Katherine Longley

(MA, LMHC)

About Me

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida and have been working with a variety of client issues for over 7 years. My experience includes treating depression, stress and anxiety, relationship problems, addiction problems, eating disorder behaviors, and body image issues.

I take a holistic view of problems in our lives and work with you as the expert of your own experience. I believe compassion, understanding, and the therapeutic relationship are valuable as the framework within which change will occur. I use a combination of approaches that will be catered to your individual needs, including cognitive-behavioral strategies, acceptance and commitment principles, mindfulness exercises, existential theory, a psychodynamic understanding of the development of problems, and other approaches that may be most useful.

Asking for help is difficult. Taking that first step to do so is courageous and strong.
"Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity, and change" - Brene Brown
I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship
  • Depression

I also have experience in LGBT, Family, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related, Eating, Sleeping, Parenting, Anger, Self esteem, Career, Bipolar

Years of Experience: 6

Licensing

LMHC #MH13718 (Expires: 2019-03-31)


Reviews

Written by C.E. on Dec 01, 2017 after counseling with Katherine for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, and career

She's very understanding, and even though I've not been with her long, I feel she has helped me just by having a person to discuss difficult things with.

Written by C.H. on Oct 02, 2017 after counseling with Katherine for 2 months depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, intimacy-related, eating, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and bipolar

She asks all the right questions. I know the power to overcome is inside of me, and she just brings it right out. Thank you! Very comforting and thorough.

Written by N.I. on Aug 04, 2017 after counseling with Katherine for 2 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, eating, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and career

I've had a few therapy sessions with Katherine after a long time of trying to find the right therapist- I found the one I was needing in my life to guide me. When you think of an exceptional therapists attributes- Katherine has them all. She's patient, funny, friendly and most importantly she offered me ideas and her approach has been very unique in aspects of how to approach difficulties. Whenever I have a session with her- I feel empowered and ready to take on what life will throw at me. I also love that she's open minded and allows me to show emotions. I'd recommend her highly to anyone who is in need of guidance. In fact i speak so highly of her that my own family is willing to try her out. I love you Katherine- thank you so far for showing me so much.

Written by J.E. on Jun 20, 2017 after counseling with Katherine for 5 months depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship

I am thankful to be working with Katherine. She is professional and patient. She has put up with a lot of wild emotion from me, but she always remains calm and focused. She is a keen listener, and is able to pluck issues out of my remarks that need focus. We have been working together for quite some time, but she has patiently hung in and we are now identifying the problems that need solving.

Written by S.E on Jan 22, 2017 after counseling with Katherine for 2 days depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, and career

Doctor Longley,

Thank you so much for the help you have provided, with the counseling I received I managed to change my life around, I know see things in a very different light, and I have found a new enjoyment out of life that I had been missing for a very long time. I can't thank you enough :)

Written by D.A on Nov 23, 2016 after counseling with Katherine for 4 weeks relationship, grief, intimacy-related, and career

Katherine has been nothing short of amazing to talk to, and has helped me sort through some rather unusual life challenges. Hope you get her!

Written by T.O on Nov 10, 2016 after counseling with Katherine for 4 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, family, intimacy-related, and self esteem

I was nervous to start using BetterHelp because I didn't know what to expect, but as soon as I was matched with Katherine all of my fears went away. She is very friendly and made me feel comfortable immediately. I can talk to her about whatever is on my mind and I can tell from her responses that she pays attention to every detail.

Written by J.E on Oct 04, 2016 after counseling with Katherine for 3 weeks depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, and self esteem

I enjoy my sessions with Katherine! She helps me look at situations in a different perspective. Now the way I think about issues have changed and I feel I'm becoming a better and a happier person.

Written by L.Y on Aug 20, 2016 after counseling with Katherine for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Katherine always takes her time and replies in a prompt manner. I feel like she always read what I said and formulates a well-thought reply.

Written by E.R on Jul 28, 2016 after counseling with Katherine for 3 weeks stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, and anger

Dr. Longley has been phenomenal in her advice to me. I have no complaints and I will continue to consult with her on my issues.

Written by I.S on Jul 19, 2016 after counseling with Katherine for 1 month depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, eating, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, anger, and bipolar

Katherine saved my relationship and gave me the tools to be happy and confident again. When she responds I can tell that she really takes some time to read my messages carefully. This makes me feel important and cared for. I keep telling everyone that I have the best therapist!