Julie Long

Founder and Counsellor (MEd., CCC)

Is your anxiety and depression preventing you from living your life? Have you lost the sense of who you are and where you’re going? Is there a toxic relationship in your life sucking the energy out of you?

Sometimes we know exactly what we need to change but we feel stuck and can’t do it. But there is a way… Seeing a therapist enables you to feel safe, understood, and hopeful that you can move forward in your life.

How I can help.

Life happens and it isn’t always pleasant.

Our brain is supposed to compute those hurtful situations so we can protect ourselves the next time. Sometimes though our brain gets behind in its paperwork and the next thing you know, you’re acting in a way that doesn’t make sense for the situation you’re in. EMDR completes the processing of those old stuck memories so you can use current information to live your life – in the present.

My story.

Just like others, my life has been quite messy.

Adverse life events (traumas) have knocked me down and there have been times I could not get back up, without help. I remember seeing a therapist who helped me feel that there wasn’t something wrong with me… Something wrong happened to me. We used EMDR to help my body move through that trauma so that I could live in the present moment, not in the past. It was liberating! I would love the opportunity to help you do the same…

Life outside the office.

Mental Health advocacy is a passion of mine, in addition to learning how to live our best lives. I love walking my dog and enjoying the sunshine and trees. Running and hot yoga are my favourite hobbies! As well as reading a great book and laughing out loud with my husband, family and friends.

Specialties.

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma/PTSD

Areas I can assist with.

  • Addiction
  • Anger
  • Chronic Illness
  • Divorce
  • Grief
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Focusing difficulties
  • Intuition
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Self Esteem/Identity
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Women’s Issues

Therapies offered.

  • Attachment
  • Coaching
  • CBT
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Emotional Focused
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness Based
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Solution Focused
  • Somatic
  • Strength Based
  • Trauma Focused

Finances.

ClienteleAdults
Average Cost per session$150/hour plus GST
Sliding scaleNo
Free 20 minute consultation? (in person or telephone)Yes
Methods of payment acceptedcash, etransfer, debit, credit
Accepts coverage?Please contact your provider. I do not direct bill.
Accepted Insurance PlansDesjardins, Greenshield, Olympic, Healthcare Spending Account
Liability Insurance provider and expiration dateBMS Insurance EXP. January 2020

Qualifications.

Years in Practice12
SchoolUniversity of Manitoba (Masters in Educational Psychology)
Year Graduated2011

Additional Credentials.

MemberSince
Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) #62422012
EMDR Canada member2015
EMDRIA certification2019

Contact Information.

Client Forms.

Registration download
Informed Consent download
Client EMDR Logbook download

In the media.

Who’s Who Women in Business Magazine 2019Click Here

Here to Help.

The Body Keeps the Score

written by Julie Long on 30/09/19

Years ago I read the book, The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk, a psychiatrist and leading trauma researcher for over 30 years. His book and the Trauma centre he founded in Massachusetts helped me modify the idea of Safe Harbour Therapy into what it is now. A Superstore for Trauma that […]

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May is for me!

written by Julie Long on 03/05/19

Have you heard? May is the month that promotes mental health awareness in Canada. I think there are many assumptions about what mental health is but to me it’s a reflection of our overall well-being. Well-being, in my opinion, is found when we are in balance: physically, emotionally, socially, spiritually, occupationally, environmentally, and intellectually – […]

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