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Ms. Joyce Thompson
Emotional Journey, LLC
(316) 295-4758
2604 W. 9th St. N., Ste. 205
Wichita, KS
Credentials
Credentials: MS, LCMFT
Licensed in Kansas
3 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Adoption/Foster Care, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss,
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Military/Veterans, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial, Grandparents, Obese or Overweight
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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Diana J Rhiley
(316) 530-1551
323 S Hydraulic St
Wichita, KS
Specialties
Marriage and Family Therapy, Depression, Chronic Pain or Illness
Qualification
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$60 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: BlueCross and/or BlueShield

Ms. Gina Poisson
(316) 541-1207
Real Life Counseling, Inc.1603 N. Chapel Hill
Wichita, KS
Specialties
Divorce, Parenting, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: Friends University
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No

Joseph Donaldson II
(316) 201-1273
Wichita, KS
Practice Areas
Career Development, Couples & Family, Rehabilitation, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Ty Kasper
(316) 247-1726
Ty Kasper2604 W 9th Street N
Wichita, KS
Specialties
Divorce, Relationship Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders
Qualification
School: Friends University
Year of Graduation: 2010
Years In Practice: 1 Year
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes

Mr. Michael Baker
Reach Therapy Center
(316) 773-7323
8921 W 21st N #101
Wichita, KS
Credentials
Credentials: LMFT
Licensed in Kansas
2 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Parenting Issues, Sexual Orientation, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Gender Identity, Life Transitio
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Step Families, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Diana Guthrie
(316) 687-3100
Witchita, KS
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Teresa Tonn
(316) 448-0568
Real Life Counseling, Inc.1603 N. Chapel Hill
Wichita, KS
Specialties
Stepfamilies, Adoption, Divorce, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Coventry

Raquel Moeder
(620) 725-0956
Emotional Journey2604 W. 9th St. N.
Wichita, KS
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Divorce, Parenting
Qualification
School: Friends University
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Resolutions Therapy
(316) 721-8118
982 N. Tyler suite B
Wichita, KS
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Career Counseling,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Divorce,Loss or Grief,Parenting,Relationship Issues
Insurance
Yes

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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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KS Legal Definitions of Marriage

Statute

"The marriage contract is to be considered in law as a civil contract between two parties who are of opposite sex. All other marriages are declared to be contrary to the public policy of this state and are void"; Kansas Stat. Ann. ' 23 101