Christina D. Long, M.A., R.P.

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About Christina Long

Welcome and thank you for checking out TeamBuild Innovations Counselling Services! 
I am a mental health practitioner dedicated to providing compassionate and confidential support to help people move toward personal growth and develop strategies to improve their quality of life.

 Qualifications and Experience
I am a member in good standing of the Ontario College of Registered Psychotherapists with a Master's Degree in Counselling Psychology, and over 18 years combined experience providing support group, individual, couple/marriage counselling to people from different backgrounds. 

My practice experience is augmented by 44 years of marriage and parenting experience as well as other training including:

  • Grief Recovery
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • McMaster Approach to Couple and Family Therapy
  • Prepare and Enrich curriculum for premarital and marital couples
  • Crisis Intervention and Risk Management 
  • Cultural Sensitivity Training
  • Counselling the Sexually Abused Training
  • Survivors of Abuse Group Leadership Training

Areas of Practice
I work with a broad range of mental health related struggles such as:
  • Grief and Loss
  • Depression
  • Anxiety and worry
  • Panic attacks
  • Chronic illness and pain
  • Relationship issues
  • Work and job-related stress
  • Domestic violence
  • Surviving childhood trauma and abuse
  • Life transitions
  • Couple/marital dissatisfaction and distress
  • Premarital counselling
  • Separation, divorce, new relationships
  • Parenting

Philosophy and Approach to Counselling

I am committed to treating clients as unique individuals and to help them resolve their personal struggles, while listening non-judgmentally and showing unconditional acceptance and compassion.  I believe in building a healthy therapeutic relationship with clients that will allow them to choose the direction of counselling and explore their struggles, in a safe setting.  My approach to counselling emphasizes that people possess the resources needed to grow in self-knowledge and overcome the obstacles and challenges that stand in the way of personal growth and healing.  In addition, I strive to work collaboratively with clients to help them develop personal goals for counselling that will assist them to achieve greater wholeness and well-being (emotionally, spiritually, relationally, mentally, and physically).

During my education and training to become a psychotherapist, I was exposed to a variety of counselling methods that offer different ways of understanding how people's struggles develop, and how to help them find strategies to manage and improve the quality of their lives.  My approach to therapy draws on family systems, psychodynamic, and cognitive behavioural counselling methods, and allows me to tailor therapy to fit the individualized needs of clients.

It takes a great deal of courage to reach out and ask for help when the challenges of daily life are too hard to manage alone.  Personal healing comes when we are willing to examine the feelings, thoughts/beliefs, and behaviours that contribute to our pain and suffering, and explore new ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving that lead greater peace and happiness in relation to one self, others, the world and God.

Call and make an appointment today!  You can reach me at (807) 621-7877
Christina D. Long, R.P., M.A.
TeamBuild Innovations Counselling Services

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Thunder Bay ON