Laura Long, LMFT-IT
I began my career by working as a direct service provider for three years, practicing applied behavior analysis play therapy with children on the autism spectrum. I hold a Bachelor of Science in psychology with a concentration in clinical counseling, and a Master of Science in marriage and family therapy - both from Edgewood College. I am also a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
I work collaboratively with my clients, and approach therapy from a systemic perspective. "Systems theory is concerned with the web of connections between persons and world, self and others. Systemic therapy tackles problems arising not within the individual as such, but rather within their wider life: their family and friends, work, and in the social (cultural, political, economic) context."*
I identify as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, and have experience working with people of many different gender identities and sexual orientations. I strive to offer a safe space for people of all demographics.
*Finlay, L. (2016). Chapter 15 Systemic Theory and Therapy. In Relational integrative psychotherapy: Engaging process and theory in practice (pp. 212-225). Chichester, West Sussex: John Wiley & Sons. doi:10.1002/9781119141518