Emily Long

Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

IMH 16770

“Wasting suffering means that I miss an opportunity to grow in honesty, courage, and humility. It’s not easy to change from coping to reckoning; coping feels comfortable, like an old pair of favorite shoes we’re used to wearing. It’s no wonder that it takes effort and resolve to “break in” new reckoning process.”
–Deborah Grassman

Hi, my name is Emily Long. I am a graduate of Palm Beach Atlantic University, with my Master’s degree in Counselor Education. I received my undergraduate degree in psychology from Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. Through my own experience, I understand that simply entertaining the idea of counseling requires tremendous courage. My goal as your counselor is to be a source of safety, acceptance, and compassion that will encourage you to encounter your challenges through honest self-reflection and to experience a deeper connection with yourself and others. I hope to be a channel through which you can experience the growth and change you desire.

I also hold a Master of Arts degree in thanatology—the psychology surrounding end-of-life issues, grief and bereavement—from Hood College. Working through several terminal illness diagnoses with family members is what influenced me to pursue an education in this field. I have spent the past several years observing palliative medicine physicians and volunteering with a number of organizations that provide grief support to families are working through the loss of a loved one. I do not feel that grief follows a strict outline, or that there is a picture of the way it SHOULD be done; I would consider it a privilege to journey alongside you as you consider what life after loss might look like and ways in which you can honor the person you want to become.

Outside of my love for counseling, I am married with a 10-year-old son. We love boating, fishing, and anything outdoors. Being a parent has taught me a great deal about the gift of presence, the importance of making mistakes, and how cool it is to show our children how much they are loved, even when they mess up.

It would be an honor for me to share some time with you – to be curious about life, its challenges, its heartaches, and its many successes. I look forward to walking beside you on this journey.

Who Should Call Emily?
Emily has experience working with children, teens, families, and adults dealing with a variety of challenges. She will gladly meet with anyone that is open to the work it takes to gain a deeper understanding of themselves; it can sometimes be hard but always rewarding to invest in your personal growth!

We look forward to connecting with you!