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Ms. Dona Airey
Anodon, Inc Dona J. Airey
(502) 420-9911
Transforming Within 408 Virginia Ave.
Louisville, KY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, ACSW,
Licensed in Kentucky
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Pain Management, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Dual Diagno
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mrs. Ilene Crysler Bosscher
(502) 215-3126
Advanced Solutions Counseling and Play Therapy Cen1313 Lyndon Lane
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Play Therapy, Depression, Divorce
Qualification
School: The Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
Year of Graduation: 2003
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$50 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Elizabeth Gorman
(502) 429-0420
Louisville, KY
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mr. Vern Rickert
(502) 233-2275
Vern Rickert Counseling17501 Fisherville Woods Drive
Fisherville, KY
Specialties
Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Louisville
Year of Graduation: 1973
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$60 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Ms. Susan Callen
(502) 233-2997
2327 Lime Kiln Road, Louisville, Ky2327 Lime Kiln Lane
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Divorce, Trauma and PTSD
Qualification
School: University of Michigan
Year of Graduation: 1972
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: ValueOptions

Jane Gainer
(502) 245-7258
Louisville, KY
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mrs. Monica Lynn Hurt
(502) 509-1179
Pathways Behavioral Health, PLLC4934 Brownsboro Road
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Sex Therapy, Divorce, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Louisville of Louisville
Year of Graduation: 2010
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$60 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Rick Ennis, LCSW, LMFT, MSSW
(502) 429-0876
7410 hwy 146,New LaGrange Rd, Suite 300
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Depression,Divorce,Loss or Grief,Relationship Issues,Trauma and PTSD
Education
Dual certification in Social Work and Marriage and Family Therapy. Certified in EMDR and Clinical Hypnosis. Approved Supervisor for AAMFT and Ky Board of Social Work.
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
All About Families, PLLC

Dona Joy Airey, LCSW
(502) 420-9911
408 Virginia Ave,Bldg. B
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Chronic Pain or Illness,Depression,Dissociative Disorders,Gay Lesbian Issues,Loss or Grief,Personality Disorders,Relationship Issues,Trauma and PTSD
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Anodon Inc

Erika Paramore
(502) 851-4402
Louisville, KY
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

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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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KY Legal Definitions of Marriage

Statute

"(1) Marriage is prohibited and void: ...(d) Between members of the same sex"; Ky. Stat. ' 402.020