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Gay Parenting Santa Fe NM

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Mr. Matthew David
Matthew David, LPCC
(505) 984-5525
1807 Second Street Suite 44
Santa Fe, NM
Credentials
Credentials: MA, LPCC
Licensed in New Mexico
14 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions, Anger Management, Men's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Ellen Fox
Ellen J. Shabshai Fox, LISW
(505) 699-4312
2400 Calle Amelia
Santa Fe, NM
Credentials
Credentials: LISW
Licensed in New Mexico
35 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Phobias
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Step Families, Gifted, Chronic Illness, Interracial Families/Couples, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Christiana Christie
(505) 982-8823
Santa Fe, NM
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Samuel H Shaffer
(505) 982-7434
Santa Fe, NM
Practice Areas
Career Development, Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Howard M. Ottenheimer, Ph.D.
(505) 989-3639
411 St. Michael''s Dr., Suite 8
Santa Fe, NM
 
Ms. Anika Kelso
Santa Fe Supportive Therapy
(505) 795-6868
2074 Galisteo Street B-3
Santa Fe, NM
Credentials
Credentials: LISW, LCSW
Licensed in New Mexico
5 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Gender Identity, Life Transitio
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Step Families, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Heidi Eynon, LPCC
(505) 577-1025
1213 Don Gaspar Avenue
Santa Fe, NM
Specialties
ADHD,Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Child or Adolescent Issues,Christian Counseling,Depression,Loss or Grief,OCD,Relationship Issues,Trauma and PTSD
Gender
Female
Education
I graduated from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois with a master's degree in Clinical Psychology. Wheaton emphasizes the integration of faith and learning.
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Morning Star Family Therapy, LLC

Lauren Zarozny
(505) 577-1309
Santa Fe, NM
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Diana Lightmoon, LPCC
(505) 577-4607
1223E S. St. Francis Drive
Santa Fe, NM
Specialties
Addictions or Substance Abuse,Anger Management,Anxiety or Fears,Career Counseling,Chronic Pain or Illness,Depression,Divorce,Domestic Abuse or Violence,Eating Disorders,Gay Lesbian Issues
Gender
Female
Education
I have MA's in Physiological Psychology/Neuroscience and Counseling Psychology. I am a licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Rosen Method Bodywork Practitioner. I am currently training in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy as well as AEDP.
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Santa Fe Sage Counseling Center

Amy Anna Lashway-Cisneros
(888) 301-9425
Santa Fe, NM
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery
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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NM Legal Definitions of Marriage

None

No explicit provision in state law that would prohibit the recognition of same-sex marriages in other jurisdictions; state employees may enter into domestic partnerships.