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.

Conversations with Safe Harbour Therapy
62 – Navigating Covid On Your Own Terms with Julie Long
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How I can help.

Life happens…and our body is inherently capable of processing those hurtful situations so we can protect ourselves.

Yet when life is too overwhelming to cope, our brain gets behind in its paperwork and our body may act in “seemingly” helpful ways to protect itself: by over responding or under responding in order to survive. TCTSY practices help us to reconnect with our body so we can stay present when we revisit those past events. EMDR engages our innate systems so that we can complete the processing of those old memories that are keeping us stuck in the past so we can live our life – in the present.

My story.

Adverse life events (traumas) have knocked me down and there have been times I could not get back up, without help.

In 2009, 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 me move through those traumas so that I could live in the present moment, not in the past. Then in 2014, I discovered my love of yoga and read about how it helps those struggling with complex PTSD in Bessel van der Kolk’s book, The Body Keeps the Score. I was hooked and completed the 40-hour TCTSY training and enrolled in their 300-hour certification program. With EMDR and TCTSY, my hope is to help clients learn to befriend their body and move on from the grips of the past and embrace the here and now with agency, compassion and joy.

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. As a highly sensitive person, some of my favourite hobbies are spent by myself reading in my comfy chair, writing, running outdoors, training, doing restorative yoga, or meditating. Yet connecting in a meaningful way with loved ones is essential for me too, whether it’s being inspired by the joy of my nieces and nephews, laughing out loud with my husband, or just being with my 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
  • Emotional Focused
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness Based
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Solution Focused
  • Somatic
  • Strength Based
  • Trauma Focused
  • Trauma Sensitive Yoga

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
EMDRIA approved Consultant-in-Training2020
200 hour Yoga Teacher-in-Training2020
300 hour TCTSY Certification Candidate2021

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.

62 – Navigating Covid On Your Own Terms with Julie Long

written by Julie Long on 30/10/20

Who are you? How do you respond to the world? We are constantly learning how to answer this question as our lives unfold – especially during adverse life experiences like a pandemic. I think understanding who we are can help us navigate these situations with a greater sense of compassion: for ourselves and for those around us. […]

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44 – Honouring and Setting Boundaries with Julie Long

written by Julie Long on 19/06/20

“A Boundary is a Limit that Protects Integrity.” Anne Katherine Covid 19 has shifted our lives in many different ways. These shifts have challenged us to adapt to new ways of moving through the world. Whether it’s working from home alongside your children, partner, and furry family members or maybe it’s working with different technology […]

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Episode 36 – Cultivating Calm during COVID-19 with Julie Long

written by Julie Long on 16/04/20

Our world is in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s challenging all of us and it’s bringing up many feelings some of which may include: fear, despair, loneliness, introspection, connection, and joy. Despite each of our unique situations, we’re all responding in different ways. Some people are on the front lines making sure we […]

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