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Ken Howard, LCSW, CST

LCSW, CST Ken Howard, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, CST, Inc.
Accepted insurances: Completed "superbills" provided

Introduction

Welcome! I am Ken Howard, LCSW, CST, the founder of GayTherapyLA.com. I have over 30 years of experience as gay men's specialist therapist, but I also serve the broader LGBT community and others. According to research, I am now the most experienced gay men's specialist therapist and coach (individuals and couples) in the United States. I am an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, and I am poly/kink affirmative. I am also certified as a Psychiatric Social Worker, including training in helping those with chronic disorders such as Major Depression, Generalized Anxiety, PTSD, OCD, ADD/ADHD, and Panic Disorder. I live in the same community I work in, among gay men in the Los Angeles/West Hollywood area in California, but I provide therapy to local clients in an office and all over California (via Telehealth) and coaching services to clients in other states and abroad. I am a graduate of both UCLA (BA) and USC (MSW), and I'm an Adjunct Associate Professor at USC, teaching courses in evidence-based psychotherapy, Couples Therapy, and LGBT issues. I am the author of the books "Self-Empowerment: Have the Life You Want!" and "Positive Outlook: Collected Essays for Living Successfully with HIV" (as I have, for 30 years in 2020), as well as hundreds of blog articles at GayTherapyLA.com/blog and podcasts ("The Gay Therapy LA with Ken Howard, LCSW, CST", "Have The Life You Want," and "Get Gayme." Services are available with me, or with my Associate Clinicians.

GENDER Male
PRONOUNS He/Him/His
RACE & ETHNICITY White

Highlights

  • Accepting new clients
  • Available on nights & weekends
  • Offers free consultation
  • In-person & telehealth appointments
  • Accepts online payments

Licenses

  • LCSW #LCS18290 (CA)
  • CST #1347199 (IL)

Services

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Gay Men
  • LGBTQIA+

Focus areas

  • Sex Therapy
  • Career Counseling
  • Life Coaching
  • ADD/ADHD
  • PTSD
  • Abuse Survivors

Treatment approaches

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Coaching
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential

In-network

  • Completed "superbills" provided

Appointment types

Individuals
Couples
Coaching

Population focus

Communities

  • People with Disabilities
  • Vegetarian/Vegan
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Recovery

Age groups

  • Young Adults (18-24)
  • Adults (24+)
  • Elders (65+)

Languages

  • English

Faiths

  • Agnostic
  • Atheist
  • Pagan
  • Interfaith
  • Jewish

Fees & Insurance

Fees

  • Individual Psychotherapy - Ken $270
  • Couples/Conjoint Psychotherapy - Ken $290
  • Individual Coaching - Ken $270
  • Relationship Coaching - Ken $270
  • Expert Witness - Ken $400
  • Organizational Consulting - Ken $300

Accepted insurance

  • Completed "superbills" provided

Locations

Ken Howard LCSW CST - Commercial Office Site
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Ken Howard LCSW CST - Home Office for Telehealth
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Frequently asked questions

Is Ken Howard, LCSW, CST accepting new clients and do they offer online appointment requests? Ken Howard, LCSW, CST is currently accepting new clients but has not enabled online booking.
Does Ken Howard, LCSW, CST offer telehealth appointments? Ken Howard, LCSW, CST does offer telehealth appointments.
What areas does Ken Howard, LCSW, CST specialize in? Ken Howard, LCSW, CST specializes in the following areas: Abuse Survivors, ADD/ADHD, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Body Image Disorders, Career Counseling, Compulsive Behavior, Depression, Gender Identity, HIV/AIDS, LGBTQIA+, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, Loneliness, Men's Issues, Open Relationships/Polyamory, PTSD, Self Esteem, Sex Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Transgender Issues, Trauma, and Kink/Diverse Sexualities.

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