Arlen Keith Leight


Arlen Keith Leight, LCSW, PhD is a licensed psychotherapist and board certified clinical sexologist with 20 years experience.

Clinical Social Worker in Rancho Mirage, CA

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  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Group

About My Clients

My clinical expertise focuses on marriage, relationship and intimacy counseling for gay men.

My Background and Approach

I received my Bachelors in Psychology from The Johns Hopkins University, my Masters in Psychiatric Social Work from The Catholic University of America, and my Doctorate in Clinical Sexology from The American Academy of Clinical Sexologists at Maimonides University. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California (LCSW79108), Florida, Massachusetts and Washington, DC. In addition to my private counseling practice, I am an Assistant Professor at the American Academy of Clinical Sexologists. I have lectured extensively on intimacy and relationship issues, and have taught at Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University School of Medicine, The Catholic University of America and The University of Maryland. I have received nationally acclaimed recognition for my work with gay male couples and I am the author of the book Sex Happens: The Gay Man’s Guide to Creative Intimacy.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

My background and training are grounded in traditional psychotherapy, but I use various powerful and contemporary approaches tailored to the particular personalities, circumstances and needs of the couple or man I am caring for. I am focused on here-and-now solutions, but I am also all about connecting with your feelings and emotions. I work with you to develop a trusting, safe, nonjudgmental and comfortable environment to explore issues and resolve problems. My years of working with gay male intimacy issues as well as my doctoral training in sexology will help you to feel totally safe and comfortable sharing the more private details of your life and your relationships. The deepening integrity of the therapeutic relationship will allow you (and your partner) to remove barriers and blocks to richer and more rewarding intimate connections. You will feel cared for and cared about in my hands. My philosophy is “no one cares how much you know until they know how much you care.”

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Medicare
I have experience with the following
  • Buddhism
  • Judaism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 22 years of practice


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25 Lake Shore Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
2200 South Ocean Lane
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33316

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