The leading gay men's specialist therapist in Los Angeles.

Trust your therapy to a true expert and master therapist who can help you.

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Are you in pain and need help?

I am Ken Howard, LCSW, a gay therapist in Los Angeles (also serving West Hollywood and Beverly Hills, or all of Southern California) with over 27 years experience.  I am an expert, licensed psychotherapist and life/career coach specializing in therapy for gay men and gay male couples, who can help you now.

I’m not the cheapest therapist in town, but therapy is not an area where you want to skimp (would you want a “discount” brain surgeon?) when we are talking about your mind, emotions, and behaviors, or when you are coping with serious life challenges and making important decisions.  I specialize in complex cases that would not be right for a younger, inexperienced gay male therapist.  I am comfortable working with topics other therapists (even gay male ones) can’t, or don’t feel comfortable with (such as sensitive sexual topics like erectile dysfunction or other sex therapy issues).  I have credentials beyond state licensure that enhance my ability to serve you effectively and efficiently, such as being an adjunct Associate Professor at USC, a published author, and speaker/educator on LGBT+ Affirmative Therapy, HIV/AIDS (I’m 29 years poz), Diversity, Couples Therapy, and Sex Therapy.

Sessions are available in my office in Los Angeles, or via phone or webcam, all over the United States, or the world.  I am available for private hire, and do not bill insurance plans directly, but I can provide California residents with receipts/claim forms if you have a PPO plan with “out of network provider” benefits.  I offer a limited sliding scale fee rate for those who qualify in annual income. My clients find that the investment they make in therapy or coaching pays off in meaningful results to improve their quality of life.

Resolve emotional struggles in your personal life or work life, or challenges in your gay relationship, with specialized help. Call or text 310-339-5778 for a free, 15-minute phone consultation or to make a session appointment.

Individual Therapy

Life's challenges can sometimes leave you feeling frustrated and overwhelmed. We're here to help you cope with life's stressors.

Executive Coaching

Recieve executive coaching for business executive who enjoys success, but could use some support on how to develop the next step of your career,

Couples Counseling

Frustrations in your relationship can be scary and painful. Couples counseling can help make the burdens become lighter.

Online Counseling

With today's technologies, you can access a gay therapist more quickly and easily than ever before, regardless of where you're located.

Counseling for HIV Issues

Succeed in all areas of life and cope with life's challenges — including living with HIV. We help you develop ways to live life to the fullest.

Addiction Counseling

 Therapy can help you get sober, and stay sober and you still get to have fun in your life. Feel freer, lighter, brighter, and more authentic.

TV/Film/Media Consulting

Consulting for producers and writers of television shows and films about gay male issues, including cultural issues, trauma, HIV/AIDs, and more.

Motivational Speaking

Develop an informative conference and inspire and entertain your audience with our motivational speaking services and workshops.

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Ken is a consummate professional, combining the best in common sense, practical business coaching, and a solid grounding in evidence-based psychotherapy. There are few of his ilk. I have become a better and more secure manager of my own life with his help. I recommend him to friends, particularly gay professionals who seek improved personal and interpersonal skills and business acumen. Ken wears both hats with considerable skill and warmth.

Get the help you need and deserve

See how I can help. Call/text 310-339-5778 to schedule a no-charge, 15-minute phone consultation.