Vanessa Longnecker, LMFT 83781, Marriage & Family Therapy in Long Beach, California, 90803

Vanessa Longnecker, LMFT 83781

Vanessa Longnecker, LMFT 83781

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT - 83781
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: Free 15-minute phone consultation
$120-$140 per 50 minute session
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


6621 E. Pacific Coast Highway
Long Beach, California 90803

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My Approach to Helping

I am passionate about helping people identify ways that trauma and attachment wounds impact current relationships. My hope is to help others move toward healing and wholeness as they discover more about themselves and how they have been shaped. I enjoy helping others address the important role that ethnic and religious culture play in shaping our perspectives, relationships, and experiences.

More Info About My Practice

I value family support and early intervention with childhood mental health issues. I have worked with children in the foster care system and under-served families with DCFS involvement. I am trained in 0-5 Dyadic Therapy as well as in interventions to support parents' attachment to their child. I am also trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

At what point do we decide we have learned all there is to know?
I value ongoing learning and growth. In my experience, seeking out therapy is not a sign of weakness or failure, rather it is a sign of valuing growth and investing in yourself. It takes great courage to be vulnerable. There is always more that we can learn about ourselves, how we cope, and how we can heal and thrive in our relationships with ourselves and others.

Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance

As social creatures, we learn about ourselves, others, and the world around us by being in a relationship. I value creating a safe and strong therapeutic relationship with my clients where they can then see themselves clearer and discover what they need to grow. I believe there is no effective intervention without a relationship and I consider it an honor to walk with people through specific seasons of life.

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English
  • Spanish

Groups I Work With

    Families with DCFS involvement, foster children and caregivers, 0-5

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Bullying
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Identity Issues
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Parenting
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • School issues
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Play Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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