62 episodes

GayTherapyLA is a private practice for psychotherapy and coaching services, with Ken Howard, LCSW, as its founder and director, with over 27 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 2019 by Ken Howard, LCSW, all rights reserved)

Gay Therapy LA with Ken Howard, LCSW Ken Howard, LCSW

    • Mental Health
    • 4.6, 37 Ratings

GayTherapyLA is a private practice for psychotherapy and coaching services, with Ken Howard, LCSW, as its founder and director, with over 27 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 2019 by Ken Howard, LCSW, all rights reserved)

    Episode 62: Gay Male Creative Professionals: Celebrating Success, Managing Challenges

    Episode 62: Gay Male Creative Professionals: Celebrating Success, Managing Challenges

    Ken gives a list of essential mental health coping skills for success for actors, writers, designers, and other creative professionals. 

    • 25 min
    Episode 61: Must-Have Money Conversations for Every Gay Relationship

    Episode 61: Must-Have Money Conversations for Every Gay Relationship

    Ken discusses an article by Elyssa Kirkham on the 7 must-have money conversations to have before cohabitation or marriage, but from a gay male perspective. 

    • 1 hr
    Episode 60: Gay Men and Alcohol: The Relationship with the Bottle

    Episode 60: Gay Men and Alcohol: The Relationship with the Bottle

    Ken asks you to reflect on your "relationship" with alcohol and drugs.  What's the quality of this relationship?  What changes need to be made for your best life? How does one get help?

    • 13 min
    Episode 59: Why Nerds Make the Best Boyfriends for Gay Men

    Episode 59: Why Nerds Make the Best Boyfriends for Gay Men

    Ken discusses why nerds make the best boyfriends for gay men and other tips for gay men's dating. 

    • 19 min
    Episode 58: Gay Men and the Big Five Personality Traits

    Episode 58: Gay Men and the Big Five Personality Traits

    Ken discusses how the classic "Big Five" personality traits of Openness, Conscientiousness, Extroversion, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism apply to understanding gay men. 

    • 19 min
    Episode 57: Gay Men Coping with Stress: Start at the Source

    Episode 57: Gay Men Coping with Stress: Start at the Source

    Ken describes how using Problem-Solving Therapy can help reduce overwhelm/stress in the midst of COVID-19 and police brutality. 

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

nicknick089! ,

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!!!

MichaelThomasEddy ,

Great advice!

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!!

Robstantinople ,

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!

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