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Gay Parenting North Las Vegas NV

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Mr. Allen Kissner
NorthWest Counseling Associates
(702) 638-1695
5900 Smoke Ranch Road
Las Vegas, NV
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in Nevada
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Men's Issues
Populations Served
Disabled
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Adrienne O'Neal, MS, MFT (Marriage & Family Therapist)
(702) 243-0686
9402 West Lake Mead Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,Anxiety or Fears,Depression,Divorce,Domestic Abuse or Violence,Eating Disorders,Loss or Grief,Parenting,Relationship Issues,Trauma and PTSD
Gender
Female
Education
Clark County Dept of Juvenile Justice, Psych Services/Clinical Intern, 2004 2005M.S. Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2004B.S. Marketing, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 1984Univ. of Maryland, Germany, 1977 1979
Insurance
No
Membership Organizations
Las Vegas Counselor LLC

Gary Alexander
(702) 285-9447
Las Vegas, NV
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Keisha Weiford
(702) 714-1688
Summerlin Counseling8440 W Lake Mead Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Divorce, Life Coaching, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Las Vegas
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 9 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: African-American, Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$90 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Mrs. Kim Taylor
(702) 527-3165
Summerlin Counseling Associates8440 West Lake Mead
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Parenting, Divorce, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Neveda, Las Vegas
Year of Graduation: 2006
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$70 - $70
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Ms. Barbara Dubin
Neubauer Mental Health Services
(702) 882-1296
2920 S. Jones Blvd. Suite 230
Las Vegas, NV
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Nevada
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Bipolar Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Runaways, Sexua
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Caregivers, Step Families, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Mandie Kelel
(702) 499-4393
Las Vegas, NV
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Shelley Weber
(702) 371-0406
2921 N Tenaya Way
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Divorce, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: University Of Nevada, Las Vegas
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Deidre 'Dee' Jenkins
(702) 800-3956
2921 North Tenaya Way
Las Vegas, NV
Qualification
School: University of Phoenix
Year of Graduation: 2009
Years In Practice: 3 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$70 - $90
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Mines and Associcates Insurance EAP & PP

Dr. Mark C. Anderson, PhD
(702) 363-6429
2620 Regatta Dr.,Suite 102
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears,Depression,Domestic Abuse or Violence,OCD,Trauma and PTSD
Gender
Male
Insurance
No
Membership Organizations
Nevada Center for Behavior Therapy

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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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NV Legal Definitions of Marriage

Statute

"Only a marriage between a male and a female person shall be recognized and given effect in this state"; Nevada, Question No. 2