California State University, Northridge Certificate in LGBTQ+ Health

Merger Fears

A young man came to marriage counseling and reported that he had two panic attacks in his life. One occurred years ago, and the other happened on his way to our session. He knew he needed to more effectively merge with his wife, but he did not know how that was possible; and moreover, he feared...

Saying Thanks to Those Who Have Served

The weather report was that the temperature would be in the mid-80s, but on the golf course it seemed as if it had reached about 90 degrees, with high humidity. It turned out to be the hottest day of the year; which further explained why it was a challenge to walk the 9 holes on this hilly course....

An Experienced Social Worker’s First Natural Disaster

The call went out, “Are you ready to roll?” This was the question that my director at the Nassau County Office of Mental Health, Chemical Dependency and Developmental Disabilities Services (the Office) asked me the day before Hurricane Sandy hit Nassau County as we prepared to make our rounds...