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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.

Soldier's Heart
(518) 274-0501
500 Federal Street, Suite 303
Troy, NY
Services
Sex Therapy, Psychosomatic Medicine, Spiritual Attunement, Rehabilitation Therapy, Public Health, Psychotherapy, Other, Men's Health, Family Therapy
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Mr. Reid McCauley
Reid C. McCauley LCSWR
(518) 470-5007
4 Executive Park Drive
Albany, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSWR
Licensed in New York
20 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, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Psychoses/Major Mental
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Jeanette Scotland
Jeanette Scotland
(518) 229-4387
10 McKnown Road Suite 200
Albany, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-R
Licensed in New York
16 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Parenting Issues, Trauma/PTSD, Attachment Disorders
Populations Served
Disabled
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Ellen Bressler-Wakesberg
Ellen Bressler-Wakesberg
(518) 399-0637
1 Brierwood Court
Glenville, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New York
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder,
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Cancer Patients
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:
Ms. Frances D'agostino
(518) 353-6618
567 Kinns Rd
Clifton Park, NY
Specialties
Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Fordham University
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$70 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: CDPHP

Ms. Arlene Lev
Choices Counseling and Consulting
(518) 463-9152
523 Western Ave Suite 2A
Albany, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-R, CASAC
Licensed in New York
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Sexual Disorders, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Sexuality Issues, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Christine Mulford
Chrysalis: A Center for Trauma Related Disorders
(518) 852-7575
33 Elk Street
Albany, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LMHC, NCC
Licensed in New York
14 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Self Abuse, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Sexual Orientat
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Lorrie Golden
Lorrie R, Golden
(518) 225-6317
1 Pinnacle Place Suite 200
Albany, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New York
28 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Develo
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Darlene Stiffler
Geyser Springs Counseling & Wellness
(518) 587-8810
419 Geyser Rd.
Ballston Spa, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-R
Licensed in New York
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Self Abuse, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Hana Mondelblatt
(518) 688-3060
Clifton Park, NY
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
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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NY Legal Definitions of Marriage

Court Ruling

New York's Court of Appeals ruled in February 2008 that same-sex couples legally married in other jurisdictions are entitled to recognition of their marriages in New York.