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Gay Parenting Schofield 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.

Stephanie Hamann
(715) 842-0944
Wausau, WI
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Trena Loomans
Wausau, WI
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, School, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified School Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Ms. Diane Bucaro
Aurora Behavioral Health
(414) 773-4312
1220 Dewey Ave.
Wauwatosa, WI
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Wisconsin
12 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Developmental Disability, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Physical Illness/Impairment, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Dual Di
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Step Families
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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Ms. Sheryl Van Haren
Sheryl A. Van Haren, MSW
(414) 479-9779
7635 W. Bluemound Road Suite206
Milwaukee, WI
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW, LMFT
Licensed in Wisconsin
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Stress, Life Transitions
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Interracial Families/Couples, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Ms. Colleen Koster
Aurora Behavioral Health
(414) 773-4312
8901 W. Lincoln Ave.
West Allis, WI
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Wisconsin
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Anger Management, Women's Issues, Postpartum Depression
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Dr. Barbara J Lonsdorf
(715) 942-7667
Elmergreen Associates114 Grand Av.
Wausau, WI
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Depression, Divorce, Personality Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Minnesota
Year of Graduation: 1991
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults
Average Cost
$110 - $190
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Patricia Cotrone
(715) 551-6196
Wausau, WI
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

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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Ms. Miriam Oliensis-Torres
Geriatric Support / Pathway Care
(414) 964-5030
5150 N. Pt. Washington Road Suite 187
Milwaukee, WI
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW, C-ASWCM
Licensed in Wisconsin
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Physical Illness/Impairment, Life Transitions, Neurological, Elder Abuse
Populations Served
Disabled, Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Brain/Head Injured
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Dr. Vincent Fish
Family Therapy Center of Madison
(608) 276-9191
700 Rayovac Drive
Madison, WI
Credentials
Credentials: PhD, LCSW
Licensed in Wisconsin
32 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Phobias, Runaways, Self Abuse, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Offenders/Perpetrators, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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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.