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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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Gay Men’s Career Planning: For Love or Money? Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Rewards

Gay Men’s Career Planning:  For Love or Money?  Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Rewards Gay men’s career planning is a frequent subject in my psychotherapy and coaching practice in my office in Los Angeles and all over the world (through webcam).  One of the biggest themes in discussion lately has been about intrinsic, inherent rewards of the […]

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Interview with Aaron B. Duke, Interior Designer, on Gay Men’s Entrepreneurial Success

Today’s article is an interview with Aaron B. Duke, one of the most prominent interior designers in Los Angeles, whose work has created some of the most beautiful homes in Southern California and elsewhere.  In addition, he is an out-and-proud gay male entrepreneur, with plenty of advice for young gay men (or others) who want […]

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How Therapy Can Help You Age Gracefully: A Guide for Gay Men (Part I: Emotionally and Physically)

Part I:  Emotionally and Physically In this three-part series of blog articles, I’d like to share some of the ways that I’ve seen my gay male clients benefit from therapy in a way that most people probably don’t think about:  how therapy helps with a healthy aging.  As a specialist in LGBT affirmative therapy, and […]

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Gay Men as Workplace Supervisors: Survival Tips for When You’re the New Boss

For over 24 years, my specialty as a therapist and life/business coach has been working with gay men.  For many topics, treating or coaching a gay man is very similar to how a woman (straight or gay) or a straight man would be.  However, “cultural competency” in working with gay men demands that the provider […]

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Part III: The Gay Man in the Crazy Office: Personality Disorders in the Workplace – Anxious/Fearful People

In Part I of this three-part series (click here for that) and in Part II (click here for that) on gay men and personality disorders in the workplace, we looked at the Odd/Eccentric personality disorder types, the Paranoid, Schizoid, and Schizotypal, with some tips on how to get along with those types if you find […]

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Part II: The Gay Man in the Crazy Office: Personality Disorders in the Workplace – Dramatic/Emotional People

In Part I of this three-part series (click here for that) on gay men and personality disorders in the workplace, we looked at the Odd/Eccentric personality disorder types, the Paranoid, Schizoid, and Schizotypal, with some tips on how to get along with those types if you find them in your office.  Here in Part II, […]

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The Gay Man in the Crazy Office: Personality Disorders in the Workplace – Part I: Odd/Eccentric People

I’m the founder and clinical director of Gay Therapy LA, a private practice in psychotherapy and life/career coaching where myself and two associates (more about them here, on the weekends) specialize (for 24 years now) in working with gay men, in individual LGBT/gay-affirmative therapy or therapy for gay male couples.  Most of my clients are […]

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Seven Steps for Gay Men to Make Positive Changes in Life

As a psychotherapist and life/career coach for gay men for over 23 years, the question I hear most frequently from new clients, “How do I change something about my life?” They want to add something they want, get rid of something they don’t want, or change something so that it better meets their needs. This […]

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