Meet Our Male Therapists at Estes Therapy

male counselor san diegoOften, people worry about the relationship they will be forming with their therapist. This is the person who will be diving deeply into their life with them to get to the root of any issues. One characteristic people think about is the gender of their therapist. Men have the stereotype of being less comforting, cold, emotionless or being unable to sympathize. This myth is far from the actual truth. As a male counselor, I provide a nurturing environment full of empathy, understanding, and compassion.

As a male therapist, I am a living example contradicting the myth of men being emotionless or unempathetic. I can demonstrate how men can be just as open and emotional – and that expressing emotions is okay and even encouraged. After completing my B.A. in Psychology at UC Davis and M.A in Marriage and Family Therapy at Azusa Pacific University, I worked closely with children, youth, and families for many years.  As a male therapist, I provided a safe, nurturing, and secure environment for hurt people to experience healing and growth.

I utilize several evidence-based practices, including  Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy in therapy. I have also completed Level 1 training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, which I utilize in addition to EFT with couples.  Through my work in psychiatric emergency response with the community, I am empathetic to those experiencing severe psychiatric crises. My hope is to see children, couples, families, and individuals move quickly toward their goals.

Looking for another option for a male therapist? Check out Drew Erickson, LMFT here and Associate Marriage and Family Therapist Jacob Munhoz here.

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If you are looking for a male therapist and ready to schedule an appointment, please give us a call to schedule the appointment at 619-558-0001.  Or book your appointment online.

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It’s been nearly 20 years since I first became interested in studying psychotherapy. I began practicing the scientific approaches to psychotherapy in 1997 and I was hooked from then on.

I earned my Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family psychotherapy in 2004 and I am currently licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist MFT (LMFT#47653) with the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS).

I focus my practice upon the empirically-based and proven research methods of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

I’ve seen these techniques consistently get results and I truly believe they are the most effective at creating positive, long-term change.

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Seeking a therapist can be the best thing you do not just for your relationship, but for yourself. If you are seeking compassionate, knowledgeable, and understanding professional help, we invite you to explore our services. We are here to help you make the most of your life.