Coming Out Straight
Gay Children Straight Parents

Coming Out Straight: Understanding and Healing Homosexuality CD Series

Available in 15-disc CD Series, Hardbound, and 2nd Edition Paperback

This CD Series Is For:

  -  those who struggle with SSA

  -  those who have loved ones with SSA
  -  therapists and ministry leaders looking to help those with SSA

In this groundbreaking Coming Out Straight CD/MP3 teaching series read and taught by Richard Cohen, you will learn about the potential causes of same-sex attraction, the four stages of healing unwanted SSA, and guidance for family members and friends. Laced throughout the CD/MP3 series are powerful stories of transformation, some read by Cohen and others presented by the men and women themselves.

This landmark CD Series contains new information about the process of change, new insights about the meaning and causes of SSA and new stories of transformation. A bonus disc is included with tracks from the Counselor Training Program on: Causes and solutions for masturbation; How to share about one's SSA with straight friends and family members; Healing power of healthy touch; and Preparing for dating.

Praise for Coming Out Straight

"In this self-help book, ex-gay psychotherapist Cohen writes for gays and lesbians who want to transition to heterosexuality. His comprehensive, well-written, well-organized, and heavily referenced guide views homosexuality as a symptom of disrupted affiliation with the same-sex parent and incomplete feelings of maleness/femaleness, building on the theories of Joseph Nicolosi and Elizabeth Moberly. Cohen's approach is sympathetic and rational and leans mostly on psychosocial factors, but he also assumes nondenominational religious affiliation." —The Library Journal, July 2001

"Richard Cohen shares his compelling personal story in which he journeys from homosexuality to a new life as husband and father. The transition has offered him valuable insights into the nature and healing of same-sex attractions." —Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, Author, Reparative Therapy of Male Homosexuality, President, National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality

"I strongly recommend Coming Out Straight for both homosexuals and heterosexuals. It is compassionately written with clarity and precision for those wishing to gain a deeper insight into the dynamics of homosexuality and for those struggling to change."   — Rabbi Samuel Rosenburg, LCSW, Clinical Director, JONAH (Jews Offering New Alternatives to Homosexuality)

Cost:  $56.95

Sale price: $49.95 (includes a bonus disc)
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Gay Children Straight Parents: A Plan For Family Healing CD Series

Available in 9-disc CD Series and Paperback


Gay Children, Straight Parents CD Series is presented by sexual reorientation therapist Richard Cohen, who lived a homosexual life and is now married with three children. Over the past 20 years, Cohen has helped hundreds of parents, family members and friends who have loved ones dealing with SSA.

You will find a powerful and effective 12-stage plan to create more loving and intimate relationships within the family and community. You will meet parents who share their wonderful stories of restored relationships and family healing as they help their SSA sons and daughters realize their heterosexual potential.


Gay Children, Straight Parents is a gift for the entire family, as well as for anyone who wishes to understand how to love SSA men and women. Clergy and ministry leaders will find this an invaluable resource. 


Praise for Gay Children Straight Parents


“Words cannot express our gratitude for the incredible enlightenment that we have received from Gay Children, Straight Parents. This book has changed the life of our family and helped our daughter heal from SSA.” —Michael & Elizabet


“I enthusiastically recommend Gay Children, Straight Parents as a must-read for every parent facing the difficult discovery of their child’s homosexuality. Richard’s compassionate approach relieves the stigma and shame often associated with a loved-one’s homosexual struggle.” —Janelle Hallman, LPC, Author, The Heart of Female Same-Sex Attraction


“It is with gratitude to Richard for filling so many voids in the world of healing same-sex attraction, and for his continuing leadership and distinctive insights, that I highly recommend this long-awaited text.” —Arthur Goldberg, Co-Director JONAH (Jews Offering New Alternatives to Homosexuality)


“This book helped us go from shock and disbelief to an understanding of what happened to our son who experiences same-sex attractions. It showed us how to develop an action plan to help heal the wounds of his heart … and gave us real hope.” —Bob & Sue


Cost:  $49.95

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Counselor Training Program: Assisting Those with Unwanted Same-Sex Attraction and Their Loved Ones

CD Series, Manual


16-Disc CD Series

and 180-page Manual


The first of its kind in the world!


Once a five-day training series, this groundbreaking and comprehensive therapeutic protocol is now available in CD Series, accompanied by a 180-page manual. The Counselor Training Program CD series is for therapists, clergy, ministry leaders, and coaches who wish to assist those who experience unwanted same-sex attraction (SSA) and their loved ones (family and friends).


Psychotherapist, educator, and author Richard Cohen has counseled and successfully helped hundreds of men and women transition from a homosexual to a heterosexual orientation over the past twenty-one years. Additionally, he has assisted hundreds of parents restore relationships with their SSA loved ones. In this landmark training series, he shares the “how to” of change.


You will find a comprehensive and systematic protocol with practical strategies for assisting clients and their loved ones in the healing process. 


Training includes:  

• Identifying the causes of same-sex attraction (SSA)

  Developing a comprehensive treatment plan for healing

• Using therapeutic strategies in each stage of treatment

• Creating affirmations for healthy gender identity

• Assisting clients in establishing healthy friendships and mentors

• Protocol for group therapy and support groups

• Preparing former SSA men and women for dating

• Psychodynamic therapeutic modalities for greater healing:

Focusing / Voice Dialogue / Bioenergetics / Psychodrama / Inner Child / Family Constellations / EMDR / Healing Body Image Wounds / Healthy Touch

• Working with families and the religious community

• Strategies for parents with SSA children

• Taking care of the caregiver to prevent burnout

• Socio-political issues of the gay rights movement


Endorsement from Peers


"The Counselor Training Program was delivered in an event co-sponsored with ABEO, JONAH and IHF in Northern Ireland. People attended from all over the world, and it was one of the best training events I have ever attended: clear, evidence-based, stimulating and pragmatic."  — Paul W. Miller M.D., BCh, BAO, DMH (Belfast), MRC Psych Consultant Psychiatrist, Managing Director, ABEO


"The Counselor Training Program presents a clear understanding about the causes and healing of unwanted same-sex attraction (SSA). The Program provides practical therapeutic strategies, drawn upon the accumulated wisdom of innumerable therapists, which effectively work in conjunction with Cohen's comprehensive treatment plan for healing. The practitioner will be exposed to a variety of psychodynamic modalities both for greater healing of the struggler and his or her family system."  —Arthur Goldberg, Co-Director, JONAH; Author, Light in the Closet: Torah, Homosexuality and the Power to Change


"Richard Cohen, with his keen sensitivity and ability to empower and transform lives, is just phenomenal. Being a part of the training, responding to, and helping persons with same-sex attractions has revolutionized and empowered my ministry tremendously. I now have a relentless passion to minister in a broader context in an effort to reach all. The content of this training was consistent with the Word, a courageous Work, and challenged my Will." —Pastor Anthony Moore, Carolina Missionary Baptist Church


Richard Cohen is also available to present the Counselor Training Program. If you would like to organize a Counselor Training Program in your area, please contact the office at (301) 805-6111.


CD Series and Manual

Retail Price: 499.95

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Lets Talk About Sex: 5-Disc CD Series

Available in CD Series, DVD and booklet form
Why do we do what we don't want to do? In the first section, Hurting People Hurt People, you will discover the truth about what drives your sexual and emotional behaviors. In the second section, Healing People Heal People, psychotherapist Richard Cohen provides simple and effective tools that will help change your life forever!
Some issues that you or your loved ones may be dealing with are: sex outside of marriage, compulsive masturbation, affairs and adultery, homosexual behavior, pornography/erotica, and addictions. All of these behaviors are not the problem. They are all symptoms of underlying issues.
Listen to this revolutionary recording to find the answers that you have been seeking, and practical solutions to change your life. Become the powerful son or daughter of God that you were meant to be!


Price: 5-Disc CD Set $35.00

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Healing Homosexuality CD Set: 5 CDs in Series

See descriptions below.

Price per CD: $15.00
Price for set: $50.00 (savings of $20)
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CD #1: Meaning and Causes

The underlying meaning and causes of homosexuality are presented. The hidden meanings behind same-sex attractions are described:

  -  Need for same-sex parent's/peer's love

  -  Need for gender identification

  -  Fear of intimacy with the opposite sex


The ten basic causes are detailed:

  -  Heredity

  -  Temperament

  -  Hetero-emotional wounds

  -  Homo-emotional wounds

  -  Family dynamics / sibling wounds

  -  Body image wounds

  -  Peer wounds (Homo-social wounds)

  -  Sexual abuse

  -  Cultural wounds

  -  Other factors


This is an excellent introduction for anyone who wishes to understand the causes of same-sex attractions.


Listen to a sample here.

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CD #2: Process of Healing: Transitioning from Homosexual to Heterosexual

This presentation describes the process of change from a homosexual to a heterosexual orientation. A complete plan for healing is detailed in a four-stage model of recovery. The four stages are:


Transitioning (Behavioral Therapy)

Grounding (Cognitive Therapy)

Healing homo-emotional/social wounds (Psychodynamic Therapy)

Healing hetero-emotional/social wounds (Psychodynamic Therapy)


This program has helped many men, women and adolescents come out of homosexuality.


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 CD #3: Tools and Techniques


This presentation is a step-by-step guide to successfully work through each stage of recovery. Practical tools and techniques are explained in detail. A list of books and workbooks are recommended. Each stage of recovery is divided into the four aspects of healing: 1) emotional, 2) mental, 3) physical and 4) spiritual.  Concrete methods are described for a complete plan of healing from homosexual to heterosexual.


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CD #4: Affirmations and Meditations


This tape consists of several wonderful affirmations and meditations to use each day in accomplishing and achieving your desires and dreams. The affirmations and meditations include such topics as healing gender identity, building self-confidence, healing relationships, and achieving your goals.  


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CD #5: Healing Your Inner Child and Memory Healing


Healing Your Inner Child is a guided meditation about rediscovering and liberating your inner child, your true self. The concept of "inner child" is explained on track one of the CD.


Memory Healing is about resolving painful experiences from your past and present life through the use of guided imagery.


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