I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 13 years of experience in the social work field. I have over 6 years of experience providing counseling and mental health services. I have extensive knowledge working with individuals who have experienced some type of trauma or mental health crisis; specifically, individuals who have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, and anger issues. I enjoy working with a diverse clientele; I enjoy helping people in general navigate through life challenges.
My theoretical orientation in therapy is Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Solution Focused Therapy. My counseling style is very laid back; I launch from a strength perspective; always exploring the strengths of the individual.
I believe in work life balance. Some of my self-care activities include tennis, exercise, travel, prayer, music, and spending time with family & friends.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Anger management
- Self esteem
I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes, ADHD
LCSW #6501 (Expires: 2019-10-31)
LCSW #C9310 (Expires: 2020-04-30)
VaKendall has been great.
VaKendall has been awesome to work with! I was super nervous to start this process but he really helped me work through that so that we could have successful and effective sessions. He’s offered a variety of tools to use to combat anxiety and made me think of anxiety in a way that I hadn’t before. He’s an awesome counselor!
He was very patient and helpful the skills he gave was amazing and they worked... He is really a blessing.
VaKendall is very patient as I sort through my thoughts answering his questions. He is very skilled in reframing thoughts and situations as well as questioning you in a way to help you think more deeply about a situation. A counseling session with him is like talking with a friend who won't judge you or tell any of your secrets. I highly recommend him.
VaKendall is patient and truly listens to what you have to say before giving advice and insight.
VaKendall Long is a great counselor. He is very intuitive and helps you to see things that you may not see yourself. He always shows up on time for the phone sessions and responds to my messages.