Rik Isensee, LCSW
For over thirty years, Rik has been helping gay men and gay couples:
Solve conflicts and feel more connected in gay relationships.
Recover from abuse and self-defeating behavior.
Thrive in the face of life’s transitions!
See links to gay positive therapy, gay couples counseling, gay recovery, and gay life coaching below! Along with some counters to ex-gay claims, and Rik’s blog. Check out his gay self-help books by clicking on the covers, above
Gay Positive Therapy
Gay positive therapy assumes that same-sex attraction is a natural orientation. While we may have various issues we need to deal with, including the impact of homophobic attitudes from our families and the surrounding culture, the fact that we’re gay is not a focus of therapeutic change.
Gay Couples Therapy
Successful resolution of conflict in gay couples counseling can help you feel more connected, and re-ignite the love that brought you together in the first place!
Many gay men have suffered from family abuse; homophobic churches and schools; alcohol and substance abuse; and self-defeating behaviors. Learn how to recover from all kinds of abuse, and reclaim your life!
Gay Life Coaching
Gay Life Coaching helps you identify and maximize your strengths in pursuit of goals that serve your core values!
Countering Ex-Gay Claims
There is no scientific evidence for treatment or prevention of a gay sexual orientation. Attempts to change sexual orientation are based on misguided assumptions about the nature of sexual development. Many religious concerns have been addressed by gays within their own religious traditions.
Rik’s Gay Therapist blog!
Hey, welcome to my new blog! I’ll be posting occasional updates here, which you can subscribe to through my rss feed. Welcoming thoughtful comments about gay-related issues: gay therapy, gay recovery from homophobic abuse and bullying, countering ex-gay claims, gay marriage, gay midlife and aging, gay sexuality and dating.
GayTherapist named one of top 100 counseling sites!
gaytherapist.com has been named one of the top 100 counseling resources on the web. Click to see more, then the badge on the page that appears, and scroll down to Relationship Counseling, where Gay Therapist is # 12.
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