GayTherapyLA, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Los Angeles
GayTherapyLA was founded to meet the unique therapy and coaching needs of gay men, individuals and couples. When you want to put your trust in a therapist with over 24 years experience as a specialist in gay-affirmative therapy, we might be a good match. I help you overcome problems, setbacks, barriers, and losses, to heal and thrive again. I am a psychotherapist and life/career coach, and also faculty of the USC School of Social Work, teaching advanced clinical practice courses. I help with common challenges like depression, anxiety, trauma, and addiction recovery, and also couples counseling and coaching.
In a gay-affirmative context, I help you: Resolve conflicts with others. Become liberated from burdensome addictions. Learn new and effective dating and social skills. Manage depression, anxiety, anger, OCD, trauma, etc. Improve satisfaction in your career, relationships and sex life. Cope with living with a disability or medical condition.
Sessions are available Monday through Friday, in the office or via phone/webcam. For your free, 15-minute phone consultation, call/text 310-339-5778 or email You might also enjoy reading some of the dozens of blog articles available at Sliding scale fees available.
Call or Email GayTherapyLA for a free phone consultation now - (310) 905-8997


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: University of Southern California
  • Year Graduated: 1994
  • License No. and State: LCS18290 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $170 - $250
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Receipts Provided for PPO Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: University of Southern California/Certified Psychiatric SW
  • Certificate Date: 1994
  • Certificate: LA County Dept. of Mental Health/Clinical Supervisor
  • Certificate Date: 1997

GayTherapyLA's Groups

Gay Men's Sexual Self-Empowerment

You are not a "sex addict". There is no such diagnosis recognized by the legitimate professional mental health associations, and no objective clinical definition of any such disorder. Such treatment is not based in legitimate scientific research. If you're distressed because of breaking a sexual monogamy agreement with a spouse or partner, there is more going on, emotionally and physically, than just a label. Gay men need support to be sexually self-empowered (which is saying yes when you want to, or no). You control how to manage your sex life. This group supports gay men in this.

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Gay Men's "Mastermind" Group

Do you need support to get your dream job, make a career change, or network to be more successful? Based on Jack Canfield's book "The Success Principles", this group helps you do all of those, and more, to thrive. In this professionally-facilitated coaching/support group for careers, Ken Howard, LCSW helps guys learn the things your parents never taught you, or didn't teach you well. We help you plan for a brighter future, and assemble a group of like-minded men to help each other.

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Gay Men at Midlife

Group focus is on gay men (40+) helping each other face the unique developmental, existential, social, physical, and financial challenges of midlife.

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  • Gay
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues


  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Consulting on Diversity and LGBT Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Drug Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Substance Abuse
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Alternative Languages: Some Spanish


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Imago
  • Life Coaching
  • Men's Psychology Specialist
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relationship/Career Counseling


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2017
GayTherapyLA, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Los Angeles


Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW