Dr. Colleen Long, Psy.D.
|Professions: Mental Health Counseling, Psychology, Psychotherapy|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: Clinical Health Psychologist - 10295|
|Secondary Credential: Psychologist - 23911|
Billing and Insurance
I am an in-network provider for:
Fees: $250 clinical intake couples/ $250 couples/ $225 individual intake/ $200 individual therapy
If you have BCBS please let me know at the time of booking so I can verify your benefits and copay
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I work with individuals and couples struggling with relationships or substance abuse (or both). I also run online esupport groups for those wanting to recover from substance abuse (through a modern cbt approach) and I also offer another group for womens issues. If you would like more information or to be added to the list for the next session please contact me.
I believe that it is our core need for self growth that trumps all other drives, and that many of the issues we encounter from day to day, are symptomatic of our psychological growth being stunted. My therapy approach collaboratively confronts the individual or couple to make apparent the unspoken dynamics many therapies often collude with. My office is not a safe space, in that clients may feel unsettled at times in order to promote more rapid growth, change, and transformation.
I use the tenets from positive psychology to identify and detect the strengths of each person, and then help them to apply these to their life to increase their sense of well-being as well as their sense of self. I believe that it is not someone else's job to "complete us," but our job to complete ourselves. Moreover- we can't become someone's other half, if we are ourselves are not yet whole.
In addition to the couples work I do- I see quite a bit of young adults (and even older adults) struggling with the generational gaps today's technology provides. I see people who feel isolated in a world of over-communication. I see people who feel they have no friends but have over 1000 on facebook. I also tend to work with a lot of new moms who often feel stressed, sad, isolated and overwhelmed. My work provides clients with solid tools to establish a core sense of self, so that they may navigate the world from their own steer.
Lastly, I also provide psychological testing for diagnostic clarification, bariatric and gastric bypass and sleeve patients, egg donor and surrogate screening, as well as ADHD and academic testing.
Email or Call Dr. Colleen Long, Psy.D. at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 10643
More Info About My Practice
Insurance panels accepted: Blue Cross Blue Shield
Couples Sessions $250/hour
Individual Intake $225 (50-60 minutes)
Individual 1:1 session $200 (45 minutes)
Payment is due at time of service (cash, visa/mc, check) and you will be provided with a super bill to submit to your insurance for reimbursement. If you have BCBS- please let me know at the time of booking so I can verify your benefits and usually you will only be required to pay a co-pay.
My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy
The purpose of engaging in psychotherapy is for self-growth. Without self-awareness, we often fumble from one life event to the next, never really acknowledging our own personal responsibility for our unhappiness. It is through this deep understanding of ourselves, that we can better relate to others, and have a more fulfilling work, family, and love life.
Until we can learn to see the deepest, darkest parts in ourselves, we prevent ourselves from the best in us. We have to clean out the sediments from the wound, to prevent the infection. In other words- until we understand our selves and why we tick the way we do- we will continually be symptomatic. Instead of putting a band-aid on it by buying more, drinking more, drugging more- we have to become comfortable with the uncomfortable process of self-discovery and growth.
Theoretical Influences that Guide My Work
David Schnarch has been a paramount guiding force in my training. His work identifies the need for each person to be able to stand on their own two feet, and I believe this is the missing piece in couples' (and individual issues) 99% of the time.
Services I Provide
- Clinical Supervision
- Family Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
- Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
- Psychological Evaluation
Ages I Work With
Groups I Work With
Marital/Couples Counseling, substance abuse issues, sexual desire/intimacy issues, Young adult quarter life crises, overeating/weight loss counseling, pre-surgery psych evaluations (bariatric, egg donor, surrogate, spinal cord stim implant), forensic evaluations, academic and adhd testing and evaluations. Bariatric psychological testing.
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