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Douglas G. Sadownick, Ph.D. 
Hollywood, CA 
323-897-1012
[email protected]

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My Background & Experience

I was born in the Bronx, New York, and attended Columbia College for a B.A. in English, and NYU for graduate work in English. I moved to Los Angeles to become a journalist for the L.A. Weekly and L.A. Times, and helped open and run Highways Performance Art Space for a decade. I wrote two books, Sacred Lips of the Bronx (St. Martin’s Press, 1994), and the social history book, Sex Between Men: An Intimate History of the Sex Lives of Gay Men, Postwar to Prese nt.

Fairly soon after arriving in Los Angeles, I entered gay-affirmative therapy and was introduced to the notion of facing my “shadow,” and transforming unfinished family business into experiences of greater selfhood, strength, love and creativity. I returned to school to receive an M.A. in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University and a Ph.D. at Pacifica Graduate Institute. I wrote a dissertation on the idea of philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche as a forerunner of what we today might call “gay soul-making.”

In 2005, I founded the Antioch LGBT Specialization in Clinical Psychology and, in 2011, Colors LGBTQ Youth Counseling Center.
Over the last year, I have been the moderator for the Gay-Centered Inner Work Club during the first Saturday of every month at Plummer Park, which focuses on same-sex love and racial justice issues.
My interests have been widening to include issues faced by people of color and women.

Contact Me

Office Location

Affirmative Psychotherapy, Dr Douglas Sadownick

Availability

Primary

Monday:

7:00 pm-11:00 pm

Tuesday:

4:00 am-10:00 pm

Wednesday:

3:00 pm-10:00 pm

Thursday:

3:00 pm-11:00 pm

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

12:00 pm-4:00 PM

Sunday:

10:00 AM-12:00 PM