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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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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…

Dating, Hanging Out and Hooking Up

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Dating: the word sounds ancient, doesn’t it? Instead, we usually hear “hooking up”, a phrase that sounds pretty meaningless and shallow, or “hanging out”, a terribly vague description of spending time together. All of this leads me to ask the question: Is Dating Dead? Dating…

How to Choose a Therapist

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Recently, I got an email from a guy who said: “A friend of mine told me that he was tired of hearing me complain all the time about the same problems over and over and that I should see a therapist. I’ve never gone to…