My name is Emily Long, MA, NCC, LPC Intern under the supervision of Terri Gonzales, PhD.
Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in Dallas, TX
Supervised by Terri Gonzales, PhD
I offer space to explore anxiety whether in a play or talk therapy setting. In play therapy, I create a safe environment where children can identify the causes of anxiety in their lives and feel encouraged to challenge themselves to face their fears. Similarly, in talk therapy I work with teens and adults to identify both the causes of anxiety and the way anxiety manifests in their lives so that we may collaboratively work on coping skills and a self-care plan that works for them.
I specialize in Child Parent Relationship Training to help parents learn to connect with their children, build self-esteem, learn to understand and respond to misbehavior (instead of simply reacting), and increase both emotional intelligence and self-control. CPRT is a highly researched parenting training program and can be provided in either a group or one-on-one setting.
I help clients with sensitive temperaments cope with living in a less-than-sensitive world. Signs that your or child might be a highly sensitive person include: -Easily overwhelmed by busy or noisy environments -Significantly bothered by physical discomforts such as scratchy clothing or temperature -Slow to warm up to new people and situations -Tendency to be a perfectionist -Difficulty making decisions -Processing emotions and experiences deeply