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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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Divorce Conflict & Partner Abuse Solutions, LLC
(608) 247-5010
Divorce Conflict & Partner Abuse Solutions, LLC16 N. Carroll Street
Madison, WI
Specialties
Divorce, Domestic Abuse, Anger Management
Qualification
School: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Year of Graduation: 1986
Years In Practice: 30+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$130 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Alliance

Catherine Treece, Ph.D
(608) 231-1960
702 N Blackhawk Av
Madison, WI
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears,Depression,Dissociative Disorders,OCD,Personality Disorders,Relationship Issues,Thinking Disorders,Trauma and PTSD
Gender
Female
Education
I received my doctoral degree from Boston University in 1977 in clinical psychology. I have over 30 years of clinical and research experience and am a training faculty member at UW Madison Medical School.
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Catherine Treece, Ph.D.

Denise C. Williamson, MA, LMFT
608 255-9330, ext. 10
1619 Monroe Street
Madison, WI
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears,Depression,Divorce,Infertility or Adoption,Loss or Grief,Parenting,Relationship Issues,Spirituality,Trauma and PTSD
Gender
Female
Education
Denise Williamson has a Master of Arts in Psychology from Phillips Graduate Institute located in So. California. She also has a degree in Art Therapy from a neuroscience prospective. Her Bachelors degree is from The University of CA. Santa Barbara
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Denise C. Williamson, MA, LMFT

Sue Gill, PhD, Licensed Psychologist
(608) 250-2492
6314 Odana Rd, #E
Madison, WI
Specialties
ADHD,Anxiety or Fears,Depression,Dissociative Disorders,Gay Lesbian Issues,Loss or Grief,OCD,Relationship Issues,Spirituality,Trauma and PTSD
Insurance
Yes
Membership Organizations
Susanne M. Gill, PhD, LLC

Debra Millman
(608) 223-1502
Madison, WI
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Holly D Jorgenson
(608) 520-0955 x719
900 John Nolen Drive, Suite 100
Madison, WI
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Divorce, Parenting
Qualification
School: Whitewater
Year of Graduation: 1982
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: African-American, Asian
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Alliance

Wendy Abel
Madison, WI
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Ms. Denise C Williamson
(608) 247-5118 x10
Integral Psychology Center1619 Monroe Street
Madison, WI
Specialties
Anxiety or Fears, Relationship Issues, Divorce
Qualification
School: Phillips Graduate
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 6 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$120 - $130
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Bryce M Mitchell
(608) 274-5888
Madison, WI
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery
Certifications
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor

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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

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Both state law and the state's constitution appear to ban the recognition of same-sex marriages.