Gay Therapist Discusses “Love, Simon” from a Gay Men’s Mental Health Perspective

Shrink at the Movies:  Loving “Love, Simon” from a Gay Men’s Mental Health Perspective In my work as a licensed psychotherapist and life/business coach specializing in gay men and therapy for gay male couples for over 26 years, I blog frequently on topics on LGBTQ+ mental health in general, and gay men’s therapy in particular, … Read moreGay Therapist Discusses “Love, Simon” from a Gay Men’s Mental Health Perspective

LGBTQ+ Families and How to be Proactive at School

LGBTQ+ Families and How to be Proactive at School A guest blog by David Strah, Associate MFT, Associate Clinician at GayTherapyLA When we consider LGBQ+ families, it’s important to consider how parents can be proactive at school.  I can happily report that my two kids loved school and overall their academic experiences have been positive.  … Read moreLGBTQ+ Families and How to be Proactive at School

Advice for Parents of Trans Children and for Gay Dads: Interview with David Strah, MA, AMFT

Advice for Parents of Trans Children and for Gay Dads: Interview with David Strah, MA, AMFT David Strah, MA, is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist in California and the author of the successful book, Gay Dads:A Celebration of Fatherhood.  He sat down with Ken Howard, LCSW, Founder & Director of GayTherapyLA, to talk about David’s role as … Read moreAdvice for Parents of Trans Children and for Gay Dads: Interview with David Strah, MA, AMFT

Gay Men’s Skills of Living Series: #2 – Making the Most of Your Past, Present, and Future

Gay Men’s Skills of Living Series: #2 – Making the Most of Your Past, Present, and Future This is the second of a ten-part series that I call “The Gay Men’s Skills of Living Series”, based on what my clients at GayTherapyLA (my therapy and coaching practice that specializes in gay men, for the past … Read moreGay Men’s Skills of Living Series: #2 – Making the Most of Your Past, Present, and Future

Gay Men’s Skills of Living Series: #1 – Reclaiming Your Time

Gay Men’s Skills of Living Series: #1 – Reclaiming Your Time   In this 10-part blog series on Gay Men’s Skills of Living, the first one, today, is about gay men and time management.  Since the beginning of this year, I’ve noticed that more of my clients are talking about positive, practical, empowering changes they … Read moreGay Men’s Skills of Living Series: #1 – Reclaiming Your Time

Gay Therapist in Los Angeles on Tips for Problem-Solving in Gay Men’s Open Relationships

Problem-Solving in Gay Men’s Open Relationships:  Special Topics In a number of previous blog articles on gay men’s relationships in general, and gay open relationships in particular, such as How to Have An Open Relationship Without Hurt Feelings, Part One and Part Two, I’ve discussed how research shows that about half of gay male couples … Read moreGay Therapist in Los Angeles on Tips for Problem-Solving in Gay Men’s Open Relationships

Gay Therapist Helps Gay Men with Depression Overcome Fears of Psychiatric Medications

Gay Men with Depression: Overcoming Fears of Psychiatric Medications and Making Them Work for You In my psychotherapy practice as a long-time (25 years) specialist in therapy for gay men and gay male couples, I’ve been concerned lately especially about two clients who are gay men with depression (another article on depression is here), with … Read moreGay Therapist Helps Gay Men with Depression Overcome Fears of Psychiatric Medications

Enhancing Gay Men’s Mental Health: Lessons from Outfest, the LA LGBT Film Festival

Enhancing Gay Men’s Mental Health:  Lessons from Outfest, the LGBT Film Festival It’s been a fantastic couple of weeks enjoying attending regular screenings at Outfest, the annual LGBT film festival in Los Angeles (www.Outfest.org).  My husband and I have been enjoying this annual tradition every July for a number of years now, and we describe … Read moreEnhancing Gay Men’s Mental Health: Lessons from Outfest, the LA LGBT Film Festival

Gay Therapist’s Tips for Gay Men’s Life Success: Don’t Avoid the Painful Stuff

Gay Men’s Fitness and Gay Men’s Life Success:  Don’t Avoid the Painful Stuff   No Pain, No Gain As a therapist and life coach who specializes in gay men and gay male couples (for over 25 years now), I’ve noticed a theme in recent sessions over the past few weeks that I wanted to share … Read moreGay Therapist’s Tips for Gay Men’s Life Success: Don’t Avoid the Painful Stuff