Gay Therapist Reviews “Florence Foster Jenkins” (2016): Shrink at the Movies

[SPOILER ALERT: SOME PLOT POINTS REVEALED] For readers who are unfamiliar with this series, “Shrink at the Movies” is a not-very-consistent string of essays (ponderings, I like to call them) from my point of view as both a licensed psychotherapist in California (Licensed Clinical Social Worker, or LCSW) and as a life-long movie fan.  Being … Read moreGay Therapist Reviews “Florence Foster Jenkins” (2016): Shrink at the Movies

Gay Men’s Relationships: Overcoming Cultural Differences

Cultural differences in gay men’s relationships are themes that come up frequently in my practice of therapy for gay male couples. If you’re in a relationship (particularly a new one) with a guy from a different ethnicity, nationality, or culture from yours, or know someone who is, you might find these tips helpful. In addition … Read moreGay Men’s Relationships: Overcoming Cultural Differences

A Gay Therapist Discusses Gay Men and Tattoos: Ritual and Meaning

In my private practice as a psychotherapist who specializes in working with gay men, it was a surprise to me when several years into my practice I noticed a pattern that gay men like to talk about how the tattoos they have hold special, even profound meaning for them. When I first opened my private … Read moreA Gay Therapist Discusses Gay Men and Tattoos: Ritual and Meaning