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 100: Gay Male Relationships and the ADD/OCD Syndrome
Ken discusses the challenges in gay male relationships when one partner has traits of ADD/ADHD and the other has traits of OCD/OCPD, and how to create harmony.
Episode 99: Gay Men and Food: A Dynamic Relationship at Any Age
Ken discusses gay men's relationship to food, at any phase of life, with its rewards and challenges.
The Greeks' Eight Types of Love as Applied to Gay Men
Ken discusses the ancient Greeks' Eight Types of Love, and applies them to gay men for inspiration and quality of life.
Episode 97: A Secular Appreciation of Christmas for Gay Men
Ken offers a perspective on a non-religious, secular humanistic view of the themes of the Christmas season.
Episode 96: Gay Men and When It's Time to Break Up a Relationship
Ken gives guidance for when you need to break up with a relationship partner.
Episode 95: Coping with Sudden Crisis: A Personal Story
Ken describes a personal crisis being hospitalized with cellulitis, and the perspective learned from sudden severe illness.
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!