I’m a 22-year-old gay male and I’m a little too deep into election news. I can’t get enough of the news, information online, and newspaper and magazine articles. I follow the polls like a stalker, hoping that my favored candidate is ahead. If we get another anti-gay President, I’m going to scream. How do I deal with my election obsession?
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 moreGay Men and Tattoos: Ritual and Meaning
Who do you work with? If you’re like most therapists, you “give” a lot in the course of your day or week. We are healers; we are givers; we are providers of help, to so many different clients with so many different kinds of disorders, situations, or challenges. You help with psychiatric challenges, relationship issues, … Read moreTherapy for the Therapist: Therapy, Coaching, or Consultation
One of the fun things about gay male culture is that "we all" seem to have this fascination with certain women in entertainment. That's a stereotype, of course, but it has some reasonable roots in reality. I fall into a lot of those "classic gay" things; I like musicals, clothes, the gym, shopping, etc. And … Read moreLife Lessons I Have Learned from Gay Icon Divas (Judy, Liza, Elizabeth, Marilyn, Dolly, Cher, Tina, Diana, Stevie)
Valentine’s Day, for all its lovely sentiment, is perhaps one of the most divisive holidays of the year. Everyone can enjoy New Year’s; every American can enjoy President’s Day (thankfully coming up very soon) and Independence Day; we each have a birthday. But Valentine’s Day is a “holiday for lovers”, and many single people can end … Read moreValentine’s Day for Single Gay Men: Coping with Hope
CoachTeam is a new, patent-pending Group Life Coaching program offered in small groups in my office. It’s different from traditional group psychotherapy (though it uses some of these concepts, as I am a licensed psychotherapist) in that there is a focus on short-term and long-term ATTAINABLE goals. Based on the concepts of mutual support, mutual challenge, team-building, … Read moreCoachTeam Group Coaching Services