Gay Therapy LA (Ken Howard, LCSW)

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW

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Gay Therapy LA (Ken Howard, LCSW)

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW


Location

Offers video and phone sessions

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

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Announcement icon During the COVID-19 crisis, I offer phone and webcam sessions.
As the Founder of GayTherapyLA, I have over 28 years experience as specialist in therapy and sex therapy for gay men. I help you overcome challenges, setbacks, barriers, and losses in life, to heal and thrive again. I also teach graduate courses in psychotherapy practice and LGBT issues at USC. Working together, I help you overcome challenges such as depression, anxiety, trauma, job stress, career plan, dating/relationship skills, sexual dysfunction, and substance issues, as well as building a better relationship with your partner. In-person and phone/webcam sessions available. Weekend sessions available with my associates.
Unlike most therapists, I am also a trained sex therapist specializing in gay men. I help individuals and couples with regular therapy challenges, but I also provide sex therapy to help with sexual dysfunction such as erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, delayed ejaculation, affirmative kink and BDSM, and sexual behaviors that feel out of control.
Sessions are available with me Monday through Friday, in the office or via phone/webcam, and on weekends from my associate clinicians. For a free, 15-minute phone consultation, call/text 310-339-5778 or email Ken@GayTherapyLA.com. You might also enjoy reading some of the dozens of blog articles available at GayTherapyLA.com.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $175 - $270
  • 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: 28 Years
  • School: University of Southern California
  • Year Graduated: 1994
  • License and State: LCS18290 California

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

Gay Therapy LA (Ken Howard, LCSW)'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 video and phone sessions

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Gay
  • Sex Therapy
  • Men's Issues
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Coaching
  • Career Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Drug Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • 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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Last Modified: 21 Aug 2020
Gay Therapy LA (Ken Howard, LCSW), MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Los Angeles

Gay Therapy LA (Ken Howard, LCSW)

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW