Ken Howard, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Los Angeles
As the founder and director of GayTherapyLA, I have over 25 years experience specializing almost exclusively in meeting the unique therapy and coaching needs of gay men, as individuals and couples. I help you overcome challenges, setbacks, barriers, and losses, to heal and thrive again. As a member of the faculty of the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work at USC, I teach graduate courses in evidence-based psychotherapy practice. I help you overcome challenges like depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual issues, and addiction recovery, as well as LGBT-affirmative relationship counseling or career coaching. Immediate openings often available.
In a gay-affirmative context, I help you: Resolve conflicts with others. Become liberated from burdensome addictions. Learn new and effective dating and social skills. Manage depression, anxiety, anger, OCD, trauma, etc. Improve satisfaction in your career, relationships and sex life. Cope with living with a disability or medical condition.
Sessions are available Monday through Friday, in the office or via phone/webcam. For your free, 15-minute phone consultation, call/text 310-339-5778 or email You might also enjoy reading some of the dozens of blog articles available at Sliding scale fees available.
Call or Email Ken Howard for a free phone consultation now - (310) 905-8997


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: University of Southern California
  • Year Graduated: 1994
  • License No. and State: LCS18290 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $150 - $250
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Receipts Provided for PPO Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

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

Ken Howard'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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  • Gay
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues


  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Consulting on Diversity and LGBT Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Drug Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Substance Abuse
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Alternative Languages: Some Spanish


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Imago
  • Life Coaching
  • Men's Psychology Specialist
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relationship/Career Counseling


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group


  • Video Counseling
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2017
Ken Howard, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Los Angeles

Ken Howard

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW