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When a gay man comes for psychotherapy, his identified issue is almost always going to be nested in the fact that growing up gay is fraught with deep personal suffering. In a world that is largely unprepared to guide a gay boy, self-inhibition is a navigational tool that he is likely to develop very early. Thus, your gay male client has been editing himself since childhood — though you may not see it and he may not realize it. There are few people with whom he can be his true self, few environments in which he can feel fully at…

Rick Miller LICSW

Rick is a clinical social worker in private practice in Boston and on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

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