Gay Therapy LA (Ken Howard, LCSW, CST)

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CST

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Gay Therapy LA (Ken Howard, LCSW, CST)

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CST

He/Him/His


Location

Offers online therapy

GayTherapyLA
566 S San Vicente Blvd
Suite 103
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Call Ken Howard
(310) 905-8997

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This location is easily accessible from:

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Announcement icon During the COVID-19 crisis, I offer phone and webcam sessions.
Working together, I help you overcome challenges, setbacks, barriers, and losses in life, to heal and thrive again. You can learn to overcome challenges such as depression, anxiety, trauma, OCD, ADHD, job stress, career planning, dating/relationship skills, sexual dysfunction, and substance issues, as well as building a better relationship with your partner. I am the most experienced gay men's specialist psychotherapist in the United States, with over 29 years experience. I'm also an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, adjunct Associate Professor at USC, clinical supervisor, and author. In-office, phone, &webcam sessions available.
Unlike others, I am a long-term specialist in working with gay men and other LGBT people. I'm an AASECT-Certified Sex Therapist. I provide therapy and sex therapy to help with sexual issues such as erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, delayed ejaculation, desire differences, and behaviors that feel out of control. Kink/CNM/poly/BDSM affirmative.
Sessions are available Monday through Friday, afternoons and evenings, in the office for fully COVID vaccinated people, or via phone/webcam. For a free, 15-minute phone consultation, call/text 310-339-5778 or email Ken@GayTherapyLA.com. You might also like the dozens of blog articles available at GayTherapyLA.com/blog, or the "Gay Therapy LA" podcast show.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $270 - $320
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Receipts Provided for PPO Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
I provide you with completed claim forms for submission to your health plan if you have a PPO with out of network provider benefits.
Email us or call (310) 905-8997 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 29 Years
  • License: California / LCS18290
  • School: University of Southern California
  • Year Graduated: 1994

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: AASECT (American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists) / Certified Sex Therapist
  • Certificate Date: 2021
  • Certificate: Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work / Certified Psychiatric Social Worker
  • Certificate Date: 1994

Gay Therapy LA (Ken Howard, LCSW, CST)'s Groups

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 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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Location

GayTherapyLA
566 S San Vicente Blvd
Suite 103
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Call Ken Howard
(310) 905-8997
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Gay
  • Sex Therapy
  • Depression
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Illness
  • Coping Skills
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Life/Career/Executive/Relationship Coaching
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Speaker for LGBT, HIV/AIDS, and Diversity Issues
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

I also speak: Some Spanish
Age
  • Adults
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Career Coaching
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors -
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Gay Men's Psychology Specialist
  • Imago
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Positive Psychology
  • Strength-Based
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Links

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Professional Connections

Ken Howard is not your typical therapist. He is thoughtful, sharp, and worldly, and has a unique ability to motivate people. He is also a gifted speaker and has a remarkably calming presence. When I need to go to the well for a referral, Ken sits right at the top.
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Jason Sackett, LCSW, PCC, CEAP
Clinical Social Work/Therapist

Ken Howard is a distinguished psychotherapist, professor, and LGBTQ advocate who served as my clinical supervisor and mentor for over two years. Over these past few years Ken coached me to invest in myself and exercise my self worth enriching my own self development while also providing stellar clinical and theoretical oversight helping me to develop my clinical skills. Ken's passion for his practice and his clients mirrors his advocacy for LGBTQ equality, and I am happy to say I flourished as a clinician under his guidance.
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Mr. Cory Schneider, MA, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist

Last Modified: 6 Jun 2021
Gay Therapy LA (Ken Howard, LCSW, CST), MSW, LCSW, CST, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Los Angeles

Gay Therapy LA (Ken Howard, LCSW, CST)

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CST