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Gay Men and Toxic Masculinity: A Call for Resistance to Gender Conformity Enforcement

Gay Men and Toxic Masculinity:  A Call for Resistance to Gender Conformity Enforcement As the founder and director of GayTherapyLA, a psychotherapy and coaching practice specializing in therapy for gay men and counseling for gay male couples (26 years), a theme that I see among clients from time to time includes the gay male client’s […]

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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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“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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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 […]

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