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Psychotherapy and Coaching Services for Men:

Thrive in Every Aspect of Your Life, at Every Phase of Life

Do you want to take charge of your life?

The Men's Life Skills Center is a comprehensive, multi-service, life skills enhancement resource for men — gay, straight, and bisexual — who want to make the most of their lives and careers.  We serve men at every phase of life: adolescence, young adulthood, mid-life, retirement.  We help you solve the problems, challenges, and stressors that keep you from being at your best, at home and at work. 

The Men's Life Skills Center is a group practice of Master's-level professionals in psychology or clinical social work, licensed or license-eligible, providing psychotherapy and a range of coaching services from a male-oriented psychological perspective.  We provide a unique, comprehensive approach that currently no other group practice offers, because we focus on the needs of men.  While other group practices focus on women's needs as wives, mothers, and professionals, we understand that men have unique needs in the roles of boyfriend/husband, father, professional, and community leader.  Too often, men's needs in therapy and coaching are under-recognized in a one-size-fits-all approach.  There are psychological, developmental, cultural, and social aspects to men's challenges that need a specific approach.  At the Men's Life Skills Center, our staff's expertise specifically in men's psychology is used to help you.

We offer more than therapy and coaching for men; our services include traditional individual, couple, and group psychotherapy; life, career, business, and executive coaching; case management and resource coordination/linkage; organizational and media consulting; addiction recovery services for men (including our exclusive and unique approach to treating sexual issues that others like to call "sex addiction treatment", but which we call "Sexual Self-Empowerment"), and seminars/workshops on today's hot topics that matter to you the most. 

All services are individualized and coordinated among a team of highly-skilled mental health professionals and other healthcare service providers who represent the best of their respective fields.





The Men's Life Skills Center is for you if:

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  • You want therapy or coaching that is an active, collaborative, interactive relationship
  • You want help not just for your mind/emotions, but with your body, nutrition, fitness, finances, home organization, and all aspects of thriving in life                    
  • You're facing a health challenge such as HIV, cancer, diabetes, MS, sports injury, accident, or combat trauma, and want emotional and practical support in addition to medical care
  • You want to augment your individual therapy with a group experience with like-minded guys with similar problems to yours
  • You are a guy, straight or gay, who is looking for individual therapy from a therapist who is an expert in men's psychology, for help on everything from depression, to anxiety, OCD, PTSD, ADD, Panic Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Agoraphobia, Social Anxiety, or other challenges                      
  • You've been labeled a "sex addict" by others, and you want an alternative model to this kind of blaming/shaming thinking, but still want to get help for sexual difficulties
  • You're a veteran and want a clinician with expertise in the unique needs of military veterans and their families  
  • You want to feel validated for men's unique needs in relationships that other therapists sometimes don't understand
  • You're in a relationship and looking for couples counseling to reduce conflict, and increase emotional/sexual satisfaction
  • You're single and you want to improve your dating skills to find a partner/spouse, and would like coaching on how to do it
  • You're an adolescent (or the parent of one) and need support for learning the skills you need to get the independence you want
  • You're a new retiree, and you want help for finding meaning, purpose, challenge, and reward in your life
  • You're an executive who wants to maximize your leadership and effectiveness in balancing professional with personal needs

For more information about each of our services in detail, see the Services tab, above, and select the ones you're most curious about.

With our staff of therapists, coaches, and consultants, we help you identify and respond to any of these challenges, with a focused and comprehensive plan, custom-tailored to you, to change your life for the better. You feel more free, empowered, and confident in taking care of yourself and the people around you who need your support. We work together to help you develop the skills you need to be at your best.

For more information or for a free, 15-minute phone consultation, or to make an intake appointment, call Ken Howard, LCSW, Executive Director, at 310-339-5778 or email  


With services 7 days a week, it’s convenient to get the help you need!

From career coaching to individual therapy, couples therapy, and other services to support your mind, body, and spirit, the Men's Life Skills Center has support for everything you need to succeed in life.

  • Professional, credentialed, Master's-level staff in a variety of clinical disciplines (psychology, social work, and others)
  • The guidance and help you need to look, feel, and perform at your best
  • Confidential, private, and customized services


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