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Gay Parenting Cookeville TN

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Ms. Barbara Johnson
(931) 528-4150
729 S. Jefferson Ave. P. O. Box 3623
Cookeville, TN
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Tennessee
31 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Trauma/PTSD, Attachment Disorders
Populations Served
Offenders/Perpetrators, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Robert Ridley
(931) 520-8435
Cookeville, TN
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Judy Johnson
(931) 528-8593
Cookeville, TN
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mrs. Rhonda Johnson
Rhonda D. Johnson, L.C.S.W.
(615) 848-0065
511 Highland Terrace
Murfreesboro, TN
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Tennessee
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Betsy Mandel-Carley
Betsy Mandel-Carley LCSW
(901) 683-1422
5350 Poplar Ave Suite 314
Memphis, TN
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, LMFT
Licensed in Tennessee
40 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Life Transitions, Sexuality Issues, Attachment Disorders, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Annette Gallardo
(931) 319-7136
Cookeville, TN
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Spanish

Dennis A Weeks
(931) 528-2371
Cookeville, TN
Practice Areas
Career Development, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Susan Hutchinson
The Counseling Center
(901) 487-0238
Lockett Street
Memphis, TN
Credentials
Credentials: Ph.D., LCSW, ACSW
Licensed in Tennessee
26 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Mr. Daviid Wright
(615) 383-5558
2323 21st Avenue South Suite 304
Nashville, TN
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Tennessee
28 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Life Transitions, Anger Management
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Barbara Johnson
(931) 528-4150
729 S. Jefferson Ave. P. O. Box 3623
Cookeville, TN
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Tennessee
31 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Trauma/PTSD, Attachment Disorders
Populations Served
Offenders/Perpetrators, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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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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TN Legal Definitions of Marriage

Statute

"(b) The legal union in matrimony of only one (1) man and one (1) woman shall be the only recognized marriage in this state. (c) Any policy, law or judicial interpretation that purports to define marriage as anything other than the historical institution and legal contract between one (1) man and one (1) woman is contrary to the public policy of Tennessee"; Tenn. Code Ann. ' 36 3 113