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What are the benefits to a male client working with a male therapist?

Man smiling | Counseling in Seattle[Justin Pere answering] I have a great deal of experience working with female counselors, both as a colleague and as a client, so I very much believe in males working with female counselors. Some of my most influential mentors were (and are!) the women I encountered in a therapeutic setting over the years. However, I discovered long ago the power of working with a male therapist and have believed in the pairing of men in a therapeutic setting ever since.

Benefits of a Male Therapist for Men's Therapy

A therapist need not have experienced every issue a client brings into counseling to be able to work effectively with them (what tortured souls therapists would be if that were the case!), however the value of a therapist being able to relate in a very personal way to the majority of issues men bring into therapy is immeasurable, and the same-sex commonality of counselor and client is one I have come to believe in.

Additionally, men generally have a much harder time opening up about their problems than women and often find it easier to discuss certain issues with another male.

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