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Mr. F. Samora
F. Geoffrey Samora, D.C.S.W.
(574) 232-5065
150 West Angela Blvd.
South Bend, IN
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Indiana
27 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Trauma/PTSD
Populations Served
Children of Divorce
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Kristin Brandon
(574) 520-4247
4000 E. Bristol st. Ste. 3
Elkhart, IN
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
9 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Dr. Catherine (katy) Maxwell
(574) 241-0402 x2
53700 Generations Dr
South Bend, IN
Specialties
Mood Disorders, Self Esteem, Divorce, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Year of Graduation: 1978
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$120+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Dr. John Petersen
(574) 598-0991
Family Psychology of South Bend115 S Saint Peter St
South Bend, IN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, marriage counseling, Child or Adolescent
Qualification
School: Adler School Of Professional Psychology
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Dr. Joseph R Baunoch
(574) 307-6784
105 East Jefferson Blvd
South Bend, IN
Specialties
Depression, Divorce, Life Coaching, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago
Year of Graduation: 1995
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$90 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Mr. Neil Gilbert
Neil Gilbert Counseling & Healing Touch
(574) 287-0391
914 Lincolnway West
South Bend, IN
Credentials
Credentials: MA, MSW, LCSW
Licensed in Indiana
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Pain Management, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress
Populations Served
Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Lou Todd
Lou Ann Todd, Inc.
(574) 264-1501
1750 Kilbourn St.
Elkhart, IN
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, LMFT
Licensed in Indiana
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Caregivers
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Dr. John A Petersen, Psy.D.
(574) 280-8199
115 S. Saint Peter St.
South Bend, IN
Specialties
ADHD,Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Divorce,Domestic Abuse or Violence,Loss or Grief,OCD,Parenting,Relationship Issues
Gender
Male
Education
Obtained my doctorate in clinical psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, a school I chose for their emphasis on both the art and science of psychotherapy.
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Family Psychology of South Bend

Family Psychology of South Bend
(574) 598-0991
Family Psychology of South Bend115 S Saint Peter St
South Bend, IN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, marriage counseling, Child or Adolescent
Qualification
School: Adler School Of Professional Psychology
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Nicole M Taulbee
(866) 845-4026
South Bend, IN
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Data Provided By:

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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IN Legal Definitions of Marriage

Statute

"Sec. 1. (a) Only a female may marry a male. Only a male may marry a female. (b) A marriage between persons of the same gender is void in Indiana even if the marriage is lawful in the place where it is solemnized"; Ind. Code ' 31 11 1 1