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The most experienced gay men's specialist therapist in the United States today.

Achieve your life goals with a true expert gay therapist and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist who can help you.

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Ken Howard LCSW, CST

What are you trying to achieve in your life? What challenges are you facing where you want help?

Gay men and gay male couples hire me to help them make important, lasting changes for the better in their lives, such as in their relationships, careers, health, sex life, finances, social life, or overall well-being, when you need an experienced and trusted long-time expert who “gets you” as a gay man..
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Meet Ken Howard LCSW, CST, a gay men's specialist therapist and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist in West Hollywood/Los Angeles

(also all of California and other places via phone/webcam)

I have more experience doing therapy as a specialist in gay men than anyone else currently in the United States, with over 31 years of experience.  I can help you get relief from the life challenges, mental health struggles, stressors, and symptoms you face now. Specialities include help for depression, anxiety, OCD, ADD, PTSD, and substance use challenges. 

An LGBT-affirmative therapist, and more specifically, a gay men’s specialist therapist, is equipped to help you in ways that are deeper, more nuanced, and ultimately more effective than even the most well-meaning straight therapist can. 

There are cultural issues, socio-political dynamics, historical context, men’s psychology considerations, terminology, academic knowledge, clinical insights, and other details of “cultural competency” to work specifically with gay men that I offer, that only decades of clinical experience, writing, research, and personal perspective living with and among the LGBT community can provide.

Therapy Services

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Individual Therapy

I provide LGBTQ+ affirmative therapy in general and affirmative therapy for gay men in particular.
I am proud to say that with over 31 years of experience, I am the most experienced gay men’s specialist therapist in the United States, and I serve gay men who are local to Los Angeles, West Hollywood, or Southern California, as well as guys all over California.
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Couples Therapy

Some of the most common issues I help gay male couples with include lack of sex, distance, and money issues.
Through couples therapy, I help gay male couples identify and evaluate their options for meaningful and sustained behavioral change that increases relationship satisfaction.
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Sex Therapy for Gay Men

I am a nationally Certified Sex Therapist by AASECT, one of the very few specialists in gay male couples with this two-year training credential.
I am proud to provide these much-needed services, as over 70 percent of even licensed psychotherapists in the U.S. receive no training in sexology.
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Case Consultation for Therapists on LGBT Issues

My colleagues nationwide often need help with their LGBT+ clients.
I provide case consultation and clinical supervision for culturally-competent, LGBT+ affirmative psychotherapy practice to my colleagues worldwide.
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Consulting for LGBTQ+ Issues in Media

Living in Los Angeles, I provide professional consultation to writers and producers of television shows and movies to accurately and affirmatively depict LGBT+ characters and situations.

Public Speaking & Workshops

I offer public speaking, workshops, conference keynote addresses, and breakout talks locally, nationally, and globally on LGBT+, HIV/AIDS, and Diversity/Equity/Inclusion.
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Blog Articles

Browse these blogs for tips and support on a variety of topics helpful to gay men.

What is Daily Mental Health for Gay Men? Recently, on a Monday morning, I woke up ready to face the week and preparing to get

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See how I can help. Call/Text (310) 339-5778 to schedule a no-charge, 15-minute phone consultation, or click on button below to complete contact form.