Samina long, ma, MS, LPC
licensed professional counselor
Samina is a Licensed Professional Counselor and former Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. She has utilized her license in many settings, including private practice, inpatient hospitalization, and outpatient treatment. She has two master’s degrees: a Master of Science in Applied Psychology and a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, and is currently pursuing her doctorate in clinical psychology.
Samina began her career working in a behavioral health psychiatric hospital, and later worked in the outpatient sector. She has experience with: coordinating community support services; providing psychosocial rehabilitation, life skills training, and psychoeducation; and as an advocate for individuals by acting as their liaison. Currently, Samina provides professional counseling services to adolescents and adults, as well as parents, families, and couples, to resolve personal, psychological, behavioral, and social problems. She promotes personal growth, self-esteem, positive character, and healthy living.
Samina utilizes a psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) approach. She also utilizes: a Mindfulness Meditation approach to anxiety and depression; John Gottman's methods in couples' therapy; and the World Professional Association for Transgender Health’s Standards of Care when working with transsexual, transgender, and gender nonconforming individuals, as well as with the LGBTQ community.