Dr. Amanda Long
Dr. Amanda Long graduated with her doctorate in Counseling Psychology. The principles of Grounded Wellness such as strength, humility, and self-care, reflect the values that are most important to her work with clients. She is determined to help individuals access their own strengths and internal resources to live a fulfilling and authentic life. She offers individual, couples, and group therapy and co-leads psychoeducational workshops.
Dr. Long is a passionate advocate for self-care and self-compassion. She believes in breaking down the stigma of mental illness, especially among People of Color. Recently, she was featured in an article discussing just that: "Millennial Minority Mental Health With Dr. Amanda Long." Check it it our here:
Dr. Long is currently not accepting new patients for individual or couples therapy.
My Approach to Therapy
Dr. Long believes in the power of good relationships. She's ready to provide a safe space for adults who are both motivated and willing to embark on a journey of self-discovery, where we explore the past, acknowledge the present, and prepare for a brighter future. Areas of expertise include trauma, depression, women’s issues, race and gender-related stress, body image issues, anxiety, bipolar disorder and relationship concerns.
With Dr. Long, therapy is a collaborative process. You are the expert on your life and are already equipped with the necessary tools to facilitate healing. Dr. Long helps you learn how to access those tools to achieve emotional well-being and become a better version of YOU! Her motto is “the only way out is through...” and she will be with you every step of the way.
B.S. in Psychology (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
M.A. in Community Counseling (Loyola University Chicago)
Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology (University of Houston)
Arbona, C., Pao, C., Long, A. M., & Olvera, N. (2017). Perceived stress in Black and Latino firefighters: Associations with risk and protective factors. Ethnicity & Disease, 27, 421- 428.
Coleman, M. N., Butler, E., Long, A. M., & Fisher, F. (2016). In and out of love with hip-hop: Saliency of sexual scripts for young adult African American women in hip-hop and Black-oriented television. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 18, 1165-1179.
Long, A. M. (2017). #NoFilter: Social networking sites and body dissatisfaction. The Newsletter of the Section for the Advancement of Women, Fall. http://www.div17.org/wp-content/uploads/WomanView-Fall-2017.pdf