GayTherapyLA is a private practice for psychotherapy and coaching services, with Ken Howard, LCSW, CST, as its founder and director, with over 29 years experience providing services for gay men, as individuals and couples, with offices in Los Angeles and serving others nationwide in the U.S. or guys all over the world via phone or webcam sessions. Ken and his associates provide help for gay men to achieve their optimum quality of life in both their personal lives and careers. While a podcast cannot substitute for therapy and is provided as educational information only, these episodes reflect the work done at GayTherapyLA with clients, daily. Your questions and comments are welcome! (copyright 2021 by Ken Howard, LCSW, all rights reserved)
Episode 87: Gay Men and Gym Crushes: Cherish Your Romantic Notions
Ken discusses the "gym crush" phenomenon and how our perceptions of fantasies versus reality support our well-being as gay men.
Episode 86: COVID's End as Trauma Recovery in Gay Men
Ken describes how the end of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions in many regions can mean recovering from a traumatic experience, with the symptoms and phases of recovery in a gay male context.
Episode 85: Healthy Relationships Don't Do That: A Guide for Gay Men's Dating and More
Ken discusses Armine Asatryan, LMFT's 7 unhealthy traits in a relationship and their solutions, as applied to gay men.
Episode 84: Improving Gay Men's Relationships: Meeting Three Needs
Ken Howard, LCSW, CST discusses improving gay men's relationships by meeting three needs: emotional, sexual, and interpersonal.
Episode 83: Three Ways to Improve Your Sex Life for Gay Men
Ken Howard, LCSW, CST, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, offers three ways for gay men to improve their sex lives: communication, negotiation, and experimentation.
Episode 82: The Six Principles of Sexual Health As Applied to Gay Men
Ken Howard, LCSW, CST, AASECT-Certified Sex Therapist, applies the Braun-Harvey and Vigorito "Six Principles of Sexual Health" specifically to gay men.
My role model
I go to 1:1 coaching with Ken and use his podcast as a supplement to reinforce the goals of therapy. It’s so important to fill our eyes and ears with positive values I share. When I’m completely lost, I always find something in his library that speaks directly to me. As a health care provider myself, I recommend his podcast to patients, providers, friends and family alike. Ken is topical, funny/quirky, experienced, structured, wise: one of my most admired mentors.... so needed in our community!!!
This is a great podcast for anyone wanting advice, a nudge in the right direction, or a way to put their gay life into perspective. I've been working with Ken for over a year and this podcast is a great listen whenever I want a pick me up, or hear his insight on issues that may not personally affect me, but the greater LGBTQ community. Worth a listen!!
Ken Howard rocks!
Ken Howard is a progressive, sex-positive therapist who cares passionately about gay men, and clearly has a wealth of knowledge about our lives and relationships from 30 years of private practice. Hearing him speak so articulately and with such perspective about our concerns is a validation, and his calm, soothing voice is a balm. Love the pod!