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The Center for Relationship Therapy
(612) 379-8750
1135 5th Street, Northeast
Minneapolis, MN
Services
Yoga, Wellness Training, Weight Management, Substance Abuse, Stress Management, Sex Therapy, Reiki, Psychotherapy, Physical Exercise, Pain Management, Other, Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy, Guided Imagery, Family Therapy, EFT, EMDR, Dreamwork Therapy, CranioSacral Therapy, Breathwork, Addiction
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Mr. Harry Greenberg
Infinite Aperture Counseling
(612) 870-9418
2435 Garfield Avenue S.
Minneapolis, MN
Credentials
Credentials: LGSW
Licensed in Minnesota
4 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Aging, Couple or Marital Issues, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Anger Management, Men's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Offenders/Perpetrators, Caregivers, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Sue Johnston
Sue Johnston, LICSW
(612) 822-3925
4306 Bryant Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Minnesota
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gifted
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25)

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Dr. Denise P Wood
(763) 260-1715 x10
Dr. Denise Wood LLC.19 Lake Court
Saint Paul, MN
Specialties
Life Coaching, Divorce, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Illinois School of Professional Psychology
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$140+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Ms. Lynn M. Marrs, MSW, LICSW
(612) 202-9085
16453 Argon St. NW
Andover, MN
Specialties
ADHD,Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Divorce,Life Coaching,Loss or Grief,Parenting,Relationship Issues,Trauma and PTSD
Gender
Female
Education
Masters in Social Work, Certified Adlerian Life Coach, Certified Positive Discipline Trainer, Certificate from Institute of Mind-Body Medicine, Certificate from EMDR Institute.
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Dangie Wellness Services, P.A.

Ms. Elizabeth Hubbard Brady
Elizabeth Hubbard Brady,MSW,LICSW,LLC.
(651) 523-8800
1619 Dayton Avenue Suite 110
St.Paul, MN
Credentials
Credentials: ACSW,MSW,LICSW
Licensed in Minnesota
22 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Caregivers
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Linda Gensheimer
Linda Gensheimer, Psychotherapy, Supervision & Consulting Services
(612) 875-1121
2908 Humboldt Ave S
Minneapolis, MN
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LICSW, PhD
Licensed in Minnesota
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Orientation,
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Immigrants/Refugees, Caregivers, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Dr. Sharon Stein McNamara
(651) 760-5181
Sharon Stein McNamara, Psychology, Inc.521 Tanglewood Drive
Shoreview, MN
Specialties
Divorce, Child or Adolescent, Asperger's Syndrome, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Harvard Graduate School of Education
Year of Graduation: 1991
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Average Cost
$150 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Barb Nyhammer
(763) 634-1970
791 139th Lane NW
Andover, MN
Specialties
Blended Family Issues, Loss or Grief, Divorce, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: Augsburg
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Average Cost
$70 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Mr. Thomas E. King, MSW,MED,LICSW,Certified Coach
(651) 389-4412
3820 Cleveland Ave., N,Suite 400
New Brighton, MN
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears,Career Counseling,Depression,Life Coaching,Relationship Issues,Spirituality
Gender
Male
Education
Degrees in psychology, social work, and human resource development. Also certified as a business and executive coach through Learning University.
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Grow it Forward, LLC

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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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MN Legal Definitions of Marriage

Statute

"Marriage, so far as its validity in law is concerned, is a civil contract between a man and a woman, to which the consent of the parties, capable in law of contracting, is essential. Lawful marriage may be contracted only between persons of the opposite sex and only when a license has been obtained as provided by law and when the marriage is contracted in the presence of two witnesses and solemnized by one authorized, or whom one or both of the parties in good faith believe to be authorized, so to do. Marriages subsequent to April 26, 1941, not so contracted shall be null and void"; Minn. Stat. Ann. ' 517.01