Four Ways to Help Gay Men with Depression

young man at balcony in depression suffering emotional crisis

Gay Men and Depression: Four Strategies for Help As a specialist in therapy for gay men for over 26 years, by far the most common problem that I see in my office is about depression.  I always joke that if the Eskimos supposedly have 23 different words for snow (wet, dry, new, old), we need … Read moreFour Ways to Help Gay Men with Depression

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

Gay Men’s Depression Coping Guide

Depression is the number one mental health problem in the world and gay men, lesbians, and bisexuals are up to twice as likely to suffer from depression as heterosexuals – not because they inferior human beings (contrary to some religious teachings and other oppression), but because the cumulative stress of heterosexism and homophobia in society, … Read moreGay Men’s Depression Coping Guide

Gay Men and Depression: Finding Relief without Medications

young man at balcony in depression suffering emotional crisis

As a gay therapist in Los Angeles for the past 27 years, I have found that Depression is the single most-common diagnosis and presenting problem.  This is true for most therapists, from what I hear from colleagues and from my students that I teach in the advanced psychotherapy course at USC. According to many studies, … Read moreGay Men and Depression: Finding Relief without Medications

How to Accomplish Your Goals: A Guide for Gay Men

How to Accomplish Your Goals:  A Guide for Gay Men When approaching a goal or important task ahead of you, especially those that you feel excited about, please try to avoid allowing the thought in your mind, “I don’t think I can do this.”  If it’s important to you, use Thought Stopping as a technique … Read moreHow to Accomplish Your Goals: A Guide for Gay Men

Gay Men’s Mental Health in the Current Political Climate: A Lesson in Hope and Resilience

As the first activities in the 2012 election season begin with events like the recent Republican Iowa Straw Poll, I have noticed an increase in reported stress in my daily practice of therapy with gay men.  It seems that the rhetoric in the news daily is an irritant to the men I work with in … Read moreGay Men’s Mental Health in the Current Political Climate: A Lesson in Hope and Resilience