Katie Long (She/Her/Hers)

Accepting Clients

Individual Gender Affirming Therapy - Developing Self-Compassion & Deconstructing Shame - Telehealth Sessions Anywhere in OH

Licensed Professional Counselor in Cincinnati, OH
Supervised by Becky Strayer, LPCC-S

About My Clients

I help clients who are experiencing gender dysphoria, anxiety, self-criticism and shame, who are wanting to challenge their inner critic and show compassion toward every part of themselves. I love helping clients deconstruct shame and develop shame resilience in order to build empathy and compassion for themselves.

My Approach to Helping

My experience includes working with diverse populations, including specializing in working with transgender and gender diverse clients for over five years. As a gender affirming therapist, I've witnessed the pain that shame causes, as well as the healing power of strengthening self-compassion and developing shame resilience. There are many different reasons we experience feelings of shame, but shame almost always leads to feelings of worthlessness, low self-esteem, fear of vulnerability, depression, anxiety, and countless other difficult emotions. If any of these resonated with you, you are not alone. Shame says you are, "not __ enough," or that you are "too __". Utilizing parts work, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, mindfulness and self-compassion techniques, we will explore the origins and triggers for your shame and help you to strengthen your self-compassionate narratives. We will build your feelings of worth, authenticity and self-empowerment to live with empathy and courage.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am committed to an anti-oppressive lens in my work as a psychotherapist. Deconstructing shame, building self-compassion and promoting self-empowerment are not possible without recognizing and dismantling the systems that oftentimes create and perpetuate these narratives. As someone who is neurodivergent, strengthening self-compassion and deconstructing shame narratives and the systems that perpetuate them are concepts that I am passionate about and am honored to help others in. I believe therapy is a collaborative process, and I strive to create and uphold a space where each client feels safe to share their thoughts and feelings about the therapeutic process. If you are looking for an open-minded, compassionate therapist who sees and respects all aspects of your identity and growth journey, I would be honored to work together.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 7 years of practice
  • Rate: $120 - 130/session

Reach out to Katie