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Gay Parenting Lake Geneva WI

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.

Susan White
(224) 643-0758
Lifeskills Center, Ltd.800 North Main Street
Antioch, IL
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Divorce, Loss or Grief, Thinking Disorders
Qualification
School: George Williams College of Aurora University
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 10+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$80 - $200
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Mrs. Lindsey Traudt
(815) 246-3646 x704
Meridian Behavioral Health3923 Mercy Drive
Mchenry, IL
Specialties
Depression, Marriage Counseling, Child or Adolescent, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Argosy University
Year of Graduation: 2009
Years In Practice: 2 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
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Mrs. Sarah Jones, MA, LCPC
815-344-5061 Ext. 703
3923 Mercy Dr.,Suite F
Mchenry, IL
Specialties
ADHD,Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Dissociative Disorders,Divorce,Domestic Abuse or Violence,Impulse Control Disorders,Loss or Grief
Education
Sarah received her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Illinois State University and her Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology with a Counseling Specialization from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Meridian Behavioral Health

Ms. Sheryl Van Haren
Sheryl A. Van Haren, MSW
(414) 479-9779
7635 W. Bluemound Road Suite206
Milwaukee, WI
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW, LMFT
Licensed in Wisconsin
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Life Transitions
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Colleen Koster
Aurora Behavioral Health
(414) 773-4312
8901 W. Lincoln Ave.
West Allis, WI
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Wisconsin
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Anger Management, Women's Issues, Postpartum Depression
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Judith Augsburger
(309) 692-1095
Woodstock, IL
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mrs. Gwen P Ames, MSW, LCSW
(815) 344-5061
3923 Mercy Dr.,Suite F
Mchenry, IL
Specialties
ADHD,Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Divorce,Infertility or Adoption,Loss or Grief,Parenting,Relationship Issues
Education
Gwen Ames received a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Governors State University and a Master of Social Work degree from Chicago State University. She is a Licensed Clinicial Social Work license and does therapy/counseling in the State of IL
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Meridian Behavioral Health

Robert Daugherty, LMFT
(262) 767-0440
Professional Psychological Services
Burlington, WI
Specialties
Marriage, Divorce Recovery, Depression, Anxiety
Gender
Male
Education
M.A. Psychology
Insurance
accept most insurances

Ms. Susan Kalensky
Red Oak Counseling, Ltd
(262) 780-1020
12970 W. Bluemound Road Suite 308
Elm Grove, WI
Credentials
Credentials: LPC, NCC, SASA
Licensed in Wisconsin
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Runaw
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Military/Veterans, Twins, Step Families, Cancer Patients, Biracial, Grandparents, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Kari Barnes
Aurora Behavioral Health
(414) 773-4312
6980 N. Port Washington Rd. #202
Milwaukee, WI
Credentials
Credentials: LPC
Licensed in Wisconsin
9 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Autism/PDD, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Developmental Disability, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Tr
Populations Served
Step Families, Chronic Illness
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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WI Legal Definitions of Marriage

Statute

Both state law and the state's constitution appear to ban the recognition of same-sex marriages.