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Gay Parenting Maryville TN

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. Dana Vince
Healing Hearts Counseling
(865) 283-1777
123 Center Park Drive
Knoxville, TN
Credentials
Credentials: LPC, MHSP
Licensed in Tennessee
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Women's Issues, Postpartum Depression
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Jennie Shea Watts
(865) 982-5225
Maryville, TN
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mrs. Dana Vince
(865) 264-3059
Healing Hearts Counseling123 Center Park Drive
Knoxville, TN
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Family Conflict, Divorce, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: University of South Florida
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Nancy Teresi Truett
(865) 690-5995
Knoxville, TN
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Candice L. Blake
(865) 635-9281
Center for Emotional Competence5401 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN
Specialties
Depression, Divorce, Loss or Grief, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: George Mason University
Year of Graduation: 1989
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults,Children,Elders
Average Cost
$90 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

John Gambrell Jr
(706) 258-2832
Alcoa, TN
Practice Areas
Career Development, Couples & Family, School
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dr. Suzanne Jonas, Ed.D.
(865) 980-0137
2943 Old Chilhowee Road
Walland, TN
Specialties
Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Chronic Pain or Illness,Depression,Divorce,Life Coaching,Spirituality,Trauma and PTSD
Education
B.S. Music EducationEd.D. Counseling and Creative TherapiesAdditional certifications in: biofeedback, TFT, BioAcoustics,
Insurance
No
Membership Organizations
Inner Harmony Health Center

Rebecca Bunch
(865) 909-2020
Knoxville, TN
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Patricia Abbarno, LCSW, DCSW
(865) 693-9997
111 Center Park Drive, Suite 1300
Knoxville, TN
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Chronic Pain or Illness,Depression,Divorce,Elderly Persons Disorders,Gay Lesbian Issues,Life Coaching,Loss or Grief,OCD
Gender
Female
Education
MSSW University of Tennessee Knoxville, 1984.Tennessee Licensure 1989.
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Independent Provider

Michael W Ruth
(865) 671-6864
Knoxville, TN
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

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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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TN Legal Definitions of Marriage

Statute

"(b) The legal union in matrimony of only one (1) man and one (1) woman shall be the only recognized marriage in this state. (c) Any policy, law or judicial interpretation that purports to define marriage as anything other than the historical institution and legal contract between one (1) man and one (1) woman is contrary to the public policy of Tennessee"; Tenn. Code Ann. ' 36 3 113