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Gay Men and Friendships: How to Cope with the Breakup of a Friendship

Gay Men and Friendships:  How to Cope with the Breakup of a Friendship As a gay male therapist with over 26 years of experience, I’ve seen many clients have to deal with how interpersonal relationships in their lives change over time.  Much of the time, I help guys with dating and romantic/domestic relationship issues, but lately some […]

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Hard Times: Gay Men and Erectile Dysfunction – Cognitive Causes and Cures

Hard Times:  Gay Men and Erectile Dysfunction – Causes and Cures Background:  Erectile Dysfunction in Gay Men I’ve been a therapist who specializes in therapy for gay men for over 26 years, and one of the most frequent topics discussed in my office is about sexual anxieties, in particular erectile dysfunction (ED), sometimes in the […]

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“Toxic Busy”: How Much Is Too Much for Gay Men?

Recently in my psychotherapy and coaching practice that has focused on gay men and gay male couples for over 26 years, a client started a session by talking about his previous week.  “How was this week?” I asked. “Oh, boy.  Lots going on.  Been busy.  Very busy.  Toxic busy!” That phrase struck me. “Toxic busy”.  […]

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Shrink at the Movies: Loving “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, […]

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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.  […]

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Gay Men’s Skills of Living Series: #3 – Self-Care at Any Age

Gay Men’s Skills of Living Series: #3 – Self-Care at Any Age I’ve been a specialist in therapy for gay men for over 26 years, working almost exclusively with gay male individuals or gay male couples.  In that time, I often get asked how self-care for gay men can be enhanced, and how we can […]

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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 […]

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