Ken Howard, LCSW

Ken Howard, LCSW Follow

LGBT affirmative therapist/coach. Gay men’s specialist/sex therapist. Founder, GayTherapyLA.com, 27 years.310-339-5778 Free blog articles/appt info:

http://www.gaytherapyla.com/

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Hey! Not one, but TWO new episodes of my podcast are up:  Episode 13: “The Value of a F—- Buddy for Gay Men”; and Episode 14: “Advice for Younger Gay Men: 12 Tips to Improve Your Life, Now and Later”. Check them out wherever you get podcasts: “Gay Therapy LA with Ken Howard, LCSW” 😀. Your comments, reviews (🙏🏻), and suggestions are always welcome!
#gaypodcast #gaypodcaster #podcast #podcasthost #gaytherapy #gaytherapyla #gaylife #gaylifecoaching #gaylongdistancerelationship #gayfriendwithbenefits #gayadvice #gaydaddy #gayboy
As you face this Monday, focus on resilience.  I love this song; music and inspiring lyrics can lift us up.  We are stronger than we think.  They haven’t seen the last of you yet.  Just wait. 
#cher #resilience #emotionalresilience #powerballad #mondaymotivation #mondayblues #sing #empowerment
When I’m not working as a therapist as the founder of #GayTherapyLA, or at the gym with #chadcrousefitness , I’m often working on my full-length musical comedy, “On the Boulevard” (formerly called “PygMALEon”), which is a modern re-musicalization of George Bernard Shaw’s play, “Pygmalion”, upon which “My Fair Lady” was based.  The title refers to #santamonicaboulevard in West Hollywood, where the show takes place.  I have written the music and lyrics, and I co-wrote the book with Malcom Heenman.  Throughout, I have collaborated the concept with the amazing #stuartwood, who did the arrangements, orchestrations, and musical direction.  We are preparing a concert version to debut at the #skiptownplayhouse in LA later this year, starring the incredible #michaeldelia as “Eli Dillingham”. In this modern version, instead of a London flower girl trying to gain notoriety learning to speak like a lady with help from an expert phonetician, Eli is an obese gay young man from Ohio, who transforms into a hunk actor for superhero movies, under the guidance of celebrity personal fitness trainer, Robert Riggins.

We have a Facebook fan page and you can hear some songs (including some that were cut in the process) on SoundCloud.com/kbhmsw. 
Exciting and challenging and fun process! Many thanks to all involved in bringing the show to life!

#broadway #broadwaymusicals #broadwaymusical #broadwaymusic #composer #lyricist #musicaltheatre #musicals #personaltrainer #pygmalion #georgebernardshaw #gaytherapyla #superheroes #superheromovie #westhollywoodnightlife #westhollywood
Many of you might not be aware of my self-help book from 2013.  If you’re interested, it’s available on Amazon or direct from Lulu.  It’s not gay-specific, but it’s more of a general self-help book on supporting the domains of your life, such as mental health, health, finances, community, and spirituality. It’s your “portable therapist“! #selfhelpbooks #therapist #mentalhealth #gaylifecoaching #gaytherapyla #gaytherapist #author #gaydaddy #psychology #clinicalsocialwork #selfempowerment
I love #showtunes. My mentor, the late Michael Shernoff, LCSW, a gay men’s specialist therapist in New York for over 30 years, said that “there is a show tune for every occasion“. I believe this is true! This quote, from the classic musical, “Mame”, with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, featured a song that to live your best life you “open a new window“ every day. Did you do that today? What was special about your day? Try to find something, and you will be smiling the same young smile you had as a child, even on the last day of your life.

#auntiemame #mame #jerryherman #broadwaymusical #gaymen #gaydaddy #gaytherapy #gaytherapyla #instagay #lifeisabanquet #inspirationalquotes
Maybe this saying is not scientifically true, but the point is to be aware and mindful about how you are influenced by others. Do you surround yourself with people that you can learn from, receive emotional support from, and whom you can trust? Or, are you around people who bring out the worst sides of you? Your self doubt? Your laziness? Your intolerance? Make a list of the people that you spend the most time with, and put a plus sign next to the ones who are particularly positive, and a negative sign next to the ones who are particularly negative. Then, make a point of spending more time with the + people and watch what happens over the next few months. 
#therapy #socialsupport #gaymen #gaydaddy #gaytherapy #gaytherapyla #instagay #positiveinfluence #gaylifecoach #gaysextherapist
I’m now taking suggestions for topics or questions to answer in upcoming blog articles and podcast episodes. What would you like to see me address?

#gaytherapyla #gaytherapist #gayrelationship #gayrelationship #instagay #westhollywood #gayboy #gaydaddy #gaylife🌈 #gaylifecoaching #kinktherapist #gaysextherapist #gaylosangeles
Off to Denver for the Sexual Health Alliance conference.  One more step on the way to being an AASECT-certified Sex Therapist. (You can’t see below, but I’m wearing my oxblood red leather cargo pants that match my tie...) #gaytherapyla #gaytherapist #gaydaddy #gear365 #gear365leather #leatherman #sextherapy #sextherapist
Blog article coming soon on why misandry is not the answer nor the solution to toxic masculinity or misogyny. 
#nomisandry #toxicmasculinity #violentwomen #malevictims #malevictimsofviolence #femaleperpetrators
A very wet me on the dock of a lake in New Hampshire on vacation seeing family.  Now 5 generations at the lake! 
#vacation #gaydaddy #newhampshirelakes
Same sister from the previous “man on the moon” photo, just 50 years later ❤️ #siblings #bigsister #summervacation2019
My sister and I looking up to see if we can see the man on the moon, July 20, 1969. 
#moonlanding #apollo1150thanniversary #apollo11anniversary #bigsister #littlebrother #nasa #arlingtonvirginia #50thanniversarymoonlanding