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Gay Parenting Kearny NJ

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.

Mrs. Nicole Alvarez
Prime Counseling, LLC
(973) 235-1107
187 Washington Ave. Suite 2C
Nutley, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New Jersey
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Trauma/PTSD
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Mr. Ricardo Torres
(917) 482-7565
156 Fifth Ave Suite 1208
New York, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New York
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Career/Employment Concerns, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Forensic, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Immigration/Newcomer, Dual Diagnosis, Life Transitions, Sexuali
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), AIDS/HIV+, Military/Veterans, Disabled, Immigrants/Refugees, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Mr. Jose Perez
Jose M. Perez, MA, LMFT
(973) 900-0005
311 Claremont Avenue
Montclair, NJ
Credentials
Credentials: MA, LMFT
Licensed in New Jersey
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Sexuality Issues
Populations Served
AIDS/HIV+, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Immigrants/Refugees
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Maxine Rosenberg
Private Practice
(646) 746-1370
1 Washington Square Bldg 9B
New York, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New York
6+ Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Aging, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Sexual Abuse/Rap
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Twins, Caregivers, Step Families, Gifted, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Barbara 'Basia' Mosinski
Art Psychotherapy
(917) 703-3414
80 5th Ave, 903B
New York, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCAT, ATR-BC, MA, MFA
Licensed in New York
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Dual Diagnosis, Life Transitions, Attachment Disorders
Populations Served
Military/Veterans, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Mr. Jason Cassell
(917) 496-9867
26 West 9th Street #7D
New York, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New York
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Self Abuse, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Twins, Disabled, Caregivers, Gifted
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Heather Jacobsen
Therapy In NYC
(347) 449-4565
875 Sixth Avenue Suite #1603
New York, NY
Credentials
Credentials: ATR, LCSW
Licensed in New York
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Physical Illn
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), AIDS/HIV+, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Disabled, Immigrants/Refugees, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Shelley Messing
Private Practice
(212) 229-2421
80 Fifth Avenue Suite 1107
New York, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, BCD
Licensed in New York
28 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Dr. Kelly Mason
New York Wellness Group
(347) 497-3741
130 Fifth Avenue Suite 900
New York, NY
Credentials
Credentials: Psy.D., M.Div., LCSW, QCSW
Licensed in New York
7 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Sexuality Issues, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Heidi Kolman
Psychotherapy
(917) 992-5823
24 5th Ave Ground Fl
New York, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in New York
6 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/C
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Military/Veterans, Immigrants/Refugees
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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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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NJ Legal Definitions of Marriage

None

No explicit provision in state law that would prohibit the recognition of same-sex marriages in other jurisdictions. Domestic partner legislation became effective in 2007.