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Gay Parenting Boulder City NV

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.

Sharon Maurer-Schwartz
(702) 407-4022
Henderson, NV
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, School
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Hebrew-moderate skills

Mrs. Tracy Lanners
(702) 570-0281
Life Counseling & Consulting Services, LLC9017 South Pecos Road
Henderson, NV
Specialties
Divorce, Parenting, Depression, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Nevada Las Vegas
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$110 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Teresa Merz
(702) 892-0511
Las Vegas, NV
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Couch Doc
(702) 509-1940
Couch DocSilverado Ranch /Henderson/ 215 Frwy Convenience
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Personal growth and wellness, Divorce, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Regis University
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: BHO

Shannon Smith
(702) 895-5095
Las Vagas, NV
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, School, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Sherri Collier
(702) 860-5249
Henderson, NV
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Nona Haley Caldwell
(702) 796-7171
Henderson, NV
Practice Areas
Career Development, Counselor Education, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Arthur Jean Stovall
(702) 927-2415
Las Vegas, NV
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Corrections/Offenders, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Rehabilitation
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr Debbie Barbaroussis-Goot, ND, LMFT, BCPC, CWC
(702) 635-6171
8760 S Maryland Pkwy Suite 115,Scottsdale Plaza
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Dissociative Disorders,Divorce,Domestic Abuse or Violence,Eating Disorders,Gay Lesbian Issues,Life Coaching,Personality Disorders
Gender
Female
Education
I have a Doctorate in Naturopathy; a Masters in Psychology, am a Certifed Wellness Counselor, and Board Certified Psychotherapist. I maintain all educational CEUs and credentials on a yearly basis mandated by the State of Nevada Board of Examiners.
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
The Couch Doc

Johansen, Margeret - Margeret Johansen Mft
(702) 492-6773
11135 S Eastern Ave
Henderson, NV

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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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NV Legal Definitions of Marriage

Statute

"Only a marriage between a male and a female person shall be recognized and given effect in this state"; Nevada, Question No. 2