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Gay Parenting Chandler AZ

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.

The Life Management Center
(480) 706-8137
3941 EAST Chandler Boulevard, Suite 267
Phoenix, AZ
Services
Sex Therapy, Healthy Aging, Weight Management, Supplements, Substance Abuse, Stress Management, Spiritual Attunement, Psychosomatic Medicine, Pain Management, Other, Mind/Body Medicine, Meditation, Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy, Guided Imagery, Family Therapy, Family Practice, Energy Medicine, Dreamwork Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Coaching, Breathwork, Addiction
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

Data Provided By:
Ms. Anna Valenti-Anderson
SANE Resources
(623) 695-0064
2400 E. Arizona Biltmore Circle Bldg 4, Ste 2430
Phoenix, AZ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, LISAC, CSAT-S
Licensed in Arizona
8 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Disorders, Trauma/PTSD, Dual Diagnosis, Personality Disorders, Sexuality Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Lisa Bravo
(480) 540-5193
Chandler, AZ
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ingrid Hagen
(602) 618-2726
Chandler, AZ
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Julia Russomanno
(480) 491-7048
Chandler, AZ
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Susan Daubenbis
(602) 550-8101
2942 N. 24th Street Suite 114
Phoenix, AZ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, ACSW
Licensed in Arizona
24 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Mult
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Military/Veterans, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Carolyn Boles
(480) 895-2010
Sun Lakes, AZ
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Spanish

Marilyn Bogash
(480) 299-8802
Chandler, AZ
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Sheli Jensen, LAMFT
(480) 503-8925
1721 N Arizona Ave Ste. 6
Chandler, AZ
Specialties
ADHD,Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Dissociative Disorders,Divorce,Domestic Abuse or Violence,Loss or Grief,Parenting
Gender
Female
Education
Arizona State UniversityBA - Family and Social Dynamics, Minor in Psychology 2006Masters of Applied Science - Marriage and Family Therapy 2008
Insurance
No
Membership Organizations
The Willow Tree Counseling Center

Raymond Shields
(480) 659-7233
Chandler, AZ
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Data Provided By:

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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AZ Legal Definitions of Marriage

Statute

"Marriage between persons of the same sex is void and prohibited"; Ariz.Rev. Stat. Ann. ' 25 101