If you’re looking for weekend therapy for gay men, we can help you. Ken Howard, LCSW is in the office weekdays (Monday through Friday), with day and evening appointments available. If you only want to see Ken, remember that employers in California are legally required to give you time off of work to receive “medically necessary” health services such as psychotherapy (under the auspices of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family Medical Leave Act).
But taking time off work on a weekday on a weekly basis sometimes just isn’t feasible due to commuting to and from Ken’s office in LA’s notorious traffic, or because of your particular job demands. Phone sessions and webcam sessions are available, too. But if your schedule at work prevents you from coming to therapy during the weekday afternoons or evenings at all, GayTherapyLA is proud to offer counseling sessions on weekday mornings and all day weekends (Saturday/Sunday) with associate staff clinicians that include very qualified Master’s-level therapists (who are registered with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences) who work under the employment and clinical supervision of Ken Howard, LCSW.
Currently, the associate clinician is David Strah, MA, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist. David is a gay-identified therapist, who completed his Master’s in the LGBT therapy specialization at Antioch University in Culver City, CA. David offers sessions at overall lower fees than Ken. Insurance reimbursement MAY be possible, as long as you have a PPO plan with out-of-network benefits (no HMO plans) who will reimburse for Associate Marriage and Family Therapists, or Associate Clinical Social Workers; health plans will vary on their coverage policies, and it is up to you to contact your health insurance plan to clarify your reimbursement eligibility. Receipts will be provided to you, but please check with your health plan for information regarding authorizations, verification of out-of-network coverage, deductibles, co-insurances, and reimbursement policies.
Clinical Associate Staff:
David Strah, MA, AMFT, is a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (IMF101904), with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, and a clinical associate employed and supervised by Ken Howard, LCSW. David is here to help you overcome life’s challenges and live a fuller, happier, and more fulfilling life. His style is to work with you collaboratively to identify your goals and empower you to achieve them.
He has a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in LGBT Affirmative Therapy from Antioch University, Los Angeles. This means he is educated and sensitive to the stressors and issues unique to our community. While training at the Los Angeles LGBT Center, he helped clients decrease and overcome anxiety, depression, substance abuse, ADHD, and codependency. His professional experience also includes helping you with coming out, sexual identity, gender dysphoria and gender transitioning, and the intersectionality of race, religion, and sexual identity, and improving relationships with romantic partners, family members, and co-workers.
He is the co-author of the book, Gay Dads: A Celebration of Fatherhood, and is the father of two children (now teenagers) adopted at birth. His book has helped hundreds of gay men navigate the process of becoming a parent through adoption, foster care, surrogacy, and co-parenting with women.
Together, we can look at your life’s story and rewrite your narrative to increase your sense of self-confidence, happiness, love, and joy in your life. To learn more about David or to schedule an appointment, he can be reached at 917-922-2650 or firstname.lastname@example.org.