About My Qualifications, Experience, and Areas of Practice
Welcome and thank you for checking out the counselling services offered at C.D. Long Psychotherapy Services! I am a Registered Psychotherapist in good standing with the CRPO, and I am dedicated to providing confidential and compassionate care to individuals and couples. I have a master's degree in Counselling
Psychology from Yorkville University and over 35 years combined experience providing support group,
individual, and couple/marriage therapy to people from diverse backgrounds. My education and clinical practice is augmented by over 50 years of
marriage, parenting, and life experience. My areas of practice include:
- Grief and Loss
- Anxiety and worry
- Panic attacks
- Chronic illness and pain
- Work and job-related stress and burnout
- Domestic violence
- Surviving childhood emotional neglect and trauma
- Life transitions
- Relationship issues
- Family of Origin issues
- Couple/marital dissatisfaction and distress
- Premarital counselling
- Separation, divorce, new relationships
Philosophy and Approach to Counselling
I am dedicated to treating clients as unique individuals and to help them resolve their personal struggles. My approach emphasizes
that people can learn the skills and strategies needed to grow and overcome
the obstacles and challenges that stand in the way of healing and greater life satisfaction.
My method to counselling draws on family systems, experiential, and cognitive and behavioural therapy models. In addition I have completed training in Gottman Couple Therapy Level 2, Grief Recovery, Relational Life Therapy Level 3, and Prepare & Enrich for premarital/marital couples.
It takes courage to reach out and ask
for help when the challenges of daily life are too hard to manage alone. Healing and change comes when we are willing to
examine the feelings, thoughts and beliefs, behaviours and attitudes that contribute to our pain, and explore new ways of perceiving, thinking, feeling, and behaving that will lead to greater peace and satisfaction in our relationships with others and our selves.
appointment today! You can contact me by email firstname.lastname@example.org (preferable) for more information or by phone at (807) 621-7877.
Long, R.P., M.A.C.P.
C.D. Long Psychotherapy & Counselling Services
Christina D. Long ReachesThunder Bay ON