troy Piwowarski
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.
Hi there! I am so glad you are here. My approach is warm, open and organic. I focus on my clients fully by partnering with them to achieve their goals and create a life of meaning and fulfillment. I am not a smile and nod type therapist, I want to dig deep and really help you feel your best. My specialties are anxiety, depression, perfectionism, self-esteem, grief/loss and medical concerns. Feel free to reach out if you think we might be a good fit and I am happy to provide a free 15-minute consultation.
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.
My focus has been to help my clients get unstuck from unhelpful behavioral patterns that are typically born out of generational trauma, and teach them ways to attend to their emotional and spiritual needs so that they are less reactive to triggers around them and more intentional with the decisions they make. This applies to couples’ work, addiction counseling, and spiritual healing.
Dr. Philip Lance
Dr. Philip Lance
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.
I am a psychodynamically oriented practitioner who has experience working with men, specifically in regards to eating, self-esteem, and anger issues. I encourage profound exploration of symptoms and issues while simultaneously offering my patients a space of warmth and relief in which to grow.
Psychotherapy focused on helping people manage issues such as Depression, Anxiety, Work Stress, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, and Relational Issues.
Working with the whole person I strive to build a safe and trusting space for each individual in order to address the complexity of issues they may be facing.
As a sex therapist, couples counselor and psychotherapist, I help clients foster better relationships with themselves and their partners. I specialize in helping to negotiate desire discrepancy, low-sexual marriages, and navigate the impact of extra-marital relationships, including polyamory, consensual non-monogamy & infidelity.
Using practical, easy to implement tools, we will address and rectify what needs to shift, while emphasizing and solidifying what’s already working well. Together we will do the kind of work that produces positive, lasting change.
Video game counseling is a novel approach that uses video games in counseling sessions to help closed-off clients express themselves. Video game counseling is a more immersive, artistic, and creative medium for clients to build skills and process their difficulties. I also help gamers stuck in their life to gain control over their video game habits and fulfill their other life ambitions.
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.
I provide the following types of therapies to help you work through PTSD, Complex Trauma, anxiety, and depression: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), STAIR for complex trauma, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I am a doctoral candidate at the University of Pennsylvania.
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.
Dr. Orion Taraban
Dr. Orion Taraban
Orion specializes in men’s mental health. To that end, he helps men of all ages become the best versions of themselves. Orion’s approach to psychotherapy is direct, active, challenging, solution-focused, and time-limited. Think of it like therapeutic coaching. Sessions are practical and engaging; treatment is effective and efficient. Empathic and erudite, Orion cares deeply for his clients and strives to empower them through a collaborative sharing of insight and experience. Ultimately, he places particular emphasis on the process of self-realization in the service of individual authenticity. Call now for a free consultation.
Call and request an initial appointment by phone or email. Once you get to your appointment, explain your symptoms and what’s going on in your life.
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