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Gay Parenting Asheville NC

Becoming parents can be a big decision for gay and lesbian couples, with many factors to consider. Should you adopt, or get a surrogate or donor? What’s the best way to raise a child as same-sex parents? Check below for related information, products and services.

Mrs. Vivian Roberti
Vivian Roberti, L.C.S.W.
(828) 545-7284
20 Battery Park Ave. Suite 604
Asheville, NC
Credentials
Credentials: L.C.S.W. M.S.W.
Licensed in North Carolina
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Anger Management, Men's Issues, Wo
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Military/Veterans, Caregivers, Step Families, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Anna Frost
(828) 263-4228
Asheville Consultation125 Tacoma Circle
Asheville, NC
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Divorce, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Naropa University
Year of Graduation: 1992
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$90 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Robbie Hendon
(828) 274-1415
Asheville, NC
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Linda Jane Curtis
(828) 242-9556
Asheville, NC
Practice Areas
Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Scott Meltsner
(828) 255-0146
Asheville, NC
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Spanish, French

Ms. Yvonne Gilbert
WNC.Counseling & Educational Training Services
(828) 648-8052
Post Office Box 30
Canton, NC
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW,QCSW, Diplomate, C-ATODSW
Licensed in North Carolina
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Forensic, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/C
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Military/Veterans, Offenders/Perpetrators, Immigrants/Refugees, Step Families, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Dr. Barry Rand
(828) 394-1198
1 Zillicoa St.
Asheville, NC
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Divorce
Qualification
School: Virginia Commonwealth University
Year of Graduation: 1998
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Robin Harris
(828) 775-5506
Asheville, NC
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. David M Karesh
(828) 423-0365
16 Arlington St
Asheville, NC
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,Anxiety or Fears,Chronic Pain or Illness,Depression,Dissociative Disorders,Gay Lesbian Issues,HIV/AIDS,Personality Disorders,Relationship Issues,Trauma and PTSD
Education
PhD in Clinical Psychology.This is the highest degree possible for a psychotherapist.
Insurance
Yes

Jill Long
(828) 252-1054
Asheville, NC
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

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Gay Dad - Parenting Information and Advice for Gay Dads

Useful Resource Sites for Gay Dads

While gay dads have always been around, the past couple of decades have seen them emerging from the closet. Owning up to one's homosexuality always requires courage. However, it is even more difficult for gay dads who may be concerned about the effect of their 'declaration' on their children. There is, after all, the very real fear that their children may become the targets of abuse from people with a prejudice against homosexuality .

These are some facts regarding gay dads:

  • With the legal and social stigma against homosexuality lifting, an increasing number of gay dads (and lesbian moms), who have been through a heterosexual marriage, have started coming out about their sexuality.
  • Over the last two decades, the number of gay men (and lesbian women), whether single or couples, who are choosing to have children outside socially approved marriage norms, in also on the rise.
  • Gay dads are as concerned about their children as heterosexual fathers-whether biological or adoptive-and work equally hard at providing them with a loving and secure home.
  • Gay dads (and lesbian moms) continue to come up against hostile attitudes to their parenthood. This is partly in due to a commonly held belief that children of gay parents are more likely to become gays themselves. Research has however shown that there is no truth in this assumption.

Resources for gay dads are amazingly slim. However, here...

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NC Legal Definitions of Marriage

Statute

"Marriages, whether created by common law, contracted, or performed outside of North Carolina, between individuals of the same gender are not valid in North Carolina"; N.C. Gen. Stat. ' 51 1.2