Kathy Long, MA, LMHC

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I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor with experience in counseling, education and behavior modification.  I received my BA in Psychology and MA in Mental Health Counseling at the University of South Florida.  I have additional training in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, counseling with the Military and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.  

My counseling experience started in the 1980's as a lay counselor for a crisis hotline which encouraged me on my professional path.  Working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families in outpatient and residential agencies  has given me a good basis of experience for my private practice.

I believe everyone is capable of change and growth if they truly desire it and I enjoy working with people to empower them to reach their personal goals.  My view is, we are products of our experiences and thoughts, so I believe my own life challenges have given me insight on how to heal from marital problems, dysfunctional families, and many other situations.  I have been on both sides of the counseling relationship, so I know the hard work it takes to heal from emotional wounds. 

I love variety and appreciate the differences in my clients.  Different personalities have different needs and I work with those I serve to develop a plan that best suits them.  I combine many evidence-based approaches and cutting edge techniques  to enable my clients to become the person they are designed to be.  As a Christian, I offer Biblical advice if desired, but do not push my faith on anyone.  I do not judge anyone, but meet them where they are and encourage them to see themselves as separate from their behaviors.

I am the eternal optimist and I see my glass as 1/10 full!  I believe that there is always hope for healing as long as we are alive and it is never too early or to late to improve our lives.   

Kathy Long Reaches

Tampa FL