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Gay Parenting Kingston NY

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.

Ms. Marian McClellan
Marian A. McClellan, LCSW-R
(845) 679-4877
185 Fair Street
Kingston, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-R
Licensed in New York
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Stress, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Caregivers, Gifted, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Donna Boundy
(845) 943-0883
Kingston Counseling60 Maiden Lane
Kingston, NY
Specialties
Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: Hunter College School of Social Work
Year of Graduation: 1981
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: African-American, Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$60 - $80
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: AmidaCare

Richard Ovens
(845) 255-2855
New Paltz, NY
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Howard S Susser
(845) 452-5498
387 Hooker Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY
Specialties
Depression, Divorce, Anxiety or Fears
Qualification
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Medicare

Ms. Donna Germain
(212) 767-1431
330 W 58th St. Suite 202
New York, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, SLP
Licensed in New York
16 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Developmental Disability, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Stress, Life Transitions,
Populations Served
Disabled, Caregivers
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Adults (26-59)

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Dr. Carolyn Bersak
Carolyn Bersak
(845) 452-1553
24 Tamidan Road
Poughkeepsie, NY
Credentials
Credentials: DSW, LCSW
Licensed in New York
32 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Stress
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

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Stephen Abrams
(845) 679-5511
Woodstock, NY
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Ellen Smith
27 Collegeview Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Divorce
Qualification
School: The Ohio State University
Year of Graduation: 1979
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Alba, Darshano - Alba Darshano
(845) 255-8581
42 N Chestnut St
New Paltz, NY

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Ms. Gayle Skovron
Gayle Skovron, LCSW-R
(914) 450-2413
239 North Broadway
Sleepy Hollow, NY
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW-R
Licensed in New York
23 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Physical Illness/Impairment, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Person
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Military/Veterans, Twins, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial, College Students
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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NY Legal Definitions of Marriage

Court Ruling

New York's Court of Appeals ruled in February 2008 that same-sex couples legally married in other jurisdictions are entitled to recognition of their marriages in New York.