Ken Howard

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW

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Ken Howard, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Los Angeles
(310) 905-8997 Website

Ken Howard

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW


Location

GayTherapyLA
566 S San Vicente Blvd
Suite 103
Los Angeles, California 90048
(310) 905-8997

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This location is easily accessible from:

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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 Ken@GayTherapyLA.com. You might also enjoy reading some of the dozens of blog articles available at GayTherapyLA.com. Sliding scale fees available.

Qualifications

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

Finances

  • 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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Location

GayTherapyLA
566 S San Vicente Blvd
Suite 103
Los Angeles, California 90048
(310) 905-8997

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Gay
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
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
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Alternative Languages: Some Spanish
Age
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
Categories
  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Imago
  • Life Coaching
  • Men's Psychology Specialist
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relationship/Career Counseling
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Video/Skype
  • Video Counseling

Professional Connections

Jonathan Lynch, MA, LMFT
Jonathan Lynch, MA, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 17 years
Ms. Casey Weitzman, MA, LMFT
Ms. Casey Weitzman, MA, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Classmate, known for 12 years
Dr. Constance Hammen, PhD
Dr. Constance Hammen, PhD
Psychologist Classmate, known for 4 years
Ms. Kimberly Wong, LCSW, DCSW
Ms. Kimberly Wong, LCSW, DCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Classmate, known for 26 years
Dr. Michael Kaltenbach, DSW, LCSW
Dr. Michael Kaltenbach, DSW, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Classmate, known for 13 years
Mr. Nick Holt, MSW, LCSW
Mr. Nick Holt, MSW, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Colleague, known for 4 years
Dr. Helen Nedelman, PsyD, LCSW
Dr. Helen Nedelman, PsyD, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Colleague, known for 25 years
Mr. Andrew Merrell, MA, LMFT
Mr. Andrew Merrell, MA, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist Colleague, known for 4 years
Mr. Matthew (Mateo) Keller, MA, MFTI
Mr. Matthew (Mateo) Keller, MA, MFTI
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate Classmate, known for 1 years
Ken Howard is an experienced and caring therapist.
Dr. Helen Nedelman, PsyD, LCSW
Dr. Helen Nedelman, PsyD, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Colleague, known for 25 years
Mr. Nick Holt, MSW, LCSW
Mr. Nick Holt, MSW, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Colleague, known for 4 years
Nick Holt, LCSW, is a consummate professional with an exceptionally keen ability to know and apply effective, evidence-based therapeutic interventions that help real people with real problems, in sound, ethical, productive ways. He combines state-of-the-art skills with compassion, humor, and a caring demeanor that puts everyone at ease. Simply top-notch therapy services for anyone in need.

Links

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

Ken Howard

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW