Abuse / Survivors of Abuse

Years in Practice

10 years +


Los Angeles CA 90048 - United States



Additional Expertise

Author, Business Coach, Career Coach, Career Counselor, Consultant, Dating Coach, Health Coach, Life Coach, Marriage/Couples Counselor, Mentor, Money Coach, Personal Development Coach, Sex Coach, Sex Educator, Sex Therapist, Social Worker, Speaker/Presenter, Wellness Coach, YourTango Expert Partner

I Practice in

All areas, please inquire

I Believe

Helping you close the gap between how life IS, and how you would like it to be, in important areas of your life such as relationships, sex, career, health, mental health, finances, family, community, and spirituality.  Self-empowerment: have the life you want

About Ken Howard

Many clients seek me out because I am an openly gay, openly HIV-positive, licensed psychotherapist, and they want to talk with someone who really understands gay men's issues from a professional and a personal perspective.

I have been a specialist in gay men's issues, helping individuals and couples, practicing gay-affirmative therapy for over 22 years.  I am in full-time private practice in Los Angeles (near West Hollywood and Beverly Hills), and I teach part-time for the USC School of Social Work, graduate MSW program, for courses in advanced clinical practice. 

Beyond the gay men's cultural issues, I help clients with problems related to depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD/ADD, PTSD, bipolar disorder, and personality disorders, as well as coaching for relationships, sex, assertive communication, anger management, recovery from addictions, building/managing a business, and (since I work in Los Angeles) supporting self-employed creative professionals in the entertainment industry (actors, writers, singers, models, designers, producers, etc.) to do their best work and cultivate their best success. 

I "walk my talk", and I live and work in the same community that I serve.  But because gay-affirmative therapists can be rare outside of large cities, I also provide therapy sessions via phone or Skype to clients in other towns/cities in California, and provide coaching services to people who live outside of California, or anywhere in the world. 

I am in my office Monday through Friday, and I have several clinical staff associates who offer sessions on the weekends (Saturday and Sunday), who use many of my techniques and work under my employment and supervision.  These include both gay and straight professionals. 

Ken Howard Success Stories

City Official


“Ken has participated as a panelist at a number of City of West Hollywood events including a community forum addressing issues around Crystal Methamphetamine at the annual Gay Men’s Forum. The City has been fortunate to have Ken take part at these events, as he brings a great amount of expertise to the table as a therapist and coach. He is a pleasure to work with, is always very professional and is highly respected in the community.” – CR, City of West Hollywood

Straight Female Colleague


“Ken is a true asset to any dynamic in which he participates. When working with Ken, I find it to be a positive collaboration with an exchange of substantive ideas. He is very perceptive and has a gift for articulating nuances and finding ways to guide you in a nurturing and intelligent way.” – CL, certified financial planner

Grateful Gay Male Client

Gay men

“Ken is a consummate professional, combining the best in common sense, practical business coaching, and a solid grounding in evidence-based psychotherapy. There are few of his ilk. I have become a better and more secure manager of my own life with his help. I recommend him to friends, particularly gay professionals who seek improved personal and interpersonal skills and business acumen. Ken wears both hats with considerable skill and warmth.”  — K.E., gay male corporate CEO

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