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Gay Parenting Cottonwood 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.

Daniel Bejesky
(928) 239-4501
Cottonwood, AZ
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Susannah Fox, MA, LPC, CAS
(928) 301-6964
Sedona, AZ
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,ADHD,Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Career Counseling,Child or Adolescent Issues,Chronic Pain or Illness,Depression,Divorce,Domestic Abuse or Violence
Gender
Female
Education
Master's in Counseling from Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZTraining in following areas: EMDR, Equine Assisted Therapy, Sand Tray Work, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Post Induction Training with Pia Mellody (2011)
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Susannah Fox

Susan Strong
(928) 445-0055
Prescott Valley, AZ
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

SpiritQuest Retreats
(928) 282-2509
210 Sunset Dr
Sedona, AZ
Specialties
Couples retreats

Ms. Carol J. Wechsler Blatter
Carol J. Wechsler Blatter, LCSW, DCSW
(520) 247-1031
4560 E. Broadway, Suite #212
Tucson, AZ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, DCSW
Licensed in Arizona
37 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Pain Management, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Stress, Life Transitions, Person
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Dr. Florence Rosiello, Ph.D.
(928) 203-9821
151 Moonlight Drive
Sedona, AZ
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,Anxiety or Fears,Depression,Divorce,Elderly Persons Disorders,Gay Lesbian Issues,HIV/AIDS,Infertility or Adoption,Loss or Grief,Personality Disorders
Gender
Female
Education
Certificate in psychotherapy - Instititute for Contemporary PsychotherapyCertificate in marriage/couples counseling - Institute for Contemporary PsychotherapyPhD - New York UniversityMasters's - Columbia UniversityBachelor's - Fordham University
Insurance
Yes

Linda Davis
(928) 203-0751
Sedona, AZ
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Elisa M. Thomas MA LMFT
(928) 202-1767
1487 W. State Route 89A, #7
Sedona, AZ
 
Tina B. Page Counseling
(928) 830-4177
7594 E Palo Verde St
Prescott Valley, AZ
Membership Organizations
affordable counseling

Ms. Diane Topping
(520) 749-7073
13800 E. Deer Run Trail
Tucson, AZ
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, QCSW, DCSW, LCSW(AZ & TX)
Licensed in Arizona
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Autism/PDD, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Physical Illness/Im
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Disabled, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), 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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AZ Legal Definitions of Marriage

Statute

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