Anxiety & Stress Increase In States That Ban Gay Marriage

Stress decreases in states that pass same sex marriage laws. Should that be surprising? Gay marriage improves everybody’s life, straight, gay or otherwise. A study published in American Journal of Public Health by Columbia University shows that LGBT people, in states that passed defense of marriage laws banning gay marriage, saw increased mental health problems. […]

Attention Deficit Disorder — 5 Ways To Succeed And Win

Attention Deficit Disorder is not a disorder that only affects straight people. I have several gay clients who also struggle with the symptoms of ADHD. I think it’s important that gay men also consider whether they suffer from this increasingly common ailment. As a group we already struggle to find meaningful healthy relationships and attention […]

Why Gay Men Hate Their Body Image Too

Bad body image is not a plight reserved for heterosexual women. (This article was republished in the Huffington Post) “I am so sick of my body. I lift weights every day; I eat protein shakes and do everything my trainer says … and I’m still too skinny!” I pause wondering how to respond. His body […]

Gay Cure Therapy: Illegal In California, Immoral Everywhere

Gay Cure Therapy Is Torture. Why you don’t have to choose between God and homosexuality. California recently became the first state in the nation to ban conversion or “gay cure therapy” for LGBT people. This good news has caused me to remember my own coming out process and how difficult that was. I came out of the closet as a gay man when […]

Reparative Therapy | Dr. Oz Show Irresponsibly Frames “Ex Gay” Topic

Reparative Therapy — Dr. Oz gets it wrong! Perhaps Dr. Oz hasn’t fully unearthed his own internalized homophobia yet. GLAAD, PFLAG and GLSEN all contest his episode on reparative therapy. See on Do you have any experience with reparative therapy? If so, share your experience below. I’ll do my best to respond in a […]

Gay Cure Therapy: Illegal In Cali, Immoral Everywhere

You don’t have to choose between God and homosexuality California recently became the first state in the nation to ban reparative or conversion therapy for LGBT people. This good news has caused me to remembert my own coming out process and how difficult that was. I came out of the closet as a gay man when I was 36 years old. […]

How To Ruin Your Gay Child’s Life — Kirk Cameron Knows How

Gay Child — Homophobic Parent — A Destructive Combination! Kirk Cameron Would be a Bad Parent for a Gay Child Kirk Cameron may have won the homophobe of the year award for 2012. I was asked by to write an article responding to Kirk Cameron’s homophobic remarks on CNN last week regarding LGBT people and […]

Stress — 21st Century Life is stressful!

Stress Less And Help Success Psychotherapy & Professional & Personal Coaching by Larry Cappel, Your Denver Counseling Stress a big part of your life? Anxious? Depressed? Do you feel that your moods are dictating how you respond at home or at work? Fulfillment and genuine self-esteem are possible! Call today!

In Gay Relationship There’s a Perceived Value in “Being Normal”

What is “normal” in gay relationship according to psychology? Our best leaders were mentally ill. Dr. Nassir Ghaemi, who runs the Mood Disorders Program at Tufts Medical Center in Boston has published a new book that makes the case that many of humanities best leaders were actually mentally ill. In order to agree on who […]