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Gay Parenting River Falls 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.

Cindy Grajkowski
(715) 391-9909
Couples & Family Therapy Center
Hudson, WI
Specialties
Couple/Marriage Counseling, Anxiety or Fears, Depression
Qualification
School: Concordia University
Year of Graduation: 2002
Years In Practice: 5 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults
Average Cost
$130 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Jill Carlson Zimmerman
(715) 386-9011
Hudson, WI
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Disaster Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

John A Bragstad
(651) 583-8134
11550 Stillwater Blvd N
Stillwater, MN
Specialties
Couple / Marriage Counseling, Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Alfred Adler Graduate School
Year of Graduation: 2001
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Male
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$90 - $140
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Full 60 minute appt. $95

John A. Bragstad Counseling LMFT, M.Div
(651) 308-1200
11550 Stillwater Blvd. N.
Lake Elmo, MN
 
Mrs. Lisa Hill
AppliedTherapies
(414) 302-1233
1233 Mayfair Rd.
Wauwatosa, WI
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Wisconsin
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Autism/PDD, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD,
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Caregivers
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adults (26-59)

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Dr. Mike Moller, PsyD, LP, ABPP
(715) 386-0856
900 Sixth St. North #102
Hudson, WI
Specialties
ADHD,Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Depression,Impulse Control Disorders,Loss or Grief,Parenting,Personality Disorders,Relationship Issues,Trauma and PTSD
Gender
Male
Education
Doctor of Psychology-University of Saint ThomasBoard Certified Clinical Psychologist (ABPP)Fellow, American Academy of Clinical PsychologyNational Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology (11/00)Americal Psychological Association-Member
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Michael J. Moller, PsyD, LP, ABPP

Allison Heeter-Condon
(715) 941-4095
Couples and Family Therapy2217 Vine Street
Hudson, WI
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Couples/Marriage Counseling, Depression, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Minnesota School of Professional Psychology
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$130 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

LeAnne R Schmidt
(651) 450-5898
Inver Grove Heights, MN
Practice Areas
Career Development, Couples & Family, School
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Bachmann & Assoc
(651) 379-0444
8669 Eagle Point Rd
Lake Elmo, MN

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Ms. Jill Bley-Klink
Aurora Behavioral Health
(414) 773-4312
6980 N. Port Washington Rd. #202
Milwaukee, WI
Credentials
Credentials: LPC
Licensed in Wisconsin
16 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Eating Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Phobias, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Str
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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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.