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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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Happy POP! (Post-Orlando Pride)

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In this confusing time, after Orlando and before San Diego Pride, what do we stand for? As an LGBT community, what do we want to tell the world? Four things come to mind: We will not go back, we will move forward into equality in…

How to Grieve

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As the tragedy in Orlando continues to unfold, I find myself asking:   How do you grieve for someone you don’t know? How do you grieve when the situation keeps changing? How do you grieve when it’s all so confusing?   I have written this…

Does God Hate Me?

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Dear Michael: I am a 27-year-old gay man who only recently came out.  I was married for a few years and that was just to shut my family up.  My problem is that my dad is a minister and I was raised in the church from childhood…

Retire, but don’t quit

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I am turning 63 this year, and am being increasingly asked by friends: “When are you going to retire?” It’s a fair question, since AARP started sending me membership cards 13 years’ ago. In my case, I don’t want to retire because I really like…

The Double Testosterone Marriage

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I am pleased to report that I have recently signed a contract to publish my new book “The Double Testosterone Marriage: Monogamy or Open Relationship?” with Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. I will turn in the manuscript in September and the book should be published early next year….

How to behave at a sex party

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Lately, I am getting quite a few questions from clients about sex parties that are apparently happening all over San Diego County. People ask me what I think about them, are they a good thing or a bad thing? Should they stay away from them…

Feeling younger – growing older

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Some of us spend a lot of time and money to look younger than we are. We want to convince other people that we’re not our biological age. While this can be an amusing – and expensive – game, it seems to me that we’re…

What do I do with all this Grief?

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Dear Michael: I am a 49-year-old bisexual woman whose 17-year-old son just killed himself. I still can’t believe it. My husband, my girlfriend and I are all in shock; we didn’t see it coming. He was my youngest child and I thought he was doing…