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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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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

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

Dr Beverley Maria Antoine, Psy.D.,MFT.,NBCDCH
(702) 292-0506
8440 West Lake Mead Blvd #206
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,ADHD,Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Divorce,Domestic Abuse or Violence,Eating Disorders,Relationship Issues,Sex Therapy
Education
Licensed Marriage and Family TherapistNational Board Certified Diplomat in Clinical HypnosisDoctorate in Clinical PsychologyPHD
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Dr. Beverley Antoine

Arthur Jean Stovall
(702) 927-2415
Las Vegas, NV
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Corrections/Offenders, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Rehabilitation
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

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

Chad Cross
(702) 480-4891
Las Vegas, NV
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
Master Addictions Counselor, National Certified Counselor

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. Keisha Weiford, MS, LMFT
(702) 395-8417
8440 W. Lake Mead Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Career Counseling,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Divorce,Domestic Abuse or Violence,Gay Lesbian Issues,Impulse Control Disorders,Relationship Issues
Gender
Female
Education
Masters in Counseling Psychology
Insurance
Yes

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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