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Gay Parenting Torrington CT

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.

Mrs. Elisa Wilson
(203) 347-5271
51 Depot Street Suite 209
Watertown, CT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Connecticut
9 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Psychoses/Major Mental Illness, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Trauma/PTSD, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Mrs. Stacie Cull
(860) 693-0360
101 River Rd.
Collinsville, CT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Connecticut
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Audrey Bennett
Audrey Bennett
(860) 819-8570
100 West Main Street
Plainville, CT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW, LADC
Licensed in Connecticut
13 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Forensic, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Stress, Trauma/
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Ms. Evelyn Benoit
(860) 212-0289
998 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT
Credentials
Credentials: MA, LMFT
Licensed in Connecticut
33 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Couple or Marital Issues, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Spiritual/Religious Concerns, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Catharine Branch
(860) 626-1112
Torrington, CT
Practice Areas
Couples & Family, Rehabilitation, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mrs. Jamel Bonello
Private Practice
(860) 480-0085
601 Bantam Road Route 202
Bantam, CT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Connecticut
25 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Gender Identity, Life
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), AIDS/HIV+, Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Transgendered, Step Families, Interracial Families/Couples, Biracial, Grandparents, College Students
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Mr. Chuck Harpin
Connecticut Consultants Associaltes LLC
(860) 674-9102
10 Pheasant Hill Rd.
Farmington., CT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Connecticut
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Behavioral Problems, Family Dysfunction, Parenting Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12)

Data Provided By:
Dr. Randy Carrin
Randy Carrin, Psy.D.
(203) 757-8766
60 Westwood Avenue, Suite 310
Waterbury, CT
Credentials
Credentials: Psy.D
Licensed in Connecticut
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Adoption/Foster Care, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Pare
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Disabled, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Biracial, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided By:
Mr. Nelson Bayron
(860) 621-8093
790 South Main Street
Plantsville, CT
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Connecticut
26 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Education/Personal Development, Anger Management
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Interracial Families/Couples
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

Data Provided By:
Regina T Wayne
(860) 527-5100
Winsted, CT
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Data Provided By:

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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CT Legal Definitions of Marriage

Court Ruling

The state's supreme court ruled in October 2008 in favor of a constitutional right to marriage for gay and lesbian couples; the state started issues marriage licenses to same-sex couples in November 2008.