Bergen Community College Counselors

Center for Student Success [Academic & Transfer Counselors], Rm. A-118 Professor Linda Seidman {Academic Counselor, OSS (Disability Office) Counselor, LGBTQ+ Liaison} Health Services: HS 100 [Personal Counselors]

LGBTQ+ Community Resources and Referrals

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LGBTQ+ Resources

Resources for LGBTQ+ Health Care and more…

LGBTQ+ Mental Health Resources

  • COPE Center: – Dr. Catherin Roland, LPC:  973-943-1273  [51 Upper Montclair Plaza, Upper Montclair, NJ]. *Catherine Roland is also a professor at Montclair State; – Clinical Director, Rose Maire (, MA, LCADC, CCS and Sue Seidenfeld, MS, LCADC, CCS; – Sue Seidenfeld (, Executive Director of COPE Counseling Center at 104 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ.
  • HMI Institute (Henry Martin Institute – in Newark, NJ.
  • LifeWorks Counseling LLC ( : – Gina Unger, LCSW (Nutley, NJ) takes insurance.  Holistic and focus on spirituality if client desires.
  • Center for Identity Development (CID): – Director: James Mahon, LCSW, 31 Trinity Place, Montclair, NJ, Phone:973-744-6386; – Dr. Rosemarie Kopacsi: 973-509-0574:  460 Bloomfield Ave., Suite 209, Montclair, NJ; – Debbie Frank, LCSW: 973-744-1600:  33 Plmouth St., Suite 208 Montclair, NJ.
  • West Bergen Mental Healthcare/Rainbow Resource Group
  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – New Jersey
  • The Summit Wellness Group 
    • Over 50 mental health and substance use resources for the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) community that includes a section for LGBTQ+.
  • Detox Local 
    • An extensive list of mental health and substance use resources specifically for the AAPI (American Asian and Pacific Islander) community that includes a section for LGBTQ+.
  • Live Another Day 
    • A dual diagnosis guide written specifically for LGBTQ+ people that helps to address the complex issues surrounding mental illness and substance abuse.
  • American Addiction Center 
    • Discusses why so many LGBTQ individuals abuse drugs and gives a list of helpful resources (link)
    • Provides statistics on LGBTQ populations & addiction, where to find an LGBTQ-friendly rehab center and a substance abuse self-assessment (link)
    • Gives information on what LGBTQIAPK means, substance abuse & addiction statistics and LGBTQIAPK addiction treatment (link)
    • The American Addiction Center also hosts free virtual support and online addiction meetings that many LGBTQ individuals use to help support their recovery.
  • Online Therapy Resources –