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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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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…

My Girlfriend talks too Much

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Dear Doctor Kimmel: My new girlfriend talks too much.  She just never shuts up.  I like her a lot in other ways and she is great in bed, intelligent and adores me.  How do I tell her (or do I)?  She’s driving me nuts and I’m about to lose…

Grindr, Facebook and the New Image Culture

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The power of images, specifically, photos, is not to be underestimated. With apps like Grindr and Facebook, many of us interact less-and-less with people face-to-face. We don’t hear their voice, see how they move or observe them with their friends. Instead, we see images of…

Taking a Chance on Happiness

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Everybody I know says that they want to be happy and it sounds like a pretty normal thing, but rarely do we explore what happiness is and how we can get there. Happiness is often defined as some perfect combination of pleasure, joy, exhilaration, bliss,…

How to Stay Single and Still Love Yourself

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I like to read foreign newspapers on-line.  They give me different points of view.  In the Sunday (London) Times, reporter Joseph Dunn wrote, “There comes a point in every adult’s life when he or she must check out of Guyland…This is the place in a man’s life…

Perfectionism: The Endless Report Card

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Do you feel like you’re always judging/critiquing/ evaluating yourself? Are you afraid to do something you may not be good at? Are you afraid to take risks? Congratulations! You’re probably a perfectionist. The good news: perfectionists are made, not born. It is a learned set…

Lift Others as You Climb

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Advertising urges us to see aging as a failure. This is where role models and mentoring come in. When I was a young man, I saw very few older men or women who had lives that looked appealing. I’m sure they were out there, I…

Reinventing Marriage

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Now, no matter what state we live in, move to or visit, our same-sex marriages are legal. Hooray! This has been a long time coming. As a therapist and someone who has conducted numerous workshops on same-sex relationships in the past few years, many LGBT…

Cheaters

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Dear Michael: I never thought it would happen to me, but here I am, in a relationship with a cheater. I didn’t know he was sleeping with other guys, but I started to notice too many things that were weird and he then started being…