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San Diego-based, California-licensed psychotherapist, assisting clients in achieving their goals and becoming the men and women they want to be.
San Diego Therapist, California-licensed psychotherapist,
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Codependence: When friendship goes bad

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Dear Michael,  For several years I was friends with someone. He ended it abruptly and refuses to talk to me. It’s no problem with me that he ended the friendship, but it’s been almost a year now and he’s still angry and hateful to me….

Making major life changes

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Dear Michael: I am a 19-year-old, newly-out lesbian who is moving to NYC for college, and I am scared shitless.  I?ve lived in SD all my life.  I am so nervous I?m sick to my stomach a lot now.  I leave in a month to…

Porn Detox

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To detox is to eliminate poisons from our system. Too much “junk sex”, like too much junk food, can also poison our system. From talking to my clients, it seems like there is an awful lot of porn-focused sex going on in the LGBT community….

Living Your Sexual Ethics

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Have you ever wondered how to live a life that is both sexually ethical and free of outdated notions about sex? I find the topic quite interesting: it comes up quite often in my psychotherapy office as I help my clients – both single and…

Questions To Ask Before Marriage

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This has been one of the most interesting columns I’ve ever written: I got to ask lots of happily- and formerly-married couples what questions they wish they had asked their future husband/wife before they got married. Boy, I got some really interesting answers! I also…

When You’re New in Town

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Dear Michael: I am a new guy in town and feeling very lonely.  Don’t give me the usual advice “get out there and mingle and get involved” because I’ve heard this so often I’ll puke if I hear that line again.  What’s wrong with all the guys…

Mr. Faithful

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Dear Michael:   I was in a long-term relationship that recently ended.  I was faithful to my boyfriend and (to my knowledge) he was faithful to me.  Now that I’m single, I am meeting all these gay men in “committed” relationships who just want to have sex with…

Scared of the gym?

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First off, I’ll admit to a bias here:  I have been going to gyms for over 30 years’ now and I like working out there. I’ll also admit that I have no connection (business or otherwise) to any gyms, so this isn’t a thinly-disgused PR piece for…